A recently released report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has demonstrated the rise in vaping, with over 9 million adults in the U.S. using vaping devices on a regular basis. Cannabis consumers make up a large portion of these people. Since vaping is non-toxic and ensures efficient delivery of cannabinoids, is there any wonder why vaping is taking the cannabis community by storm?
It’s not just recreational vaping that’s happening, either. More medical marijuana patients than ever before are picking up their portable vaping tools to inhale the pure, potent Cannabidiol-rich vapor in a discreet (and often delicious) way.
Have you been thinking about vaping Cannabidiol (CBD)? If so, you would benefit from learning more about why this method of medical cannabis consumption is so highly recommended.
What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
One of hundreds of active cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, CBD is a cannabis compound with a plethora of medical benefits. Unlike the psychoactive compound, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not produce feelings of euphoria. Instead, it provides relief from muscle spasms, seizures, anxiety, depression, pain, inflammation and even psychosis!
Clinical and scientific research is continuously happening to ascertain the potential of CBD as a medical treatment. Nonetheless, the studies that already exist have spotlighted this cannabis compound as a useful ingredient in treating widespread medical conditions, including arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), schizophrenia, arthritis, chronic pain, diabetes, alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The amazing cannabinoid is even being used to treat antibiotic-resistant infections.
How does vaping work?
Since there are a few different compartments that make up a vaporizer, such as the heating chamber, battery and oil cartridge, you could be fooled into thinking that vaping is quite a tricky task. It is, however, quite the opposite.
Vapes can be carried in the palm of your hand and carried on the move. They will be designed with a button, of which you press for the release of vapor from the mouthpiece.
The atomizer is what heats the liquid, which is also known as e-juice or CBD oil. Once heated to boiling point, the oil turns into a vapor. (This is what you will inhale when you use a vape to get your daily dose of medical CBD.)
What are the major benefits of vaping CBD?
A small bottle of CBD oil could go a long way when it is used in a vaporizer, especially if the CBD content is high. As a result, this will save you money. You could also save your lungs a lot of damage by vaping, because the vapor is non-toxic.
The same cannot be said for cigarette smoke, which contains thousands of different chemicals. For this reason, a lot of smokers turn to vaping as a way of reducing the damage caused by cigarette smoke.
Pain treatments also tend to work a lot faster when cannabis is consumed by means of inhalation.
Which cannabis strains are high in CBD?
The options really are endless for anyone who is searching for high-CBD cannabis strains. New strains are being crossbred all of the time, so you could even diversify your medication routine by mixing up your choice of CBD oils!
It would take a long time to write down all of the CBD cannabis strains out there, so let’s focus on some of the tastiest and most medically beneficial ones, shall we? Here they are:
- AC/DC – With an impressive CBD to THC ratio of 20:1 and a flavor that merges sweetness with earthy undertones, this pain, tension and anxiety-reliever could work wonders as a treatment for the described ailments.
- Ringo’s Gift – Named after Lawrence Ringo, the founder of SoHum Seeds, this CBD-rich cannabis strain is a blend between the genetics of Harle-Tsu and AC/DC. The CBD to THC ratio is 24:1, therefore the effects are non-psychoactive.
- Harlequin – Another option is this sativa-dominant strain, which has a CBD to THC ratio of 5:2. It will make activities more enjoyable and treat your medical symptoms effectively.
- Sweet and Sour Widow – A strain with a balanced CBD to THC ratio of 1:1, this strain will leave you feeling slightly euphoric, without making you feel that intense high commonly associated with THC-rich strains.
Can I vape THC too?
You sure can. In fact, most people do. Examples of the THC-rich strains you can vape include Tutankhamun AKA King Tut, Bruce Banner #3, Blissful Wizard, Gorilla Glue, Girl Scout Cookies and Tickle Kush.
What are the alternatives to vaping?
If you don’t want to inhale CBD-rich cannabis strains with a vaporizer, you can smoke, dab or even bong it. This method is known as combustion and although it may not be as kind on the lungs as vaping, it is highly effective. Alternatively, depending on your particular ailment(s), you can use topicals (such as lotions and balms) or oral and sublingual products (such as infused edibles, drinks, tinctures and capsules.)
Where can I find a high-CBD strain?
Inside San Francisco marijuana dispensaries is where you will find the best-quality CBD-rich strains. A licensed dispensary, such as The Green Cross, will stock a medley of medical marijuana products and supplies. From vapes and cartridges to oils, capsules and buds, you can get everything you’ll ever need to dose-up when you step foot inside a dispensary. Don’t forget to ask the budtender for advice about what’s featured on the menu!