Author : DrewBudz
One of the hottest topics in the world of vaping is the use of cannabidiol (CBD). With so much information out there, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the huge variety of available products – not to mention the dozens of ways to use this hemp-derived extract.
CBD is available in edibles, tinctures, and topical creams. Vaping (short for vaporization) is one of the most popular ways to ingest CBD. By introducing CBD into your body via inhalation, similar to smoking but with much lower and safer temperatures, you are able to receive quick, convenient, and controllable doses of CBD without inhaling the harmful combustible compounds produced from smoking.
Before getting into the reasons why vaping CBD is the most advantageous method of utilizing this beneficial compound, let’s take a look at some of the recent research on CBD.
CBD Research is on the rise, with over 4,500 scientific articles published since 2014 according to Google Scholar. Of the over 80 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, CBD is the next most abundant chemical after delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Others include cannabinol, cannibichromene and cannabigerol. With relaxing legal status across the United States, expect even more research on these other compounds. In short, it’s an exciting time to be a cannabis researcher.
There are a number of benefits of CBD, including reduced anxiety, pain management, and preliminary evidence that it may inhibit cancer tumor growth.
One of the most common anxiety conditions is Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). SAD is associated with impairment in social adjustment, increased social disability and dysfunction, as well as a loss in productivity. A number of studies have found that CBD has anti-anxiety effects. One study with 24 participants giving public speeches found that the group treated with CBD, rather than a placebo, had significantly lower levels of anxiety when speaking. Consider that if your nerves act up before speaking to a large group!
With nearly 20% of American adults reporting chronic pain, the use of CBD for pain management is an increasingly important topic. Importantly, CBD has been found to reduce chronic pain without the intoxicating effects of cannabinoid mixtures containing THC. Additionally, a meta analysis of 18 different research studies investigating the effectiveness of CBD in treating chronic pain in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients concluded that CBD was effective in treating their pain
There’s more to be hopeful about though: CBD can be an effective substitute for opiates in managing pain. Unfortunately, far too many of us know someone negatively affected by the opiate epidemic sweeping the United States. Moving away from opiates to more natural and safe pain management solutions like CBD offer hope to relieving this terrible epidemic.
Though still in its infancy, there is promising research regarding the use of CBD and other cannabinoids in battling cancer. Published in 2015, a study titled The antitumor activity of plant-derived non-psychoactive cannabinoids found that in Human Glioblastoma cancer, CBD caused lower tumor growth and cell viability (i.e., more cancer cells were dying). It’s important to note that most studies investigating CBD and cancer are studying its ability to control cancer-related pain. Investigations into the ability of cannabis extracts to actively fight cancer are still in their infancy. As such, one should always consult their doctor and use the latest medicine to battle any illness.
Now that we’ve reviewed some of the benefits of CBD, it’s time to take a look at why vaping CBD is the best method of drug delivery.
Firstly, vaping is the quickest and most efficient method of using CBD. Vaping allows it to quickly enter the bloodstream (comparing this process from other methods is known as comparing their bioavailability). Particularly for people interested in using CBD for pain relief, anxiety or just to relax, being able to use it quickly is key.
Secondly, vaping CBD is a certain convenience factor that doesn’t exist with other methods. Using the SkyBlue Pen for instance makes using CBD incredibly portable and convenient. Why carry around a rattling pill bottle or cumbersome snacks when you can just slip the pen in your pocket? Whether on your daily commute or during a long road trip, using CBD with our vape pen is definitely the most convenient option!
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Finally, there is the topic of controlling your dose. Especially important for beginners, vaping provides the best way to start using CBD without being sure of the exact dose requirements. Vaping gives you the most control over dosing when compared to other forms of CBD. As someone who recently had way too much of a CBD cookie (and fell asleep when I would have rather been reading and relaxing!) I can attest to the greater control vaping gives you. On another point, vaping is consistent. Each pull from the SkyBlue pen is equal, so you can be secure in your dosing throughout the day.
What are you waiting for? Now you have a rundown of the benefits and why vaping is the best way to administer CBD. SkyBlue is excited to offer you a superior CBD solution with the release of our newest Pen, the SkyBlue Essential. With Sky Blue, you can rest assured that you’re getting the maximum benefit from your CBD oils.
CBD legality (complicated issue at the federal level): states “The good news for US CBD users is that state law is often very different. In the same way as you can buy marijuana for recreational use in Colorado and other states despite it being a controlled substance at the federal level, CBD is allowed under some circumstances in 44 states. Only Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Indiana and West Virginia take the “all CBD is illegal” federal approach to the issue, but as in the UK, enforcement doesn’t seem like a priority. If your state allows cannabis to be used medically or recreationally, CBD is allowed too, but if your state is one of the 16 with “CBD-only” laws, it may be difficult to source legally even if you’re technically allowed to possess it.
Unfortunately, there is no short answer to the question of the legality of CBD in the US. The best advice is to check your state laws, although chances are, you won’t run into issues if you use or possess CBD.