There has been a raised concern of the effects and hidden dangers of inhaling the chemical propylene glycol, which is widely used to mix with CBD vape oil. Propylene glycol is a thinning compound and is also the primary ingredient in a majority of nicotine-infused e-cigarette solutions. At high temperatures, propylene glycol converts into toxic nanoparticles which are known for causing damage to respiratory organs and said to cause cancer, asthma, and other illnesses.
In practice, selling CBD seems to be legally riskier than possessing it. The DEA’s priority seems mostly to concern commercial violations; most cases involved smoke shops and non-cannabis vape stores selling CBD cartridges. In 2015, police seized CBD cartridges at a vape store near Milwaukee, but the store owners were never arrested or charged. (A 2014 law made it legal for patients to possess and use CBD oil in Wisconsin, but the law did not make it legal to sell.) That same year, police in central Florida arrested the owner of a local smoke shop chain for selling CBD products.
At the federal level hemp oil is very much legal and has been for many decades. It wasn’t until the early 2000’s that the DEA began to question the legality of hemp because of its trace amount of THC. At that point it was determined that all synthetic forms of THC would be illegal. Natural THC can only be deemed illegal if it is directly extracted from marijuana. The loopholes come into play as people question the definition of what ‘marijuana’ actually details. Does this include the seeds? Does it include the plant resin? CBD oil is made from the stalks and stems of the hemp plant. This is where the exclusion from the law comes into play. By definition, legal parts of the hemp plant include:
CBD Oil can be purchased through a Licensed Producer (LP) for patients who have a medical prescription to consume cannabis. You may also be able to purchase CBD oil in legal recreational outlets such as the Ontario Cannabis store, or approved brick & mortar retailers, however, ( at the time this blog was published ) supply is less consistent, than purchasing directly from an LP with a medical prescription. CBD oil found in health food stores, convenience stores, or in illegal dispensaries is not legal or regulated for quality or potency.
Cultivating hemp is illegal in the US; importing hemp and hemp products, including hemp oil, rich in CBD, is not. How bloody hard is that to know? Why is Leafly allowing the publication of such contrarian articles? Lust for the fortunes that deputy editor, Barcott, is still chasing? DEA’s Rosenberg rule is just a rule … the 9th Circuit Court blasted them in the 2001 case and PERMANENTLY ENJOINED the DEA from making law. They can write all the rules they want, but they cannot make law. That is the job of Congress, and so far, Congress has not made a damn ruling about ANYTHING … but hang in there!
Vaping CBD oil is one of the preferred methods to ease side effects of diseases, illnesses, and ailments including Leukemia, all types of Cancers, stress, anxiety, joint pain, seizures, inflammation, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and the list goes on. There are many benefits to CBD vape oil. However, the effectiveness of CBD helping with these conditions (and many others) hasn’t yet been scientifically proven, and many trials are still in pre-clinical stage.
If you currently vape, then transitioning to CBD e-juice will be super easy. You could use your existing vape, or purchase a dedicated setup for vaping CBD. Vaping CBD oil is essentially the same process as vaping nicotine-based e-juice. If you’re new to vaping, see our complete guide to vaping and inhaling. Here are some tips to help you get started.
You might also be wondering how long does it take for CBD oil to work after ingesting it? CBD effects individuals in different ways, so this really depends. Generally speaking, CBD oil should start to take effect within an hour, but it could take as little as 20 minutes on an empty stomach. The opposite is also true; it will take longer to kick in if you have just eaten a huge meal.
Once the plants are harvested, the next step is to extract the CBD. One commonly used method is alcohol extraction, where the plant is soaked in a grain alcohol solvent. After it is soaked, the liquid that remains is high in CBD. The solvent is then evaporated and voila! You are left with potent CBD oil. CO2 extraction is another common method, but it is much more complex.