Andy was nervous as he walked through the CBD store for the first time. He had heard about vaping CBD and wanted to try it, but didn’t know how it worked.
There were so many different options. Some pens looked like cigarettes, other ones that looked like pens or lighters, and some with round coils and flat coils. What would be the best?
If you can relate to Andy’s story, we’re here to help. Read on to discover how to how to use a cbd vape pen, like a pro.
Choose Your Cartridge
Before you can learn how to use a cbd vape pen, you’ll need to decide what type of cartridge you want. For instance, do you want a cartridge that’s completely THC-free? Oftentimes, CBD cartridges will contain trace amounts of THC, such as .03% or less.
Trace amounts aren’t likely to show up in your system for a drug test, and they aren’t potent enough to get you high. Instead, allowing your cartridge to include THC (in small amounts), can help your CBD experience be more fulfilling.
The entourage effect kicks in when the CBD, THC, and other plant particles (like flavonoids), work together to help deliver the best results. If you’re worried about consuming THC, then look for a cartridge made from a CBD isolate that’s completely pure. The packaging will state that the product is 100% THC-free.
Different Types of Vape Pens
After choosing your preferred cartridge, you can decide what type of vape pen you’d like to use. There are disposable pens, ones with large batteries, discrete pocket pens, and more.
Disposable pens are great if you just want to try CBD vaping before investing in a more advanced pen. But make sure you find out ahead of time if the cartridges are sold separately. Otherwise, you’ll end up spending more money on new cartridges than you did on the pen itself.
How to Use Vape Pen Cartridges
Each brand of vape pens operates differently, so there’s no one-size-fits-all guide that will explain exactly how to use them. Generally speaking, though, all types of pens have three components: the mouthpiece (where you inhale from), the battery (which powers the heating coil inside), and a tank (where your CBD oil goes).
To start using your pen, simply screw your cartridge onto the tank until it clicks into place. Next, you’ll need to turn the battery on. Usually, that means simply pressing a button and waiting for the light to change from red to green. Then you can start inhaling from your pen’s mouthpiece (usually by pressing it against your lips and exhaling).
One thing you don’t want to do is overfill your tank with CBD vape oil. Some cartridges specify how much product they hold, but others don’t. If you fill up too much of the tank, some of the oil will end up leaking into the air holes at the bottom of your vaporizer. Leaks could mess up the taste or even make it hard for you to breathe in properly (it’ll be too thick).
From there: just keep inhaling until you’ve used up all of the oil in your tank. When looking for a CBD vape pen, it’s important to find one that works with cartridges made from high-quality ingredients. Once you know exactly how to use a CBD vape pen, then you can start exploring different strains and products until you find the right ones for your needs.
Charging Your Vape Pen
Moving on, you’ll want to make sure you keep your pen charged at all times. The last thing you want is your battery running out of power when you’re trying to use it! Typically, the batteries in vape pens last about a day. But keep an eye on the light indicator on the side so that you’ll know how much energy is left before it dies completely.
As soon as your battery does die, just plug it into a USB charger and then insert it back into your pen. Make sure not to force it while putting everything together – otherwise, you could end up damaging your pen. If something happens and you accidentally damage one of your cartridges or pens, stop using it.
Damaged vapes won’t properly heat your CBD distillate, and they can even be dangerous. Overheating, or electrical shocks and more could happen with a damaged pen. When it’s time, throw your old pen away, and buy a fresh new one.
We suggest investing in a quality pen from the start. Even though you’ll pay a little more upfront, you’ll save money in the long run. Time and time again, consumers find that high-quality pens are safer than cheap knock-offs.
Take, for instance, Austin Adams, a teenager who was quitting smoking. Using an e-cigarette vape pen (similar to a CBD vape pen set up with a different cartridge), the lithium battery overheated. Austin’s pen wound up exploding and breaking his jaw. A situation that could have been avoided if companies would stop selling cheap, unsafe pens.
Read Online Reviews
If you’re unsure about what to look for, check online reviews or talk to other people who have experience using them. Most importantly: do plenty of research before buying your first cartridge so that you don’t end up wasting money and time on something that doesn’t work well (or worse yet, something that could be dangerous).
Even though vape pens are easy-to-use and convenient, they’re not built to last forever. Generally speaking, a high-quality vape pen will last about 2 years before needing a new battery. But some cheap ones can stop working after just six months.
Wait Between Hits
Next, let’s talk about dosing with your new CBD vape pen. It can be tempting to puff on your pen all day, especially if you’re using a tasty strain. However, there are recommended doses for CBD, and you should be respectful of them.
We suggest waiting anywhere between 3 to 10 minutes between hits. That’s all it takes for your body to absorb the cannabinoids in the pen. Also, consider limiting your amount of hits to match the dose you’re trying to get.
Know-How to Use a CBD Vape Pen
There you have it! The ins and outs of how to use a cbd vape pen, the right way. CBD vape pens are a great way to get your daily dose of cannabis, but they can be tricky.
Charge properly so the pen lasts as long as possible and if your pen becomes damaged, throw it away (don’t try to fix it). Are you ready to start vaping like a pro?
Start exploring different strains of CBD oil with various effects on the body, to find the perfect cartridge for your new pen. For more tips, read another article.