Cannabidiol (better known as CBD), is a compound in the cannabis plant known for providing numerous health benefits. Unlike THC, the other commonly-known compound of cannabis, it does not have any toxic effects – i.e. it does not get you high.
CBD has become increasingly popular in recent years as the cannabis industry becomes more mainstream. As cannabis becomes legal for medical and/or recreational use, producers and consumers alike are discovering new and better ways to make infused products. Edibles, like gummi bears, chocolate, and even full-service meals, are hitting shelves at unprecedented rates. Oils, in various forms, are also popular.
And vaporizing? Just might be the best: A method of consumption works with a desktop device or with a pen on-the-go, CBD vape pens are a fantastic way for patients and consumers to get a dose of CBD effectively.
Here are five of our favorites this year.
Select CBD Focus Vape Pen
Select makes some of our favorite CBD vaporizers. These vapes are efficient; always offering a clean, and pure experience. Plus, they’re disposable: You won’t have to worry about charging it with a USB port; just use it until it is finished. Flavors range from cinnamon to grapefruit and lavender, though we love the lemon revive, made simply with CBD oil, fractionated coconut oil, and lemon essential oil perhaps the most.
Pure Spectrum’s CBD Honey Oil is, in a word, delicious. The golden pen is also ideal for if you’re looking to get CBD with the highest level entourage effect – it’s a truly dynamic experience. Because they use what is known as “supercritical cold” CO2 extraction methods, Pure Spectrum oil does contain other cannabinoids and terpenes – which taste, and feel, unlike any other on this list. The pen is easy to plug in and use and holds its charge extremely well as well.
Note: These cartridges still contain less than the prescribed .3% THC to fall in line with CDB guidelines, with more than 25.5% raw CBD extract. It is infused with organic terpenes, which include up to 6.56% other cannabinoids.
CBD Immunity Vaporizer
Made by Wildflower, this charming, mint green disposable vape is designed to boost immunity with a soothing blend of CBD, eucalyptus, cinnamon, and myrrh. And, if you’re unsure where to start, Wildflower has also created a CBD starter kit for you to get the full CBD experience and find for yourself your favorite method: Not only do you get the vape and capsules– which are fantastic – but also soaps and their extremely popular Cool Stick for your aching muscles.
While we’re happy to stick with the pen, it’s never a bad idea to relax with shea butter and mint-based CBD balms as well.
Vape Bright is an incredibly efficient vape pen. It uses Co2 extracted from hemp oil – which is, as far as we’re concerned, the only extraction process to support. It uses pressure and temperature to extract the oil instead of chemical solvents, keeping the oil organic.
But we also appreciate Bright for experience: It also offers a full-flavored hit every time. Added bonus? The battery is activated every time you inhale, making it very easy to use over long periods of time.
Kind Pen 510
This pen is sleek and attractive - as we'll be the first to admit that aesthetics matter - and fits anywhere so it's easy to carry with you on the go. Plus, it holds its charge better than every other pen we’ve used – we’re not scrambling to get it charged as soon as we’re close to a USB port. The flavors are always on point as well: A clean, flavorful experience every time. This is a great, basic start pen for anyone just getting into CBD.
For more information on vaping, smoking, and the effect on your lungs, read this CNU original article next: The Relationship Between Cannabis and Lung Health