Cannabidiol (CBD) continues to grow as an alternative medicine, with the market for the cannabis compound expected to reach $1.9 billion in the United States alone by 2022, more than five times what it was in 2017. One reason for this is the sheer versatility of the cannabinoid – it can be applied to the skin, consumed as a foodstuff, mixed into a beverage, smoked and, of course, vaped. The vaping industry has also seen nothing but growth in recent times – the e-cigarette market could be worth as much as $43 billion globally by 2023.
But just what exactly is CBD helpful for? As it turns out, a range of conditions, because the compound has a regulatory effect on a giant network in our body that researchers have identified as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This is a special system that appears to mostly work with endogenous neurotransmitters (endocannabinoids) and cannabinoids, a group of 113 compounds present in cannabis. As scientific research into cannabis has progressed, scientists have learned that each cannabinoid is unique and has its own therapeutic effects. Therefore, these cannabinoids all affect the ECS somewhat differently.
For instance, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CBD are both cannabinoids, yet the former has psychoactive properties and the latter doesn’t. This is solely because THC has the ability to lock onto the CB1 receptor, where it can affect appetite, mood and other variables. CBD products derived from industrial hemp can be sold without the need for comprehensive medical cannabis legislation because there are no psychoactive effects. Hemp products with less than 0.3 percent THC are not prohibited by the federal government, thanks to the 2014 Farm Bill.
Now you know a little bit more about CBD, let’s get stuck into the cannabinoid’s benefits, and specifically how they can be experienced with vaping.
Nothing has gained more attention of late in the plant-based medicine scene than cannabidiol (CBD), a therapeutic molecule from cannabis, that doesn’t possess any of the mind-bending, euphoria-inducing properties of the more famous tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a cannabinoid known primarily for being psychoactive. With CBD products, the American public has essentially been introduced to cannabis without the controversial side effects.
But what do we really know about CBD and since there are so many ways to consume it, why is vaping the way to go? In this post, we’ll give you a brief introduction into why CBD has unique medicinal value in comparison to conventional pharmaceutical treatments, identify the benefits of vaping and explore the sub-categories of CBD vaping products.
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