From nowhere we intend to scare all you fans of hemp CBD who are convinced with the medicinal benefits of this nature’s gift.
But our role doesn’t end here? We wish a safe voyage throughout when you have chosen hemp CBD for your recreational or healing objectives.
You as an individual are unique in many terms. Your external looks, your body chemistry, your behavior in different conditions, your metabolism, the way you respond to undesired events – so there is a whole array of features that make you unique as a whole.
Now why we want you to understand this. We want you to be safe.
Since cannabis plants also contain psychoactive compound THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol), so if you are a beginner with cannabis you need to know many things beforehand.
Go for hemp-derived CBD
Let’s say it straight. Go safely. Always buy hemp derived CBD product whether you are going to take it orally, topically or through vaping method. We would not say there is no THC at all. But the content of THC in hemp derived CBD is very less so less that it won’t be intoxicating. You won’t feel high or euphoric. Some brands even sell CBD products with no THC at all. Make sure you go with it. It might be safe for your respiratory system.
The source should be organic
You are going to the vape CBD. The particulate matter is going to enter your lungs and nerves.
Synthetic pesticides act as a neurotoxicant that means the hemp plant and its products grown out of it, will have a negative impact on your nerve functioning. It can harm your lungs and cause irritation.
The effectiveness of organically grown hemp plant is always more than the synthetic ones so go for it. Synthetic pesticides may adversely affect the usefulness of CBD.
CO2 extracted CBD may be the safest
The CO2 extraction process is probably the best way to extract CBD oil from the hemp plant. The CBD oil obtained in this way doesn’t have harmful contaminants and harsh solvents in it because CO2 is subjected to high pressure and low temperature to pull out CBD from the hemp plant. And once this pressure doesn’t exist anymore, CO2 simply gets evaporated leaving virtually no other compound.
Since CO2 is a standard solvent, it is widely used in food supplements. Devoid of hydrocarbons, this way extracted CBD may be safe for your delicate lungs.
Ensure the legality
Cannabis products are controlled substances but if it is hemp-derived it may be legal. Though many states have legalized its use for medical conditions, the product you vape should also be following the guidelines of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Make sure you buy a legal CBD product(with the permitted amount of THC) to avoid any legal consequences.
Go for a full-spectrum version
You are going to find many useful compounds other than CBD in full spectrum variant of CBD oil. These include Cannabinol (CBN),
Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabigerol ( CBG), Terpenes, Vitamins, Minerals, Essential Fats like Omega 3 and Omega 6. These compounds are found to have different health-promoting effects.
So now you have a basic idea of how you can choose the appropriate product. Also, there are few things to keep in mind when you are using it for the first time.
- Avoid driving or operating machinery as it can cause impaired judgment.
- Avoid drinking alcohol as it can lead to drowsiness and dizziness.
- When you vape CBD for the first time and simultaneously use the medicines that cause drowsiness like antidepressants, pain relievers, muscle relaxants, etc, there are chances it increases the effects of those medicines.
- As you are vaping it for the first time, there may be instances when you overdose it. In that case, it is advisable to take a quick medical consultation to treat the symptoms like lack of coordination and fatigue.