I’ve been vaping ejuice for almost 3 years now. Its offered both my husband and I the ability to quit smoking cigarettes. I’m dealing with chronic back and shoulder/neck pain, some anxiety, and insomnia. I vape at a 6% nicotine level, can I just add some CBD oil (plain flavored) to my Banana bread ejuice? Without emptying my tank or needing a second tank for the CBD?
When you hear the term CBD Oil or CBD, it means Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of the active ingredients found in the cannabis (marijuana) plant. But CBD comes from industrial hemp as well – a cousin to the marijuana plant. Tetrahydrocannabidoil (THC) is the psychoactive element of marijuana that gives the ‘high’. CBD, because it is from industrial hemp, has very low levels of THC – it won’t make you ‘high’. Industrial hemp is a fibrous plant – they make rope out of it. THC is formed in the buds of the marijuana plant – but industrial hemp is cultivated without allowing the plant to bud. That’s why it has less than 10 percent of the THC as marijuana, and The World Health Organization has stated that no indications of abuse or dependency issues have been found in humans.
This article provides a wealth of practical information for the individual considering CBD as an adjunctive or alternative treatment for pain and or anxiety. CBD works in the body by manipulating receptors throughout organ tissues, the immune system, the pain response system, the hormonal system, and other systemic regulatory systems. While CBD oils have not been reviewed or approved by the FDA for the treatment of these conditions, a wealth of literature, both anecdotal and research-related now exists to help describe both their safety and effectiveness. As discussed in this article, the potential new adopter must be mindful of several important items. First, only those products that are sourced from Industrial Hemp will be considered legal in all states. One must be careful if the product you choose is sourced from the marijuana plant, as those products may contain THC levels above the legal limit in your given state. Secondly, all products are NOT created equal – they differ significantly in strength, absorption, and elimination by the body and in the manner in which they are formulated. One should be mindful of the differences in doses available for each of these products, starting at a low or moderate dose and increasing as needed in order to find the lowest dose that provides the desired relief. In this way, one can individualize usage to maximize effectiveness, while minimizing risk, a proper goal for the use of all medicinals.