Vaping CBD Oil vs Smoking CBD Flower – Which Should I Pick?
In our last article, we explained why inhaling CBD through vaping offers the highest bioavailability.
This is because when inhaled, CBD goes directly to the bloodstream via the lungs, bypassing the digestive system and the 1st pass effect.
There’re two ways of inhaling CBD; vaping and smoking the CBD flower. Are they any different?
In this article, we weigh on the pros and cons of vaping CBD oil vs smoking CBD flower.
What Is A CBD Flower?
The dried bud of a hemp plant is called a CBD flower. Plant parts with the highest concentration of CBD are picked to obtain a potent CBD flower.
It’s this dried hemp extract than you burn and smoke using a joint or a bowl.
Reasons Why Vaping CBD May Be a Better Option
Vaping Is More Discrete
One of the reasons why most people prefer vaping CBD oil to smoking CBD flower is that both cartridge vapes and dry vaporizers reduce the smell coming off your CBD product during consumption.
Combusting weed in traditional bowls or joints leads to a lingering scent that may not be pleasant to everyone.
If you’re looking for a more discrete option to consume CBD, then you’re better off with vape oil cartridges such as our disposable vape pen.
This is because it produces less smell as compared to the pungent aroma associated with the combusted cannabis flower.
Vape pens are also compact, meaning you can easily carry them in your purse, laptop bag, or even the pocket.
To take your CBD dosage, all you need is to retrieve your vape pen, take a draw, and you’re ready to go- no need to draw unnecessary attention to yourself!
Vaping CBD Vape Oil Doesn’t Produce Any Smoke
Another obvious advantage that vaping CBD oil has over smoking CBD flower is that vaping doesn’t involve burning your hemp extract.
This means that no smoke is produced. We all know the adverse health effects associated with inhaling smoke, either from tobacco or cannabis.
Smoking CBD flower may expose you to carcinogenic compounds which may affect your respiratory system
If you already suffer from respiratory complications, you should avoid inhaling smoke at all costs. This is especially important in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a viral disease that’s said to affect the respiratory system.
Apart from affecting your health, the smoke from your CBD flower may be very strong and may linger in your room or on your clothes. Obviously, this is bad news if you want to keep your CBD use under ‘wraps’.
Vaping CBD vape juice helps protect you from the adverse effects of inhaled smoke as well as from the unpleasant smell that combusted CBD flower is likely to leave behind.
Vaping Helps Maintain the Flavor Profile of Your Hemp Extract
Burning CBD flowers may interfere with their cannabinoids and terpenes’ integrity.
The pungent smell of burnt cannabis may also interfere with the taste of your hemp extract.
This is not the case with vaping CBD vape juice as you’re just heating to vaporize it and not to burn.
This allows you to experience the natural flavor of your CBD oil product.
Vaping Is Less Wasteful
Data shows that up to 90% of the cannabinoids are lost when a cannabis flower is burnt. This means that you might have to use more CBD flowers to experience the desired effects.
On the other hand, vaping has been found to preserve up to 95% of the cannabinoids and other compounds found in the cannabis plant.
This means that vaping CBD may be less wasteful as compared to smoking the cannabis flower.
Over time, this may result in saving money as you will need to use less of the product to experience the desired effects.
Vaping Doesn’t Damage Your Skin
We already know that inhaled cannabis smoke may interfere with your respiratory system, but did you also know that exposure to these carcinogens can damage your skin cells, promoting the onset of premature signs of aging?
According to experts, tar produced during combustion has free radicals which may negatively impact your skin health by promoting wrinkles, sagging, clear lines, etc.
As explained, vaping doesn’t involve burning. This protects both your external skin and the inner musical linings of your respiratory system from the free radicals.
Vaping Is Suitable For Both Outdoor And Indoor Settings
Another advantage of vaping over smoking CBD is the ability to consume your CBD at any place or time.
Although people still smoke cannabis flowers inside their houses, the aroma produced during cannabis combustion may linger on linen, fabrics, furniture, etc.
This is one of the reasons why most people prefer outdoor settings to smoke their CBD flowers. Still, you have to look for a designated smoking zone.
This is not the case with vaping CBD oil. Most vape devices allow you to customize the temperature settings, giving you a chance to regulate the amount of smell produced.
This means that you can use a vape pen anywhere without worrying about emitting unpleasant and often disturbing weed aromas.
Pros Of Smoking CBD Flower
Let’s now look at the other side of the coin, why would some people still prefer to smoke CBD flower as opposed to vaping CBD oil?
No Learning Is Required
One of the reasons why smoking may be an easier option for some people is that it doesn’t require a lot of learning.
On the other hand, if you’re very new to vaping CBD, you might have to take some time to figure out how to use a vape device, set temperatures, etc.
Luckily, vaping is not rocket science as well, and anyone can get the hang of it. Modern vape pens are draw-activated- no special skills are required.
Offers Natural Alternative To Vaping
Most vape devices and juices use polyethylene glycol and propylene glycol as thinning agents.
When vaporizing CBD, these compounds may be broken down into harmful compounds such as acetaldehyde and formaldehyde.
According to a study, even when inhaled in small concentrations, propylene glycol has the potential to lead to allergic reactions, asthma, among other respiratory complications.
MCT oil is safe for human consumption, and you can actually choose to ingest your CBD vape oil as well.
Vaping CBD Oil vs Smoking CBD Flower; Which Should You Pick?
Smoking CBD flower and vaping CBD vape juice both have their pros and cons.
First, both methods deliver CBD directly into your bloodstream, hence instant results.
However, smoking CBD flowers involves combusting CBD. This leads to the production of smoke, which may not only have a pungent smell but also interfere with your respiratory health.
Vaping is also more discrete than smoking CBD flower and can work in both indoor and outdoor settings.
However, there’s a risk of developing lung infections if you go for low-quality vape devices. That’s why at VAPENTERPS, we focus on providing you with safe and effective CBD vape products.
We do not use propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), or Vitamin E Acetate in any of our vape pens and cartridges.
Which is your best CBD consumption method? Please share your experience with us!
Also, if you have any questions regarding vaping or our products, feel free to talk to us.