There are a number of ways that cannabidiol can be consumed. Some users prefer sublingual ingestion — putting a highly concentrated solution under the tongue for fast absorption. Others use it in drinks and food, for a much slower absorption rate. Vaping CBD e-liquids (sometimes erroneously referred to as “CBD oil” for marketing purposes) falls somewhere in the middle.
Inhaling offers a faster absorption rate than eating or drinking. Some prefer vaping CBD e-liquid over sublingual ingestion since it allows for steady dosage throughout the day. Of course for ex-smokers and current vapers, the hand-to-mouth habit is satisfied through vaping cannabidiol e-liquid instead of eating it, drinking it, or putting some under your tongue. Between the vaping and hand-to-mouth habits, this is why many people prefer vaping CBD e-liquids over other forms of consumption.
There are currently three common methods of vaping cannabidiol. Similar to vaping regular e-liquids, there are disposable products, mixed e-liquids, and concentrated solutions. CBD e-liquids and concentrated solutions come in different strength levels, just like regular vaping e-liquids come in different nicotine levels. The effects are stronger as the milligrams of cannabidiol rise. However, the effects vary from person to person, as well as from ailment to ailment. Unlike nicotine levels, where it’s common to start high and work your way down, it’s suggested that users of CBD e-liquids work their way up.
Cannabidiol extracts can have a unique flavor. Some describe it as earthy, while others say it’s grassy. In my experience with CBD e-liquids, I definitely found it to be more of the former. In some ways, the taste reminded me of the smell of used coffee grounds. The distinct flavor of some CBD extracts can be used as a nice complementary flavor or it can be masked by other flavors. Naturally, taste is subjective (Jim McDonald TM). Now let’s move onto some of the products themselves.