The Pros and Cons of Vaping CBD Oil


Note from CBD School: Due to the impact of the corona virus, we encourage those who vape to reconsider their decisions.

From our research, vaping has shown to be an aggravating factor for people who are infected with the virus. Read more here.

Furthermore, we consider vaping to be the least harmless way to use CBD products. Vape products can be adulterated. Even if vape products are clean, they can still be irritating to the lungs. We believe vaping poses the highest risk to CBD consumers.

We recommend looking into other ways of using CBD products like tinctures, capsules, and topicals from trusted retailers.

If you are going to vape, please do your homework and make sure you are buying from a trusted brand and you feel comfortable with all of the ingredients you are vaping. We encourage you to triple check everything.

When in doubt — do not put it in your lungs!

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You may have heard about CBD…

Whether it is mentioned on the news, from your friends, or even on mainstream television, CBD is becoming more popular every day.

But what is CBD exactly?

CBD is also known as Cannabidiol and is one of the many healthy cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.

Because CBD comes from the cannabis plant, its use in society is often controversial and the center of attention for news stories and everyday conversation. 

However, doctors, scientists, and researchers have made careers out of demonstrating the benefits of CBD and how it can help a person cope with the struggles of daily life.

CBD has been cited by medical professionals to help with issues such as epilepsy, anxiety, insomnia, as well as in some extreme cases, even cancer.

Although CBD may have benefits, the most optimal way to use it remains controversial.

One popular way to use it, is vaping it. Today we will look at all the pros and cons of vaping CBD oil.

Pros of Vaping CBD Oil

CBD oils can be consumed in a variety of ways. 

Some of the ways that CBD oil can be consumed is through capsules, edibles (such as brownies, gummy bears, or cookies), and even beer! 

However, one of the most common ways of ingesting CBD is vaping it.

Health Benefits

The research dictates, and many doctors would support the notion, that CBD has countless health benefits. 

The reason that the hemp/marijuana/CBD industry has taken off in recent years is due in large part to the fact these substances have a relaxing and calming effect on the body (mentally and physically).

Although many trials are in the clinical stage, there are countless studies that show that CBD and cannabis-based products can help to ease the side effects of many diseases such as cancer, reduces stress and anxiety, can help with insomnia and sleep apnea, and even help to lower high blood pressure.  

One of the most significant benefits of CBD is that it has anti-inflammatory properties, in other words, the ability to reduce swelling of muscles and joints throughout the body. 

A study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine found that CBD significantly reduces chronic inflammation and is a more natural alternative to over-the-counter drugs for pain relief

CBD can help people with the aches and pains of everyday life.

If you have ever had a surgery and experienced chronic pain following it, or if your joints get a bit achy when it rains, CBD may help to alleviate the discomfort.

If you have had surgeries, muscle issues, or joint pains in the past, consider CBD after a discussion with your doctor to see if it can help you with your medical issues.

Now, one of the most effective ways to get all these health benefits associated with CBD, is vaping CBD vape oil.

CBD vape oil can be purchased in various potency levels from 250 mg per bottle up to 1000 mg per bottle. 

If you are using CBD to treat chronic pain or another health condition, you may need a high-potency dose.

Quick note: although vaping CBD hemp oil does not get you high, it is best to consult with your doctor to determine a suitable dosage as a treatment for chronic pain.  

Fast Absorbing

Woman Vaping CBD

One of the reasons CBD vape oil has become so popular in today’s society is that the results are almost instant. 

After vaping CBD oils in a CBD “pen” or “cartridge” one can quickly feel the relaxation sweep over the body as the benefits of the substance begin to take effect immediately.

By vaping CBD, it’s absorbed into the body through your bloodstream, rather than your digestive system. 

It’s automatically inhaled and sent to your lungs, which then take the CBD molecules and redistribute them throughout your bloodstream. 

Once in your bloodstream, you will begin to feel the effects of the CBD. 

Fast absorption can alleviate anxiety attacks and pain flare-ups very quickly.

Inhaling CBD by vaping also comes with a higher bioavailability than other consumption methods which means more of it is absorbed into the body compared to other methods (with the same amount of CBD).

Side note: Another way to quickly feel the effects of CBD is by vaping a high-CBD strain in a vaporizer made to vape dry herb.


Another benefit of vaping CBD oil is the convenience and portability of the equipment used to inject the substance. 

Vaping is easy…all you need is CBD vape oil and a vaporizer to vape it.

All vapes have certain components in common that help them to operate. 

Those components are a battery, heating element, the mouthpiece, and a compartment to hold the oils you will be inhaling.

What is great about these devices is that they are small enough to fit into your pocket or purse and vaping has seen such widespread popularity that people are unlikely to question you about the substance you are vaping or why you are taking it.

is also discreet because it doesn’t give off a strong smell.

Additionally, vaping equipment creates little smoke, as compared to traditional cigarettes, or other equipment used to ingest substances. 

Many people often vape indoors, but please check your local laws to ensure that when you are vaping in a public place, your local laws permit vaping or smoking.

Cons of Vaping

Health Risks Still Exist

When vaping, you should always be careful about your technique and how much juice you are inhaling at one time and at temperatures you’re heating the juice. 

People with pre-existing health conditions, especially those with lung conditions, should be cautiou-s when vaping CBD oils as fits of coughing and potentially even nausea can exist from over-inhalation of CBD oils.

Another health risk is the use of toxic thinning agents in CBD vape oils. 

CBD extract is too viscous to be used in vape pens so thinning agents are used to treat the concentrate, so it can be vaped efficiently.  

Two common thinning agents are polyethylene glycol and propylene glycol which can potentially break down into carcinogenic compounds when they reach excessively high temperatures.  

A study in the International Journal of Environmental Research found that inhaling even low concentrations of propylene glycol induced respiratory complications like asthma and allergic reactions.

While many vapers argue that propylene glycol is actually safe, we’re still not convinced. 

There isn’t enough data yet to know for sure. We will keep looking into this topic for you and report back whatever we find for your benefit.

One way to avoid propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol, or any other thinning agent is to vape dry herb flowers or get products made with 100% vegetable glycerin, otherwise called VG. 

The important thing to keep in mind is if you want to avoid thinning agents or additives in your vape product, you can always check the ingredients and ask the manufacturer of your product exactly how it’s made.

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Always consult your doctor before using CBD oils and vaping, especially if you have a condition that could be made worse from it. 

Do careful research and make sure you are using a product you have determined to be safe. 



Although doctors have determined that CBD is not addictive in and of itself and can even be used to treat addictions, the act of vaping itself has been found by many to be addictive.

People often become obsessed with the concept of inhaling the CBD vapor because it is so easy and convenient as opposed to traditional ingestion methods.

Final Thoughts

Although CBD may have its pros and cons, it is undisputed the trend is catching on, and that vaping is where our society is trending.

High-quality CBD vape oils may help to alleviate stress, pain, and even create a state of mindfulness even among the most anxious individuals.

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  • DSV says:

    This is a really good article! I’ve been using CBD vape juice for a while and you don’t often hear about the pro’s and cons of doing it. It’s good to be informed!
    Plus, I’m glad to see that the words getting out about CBD vape juice. You guys at did a good job at making this, I really love the list of references too. Keep up the good work!

  • George says:

    Hi guys

    I am in the midst of starting up my very own little vape shop in Kent and wanted to reach out to you to ask you for some advice as it looks like you have a pretty successful vape business going.

    Firstly, I would like to know how to select the best e-liquid wholesaler with a very good e-liquid range. Do let me know if you sell wholesale and if so, it would be great if you could send me across your price list.

    I am planning of making my own e-liquid brand and was wondering what is the best way to promote it? I have already purchased an email list of all vape shops and companies as a whole for my newsletter marketing.

    I am also getting a vape SEO company to help me with the website creation.

    What else would you recommend I do to make my vape shop a success?

    I really appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards


  • Greg Angus says:

    When vaping cbd oil, do you know if it produces smoke or just vapor?

    • Hi Greg. Thank you for your question. Ideally, only vapor should be produced. However if the temperature reaches high enough temperatures, smoke will also be produced. Hope that helps. Let us know if you have more questions please 🙂

  • Fay De Boos says:

    Hello guys!

    I have just opened my own vape company and we are basically making our own e-juice and reselling other juices to vape shops.

    I thought that the best way to promote my vape company and get new clients would be through the vape company e-mail list from The Eliquid Boutique UK. I heard from many vape company owners that the vape company email list has helped them to take their business to the next level.

    I wanted to ask you whether you have personally used that vape company email list and whether you would recommend it?

    I just need some confirmation before I get it.

    Thanks for your time!

  • Paul says:

    Great article. I have been in constant pain following a spinal fusion in 2001, been on narcotics every since. I am researching alternative means for having a better quality of life without the need for Vicodin.

    This is by far the most comprehensive information I have found to date. With this I can have a better conversation with my primary care physician. I am willing to try anything to free my life of pain, and muscle relaxing, and the required sleeping pills. I now believe that this just might be the answer.

    Thank you for taking the time to educate myself and countless others.


    • Hi Paul. Thank you for your comment and kind feedback. We completely understand your search for something to eliminate or decrease the need for painkillers.

      We encourage you to please discuss the best options with your doctor. Let us know if you need any help or have any follow up questions anytime 🙂

  • Amy Anderson says:

    Great post! Thanks for sharing the knowledge and keep up the good work.

  • David Norriss says:

    I like how you explained how CBD can reduce muscle and joint swelling in the body. One of the easiest ways to consume CBD is through vaping so people who have swore muscles would benefit from vaping CBD. Thanks for mentioning some benefits to consuming CBD and vaping.

  • Mel Prowell says:

    I have fibromyalgia. I’m in constant pain. I do what I can with massages, tens units, rubs and do not use any pain meds other than ibuprofen. Early on, I tried CBD oil drops. Didn’t do a thing for me. I recently bought CBD vape cartridge and cbd joints. I can’t believe how much it helped. I could feel the relief almost immediately. Your article is informative, thank you.

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