How To Pick The Best Marijuana E-liquid?
In this post we try to give you a helping hand on how to navigate the marijuana e liquid scene
The e-cigarette industry didn’t take long to become a billion-dollar enterprise. What e-cigs offered was an opportunity to enjoy nicotine without being afraid of getting harmful carcinogens inside the body.
The cannabis industry did something similar with e-liquids. It too enabled people to enjoy the effects of CBD or THC without having to worry about smoke and its adverse effects on the lungs.
Unlike smoking, vaporization involves ideal heating of the vape oil or marijuana e-liquid in this case, upto the point of combustion but not any further. This allows you to absorb the best healing properties of cannabis when compared with smoked marijuana.
No wonder why vaping is taking over smoking as the preferred way of consuming CBD! But with growing popularity, comes the opportunity for black markets to sell inauthentic, unsafe, and low-quality CBD products at relatively cheaper prices than genuine CBD products are usually sold at.
Therefore, when choosing your CBD e-liquid, it is essential to consider a few factors, which we’ll cover in this guide. And by the end of it, you will know exactly how to make the right, and safe decision. Let’s get started.
What Is A Marijuana E-liquid?
A marijuana e-liquid, better known as CBD e-liquid here in the UK is a lower-strength option to a marijuana vape oil that you can inhale to get the medicinal effects of cannabis.
What to look for when buying your marijuana e liquid:
- Analyze the Standard of the marijuana E-Liquid Itself
A general rule of thumb states that clear e-liquid is more likely to be high-quality. Beware of cloudy mixtures! It is a sign that the e-liquid contains unwanted and potentially harmful ingredients.
In terms of consistency, high-standard CBD or marijuana vape oil typically derived from pure extract has the consistency of honey whereas CBD e liquid is a lot thinner. Excessively thin tinctures usually have too many cutting agents or synthetic flavourings so cannot be used for vapin. Moreover, many of these additives become carcinogens when heated so always look for a specific vape liquid like a marijuana e liquid or oil.
- Look for Products with Clear Evidence of Testing
- Check for the extraction method used by the Brand?
At present, supercritical CO2 extraction is regarded as the ‘gold standard.’ It uses carbon dioxide as the ‘solvent’ to remove the compounds from the marijuana plant. The equipment is costly, which means brands pay good money to use this form of extraction. It is clear evidence that you are dealing with a credible company.
- Beware of Harmful Thinning Agents
Marijuana e liquids require a thinning agent. Or else, it’d be too thick and will clog up your vaporizer. In general, manufacturers use one or two of the following:
- Vegetable glycerin (VG)
- Propylene glycol (PG)
- MCT oil
- PEG 400
VG and MCT oil produce minimal damaging agents when heated. Therefore, it is wise only to use products containing these ingredients.
Finally, the right Vape Pen matters too!
Marijuana e-liquids can be vaped using any conventional vaping device. However, if you’re looking to vape marijuana oil you will need a specific marijuana vape pen. These are designed to be powerful enough to heat up thicker oils and extracts.
There are a number of cheap vape pens in the UK, but I’d advise to spend a bit more up front so that you are using a safe device and will not require you to constantly replace it due to faults. Many modern, but also affordable vape pens come with useful features such as multiple voltage settings, pre-heat features, cartridge replacement options, and so on. So a single marijuana vape pen can be used to vape both low-strength marijuana e-liquids and high-strength marijuana vape oils.