Cannabis contains over one hundred cannabinoids (the active chemical compounds found in the plant). The two most well known are CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the psychoactive compound that is responsible for making people feel “high”, whereas CBD is believed to hold many therapeutic benefits and can be used for such problems as anxiety, stress, sleeplessness and chronic pain.
Now the ratio of CBD and THC varies between the plants in the cannabis family. Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC and greater amounts of CBD (and other minor cannabinoids like CBG), whereas marijuana contains much more THC (around 10-20%) than allowed here in the UK. This is why cannabis products must be derived from hemp and also why CBD products in the UK cannot get you high, but can offer many of the medicinal properties associated with taking them.
What is cannabis vape liquid made from?
In the UK, cannabis vape liquids use hemp as the underlying cannabis extract. In the US and some other parts of the world where marijuana is legal and higher amounts of THC are allowed, you will find cannabis vape liquids that use marijuana rather than hemp.
Depending on the type of cannabis vape liquid you choose from, it will be made from a slightly different make up. As said if you are in the UK, it will always use hemp and natural terpenes for flavouring.
Types of cannabis vape liquid:
There are two main types of cannabis vape liquids, or more aptly put hemp or CBD vape liquids, you can find in the UK – CBD e liquids and CBD vape oils. CBD e liquids will dissolve the hemp extract and natural terpenes in with a propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) base traditionally used in e liquids. This dilutes the CBD down meaning most CBD e liquids range from 5-10% in strength. They can’t go much higher otherwise the consistency and make up of the e liquid will be a touch off.
CBD vape oils are undiluted by any other liquids making them a lot stronger usually between 55-65%. This means if you are looking for a purer, more healthy vape with stronger effects of CBD, this is the option for you. Vape oils are often seen as the best CBD format for anxiety in the UK as its the fastest to interact with your endocannabinoid system.
What is the best CBD vape oil in the UK?
There are many brands selling CBD vape liquids, but not that many that sell CBD vape oil. One of the strongest and, in my opinion, best CBD vape oils in the UK comes from Paso. They sell a range of cartridges all using different natural terpenes that heighten a certain mood or effect e.g. relaxation or calm.