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How to Vape CBD Oil in 3 Easy Steps

You may know by now that vaping CBD oil is one of the fastest ways to get CBD into your system so you can start feeling relief. When you vaporize CBD oil, the oil is heated just enough to turn into vapor, at which point you inhale it. Doing so allows the CBD to reach your bloodstream 30 to 60 minutes faster than other methods of CBD inhalation or ingestion.

But how exactly is it done? Vaping non-intoxicating CBD oil or hemp oil is not exactly rocket science. At the end of the day, though, it’s a conscious decision you’re taking for your health and wellness, and you don’t want to take it lightly. As such, there are 3 definitive steps you should take before and during the act of inhaling CBD oil through a vaporizing device. Let’s run through each.

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How Long Does It Take CBD Oil to Work?

How long does it take CBD oil to work? We’ve all been there. You’ve just purchased a non-intoxicating CBD oil or hemp oil product, settled on a method of ingestion, and taken your first dose. You want to feel the effects of wellness as soon as possible. But when do they really kick in?
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How Can I Take CBD?

You’ve done your research. You understand that CBD will not get you high and can help provide a number of therapeutic benefits. Now it’s time to learn about the different ways you can take CBD to ensure the best possible results for your treatment goals and personal preferences.
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Hemp Vs. Marijuana: What's the Difference?

At Curaleaf Hemp, one of the most frequently asked questions we get about our products is this: “Are your products made from medical marjijuana?”

In fact, we were asked this question so many times that we decided to answer it in the name of our company – Curaleaf Hemp. Hemp plants are what we use to create all of our natural, non-intoxicating CBD tinctures, topicals, softgel capsules and vape pens to help you enjoy a better quality of life. Now you may be asking yourself, “Aren’t hemp and marijuana the same thing?” You’re not alone in this misconception.

Hemp and marijuana are two different species of the Cannabis Sativa family.

Like any pair of siblings, they look a little bit alike but when it comes to their personalities, they couldn’t be more different. Unfortunately, like a younger child being labeled a troublemaker for the things his older brother or sister did, hemp has been unfairly associated with drugs that can get you high. This misclassification isn’t just in the court of public opinion. In 1937, hemp was banned as part of the Marijuana Tax Act.

So while hemp suffers from a bit of an identity problem, its industrial benefits have been known for centuries. Hemp seeds and the oils within them can be used to make everything from salad dressings to lubricants. The strong fibers within the stalk of the hemp plant can be used to make rope, clothing, paper, and even biofuel.  Finally, because of the presence of Cannabidiolic Acid, hemp can be used to make CBD products that offer a wide range of therapeutic benefits.

Visual differences between hemp plants and marijuana plants

Hemp (on the left) vs. marijuana (on the right)

As you can see, while there are some similarities between hemp and marijuana plants, these two siblings are quite different in appearance. Notice how marijuana plants tend have broad leaves and dense buds while hemp plants have longer leaves and taller buds. You don’t have to be a botanist to see that hemp plants and marijuana plants are not the same.

Physiological differences between hemp plants and marijuana plants

Of course, the most important difference between hemp and marijuana is the chemical compounds within them. The chart below illustrates how hemp and marijuana are opposite where it matters most – the presence of THC, the compound derived from Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid found in marijuana plants. Marijuana plants contain between 5%-35% THC whereas hemp plants contain less than .3% THC. Roughly translated, hemp is like a naturally decaffeinated coffee bean while marijuana is like an espresso bean.

The miniscule amount of THC along with the high concentration of CBD are the reasons why Curaleaf Hemp is exclusively engaged in the growing and processing of hemp plants. We hope this post has helped you better understand the differences between hemp plants and marijuana plants. More importantly, we hope you feel confident knowing that the CBD products you’ll find on our website are made with full spectrum CBD oil to ensure the best possible quality and help you live life well.

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Why Doesn't CBD Get Me High?

Before we explain why CBD doesn’t get you high, let’s start by discussing why you and so many people are concerned that CBD might get you high. At Curaleaf Hemp, we derive our CBD from industrial hemp plants which are in the same family as cannabis plants. Like a child being labeled a troublemaker because of the actions of his older brother or sister, hemp plants have inherited some of the stigmas associated with marijuana plants, the buds of which do get you high.

It’s a classic case of guilt by association but with a perfectly scientific explanation to the contrary.

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