Vaping CBD has the highest level of bioavailability, along with the shortest onset, meaning you feel the effects super quickly. For these two reasons alone, interest in vape pens has skyrocketed.
While there are multiple ways to vape cannabidiol, there are a few key differences between devices and the exact products available today.
Below we run through our picks for the best CBD vape pen in the UK along with a guide to buying your vape towards the end to help you understand the differences. Ensuring you only buy a high quality CBD vape!
Let’s get started!
Overall, we have two favourites:
If you’re looking for a premium device with a full spec plant profile go for the Kiara Naturals CBD vape kit. Otherwise, the Kandypens Rubi is a decent choice to get started, but you will need your own eliquid/vape oil. We’ve listed our favourite CBD vape oil below the second pick, scroll down if you’re looking for that specifically.
While most vape pens use e-liquids with are diluted in propane glycol or vegetable glycerin, this vape pen is different. Instead, it contains high viscosity full-spectrum CBD distillate containing natural terpenes to improve flavour and effect.
Most CBD vapes are derived from CBD isolate, this device uses a whole plant extract to maximise the synergistic effects of hemp (the entourage effect).
The device itself is made by CCELL.
CCELL are the leading manufacturer for cannabis vape pens in the USA, unlike other vapes which are traditionally made to vape e-liquid, Kiara devices are engineered to vape cannabis concentrates only, and they do an excellent job.
The vape cartridge has a ceramic core that uses variable heat technology, which heats the vape oil according to the puff time—automatically optimising each puff according to the viscosity of the extract, ensuring a perfect and smooth pull each time which is easy to inhale.
There’s no need to power the device on or wait for it to heat up, all you do is take a puff and a light at the end of the pen lets you know it’s vapourising the CBD concentrate.
Being a slim device, its perfect for use on the go and its rechargeable 350 mAh battery can keep even the most hardcore vaper going for days on end without needing to recharge!
In terms of compliance, all Kiara Naturals products are third party tested and the latest certificates are available on the product pages.
While this doesn’t Include an analysis of the terpenes in the product to give you insight into the exact makeup of the broad spectrum hemp extract!
If you’re interested in vaping but with your own CBD e-liquid or distillate, the Rubi makes an excellent choice. All you need to do is puff away as it has no buttons either.
It’s a sleek and stealthy portable vapouriser, which uses a 1ml open pod system that you refill with the vape juice of your choice.
Full spectrum CBD Vape juice isn’t the norm. While we prefer concentrates and distillate, if you’re looking for CBD E-Liquid this terpene infused full spectrum vape oil tastes great!
The fact the device uses a ceramic coil ensures the Rubi vape pen can handle thin CBD distillate with ease. Although, compared to the CCELL vape pen mentioned above, the Rubi cannot handle thicker distillates which are subject to crystallisation
As a result, if you do decide to buy the Rubi for use with CBD distillate, you will need to ensure the liquid has a lower potency and viscosity to work properly (less than 35% appears to work okay). If you need to dilute a distillate, you can use terpenes as a natural alternative to reduce viscosity.
With a 280 mAh battery, it doesn’t last forever, but it also plugs into any standard USB port for charging ease.
Being a company established in 2011, Innokin is a recognised name in the vaping community and if your a fan of sub-ohm vaping you probably already know who they are
The Endura is an example of a traditional e-cigarette vape that can also be used for CBD e-liquids, and its vape coil has won a couple of wards too! Featuring adjustable airflow, the endura allows you to control the harshness of each pull according to your own preference.
Being a mouth to lung vape, this device is enjoyed most by ex-smokers given it often provides a harder hit to the throat compared to other vapes.
CBDFx is an established US brand which has been in the CBD industry for years. Coming in a variety of flavours this disposable CBD vape pen is often favoured by those on the go who want to dip their toe into the water when it comes to vaping.
It contains a broad spectrum CBD extract diluted in propane glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) with added terpenes for flavour. It’s essentially a traditional CBD e-liquid vape which is disposable and broad-spectrum (0% THC but contains other cannabinoids too).
This device is good for beginners as long as your okay with PG/VG dilution (we prefer terpenes only).
If you’re looking for a decent all rounder with great flavour then go for the Kiara Naturals CBD vape.
But, if you prefer e-liquids go for the Kandypens Rubi or the Innokin Endura
If you’re new to vaping, it can be easy to get lost in the mix, especially when there are so many types of devices on the market along with the different types of CBD.
Firstly, let’s clarify the different types of CBD you can vape via a pen:
Concentrates are highly potent forms of CBD, usually exceeding 90% purity. However, there are a couple of different types and ways to use them:
If you are using a high potency CBD concentrate, you will usually need a ceramic heating element (atomiser) to turn the CBD into vapour.
A ceramic atomiser is especially useful if you are using different concentrates of varying viscosities and/or e-liquids, you can use the same device. This is because a thicker extract will only produce effective results via a ceramic or quartz heating element.
This is why any CBD vape pens using distillate or dab pens use ceramic or quartz heating elements whereas CBD vape pens used for eliquids use cotton wicks which are cheaper to produce.
Some CBD vape pens have the ability to adjust the heating temperature. The benefit of this is that the harshness of each pull can be altered, with a higher temp its’ likely the output will be harsher and produce more vape clouds
Although, some devices automatically adjust the voltage given how long each puff you take is (the longer a puff, the higher the resulting temp); for example CCELL devices.
When it comes to finding the right CBD vape pen for you, it’s useful to first assess what type of CBD you want to consume and then figure out the device best used for it.
There are some crucial differences:
Vaping CBD for beginners can be as easy as picking up a pen and inhaling!
In my opinion, these are the ideal CBD vapes to get started with as they aren’t complicated and you can choose between traditional e-liquids or concentrates.
Personally, we prefer a broad spectrum hemp extract and terpenes only!
A vape kit often refers to the entire setup you will need to vape CBD (usually) e-liquids, although Kiara Naturals vape kits contain CBD distillate.
Common components include:
Most CBD oil isn’t diluted correctly to make it suitable for both vaping and sublingual use. Although, if the CBD Oil is diluted in PG/VG, it can be used for vaping CBD oil.
Note – CBD Vape oil does not equal CBD Oil. Vape oil often refers to e-liquids, and CBD oil is associated with the sublingual use of CBD.
While there are ways to manually dab, a wax pen refers to using an electronic device which works in the same way as a vape.
The key difference between dabbing and vaping is that a dab usually refers to a single-use (a few puffs) of the concentrate before it needs topping up. In contrast, a vape pen contains a liquid which is inhaled until the cartridge depletes.
Start with a puff and re-assess how you feel afterwards. The great thing about using CBD vape oil is that you can feel the effects near instantaneously!
If you want more, go ahead and take another puff and repeat the process until you find your ‘sweet spot’.
To learn more check out our guide on the topic.
CBD distillate vape pens are often full spectrum (or broad). As a result, it contains a more diverse set of phytochemicals to encourage the compounds to work in synergy.
CBD vape juice usually contains CBD Isolate only, which is thought to be less useful than a full spectrum or broad-spectrum hemp extract.
What is the best CBD vape cartridge?
Are you after flavour, effect, potency, or a combination of all of these?
We suggest you do your own research to weigh up the pros and cons, but our favourite is by far CBD vape pens which are made from a broad spectrum CBD extract.
Users often comment that they feel the effects of CBD quicker than other consumption methods but for a shorter duration.
As a result, if you want to feel the effects in seconds using a CBD vape might be more beneficial.
Using a CBD vape offers the highest rate of absorption vs the other common ways to take CBD.
This means you need less when vaping for the same amount on average to reach the bloodstream than via oral use.
This is because orally CBD is broken down by the liver through a process called the first-pass effect, this means you lose a significant part of the CBD to the digestive system.
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