All about CBD and a comparison to THC

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound extracted from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant (NOT the seeds) or the cannabis plant, using some sort of extraction process, preferably supercritical CO2.


Though almost everyone is familiar with tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC, the compound in marijuana that causes a high), CBD tends to show newfound benefits for health and wellness in the cannabis world. Currently, CBD’s effects are constantly being studied to determine its reactions in correlation with other cannabinoids such as THC. In the now budding industry of hemp, cannabis, and cannabis-related products, there tends to be two ever-emerging differences between THC and CBD: 1.) THC causes a psychoactive “high”, while CBD possess no qualities to do so. 2.) CBD tends to be known as a health and wellness supplement in the medical world, while THC is commonly viewed as a recreational substance, though THC has been observed to possess health benefits as well.

Hemp vs Marijuana

Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plants, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Marijuana tends to have a larger concentration of THC compared to CBD. Hemp on the other hand has a larger concentration of CBD compared to THC.


Hemp CBD oil is extracted from industrial hemp, which is specifically bred for its tough fibers, nutritious seeds, and CBD-rich flowers. Also, the key point here in terms of legality is that industrial hemp produces significantly lower amounts of THC – which means that hemp-based CBD vaping juices are available in all 50 U.S. states. While many have claimed that CBD hemp oil is less effective than CBD cannabis oil, this is far from the truth. Numerous studies have shown that CBD hemp oil is a good source of vitamins and minerals, in addition to possessing almost all the health benefits of “regular” cannabis (including depression, anxiety, and pain). Most Cannabis-based oils will be found in dispensaries as most contain higher levels of THC.

What does ingesting CBD feel like?

Your body naturally produces chemicals called endocannabinoids. The human brain has cannabinoid receptors, which are associated with emotion and stress. CBD indirectly increases your body’s own production of endocannabinoids and unlike THC, which binds to these receptors, Cannabidiol solely influences them indirectly. After ingesting the CBD, one will begin to feel a sense of relaxation throughout your entire body. Common sensations of CBD are feeling calm, relaxed, pain-free, sleepy, relief or happy. It’s very common for people to ingest CBD and not notice anything for quite a while. The effects are extremely subtle, and one must be very aware of their own body to sense them. Even so, one thing that most people feel right away, is the relief of pain.

Finding a Dose: Everybody’s Different!

How well each method works varies from person to person and is influenced by many factors so dosing is a highly individual process. It’s always recommended to start with a very low dose to make sure you don’t react poorly to any of the product’s ingredients. Try one or two drops of an oral formulation, or a tiny puff off a vaporizer… this will be well below the recommended serving size listed on the product. Then, wait until after the CBD has peaked and is leaving your system before trying a slightly higher dose. Wait at least an hour for vaporizers, and 6+ hours for an oral formula. You can take more sooner, but any affects you feel will be the cumulative result of both doses.

Can you take too much CBD?

If you’re worried about taking too much, just know that clinical trials have prescribed CBD doses up to 1,200 mg daily for months without observing any serious side effects. That said, please speak with a trusted medical professional before embarking on your CBD journey. Although CBD is generally considered safe, it could lower your blood pressure. CBD can also interfere with your body’s ability to process certain pharmaceutical drugs. Both CBD and grapefruits inhibit cytochrome p450, so take extra precautions if you are on a medication that comes with a warning not to consume with grapefruit. Topical or inhaled products could help minimize this interaction.

Will I test positive on a drug test using CBD?

Vape Jungle uses manufacturers who have third party testing performed. The third-party testers provide a document called a certificate of analysis. The certificate of analysis confirms that the CBD products have

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