Does CBD E Liquid Get You High? Understanding Its Effects

The world of vaping and with it the popularity of CBD e-liquid has grown massively in recent years. Such e-liquids have become a popular choice for smokers and vapers alike due to their wide range of potential benefits. And contrary to what many people might believe - they don't cause a high. In this article we'll explore the primary differences between CBD from hemp and THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for the "high" commonly associated with cannabis use). 

Key Takeaways

  • CBD e-liquids are known for their benefits - without causing a high
  • THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for intoxication
  • Consider your individual needs and preferences when choosing a CBD product 

Does CBD E Liquid Make You High

Don't worry - CBD E liquid will not get you high! That's because CBD (also known as cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is responsible for the euphoric high associated with marijuana it doesn't lead to any intoxicating effects [1].

In the UK and EU CBD products are regulated and can only contain trace amounts of THC (less than or equal to 0.2-0.3% depending on where you are exactly). These traces are tiny and it means that you won't feel high when using even high amounts of these products. The THC content is simply too low to produce any psychoactive effects. Harmony offers a range of CBD E liquids that strictly follow these regulations - so you can safely enjoy CBD without worrying about experiencing a high!


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CBD vs THC: The Difference

While both CBD and THC are cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant - their effects on your body and mind differ significantly!

THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. It is responsible for the euphoric high associated with marijuana use. 

CBD is non-psychotropic and does not produce a high. Instead CBD is known for its beneficial properties - making it appealing for those looking for relief without intoxicating effects.

When choosing CBD products you'll come across terms like full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. These names refer to the types of CBD extract in the product:

  • Full spectrum CBD contains all the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant; including trace amounts of THC (within the legal limit)
  • Broad spectrum CBD has a wide range of cannabinoids but is completely THC-free
  • CBD isolate is 99+% pure CBD. All other cannabinoids are removed during the extraction process

High CBD Vape Cartridges and Liquid

If you are an experienced user looking for an intense CBD experience - high CBD vape cartridges and high concentrate CBD vape oil can be a great choice. Some cartridges - like the Harmony FLOW full-spectrum cartridges - contain extra high concentrations of CBD without any diluents. They are allowing you to enjoy the benefits of CBD without the high associated with THC.

When vaping CBD at high concentrations or straight extracts it's essential to choose a vape pen, cartridge or vape mod that is compatible with them. They are much thicker and denser than regular eliquids and as such can't be used with standard vaping devices. Opt for special setups (often provided in disposable cartridges as a vape kit) that make it easy to get started in the world of CBD extract vaping.  

Keep in mind that although it is often sold at higher concentrations - regular CBD oil shouldn't be vaped! It contains vegetable oils that might cause harm to the lungs when inhaled. Stick with vaping liquids specially made for use in a vape device or prefilled disposable CBD cartridges to ensure your safety. 


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Benefits and Uses of CBD

Users often report that CBD has numerous potential benefits [2]. This comes at no surprise since CBD interacts with your body's endocannabinoid system - helping to maintain overall balance and well-being!

One key aspect of CBD that many find attractive is its potential to offer relief from everyday stress and anxiety [3]. Studies have shown that CBD usage can help you feel more relaxed and focused throughout the day. 

Pain management is another common reason to use CBD. CBD has been found to possess anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that could offer relief for various aches and pains; including chronic pain [4] and exercise-related strains [5].

Some CBD users also find it beneficial for sleep support. Its calming and soothing effects may help you drift off to sleep more easily and encounter better quality rest. Indeed CBD in small doses seems to be on-par with the commonly used Melatonin [6].

Vaping itself also has its advantages. It is a fast-acting delivery system that allows the desired effects to be felt quicker compared to other methods (such as oils or edibles) [7]. However we would only advise to consider to vape CBD if you are already a vaper or smoker. Don't pick up a bad habit and stick with oils or topicals if you are smoke-free!

Remember that even with its numerous potential benefits - regular CBD products are not medicine. Always consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating CBD into any treatment; especially if you are currently taking prescription medication or have any underlying health issues.


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Choosing the Right CBD Product

When selecting a CBD product you should consider some factors such as the intended purpose, your personal preferences and the desired strength and flavour. 

One popular way to take CBD that we already discussed is vaping which involves using a CBD vape oil or e-liquid. When choosing a CBD vape oil you should consider the type, strength and amount of CBD in the product. Generally it's advisable to start with a lower concentration and see how it makes you feel after a certain number of puffs. From there you can gradually increase the number of puffs and/or the strength of the liquid it if needed. If you want to experience the effects of CBD on its own look for CBD products made with CBD isolate.

Harmony's products are among the most affordable on the market. But you'd never want to miss a good deal! Keep an eye out for promotions and deals when buying CBD e-liquids. You can find offers like buy 1 get 1 free which can help you save money and try out different product combinations. Have an eye on our social media channels and sign up for the newsletter to stay up-to-date!


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Anna is an award-winning, internationally published researcher with a PhD in Organic Chemistry. She applies her expertise to develop Harmony's certified products that support your overall well-being. From research to development, she ensures that our products are of the highest quality and meet the highest standards.

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