Everything You Need to Know About Vaping THC Oil
With the legalization of marijuana, we’re seeing a big increase in various cannabis products. Naturally, the growing popularity of recreational marijuana, as well as vaping, has led to increased interest in vaping THC oil. For those of you not familiar with the benefits of vaping or using THC vape juice, this is just the guide for you.
What is THC Oil?
THC oils are liquids used in a variety of devices and products such as vaporizers, dab pens, e-cigarettes, edibles, tinctures, and topicals. THC oil has many names. Scientifically, it’s a cannabis concentrate or extract. When the cannabis plant is soaked in a solvent, cannabinoids such as THC, CBD, CBN dissolve into the liquid. The plant is then removed from the solvent. At this point, the solvent is boiled off, leaving only the oily cannabinoid concentrate. Using a cannabis strain with high levels of THC results in stronger THC oil. This same process is conducted on strains with high CBD to create CBD oil. Typically, marijuana smoke reaches levels of about 20% THC. Some types of THC oil are over 80% THC.
Is THC Oil Legal?
THC oil is fairly new in the cannabis industry. Therefore, the legality of this new product may vary on where you live. However, if recreational marijuana is legal where you live then so is THC oil. In states where recreational cannabis is illegal then you may still be able to use CBD oil. It’s important to check your local and state laws and restrictions to find out what you’re legally allowed to use.
How Do You Use THC Oil?
THC oil is commonly used in several ways. Many people use liquid THC in e-cigarettes, vape pens, and vaporizers. Other consumers use the concentrate in the form of shatters or waxes for dabbing. Some prefer to add THC oil to their favorite recipes.
It’s best to purchase any THC or CBD oil from a reputable dispensary. Dispensaries have quality control processes in place to ensure you receive a safe and effective product. This is especially important when purchasing THC oil as some of the solvents used to produce the concentrate may be toxic at high levels.
Using THC Oil in Your Vape
Vaping THC oil is fairly straightforward. It’s important to remember to use a high-quality product. Remember that the oil is very concentrated and can lead to a fast, intense high. This is why it’s important to start out small and work your way up if necessary. That way you don’t get a high bigger than you bargained for.
THC Oil Cartridges
You can purchase a pre-filled THC oil cartridge from your local dispensary. Some even offer refillable oil cartridges. Be sure that you’re getting the right cartridge for your device. Using a cartridge not meant for your device can potentially lead to serious problems or malfunctions.
THC Oil and E-Cigs
E-cigarettes were originally created to be a healthier alternative for tobacco smokers trying to get away from regular cigarettes. It didn’t take long for marijuana users to adopt the technology. The e-cigarette became a way to enjoy the marijuana high without the commonly associated smell.
THC Oil Pens
A THC oil pen is quite similar to an e-cigarette. It’s a healthy way to consume cannabis and enjoy the effects of THC without smoking. The oil pen vaporizes the oil. This means it converts it into tiny droplets (vapor), allowing the user to inhale it without the carcinogens associated with burning. These small, portable vaporizers are convenient for many cannabis users.
Cooking with THC Oil
Another way to use this popular THC product is in the kitchen. People commonly add THC oil in baked goods such as cookies and brownies. Some even add a drop or two to their coffee, tea, or juice. You can even find a recipe that uses THC oil in marinara sauce. If you go this route, it’s important to start very small with the amount of oil you add or follow a recipe. Remember that THC oil can really pack a punch. Also, be aware of who may eat or drink whatever you create. You want to be sure to keep it away from children and people who aren’t knowingly ingesting THC.
How Long Does THC Oil Stay in Your System?
This is an age-old question with no exact answer. Everybody will process THC differently. The length of time THC remains in your system depends on your metabolism, how much THC you’ve consumed, and how often you consume cannabis products. Generally speaking, if you only use cannabis very rarely (once every three months or so) then the THC may be out of your system in as little as 7 to 10 days. If you consume cannabis products a few times a week then it may take several months after stopping before your body clears the THC. There is no 100% reliable answer to know when the THC will be completely out of your body and undetectable on a drug test. However, here’s a breakdown of what you may be able to expect.
Light users may only show THC in their bloodstream for a few days. Heavier users may register THC in their bloodstream for up to a week after their last use.
Traces of THC can register in hair cells for 90 days or more.
Traces of THC can register in your saliva up to 72 hours after you last smoked. Again, this depends on how often and how much you consume marijuana. People who use cannabis heavily may register THC in their saliva up to the 72-hour mark.
For light users, THC can register in urine for a month after consumption. Chronic heavy users can register for up to 3 months. Urine tests are the most common for detecting marijuana use because of their ease of use and affordability.
THC Oil and Safety
Be sure to do your research when it comes to your health and using THC Oil. THC and CBD oil are generally well tolerated. When using cannabis oil you will experience many of the side effects that you would if you consumed cannabis in another way. Speak with an experienced dispensary to understand the effects of THC oil on the mind and body.
It’s also important to have a good understanding of how to use your vaporizer, including how to change or charge your battery, and how to replace the vape cartridges. This ensures the safe use of your device and protects you from malfunctions caused by misuse. Some devices may not have changeable batteries or may not be refillable. If you’re purchasing a device from a dispensary, be sure to ask questions surrounding the device’s durability, life span, and if it is reusable.