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Can You Put CBD Tincture in a Vape Pen? A Guide

Can you put CBD tincture in a vape pen? 

The short answer is no. It’s not safe to vape using a CBD tincture. Similarly, it’s not safe to vape with a CBD oil designed to be used topically or orally. 

Because of the potential health risks, we didn’t want to waste any time answering this question. 

Remember that you do have options to safely vape CBD. There are plenty when it comes to CBD tinctures and oils, too. Interested? Check out our full range of CBD products.

Let’s take a closer look at CBD tinctures and vape pens. Then, we’ll review why it’s not safe to mix CBD tinctures and oils with vapes. Finally, we’ll share safe and effective alternatives for vaping CBD.

What are CBD Tinctures and Vape Pens?

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of chemical called a cannabinoid, found in both hemp and cannabis plants. 

CBD stands out among many other cannabinoids because it doesn’t have strong psychoactive effects. In other words, CBD doesn’t lead to an altered sense of perception or elevated mood. Those qualities are common with many other cannabinoids (Delta 8 and THC-P are just a few examples).

Instead, CBD is known for helping to address concerns like anxiety, chronic pain, and insomnia, Harvard Health Publishing explains. It can change your state of mind in a positive way, but not in the same sense as other cannabinoids.

CBD is federally legal when it’s derived from hemp plants containing no more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC. That’s the major cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized commercial production of hemp meeting that standard.

What are CBD Tinctures?

CBD tinctures are a liquid preparation that contains CBD. Tinctures generally use a solvent (like alcohol or vinegar) to extract active ingredients from plants or other materials. The result is a CBD liquid commonly sold in a dropper bottle.

Tinctures can be swallowed, like edibles, or held under the tongue for faster absorption. CBD oils and tinctures are very similar in this regard. However, there are key differences between oils and tinctures that you should be aware of.

Want to know more about how to safely and effectively dose CBD oils and tinctures? Check out our dedicated guide to oil and tincture dosing to learn more.

What are Vape Pens?

Vape pens are a tool used to consume CBD and cannabinoid oil (sometimes called vape juice) designed specifically for vaping. Vapes are sold in two formats: separate cartridges and pens and self-contained disposable units.

Vape pens and other vaping devices work by heating the oil in the cartridge or reservoir. Eventually, it turns into a vapor. That vapor is then inhaled by the user.

Vaping is generally seen as convenient, discreet, and easy. In that sense, CBD vape pens and cartridges are similar to CBD tinctures. In the CBD tincture vs. vape debate, there are major differences (method of consumption) and strong similarities (effects on the user).

CBD vape cartridges sit in foam holding blocks.

Can You Put CBD Tincture in a Vape Pen?

For safety’s sake, we want to be totally clear. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions related to CBD tinctures and vape pens:

  • Can you vape tincture? No, it’s not safe to vape any kind of tincture. 
  • Can you vape THC tincture? Can you vape CBD tincture? No! Do not vape THC or CBD tincture. Tinctures aren’t intended to be vaporized and inhaled.
  • Can you put tincture oil in a vape? Can you put CBD tincture in a vape pen? Again, no. While you could physically place tincture oil in a vape cartridge with the right tools, it has no benefit. You’d be left with a cartridge filled with a substance that isn’t safe to vape.

The same is true for cannabinoid and CBD oils sold for topical and oral use. Do not vape these oils. 

The liquid in a CBD vape cartridge or disposable vape is commonly referred to as vape oil or just oil. It’s also sometimes called CBD vape juice. However, they’re distinctly different products. 

Don’t be confused by the lack of distinction in their common names. You should never vape CBD oil that’s sold for topical and oral use.

It can help to think of the type of CBD oil sold for vaping as CBD concentrate instead. CBD concentrate, and all cannabinoid concentrates, are designed to be vaped safely. 

Why Shouldn’t I Vape CBD Oils or Tinctures?

CBD tinctures and oils contain ingredients that help to extract, stabilize, flavor, and deliver CBD, orally and topically. Some of those same ingredients, like carrier oils are not intended to be heated to a high temperature, vaporized, and consumed.

Serious health complications can stem from vaping CBD tinctures and oils. That includes a specific type of pneumonia called lipoid pneumonia. This affliction is caused by oil reaching the lungs and negatively affecting their usual functions.

What’s a Safe and Effective Way to Vape CBD?

The good news is that it’s easy to consume CBD safely with a trustworthy supplier on your side. High-quality brands clearly and accurately label their products. That means it’s easy to see the intended use of a CBD product before making a purchase.

Additionally, the packaging and format of these different CBD products make their intended uses clear. When contained in a vape cartridge or disposable vape, CBD is intended for vaping. When sold in a dropper bottle, CBD is intended for oral and topical use. 

Unless you add CBD oil or tincture to a vape cartridge yourself, you don’t have to worry.

Our CBD page makes it easy to see all of the available options. You’ll notice every listing is clearly labeled. Images that make it easy to see the difference between different product categories, too.

Delta 8 Resellers is proud to work with only the very best brands in the CBD and federally legal cannabinoid industry. To offer as much transparency as possible, we share the results of independent lab testing for all of our products. That way, you can see exactly what’s in any product you’re interested in for yourself.

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