Revolutionizing CBD Intake: The Rise of Dry Herb and CBD Vaporizers

As the CBD industry continues to flourish, a diverse array of consumption methods has emerged, each catering to different preferences and needs. Among these, CBD vaporizers have gained prominence, heralded for their innovation and ability to enhance the user experience significantly. This piece explores the transformative impact of CBD vaporizers on consumption habits and their myriad benefits.

Understanding CBD Vaporizers

CBD vaporizers are sophisticated electronic devices engineered to heat CBD extracts—be it oil, wax, or dry herb—to a precise temperature where its active ingredients are vaporized rather than burned. This process results in a pure, clean vapor, allowing for the immediate uptake of CBD’s beneficial properties without the harmful byproducts of combustion.

flowermate vaporizer in action

The Advantages of Vaporizing CBD

1. Rapid and Effective Delivery

One of the standout advantages of using CBD vaporizers is the efficiency of delivery. Vaporizing CBD allows for quick absorption into the bloodstream through the lungs, bypassing the slower digestive process and delivering immediate benefits.

2. Stealth and Portability

The design of CBD vaporizers emphasizes stealth and portability. Compact and discreet, these devices produce a subtle vapor and minimal scent, making them ideal for use in various settings without drawing attention.

3. Precise Dosage Control

CBD vaporizers afford users meticulous control over their dosage. This is particularly beneficial for individuals seeking to manage specific conditions with precision, enabling them to tailor their intake for optimal results.

4. Healthier Alternative

Vaporizing CBD is a cleaner alternative to smoking. It eliminates the inhalation of tar, carcinogens, and other harmful combustion byproducts, presenting a significantly healthier option for those who prioritize well-being.

5. Superior Flavor Experience

Unlike smoking, which can degrade the delicate flavors and aromas of CBD through combustion, vaporizing preserves these qualities. This results in a more enjoyable and full-flavored experience that enhances the overall enjoyment of CBD.

Who Can Benefit from CBD Vaporizers?

CBD vaporizers cater to a broad spectrum of users, from those exploring CBD for the first time to seasoned aficionados. They are especially appealing to individuals looking for a discreet, efficient, and health-conscious method of CBD consumption.

Selecting the Right CBD Vaporizer

When it comes to choosing a CBD vaporizer, considerations include the form of CBD to be used (oil, wax, or herb), frequency of use, and individual budget. Opting for a high-quality device with adjustable temperature settings and constructed from safe, durable materials is essential for a satisfactory experience.

In Summary

The advent of CBD vaporizers has transformed the landscape of CBD consumption, offering a blend of efficiency, discretion, and health benefits. Their ability to deliver a purer form of CBD quickly and safely positions vaporizers as an indispensable tool for anyone looking to integrate CBD into their lifestyle effectively. With their user-friendly design and the ability to customize the experience, CBD vaporizers are at the forefront of the wellness movement, promising a cleaner, more controlled, and enjoyable way to enjoy the myriad benefits of CBD.

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What are the side effects of CBD?

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is an active substance found in abundance in the hemp plant. Under scrutiny in recent years, cannabidiol is regularly highlighted for its soothing properties, its ability to alleviate chronic pain, and its lack of psychotropic effects (unlike THC, also derived from hemp). The molecule is now found in a wide selection of products, ranging from oils to chewing gums through herbal teas and e-liquids for electronic cigarettes, all sold over the counter in France. While the consumption of these products is increasingly widespread, it becomes essential to question the possible contraindications to the intake of cannabidiol, as well as the potential side effects of CBD.

The benefits of CBD

Cannabidiol is a natural substance from the hemp plant, used for ages in the pharmacopoeia of many countries to treat common ailments. Rediscovered in the second half of the 20th century shortly after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it has been the subject of increasing attention from the scientific world over the last two decades. The goal? To determine if the theoretical benefits of CBD are real, and especially exploitable. Existing studies unquestionably highlight the analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, anti-seizure and neuroprotective properties of cannabidiol. Although most of the tests have been conducted on animals in preclinical studies, and there is a lack of data regarding the use of CBD in humans, the molecule is already found in the composition of two drugs. The most widespread, Epidyolex, is indicated in the treatment of severe forms of childhood epilepsy (Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes), as specified by the High Authority of Health. The other, Sativex, prescribed in the treatment of symptoms of multiple sclerosis, mixes CBD and THC. However, CBD-based products available commercially, such as oils and e-liquids, are not considered medicines – it is prohibited to highlight their possible medicinal virtues for commercial purposes. This explains why the collection of data on the side effects and dangers of CBD is limited to rare scientific studies and consumer testimonials. So, what are the known side effects of CBD to date? What are the contraindications? Is taking cannabidiol a risk?

Benefits of cannabidiol

The side effects of cannabidiol

It should be noted that CBD is different from THC, the famous “recreational cannabis” that alters perception and makes you euphoric. Nothing like that with cannabidiol, which has no psychoactive properties. It does not cause dependency, unlike many drugs on the market. It is therefore possible to consume cannabidiol over the long term without fear of becoming addicted. In short, altered consciousness and addiction are not side effects of CBD. Are there others? As far as we know, adverse reactions to cannabidiol are rare. A 2011 review of medical studies on “the safety and adverse effects of cannabidiol” already pointed out that CBD consumption is not toxic to cells, does not induce biochemical changes in the body, and does not affect most physiological parameters (body temperature and heart rate). What do consumers themselves say about the side effects of CBD? At low doses, these are uncommon and mild like dry mouth, dizziness, nausea, headaches and less appetite.

When taking larger doses, for example as part of a drug treatment with Epidyolex, other side effects of CBD have been reported: diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, drowsiness, liver problems. However, a dosage lower than 1000 mg per day is considered safe. More details can be found in this document published by the World Health Organization in 2018, which states, in passing, that the side effects of CBD remain mild and that this substance has a “good safety profile”. Also, keep in mind that each body reacts differently to the ingestion of a given substance. Cannabidiol is no exception: in the absence of CBD side effects for most consumers, it can happen that few people experience unpleasant adverse reactions.

Globally well tolerated, CBD could nevertheless cause adverse effects in some consumers in particular cases, especially at very high doses. A 2020 study conducted on mouses reveals that the side effects of CBD are more important when the ingested doses exceed the recommendations made by the pharmacopoeia for humans (up to 200 mg per kilo per day for rats, which is huge). Under these conditions, the substance is likely to become toxic. However, no clinical study conducted on human consumers corroborates this finding. Moreover, side effects of CBD can appear when the consumption of cannabidiol is associated with the consumption of a drug treatment. This is why it is essential to discuss with a doctor if you are on medication and are considering taking cannabidiol. A prior consultation is, in any case, essential if you intend to consume CBD-based products in order to alleviate the symptoms of a disease such as Parkinson’s or multiple sclerosis.

Doctor with CBD products

CBD and contraindications

The contraindications to cannabidiol are few and are still being studied. Nevertheless, under the precautionary principle, it is better to avoid consuming it in case of taking medicine, during pregnancy (CBD would reduce the protective function of the placenta, as indicated here), and in case of allergy to the additives that can be found in cannabidiol-based products.

The side effects of CBD, almost non-existent in the vast majority of cases, are likely to be revealed in these particular cases. All the more reason to have a discussion with your doctor if you are considering using cannabidiol as a background treatment. Finally, it is necessary to pay attention to the quality of the ingested products, a sine qua non condition to avoid possible side effects of CBD. In the absence of a strict regulation in France, the quality of the products accessible on the territory is extremely variable and rests on the only seriousness of the retailers. It is therefore advisable to carefully consult the labels (in order to verify that the products contain few or no additives, that they are free of THC, and that they come from an authorized variety of hemp) and to address exclusively to trusted retailers.

Malaysia: Ministry of Health allows medical cannabis

The Malaysian Ministry of Health has recognized the possibility of medical cannabis use in Malaysia.

Existing laws regulating cannabis and its by-products in Malaysia, including the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, the Poisons Act 1952 and the Sale of Drugs Act 1952, do not prohibit the use of cannabis for medical purposes. A product containing cannabis and used for human medicinal purposes can therefore be imported and consumed in Malaysia if it complies with the requirements of the law.

On November 8, Muar MP Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman asked the Ministry of Health to clarify Malaysia’s position on the use of medical cannabis as an alternative that can be offered to patients. Syed Saddiq mentioned that cannabis is used in many foreign countries and recognized by the international medical community.

According to the Malaysian Ministry of Health, products containing cannabis must be registered with the Drug Control Authority (DCA) as stipulated in the Drug and Cosmetic Control Regulations 1984 under the Sale of Drugs Act.

Importation of the product must be done by importers who are licensed and permitted to import under the Drug and Cosmetic Control Regulations, the Poisons Act and the Dangerous Drugs Act.

Similarly, wholesale trade in cannabis-containing products must be conducted by dealers who are licensed under the same regulations and laws.

The sale or supply at retail of products containing cannabis for the medical treatment of a patient must be conducted by a licensed physician under the Medical Act of 1971.

Licensed pharmacists who hold a Type A license may also sell or supply cannabis products to certain persons on the basis of prescriptions issued by licensed physicians.

“Therefore, if certain parties have sufficient scientific evidence to use cannabis for medical purposes taking into consideration the quality, safety and efficacy aspects, the application for registration of cannabis products for therapeutic purposes can be submitted to the DCA for evaluation and registration under the Medicines and Cosmetics Control Regulations 1984 to be marketed in Malaysia,” Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said in a written reply from Parliament to Syed Saddiq on Nov. 8.

Cannabis: 10 proven or studied therapeutic uses

Many studies have examined the efficacy of therapeutic cannabis and its compounds, including THC. Here are 10 benefits of cannabis often mentioned in the scientific literature; we should note that not all of them have been formally demonstrated in humans.

Cannabis would be useful for glaucoma

Cannabis is believed to reduce intraocular pressure in glaucoma. In a small clinical trial, two hours after the oral administration of cannabis compounds, intraocular pressure decreased.

Cannabis can be useful for depression

The University of Buffalo led a study stating that compounds in cannabis could help stabilize mood and fight depression. But work is needed to confirm these results in humans.

Cannabis is said to have anti-cancer properties

Cannabidiol (CBD) is believed to limit cancer progression by inhibiting the expression of the Id-1 gene in breast cancer cells. After cannabidiol treatment, these cancer cells appeared less aggressive (research published in 2007).

Cannabis is thought to limit the progression of Alzheimer’s disease

A study by the Scripps Research Institute suggested that cannabis reduces the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Indeed, THC, present in cannabis, is believed to inhibit an enzyme creating amyloid plaques in the brain. These amyloid plaques are related to patients’ symptoms and the destruction of neurons.

Cannabis, effective against multiple sclerosis pain?

Cannabis is believed to relieve pain associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Research published in 2012 studied 30 patients who suffered from painful muscle contractions related to MS. While these people did not respond to other treatments, their pain was relieved with cannabis. Cannabis is believed to reduce muscle spasticity in MS.

Cannabis is believed to prevent epileptic seizures

A 2003 study in rats showed that cannabis could prevent epileptic seizures. Cannabis compounds are found to be anti-convulsant.

Cannabis for chronic pain

In January 2017, the United States National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine published a report on the therapeutic uses of marijuana. For the authors, there is substantial evidence of the effectiveness of medical cannabis in treating chronic pain in adults.

Cannabis for Parkinson’s disease tremors

Israeli research has shown that cannabis reduces pain and tremor in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Ruth Djaldetti, from Tel Aviv University, explained in Medpage Today that she recommend marijuana use as a last resort, if nothing else worked for them or if they had pain.

Cannabis against the side effects of chemotherapy

Dronabinol is prescribed to limit the side effects of cancer treatments, namely nausea, and vomiting related to chemotherapy. THC reduces vomiting by binding to cannabinoid CB1 receptors.

Cannabis stimulates appetite

Dronabinol is a drug for the treatment of AIDS-related anorexia. Dronabinol contains delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a cannabis psychotropic. The molecule binds to a cannabinoid receptor, which increases appetite.

What You Need To Know About Medical Use Of Cannabis

There are a lot of controversies that surrounded this drug right from its inception in the beginning. There is still an outright ban on it in some countries up to this present moment.

The discovery by medical scientists that it can be useful in the treatment of some ailments is the reason why medical cannabis has gained acceptance in some developed countries of the world. The mere mention of cannabis in some quarters up to today invokes the remembrance of Marijuana and with it everything bad.

What Is Cannabis?

It goes by several scientific names. Cannabis sativa called hemp and it belongs to the Cannabinaceae family. It contains a chemical compound THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol). This chemical compound is responsible for the psychoactive effects of Cannabis.

How Can It Be Used?

There are various options for the use of cannabis. We shall be considered first, the general uses of it before we take it further on to the medicinal uses.

The Dried Leaves

The dried flowers and leaves of the plant which are also referred to as marijuana can be utilized in various forms. It can be smoked through any preferred means.  Alternatively, some people prefer to take it with food orally that is baked in cookies.

The Resinous Secretions Of The Plant

This section of the plant is also known as hashish. It is either eaten raw or smoked.

The Fibre

The fiber of this plant is produced as industrial hemp which finds its use in the textile manufacturing companies.

Medical Uses

This substance is classified under the category of a schedule 1. Research has resulted in the development and now marketing of the following gotten from marijuana:

Marinol

It is used in the control of the following medical conditions: nausea and vomiting; used in the treatment of cancer; to stimulate appetite in AIDS patients.

* Cesamet

It is used to control nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapeutic agents

For patients, there are eight medical conditions for which they can be permitted to use cannabis. The list includes all of the following:

  • The Cancer patients.
  • Those diagnosed with Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS patients
  • Those that are suffering from the fit of Muscle spasms
  • People that suffer from Seizures
  • Those that fall into the category of people that suffer Severe pain
  • In cases of severe nausea
  • Cachexia also meaning dramatic weight loss.
  • People affected by muscle atrophy also known as wasting syndrome.

The above medical conditions are the ones medically allowed to take this substance; Anything outside the list above is a contravention of the laws.

Care Tips

Do not drive under the influence of this substance.

Do not drink alcohol alongside this substance.

Do not use during pregnancy or when you are preparing for pregnancy.

Do not use this substance while breastfeeding a baby.

Conclusion

The above should serve as a guide towards the proper use of cannabis.