While we look for a credit card processor that is accommodating to the CBD industry, we can accept ACH transactions on our online store. If you wish to place an order over the phone, please call (571) 799-9914.

Is Vaping CBD Safe?

Is vaping CBD safe? Well, that’s a loaded question, wouldn’t you say? While we can’t give you a direct answer at this point in time, we can give you a glimpse into what’s going on behind the scenes in the CBD + hemp industry. It’s incredibly important that you always, always, always know where your product is sourced from. Don’t get your ‘wellness’ products from the Sunoco, Exxon, or sketchy corner store down the street from your house, just saying.

Let’s actually define vaping and smoking and you can tell us what you think…

Vaping = to inhale vapor through the mouth from a usually battery-operated electronic device (such as an electronic cigarette) that heats up and vaporizes a liquid or solid
Smoking = the gaseous products of burning materials (combustion) especially of organic origin made visible by the presence of small particles of carbon

By just those definitions alone, you can see why one might be more a more desirable consumption method than the other. But, that’s the exact problem… because vape products are so popular and desirable right now, the black market is taking notice of that and they have started distributing unregulated and sub-par concentrates and solutions.

Vice actually made a statement on the issues that sums it up perfectly:

The problem many CBD vapers have faced recently seems to stem mainly from poor regulation over the vaping market in general, and the subsequent unreliable quality of any vape or vape oil.” – Mark Hay, Vice Contributor

Industry members are cutting corners. Black market cannabis organizations are running rampant across the globe, which is what is also contributing to an unreliable industry and causing serious illness and in some cases death. What we do know is that when industry members and brands are abiding by industry-specific regulations + guidelines as well as third-party testing their products (which we do), you have a much better shot of acquiring safe products from compliant and reputable companies. 

Barbara Biddle, Owner and Founder of District Hemp Botanicals brings up a good point.

“The vape crisis, now more than ever, highlights the importance of making sure to shop with reputable brands that have a track record with both safety and quality. With everyone trying to cash in on the ‘green rush’, people will try to cut corners that might endanger the lives of their customers just to make a quick buck.”

 Long-Term Effects of Vaping

While vaping is supposedly “less harmful than traditional smoking”, we don’t know for certain what long-term effects vaping can cause within its users. Everything, no matter whether it’s good or bad for you, can potentially have side-effects that can cause concern. But just like you’re not going to take more than the recommended dose of Ibuprofen (don’t you dare!), the same goes for vaping. Just don’t do it in excess. Give your lungs a break from time to time. Talk to your doctor about it!

 That’s why we do not want you to be alarmed by what you’re seeing and hearing in the news and various media platforms. Just like anything else, it’s important to get to the core and truth of the matter. What’s actually scaring physicians and scientists alike, is that there have been no long-term studies completed to rule out if vaping is deadly or not. So, if you are choosing to vape plant-based products, the best thing you can do for yourself and your health is to know where your products are coming from. 

What Can YOU Do?

Stay up-to-date and if you want to take it a step further, you can reach out to your local representatives. It’s important that our local and federal government agencies do not overreact. Right now, the biggest piece of advice we can give is to keep yourself educated on this important matter. 

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

We’d love to address those with you! Feel free to give us a call at (571) 799-9914 or send an email to info@districthempstore.com. We look forward to speaking with you.