Vaping and CBD E-Liquids – A Personal View of the Kanavape Hemp CBD Cig-a-Like
There’s a lot of anecdotal evidence out there about the alleged health benefits of CBD oil and as someone with various mental and physical health issues I was intrigued to find out more.
But first a disclaimer – there’s a larger one at the end of this piece:
For the record I am not a doctor or health practitioner and neither to my knowledge is anyone else on the ECigClick team.
My thoughts and experience using these particular CBD vaping products are my own and not backed by any scientific evidence.
For the purpose of this review I received a Kanavape battery – charger and CBD vaping cartridge kindly supplied by Vaperex.
The cartridge supplied was 1ml: 50mg CBD suspended in PG and VG along with what Kanavape describe as natural flavours.
A 1ml: 25mg CBD cartridge is also available.
I also received a 10ml bottle of strawberry flavoured Satijah Hemp e-liquid containing 50mg of CBD.
What is CBD Oil?
OK for those not in the know CBD stands for Cannabidiol and yes it is a derivative of the Hemp plant – however the refining process that produces CBD oil removes the THC [Tetrahydrocannabinol ] the psychoactive constituent of cannabis – or in plain terms the bit that gives marijuana smokers the ‘high’.
Hemp has been grown legally for hundreds of years and everyday items such as clothing and of course rope can and are made from it.
CBD oil is perfectly legal here in the UK – please check your own country’s laws regarding the supply and use if you’re interested in trying it.
Kanavape Hemp Vaporizer and 1ml 50mg CBD Vaping Cartridge
The CBD vaping kit looks to all intents and purpose exactly like an e cigarette and the principal is the same.
You plug the battery into the charger which plugs into any usb port. The cartridge is then screwed into the battery and you’re ready to go. There’s no fire button you just vape or draw on the mouthpiece.
There’s a simple set of instructions on the back of the battery card and information on the strength of the CBD oil cartridge on the back of sealed foil type wrapper.
A key thing to note here is Kanavape suggests you only take one ‘draw’ per hour.
The device is discreet and extremely light and there’s a tiny Kanavape logo on the battery.
When you inhale the tip of the battery lights up white.
There is a slight natural odour however no-one is going to call the drug squad in the mistaken belief you’re smoking cannabis – it does not smell of ‘weed!’
Kanavape CBD Vaporizer and Pain Relief – My Experience
[This is not a medical opinion but is based on my own personal experience using CBD]
I have been diagnosed with x4 prolapsed discs in my back and neck and also something called Complex Trauma – a mix of PTSD – depression and anxiety.
The potent medications I regularly take can leave me feeling like a zombie.
During particularly painful back and neck episodes taking the extremely strong pain killers and muscle relaxants can for a few days afterwards give me a feeling of the worst hangover ever – without the fun beforehand 🙂
I’ve read a lot about CBD and had discussed its apparent benefits with my clinical psychologist. However like all health professionals she was/is reluctant to promote it in any way adding ‘if it works try it.’
In the past I have found that smoking a ‘natural herb’ has eased the pain considerably and indeed helped relax me.
However anyone who’s enjoyed that ‘natural herb’ knows the side effects – whilst pleasurable it hardly leaves you shall we say fit for purpose lol.
The week the CBD vape pen arrived was particularly traumatic – indeed it couldn’t have arrived at a better time to see just what effect – if any – it may have on me.
I get tense and anxious and this of course triggers the pain which in turn adds to the tension and you can guess the rest.
I took my first vape on the pen and like the instructions stated waited for an hour before taking another one.
However I’m a big bloke and could tell not much was ‘happening’ – so I guess the CBD needed more time to become absorbed into my rather large frame.
Remember this is not some ‘magical cure’.
However after 24 hours using the pen regularly I could tell that whilst not completely gone – the pain had indeed lessened in much the same way that diazepam relaxes my muscles.
I can honestly say there were NO side-effects whatsoever.
I had not used any of the pain medication I’ve been prescribed.
Kanavape CBD Vaporizer and Stress – My Experience
[This is not a medical opinion but is based on my own personal experience using CBD]
They say that moving home is one of the most stressful things anyone can do.
My living situation has been shall we say transient for a couple of years however this past 10 days has changed all that.
I have been offered a permanent home however the red tape and bureaucracy surrounding this particular ‘move’ has triggered my more fragile mental state.
One of the things I have been unable to do this past few years is deal with anyone on the phone – when and if I have no other choice the experience has left me mentally and physically drained.
5 days of regular use of the CBD vape pen and whilst all the phone calls were still as traumatic – I couldn’t help but notice the dizziness – raised heartbeat and ‘sweats’ that I always experience on the phone were lessened.
I also find crowds extremely ‘frightening’ as I seem to perceive literally everything as a ‘threat’ and don’t get me started on official face to face meetings!!!
Whilst not taking any of those in my stride this past two weeks I have noticed a marked lessening of anxiousness and tension without resorting to the heavy medication I’ve been prescribed.
Can I put this down to CBD or is it some kind of placebo effect?
Now as I keep saying I’m NOT a medical practitioner – these are just my thoughts and experiences using the CBD vape pen.
If it is simply the placebo effect – the brain is an amazing thing after all – then so what is all I can say to that – this particular CBD vape pen has certainly had a positive effect on me.
Remember everyone is different and what works for some may not work for others.
Satijah 10ml Hemp E-Liquid 50mg CBD
This CBD infused e-liquid is designed to vape inside refillable tanks and vaping pens.
It has an 80/20 VG and PG mix which to be fair does throw out a few clouds – however we’re not expecting this to be a cloud chasing comp sauce are we lol.
After a week on the Kanavape CBD pen I left it a couple of days before trying the Satijah Hemp e-liquid.
I received the strawberry flavour and the smell was divine.
There’s the slightest medical almost minty taste underneath the true strawberry flavour which I found extremely pleasant – I’m guessing that’s the flavour of natural Hemp.
This past few days has been extremely stressful – so much so there have been times when I’ve felt completely overwhelmed particularly when dealing with the endless nightmare of officialdom.
However as each days has passed and with regularly vaping on the Satijah CBD e-liquid – I have found whilst not able to handle ALL that’s been thrown at me – I have found myself a heck of a lot more relaxed and certainly less uptight.
I described it to my son as feeling ‘calm but on guard’ if that makes any sense at all to you.
In other words I could feel my anxiety however it was in the background rather than in the forefront of my thoughts.
Sure that could be down again to the ‘placebo effect’ who’s to say – after all I’m no medical expert.
But I definitely hand on heart felt a lot more relaxed – certainly more focused than when I’m on heavy hitting medication and whilst every meeting/call has left me anxious it feels less so.
Vaping CBD E-Liquid My Conclusions
Remember this is a personal opinion and is NOT backed up by any scientific evidence.
The two weeks I’ve spent vaping both the Kanavape CBD pen and the Satijah CBD e-liquid has pretty much convinced me there’s something to this.
I’m not one of those ‘new age’ types – but I do strongly believe there’s a case for some natural so called ‘alternative medicines’ – after all Aspirin derives from the bark of a tree.
Whilst CBD oils – vape pens and e-liquids cannot legally be described as ‘medicinal’ there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence out there which describes the possible benefits for users.
I know of at least one CBD pen currently being looked at by the National Health Service.
Of the two products I personally felt the Kanavape CBD vaping pen had the greater effect.
This could be down to the amount of CBD in the Satijah e-liquid as Vaporex explains on their website:
If you’re a medicinal user Satijah may not be for you due to the fact the 50mg of CBD is diluted into 10ml of the E-liquid, meaning you have to vape 5ml for the same dose as one KanaVape cartomizer.
CBD e-liquid and pens are expensive of that there’s no doubt but are they worth your hard earned money?
I cannot speak for you obviously – however after using these two products for two of the most stressful and painful weeks I’ve had for a long time I can only say they certainly made a huge difference to me.
Is that the placebo effect?
I have absolutely no idea.
Would I recommend them?
I would but I’d urge you to do plenty of research first.
Kanavape Disclaimer via Vaperex
Cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp are not listed in the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, the United Nations treaty designed to control psychoactive drugs.
Hemp has traditionally been grown legally in Europe for thousands of years. KanaVape uses only certified and legal industrial hemp, containing less than 0.2% THC – the legal limit.
KanaVape hemp e-liquid does not contain THC.
You can view the certificate of analysis below. It is a legal obligation to communicate clearly about KanaVape and respect the following points:
• KanaVape must not be sold to minors.
• KanaVape cannot be promoted as a marijuana vaporizer or e-joint because it does not contain THC and does not have any euphoric effect.
• KanaVape is not a medical product and it should not be considered as a way to reduce pain, treat or cure any disease.