All You Need to Know About THC Vape Juice
Vaping has been a common way of smoking cannabis and nicotine for many years, but nowadays more and more people are vaping THC vape juice products. There are numerous reasons why people are choosing vape juice and other cannabis concentrates over the dry cannabis flower. In this article, we take a look at what THC vape juice is, what it is made from, how to use it, and potential side effects.
What is Vape Juice?
Vape juice, also known as E-juice or E-liquid is a blend of water, food-grade flavouring, alcohol (sometimes), nicotine (sometimes) and propylene glycol (PG)/vegetable glycerin (VG).
The vape juice was first introduced when e-cigarettes came to the scene as better alternatives to regular cigarettes. As a result, the word “vape juice” is usually used to mean a liquid with nicotine content or one that is used as an alternative to smoking cigarettes.
Therefore, similar to other slangs used by cannabis users, it is not okay to say “vape juice” when you are actually referring to the vape juice made from THC. If you do so, those who are from the cannabis community might get confused or think you are crazy.
When you are talking about the replacement for regular cigarettes, with or without extra nicotine, say “vape juice”. On the other hand, if you are referring to vaping to get you high, say “THC vape juice”. Now you know the difference.
What is THC Vape Juice?
THC vape juice is a liquid cannabis concentrate, which is made from the extraction of cannabinoids, flavonoids as well as terpenes from a fresh cannabis flower with the help of carbon (IV) oxide or alcohol. This process results in a liquid that is very concentrated and potent. The liquid is then smoked through a vaporiser pen, vape mod box, or other vaping devices.
The vape juice can contain THC levels as high as 80-90 percent, whereas a dry cannabis flower only has about 20 percent THC. Therefore, THC vape juice gives you a stronger high in smaller hits, which means less product consumption and more money saved.
Since THC vape juice is just concentrated THC, the resulting effects are the same as those you would experience from smoking a highly concentrated THC strain. You may experience:
- Time distortion
- Heightened sensitivity to stimuli
The intensity of the above effects is largely dependent on your individual metabolism, body weight, and other factors. The effects vary from one person to another.
Just like all other products that contain THC, there’s always the likelihood for having a very bad trip. The vape juice is often composed of high THC strains; therefore, it contains minute amounts of CBD, CBG or CBN. These cannabinoids can increase the effects of THC to make the products more enjoyable, without the CBD, CBG, or CBN, too much THC consumption can lead to the following side effects:
- Extreme anxiety
- Feeling paranoia
- Unconsciousness, which is very uncomfortable.
If it’s your first time taking the vape juice made from THC, tread lightly. You do not want to get a bad trip, it’s the worst.
Is it Legal?
The answer is both yes and no. Some states in the USA have legalised the use of medicinal and recreational marijuana, while others have only legalised medicinal marijuana. In the United Kingdom, things are quite different; cannabis is illegal and is only available on prescription.
Given that you live in a place where recreational use of marijuana is legal and you have attained the legal age, you can buy THC vape juice from a nearby dispensary. On the other hand, if you live in a place where only medicinal marijuana has been legalised, you will have to consult a medical practitioner to get a prescription. If you live where both types of cannabis have not been legalised, you’re out of luck my friend.
How to Vape
THC vape juice is naturally more concentrated than the dried cannabis flower, as we saw earlier; therefore, it might take very few hits of the vape juice to make you very high. To vape, you just need to connect the juice to a vaporiser.
One good thing about a vaporiser and a vape pen is that you do not have to ingest all the liquid straight away. It is not like using a blunt, a joint or a Thai stick where once lit, you have to smoke right away.
With a vape pen, you just take a single hit, put it aside, and after some time, go back to it, and take your next hit. You can be able to test how many hits it takes you to be completely high.
Having that information will enable you to know the exact amount of THC vape juice you will require to attain a good high. This can save you money over the long term.