CBD (Cannabidiol) E-Cigarettes: Explained

CBD e-cigarettes are relatively new to the electronic cigarette market; but what exactly are they and what do they do?

Some of us have heard of a little plant called Cannabis and its effects. These plants are illegal in the UK but can be used in other countries for Medicinal purposes such as pain relief. CBD is a compound that is found in the Cannabis plant.

One of the most commonly known compounds found in a Cannabis plant is THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol), this is the most active ingredient that gives users a “high”. CBD on the other hand is not psychoactive and does not provide a “high”; because of this CBD is being used widely for medicinal purposes.

Medicinal areas that could possibly benefit from CBD:

  • Pain Relief & Anti Inflammatory
  • Helps quitting smoking & other addictive substances
  • Epilepsy & Mental Health Disorders
  • Helps Fight Cancer
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Acne
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

What does the law say?

Originally in 1928 cannabis was made illegal in the UK, although it was prescribed for medical uses until 1971. This is when the Misuse of Drugs act came into force creating a class system for illegal drugs. Now the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have looked into CBD and approved its use for medicinal purposes. Manufacturers will now be regulated by the MHRA and will have to meet safety, quality and effectiveness standards.

CBD use in e-cigarettes

E-Cigarettes have really taken off across the world and there is no surprise that manufacturers have devised a way to combine the two.

There are two forms of CBD liquid you can use; one is like your standard E-liquid composed of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerine (VG) and one consisting of CBD oil. There are health concerns with vaping CBD oils and obviously need an adapted e cigarette.

Normally this will be used is via a normal e-cigarette with a standard PG / VG liquid with a CBD isolate which has no other components in it.

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References

https://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/ashtray-blog/2018/01/cbd-e-liquids-separating-fact-from-fiction.html

Https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221.php

https://www.hlbenefits.com/health-benefits-side-effects-vaping/

https://news.sky.com/story/cannabis-ingredient-to-be-classed-as-medicine-in-uk-10714967

TPD (Tobacco Products Directive)

The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) comes in force tomorrow (20th of May 2016) and here’s what you need to know.

The TPD is the EU directive that tells all member states of the European Union how to control tobacco. This directive has led to changes in packaging, bans on smoking in public places and advertising. This latest version of the TPD includes a number of new regulations for electronic cigarettes.

Zero Nicotine products are not included in the TPD.

Products containing over 20mg of Nicotine will need a medical license.

New Product Rules

– Size limit for e-liquids, 10ml bottles, 2ml disposable cartridges & tanks
– All products must be child proof & tamper proof
– Health warning labels on packaging
– Require instructions for use
– Bans on certain promotional descriptors
– All substances must be declared on the label
– Manufacturers must inform Member States of new and modified products
– Introduce a registration scheme for businesses engaged in cross border distance selling
– Advertising of Electronic Cigarettes is strictly prohibited on a number of platforms

Products are allowed to be sold without compliance until the 20th of November 2016 under a transitional period. On the 20th of May 2016 all products must be fully compliant.

For more detailed information take a look at the government website below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/e-cigarettes-regulations-for-consumer-products