Vaping. Everyone’s doing it, and it seems so sleek and sophisticated. But don’t let a vaporizer fool you — it may seem “lighter” than smoking, but it can still make you light up a marijuana drug test. It all depends on what kind of THC oil you’re vaping (plus how long it’s been since you vaped, of course, and a few other factors related to the body’s natural THC detox). Here’s what you need to know:
How do people vape THC?
First, let’s talk about the difference in smoking and vaping. Smoking involves combustion and requires the user to inhale/exhale smoke. Vaping, however, requires no combustion. The vaporizer heats the liquid to a boiling point in order to turn it into vapor, and that is the substance that is inhaled/exhaled. And like we mentioned above, vapor seems much lighter than smoke — but it can still infiltrate you with THC, depending on the concentrate of the THC oil or flower that you’re vaping.
More and more people are turning to vaping for its convenience, ease of use, and portability. Plus, vaping THC oil is really discreet — you can be out in public with your vape pen, and whatever is in it is your little secret. In terms of devices, there are lots of options. There are pre-loaded THC oil vape cartridges, THC-specific vape pens, and even disposable wax pens. If you want to learn more about the how-to’s of vaping THC, this is a really great comprehensive guide on vaping THC via Leafly.
Will Vaping THC Get Me High?
Yes—but it all depends on the amount of THC in whatever you’re vaping. According to Pot Guide, “the potency of vape cartridges is comparable to flower and sometimes contains double or even triple the THC content. While flower usually tops out below 30% THC, vape cartridges may boast 70%-95% THC potency.” There are so many options when it comes to buying THC vape, but you should be able to talk to whoever is selling it to you to learn more about the associated high. For example, some cannabis e-juices are made more for aches and pains and do not have psychoactive effects. A really easy rule of thumb to follow: if it made you feel high, it can absolutely be detected on a drug test. The only way you can feel high is from THC entering the body, which is the compound that a drug panel screens for. Consider undergoing a THC detox if you’ve recently vaped THC and have to face a marijuana drug test.
What’s the difference in THC and CBD?
A quick and easy way to distinguish CBD and THC is to know that THC gets you high, but CBD does not. This is worth pointing out in terms of vaping because CBD oil is everywhere these days, and you’ll be sad if you buy some with the intent of getting high. CBD oil is primarily used for pain management and anxiety/depression relief — it has no psychoactive properties. If you’re vaping ONLY CBD, then there’s no need for a THC detox and you don’t have to worry about passing your drug test. However, if the substance you’re using contains any THC, then you’ll need to be cognizant that it could cause you to fail your marijuana drug test.
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