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How Much CBD Should I Vape? The Must Read Guide Before Vaping

If you didn’t know, many factors determine the right amount of CBD you should take. Your body mass, desired effects, and the potency of your vape cartridge all influence how much you should inhale. This leaves many newbies wondering, “how much CBD should I vape?” Typically, with ingesting CBD, your dosage is determined by body weight. We recommend 0.25mg per 1lb of bodyweight for a regular dose, while 0.5mg per 1lb of bodyweight will give you a high dose. 

That means a person who weighs 150lbs would have a regular dosage of 37.5mg (150lbs x 0.25mg = 37.5) and a strong dosage of 75mg (150lbs x 0.5 = 75). However, inhaling CBD has a higher bioavailability rate which means you don’t need to inhale as much as compared to ingesting it.  Although vape dosage can be tricky, the best thing about vaping is that you can take smaller hits at a time and work your way up to the perfect dosage!

Why Do People Vape Their CBD?

Vaping CBD is extremely quick, convenient, flavorful, and hassle-free. There’s a reason it is the method of choice for many people. Portable vapes (vape pens) offer an easy, on-the-go option to enjoy CBD any time, anywhere. With the fast-paced lifestyles we live in today, vaping is likely the best option for most of us.

The technology for CBD vape pens has also grown considerably in recent years. With more efficient vaporizers and extra customization options, enjoying CBD has never been smoother and more flavorful. The vapes are designed to heat the e-liquid or flower just before the combustion point, so less CBD is wasted or burned off.

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When less CBD is wasted, there is more available for your body to absorb. Plus, the bioavailability of vaporized cannabidiol is quite high, around 40-50%. Higher bioavailability means the body absorbs more of the CBD, allowing you to feel the most potent effects of the product. Vaping is a more cost-efficient method of consumption as it preserves more of your CBD over time.

Inhaling smoke or vapor is also one of the quickest ways to feel the effects of CBD. This is because the product doesn’t pass through the digestive system (a slow process), and our lungs absorb vapor molecules easily. Once the vapors are inhaled into the lungs, the CBD enters the bloodstream within 1-2 minutes. By comparison, the effects of an edible can take up to two hours to kick in.

One of the benefits of absorbing CBD faster is that it also doesn’t last the entire day. Typically, the longer it takes for effects to kick in, the longer the effects last. That’s why vaporized CBD is great for people who want a quick dose in the morning to start their day but don’t want long-lasting effects. The convenience, quick onset effects, and ability to control dosage makes vaping CBD great for many consumers. Using CBD has never been easier and vapes offer the perfect solution for busy people.

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How CBD Works

Cannabidiol has become increasingly popular in recent years because it offers extensive soothing benefits without any of the high or euphoric feelings. CBD comes from the hemp plant, which is a cannabis plant, but only contains 0.3% THC or less.

CBD works by reacting with cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system regulates many of the body’s functions such as mood, appetite, digestion, memory, inflammation, sleep, and many more. By supporting the ECS, CBD can help the body achieve balance.


CBD oil tinctures are a popular product that should NOT be used in a CBD vape pen. Oil tinctures are not made to be heated or inhaled, and can be extremely flammable. Make sure the product you have purchased is safe for vape use to avoid any accidents.

How Much CBD Is In Each Puff?

The amount of CBD in each puff varies by person and depends on the size of your pulls (or inhales) and the potency of the vape juice. The stronger the vape juice, the more CBD is inhaled with each puff. Fortunately, there are a few numbers that we can use to calculate the approximate amount of CBD per puff.

How Much CBD Am I Vaping?

Most CBD vape oil cartridges come in 0.5 and 1 ml sizes, but you can also find them in 0.3 ml, 0.4 ml, and 0.6 ml sizes for special pens. Typically, 0.5 ml of vape juice will last for around 100 puffs, so a 1 ml cartridge will last about 200 puffs.

The number of puffs and milligrams of CBD in your vape cartridge can help you determine how much cannabidiol you inhale in each puff. Simply divide the total mg of CBD in your cartridge by the approximate number of puffs (according to the volume) to calculate how much CBD you inhale in each puff.

For example:

  • A 0.5 ml cartridge with 100 mg of CBD = 100 puffs = 1 mg of CBD per puff
  • A 0.5 ml cartridge with 300 mg of CBD = 100 puffs = 3 mg of CBD per puff
  • A 1 ml cartridge with 100 mg of CBD = 200 puffs = 0.5 mg of CBD per puff
  • A 1 ml cartridge with 500 mg of CBD = 200 puffs = 2.5 mg of CBD per puff

As you become accustomed to your CBD dosage, you can bump up the amount little by little. CBD vapes have one of the highest bioavailability of all the methods to use CBD. Your body usually absorbs 40-50% of the CBD in the product through vaping, whereas you may only absorb 5-15% from edibles.

Popular Cheef CBD Vaping Products 

Now that you have all the information needed to determine a proper CBD dose, and the safety associated with CBD vape consumption over long periods, you might be interested in finding some for yourself! In that case, Cheef Botanicals provides various options suited to all taste preferences! Cheef Botanicals uses all-natural cannabis-derived and food-grade terpenes, imparting our CVD vape juice with delicious and beneficial terps!

Some of our most popular (and favorite) CBD vape products are listed below, but please browse our site for other exciting options!

OG Kush

Could you truly call us a serious CBD company if this one wasn’t on our list? OG Kush is the iconic strain loved by cannabis fans around the world. When vaped, OG Kush treats the pallet to strong hints of gas with an overtone of pungent earth and an exhale reminiscent of fuel-soaked citrus.

If this sounds like a strong sensory experience, you’ve thought right. OG Kush is prized for its uncompromising flavor that has become practically synonymous with the most desirable qualities available through Kush-heavy cultivars. If you want to bask in the presence of cannabis royalty, pick up a CBD cartridge with some OG Kush, and you’re sure to fall in love.

Jack Herer

While we are still covering the classics, what better flavor than the old standby: Jack Herer. Jack Herer is a Sativa dominant CBD vape juice cartridge renowned for its peppery, pine-flavored vapor. This cartridge is described as imparting its consumer with boundless creative energy, focused relaxation, and general feelings of content.

Many describe Jack as the perfect social strain, well suited for encouraging deep conversation and clear-headed discussion. Consumers will experience a deliciously fruity taste accented with herbal tones and a peppery finish when they vape this delicious flavor.

Sour Diesel

Described by many as dreamy, energizing, and cerebral, Sour Diesel expresses all of the most desirable qualities found in Sativa dominant strains. Sour D is known for its highly pungent scent, capable of filling a room with dank, gassy notes and lemony overtones.

When vaped, your pallet will be reminded of where this strain gets its diesel namesake. The initial inhale is full of gassy yet pleasurable flavor, carrying a flavor familiar to fans of Chemdawg derivatives, while the exhale provides sweet accents of lemon. Sour Diesel is prized by regular consumers as the perfect strain for a morning pick me up and provides abundant energy great for starting your day off right.

Sour Space Candy

As a strain with particularly high total CBD content, Sour Space Candy is sure to take you to another plane of relaxation. Sour Space Candy provides consumers with a fairly balanced experience due to its lineage as a true hybrid but imparts a heady, focused calm. Following this come up, sour space candy will relieve your bodily discomfort, uplifting both mind and body and providing full-body relaxation.

Sour Space candy stays true to its name, providing a sweet and fruity candy-like flavor, sure to please your inner sweet tooth! The exhale expresses its more down-to-earth side with notes of spice, citrus, and earthy musk.

Northern Lights

If you’re seeking a heavy indica to relax those aching joints, there are few options as world-renowned as Northern Lights. Northern Lights uses its powerful indica features to take away the weight of the world, replacing it with serenity and a calmed mind-state. This vape cartridge has an earthy flavor with sweet hints of citrus, providing your vape pen with well-loved flavors present in some of the best hemp and cannabis strains.

Northern Lights is a popular option for nighttime unwinding sessions, and after a few puffs, it will quickly have you falling into bed wrapped up tight in a blanket of comfort. If you’re looking for a great nighttime companion, Northern Lights is sure to provide a helping hand.

What is the Right Dose For You?

Since the FDA hasn’t established standard dosage guidelines for CBD, some manufacturers don’t offer a recommended serving size or amount of CBD to consume. CBD can affect everyone differently. The best way to figure out the correct dose for yourself is to start low and work your way up, especially if this is your first time.

Start with a couple of puffs and wait about 90 seconds for the CBD effects to kick in. Repeat this process until you reach the desired effects. Keep track of how many puffs you took and use that as a benchmark for the next time. Anyone that has vaped CBD will tell you that it’s super easy to find the right dose!

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One of the great things about CBD is that it has very minimal side effects. It is possible to experience dry mouth, mild drowsiness, or restlessness, but these cases are very rare. Even if your vape pen’s CBD effects are a little strong for you, these feelings will disappear with consistent use.

Play around with the potency and cartridge size to find your optimal CBD dosage. It may be even more efficient for you to buy a powerful vape juice and take fewer puffs.

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Do You Hold In CBD Vape?

A constant source for debate among people who vape CBD is whether it is more efficient to hold the vape in your lungs following inhalation. It is common to see consumers holding their breath for a brief period after inhaling, but does this help your body absorb more, or is this a misconception?

There is no evidence to suggest that holding in CBD vape will result in faster onset time or a more efficient experience in general. In fact, holding vape smoke in for longer than necessary may only serve to irritate your lungs and throat! As such, one deep inhale should be good enough for your body to absorb the right amount of CBD, but holding it for any amount of time after will have no additional effect, besides a potential headache from lack of air!

Is Taking CBD Every Day Bad For You?

Adding CBD to a wellness routine can be a highly beneficial option for some people. For many, CBD provides essential relief needed to complete daily activities and maintain a quality of life. Still, new consumers will reasonably question whether it is bad to take it consistently.

One of the biggest advantages of CBD products is that the human body tolerates them very well. This means that daily use should not result in negative side effects. Part of the reason for this comes from the non-intoxicating quality of CBD, which allows it to be so well-tolerated. Without this, CBD can provide various benefits without affecting the body’s natural chemical balance.

The easy-going nature of CBD is due to the particular way it interacts with the ECS. CBD indirectly influences their function instead of creating a direct bond to receptors. This is why CBD effects are more mild and manageable than other cannabinoids like THC.

This is also possibly one reason why continued CBD use has no known negative consequences. Still, as a daily consumer, getting the right dosage may require a little bit of experimentation. Prolonged CBD consumption will likely result in an increased tolerance to its effects, meaning eventually, more will need to be consumed for the desired effects to be felt.

Final Thoughts – How Much CBD Should I Vape?

Vaping is one of the most fun and efficient ways to use CBD. Although there is no “best” method to consume CBD, vaping can offer a stress-free, beginner-friendly experience for many starting out. In addition to our great CBD vape cartridges, check out the rest of our wide selection of CBD products that are available with a 30-day money-back guarantee!