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CBD Cartridges: Why You Should Vape This Way in 2020

Want to get your daily dose of CBD more conveniently and effectively than ever before? Then CBD cartridges are calling your name. 

Vaping exploded in popularity in the 2010s, and its rise is set to continue in the 2020s. The same is true for CBD, which also came to the public’s attention just a few years ago. What’s so good about pre-filled vape cartridges? Vaping delivers CBD into the body and bloodstream more quickly than any other type of consumption. Such speedy relief can make all the difference, depending on why you’re taking CBD. 

In this mammoth guide to CBD vape cartridges, we’ll be looking at all the different cartridges available, with a review of the market’s top brands. We’ll also explore the potential therapeutic value of CBD cartridges, and answer your pressing questions about vaping, and cartridges in particular. Feel free to use the ‘Table of Contents’ to skip to the sections most relevant to you! 

Get up to speed with CBD 

Still not exactly sure what CBD is? Here’s a quick refresher. 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis plants. Industrial hemp – a strain of cannabis sativa – is both a relatively rich source of CBD and legal in the United States. Unlike “normal” cannabis which has lots of THC, CBD products are non-psychoactive and don’t cause any intoxication. 

CBD initiates unique chemical reactions in the body, and specifically within the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is where all cannabinoids have their most significant effects. In general, CBD serves a regulatory role in the ECS, which in turn has positive benefits for our overall well-being. But we’ll get into the nuts and bolts of that later.

Now we’ve introduced hemp and CBD, let’s explore the different hemp-based CBD oil cartridges being sold legally right now. 

CBD-isolate cartridges

A ruling in the 2018 Farm Bill permits as much as 0.3% THC in hemp-derived CBD products. However, CBD-isolate cartridges go one step beyond, eliminating all THC – and indeed all other plant compounds, except for the CBD, of course! 

These pure CBD cartridges provide an extra layer of safety for those worried about intoxicating effects or failing drug tests. CBD-isolate products don’t have that familiar hemp flavor, either, as they don’t contain any terpenes or flavonoids. However, some brands do add isolated terpene profiles to CBD-isolate blends, with the purpose of embellishing flavor and effects. 

CBD-isolate cartridges are typically more affordable than full-spectrum hemp vape cartridges. However, these products are often a little less therapeutic, as CBD is the only beneficial compound present.  

Full-spectrum CBD cartridges

These cartridges incorporated all cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other potentially useful plant compounds. Nothing is left out of a full-spectrum extract, which is great if you want to sample everything in the hemp. 

Full-spectrum cartridges will have a little THC, although less than the legal limit – any respectable brand can confirm this with an independent lab report. However, because of the detectable THC, we cannot completely guarantee a clean drug test with these products. 

The additional cannabinoids – cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabidivarin (CBDV) to name three – in these cartridges amp up the benefits. Terpenes offer a delicious natural taste, and also energizing or relaxing effects, depending on the terpene profile. 

Every strain has its own set of terpenes, which is essential to making them unique. We know less about flavonoids, but these may have helpful health effects, too. 

Brought together, all the cannabinoids in a full-spectrum hemp product promote the ‘entourage effect’, making CBD and the other compounds more potent. Subsequently, the best full-spectrum CBD cartridges usually cost a bit more than CBD-isolate cartridges. 

Are CBD cartridges safe?

Since late 2019, the US news media has put the microscope on vaping. Some pretty shocking headlines have come out about the so-called dangers of vaping. Illnesses and deaths have even been attributed to vaping use. However, the vaping scare has missed out on some crucial facts, giving the whole industry a bad name. In reality, the problems are isolated in one particular area. 

Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that vaping illnesses have been exclusively caused by illegal THC cartridges containing vitamin E acetate. Legal products are not linked to severe health problems, and for good reason. 

Vitamin E acetate is legal, but is not used by legit vape companies because of the dangers when inhaling. Research shows that this ingredient gets clogged in the lungs when inhaled, causing respiratory issues. 

With vitamin E acetate confined to illegal products, we can consider the vaping crisis a result of bootlegged products. These illnesses cannot be attributed to regular vaping. There is no research that regular carrier oils such as vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) can cause lung problems. 

However, there is one big lesson that regular CBD vapers should take from this incident. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate CBD cartridges, or any CBD products. Therefore, the onus is on companies to prove they are making cartridges safe for human consumption and inhalation. 

This is only achievable through transparency, with third-party lab testing the current gold standard. Leading industry names like CBD Genesis, CBDistillery and Funky Farms CBD are all happy to submit their products for independent verification. This way, customers know they are buying authentic and, crucially, safe CBD products. 

Best CBD cartridges for sale at

We’re very selective about the products we offer at Finding quality CBD products is challenging if you have no idea where to start, and it’s hard to know what to look for. But we’re here to make it easier. Only the finest vape cartridges make it to our store, from brands that meet our very high standards. 

This isn’t an exhaustive list of the CBD cartridges we have for sale, but these seven are among our very best and most popular offerings. 

Funky Farms CBD Cartridges

Looking for organic, lab-tested, broad-spectrum CBD vape cartridges? Funky Farms CBD has exactly what you need. They have an impressive range of sativa, indica and hybrid cartridges, containing 350mg of broad-spectrum hemp extract. These e-liquids have no detectable THC and absolutely no vitamin E acetate. As full-spectrum products, Funky Farms cartridges have a delightful, natural flavor. 

These 510-threaded cartridges work with all standard vape batteries. Funky Farms cartridges are pretty potent, with 350mg of extract packed into 1ml of vape juice, with an MCT carrier oil for increased bioavailability. Here’s what you can expect from each of the five cartridges. 

Gelato: A classic hybrid, Gelato enhances mood while providing a sense of calm and relaxation. This strain has a reputation for producing fast-acting effects. 

Frosty Watermelon OG: Get fruity with Frosty Watermelon OG from Funky Farms. This refreshing cartridge is idea for sleep and stimulating appetite. 

Granddaddy Purple: Sample deeper relaxation with this world-famous indica strain. Granddaddy Purple has a terpene profile perfect for tackling insomnia, stress and anxiety. 

Lemon Cake: Energize your day with Lemon Cake, a sativa-dominant CBD cartridge from Funky Farms. This is a brilliant vape juice for waking up with, boosting motivation and blasting away fatigue and low mood. 

Thin Mint: Relax the body and revitalize the mind with Thin Mint, an intriguing hybrid cartridge. This vape juice may help with anxiety, aches and pains, and concentration issues.

Kanna CBD Cartridges 

These CBD-isolate cartridges pack in a whopping 1000mg of extract, and deliver a potent CBD vaping experience. With five excellent flavors – Strawberry, Watermelon, Mixed Berry, Menthol and Mango – you really are spoilt for choice! 

Kanna CBD Cartridges have no THC whatsoever, so won’t cause any psychoactive effects or drug test problems. The combination of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG) and isolated CBD extract makes this a basic but effective and dependable CBD cartridge. If you want a great value cartridge to familiarize yourself with vaping CBD, look no further than Kanna cartridges. 

Vape Bright Thrive Cartridges

Vape Bright recognizes that vaping isn’t completely safe, and has gone the extra mile to create the purest and healthiest vape cartridge on the market. The Vape Bright Thrive is the end product. These cartridges contain pure CBD-rich hemp extract but, unlike most brands, they don’t have a carrier oil. As expected, Vape Bright cartridges are nicotine-free, have no vitamin E acetate and less than 0.3% THC. 

At, we stock the Vape Bright Thrive in two strengths: 200 and 250mg. The more cartridges you purchase, the bigger saving you can make! And for your vaping convenience, the Vape Bright battery used for these cartridges is rechargeable via USB!

Vape Bright notes that PG and VG are great for vapor production and flavor, but are not actually necessary in a vape juice. By making a pure CBD extract, Vape Bright has removed all ingredients that don’t contribute to CBD’s health benefits, but may have negative health effects. 

We’re a huge fan of this brand’s efforts to transcend the CBD vaping scene. It’s well-known that vaping is the most efficient and efficacious way of consuming CBD. And now, with these high-quality CBD oil cartridges, you can vape with less risk!

Naturally Peaked CBD Cartridges

Naturally Peaked uses premium industrial hemp extract sourced from Colorado in its 400mg full-spectrum CBD vape cartridges. These organic, lab-certified products have less than 0.3% THC, and don’t contain any vitamin E acetate. Naturally Peaked cartridges are 510-threaded and therefore have universal compatibility. 

We have seven CBD cartridges – a selection of sativas, indica and hybrids – from this brand at Let’s take a look at them! 

Zkittles: Associated with maximum relaxation, Zkittles is an effective indica that leaves a peppery taste on the tongue. This CBD cartridge may relieve pain, inflammation and fight stress.

Watermelon: This is a brilliant cartridge if you’re looking for light flavors but punchy indica effects. Watermelon from Naturally Peaked has mild fruity notes, but will leave you feeling fully relaxed in a matter of minutes. 

Clementine: Feeling sluggish? In a creative slump? It’s time to blast away the cobwebs with citrusy Clementine, a no-nonsense sativa with classic energizing effects. Ideal for early mornings and as an afternoon pick-me-up. 

Tahoe OG: Get fast and genuine CBD relief with Tahoe OG, a calming indica with a beautiful citrusy flavor. This Naturally peaked cartridge is popular for both pain and insomnia. 

Blue Dream: A world-renowned hybrid, Blue Dream does the balancing act well, giving you the best of both with a blueberry kick. This hard-hitting cartridge has hints of pine, and will lift your mood while keeping you calm. 

Pineapple Express: Anyone in cannabis circles will have heard of Pineapple Express – here’s the non-psychoactive option. These brain-boosting sativa terpenes are good for focus and creativity. Pineapple Express is also a wonderful natural energizer. 

Gelato: When you want rapid relief, there’s no better cartridge to turn to than Gelato. This powerful indica works a treat for aches, pains, anxiety and stress. 

Free the Leaf CBD Cartridges

Green Roads CBD runs a meticulous practice, manufacturing high-end, pharmacist-formulated CBD cartridges for the masses. Free the Leaf cartridges marks the brand’s foray into the vaping market, and no surprises, the Green Roads team has done a fantastic job. 

These vape juices contain a pure CBD extract, MCT oil and tasty, all-natural terpenes. For better flavor and lower toxicity, Green Roads uses a special ceramic design in its cartridges! 

All Free the Leaf cartridges are organic, free from solvents, pesticides and vitamin E acetate, and have been independently lab-tested. We currently stock these CBD cartridges in three flavors – Blueberry, Mango and Strawberry Lemonade – which are all available in 250mg or 500mg strengths. 

We love the Green Roads ethos and they leave no stone understand when making quality CBD. The Free the Leaf line promises to take cartridge vaping to a new level in terms of safety and effects, while keeping products affordable for customers. 

65% CBD & CBN Uncut Wax Cartridges

CBD For the People specializes in premium, potent cannabinoid products, and that’s exactly what we’ve got here with the 65% CBD & CBN Uncut Wax Cartridges. We all know about CBD, but what about cannabinol (CBN), the other cannabinoid playing a key role in this cartridge?

CBN is also non-intoxicating, and touted as having an array of health benefits. We have limited research on this cannabinoid so far, but it’s noted as having potential sedative effects, which would bode well in an indica product. Each cartridge has 1000mg of hemp extract with no fillers, and a 2:1 ratio of CBD to CBN. 

We have two types of cartridges from CBD For the People: sativa-minded Blue Dream, and a calming indica in Blue Cheddar. Great savings are on offer if you purchase multiple cartridges, and we have two batteries to choose from – Standard and Elite. 

hempzilla 510 CartridgeHempzilla CBD Vape Cartridges 

Enjoy top-of-the-range broad-spectrum hemp that’s free from carrier oils with Hempzilla’s CBD Vape Cartridges. These cartridges contain CO2 extracted hemp for extra purity, and have a full terpene profile for extra effects. Even better, as a broad-spectrum product, Hempzilla cartridges have no THC so won’t get you into any drug test problems! 

Cartridges are 510-threaded for universal compatibility and convenience, and have a mighty 75 to 85% concentration for maximum potency. Hempzilla CBD cartridges come in two potencies – 150mg and 300mg – to satisfy both new and experienced vapers. 

4 advantages of pre-filled vape cartridges 

Pre-filled cartridges are more expensive than refillables and standalone e-liquids. So, it stands to reason that you can get some unique benefits for that slightly higher price tag? We’ve picked out four awesome advantages of this type of cartridge which helps explain their popularity.

A convenient way to vape 

We get it. You have a busy life, and don’t have time to be carefully measuring out e-liquid into your vape tank. And if you do try it, you inevitably make a mess, leaving you feeling like vaping is more trouble than it’s worth! But that’s where CBD cartridges come in, simplifying the process so you can concentrate on enjoying your vape session and CBD’s effects! 

With prefilled cartridge, there’s literally nothing you need to do except vape. The e-liquid comes infused and sealed into the tank, and ready for you to enjoy. Just attach to your vape battery, press the button and inhale. You’ll be feeling relief within seconds! For extra peace of mind, ensure your vape battery has a built-in safety mechanism so it doesn’t accidentally switch on in your pocket! 

Superfast effects

When there are so many ways to take CBD, it’s often wondered why so many like to inhale it! The answer is not for style or even necessarily flavor, but because of the near-instant onset of effects. CBD only gets to work once it’s in the bloodstream and can start interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system. Some intake methods are better at this than others.

When vaping, the CBD is transported from the device to the lungs, through the tissues and into the bloodstream in just seconds, hence why the effects are felt so quickly. Contrast this to capsules and edibles which typically take an hour or more to fully activate. 

The express cannabinoid delivery offered by vaping works wonders for acute symptoms, such as those from anxiety, neuropathic pain and inflammation flare ups. In these scenarios, relief is only really worth it if symptoms are suppressed quickly.  

Safer than smoking 

The media likes to point out that vaping isn’t safe. But while vaping isn’t completely risk-free (few things in life are!) we have mounting evidence that it is considerably safer than smoking. A pioneering study released by Public Health England in 2015 churned out a telling statistic that vaping is 95% safer than smoking. The main reason for this is that vaping doesn’t burn the substance, so the carcinogenic risk is much smaller, and there’s no tar to clog up the lungs. 

Furthermore, as shown in our CBD cartridge review, brands like Vape Bright and Green Roads CBD are working to make the vaping experience even safer. Smoking and vaping both deliver cannabinoids into the body at the same speedy pace, but if you’re a non-smoker or simply wants to conserve your health, vaping is the clear way forward. Not to mention, unlike tobacco smoking, vaping CBD cartridges is not addictive! 

Huge variety! 

There is a crazy amount of choice in the cartridge market nowadays, with so many companies vying for the top spot. All that competition is great news for consumers like you, who are being presented with better quality products and more variety than ever. 

For example, you have the option of CBD-isolate, broad-spectrum or full-spectrum cartridges. Some CBD-isolate cartridges have terpenes for added effects. And with full-spectrum cartridges, you can pick from a massive selection of sativas, indicas and hybrids. All hemp strains are slightly different due to the terpene concentrations. With CBD cartridges, you can shop around until you find a vape juice that’s perfect for your ailments. 

Exploring the health benefits of CBD cartridges

Just how good is CBD for you? According to some, it will help you with absolutely everything; meanwhile, others will tell you it doesn’t do anything! That’s just the nature of our polarized world nowadays, and the truth is likely somewhere in the middle! At, we like to stick to the facts and the evidence when discussing CBD. 

Therefore, before we discuss CBD’s possible health benefits, we must make one thing crystal clear. Our products are not medicines and are not approved for medical use. In the United States, hemp-based CBD products are classified as food supplements, and are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This means we can’t make definitive claims about our products. 

However, CBD research suggests the cannabinoid does have therapeutic value that’s worth exploring in more depth. In this section, we’ll sort the wheat from the chaff, and the valuable science from the bunk. Once again, remember that this CBD cartridges guide is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Consult with a medical expert for medical assistance. 

Potential physical benefits of vaping CBD 

Multiple studies have shown that CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, and may help with immune system regulation. Interestingly, these same benefits have been found for several cannabinoids. Researchers have discovered that the endocannabinoid system and immune system are closely connected. 

CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects are seemingly a result of indirect CB2 receptor activation. This makes CBD a potential future remedy for different forms of arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and more, and emphasizes the need for clinical studies. 

CBD cartridges may also help with pain, although the science is far from settled here. From user data, we know that many people use CBD products for pain, but it’s unclear what – if any – pain the cannabinoid is effective for. 

Clearly the signs for inflammation are good, and research indicates that CBD may tackle the notorious fibromyalgia. Since CBD has very few side effects, if you are in pain and want an alternative to nasty painkillers, you can give CBD a try with confidence. 

Potential mental benefits of vaping CBD 

Existing research is enough to give us a fascinating insight into CBD’s mental effects. First and foremost, CBD can influence our mental well-being because it successfully passes through the blood-brain barrier. There, it can access cannabinoid receptors (especially CB1) expressed throughout the brain.

Studies suggest CBD has potent anti-anxiety properties, which shine through most with higher dosages. These effects are likely thanks to a combination of interactions with GABA receptors and serotonin receptors. CBD cartridges are an ideal anxiety remedy because of the quick CBD delivery. This is particularly important for social anxiety, which is often triggered unsuspectingly, and has severe symptoms which affect day-to-day functioning. 

CBD users also report taking products for depression, with many claiming to be benefiting. With the lack of research at present, we can’t rule out a placebo effect here, but the handful of existing studies highlights the novel antidepressant mechanisms that CBD works in. For one, the cannabinoid increases availability of a natural depressant produced by the body called anandamide. CBD also alleviates brain inflammation, which is increasingly associated with long-term major depressive disorder. 

CBD has restorative effects on the hippocampus, a brain region implicated in memory and cognition. These benefits may be crucial for chronic users of THC-rich cannabis, as CBD looks to reverse THC’s negative effects. 

CBD may also reduce stress levels. Given stress is an underlying cause of so many serious illnesses, keeping calmer may be the key to all-round better health. And if it is, CBD plays a helping hand. 

Researchers are also interested in whether CBD could help with psychosis and schizophrenia, since it acts in the opposite manner to psychoactive THC. CBD is also being explored as a potential remedy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Do CBD cartridges get you high?

No, CBD cartridges do not get you high. CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects, whether you take 10, 100 or 1000mg! The intoxicating effects associated with cannabis are caused by delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Federal law states that CBD products must have less than 0.3% THC – such low quantities won’t cause intoxication.

Why doesn’t CBD get you high? Because it interacts with receptors in the endocannabinoid system differently to THC. Rather than latching on or binding to CB1 receptors in the brain, CBD blocks activity at these receptors.

How long do CBD cartridges last?

This all depends on how often you use them! Some cartridges, such as the Vape Bright Thrive, emit a set dosage with each puff and have a certain number of puffs per cartridge. 

Other cartridges don’t release set quantities of CBD, so it all comes down to how short or long your draws are. Most CBD cartridges contain 1ml of highly concentrated e-liquid, so you should find that all your cartridges last for the same length of time. 

Does CBD make you hungry?

CBD doesn’t cause the intense hunger pangs – or the “munchies” – that regular marijuana is both revered and notorious for. THC stimulates appetite by binding with CB1 receptors. 

CBD regulates activity at these receptors without binding to them, and may produce moderately stimulating effects on appetite. However, some users have found that CBD actually suppresses appetite. The science isn’t settled on this one, so the jury’s out – for now! 

Will CBD make me tired?

High doses of CBD are associated with sleepiness. Indeed, the calming and soothing physical and mental properties of CBD may be why you’re taking CBD in the first place. Naturally, these effects are excellent when you want to relax on the sofa, but not so appropriate if you’re driving or have other important tasks that require your full attention.

How much is considered a “large” dose? Again, this varies from user to user, and vaping CBD from a cartridge will produce fast-acting, hard-hitting effects. Anything above 100mg should be considered a large dose.

It’s worth mentioning that CBD doesn’t always make you tired – quite the opposite in fact!

Can CBD cartridges expire?

The best CBD cartridges have a very long life span, typically between six months and two years. Over time, it’s possible that CBD will degrade and lose its therapeutic value. If unsure about the lifespan of your product, check the packaging for more information and consider contacting the manufacturer. 

Can you reuse CBD cartridges?

Pre-filled CBD cartridges are single-use products. There’s no way to open up the cartridge without irreparably damaging it.

However, some CBD cartridges are refillable and therefore reusable. Refillable cartridges work by adding standalone CBD e-liquid to the cartridge and then attaching it to a vape pen battery. CBD cartridge refills are a more cost-effective approach to vaping.

Will all CBD cartridges work with my device? 

Nearly all cartridges sold nowadays are 510-threaded, meaning they’ll work with any 510-threaded batteries. The universal 510-threaded system was designed so that all cartridges will work with all pens, and vice versa.

There may be rare cases where a cartridge is only compatible with the battery from the same brand. If you are unsure, always confirm that your chosen cartridge will work with your vape battery before finalizing your purchase. 

Are CBD carts good?

This all comes down to user preference, but most vapers love the efficiency and conveniency that CBD cartridges bring, whether they’re pre-filled or refillable. Vaping is all about fast and effective relief, and cartridges are magnificent at providing that. 

You’ll probably find CBD cartridges good if you have an on-the-go lifestyle and don’t want to spend time maintaining your vaping equipment. With cartridges, it’s simply a case of keeping your battery charged up and switching cartridges over when they’re empty. 

Are CBD oil cartridges legal?

Yes! CBD cartridges with less than 0.3% THC are completely legal – per federal regulations – in the United States. Legal uncertainties surrounding CBD products were cleared up once and for all with the 2018 Farm Bill. 

All CBD vape cartridges sold at meet the federal requirements set for hemp-based products. Our CBD products contain either a CBD-isolate extract (no THC), a broad-spectrum hemp extract (no THC) or a full-spectrum hemp extract (less than 0.3% THC).

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Final thoughts 

CBD cartridges are hot right now, and should only become more popular as the range of products expands in the coming months and years. We’re already seeing the emergence of vape juices that combine CBD and CBN, and we can expect to see many more powerful cannabinoid combinations in the near future. Much will depend on how quickly research advances. 

And if you want to buy CBD cartridges right now, we have so many awesome options. We’ve got full-spectrum cartridges from CBDistillery, a broad-spectrum collection from Funky Farms, and some highly-rated new cartridges from CBD For the People and Hempzilla.

We have CBD cartridges for sale with lighter effects, and also vape juices that administer more potent relief. We have revitalizing sativas, deeply calming indicas and hybrids that are great both day and night. Whatever you need, we’ve got it right here at!

Are you new to CBD cartridges or a long-time vaper? Whatever your experiences with CBD and cartridges, we would love to hear from you! 

Have your say and get involved with the community by leaving a comment! We hope you’ve learned something new about CBD cartridges in this jam-packed guide. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Thank you for reading!

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