Cannabis oil is becoming widely popular for its therapeutic properties and more vaping users want to know how to make cannabis vape juice.

Firstly, we should emphasize that you need to know the legal status of cannabis in your country, so you don’t infringe any law. Additionally, in case you choose to buy cannabis oil, trust only reputable cannabis vape oil brands.

There are many cannabinoids in cannabis and among all the cannabinoids, we can find THC or tetrahydrocannabinol which is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. In addition, another major constituent is CBD or cannabidiol, which is widely used for its medical properties to treat anxiety, epilepsy and other neurological disorders.

Let’s continue explaining why CBD oil and vaping CBD is getting so popular.

Why do people make their own CBD oil?

There are many reasons why vaping users make their own cannabis oil. Firstly, let’s emphasize that CBD isn’t a psychoactive cannabinoid. In other words, vaping CBD juice isn’t use as a recreational drug.

CBD is mainly used for its medical properties. It is derived from the hemp plant or industrial hemp, which is a strain of cannabis sativa that contains a very low percentage of THC and high concentrations of CBD.

There are many reasons why users choose to make their own CBD juice or oil. Firstly, some users grow their own cannabis and they simply like the process of elaborating their own vaping products. In addition, some users are concerned about additives that industrial oils may have. Therefore, they prefer to make the CBD oil step by step and, in that way, they are sure about the content of the CBD oil that they will vape.

Another important reason: you will save money by making your own CBD oil. For example, 30 ml of CBD oil will cost you approximately 30 USD…While making your own CBD oil at home will make you save some money!

Finally, how to make your cannabis vape juice is an interesting and beautiful process where you can learn many new things about CBD products!

CBD vs THC

Cannabis buds
Marijuana buds

As previously mentioned, they are both cannabinoids with different uses. In my opinion, it is unfair to classify THC as merely recreational and CBD as “medical”. Things aren’t that simple.

THC enhances your creativity. Furthermore, users become more playful and jovial. In addition, it’s an entheogen substance, in other words and as explained in Wikipedia: “a class of psychoactive substances that induce any type of spiritual experience aimed at development or sacred use”.

Therefore, it was used by many religious groups (included some Buddhist groups), Rastafari and even some bantu people in central Africa use cannabis for their religious rituals.

On the other hand, CBD isn’t an entheogen or psychoactive. It’s used mainly as a treatment for anxiety and epilepsy. Furthermore, it’s also used for cancer-related pain and neuropathic pain (multiple sclerosis).

CBD properties

CBD oil for vaping or in other forms can be very helpful for people that suffer from chronic anxiety.  However, one of the most promising uses of CBD is as a treatment for epilepsy. In addition, it has been very promising the use of CBD for the treatment of childhood epilepsy which typically do not respond to common antiseizure medications.

Moreover, CBD is also use for the treatment of insomnia. Apparently and according to Harvard Medical School “CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep”.

Additionally, other studies state that CBD may help in the treatment of arthritis (could help with lower pain and inflammation caused by it).

Ways to intake CBD or THC

The most common one and perhaps the most used method along history is smoking. Nevertheless, some users prefer to ingest it as an ingredient in cookies, cakes, pancakes etc.

However, the effects are different using one way or another. Firstly, it’s much faster to feel the effects of THC or CBD if it’s smoked. Nevertheless, by ingesting it the effects last longer.

Additionally, vaping offers smokers an alternative that has fewer health consequences. In other words, you inhale vapor but without the carcinogenic present in the combustion of plant material.

A vaping device for CBD vaping
CBD vaping device

Other methods

Hand pipes are pretty popular nowadays as they are convenient and easy to use. In addition, water pipes or bongs are also very popular. Some users believe bongs are healthier because, supposedly, the water filters and cools down the smoke. However, this is a bit controversial and it’s uncertain to what extent the water filters the smoke from carcinogenic substances.

A guy smiking on a  bong
A guy smoking on a bong

Finally, there are ingestible oils and edibles such as butter with marijuana, cookies, cakes…and I have even seen CBD gummies!

Furthermore, there’s also topical cannabis that has previously been decarboxylated in order to activate the cannabinoids.

If you usually prefer smoking cannabis, then we suggest you try vaping cannabis instead as a healthy alternative.

How to make cannabis vape juice?

It’s time to explain how to make cannabis vape juice both CBD or THC oils! You’ll be surprised how easy the process is!

Step 1: Grind it!

Firstly, in order to obtain cannabis oil, you need cannabis buds. Cannabis buds contain the highest concentration of cannabinoids. To clarify, the highest concentration of cannabinoids are found in the cannabis trichomes, also known as “cannabis resin”.

ground cannabis
ground cannabis

Secondly, you need to break up the buds. For this step, you can use a grinder.

Step 2: add a solvent

Ethanol is a solvent that is easy to get. Of course, you can use other solvents, but ethanol works perfectly, and you can easily find it.

After you place the plant material inside the beaker (or other recipient), you need to add the solvent (ethanol for example). Add enough solvent to cover the grinded buds. This process extracts the cannabinoids from the trichomes.

Step 3: Stir it

Now you need to mix the plant material and ethanol. you don’t need to stir it for a long time (about 3-4 minutes is enough). Don’t leave cannabis in contact with alcohol for far too long. Trichomes are dissolved quite fast!

spoons to stir the plant material and ethanol
spoons to stir the plant material and ethanol

Step 4: Filtering the solution

Firstly, you need to strain the ethanol and cannabis mixture. This process is done in a couple of stages.

You can use just a sieve for the first straining process (a normal mesh filter). Secondly, the next stage consist of filtering out the smaller particles of plant material. For this purpose, you can use coffee filters.

coffee filter used to separate the plant material from  the solution.
coffee filter used to separate the plant material from the solution.

Step 5: Evaporate the solvent

Firstly, you need to heat up the solution to reduce its volume and to concentrate the cannabinoids that are present in the solution.

For the evaporation process, you can use many devices that are normally available at home. For example, you can use a rice cooker or simply a coffee machine.

vapor
vapor

If you use a coffee machine, then you can leave it overnight to allow the ethanol to evaporate. The remnant solution will be free of ethanol.

To ensure that there is no ethanol in the solution, we can just dip into the material a paperclip. If there’s a spark, then there’s still ethanol left! In conclusion, you need to heat the solution up for a longer time in order to get CBD oil (or THC). For CBD oil for vaping…We need to get rid of all ethanol!

Many vapers prefer to use a water distiller. A water distiller has some advantages over coffee machines or rice cookers. For instance, you don’t need ventilation and you can reuse the ethanol.

Step 6: remove the remnant ethanol

You can use a coffee machine and simply place the remnant material on the heating device (for example, the coffee machine).

This final step is essential to activate the cannabinoids. It’s a process called decarboxylation. In other words, decarboxylation is a process that consist of removing a carbon atom from a carbon chain.

Normal home coffee machine used for decarboxylation
Normal home coffee machine used for decarboxylation

We normally get the decarboxylation process by, for example, smoking it or by heating up the remnant solution for 24 hours on a hot plate (for a coffee machine) or heating it up for 1 or 2 hours for 106 to 110 ºC (222.8ºF to 230ºF).

Conclusion

Finally, as you can see, making your own cannabis vape juice or cannabis oil isn’t that difficult. Moreover, it’s a beautiful process where you create your own CBD oil for vaping, natural and 100% organic oil.

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