What Kind Of E Cig Or Mod Is Best For CBD Liquids

What Kind Of E Cig Or Mod Is Best For CBD Liquids ?

Everyone knows now that E cigs and Vaping devices come in a considerably wide ranging array of sizes and styles. Choosing the best one for your needs can be a bit of a minefield. Particularly when using a niche style liquid like CBD oil for example.This article covers what to look for in a liquid and how to match that up with a compatible and enjoyable device for Vaping CBD. So just What Kind Of E Cig Or Mod Is Best For CBD Liquids ?

Where to Start…

The first thing you want to try to look into is the CBD liquid your are intending to use. Most CBD liquids are 50%VG and 50%PG solution. The VG (vegetable Glycerin) provides the vapour that you see on exhale and generally offers a smooth vape on your throat. The PG (Propylene Glycol) is the flavour carrier and gives a bit of a throat hit sensation that for ex smokers reminds them of the sensation of smoking a cigarette. The More VG that is used, the thicker the solution. The more PG that is used the thinner and harsher the solution. So CBD Vape liquid is usually a balance between the two extremes.

So how do you choose a device suitable for your needs ?

Choosing a device for Vaping CBD is much like choosing a device for vaping standard E Liquids. You want to get a device that features a Tank that has an atomizer or coil that can wick the viscosity of liquid you have without issue. That might sound like a bit of “mumbo jombo” at first but don’t panic. Most modern atomizers can do this without too much trouble. Atomizers are the heating elements inside the tank that do the work of heating the liquid into a vapour. They absorb the liquid usually into a cotton membrane inside the coil housing and a resistance wire heats the liquid to produce vapour. These need to be replaced every week or so depending on the flavour.

Spotting the difference

To know which ones can handle CDB you only need to enquire about two things. Can it wick fast enough and what resistance the coil is. The resistance is always given in the description and you can tell what size the wicking holes are  by looking at them. The easy way though is to simply choose something with a resistance of less than 1.0 ohm. It could be 0.7 ohm , 0.2 ohm or 0.5 ohm. It doesn’t matter too much as long as its less than 1 ohm. If it meets that criteria it’ll definitely work for CBD.

The wicking holes should be around 2mm in diameter or more and there should be at least two of them. Drippers or RDAs or RTAs which are fully customisable and rebuildable by the user (but require research and practice to learn to use safely) are all suitable. Most coils that are above 1.2 ohm are not suitable but there are a couple of exceptions…

iClear 16 Dual Coil Replacement
Thes types of coils where you can see the wicking strands are not suitable for CBD. They cannot absorb the liquid quickly enough often resulting in a burnt taste.
This style of tank is too old for CBD and will also struggle to cope resulting in a burnt taste.
Aspire Nautilus 2 Tank
The Aspire Nautilus 2 tank supports a 0.7 ohm coil and will wick 50%VG liquids no problem. In fact it also has a 1.8 ohm and 1.6 ohm coil that will also work thereby bucking the trend of atomizers with coil resistance higher than 1 ohm not being able to use CBD. This comes included with a kit called the Zelos Kit which is a pretty strong candidate for a starter Kit for CBD Vapers.


So what are the best options and How Much will they cost ?

Entry level starter kits:

The cheapest you can get away with  for a starter kit for CBD that work well is around the £25 mark these days. They would predominantly be mouth to lung inhale kits which means they will have a restricted airflow that mimics the draw characteristics of a cigarette quite closely.They also represent the few kits with higher than 1 ohm resistance that have modern coil designs capable of supporting 50%VG Liquids. Here we list a couple options that fall under that category :

Innokin I.O Compact Pod System

Innokin T18 V2 Starter Kit

Intermediate Range Kits

Intermediate range CBD kits fall strictly into the sub ohm category ( less than 1 ohm ). So what this means is that they are predominantly designed for direct to lung inhale. This means you essentially just take a deep breath without pausing to hold it in your mouth first. The liquid vapes smoothly enough to be able to do this without coughing. Although it may take a few days for newcomers to get used to direct to lung. The main advantage of direct to lung is that you inhale much denser vapour clouds. This in turn develops a much richer and more enjoyable flavour experience. Here are a couple to give you an idea of cost:

Aspire Pockex Kit

Advanced Kits Updated 2019

High powered devices are no longer advised at all for use with CBD. The reason for this is that current research suggests that most terpenes and cannabanoids break down and burn at higher power settings commonly found in advanced devices. Therefore starter kits are ideal for use with modern CBD and broad spectrum E Liquids.


So there you have it. That’s roughly how you go about choosing a vape kit for use with CBD Liquids. The same basic principles apply as for vaping nicotine based liquids. So look at things like battery capacity, size, weight, included extras and so on. Ultimately its a case of how much you are willing to part with to gain the features you think you need.

Most customers we serve in store go for something like the Aspire Pockex (shown above) for their first kit. It’s not too expensive, provides a good level of sub ohm flavour performance and is still relatively discreet and compact. That would be our recommendation for most people but you can still get the benefit of CBD with a handful of entry level kits that you may be able to find cheaper. That all being said, if in doubt simply ask us and we’ll do our best to help.