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  • by Nicola Boulton December 11, 2023 5 min read

    What Does CBDVape Taste Like?

    CBD vape has an earthy,grassy, and bitter taste. This is attributed to the cannabinoids present in the vape juice. This article discusses what CBD vaping tastes like including an overview of CBD vaping, the ingredients of CBD vapes, how various formulations of CBD vaping taste, and its benefits.

    CBD(cannabidiol) is one of the most popular chemical compounds in the hemp plant. Until recently, this compound has been utilized in formulations such as edibles and oil drops. However, more and more individuals are using it with a vaping instrument. Individuals are becoming aware of the health risks of smoking and instead turn to vaping since it is much safer. CBD vape offers multiple benefits, including but not limited to; counteractingcancer-related symptoms, alleviating anxiety and stress, improving sleep quality and quantity, and relieving pain and inflammation. Unlike THC products, CBD vaping is non-psychotropic, meaning it does not cause the 'high' effect.

    An Overview of CBD Vapes

    CBD vapeisa general term refereeing to CBD vape juice or oil. It features CBD as its main active ingredient alongside other ingredients such as vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol, and flavoring. Most CBD vape juice is manufactured with CBD isolate since it does not have any other chemical compounds apart from CBD. It is available in multiple flavorings, including but not limited to mango, mint, and strawberry. CBD vaping has multiple health benefits, such as; relieving pain and inflammation,alleviating anxiety, and curbing cancer-related symptoms. Unlike THC products, CBD vaping does not cause psychotropic effects due to the absence of THC.

    The Flavor of CBD Vape

    Luc et al. (2020) noted that some individuals describe CBD vape's flavor as grassy and earthy when in its raw state. However, when blended with flavorings such as mint, its taste becomes more appealing, masking its original flavor. Its bitter taste is attributed to terpenes. This little-known chemical compound plays a significant role in the cannabis plant. It is responsible for the plant's flavor and smell. There are numerous types of terpenes, each with a  differentflavor. The more potent the CBD vape, the higher the number of terpenes resulting in a more bitter flavor. Apart from terpenes, chlorophyllalsocontributes to the liquid's flavor.

    Ingredients That Make CBD Vape Tasty

    Propylene Glycol

    Propylene glycol is used in various industries, such as medicine and food. This liquid is colorless and odorless and contains flavorings. You can manufacture your vape juice minus it if you are allergic to this liquid.

    Vegetable glycerine

    Vegetable glycerine is extracted from plants. It makes the vape juice thicker and balances the harsh taste of propylene glycol. Like propylene glycol, it also adds flavor to the vape juice.


    There are numerous vaping flavors in the market, unlike long ago when they were limited. So, you can take advantage of what suits your needs. Examples of flavorings available include:

    • Fruity
    • Grape
    • Strawberry
    • Cherry
    • Blackberry

    It is safe to add multiple flavorings to your liking.


    The full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD vape contain terpenes. Terpenes are naturally existing compounds present in the cannabis plant. It is responsible for the plant's flavor and smell. Some examples of terpenes include linalool, pinene, and myrcene. Various terpenescontain varying flavors, such as fruity, nutty, and grassy.

    Carrier Oils

    Carrier oil is one of the most important ingredients utilized in CBD vaping. Its major purpose is; thinning the vape juice. Carrier oils significantly influence the vape juice flavor. Some examples of carrier oils include; MCT, coconut, and hemp.

    How Various Formulations of CBD Vape Taste

    CBD vape is available in various formulations; full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate. What sets them apart is their potency and the cannabinoids used. It results in varying flavors.

    Full spectrum CBD vape

    Full-spectrum CBD vape features most of the chemical compounds in the cannabis plant, such as terpenes, flavonoids, CBD, cannabinol, and Cannabigerol. It also contains an insignificant amount of THC, not exceeding 0.2 percent. It is considered the most potent due to the entourage effect. It is a process whereby all the other compounds work together with CBD to enhance its therapeutic and health benefits. Since it contains all these compounds, it has a bitter flavor.

    Broad Spectrum CBD Vape

    The broad-spectrum CBD vape contains all the other chemical compounds in the hemp plant, excluding THC. It is preferred by users who want to experience the benefits of other chemical compounds, excluding THC. It has a hempy flavor.

    CBD Isolate Vape

    CBD isolate vape contains cannabidiol only. All the other chemical compounds were removed during extraction, leaving CBD only. It is flavorless. Manufacturers add synthetic flavoring to enhance its taste.

    Benefits of CBD vape

    Tackles Sleep Conditions

    Drowsiness is one of the most popular effects of CBD vaping, especially when taken in larger amounts. Shannon et al. (2019) noted thatCBD has sleep-inducing effects easing the body and mind and making an individual fall asleep quickly. Besides, CBD tackles various causes of sleep disturbances, anxiety, and pain due to its antianxiety and pain-relieving effects. Vaping CBD thirty minutes before bedtime is effective.

    Counteracts Chemotherapy Side Effects

    Some of the most common side effects of CBD are; nausea, vomiting, and pain. Upon inhalation, CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors responsible for serotonin release. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter responsible for nauseatic feelings. Grimison et al. (2020) stated that, when vaped in small amounts, CBD helps alleviate nausea due to its anti-emetic properties.

    AlleviatesAnxiety and Stress

    Khalsa et al. (2021) suggested that CBD vaping has antianxiety properties that tackle anxiety and other mental health-related symptoms. It also activates the production of feel-good hormones, making an individual less stressed and anxious. Simultaneously it reduces the release of cortisol, the hormone responsible for negative thoughts and emotions.


    Most individuals are turning to vaping since it is safer and healthier than smoking. Vaping CBD is one of the most common ways of taking CBD since it offers a higher bioavailability meaning its effects kick in faster. CBD vaping provides multiple benefits, such as reducing pain, alleviating anxiety, and improving sleep. Most newbies are normally concerned about the taste of CBD vape. CBD vape has a grassy and earthy flavor in its raw and unprocessed form. However, manufacturers infuse other ingredients, such as synthetic flavorings, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, and carrier oil, to mask this taste. CBD vape is available in three formulations, each with a different flavor. Full-spectrum CBD vapetastes bitter, while broad-spectrum has a hempy flavor.


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