How long after vaping CBD is it detectable in your system?

The non-intoxicating compound of cannabidiol or CBD is known for an array of holistic, medicinal, and therapeutic benefits.  Its natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties have shown it to help relieve muscle spasms, arthritis pain, and migraine headaches.

Vaping CBD oil has even aided in reducing stress and anxiety while relieving some of the major symptoms associated with chronic depression.   Oncologists often recommend CBD products to their cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy due to its ability to prevent nausea.

But how long does CBD stay in your system?  The answer to that question relies – at least in part – on the method of ingestion. 

For example, regular ingestion by way of edibles infused with cannabidiol may result in the compound remaining detectable in blood or urine for as much as several days or even a couple of weeks.  Swallowing CBD forces the human body to first degrade the edible product by way the liver and stomach acids of the digestive system. Only after sufficient degradation can the CBD compound successfully enter the bloodstream.

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When CBD is ingested orally, about 95 percent of the CBD component is essentially destroyed during the time-consuming digestion process.   This process is called its bioavailability.  Vaping, on the other hand, requires none of these bodily functions and, therefore, has a significantly higher bioavailability.  Vaped CBD also enters the bloodstream almost instantaneously.

Furthermore, vaping CBD allows the healing and therapeutic processes to begin almost instantly because the gaseous compound enters the bloodstream almost immediately.  The user gains the homoeopathic allure of instant gratification and the real-world benefit of maximum control over their stash.  A CBD vaper can essentially vape as much or as little as needed based on the amount of pain or anxiety being experienced in real time.

How long does it take for vaped CBD to leave the body?


In general, CBD leaves the body relatively quickly.  In a study entitled Assay of plasma cannabidiol by capillary gas chromatography/ion trap mass spectroscopy following high-dose repeated daily oral administration in humans (NCBI), scientists tracked the daily, oral usage of cannabidiol in fourteen participants. Each was given 700 mg of CBD per day for six weeks.  Through a series of complex scientific procedures and calculations, the researchers determined that CBD has a half-life of between two to five days.

Most scientists agree that it takes about 5.5 half-lives of a substance to completely pass through the human body.  In the case of orally ingested CBD, that would equate to about 14-days.  But with vaped CBD oils, the compound becomes nondetectable in the bloodstream within a matter of hours.  A second study entitled A urinary test procedure for identification of cannabidiol in patients undergoing medical therapy with marijuana (NCBI) indicates that vaped or smoked CBD becomes nondetectable in urine within as little as 24-hours.

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