What is CDT Vape?
You may have seen “CDT” on your vape label before, but what does it mean and why would you want a CDT vape? Keep reading to find out.
When a vape contains CDT or Cannabis Derived Terpenes, it means that the vape company has extracted terpenes from the cannabis for use in vape cartridges. CDT gives vape carts a similar smell and flavor to actual cannabis, making CDT carts a great option for those looking to get a similar experience to smoking flower without having to roll up a joint.
What Are Terpenes?
So, what are terpenes? Believe it or not, you probably already know what terpenes smell like. Have you ever smelled fresh pine needles? That crisp pine scent from a terpene called pinene. Similarly, the smell of freshly squeezed lemons might be familiar as a terpene called limonene which is abundant in citrus fruits. Terpenes account for the aromas of many flowers, including the cannabis plant, and give weed its signature “skunky” scent. Terpenes work together to create the unique scents and tastes of varying cannabis strains, but it’s not only about smell and taste. Terpenes also help to create unique highs for different strains, in fact, different terpene profiles and concentrations are thought to be the main reason that some strains are indicas and that others are sativas. Many compounds other than just THC work together to create the “entourage effect”, giving the balanced feeling that we know and love. Terpenes like pinene and limonene in particular are associated with sativa strains. Alternatively, myrcene is a terpene that is abundant in indica strains and is associated with a more sedative feeling.
Why Are CDTs Only in Some Vape Pens?
For many cannabis products, the production process purifies the target cannabinoid which can strip away the plants natural terpenes. Terpenes are considered ‘volatile’ which means that they evaporate easily, which is why old bud usually loses a lot of that weed smell over time. To try and best represent the high from smoking cannabis, producers add terpenes into vape cartridges. This also helps to add a pleasant flavor and smell, as well as helping the oil to not be too thick. If too many terpenes are added though, the vapor can be harsh and unpleasant to consume. The right balance of terpenes, cannabis oil, and carrier oils work together to deliver the optimal balance of smooth, potent and pleasant vaping experience.
Why Would I Want My Terpenes Be ‘Cannabis Derived’?
Terpenes are not only found in cannabis. In fact, almost all essential oils are primarily made of terpenes. Many types of terpenes are extracted from plants and fruits for use in various industries. Vape cartridge producers can opt to use terpenes extracted from other plants for cannabinoid products, as they are usually much cheaper and can still ofer many of the benefits. Ultimately though, the most authentic cannabis vaping experience is only possible with terpenes that are extracted from cannabis. This is because terpene profiles extracted directly from cannabis are the most authentic to the experiance of smoking flower. It’s hard to duplicate the minor components of a terpene profile found in cannabis that may not be well known or understood yet.
How Are CDT Vapes Legal?
So, how are certain CDT vapes legal and others aren’t? It all comes down to the 2018 Farm Bill, which is also known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. This bill changed the legal classification of hemp from a controlled substance to an agricultural commodity and made it so that any cannabis derivative containing less than 0.3% delta 9 THC would no longer be defined as marijuana in regards to the controlled substances act. Because Delta 8 contains less than 0.3% of delta 9, it is legal to produce, distribute, and sell in the United States. However, each state makes its own rules and regulations in regards to hemp products, and multiple states have strictly regulated or banned delta 8 altogether. Make sure to check your state’s specific rules, and as long as you live in a state that has not outlawed delta 8, you can purchase delta 8 products online and have them shipped directly to your door.
Does it Matter Where My CDT Vape Comes From?
While it may seem enticing to buy cheap products on the street or from a friend, you shouldn’t get your cannabis products from just anywhere. As with anything you put into your body, you must be mindful of what’s in your CDT vape, how it’s made, and where it comes from. Vape products that are produced in unregulated makeshift labs by inexperienced technicians can contain harmful solvents or side products. High-quality labs have quality control procedures to make sure that their products are always safe for consumption.
How Can I Be Sure my CDT Vape is Safe?
With so many CDT vaping products available on the market today, how can you be sure you’re getting a good product? It turns out there’s a pretty simple way to distinguish safe, lab-tested vapes from the rest. Never buy a vape that doesn’t come with a Certificate of Analysis (COA). A COA is a record showing that a company has thoroughly tested its product to make sure that it is what it’s advertised and that there are no harmful contaminants in the product. See Elyxr’s COA’s here.
Turn to Elyxr
If you’d like to try the latest trend in hemp from a company you can trust, stick with Elyxr. What sets us apart from the rest, is that our lab-tested extracts are grown and processed in the United States at an FDA-approved facility, so you don’t have to worry about where your cannabis products come from, or what’s in them. We create high-quality THC-P, live Delta 8, Delta10, CBN, and CBD products you’re sure to find something to suit your needs. Shop our online store today for moonrocks, carts, edibles, tinctures, flower, and more.