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CBD Juul Pods: Be Careful What You Buy

By Josh Hall
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The Juul hit the scene in 2017 and with it came an entirely new way to vape. The shiniest of the shiny new e-cigarettes looks more like a flash drive than a smoke, and people bought them up.

Now smokers are wondering if their Juul can hold CBD vape pods. 

The answer is yes, there are CBD Juul pods. But it’s important to understand that any CBD Juul pods aren’t affiliated with Juul Labs, the maker of the e-cigarette. Rather, they are made by companies who recognize the popularity of both CBD oil and e-cigarettes and found a way to make a pod that’s compatible with the Juul. 

All vaping devices on the market today are being scrutinized for safety, as vaping oil is linked to numerous illnesses and deaths. Mix this with the dangers of untested, unregulated CBD products and we have a combination that should make consumers wary.   

Are CBD Juul pods safe to use?

Juul Labs quickly went into growth mode by launching an all-out blitz on consumers who now favored these smoking alternatives to the real thing. Juul had a 33% share of the e-cigarette market in their first year and the brand hasn’t looked back ever since. Juul Labs has dominated fellow device manufacturers to the tune of what is reportedly now a 72% market share.

But the products have not sold without scrutiny. The products have been criticized for being marketed to underage buyers and kids have become addicted to nicotine having never smoked a cigarette. Also, with issues surrounding vape devices more broadly, people are wondering if Juul is really a safe alternative to tobacco. 

So is it safe to take a Juul and add a CBD pod?

In short, no. 

To start, any CBD cartridge or pod that does not come from a reputable retailer is dangerous, as may health issues have been linked to poorly made vape products.

Because of that lack of oversight, it’s imperative that you do your research on both the manufacturer of the product and the retailer carrying it. Each of these products should have clear descriptors on the packaging that details the amount of CBD included and testing from a third-party lab. Read reviews and do your due diligence before making a purchase. Tests have found vapes to contain harmful solvents, pesticides, and contaminants. 

Such as the case with any type of vape, users who have a lung condition like COPD should avoid Juuls entirely. With some CBD oil, there can also be a concern about chemical agents within the oil breaking down into cancer-causing compounds.

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has even issued warnings about the occurrence of these chemicals in e-cigarette aerosol.

Popular magazine Men’s Health reported that a Johns Hopkins study also found similar dangers—including toxic levels of lead—with the use of e-cigarettes.

Should You Buy CBD Juul Pods?

Since Juul does not make CBD cartridges there is no way to truly understand the origin or quality of the oil you are purchasing, we recommend that people not buy CBD pods for your Juul device.

There’s simply not enough regulation or quality control guards in place to guarantee your safety. Juul compatible pods tested at a third party lab aren’t readily available. 

As a review website, Remedy Review decided to stop recommending vapes a while back. However, we understand that some people still like the quick relief that vapes offer. In these cases, we recommend buying CBD vapes and nicotine products separately, rather than trying to fit a CBD pod into an e-cigarette.

Brands like Gold CBD, Bluebird Botanicals, and CBDfx make vape products that have been tested. If you are over the age of 18 and want a CBD vape pen, these are brands to look into.

Of course, these are the opinions of our writers. None of these statements have been evaluated by the FDA. Nor are our thoughts intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are buying a Juul vape, you do so at your own risk. 

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