What does E-liquid mean?
E-liquid commonly acts as a nicotine solution; it is the flavor agent in electronic cigarettes. In other words, e-liquid is the flavored fluid that is used inside electronic cigarettes. The vapor of electronic cigarettes is created by heating the e-liquids to make an aerosol, which replaces the traditional smoke from traditional cigarettes.
While not all e-liquids contain nicotine, they are typically made up of nicotine, propylene, glycol, glycerin, and flavor agents.
E-liquids are also commonly known as e-juice or vape juice. While cigarettes produce smoke, e-liquids help to produce vapor in e-cigarettes. The e-liquid is passed through the coil of the e-cigarette while current from the battery is also passed, both of which trigger the e-liquid to heat up and produce vapor. The same concept applies to cannabis vaporizing as well.
For cigarette smokers, e-liquids come in five different strengths of nicotine, that includes none with 0 mg nicotine, extra light with 6 mg nicotine, light with 12 mg nicotine, regular with 18 mg nicotine, and high with 24 mg nicotine. Similarly, the strength of cannabis vaporizing varies based on quantity as well.
Vaporizing is very discrete and is increasingly being considered the healthiest way to use marijuana. So, cannabis e-liquids and vaporizers are becoming increasingly popular as well. It is a very effective way of consuming cannabis and the fact that it isn’t very difficult to make a homemade vaporizer e-liquid makes it an economical choice.
Cannabis e-liquid is also referred to as liquid THC or cannabis e-juice, due to the process by which it is made and how the psychoactive compound THC from the marijuana flowers is extracted. Like other e-liquids, cannabis e-juice comes in a liquid form and is usually placed in cartridges. The cartridges are then loaded into vaporizer pens and consumed from there.
In order to make cannabis e-juice, the marijuana plant is infused into a glycerin or alcohol tincture. It is mostly produced with hash but can also include fresh bud flowers from the cannabis plants by soaking them in alcohol for 10-14 days, being shaken everyday. The THC is dissolved in the alcohol and the buds or hash are strained, glycerin is added, and the leftovers are known as tinctures. Another option is to use butane as a solvent during the extraction of the THC from the buds. Sometimes flavor is also added by mixing essential oils, other tinctures or flavorings.