At What Temperature Does CBD Vaporize?

There are many ways to take CBD for maximum health effects. It can be taken orally, by a tincture under the tongue. It can be eaten in foods and metabolized in the liver.

It can be taken topically, massaged into the skin, where it provides local healing and pain relief without entering the blood stream. It can be inhaled by smoking it, or inhaled by vaping it.

When inhaled, it quickly enters the blood stream, and is the most efficient way of getting the full range of effects of CBD.

If you are interested in vaping CBD, you may be wondering at what temperature does CBD vaporize to achieve the optimal effects? The answers may be surprising, because it is actually a complex issue. Let’s take a closer look.

Marijuana contains a large number of chemicals, collectively known as cannabinoids. Each strain of marijuana can have different concentrations of these cannabinoids, and they have different effects on people. Two of the best-known cannabinoids are THC and CBD, and they actually vaporize at different temperatures. Other cannabinoids are cannabinol (CBN) and cannabigerol (CBG).

What Temperature Does CBD Vaporize

What Temperature Does CBD Vaporize?

Unfortunately, CBD doesn’t vaporize at a specific, set temperature. It vaporizes within the range of 320°-356° Fahrenheit. However, each cannabinoid vaporizes at a different temperature, so, for example, THC vaporizes at  315°F.

Why Vaporize CBD?

The best reason to vape cannabis instead of burning it is that the heat of combustion is far greater than necessary to vaporize the delicate compounds inside. The combustion temperature of marijuana is 451°F. A standard disposable lighter flame emits about 600°F. So the act of combustion with flame actually burns off many of the cannabinoid compounds, reducing the flavor and the effects of your marijuana.A vaporizer, on the other hand, allows you to more precisely control the temperature than an open flame does, and not only ​preserves the delicate compounds, but may allow you to adjust for certain specific effects you may prefer.For example, by setting a vape to 315°F, you can ensure that you burn and inhale all the THC in your cannabis. That may be the most efficient way to get the strongest effects from your marijuana. However, different compounds may affect you in different ways, and you may want to capture a different range of cannabinoids in your experience.

What’s the Ideal Temperature to Vape CBD?

The ideal temperature depends on every individual person and their goals. However, the rule of thumb is that higher temperatures have a greater physical effect, and therefore are more medically potent, while lower temperatures have a greater mental effect, and best for calming anxiety.Many experts recommend that you record your own personal experiences until you find the temperature you prefer. Generally speaking:

Vape temperature of 315°F

Most efficient for vaping THC (along with CBD-A, THC-A, and CBG)

Vape temperature of 350°F

Most efficient for vaping THC and all the flavoring compounds in cannabis for a better flavor experience. This is also the best temperature range for calming anxiety and improving mood.

Vape temperature of 356°F

Most efficient for burning CBD along with the THC. This is a good range for preventing any paranoia or anxiety associated with THC, and have an energetic experience.

Vape temperature of 392°F 

At this temperature, you miss out on a lot of the flavor compounds, but you get a greater physical affect and deeper physical relaxation.

Vape temperature of 430°F

This is the best temperature for the greatest physical and medicinal effect from cannabis, ensuring that you vaporize all the chemical compounds while destroying as few of them as possible.For the best accuracy, start at the high or low end of the range and record your experiences, and then adjust the temperature by 5° higher or lower and record those effects.Keep in mind that different strains of marijuana will have different effects, even when consumed at the same temperature. While the chemical structures of cannabis are all the same, the ratios and proportions, flavors and experiences, can vary widely. And remember also that different vaporizers have different degrees of accuracy in temperature settings, and they are not all created equal.


Vaping CBD is a great way to experience marijuana. With the more precise ability to control the temperature, you are able to harness more of the effects without destroying them. And you can also adjust your experience to your needs and preferences, as you determine what works best for you.

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  1. Perfect info for new CBD users. Really enjoyed reading.

  2. Hi I’m vaping CBD Shatter an the CBD oil. The shatter I smoke out of the battery has deferent temperatures on it are 3.3, 3.8 ,4.3, 4.8 I’m not sure what put it on. Is there such a thing burning it.
    Thank you

    • Hi Angie,

      First of all A good range for vaping concentrates is generally 315 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The exact degree a user chooses from this range will vary based on preference for effect and what it is you are vaping. The middle of the range should provide a reliable flavor and consistency, say around 370 to 380, but you need to experiment to find out what is working best for you.

      Now that we have looked at temperature, I need to explain the relationship between the voltage setting with your battery and temperature. These are two different things but of course connected. The voltage number tells you how much power you are pumping into your heating element and you can control this on your device. Some vapes also have a temperature reading/control but simpler devices just enable you to dial the level of power supply from your battery in volts. Temperature is regulated by adding or subtracting voltage to the heating element. The good thing about your device is that you are able to limit the voltage and therefore the temperature, but you are going to have to experiment to see what voltage is giving you the best results. Automatic voltage devices have no setting control and these can run hot or keep getting hotter the longer you depress the trigger. The longer you hold your finger on the button the coil is getting power, the warmer your coil will get, but only as much as the voltage you supply it. If you choose a low voltage, like 3.3 volts, you will have a slower and more controlled heating of your shatter – you need to experiment. I suggest you start on the lowest setting and do a session. Note the results and move to the next setting and repeat. Try all settings and then review where you get the best effect/results and you then have your sweet spot.

      Finally, you can overheat your material (chemically denature it with too much heat) and this can destroy the value of your material, or components of it that are damaged by too much heat, such as some terpenes. You shouldn’t get combustion – this would be serious problem – but over heating will change the efficacy of the vapor to deliver the properties that the material has. I mentioned that some cheap, auto temperature devices can run too hot and you have no control other than to take your finger off the button. Your device gives you control over the degree of power you take from your battery to heat the shatter meaning that you can set a power/temperature ceiling no matter how long you hold the button, so that is a big bonus over devices with no manual voltage regulation control.

      Safety tips! Always remember to turn your vape off when not using it. When traveling, remove or disconnect the battery. Don’t store batteries loose with other metal objects and don’t leave a vape charging unattended, especially overnight.

      Experiment with your settings and go from the least power up to find the perfect setting for your vape.

      Thanks for the great question and I hope you get the best from your material and your device!

  3. Like!! Really appreciate you sharing this post. Really thank you!

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  5. Yes! Finally something about Vapes.

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