When it comes to ease of use, portability, and functionality, one cannabis product stands above the rest—vapes.
You may know them as vape carts , dab pens or cartridges, and they have quickly become the go-to concentrate-based product for both cannabis novices and enthusiasts.
When it comes to choosing the right vape pen, many factors come into play. These products may seem similar at first glance, but there are many nuances that distinguish them. Understanding the differences between these disposable pens can help you make an educated decision on which product is right for you.
What is a vape cartridge?
A “vape cart” is a glass cartridge pre-filled with a gram or half-gram of cannabis oil.
Most oil vape carts are high in THC, however, more and more CBD-dominant vape cartridges are entering the market, as are 1:1 THC:CBD products. Vape cartridges come in many forms: 510-threaded cartridges (the most common), as well as some proprietary forms like vFire, MAXX & Chuch M1 Pods.
How do vape pens work?
Vape cartridges need vape pen batteries in order to work. The vape battery will power an atomizer (heating element) in the cartridge that heats up the oil, activating the various chemical components in it. You then inhale the vape smoke, which produces the effects of cannabis.
How long to vape pens last?
How long a vape cartridge lasts entirely depends on an individual’s rate of consumption. The only thing we do know for sure is that a one gram cartridge will last you a lot longer than a half-gram cartridge.
Benefits of Vape Pens
Ease of Use
Vape cartridges take the guesswork completely out of the experience. Unlike other methods of consuming oil, such as a dab rig and nail setup, carts require little to no effort—just press a button and inhale. No torch necessary.
Oil vape carts are the easiest and most discreet method of enjoying cannabis while on the go. Their sleek and minimalist design allows for discreet vaping and they don’t produce noticeable smoke or odor.
For new cannabis concentrate consumers, dosing can be a major concern. Nobody wants an overwhelming experience when attempting to enjoy cannabis. Using a vape pen allows for a highly controlled dose with each inhalation, giving you more control over how much or how little you consume.
Drawbacks of Vape Pens
Vape carts can be pretty pricey, with costs between $50-60 or more per half-gram or gram of hash oil, depending on the market and extraction method. When you can get a gram of flower for a lot cheaper than a one-gram vape cartridge, it makes it a little tougher to choose the latter.
Vape cartridges tend to provide a shorter-lasting high than other methods like joints, dabs, and edibles because you consume them in smaller doses. However, while the effects may last shorter, they can also hit harder if overconsumed, so make sure to monitor dosing appropriately.
Having to monitor a vape battery’s usage and power levels can be pretty annoying as frequent usage can drain them pretty quickly. To avoid this nuisance it’s best to charge your vape battery each night before bed or have a backup on hand that’s fully charged.
How do vape pens work?
It’s pretty simple: Just attach your cart to the battery and start puffing. If there’s an On/Off button, use it.
Here are a few quicks tips to remember when smoking an oil vape cartridge:
- If your device has an On/Off button, chances are you turn it on by clicking 5 times. The same number turns it off.
- Make sure your cart is completely attached to its battery to avoid any oil leakage.
- Keep your vape pen upright to avoid oil leakage.
- Start slow with dosing as it is very easy to overconsume with vape carts.
- Monitor temperature to make sure your cart isn’t burning too hot, which could alter some of the oil’s chemical components—usually 3 clicks will adjust the temp.
- Store in a cool, dry place. When cartridges are left in hot cars they often leak.
VFIRE’s vertical ceramic rod coil and unique airflow channels produce a satisfying hit and large cloud.
CCELL Ceramic Cartridges were engineered to deliver the most flavorful vapor and largest clouds for various viscosity, especially high viscosity, without any compromise.
MAXX was designed with flavor in mind. Their engineers meticulously crafted TERP TEMP TECHNOLOGY to produce maximum flavor paired with maximum vapor.
Church M1 Pod delivers a sleek, concealable look with the latest advancements in hardware technology and quality while also featuring our advanced ceramic heating elements.
ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR DEVICES IN MICHIGAN
The VFIRE is packed with power, making it one of the most popular devices in the industry. Featuring pods in both half gram and full gram options with a full range of customizations.
The VFIRE has been engineered to handle a full spectrum of oil viscosities and thicknesses while producing strong flavor profiles and milky clouds.
CCell Batteries (510)
CCell 510-thread cartridges have been the industry standard for years. They are available at virtually all dispensaries and provisioning centers where cannabis is legal. This means that there are tons of options.
EASY TO USE
A 510-thread cartridge is the most common type of vape cartridge. 510 describes the type of threading that is used to screw the bottom of the cartridge to the appropriate vape battery.
The MAXX is ergonomically designed to fit in the palm of your hand as the ultimate discrete vaping experience.
TERP TEMP TECHNOLOGY
Designed with flavor in mind. Our engineers meticulously crafted our TERP TEMP TECHNOLOGY producing maximum flavor paired with maximum vapor.
Church M1 Pod Batteries
Church M1 Devices are sleek, discreet & easily fit in your pocket. They can be used for both Church M1 Pods AND JUUL Pods. This is the all perfect around vape that will satisfy allyour needs.
Compatible with all Church M1 and JUUL Pods.
Battery: Rechargeable – 410 mAh surge protected.
Micro USB charger included.