Vape Cartridges

DELIVERY:

Smoking cannabis flowers.
Joint, Waterpipe, Pipe, Blunt, Etc.

ONSET TIME:

5-15 Minutes to feel full effects

LONGEVITY OF EFFECTS:

1-2.5 Hours

BENEFITS:

  • Classic cannabis effects.
  • Unparalleled strain-specificity.
  • Better than average preservation of the “entourage effect”

DRAWBACKS:

More harmful to lungs and heart than vaporizing flower or concentrates.
May create carcinogens.

Almost too easy!

The creation of the pre-filled oil cartridge has forever changed the world of cannabis. Vape cartridges instantly changed the cumbersome, multi-step exercise of rolling, grinding, cleaning, and clearing that accompany the use of cannabis flower. Finally! A solution to the process!

Vape cartridges are always filled with a cannabis concentrate or extract. The oil used in a cartridge is hugely important to the performance of the cartridge. Only certain oils are optimized for best performance through cartridges. Companies generally use either distillate, CO2, or live resin to fill their cartridges, with each type of oil having distinct benefits and drawbacks. Don’t worry, we will cover each of these extracts below!

Vape pens are generally made up of two distinct components; the battery and the cartridge. In order to vape, screw the desired cartridge on a charged battery and inhale. That’s it. The best part? Nearly all cannabis cartridges are outfitted with a universal 510 threading. In other words, buy one battery for most any cannabis cartridge. If this is still too intimidating, there are also many disposable options on the market. Just inhale as if it was a lit joint and viola, instant happiness.

Due to potency, flavor, discretion, and portability vape cartridges should be a mainstay in both new user’s and connoisseur’s pockets alike!

“Clean. Consistent. Fun.”

If you have used a cannabis cartridge, chances are you have tried a distillate. Distillates are known for their potency and variety of flavors. Distillates are so incredibly refined that they are largely reduced to a cannabinoid profile potentially testing upwards of 90% THC. When refined for potency, all flavors from the original plant material are completely lost.

Due to this, distillates are generally flavored with terpenes after they are processed. Many times, these terpenes are added purely for flavor, creating a highly potent, naturally and artificially flavored cannabis extract. Dependable consistency with unparalleled potency are just a couple of reasons to love a good distillate cartridge. We love them because they are so damn tasty! Try our Golden Private Stash cartridges today!

“Broad spectrum, True to the source”

Another common oil found in cannabis cartridges is CO2 oil. CO2 oil tends to take on a darker hue in the cartridge looking anywhere from golden orange to dark copper in coloration. CO2 tends to be less potent than distillates, generally testing anywhere between 60-80% THC. Users looking for discretion be advised – CO2 does retain its flavor from the cannabis plant. CO2 users may want to put a little more thought into each puff than their distillate cartridge using counterparts.

So why would consumers want a cartridge that is less potent, darker in color, and less discrete than a distillate? For the entourage effect of course! CO2 extraction is a much broader representation of the cannabis plant than one would expect from a distillate. This broad spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes works together to provide a nuance, subtlety, and direction not generally experienced with distillate cartridges. There is a time and a place for everything, there are many times we choose CO2!

“Unparalleled flavor. Every time.”

For quite some time it was common to only find CO2 and distillate oil in cannabis cartridges. Recently cartridge producers are increasingly using live resin in their cartridges. What is live resin you ask? Live resin is an extraction of cannabis flowers that have never been dried or cured, generally using solvents like butane or propane. Fresh frozen flower is extracted at the peak of freshness to preserve the cannabinoids and terpenes of the finished plant. Some cartridge producers fill their cartridge with 100% live resin, others have elected to infuse live resin with distillate to increase consistency and potency.

Live resin cartridges provide unparalleled cannabis flavor and generally range in potency between 60% to 70% THC. With unmatched flavor and plenty of potency to get the job done, live resin cartridges are considered by many users as the “best of the best”. Here’s hoping something even better comes around soon. Until then, check out your local Chalice Farms for Elysium Fields live resin cartridges. Your inner stoner thanks you!

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