You can take marijuana in a variety of ways. The newest, and possibly most popular, way to smoke marijuana now is vaping.
If you’re considering buying a vape, you probably have some questions. While the variation of cannabis oils and cartridges is a benefit of vapes, it can also feel overwhelming to have so many options you don’t know about.
Understanding the different types of carts is the first step in purchasing a vape. Whether this is your first time buying a vape or you want to expand your horizons, this article has all the necessary information.
Be sure to stop by one of Cannabis and Glass’ convenient dispensaries for the largest vape cart selection in the state of Washington!
Defining the Marijuana Vape Cartridge
A vape cartridge, or “cart,” is the glass part of a vape pen that holds the cannabis oil or concentrate, usually at a full or half a gram. A vape cart consists of the following components:
- Vape pen battery
The tank stores the cannabis oil, while the atomizer vaporizes it. Then, you use the mouthpiece to inhale the vapor. The battery powers all of this. Some batteries also control temperature and dose management.
Types of Vape Cartridges
With different types of carts come different delivery systems. These vary in style, usage, and battery compatibility.
Pod carts, also called proprietary connections, are unique in style. These types of carts offer more control over temperature and other features that make vaping a more tailored experience.
However, they limit your options when it comes to batteries. Pod carts are only compatible with batteries by that specific brand.
The 510-thread cart, its name referring to the 510-millimeter thread on its base, is the most popular type of vape cartridge. It’s also one of the more versatile options, compatible with most vape pen batteries.
Many of these carts are rechargeable and refillable. If you lose or break one, you can easily replace it since they’re easily available.
Disposable vapes are easy-to-use, one-and-done carts. They are the simplest option for beginners and don’t need charging.
Disposables are a good option if you’re looking to experiment with different cannabis strains and then dispose of them. You needn’t worry about waste, either, since these devices are recyclable.
Types of Cannabis Oils
Cannabis carts come with several types of cannabis oil extracts and concentrates. They vary in flavor profiles, THC levels, and side effects.
Distillate Vape Cartridges
Distillate vape cartridges make up over half of all cannabis vape cartridge sales, and for good reason. These cartridges come in a signature gold color and go through a CO2 distillation process that leaves high levels of THC or CBD.
Unfortunately, the distillation process decreases the flavor profile. However, if your priority is high CBD or THC levels, this is a good option.
Live Resin Cartridges
Live resin cartridges use butane hash oil (BHO) extract from freshly frozen cannabis. This process preserves the terpenes and cannabinoids, giving Live resin the upper hand in terms of flavor profile. These carts are less potent in THC and CBD but are some of the highest-quality carts available.
Full-spectrum extract cartridges provide the most holistic cannabis experience. They contain CBD, THC, various other cannabinoids, and hundreds of other bioactive compounds. These work together to preserve the authenticity of the original plants they come from.
Live rosin cartridges use live cannabis plants. However, they avoid the chemical process that most other cartridges use, making them the best option for health-conscious smokers. Instead of chemical solvents, they use natural heat and pressure to extract cannabis oil.
Fill Your Shopping Carts at Cannabis & Glass
Now that you know all about different types of carts, you can choose the best oil extract and delivery system.
Stop by Cannabis & Glass. We offer high-quality, affordable cannabis for recreational use. We’re the largest dispensary in Eastern Washington, with locations in Spokane, Spokane Valley, and Liberty Lake. You can also browse our products through our online menu.