W Vapes, based in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, produces top-notch CO2 oil cartridges with a high terpene content, striving to capture the individual essence of each specific strain. With a wide selection, lab-tests available on their website, and a small batch, strain-specific extraction process, W Vapes’ cartridges accomplish that goal beautifully.
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Lola Lola cartridges come from cannabis grown in Mendocino County. The brand is known for their eye-catching, approachable packaging design - which has art that reminds me of a happier, peaceful, non-disturbing version of a Hieronymus Bosch painting - but my interest revolves around the “first generation, single-origin terpenes” the brand reintroduces to their CO2 oil.
Pre-filled vape cartridges have enjoyed a boom in recent years that shows no signs of stopping. This means cartridge makers have had an incentive to branch out, appealing to specific demands and niches of the market. Some cartridges focus on terpene content, or - the increasingly in-demand - CBD content, while yet others take innovative approaches like using aromatherapy oils like lavender to create a custom taste and terpene profile. Bumblebee cartridges in particular satisfy a timeless, and recurring demand in the cannabis market: raw THC content.
Sonoma county based AYA cartridges takes an interesting approach to marketing their pre-filled oil cartridges. Each of their four, functionally named cartridge offerings combine two strains to produce an oil for different uses, occupying all spots on the spectrum from sativa to hybrid to indica. Along with available shipping to anywhere in California via The Goddess Delivers, AYA offers a 90 percent sativa ‘Awaken’ cartridge made of two sativa strains, a sativa leaning ‘Inspire’, an indica leaning ‘Relax’, and finally an indica/CBD combination ‘Slumber’ cartridge.
The problem with learning to love vaping pre-filled oil cartridges is that your selection is immediately cut down to a fraction of what it is when just smoking flower. Even the best dispensaries may have half a dozen brands tops at any given time, with maybe 2 or 3 strains available from the brands that bother to offer separate strains. Add to this the fact most companies add solvents like the questionable propylene glycol, and sometimes the more decidedly harmful ethylene glycol and the selection seems even more miniscule.
Absolute Xtracts battery and cartridges are far and away my favorite vapor pen products I’ve used. Not only was the oil high quality, but the battery is especially impressive, and the cartridges themselves are extremely sturdy and user friendly. The quality of vapor pens is truly not the same across the board. I’ve used batteries that seem to last only a few hits, or lose life over time, or just feel too lightweight and junky. This choice matters, so I’ll explain why this my favorite after using a handful of different vape pen products. If you’re not looking to get into vape pens, I’d ask why not?