THC vapes, carts, and disposables have made a big splash both inside and outside the cannabis “scene” in recent years. It’s easy to see why:
They’re very discreet. They’re easily portable. Plus – and this is a big advantage in the eyes of many people who haven’t experimented with THC before – they’re really easy to use.
But an often overlooked benefit of THC cartridges and disposable vapes is the variety that they offer:
You can choose between carts and disposables made from different specific strains of cannabis. You can choose from a huge array of different flavors. As well as select from different strengths of THC oil in your cartridge (another big plus for first-time users and newcomers).
So what are the best THC vape cartridge flavors to watch out for? And is there anything else that you should allow to guide your decision when it comes to getting the best from your vape?
What is a vape cartridge?
If you’ve only just bought your first vaporizer, it’s worth finding out a little more about how they work. A basic vaporizer consists of a battery, a mouthpiece, a heating element of some kind, and a cartridge.
These vape cartridges are small containers that contain a type of cannabis concentrate, typically in oil format.
The way your vaporizer works is that when you press the button – or sometimes just when you inhale with some models – the battery supplies the power to the heating element. This allows the element to create the heat that’s needed to turn the cannabis concentrate in the cartridge to vapor.
You then inhale the vapor through the mouthpiece. Because there is no combustion involved and no added ingredients like tobacco or paper, vapor is generally thought to be better for you than smoking.
What is a disposable vape?
Many vaporizers like the basic model described above are designed to be re-used. This usually means that the CBD or THC cart they contain is designed to be snapped out and replaced when it is exhausted.
But there is an alternative model. These function in just the same way as the “standard” model. The only difference is that the entire vaporizer is designed to be disposed of after it is exhausted. For this reason, they are often called “disposable vapes”.
There are a number of situations where a disposable vape might be a better choice than the type where only the cartridge is designed to be replaced:
1) You're a newcomer
Never experimented with THC before? No problem. A disposable THC vape pen represents the easiest possible entry point. They also tend to be the cheapest type of vape. That’s great if you’re not sure if the experience is going to be right for you.
Another bonus for newcomers is that disposable vapes usually come preset to a specific dosage level. This means you don’t need to spend time investigating what the ideal level to set your vape will be.
As always if you’re a beginner, it’s best to take a small inhale from your vape and fill up your remaining lung capacity with fresh air. There’s no need to hold your inhale. Then wait for a good few minutes to see how that first hit affects you before proceeding.
2) You're a very light or occasional user
That lower price point is a big advantage if you don’t use THC very often or are usually sparing when you do.
If you start to bring THC into your lifestyle more fully, it’s going to start to become financially worthwhile to invest in a non-disposable THC cartridge vape pen. But if not or until then, it’s usually cheaper to use disposables.
3) You're going on a trip or to an event
If you’re going to a gig or festival or you’re doing something in the outdoors like camping, a disposable is a discreet and easily portable choice that doesn’t need charging as a re-usable THC cartridge pen does.
This means there are no worries about forgetting your charger or arriving with a vape with a battery that’s going to die after a couple of hits.
What are the best THC cartridge flavors to watch out for?
1) Strain-specific flavors
Some of the highest quality THC cartridges are filled with full-spectrum oils that are made from specific strains of cannabis.
A full-spectrum product should contain all of the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and more that were found in the original plant. This means the flavors and aromas you experience will be just like the real thing – only without the downsides of needing to smoke unwanted unhealthy additional substances to enjoy the experience of THC.
You can get cartridge flavors featuring THC and the full range of 120+ other cannabinoids and terpenes from a huge variety of cannabis strains. Check out the known effects of individual strains to find the ones that will be best for the effects, flavor, and experience you’re looking for in our blog.
2) Something light and fruity
On what might be thought of as the other end of the spectrum, as well as authentically strain-specific flavors of disposable vape or cartridge, you can also get varieties that taste minty or fruity.
It might seem obvious that THC vape cartridge flavors that are full-spectrum products made from single strains of cannabis are more potent than other varieties. But just because the cart flavors you are interested come in fun, fruity flavors doesn’t mean you’re limiting the power of the experience you’re going to enjoy.
For instance, K.I.N.D. Sweet Karts often clock in at a whopping 90%+ THC distillate in their cartridges. That’s almost as potent as distillate gets.
The perfect choice for you
With disposable and re-usable options to choose from as well as a wide variety of THC oil cartridge flavors stretching from truly authentic strain-specific types to options that offer fun and exciting fruity experiences, it’s a mistake to think that using vaporizers means you are limiting choice in your THC experience.
As always, it’s a case of making sure you’re choosing a high-quality product. That you’re using it sensibly. And that you’re doing it in a way that is getting you the experience – including the flavor profile – that you want.