THC & CBD Cannabis Vape Cartridges
Our THC & CBD cannabis vape cartridges are a great solution for beginners or experienced cannabis users.
It’s no secret that many of today’s modern cannabis users love the convenience and flavor of vape pens. Battery-operated cannabis vapes have gained immense popularity among cannabis users of all demographics due to their discretion and ease of use. Because these personal electronic vaping devices cut down so much on the smoke, smell, ash, hassle, and mess involved with traditional cannabis smoking, even longtime smokers are getting curious about vaping.
What Is a Vape Cartridge?
A cannabis vape cartridge is a self-contained unit typically consisting of a mouthpiece and a chamber filled with some type of cannabis oil or extract. They are usually made of clear, high-strength plastic so that you can monitor the extract levels contained inside. The vape cartridge, or “cart,” screws onto a battery, usually a rechargeable, cylindrical unit often called a “vape pen.”
Cannabis vape pods are essentially the same thing as vape cartridges other than the format/shape and the style of battery. A pod is typically a rectangular cartridge that snaps into its intended device while a “cart” more often refers to the cylindrical units that screw onto 510-style pen batteries (in this case, the 510 refers to the size of the threading on the battery where it must attach to the cart). Other than this, pods and carts serve the same purpose and can be filled with the same types of concentrates.
Why Choose Cannabis Vape Cartridges?
The benefits of consuming cannabis by way of a discreet and flavorful vape pen experience are many. Here are just some of the perks of jumping on the vape cartridge bandwagon with your next trip to Kind Meds of Mesa, AZ:
Vape cartridges are very convenient and incredibly user-friendly. With most systems, you simply screw them onto your battery and press a single button to operate them. Beyond that, all you have to do is what comes naturally to you: inhale and then exhale. When compared to smoking, you’re not only eliminating the mess and the smoke itself, but you’re also eliminating the need for papers, pipes, and the like. Vaping with a pen-style battery is truly one of the most hassle-free ways to consume cannabis that has ever been invented.
Vape pens are compact and portable, so they can go anywhere you go within the bounds of the law. This makes them perfect for discreet, “on-the-go” cannabis consumption. Whether you’re facing a fast-paced night on the town, a gathering with friends and family, or a long day enjoying the great outdoors, vape pens and vape cartridges can easily slip into your pocket to enhance the experience.
Today’s vape cartridges come in just about any strain imaginable. If you have a favorite cannabis strain, someone out there has most likely extracted it into vaporizable concentrate form. Live resin carts offer a plant-like flavor profile that retains the terpenes of your favorite strain, while many distillate carts have botanical-grade terpenes added to them to create awesome flavor combinations. With vape cartridges, you get a flavorful experience that is on par with smoking but with none of the hassle, mess, ash, or smoke.
Relatively Fast Onset
Vaping also stands out as one of the fastest-acting ways to dose cannabis with near instantaneous activation. Think of it as similar to taking a hit from a dab rig but on a smaller scale. Compare this to using edibles, where you might wait up to two hours before you realize the full effects of your dose.
Vape carts and 510-style pen batteries are incredibly easy to store and transport thanks to their compact size. Cannabis vape cartridges also have an impressive shelf life compared to whole flower and edibles. The sealed cartridge offers constant protection from air and moisture, keeping your cannabis product fresh even if you’re only an occasional user.
THC and CBD vape cartridges are a great choice for both recreational users and those seeking to leverage the medicinal benefits of cannabis. With a wide variety of different products on the market, it’s possible to find the right vape cartridge to meet any cannabis use goal. You can also easily switch out the carts on your chosen battery if you’d like a different experience.
Cannabis Vape Cartridge Options
Now that you know what a vape cart is, it’s time to explore the many options featured here at Kind Meds.. It’s not just a matter of which strain your cart’s distillate is derived from–although that’s super important, too. There are an array of options for the modern cannabis user shopping for THC or CBD vape cartridges today.
Suggested Reading: Cannabis Strains Guide
Oil vs. Other Concentrates
Cannabis oils are extracted from the cannabis plant with a range of procedures, some by using solvents like butane, alcohol, or carbon dioxide, and then purging them to create a solvent-free oil concentrate or by using heat and pressure to create a solventless oil concentrate. Cannabis oils are highly potent and are a tried and true method of getting clean, flavorful, and consistent vape hits from your pen rig.
Other concentrates can originate from cannabis wax, a thicker, more potent substance. Many different types of concentrates are great for vaporizing through a dab rig, so it only makes sense that vendors would try to load some of them into 510-vape pen cartridge formats as well. Look into live resin and sauce carts as some compelling examples of this trend.
Distillate carts are filled with a highly refined cannabis extract in oil form. This extract is derived from cured flower, with a refinement process designed to isolate as much THC (or CBD) as possible. Because of this, many distillate cartridges have botanical terpenes re-introduced to the mix after the extraction process. While this renders producers capable of creating a nearly endless variety of flavors, it does mean the terpene profiles are not strain-specific, like those in live resin.
Live Resin Cartridges
“Live resin” refers to a special method of producing cannabis extract that keeps more of the plant’s flavor and aroma from its terpene profile intact in a thicker, flavorful waxy substance. With live resin, the key is to create an extract from fresh cannabis flowers as opposed to the more ubiquitous cured, dried flower. This preserves more of the plant’s natural terpenes for a robust and aromatic vape hit. Live resin cartridges are some of the best vape products on the retail cannabis market today.
Cannabis sauce is derived from live resin and holds all the flavorful, full-spectrum benefits. While live resins and waxes not used in cartridges can be heated, whipped, or otherwise agitated and made into products like shatter, crumble, budder/badder, and more, these concentrates are better suited for dab rigs or dab pens. However, live sauce has separated into a potent terp oil and THC-rich diamonds, which combine to create an applesauce-like texture that can be distributed in the form of sauce carts.
Pods vs. Pen Cartridges
As mentioned, a vape “pod” is just a different style of cartridge designed to go with a particular brand of electronic vaporizer. Pod units are sometimes a little bulkier than pen-style vapes, but many are fairly discreet as well. They are not compatible with standard 510 vape batteries, so be sure to purchase the associated brand battery in order to use your vape pod. For example, the brand STIIIZY has created a selection of batteries suitable for use with any STIIIZY vape pod.
510 cartridges describe any of a range of different cartridges that are compatible with 510-threaded batteries. The pen-style vape cartridges are more popular than pods, and many top cannabis producers offer 510-threaded vape cartridges as staples of their product lines. 510 carts for pen-style vape batteries are most often available in half-gram and full-gram units, although other sizes do exist.
CBD vs. THC Cartridges
While getting into all the details of how CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) differ would be well beyond the scope of this product page, there are quite a few great resources available on the topic. In general, both CBD and THC are naturally present in the cannabis sativa L. plant, and they can create different effects in those who use them.
CBD offers many of the relaxation and therapeutic benefits of cannabis without the heady psychoactive high. THC can also give a great body buzz and contribute to all sorts of therapeutic endeavors, but it is most known for its psychoactive effects. Those effects can be quite significant in the form of a powerful extract such as that found inside a vape cartridge.
While most THC cartridges contain CBD as well, the focus will often be on the THC content. CBD-only cartridges are available and can provide many of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without the high. CBD cartridges are available in a range of strains and flavor profiles.
Suggested Reading: Differences Between THC and CBD
Rechargeable Battery vs. Disposable
If you’re going to be purchasing a standard 510-style vape cart, you’ll need a battery to go with it. These rechargeable batteries are simple to operate, usually with a single button and can be used over and over again. They’re also affordable to replace when necessary.
By contrast, disposable all-in-one vaping units, where a battery comes attached to a pre-filled oil chamber, are also popular. Many disposables come in smaller units like ⅓ gram and ¼ gram so that they can be used and then thrown away. Vape carts are not compatible with these types of units.
Medical vs. Recreational
The same basic types of vaporizing products can be used for both medicinal or responsible adult recreational use in Arizona. Medical users may want to consider CBD vape cartridges if they don’t want to experience a psychoactive buzz with their therapeutic dose. Or you might consider reading up on different terpenes and their known medicinal effects and then find a live resin cart with the appropriate terpene profile for your condition.
If you’re using cannabis vape carts for general relaxation or recreation purposes, the right cartridge will depend on your particular goals and preferences. Many experienced recreational users gravitate towards the cartridges with the highest THC testing levels. Other connoisseurs may rather savor the deep flavors of a live resin cartridge with a robust terpene profile.
THC and CBD Vaporizer Cartridges FAQs
When looking into a new form of cannabis consumption, it’s only natural to have a lot of questions. We’re here to help! If your particular inquiry isn’t addressed below, the friendly and knowledgeable staff and Kind Meds of Mesa will be happy to help you further explore the world of CBD and THC vape cartridges.
Kind Meds: Your Trusted Source for Cannabis Products in Mesa, AZ
If you’re looking for the best cannabis vape products at the best prices, you’ve come to the right place.
Kind Meds of Mesa carries a range of CBD, THC, and full-spectrum vape cartridges from a variety of top brands.
Check out our Mesa, AZ cannabis menu for more information on the selection available for purchase.