Practical, convenient and discreet, cartridge-loaded vape pens may be the hottest trend in cannabis right now (though they’ve got some pretty stiff competition!). Because Washington State is such an ideal growing environment—and because the state is populated by a bumper crop of adventurous growers, producers and all-around mad scientists—the supply of new, invigorating and downright exciting cannabis cartridges is practically bottomless.
In case you’re new to vaping, we’ll give you a brief rundown of what’s involved and why it may be your best choice of cannabis administration methods. And then the good stuff: A rundown of some of the latest and greatest cannabis cartridges we’re stocking in our Downtown Seattle dispensary!
Cannabis Cartridges: Rise of the Reloadable Vape
For those new to the wonderful world of vaping, any vape—whether it be a reloadable pen or an elaborate tabletop model—is a device designed to heat a cannabis concentrate just to the point at which its oils volatize (but not so hot that it combusts the plant material). This makes vaping objectively less harmful to our lungs and airways. Some like to compare the experience of smoking and vaping with that between drinking wine and fine Champagne; they’ll both get you to roughly the same place, but one of them with considerably more finesse and nuance.
Cannabis cartridges are designed for reusable vape pens, which have stolen many of our hearts to become the prefered cannabis delivery method. While disposable vape pens have their place too, we love the diminished environmental footprint of rechargeable and reloadable vapes. The only issue is deciding which cannabis cartridge to use!
Our Current Favorite Cannabis Cartridges in Seattle
Here’s a selection of some of our current favorite cannabis cartridges. As we’ve discussed before, vape cartridges may look like indestructible pieces of technology, but they contain volatile oils that are sensitive to light, cold and heat. Be sure to read our guide on storing them to ensure you get the very most out of your investment! And as always, be sure to check our live menu to make sure we have the product you want in stock!
AiroPro Cartridge: Durban Poison 1g
If you love high-tech gadgets (and truly exceptional weed), give this one a spin. Designed for the proprietary AiroPro system, its magnet-powered attachment system eliminates leaks; a discreet buzz informs you when you’ve reached a proper draw. What about the cannabis? Durban Poison is one of the hottest sativa strains on the planet, famed both for its sweet and alluring aroma and its broadly energizing, uplifting effects.
Optimum Extracts: 1:1 Ringo’s Gift Distillate .5g
Clocking in at a roughly equal cannabinoid ratio, this high-CBD powerhouse never fails to get rave reviews. A cross between the famous Harle-Tsu and ACDC strains, it spurs mellow cerebral stimulation and soothing full-body relaxation without danger of terminal couch-lock.
Smokey Point Productions: Candy Cake Distillate 1g
A hard-hitting indica, this unusual strain delivers a whopping 80% THC with just a smidge of CDB to provide some buffering effects. Look for deep relaxation, a moderately high level of euphoria and more than a bit of sedation. A great choice for after-work unwinding or for catching some zzzz.
Crystal Clear: Jack Herer Distillate 1g
If you can’t tell, we’re big on energizing sativa-dominant strains. Crystal Clear’s offering lives up to the name, offering a powerfully clean and flavorful expression of this classic “get stuff done” strain. Its many fans around the globe describe it as “blissful,” “inspiring” and “clear-headed.”
Ready to grab yours? Stop by one of our Seattle locations! Closer to a different location? No problem—our budtenders will help you find some exciting cannabis cartridges to try.