How do you know if the cartridge you are vaping is safe?
Vaping has become an increasingly popular habit, not only in adults, but in teens as well. With all of the bad press and vaping bans happening, it’s important to be smart the next time you take a hit.
If you’re like us and live in a legal state, you vape cannabis oil to make you feel better -- plain and simple. But what if your cartridge makes you sick? Believe it or not, there are some risks to vaping, so make sure you’re smoking a clean cartridge.
Be safe and smart when you vape with these four tips from Ooze.
1. Vape Smart, Know Your Source
First and foremost, you need to know whether or not your product is legitimate. If you are in a legal state, you should be getting your cartridges from a licensed dispensary. Products from dispensaries are legitimate because they go through a series of testing to ensure they are safe for consumption.
If you’re getting cartridges from your local “plug”, they may not have any knowledge of where they came from and there could be harmful stuff inside. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so be careful and make sure you are getting your cartridges through a licensed dispensary.
2. Vape Smart, Research Your Brands
Anyone can make an oil concoction and use it to fill their own cartridges. Make sure you’re doing your research and only buying from well-known brands. Reputable brands will have a website explaining all about their products, as well as their location so you know what you are getting.
3. Vape Smart, Don’t Fall For Copycats
If you have a cartridge that is from a legitimate and reputable brand but you live in an illegal state, be careful, it could be a dupe. It’s easy to find empty packaging and cartridges online that match the branding and design as some of the big brands that people can just fill themselves.
It’s important to use extreme caution and do your research in order to see if there are any known copycats for that certain brand. Unless you know for a fact that someone purchased your cartridge from a dispensary in a legal state, it’s more than likely that you have a counterfeit cartridge on your hands.
4. Vape Smart, Be Wary of Prices
One major indicator of a low quality cartridge is the price. If a full gram cartridge is advertised with a high percentage of THC (over 60%) but the price is suspiciously low, it is more likely cut with substances that are probably not meant to be vaporized.
Educate yourself on your local pricing and check out the menus on Leafly or Weedmaps to see what a good quality cartridge costs in your area and use that as a baseline. If it looks like you’re paying less than half, then you should probably pass.
Remember these four tips the next time you vape to ensure a safe experience. If you’re looking for high-quality vaping products, try Ooze!