Types of THC Vape Cartridges
There are two different types of THC vape cartridges, open systems that can be refilled and closed systems that cannot be refilled. Pre-filled cartridges also have two forms: single-use and disposable. Here is what you need to know about each kind so you can decide what is best for your smoking experience.
Open Systems (Refillable Weed Cartridges)
- Pre-filled THC Cartridge
Pre-filled vape cartridges are small glass cartridges that usually contain between 0.5 and 1.0ML of high-THC cannabis oil. These can come in specific strains that target certain ailments, or hybrid blends that are advertised according to the flavor rather than the strain. These are the most popular types of cartridges because you can pop them right on your oil vape as soon as you buy it and don’t have to buy vape juice in bulk. However, it can be more costly if you smoke frequently and need constant refills, which is why some people prefer to buy oil in bulk and fill their own cartridge themselves.
- Empty (Buy THC Vape Juice Separate)
With empty THC cartridges, you have to buy the vape juice separate. If you smoke frequently, this could be a more affordable and convenient option than buying a fresh cartridge every time. This way you can also experiment with different types of cartridges to find one that gives you the best vaping experience. Empty vape cartridges can be purchased wholesale and in bulk online, but you can also find some at your local head shop.
Closed System (Non-Refillable Weed Cartridges)
- Pre-filled – One Use (For example, PAX Era pods)
Pre-filled THC vape cartridges are already filled with your liquid gold concentrate when you purchase them, so you don’t have to worry about refilling. All you have to do is attach them to a reusable vape pen, which can be purchased from your favorite head shop or online vape shop. One of the most popular examples of a pre-filled single-use pod is the PAX Era pods, which are designed specifically for use with the PAX Era vaporizer. Other popular brands include The Clear, Jetty, State, and Brass Knuckles.
- THC Vape Pen – One Use
Single-use vape pens are the cartridge and pen all in one, so you don’t need a vape to attach the product to after purchase, it’s ready to pull from right out of the box. These are the most convenient option if you don’t want a vape or just want to try something without committing to a setup. Some popular single-use THC vape pen brands include HMBLDT, Lola Lola, Wildflower, W!nk, and Evoxe Labs.
Best THC Cartridges
After lots of research and sifting through the market, we’ve compiled a list of the best THC cartridges on the market to try in 2019. Some of these brands provide their own vape pens and batteries to attach to the cartridge, but most can be used with your favorite 510 thread battery attachment.