So, you’ve decided to dive into the cannabis concentrate world. It’s a different experience, but a good one, nonetheless! Experienced and novice canna-consumers alike enjoy the convenience of vape pens, both in terms of health and ease of use. But what should you expect when buying a cartridge for the battery you just bought? What are typical prices you can expect to pay for those delectable marijuana cartridges, like, for example, a 1 gram cartridge?
Kick back, relax, and let me get you informed on these wonderful devices.
The marijuana cartridge (pen cartridge, THC cartridge, etc.) is a device that transports cannabis oils into your body through a glass tank/mouthpiece for a maximum cannabis experience (your high).
These devices are speedy and efficient.
This advanced style of marijuana consumption is an incredibly popular and convenient method in the cannabis industry. When attached to a battery, the device is the equivalent of a pipe and lighter combo without the combustion or amount of stuff you have to carry.
When you’re looking for a cartridge, what exactly should you be looking for? What are they made up of and just how much THC is in them?
Let’s start with the types of oils you can find within THC cartridges.
CO2 is a special solvent-based cannabis oil. CO2 is seen as a natural solvent and offers a healthier alternative to butane-extracted cannabis oils.
CO2-based oils are achieved by using extremely high temperatures with high pressure. These oils require extremely specialized equipment to extract.
Distilled cannabis oils are made through the process of, you guessed it, distillation.
Similar to how whiskey is made, cannabis distillation is achieved through fractional, short-path distillation.
The process begins with raw cannabis oil and is purified through winterization and decarboxylation.
Full-spectrum cannabis oils contain various cannabinoids in the oil.
It can be a mixture of CBD, THC, CBG, THCa, THCV, etc. These kinds of oils are some of the best in terms of overall healing properties.
Marijuana cartridges typically come in 500mg (half-gram) or 1000mg (full-gram) sizes with smaller cartridge variants coming in a disposables category.
Tend to get between 60-150 puffs per lifecycle (depending on use & length of puffs)
Half-gram cartridges are the cheapest of the sizes. 500mg Cartridges range in price between $20-$40 in Colorado.
1 gram cartridges tend to get between 150-300 puffs per lifecycle (depending on use and length of puffs)
1 gram cartridges in Colorado range in price from $40-$70.
There are a few reasons prices can vary when you’re looking for cartridges, whether it’s a half gram or 1 gram cartridge.
In Colorado, retail marijuana has taxation of 15%.
With the addition of such a tax, expect to pay at least that much more when looking at menu prices.
The amount of THC present in the cartridge can drive prices high. Looking for potent strains? Expect to pay a little more.
Certain brands can influence cartridge pricing.
Some companies offer specialty batteries and cartridges which only work with that specific brand.
The Stone has two dispensaries locations in downtown Denver.
Current deals on cartridges are:
16, 500mg Sesh cartridges for $190.56 (Limited time deal)
Herbs 4 you is located in the Capitol Hill Area.
Current deals on Cartridges include:
Also of interest, Do Vape Cartridges Expire?