Vaping is an amazing way to enjoy cannabis. Yes, direct smoking and even eating food are great, but vaping is fast becoming the preferred method of consumption for most cannabis users.
Unfortunately, as vaping becomes more popular, the number of counterfeit vape cartridges on the market is increasing, threatening the cannabis vaping process. The problem with counterfeit vape cartridges goes beyond the mere presence of the wrong item. This is an item that you use to ingest a substance into your body, which means that you are prone to contamination.
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The number of patients in the hospital sick from vaping-associated lung injuries has also increased, making it an extremely problematic situation that needs to be addressed quickly.
If you love and enjoy using a disposable vaporizer cartridge, you need to make sure it isn’t a fake. This article will help you with that. In general, the first step to making sure you are not receiving a counterfeit vape cartridge is to purchase it from legitimate sources. Always make sure to buy the vape cartridges from a licensed pharmacy: please do not buy from anyone who is unauthorized.
Here are some other helpful tips that can help you avoid buying a counterfeit vape cartridge.
Make sure the license is authentic and in place
The first rule to make sure a vape cartridge is genuine is to look for approval. Manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers should have rights, so if the approval is too difficult to verify, it is likely a fake.
Legal businesses and products should include their license number. This should not be ignored. Please check the Bureau of Cannabis Control website to see if a store is registered with a licensed retailer.
If there is no licensed number, the business is unregulated, and lack of regulation means the business is running its show. You don’t want to get vape cartridges from a store where the show is on.
Always check the vape cartridge packaging
The packaging will always show itself; If it looks fishy, it’s definitely fishy! The original vape labels always have the following: a batch number, a packaging date, a date of manufacture, the location of the manufacturer and many numbers.
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If you do not see these details on the package, please do not give a reason and do not receive it. You are looking at a counterfeit product and if you want to buy it you are putting your studs at risk.
Avoid fake copycats
There are many fraudulent vape cartridges made by fictional brands that contain toxic products. These counterfeit products are adaptations of famous brands with websites selling cartridges in 100s.
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You will know it is a copycat when you see the fake labels imitating the legal cannabis brand. This means that you should know the differences between the original and a copy.
Read about the ingredients
Many steam tanks contain diluents like propylene glycol, medium chain triglyceride oil (MCT), and vegetable glycerin. These oils are added to give the cannabis extracts a liquid consistency so that they can easily be vaporized.
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But not all diluents are suitable for you. So always read the labels and ingredients to make sure you’re doing the right thing. For example, a new thickening agent called vitamin E acetate is being studied, which is a possible cause of vaping-related illness.
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Avoiding certain ingredients will help you stay healthy and safe when vaping cannabis. Remember, you are exposing your lungs to the steaming process and not taking this idea for granted.
Know the brands
This is not a good time to experiment with new brands. You’re safer with a well-known and established brand that has been proven to make healthy cartridges. All major brands will most likely be licensed. First, look for the brands that have been around for many years.
Buy from brands with an established reputation and brands with an active social media platform. These brands are going to do everything right because they don’t want to spoil their reputation.
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New and unknown brands can do what they want because they have nothing to lose. Such brands can be dangerous to users, and unsuspecting wholesalers sell these products to retailers, resell them, putting them at risk. Buy From Well Known Brands: This Is An Easy And Easy Way To Get The Right Vape Cartridge.
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Review the laboratory results
All licensed brands provide and publish test results so retailers can understand the scientific process behind creating the cartridges. Always ask your budtender for the product’s Certificate of Analysis (COA) before purchasing the item.
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Some counterfeit brands may also have illegal lab results with COA with photo purchasing. So please be careful with this idea. Licensed pharmacies should also review all COAs to prevent illegal products from getting into their stores. You can also contact the laboratory where the product was tested to confirm that all results are correct. Information about the laboratory can also be found on the certificate of authenticity. If it is not an actual laboratory address, then it is a counterfeit product.
Trust your instinct for a product
If you are shopping for vape cartridges and you feel that something is wrong with the product, please use your instincts to proceed. If you’ve already bought it and are already using it, stop using it right away.
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Most diluents are colorless, odorless, and tasteless, which makes them even more difficult for laboratory analysis to identify. So taste and smell would not always be of benefit to you. However, if you feel like something is wrong, don’t take unnecessary risks.
The cannabis vape cartridge market has seen an increase in the number of counterfeit products, especially in unregulated states. If you don’t take the precautions discussed so far, you may receive one and expose yourself to contamination.
Those in the illegal market are copying legitimate brands so brilliantly that if you are not careful you may get the wrong impression that this is the real deal. Since we enjoy the benefits of cannabis, we should also make sure that we are protected with the tools we use. This way we can maximize the benefits of cannabis.
This article originally appeared on Cannabis.net and was republished with permission.