Weed Vape Cartridges and Pod Systems

Vapes, also known as cartridges, vape pens, vaporizers, carts, weed vape pods, disposables, or all-in-ones, are glass or plastic cartridges pre-filled with cannabis oil containing various combinations of cannabinoids and terpenes. While there’s a lot of nicknames, in generally, vape pen hardware can be broken into three main categories: 510 threads, pods and disposables.

Vapes have a lot to offer to consumers who do not want to smoke in a traditional way, but still want to experience the flavor and effects of a particular cannabis strain. With a vape pen, the concentrated cannabinoids and terpenes are heated not burned so instead of smoke, the output is vapor.

Vaporizer technology has evolved tremendously over years. You can find vape cartridges and pod systems prefilled with cannabis oil, as well as portable vaporizers for flower. The most common cartridge you will find at a licensed dispensary is the rechargeable 510, these are cylinder-shaped and are charged via USB port. 510 vape cartridges can be used with any 510 battery, they will function together regardless if the brands are different. Browse 510 cartridges at KindPeoples Ocean Street and KindPeoples Soquel Avenue.

KindPeoples Weed Vape Base Case
Loud and Clear 510 Weed Vape Cart

Some brands have veered away from the 510 thread vapes and have opted for pods instead. Weed Vape Pods fit proprietary battery systems, so make sure you get the correct pod for your battery source. You cannot use a 510 thread battery with a weed vape pod or vice versa. Popular examples include STIIIZY Pods and PAX Pods–these must be used with their proprietary battery. If you have any questions, you can always ask one of our consultants. Browse vape pods at KindPeoples Ocean Street and KindPeoples Soquel Avenue
If you want to skip the cartridge entirely, disposable vape pens come pre-loaded and are easy-to-use, convenient and great for traveling. Once you’ve completed the cannabis oil inside the disposable vape pen, the entire device can be thrown out. Disposable vape pens are available both as 510s and weed pods so if you aren’t prepared to commit to a full vape kit yet, you can try both types and determine your preference. Browse disposable vape pens at KindPeoples Ocean Street and KindPeoples Soquel Avenue. 

Shopping Tips for Vapes

Decide which size THC cartridge you want. THC cartridges and weed vape pods are sold in half gram and full gram amounts. Some brands carry additional weights, like 0.3g, but half and full gram weed carts are the most common. 

Choose a variable temperature battery to go with a standard 510 thread vape cartridge or weed pod. Variable temperature will allow you to select the heat setting that works best for the cartridge. Terpenes are extremely volatile, so the lower your temperature, the more terpenes and flavor will be preserved. 

Common types of oil in vape cartridges are distillate, live resin, C02, and full spectrum. Each delivers a different flavor and effects, ask a consultant if you have any questions. 

Check our deals and rewards page to learn how to save on your next vape pen. 

KindPeoples’ statement on VAPORIZER SAFETY can be found here. Browse our entire selection of cannabis vape cartridges, weed vape pods and disposable weed pens at KindPeoples Ocean Street and KindPeoples Soquel Avenue

Types of Vape Oils & Vape Glossary

Distillate: Refined oil with pure cannabinoids, containing no other plant compounds, offering a clean and potent experience.

Isolate: Refined oil with only a single cannabinoid, such as THC or CBD. 

Live Resin:  Made with fresh frozen whole cannabis, live resin captures the full flavor of the cannabis strain. Live resin is considered full spectrum as it contains a mix of cannabinoids and other plant compounds, including terpenes and flavonoids.

Full Spectrum: A broad array of cannabinoids and other plant compounds, including terpenes, which provide an enhanced cannabis flavor and provide deeper effects.

CO2: Naturally occurring compound used in extraction, great for CBD delivery

Viscous: The “viscosity” of cannabis oils and extracts refers to the consistency or thickness of the substance. If the cannabis oils have a high viscosity, it will require more voltage to properly produce a cloud of vapor.

Voltage: The standard unit of electrical energy applied to the cartridge from the battery base to produce vapor. The higher the voltage the higher the temperature can go.