This year we saw many new cannabis oil cartridges appear for sale in California. The question is, which are currently the best THC cartridges from there? The author of this article resides in California and vapes cannabis oil cartridges frequently.
Our list includes distillate cartridges, live resin, and sauce cartridges from California. Cartridges are ranked by multiple factors, including value, effectiveness, functionality, and available lab test results.
The popularity of THC cartridges took a massive hit because of people getting sick off black market carts. We covered this topic extensively and you are also able to look up Google trends. They clear show THC cartridges’ searches were at its highest in September 2019. After the widespread awareness of cheap cannabis oil carts sold illegally and having pesticides and other impurities inside, the popularity has decreased heavily.
However, new and lab-tested prefilled vape cartridges with THC oil have hit the market in legalized states. It’s undeniable that California has many hash oil cartridge brands making a name for themselves and expanding into other states that we had to take another look at what’s going on in the year of Corona.
The truth is THC cartridges are continuing to improve in California, with companies having to provide lab test results for every cartridge.
We explore the details of everything important for each marijuana oil cartridge on our list. It’s not difficult to find a good cannabis oil cartridge that’s not going to clog. This list will help you find the best weed pen cartridge for you, depending on your needs.
We know not everyone is after the highest THC content cartridges. That’s why we also included sauce cartridge options.
Top 10 Best Prefilled THC Oil Cartridges
I always talk about how it’s such a pleasure to live in California if you’re a weed smoker because prices here are so low and quality continues to get better. It’s the same with the cannabis oil cartridges. They are getting cheaper and better. Like many friends, my flower consumption has reduced, while vaping THC cartridges has gone up a lot on the other hand. After trying out a ton of new legal THC carts with lab tests to prove they are clean, we made this list with the best Cali brands.
It was not easy getting on our list of the best marijuana oil cartridges in 2020. We took a look at the price, lab test results, potency, taste, and vape cartridge performance. This year we came across many other cannabis oil cartridges that did not make our list because a lot of them are overpriced for the quality they offer.
1. Garden Of Eden
This cannabis company started in 2003 with a dispensary located in Hayward, California. They offer an impressive selection of THC cartridges, including distillate with natural terpenes, THC oil with cannabis-derived terpenes, and sauce carts. Their half gram distillate cartridges with natural terpenes cost only $30 (tax included). I’ve tried their half gram Sour Diesel with lab test results of 84% THC. The airflow with these cartridges just hit better than with regular 510 thread cartridges. They also let you vape every last drop of THC oil. Other cartridges will leave the hash oil there, which is just a waste. Also, the Garden of Eden distillate oil has a super clear and transparent color, almost like water, but with a hint of yellow.
Vape Cartridge Has Excellent Airflow
I am a big fan of the airflow from Garden of Eden prefilled cartridges because they hit better than all the carts on this list. These 510 cartridges will only work on a vape pen that activates by the push of a button. Garden of Eden sells vape pens that are great with their cartridges. The vape cartridge itself does an excellent job providing a smooth vaping experience.
I also tried their THCv cartridge, a pleasant treat, and a part of their Diamond selection. Besides having affordable potent THC cartridge options, they also have some extortionary top-shelf cannabis available. Their complete selection of cannabis oil cartridges is good. I never had a bad experience with any of their products besides a little bit of clogging, but nothing too serious. Just need to unclog it by inhaling a little harder until the clog is gone. Or remove the mouthpiece and use a toothpick to unclog.
2. Raw Garden THC Vape Cartridge With Real Cannabis Terpenes
The THC oil inside of Raw Garden cartridges includes real cannabis-derived terpenes. This is a live resin cartridge, which means the flavor is more intense than regular distillate cartridges. Enjoy the cannabis strains authentic taste from your Raw Garden cartridge. This THC cartridge brand has won plenty of awards for its premium marijuana oil cartridges, including the prestigious Cannabis Cup in 2019. They won with their tasty-sounding cartridge called Orange Cookie Pie.
The flavor from real cannabis terpenes combined with potent distillate oil is remarkable. The combination of strength and taste makes this one of the most popular THC cartridge choices in California right now. Raw Garden has created a product with the perfect combination of real cannabis terpenes and very high THC content. Every single Raw Garden cartridge has lab test results that can easily be found on their label, and it directs you to their main website.
3. KGB Reserves
By far, our favorite sauce cartridge is from the KGB Reserves. These weed oil cartridges offer higher than average potency and the flavors are much better. Strains include Guava and additional exotic cannabis strains that provide a delicious vaping treat, one that will get you quickly high too. KGB reserves are on a list found at Forbes Magazine as a recommendation for stoner moms’ best gift. They are a manufacturing and distribution cannabis company located in San Francisco. They produce prerolls with top-shelf cannabis that looks like aliens cultivated it from another galaxy. Seriously, please take a look at their Instagram for additional proof of the quality.
HTFSE Sauce Cartridge
Sauce cartridges cost more than the distillate options because they offer more from the cannabis plant. Experience a different type of high known as the Full Spectrum effect. Therefore, sauce cartridges offer more medical benefits for those from specific strains. KGB reserve cartridges are recommended for those after that intense high that’s going to last. Consider this sauce cartridge very premium, like a fancy bottle of alcohol. It would also make a great gift for any stoner buddy because of their exotic strains used to produce their carts.
4. URSA Liquid Diamond Live Resin Carts
Experience one of the most luxurious THC carts out right now. This live resin cartridge brand stands out on our list because they use a pure ceramic vape cart. They are also using terpenes with diamonds to reintroduce the flavor back into their distillate oil.
Although vape hits from the USRA marijuana oil cartridge are smooth, they are not much better than regular 510 thread cartridges. The retail price for a URSA Live resin cartridge is $50. This cartridge is super cool and makes a great gift for your favorite stoner. Ceramic Vape Cartridge
It felt nice knowing the cart is made solely from ceramic and glass. This avoids the risk of lead leaching into the THC oil, typically found from cheap carts sold in China. States such as Michigan require heavy metal testing on vape cartridges and revealed that they discovered carts with Lead contamination detected last year.
Vapor production is noticeably smoother when using a low voltage vape battery. I recommend vaping USRA cartridges using voltages between 2 and 3. But they have their own battery which has three voltage options, 1.9 volts being the highest.
5. Grandiflora Genetics
This cannabis company has earned a reputation on their Instagram for having some of the dankest looking cannabis. Seriously, their IG is filled with the frostiest nugs ever, and they look super dense too. They cultivate their top-shelf dank in Oakland, California. The Instagram account of Grandiflora Genetics currently has over 150,000 followers. They only sell half gram sauce cartridges at the retail price of $35.
Great Flavor And Strength
I was pleased with the taste and strength of Grandiflora sauce cartridges. They’ve got a perfect balance with THC and cannabis-derived terpenes. These strain-specific cartridges will get any stoner instantly medicated and remain so for a while. It’s crucial to use a low voltage vape pen with this 510 cartridge for the best flavor. I used a Runtz vape pen at 2.4 voltages, and the taste was magnificently backed with strength. Hitting this cart on higher voltage risks burning the taste.
6. Cookies Live Resin
I expect a lot of fire from the Cookies brand, founded by the Bay Area Rapper Berner. They have some of the best people in the industry, cultivating and extracting for them. I tried their Girl Scout Cookies live resin sauce cartridge, which tested around 60% THC content. At the price of $35 for a half gram, I didn’t think it was the best but worth trying for sure. It may not be as good as the other sauce cartridge options above, but it’s better than a lot of others that are not on our list.
Decent Sauce Cartridge
Sauce cartridges are really nice for people who have low tolerances. They will not require a lot of hits to feel the effects instantly. The taste is more superior compared to other THC vape cartridges using non-cannabis-derived terpenes. So if you’re somebody who enjoys the natural flavor of cannabis strains, a sauce cartridge is your best choice. Because of the low 60% THC content, the high didn’t last as long compared to other higher percent choices.
7. Dime Bag
I recommend Dime Bag prefilled cartridges if you’re looking for tasty and potent THC oil at a low price. Although the vape cartridge is plastic, including the mouthpiece, it was easy to vape some good-sized clouds. The affordable price of a gram of distillate from Dime Bag retails for $35.00. I consider Dime Bag distillate cartridges the best budget gram cartridge for sale in California. They did an outstanding job selecting flavors for their distillate that will be enjoyable. Often, there are cheap cannabis oil cartridge companies who really fail at picking good flavors.
Plastic Vape Cartridge
There are advantages and disadvantages to the Dime Bag choice of using a plastic vape cartridge. First, let’s talk about the good stuff vaping THC oil from a plastic cart. Dropping your THC vape pen won’t crack, and your day won’t be ruined with the THC oil pouring out. However, this is where the advantages end with their plastic cartridge. Besides being more durable than regular glass 510 thread cartridges, it offers good vape hits too. It’s quite easy to accomplish medium size vape hits compared to other THC vape cartridges. Vape hits are big enough to get instantly stoned with the average 80%+ THC content.
8. Eel River Organics
Number eight on our list of the best THC vape cartridges in 2020 is Eel River Organics because they only cultivate naturally. Their cannabis oil cartridges have been extracted from cannabis grown in the sunlight and without pesticides or chemicals. They cultivate in Humboldt county, where the weather is optimal for growing marijuana. Unfortunately, this brand is not easy to find even when using their product locator. This cartridge is made out of plastic, but hits from it are good.
Good Value Weed Pen Cartridge
I remember buying this cartridge because my usual brands were not available, and it turned out to be a great choice. The Eel River cartridge I tried was nothing less than a pleasant experience. I had no complaints about it, and it quickly got me high with a few hits. I tried their Ancient lime strain with 75% THC content printed on the label. It also included 0.6mg of CBD. It comes inside a brown cardboard box and is easy to open. However, inside this box, the cartridge can be found in a sealed bag.
The distillate oil has a beautiful yellow clear color to it. The effects of this sativa strain were felt instantly in my face with a jolt of energy. This is the type of cartridge that’s going to keep you focused for a long time before you need another hit. Super smooth vapor production concentrated with THC content.
9. Honey Leaf
The first thing that stands out with the Honey Leaf vape cartridge is its low price for a gram cost at $30.00. This is another budget-friendly THC vape cartridge option with lab test results to prove it’s clean. The potency was on par with other more expensive distillate cartridges. I tried a hybrid and sativa strain from Honey Leaf and had mixed feelings about the flavors. The Sativa was a strain that I was very familiar with, Sour Diesel. Unfortunately, its flavor wasn’t too pleasant. However, the Hybrid distillate cartridge had an enjoyable taste to it. This was their Gelato option, which surprised me with its faint sweet taste.
Good Vape Cartridge
The vape hits from Honey Leaf will start off hitting flawlessly, but towards the end, it clogged when using it. The majority of the vape hits really didn’t have any issues until there was only a little bit of distillate oil remaining. I experienced clogs with other cannabis oil cartridges, but this one was on another level of bad. I really hope Honey Leaf changes their vape cartridge hardware in the future and some of the flavors used for their cartridges. Besides these two complaints, this was a good THC vape cartridge for the price.
10. Papa Herb
The THC cartridges from Papa Herb are super cheap, and clean with lab test results to prove it. A half gram of distillate from Papa Herb retails for only $15.00. Don’t be discouraged by this incredibly low price because they are a licensed cannabis company located in the Bay Area. They provide a quality product with the lowest price I ever saw for a half gram of distillate. The cannabis oil is a bit darker than other distillates, but it does not affect its potency or taste.
Affordable Good Quality THC Oil
Papa Herb is the kind of cannabis oil cartridge that I consider a black market killer. Because they are competing against the black market with clean THC oil and at a great price. A lot of people will gravitate towards the black market for THC vape cartridges because of the price. The potency of Papa Herbs prefilled cartridges averages 80%, putting them in the same range of distillate carts that sell for much more. I highly recommend Papa Herb cartridges for the budget stoner trying to get high.
Also available are previous best THC vape cartridge lists that covered the years 2018 and 2019. You will see how some brands continue to thrive while others fell off horribly.
I’m looking for a energy but relaxing high as well. Can u recommend good one?
How do you know which cartridges do not have heavy metal or pesticides in them. I live in new york and just got my medical marijuana card, but i don’t know if my dispensary checks for these impurities. Also, if I order online, like from the weed store, How do I know if they check? Is it written on the box of the cartrige that it has been lab tested? Please let me know, as I am doing this for my health, I have a chronic illness and don’t want make things worse. Thank You. AWC