We have Flavored Vapes!

So I’m a little late on this post but flavored vape carts came back on February 8th and for the foreseeable future they are here to stay. According to The Seattle Times, Governor Inslee’s senior public health policy adviser Molly Voris says the governor is “disappointed” with the amendment, and that they are still pushing for a broad ban on flavors.

Well for the time being Inslee can suck on it (as “it” I mean flavored vape pens of course), because we got a heck ton of them back on our shelves.

Spoil’d And Hellavated have the majority of the flavored vape carts that we carry and they brought back all the same delicious flavors as they had before, they also blessed us with some new ones.

Spoil’d is probably my favorite flavored vape company that we carry. The premium method of extraction they use is unparalleled within the industry when it comes to distillate extraction. They came through with the classic flavors like Blueberry Pomegranate (my personal favorite), Fruity Peddles, and Strawberry Mojito. I enjoy the Blueberry Pomegranate because of the sour twang that goes along with it. It’s a must try.

Full gram Spoil’d Vape carts retail for $40 a gram but if you purchase them on Tuesday you can enjoy a 20% off discount from that price!

If you’re like many consumers and want the same delicious flavor vape for a little bit cheaper of a price, Hellavated might just be the thing for you. We also have a myriad of different flavors from these guys. I mean variety is the spice of life.

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Also give Hellavated a follow on instagram they post a lot of funny things that I love to see while scrolling through my daily dose of social medias. We currently carry five different flavors from them that are compatible for your 510 threaded batteries (the screw on kind) as well as their disposable style, battery and vape all in one.

Right now on our shelves you can find different flavors such as their Hardcore Apple, Grape Stomper, Water ‘Yer Melon (a budtender favorite), Strawberry Haze, and O.G. Mint. Full gram vape carts retail for $36 a gram and of course are 20% OFF on our Weekly Terpy Tuesday sale.

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PSA: Vaporizer Cartridge Awareness

When shopping for vape carts in Washington’s legal market it’s very easy to get lost in the huge selection that most stores have available to consumers. Once you get to the counter and start talking to the budtenders its even easier to be misled or misinformed about the product that they have available, intentional or not.

In my opinion, if you’re looking for a full spectrum vape cart that is going to have strain specific qualities you are going to be much better off going with a CO2, Ethanol, or the creme de la creme Live Resin or High Terpene Extract (HTE) oils.

CO2 hash oil is created by using carbon dioxide as a solvent. The process is officially called super or sub-critical CO2 extraction. The CO2 is turned into a liquid and ran over top of the marijuana in a closed loop extraction process which strips the THC, CBD, other cannabinoids, and other essential terpenes and oils from the raw plant. After extreme pressures and temperatures you are left with a hash oil that has the full spectrum qualities to tailor to each individuals. CO2 oil is the safest and cleanest way to make marijuana concentrates.

Leaf Werx carries CO2 vape carts compatible with magnetic, 510 threaded, and PAX Era batteries

Ethanol extraction is similar to CO2 in the sense of the full spectrum oil that is returned after the extraction process. Ethanol is even more effective at extracting a full spectrum product in the fact that it can dissolve both polar (water loving) and non-polar (water fearing) substances. In laymen’s terms, ethanol extraction is extracting more cannabinoids, terpenes, and oils out of the marijuana.

RSO+GO is a great example of an ethanol extracted vape cart that can be found on our shelves.

Live resins and HTE oils are becoming some of my favorite options when it comes to what is available for vaporizer cartridges. Processors are using hydrocarbons to extract high percentages of terpenes and other cannabinoids. The majority of concentrates in the dabable world are made from hydrocarbons, processors are mixing these live resins and HTE’s with distillate to make them compatible to be smoked in cartridge form. Basically, these distillate and cannabis derived terpene mixes are making the gems and juice or diamonds and sauce of the cartridge world. A vape cart that finally tastes like your’e taking a low-temp fresh dab.

Acme Diesel’s HTE and Avita’s Live Resin are the creme de la creme of vape carts in our store when considering the 510 threaded battery type

As a retail industry worker, specifically when talking about vaporizer cartridges, I witness lots of sales representatives come through and try to upsell their product or exaggerate the benefits of their products. Look I get it, their sales representatives, their job is sales. I’m a budtender, my job is also sales.

It’s our job to inform you what you’re purchasing and at the House of Cannabis we pride ourselves in doing that in the most honest way possible. With that in mind, gather around, if you don’t take harsh news well, maybe you should grab a seat…

Your 95% THC distillate vape cart that you paid $40 a gram for is, in my opinion, the worst cartridge on the wall. Not because it tastes bad. Or because it won’t get you “high.” Distillate tastes delicious, for what it is. It gets you plenty high, if you’re looking for a pure THC, spectrum-less high.

My bone-to-pick with distillate revolves around the misconceptions of the industry that companies easily exploit, and it happens with many distillate vape cart companies. A lot of these products have artificial terpenes added or fruit derived terpenes when claiming to be a specific strain. If the terpenes are not cannabis derived then they are not going to carry those special qualities that give the specific effect or high that the strain is claiming to be, they will simply taste like it, with a very spectrum lacking, pure THC high.

Every Tuesday at Tacoma House of Cannabis we run a sale on our vape cartridges, that’s every Tuesday, all day long. So, since it is Tuesday, lets freaking do it, let your hair down and treat yourself a little bit. Go ahead and ask one of our budtenders to show you one of those super dope Live Resin or HTE cartridges, you can thank us later.