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Cannabis Carts Explained: What Inside A Weed Cart?

Cannabis Carts Explained: What Inside A Weed Cart?

Many cannabis enthusiasts find that they prefer vape pens over other consumption methods due to their high potency, ease of use, and portability. These pens are made up of a cannabis cartridge (also called a cart), a battery, an atomizer, and a mouthpiece.

While all of these components are important, the cartridge, or cart, and its contents are undoubtedly the key players in determining your overall experience. In this article, we’ll be delving deeper into what exactly a cannabis cartridge is and what it contains.

What’s a Cart? 

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So, what is a cart for weed, and more importantly, what is in a cart?

You’ll hear cartridges called cannabis carts, pods, vape pens, weed carts, sativa or indica carts, or even CBD carts. There are many type of carts, but they all function the same way: they use an atomizer to heat cannabis oil until it turns to vapor, which is then easily inhaled. 

The cart itself consists of cannabis concentrate or extracts, and the most common size is the one gram cart, followed by the half-gram cart. Kurvana’s vape cartridges come in both sizes, 1 mL (1g) and .5 mL (a half gram). 

In addition to different sizes, you will notice your cart contains a specific strain of cannabis, not just generic THC oil. While some companies make those, they are not very popular because cannabis enthusiasts appreciate specific strains and like to know what they’re getting. We don’t blame them!  

If you’re new to cannabis, a strain is a scientific term relating to the genetic makeup and breeding of the plant. These strains can be sativas, indicas, or hybrids. There are hundreds if not thousands of strains in cultivation today, so finding at least a few you enjoy isn’t hard. It’s a fun process, and some people keep a cannabis journal so they can jot down the aroma, flavor and effects of different strains. 

CBD Versus THC Cartridges 

The main difference between tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) is that THC has a psychoactive component, whereas CBD does not – in other words, THC is the compound that produces a “high” and CBD will not. CBD acts in conjunction with the body’s endocannabinoid system to fight stress and enhance relaxation. 

THC carts come in various strengths and flavors. Most THC oil carts range from 70-90% potency, while the highest THC content in a cartridge approaches 99%. When choosing a cannabis cartridge, consumers can select a product with primarily THC, CBD, or a combination of both. Products will commonly be labeled with the ratio of THC to CBD. This is a personal choice and should be based on the desired effect from a vape cart. 

A 1:1 ratio will contain equal amounts of THC and CBD, sometimes referred to as the “golden ratio.” A cart with this ratio may still have psychoactive effects, but the extent of those effects still depends on the THC content percentage. Therefore, the most potent cart will often be one of the highest THC carts, with a ratio that favors THC above other cannabinoids like CBD. 

The Best Cannabis Carts 

The best cannabis carts are the ones you enjoy, to put it simply. That said, there are a few guidelines that will help you while shopping, starting with the carts themselves. Cartridges typically come either as 510-thread, a device-specific pod, or as an All-in-One. The most common type is a 510 thread. This means that this cartridge will attach to any common battery-powered pen with the same 510 threading. 

Kurvana’s cartridges will fit most 510 thread batteries. If you search online for “cart battery weed” you’ll get dozens of options, or you can skip the hunt and purchase a high-quality, durable and sleek Kurvana battery in our online store.

All-in-One vapes, meanwhile, are a type of cartridge that don’t require an additional battery and are ready to use out of the box. These are a popular option for anyone who appreciates a discreet and convenient way to consume cannabis on the go. We created our All-In-Option for those who prefer portability and prefer not to wait any time for a battery to recharge. 

What is Live Resin?

You’ve probably heard this term a lot recently, as it’s an increasingly popular extraction method. Live resin is created by flash-freezing live cannabis flower, which captures the rich natural terpenes, flavonoids, and other desirable characteristics of the specific strain used, resulting in a more aromatic, flavorful cart.  Full spectrum extracts are a subset of live resin oils that contain many cannabinoids such as THC, CBD, and CBN. They are more difficult to produce but result in an extract that is true to the original strain’s naturally-occurring chemical profile, which some cannabis connoisseurs will argue creates a more powerful elevating effect. 

At Kurvana we use our own proprietary full-spectrum, whole plant extraction process, which focuses on preserving and purifying the essence of the cannabis plant. We use the whole, live plant to maintain the integrity of the plant’s phytochemical fingerprint, which is essential to our oils’ true-to-strain taste.

What’s Inside Fake Cartridges? 

Buying cartridges from an unauthorized dealer is never recommended, as there is no way to know what they contain. The risks include consuming products with low THC, poor quality standards, harmful additives, or untested ingredients, which can cause dangerous side effects. 

It is always best to purchase from a licensed cannabis brand. Any legitimate and transparent brand will have testing information available online. Kurvana is known for our exceptional standards when it comes to safety and purity. Our products never contain fillers or additives, and all of our products are tested by third-party laboratories. Please read more about our commitment to safety and purity on our blog.

People Also Ask

How much cannabis is in a cart?

A cannabis cartridge typically contains 1 gram or 0.5 grams of cannabis concentrate, reflecting the common sizes available in the market. 

What is the difference between dabs and carts?

Dabs refer to concentrated doses of cannabis that are heated on a hot surface and inhaled, while carts, or cartridges, contain cannabis oil that is vaporized using a battery-powered atomizer.

What are the different types of carts?

There are several types of cannabis cartridges, including those filled with THC oil, CBD oil, or a combination of both, as well as live resin carts which preserve more of the plant’s natural terpenes and cannabinoids.

How many ml in a 1g cartridge?

A 1g cartridge contains approximately 1ml of cannabis oil. A gram (g) or milligram (mg) is a unit of measurement for weight, whereas a milliliter (ml) measures volume. In the case of vape cartridges, 1 ml of concentrate weighs roughly 1g.

How many hits are in a cart? 

This depends on a variety of factors, including battery wattage, the viscosity of the oil, heat settings, and strength of the inhale. A 0.5 ml cartridge will provide the user with approximately 75-150 draws, for example. If you’re wondering how many draws are in a 1 ml cartridge, this will provide around 150-300. 

How long does a weed cartridge last?

Most cartridges typically last for at least 12 months from the date of purchase before they would be considered expired.  But if you are wondering how long a cartridge lasts, it depends on how often you use it. Three draws per day from a .5 ml cartridge would last around six weeks, while three draws per day from a 1 ml cartridge would last approximately three months. 

How many cart hits from a 0.5g cartridge to get high? 

This doesn’t depend on the size of the cart, but varies immensely based on the user’s tolerance, the strength of the inhale, THC content, and the specific strain of cannabis. Generally speaking, start with one draw, and wait for the effects to kick in before taking another, and so on. The effects can usually be felt within a few seconds to a few minutes after consumption.