Bad Vapes List: Learn How To Spot The Fakes

Bad Vapes List: Learn How To Spot The Fakes

Can you tell if your vape cart is counterfeit?

Exorbitant taxes and high dispensary prices have kept the black market alive in California and other states where Cannabis is legal. To avoid the extra fees, consumers are reverting back to their black market dealers or unlicensed sellers...but at what cost?

Dealers often sell unlicensed or counterfeit products, which haven't undergone the strict testing regulations that licensed Cannabis companies to use for all products hitting the legal markets.

Major online sellers such as Amazon and Alibaba have made it easy to buy empty vape cartridges to fill with unregulated products and oils, along with knock off the packaging to imitate well-known Cannabis brands. This is becoming common with brands such as Brass Knuckles, Heavy Hitters, & KingPen Carts.

Dank Vapes

Dank Vapes is currently unlicensed and lacks lab tested results. You can check out their website to see their logo, their email address, and a link to their disconnected Instagram. [...]


TKO Extracts

TKO Extracts hold a license in the state of California. The only way to confirm if your TKO vapes are real is by checking the company's map of authorized retailers. Fake TKO Carts feature the wrong logo as well. [...]


Rove Vape Cart

Rove Vapes is a licensed cannabis brand in California and Nevada. Unfortunately, however, underground producers are making fake, knock-off versions, which aren't lab tested for quality or safety assurance. [...]


Exotic Vape Cart

Dank Vapes is currently unlicensed and lacks lab tested results. You can check out their website to see their logo, their email address, and a link to their disconnected Instagram. [...]


West Coast Cure Vapes

West Coast Cure does not appear as a licensed company either at the California Bureau of Cannabis Control or at the California Department of Public Health. West Coast Cure's founders aren't listed as licensed cannabis business owners on these databases, either. [...]


Bart Carts

Bart Carts are 100% fake. They aren't licensed, and no one knows what's actually in them or what they're made of. [...]


Star Carts

Star Carts' producer is committing major trademark violations. Star Carts are not a legit weed vape brand, meaning whoever makes them isn’t licensed by a cannabis-legal state, and the products aren’t lab tested for safety and quality assurance. [...]


Dabwoods Vape Carts

While the Dabwoods brand does have an Instagram account, there is no website or business information available. These products are not licensed in any state and contain no lab testing. [...]


Mario Carts

Mario Carts are violating major trademark laws by using Nintendo characters. This brand is absent of any license or test results. [...]


Monopoly Vape Carts

Another brand violating copyright law. Monopoly Vape carts are unlicensed and untested. [...]


VSOP Space Vapes

According to one of the moderators at the subreddit r/cleancarts, Space Vapes is listed as a fake cart brand. A license search at the California Bureau of Cannabis Control turns up nothing for queries involving “space,” “alien,” “VSOP,” or “very special,” which is where “VSOP” comes from (an alcohol industry term for “very superior old pale”). [...]


Heavy Hitters

Heavy Hitters is a licensed brand based in California. The only way to confirm if your Heavy Hitters vapes are real is by checking the company’s map of authorized retailers. [...]


Kingpen

Kingpins are a California licensed cannabis brand. Their packaging and vapes have been heavily counterfeited recently and because of this, Kingpen is“investing millions of dollars to redesign its packaging and product security,” and has already sued Chinese companies that manufacture counterfeit packaging. [...]


Stiizy

Stiiizy is known for making high-quality, environmentally friendly weed vape pods. But knock-off versions of Stiiizy’s products are popping up on the black markets. [...]


Cartnite Vape

Cartnite packaging features CGI characters that mimic Fortnite characters, but this brand has no formal relationship with the video game or its producer, Epic Games. All Cartnite carts are fake – meaning they aren’t licensed & they aren’t lab tested. [...]