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What are the different type of cannabis vape cartridges?


The cannabis oil cartridge market is growing and we’re seeing it produce quality products that offer a range of flavor profiles and effects without artificial flavors. Here we will explore those differences between Live Resin, Distillate, Sauce and more!

Live Resin and Its Extraction Method:

Let’s start by talking about live resin cannabis cartridges. Live resin is extracted from fresh frozen cannabis plants before it’s been dried or cured. This preserves the delicate terpenes that are responsible for the scent and the flavor of cannabis. These cartridges will have a more nuanced feel and you will be able to taste the true flavor profile of the original flower.


A distillate is an extract that is stripped of all materials, except for the specific desired cannabinoid. It won’t have any of the naturally occurring minor cannabinoids or cannabis terpenes. This is the opposite of full-spectrum. Sometimes terpenes are re-introduced to create effects that mimic the effects of specific cultivars or strained. For example, if you wanted to have something that was like a Super Lemon Haze or Granddaddy Purple, you would add that terpene profile to the isolate to create that effect. But if you’re looking to experience the effects of a certain isolated cannabinoid, this may be a good choice for you.


Another cartridge you’ll notice is sauce cartridges. Sauce cartridges are usually the most flavorful because they’re rich in terpenes. If you saw it outside of the cartridge, you’d notice that it’s kind of a runny, jammy texture. It’s got these crystalline cannabinoid compounds in a watery mixture. It’s really rich in the aroma of the terpenes. If you like intense flavor, keep an eye out for sauce because it’s going to be much more terpene-rich than a lot of the other concentrates that are in cartridges.

What is full-spectrum? 

Full-spectrum means that the concentrate includes the entire complement of cannabinoids and terpenes in the ratios that are found naturally in the plant. It creates a more flavorful experience that has subtle yet complex effects. This is what researchers refer to as the entourage effect.

What is a solventless cartridge? 

Solventless cartridges contain extracts, like rosin or solventless hash. Instead of being made with solvents, they’re made with ice, heat, water and pressure making it one of the cleanest extract applications since no solvent was used in the process.


If you’re a cannabis enthusiast thinking of using oil carts for relaxing effects, there are plenty of different types of vape cartridges to choose from. Here, we’ve explored the differences- all offer unique flavors and different effects that may suit your needs! Additionally, if you’re looking for an alternative way to consume marijuana without a strong odor, these cartridge options could be just what you need. If this article has piqued your interest in vaping as a means to consume cannabis without smoking it to avoid burning plant material and producing smoke, let us know so we can help answer any questions about how best to get started. We are available via chat on our webpage where you can also schedule one on one video consults with one of our consultants, or come into one of our stores where our friendly consultants are more than happy to assist you!


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