Disposable Weed Vapes: Everything You Need to Know

Cannabis is getting more and more accessible, and with that comes innovation and more convenient ways to use it. First, we had cartridge and battery systems. Now, disposable weed vapes are starting to get popular, available in dispensaries across the country. If you’re a traditional cartridge fan who’s curious about disposables, a newbie looking for an introduction to concentrates, or just a cannabis fan interested in learning more about disposables, this blog is for you!

In this post, we’ll go over the different kinds of disposable cannabis vapes and how they differ. We’ll also explain how to make sure you’re buying from a reputable brand. Lastly, we’ll send you off with some disposable care tips to get the most out of it. Keep reading to become a disposable weed vape pro!

What is a Disposable Weed Vape?

Disposable cannabis vapes are similar to the nicotine disposables that are super popular today. They are filled with cannabis concentrate rather than nicotine. They come in a few different forms that offer different perks and elements of convenience. These vapes work by heating the cannabis concentrate into a vapor that you can inhale. This system is similar to how cartridges and other vapor product work.

Types of Disposable Cannabis Vapes

There are 3 main types of disposable cannabis vapes, all with variations between different brands and distributors.

Standard Weed Disposables

One of the more common yet simple types of disposables, standard cannabis disposables are single-use, pre-filled vaporizers that come with a set amount of concentrate and a built-in battery. They come pre-charged and are ready to use right out of the box. Standard disposables are designed to be used until the concentrate inside of them runs out. They unusually come with 1-2 grams of concentrate inside them.

Standard disposables are usually quite compact and discreet and don’t require any charging or maintenance. Their only drawback is that once the battery is done, the vape is done. If your standard disposable dies before it’s out of concentrate, you’re out of luck. Standard disposables do however hold the crown for ease of use.

Rechargeable Cannabis Disposables

Rechargeable weed disposables are usually pretty similar to the standard ones, but they have one key perk: recharging. These disposables aren’t done when the battery gives out. They last as long as the pre-filled concentrate does. Most come with a universal or USBC charging port that you can use to recharge the vape. Plus, some even have bigger batteries for a longer-lasting charge.

Rechargeable cannabis vapes only have one drawback, and that’s that they can be considered wasteful. They are still single-use products like standard disposables. You can only use the vape until it is empty before you have to throw it away. This may make it less appealing to those concerned about waste.

Disposable Pod Systems

Specialty, disposable pod systems are newer to the market. They consist of a disposable, pre-filled cannabis concentrate pod that connects to a specialty, reusable battery unit that is rechargeable. The pods are discarded after use and replaced with a new one. These are similar to traditional cartridges, but they usually differ in dosing and sometimes in quality.

Disposable pod systems are great for slightly reducing waste. You may also find that these vapes offer a more consistent experience. Their biggest downside is that because you are limited to pods that fit your specific battery, you may be limited in the cultivars you can try. Disposable pod systems can also be more expensive in some cases due to their specialty designs between brands.

Perks of Disposable Weed Vapes

  1. Convenience: Disposables are easily the most convenient way to enjoy concentrates. They require no setup, need little to no maintenance, and are easy to carry around wherever you go.
  2. Discreetness: Many cannabis disposables look similar to nicotine vapes or are small and discreet. Some even produce minimal vapor when hit.
  3. Variety: While not as diverse in cultivars and flavors as traditional carts, disposables do have a decent range of cultivars available. This depends on the brand you go with.
  4. Ease of Use: Dab rigs, cartridge battery systems, and other cannabis products for concentrates often require more maintenance or equipment to use. Disposables are ready to hit right out of the box.

How To Tell if Your Disposable is Good Quality

Cannabis disposables are available online and in dispensaries, but they aren’t all created equally! Here are a few ways to tell if the disposable brand you’re considering is reputable and trustworthy.

  1. Look for Lab Results: Before purchasing any cannabis product, look for lab testing results. If you can’t find any labs at all, steer clear! Lab testing is essential for ensuring you’re getting a safe product from a trustworthy company.
  2. Research the Brand: If you find a disposable at the dispensary or stumble across an online shop, research the brand and see what you find. If the brand doesn’t have a website, lacks detailed information, or overall just seems shady, you probably shouldn’t purchase from them.
  3. Read Reviews: Seek out reviews, and not just reviews on the company’s actual website. Look elsewhere for other cannabis enjoyers’ thoughts on a brand or product and see what other people are saying. If others don’t have much to say or you can’t find any customer reviews, you’re likely not looking at a credible cannabis brand. 
  4. Take a Look At Labeling: States with legal cannabis have specific labeling requirements for cannabis brands. Take a look at what those labels are supposed to look like, how big they should be, what the packaging needs to say, etc. to vet out fake or untrustworthy products.
  5. Look for Details: Any cannabis brand worth buying from is proud of what they have to offer and will be happy to showcase the details of where its products come from. Look for detailed information such as batch numbers, grow information, cultivar specifics, potency details, etc. to see how much a brand actually cares about what they make.

How to Take Care of Your Disposable Weed Vape

Different manufacturers have different recommendations for getting the most out of your disposable, but here are a few general tips on taking care of your weed vape.

Store Your Weed Disposable Properly

Keep your vape cool. Keep your vape dry. Leaving your vape in a hot or cold car is a no-go – extreme temperatures can mess with the consistency of the concentrate inside and alter the way the vape hits. Temperature also affects the way your battery performs, so just keep your vape in a nice, temperate environment that’s free from any excessive moisture.

Be Kind to Your Battery

Take care of your disposable battery as well. Try not to leave it on the charger too long (if it is rechargeable), and give your few minutes after charging before you hit it. This may help prevent your disposable from making your concentrate taste burnt, and it can also help your battery last longer.

Disposable Weed Vapes: Conclusion

Disposable cannabis vapes are becoming more and more common in dispensaries, and they offer a uniquely convenient cannabis experience. With these 3 disposable options, standard, rechargeable, and pod systems, there is a disposable cannabis vape out there for nearly any preference. 

We hope this post helped you learn the basics of disposable weed vapes! If you have any questions, drop us a line on our contact page or visit one of our Dreamz Dispensary locations across New Mexico. Learn more about the world of cannabis on our blog, and check out our products for a full list of products at each of our stores and more information on what we offer.