Vaping THC-O is probably the most popular way to consume it. Vaping, in general, offers fast-acting effects and makes it simple to stack on a small dose at a time until you reach the lift level you want. Of course, not all vapes are the same, and some people fiercely underestimate how much the quality of a vape can affect the THC-O experience.
If you’re looking for the best THC-O disposables on the market, there’s plenty to consider (like third-party test results, terpene profiles, and variable temperature control settings). Here’s how to choose the best THC-O disposable vape for you:
THC-O, otherwise known as THC-O acetate, is an analog of THC with potent psychoactive effects. Just like other phytocannabinoids, like CBD and THC, THC-O interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the body. It’s made from hemp (which means it’s federally legal) and, in this case, poured inside a disposable vape pen.
Disposables are convenient because there’s no need to refill a vape tank or deal with any sticky, messy oils. That means that no concentrate, known as THC-O distillate, gets lost or wasted–it’s all neatly tucked inside the vape pen.
Disposables are like the “all-in-one” of the vape world, meaning they come with the battery and tank already attached. There’s no need to purchase a separate battery, and most THC-O disposables are ready to go right out of the box.
Of course, not all THC-O disposable vape pens are made equal, so you need to understand how to choose the best THC-O disposable before you spend your money. When it comes to vape pens, there are two things to consider:
We’ll break down everything you need to know about both below.
The actual formula, meaning the oil inside the vape that is vaporized and inhaled, matters quite a bit. It affects the overall experience and the safety of the vape. Here’s what to consider:
Because of the way that THC-O distillate is made (a method that’s new to most manufacturers and highly unregulated), it's incredibly important that you verify the quality of the products you choose.
Ideally, you should look for a product that is:
The oil inside the vape is usually made primarily of THC-O distillate, but it may contain other ingredients as well. In addition to all of the quality standards mentioned above, you should apply a few other considerations to the actual formula used in your vape pen. For instance:
THC-O vape oil often contains terpenes that alter its effects, so you can choose from a variety of different formulas to meet your needs. This method, known as “strain profiling” lends THC-O distillate the unique properties of different cannabis strains. It's important to consider the terpene profile used in your THC-O vape oil since it will play a heavy role in the effects you experience.
Terpenes profiles that mimic Sativa strains are known for being more uplifting, while Indica strains may be more relaxing in nature. Hybrids, however, fall somewhere in the middle and may be a great place for beginners to start.
A THC-O vape oil may also contain other cannabinoids used to alter the vape experience. For instance, many THC-O products also contain Delta-8-THC. This combination of cannabinoids may closer alter the effects of traditional THC. Some products may also contain CBD or other non-psychoactive cannabinoids to provide more significant therapeutic benefits.
Some vape pens contain sweeteners, flavorings, and other added ingredients to change the vape’s taste. This is usually not a problem unless you are allergic to certain ingredients, need to avoid artificial sweeteners, or just want a natural-flavored vape pen. Be sure to check out the additional ingredients to make sure the formula settles well with you.
Once you know that the THC-O inside the vape pen is up to par, take a second to consider the actual build of the vape. Remember, disposables come with the battery already attached and the vape oil cannot be transferred out of the vape device if it happens to not work. Before you buy, check the following:
Most avid cannabis consumers have had it happen–you buy a disposable, use it a few times and then suddenly the battery has run out. Now you have a tank full of oil you can't use and no way to move it to a new battery. This happens for various reasons, either because the battery was a dud to begin with or the product sat on the shelf for a while and the battery waned down.
Thankfully, this common problem was recognized a few years back, and now many disposable vapes come with a charging port where you can easily plug it in (usually with a micro-USB cord) and give it a charge when needed. Check to make sure the vape pen you choose can be recharged so that no THC-O oil gets wasted.
This is a bit less common with disposable vapes. In fact, it's one of the most common reasons that people choose to use carts on their batteries instead of disposables–is they want to be able to control the temperature of their vape.
Ideally, the best THC-O disposables will have variable temperature control with at least three different temperature ranges so you can control the temperature, flavor, and vapor output of your vape.
Read our article "What's the Best Voltage for THC Carts?" to learn more.
The materials that the actual vape cart is made from matters quite a bit since they need to withstand the high temperatures required to vaporize the THC-O distillate. You wouldn’t want to find out that the cheaply made vape you thought you scored a good deal on was actually leaching toxic chemicals into your vapor output.
Avoid plastic, which can off-gas, absorb terpenes and other elements from the hemp oil, and overall alter the vaping experience. Also, avoid vapes with loose gaskets that leak or that have pre-moistened wicks that may have been primed with a chemical like propylene glycol.
Look for a vape made of premium, heat-resistance materials, such as glass, metal (like stainless steel), and ceramic.
Read “Are THC-O Carts Safe?” to learn more.
You can find many different THC-O vape pens on the market today–they are quickly becoming one of the most popular psychoactive hemp products! Unfortunately, you can’t trust the quality of all hemp manufacturers because federal and state regulations are still inconsistent and unreliable.
At Vida Optima, we have a small selection of potent THC-O disposables that we believe to be some of the best-quality THC-O vapes on the market. Here’s why:
Every Vida Optima Disposable vape pen is fully rechargeable and has three different temperature control settings.
We offer three different THC-O Vape formulas to choose from:
The Sativa THC-O Vape blend contains a total of 1,000 mg of Delta-8-THC and THC-O combined with a hand-chosen, sativa-leaning terpene blend designed to stimulate cognitive energy, boost creativity, and lift your spirits.
The Indica THC-O Vape blend also contains 1,000 mg of hemp-derived THC, but this terpene profile is designed to mellow you out, help you unwind, and provide a more body-centric relaxation experience.
The Hybrid THC-O Vape blend falls somewhere in the middle, offering a balanced, mellow buzz that’s still functional and uplifting.
Looking for something else? Check out our Elev8 Collection for a variety of hemp-derived THC edibles, oils, and more.
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