A lot of times, we know when something just doesn’t look or feel right; we trust our instincts. But it’s hard to know how much fake Delta 8 is out there because it’s sold through the black market. There hasn’t been a crackdown of fake hemp products so there really isn’t a percentage of how much fake D8 is in circulation. We do however know these shady companies exist. They seem to prey upon those that aren’t too knowledgeable and aren’t sure how to tell the difference between authentic & nonauthentic. Any Delta 8 product has the potential to be fake but vapes are the highest among them.
Vaping has been seen as the safe alternative to actual smoking, but when it comes to your health, you can never be too careful about what you are putting into your body. Here are some ways to spot a fake cartridge:
- PACKAGING – Is it authentic looking? Are there popular cartoon characters or video game characters on them. Check for the spelling too. Sometimes “Hybrid” is spelled “Hybird.” You can get any kind of packaging on Amazon starting at $.10 a box.
- CARTRIDGES – If the packaging wasn’t bad enough, empty cartridges can be bought for less than $6 in some stores. There is no telling what some may choose to put in these. Yikes.
- OIL – It should be thick with a strong clear golden color. If it is orange or dark colored, move on.
Of course the best way to avoid buying a fake vape cartridge is to always buy lab tested quality CBD, D8, D9 & D10 products – vapes, tinctures, edibles, carts – from those of us at Open Leaf CBD. Not only do we check and double check our quality, we pride ourselves on being very knowledgeable when it comes to all things CBD.
Avoid buying a fake cart by doing “The Bubble Test.” Turn the pen upside down. If the bubble at the top moves too quickly, there’s a good chance it’s probably a fake. Also if the vape cartridge is cheap and too good to be true, it most definitely is! Real concentrate is expensive.
Last, if you have any doubt, don’t buy it. Like previously stated, you can never be too careful with your health.