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Convenient, fun, subtle, potent and oh so tasty!

It's no secret that vaping as a method of consuming cannabis is becoming increasingly popular. Vape pens, shatter pens, dab pens, and cartridges are discrete, convenient, and efficient ways to consume your preferred cannabis strain.

In just one year, cannabis vape cartridges have almost achieved celebrity status in Alberta. It is a very popular option for today’s cannabis consumers. Perfect for those interested in alternative methods of consumption (a break from the nightly bong), to those who prioritize discretion (maybe you live in the Kingsland apartments), or those looking to dip their toes into the extraordinary world of cannabis concentrates.

Vaporizing Pen and cartridges are ideal if you want to consume cannabis without the traditional methods of smoking or using an extract, and they also provide discretion because they are not visible on their body like other products with regular use of these vape pens.

Getting to know your vape

Greenspot dispensary is a great place to learn about your vape. Here are some fun facts about our favorite vape pens and cartridges in Calgary.

Types of Vape Cartridges

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Distillate is cannabis oil that has been

refined and separated into a

cannabinoid-dominant product.

The pros of using a distillate cart are that it is a high potency product that has predictable effects and can be used with botanical flavors to cover up or mask the flavors of the distillate, distillate cartridges are also cheaper than other cartridges.  Some of the cons of a distillate cart are the effects do wear off relatively quickly compared to full spectrum or live

resin/rosin cartridges as it does

not have all the compounds to

make up the entourage effect.

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Full-spectrum cannabis oil is

named such because it provides a

wide array of the compounds found naturally in cannabis, including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and potentially the plants waxes and fats. Full-spectrum cannabis oil can be made a variety of different ways, including through pressure along with heat (e.g., rosin press), ethanol extraction, and supercritical CO2 extraction. These methods will not only concentrate the THC in the cannabis plant, but also pull levels of other cannabinoids into the concentration. These types of extraction methods will smell and taste much

more like the actual

cannabis flower.

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Live Resin

A live resin cart is like a full-spectrum
cartridge but not identical. What is important
to know is that all live resin carts are full-spectrum, but not all full-spectrum carts are live resin. Unlike Full Spectrum cartridges live cartridges are processed using cannabis flowers that have not been through the drying and curing process. Live Resin cartridges have a more in-depth flavor profile and is most like dabbing concentrates than other cartridges.

Types of Vaporizers and Pens

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510 Battery

510 Batteries are a type of vaporizer that is used for concentrates or extracts that are in cartridges.  510 is one of the most common type of batteries, but it can come in many different formats including pens or palm sized devices


These batteries are usually rechargeable and some of them come with temperature controls so that you can utilize it for different types of concentrate extracts.

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Cannabis concentrates come in different

forms like wax, shatter, Resin, Diamonds and other forms.

These concentrates are usually in a semi-solid form, that can look like crumbles, sticky wax- also known as dabs or solid glass like pieces. The concentrate is placed in a “coil” that is connected to the battery and heats up very quickly.  


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Dry herb vaporizers are usually portable, handheld devices, that use a small oven

to heat up the raw, dry herb and extract THC in the form of inhalable vapor. These vapes usually have a short heat up time of 20-40 seconds, then they reach vaporization temperature which is around 380 degrees Fahrenheit, and they stay there for a “session” that lasts a few minutes. During the session, the user can inhale the vapor, and at the end of the session, the herb is “cashed” and will

need to be replaced. Generally, one oven equals one session, and the same herb

cannot be used for

multiple sessions.

Even the most experienced legacy vapers will recognize the current selection of choice—even OG's may find it difficult to navigate. We hope to provide you with some information to get you started, but please come visit us at 7523 Macleod Trail SW if you are in the area! We will be delighted to assist you with your experience in person!

Our team is always available at, or you may call us at 587 - 890 - 7768  if you have questions about which product would work best for your needs. Get in touch with us today so we can help you get started with cannabis in a way that is both safe and fun.

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