Almost all of the vape products on the market today are made overseas from tubes, coils, and other components that are made in a number of countries, such as China, Taiwan, Japan, the US, the UK, Holland, Thailand, and more.
As such, it is difficult for the average person to know with any certainty whether or not a vape product they are considering buying is authentic.
If you’re still a skeptic about vaping, you may not know that there are a few ways you can tell if it’s real or not. One way is by checking the authenticity of the company.
While some companies will simply put their logo and name on a fancy plastic tube, a real company will go the extra mile to produce the product in a way that can be easily identified.
Meaning, they will have a real manufacturer that produces the product, they will have a name they’ve trademarked, they’ll have a website and it’ll have a contact email.
And this is how you can tell if the vape you’re buying is real or not.
Signs that you’re using a counterfeit weed vape cartridge
The original cartridges are produced by a company called Atmos, and they come in a box. The Atmos packaging has been counterfeited. So it is important to check the packaging to ensure it has a holographic sticker that says Atmos.
Below are signs for you to tell that you have a fake weed vape cartridge.
- The product is too cheap
The price of the product is a clear indicator of the quality of the product. Therefore, you should always look for the most expensive store. One of the well-known stores is dry herb vaporizer.
- The pen isn’t hot to the touch
If you experience a burn when touching your pen, you are likely dealing with a counterfeit vaporizer pen that emits excessive heat.
There are many reasons why this can be. One of them is that since fake weed vapes are not powered by batteries, they do not heat up the weed.
- It isn’t producing vapor
If you are using a vape pen, the pen may be fake. A fake vape pen will not vaporize anything unless it is filled with a liquid that thinly resembles the real thing. This condition is called dry herb vaping.
- Smells weird or burnt
This is why the question of the “smell” of a vape is so important. It is the smell of the coil, the way the vapor is produced, and the kind of e-juice that are all factors that determine whether or not a vape should be considered fake.
- The cartridge is leaking
If you are a newbie or even a veteran, it is likely that you have never come across a leaky tank. The biggest problem is that the fake cartridges often use a plasticizer to make them look and feel like they are made of metal.
This is because their flow is not large enough to cause a leak. Besides, the tanks are made of plastic, so the chances of it leaking are very slim.
Overheating and burning the product is a sign of a counterfeit product. Often the cartridge will leak or fall apart when you are trying to use it.
What happens if you smoke fake weed vape?
Fake weed and vape pens are designed to produce the same effects as actual marijuana when you inhale, and they’re very easy to find. The problem is, there are no studies showing that they are safe for human consumption.
People who vape this synthetic marijuana-like substance may experience severe anxiety or even a psychotic episode.
When you smoke fake vape, you will not get the same high as if you were smoking weed, but you will get high. Some people have had very serious reactions to fake weed, such as racing heart rate, high blood pressure, and hallucinations.
Although synthetic cannabinoids are chemically distinct from natural cannabis, many of the adverse effects are the same.
They can affect the brain and central nervous system, leading to rapid heart rate and vomiting, and can be fatal.
How to avoid buying fake vape cartridges?
The world of vape products is constantly evolving, with new products cropping up all the time. But how do you know if you’re getting the real deal?
While most vape cartridges are clearly labeled and come with instructions on how to fill them, there are still plenty of imitators floating around that you should be aware of.
Every vape user has faced the problem of buying fake vape cartridges. Not only does fake e-liquid make you look like an idiot.
It also damages your health and can even lead to an increased risk of infection. You can avoid all these problems by doing a little research and being smart about buying vape cartridges.
Here are some ways for you to check to avoid buying fake products;
1. Check the smell of the vape
2. Check the vape to make sure it is not hot
3. Check the color of the vape
4. Check its consistency
5. Look for a brand logo
6. Check reviews for the brand
7. Compare the ingredients on the label you have with the ingredients of the original product.