Disposable Vapes vs Vape Cartridges: Which is Right For You?

By Kush21 Staff Editor

If you stop into a dispensary today, you may be surprised by the myriad of vape products available to Washington consumers. While the main areas of difference amongst popular vaping systems are their design, user experience, and overall cost. It can feel overwhelming to those new to vaping, or cannabis in general, to narrow down all the choices to one you feel confident about buying. Don’t panic though, our team is here to help clarify the differences between disposable vapes vs standard vape carts so you can decide which one is best for you. 

Vape Carts vs Disposable Vapes: Which One Is Best For You? 

Consuming cannabis is a highly personal experience. This is true for figuring out which vaping device is best for you. In addition to considering hardware and available strains, choosing between disposable vapes and normal vape carts often depends on how, when, and where you want to use the device. We offer a variety of disposable vapes and vape cart options to our customers. Continue reading to discover the biggest differences between the two styles so you can feel confident choosing whether disposable vapes or vape carts are right for you.

Disposable Vape Pens 

Disposable vape pens can sometimes be more affordable than a standard vape cart for lower tolerance consumers, as a way to test new products/strains, or for those visiting from out of state. These pens contain an all-in-one mechanism that allows users to test out this method of consumption. Ultimately, allowing them to determine if getting a reusable battery is worth the investment. The functionality of disposable vape pens are similar to that of a standard vaping system, however they are often free of buttons. Instead of powering the device with the click of a button, disposable vapes are draw-activated upon inhalation. 

The main drawback to disposable vapes is, in fact, their “disposable” nature. While these are often looked at as a more convenient option, they are not entirely sustainable when you consider that you throw away the entire device – battery and all. If you plan on using vapes as your primary method of consumption, we recommend investing in a standard vape setup. In addition to being iffy for the environment, disposable vapes often have limited choices of strains/flavors, potencies, and quality of concentrates used. If you rely on disposable vapes, you will have to purchase a new device any time you want to change the effects. 

Standard Vape Carts 

510 Thread style vape carts are the industry standard for screw-on disposable cartridges that are compatible with a wide range of reusable batteries. The batteries, or pens, for these vape carts come in a variety of shapes, sizes and price points, allowing customers to customize their experience to best meet their needs. 

510 Thread compatible cartridges use a combination of materials, designs, and concentrate quality to set themselves apart from disposable brands on dispensary shelves. To use this style of vape cart, simply screw the 510 Thread vape onto your battery, turn the device on, and activate the atomizer (heating element) according to battery specifications, and then inhale. Once your cartridge runs out of oil, simply dispose of the vape cart, charge the reusable battery base, and reward yourself with a new cart.

Find Popular Vape Products At Kush21 

If you have any more questions about the differences between disposable vapes, 510 thread vape carts, or any other products, our team of knowledgeable budtenders are always here to help. Pop into one of our dispensary locations for personalized recommendations and support or skip the line by ordering ahead with our online menu


*All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.

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