In honor of getting high on the down low, we’ve rounded up our favorite flavored vapes for a Culture Issue edition of Off the Shelf.
The power of the pen has been long-noted in history, so how lucky are we that our pens get us high in 2024? No consumption innovation has changed the culture of Cannabis more than the cartridge … and more recently, the flavored vape. Knowing that our culture is constantly evolving and coming out of the Cannabis closet in many areas, we chose to highlight the best flavored vapes to enhance the everyday experience.
Now before our heady hash lovers look down on fruity cartridges and colorful disposables, let’s all reflect on a time when weed was illegal. This writer remembers frantically triple-washing hands and taking an Axe Body Spray shower to try and cover up the smell of a blunt – which failed spectacularly as everyone in the college journalism class knew who was high. The smell of weed – which appeals to us with beautiful terps and flavors that are often reminiscent of skunks, burnt rubber or piney petrol and Kush – is a natural evolution to deter animal predation of the Cannabis plant. It also lets people know when you’ve been smoking the dank and still holds potential for trouble in the era of legal pot.
So why is this relevant? Because not everyone can return from their lunch break smelling like a bong rip of OG Kush, but we can all puff a flavored vape and fit in with the non-smoking tobacco users ripping their Elf bars. This is important, because it allows for a bright and colorful vape that tastes like fruit punch to sneak past the other judgy parents at soccer practice, and provides a discreet opportunity to get totally baked. Plus, some people don’t like to smell like Cheech and Chong’s ashtray, but love getting ripped on Peach Rings vapor! In honor of those choosing a flavored buzz, here are our picks for the best flavored vapes in the Washington marketplace.
Millions of Peaches
By Cloud Pack
Rip this vape to the song “Peaches” and you’ll understand why the singer wants to move to the country, but we’d rather smoke our peaches – inhaling fresh, tart flavor that is so realistic we can taste the peach fuzz as it tickles our palate. With the option to change temp for bigger clouds or smaller, smoother hits, this disposable has fun art and lots of functionality.
These bright and fresh clouds of sugary Sweet Tarts taste so sweet it’s easy to imagine an exhale full of all the colors of the rainbow. Choose either gentle tokes on the Flavor Savor setting or Super Fog mode that will fill a room with gassy Fruit Rollup flavored vapor like a glitter bomb video on YouTube.
Watermelon Sugar Sativa
By Flip Side
Inhale the flavor of summer with a candied-sugar watermelon zing that’s fresh and gentle, with a high that mentally transports us to sipping a watermelon cocktail poolside. The new side to the amazing Plaid Jacket brand, Flip Side fills the lungs with an auto-draw or power-hit function that smacks the mind and body with huge clouds of syrupy vapor.
By Micro Bar
The Quick Strike edition hits hard, delivering a rush of blackberries that tastes like a fizzy fruit-pouch juice being sipped from a sugared glass – coating the palate in a tingly rush that satisfies and delights with each hit.
Bright and creamy with all the flavor and vibes of an Orange Julius in a classic mall, this citrusy and smooth cartridge delivers heady clouds that taste like fresh sips of a chilled smoothie – plus it has the versatility of working on any battery.