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Off the Shelf: Flavored Vapes

These five flavored vapes selected by the Washington Leaf staff remind us all of the power of the pen!

Photo by Daniel Berman

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.


Rainbow Cloud 
By Mfused

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. 

mfused.com | @mfusedculture

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.


Blackberry Slush
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.

microbarvape.com | @microbar.us

Orange Creamsicle
By Pressed

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.

pressedflavor.com | @pressed_flavor

Photos by @bermanphotos

About Wes Abney

Wes Abney is the founder and CEO of the Leaf Nation brand family, which began in 2010 as Northwest Leaf magazine. Recognized as the first Cannabis publication in the region, Northwest Leaf defined and developed the medical and recreational Cannabis communities in Washington with free publications focused on quality content and truthful journalism. The model’s success has led to Oregon Leaf in 2014, Alaska Leaf in 2016, Maryland Leaf in 2019, California Leaf in Spring of 2020, and Northeast Leaf in Fall of 2020. Wes’s writing and publishing background began with his college newspaper, The Ebbtide, which included a love for multimedia and creating content on many platforms. The nickname “Bearded Lorax” came after years of publishing millions of free magazines, using his voice to speak for a plant and those that benefit from it. Wes is an activist not only for Cannabis but for alternative medicine treatments, ending the drug war and freeing prisoners who have been wrongfully incarcerated for non-violent crimes. His passion for reaching people with written and spoken words led to the concept of Leaf Life Podcast in partnership with Mike Ricker, which began development in 2018 and launched in January 2019. With the combined passions of Cannabis and a love for broadcasting, the creation of Leaf Life was a natural progression for Leaf Nation as it spread roots across the United States. With over 100 shows recorded, and printing over 100,000 monthly copies, Leaf Nation has become the world’s largest Cannabis media company, while still celebrating the humble roots and truthful journalism that the model was founded upon. Beyond leading a team of 40+ passionate Cannabis creatives, Wes is the father to two beautiful daughters and two furry cats. He lives in Seattle, drinks coffee, and enjoys Cannabis daily, and hopes to eventually transition from a successful Cannabis journalist to a classic coffee shop author as the Leaf continues to grow in the coming decades. In true Lorax fashion, he enjoys hikes in the forest, communing with nature, and reminding people that “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”

This article was originally published in the February 2024 issue of Northwest Leaf.

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