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What to Know Before You Buy a Disposable Rechargeable Weed Vape Pen

Did you know that 16 percent of Americans have said they smoke marijuana?

When it comes to knowing what you should consider when buying a weed vape pen, it can quickly get overwhelming. There are so many options out there, and making the best choice can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Luckily, we’re here to help you get started.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about finding the right cannabis vape and how to choose it.

Is a Weed Vape Pen Right for You?

Before you decide which vape pen to buy, though, you need to be sure it’s the right option for you. If you’re used to smoking flower, it can be an adjustment, but it’s not a huge one. In fact, you might find that you have more control than you would when you pick up a bowl.

Not only is vaping more efficient than traditional smoking, but it gives you the option of controlling the temperature at which you’re hitting the oil. It can take a bit of trial and error to find the right temperature in the beginning, but you’ll also get to experience different effects from the smoke. Whether you want a mellow high or something euphoric, you’ll be able to accomplish what it is you’re looking for.

If you like flavor from your weed, vaping is the perfect way to get a more pronounced profile for your palette. It typically produces a more pronounced flavor than smoking, and you get to taste the different profiles that each strain has to offer. Smoking eliminates the taste and nuance between strains.

Difference Between Prefilled Cartridge and Disposable Vape

The biggest difference between these two vapes is that disposable vapes come together as one component, while a prefilled cartridge needs to be purchased with a separate battery.

For cartridge vapes to work, the battery needs to provide power to its heating element (the atomizer), which then turns the cannabis oil into vapor. Typically, you’ll simply need to press a button for a cartridge vape to work. To use a disposable vape, you typically don’t have to press anything.

Pros of Cartridge

One of the biggest pros of a cartridge vape is that the batteries are reusable. Sometimes, the cartridges can be refilled and reused, but most are going to be disposable.

They offer a discreet and convenient way to smoke, so they won’t attract a lot of attention in public. They’re designed to be user-friendly, and they come with very clear instructions, making them a great option for people new to vaping.

You can also find a wide variety of flavors, making it simple to experiment with different flavors until you find your favorite.

Pros of Disposable Pens

With disposable pens, the biggest pro is that it comes as one component. So, the oil, atomizer, coils, battery, and everything are all contained within a single pen. For most vaping newbies, that’s the biggest pro.

You don’t have to worry about cleaning, charging, or maintaining anything. All you have to do is smoke and then throw it away once the juice has run out.

They also tend to come at a better value than most prefilled cartridges.

Cons of Cartridge

The two biggest cons of having a cartridge are that you’ll need to charge the battery, and you’ll need to clean both the battery and the cartridge periodically.

While it doesn’t happen often, cartridge vapes can get stopped up every once in a while, and that usually means the coils need to be cleaned. Typically, a q-tip is enough to wipe away excess debris. It’s best to talk to the shop you buy your battery from to learn more, though.

Cons of Disposable Pens

The biggest pro of disposable pens is also the biggest con. The battery isn’t reusable, and you have to throw the entire thing away once it’s been used.

Some brands have recycling programs, though. So, once you finish, all you have to do is return to the shop and they can take care of the rest.

Things to Keep in Mind

No matter which you choose, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. Here’s what you need to know.

Number of Doses

Before you buy any vape, be sure to look at the box. How many doses are there?

Depending on the pen, you’ll typically get 50 to 200 doses. So, it’s important to know how often you plan on using your pen and then go from there. Be realistic about how much you think you’ll need and then purchase accordingly.

If you’re on a budget, you can take the total price and then divide it by the number of doses to ensure you’re getting the best deal.

Recycling Program

If you care about creating waste, be sure to opt for a company that offers a recycling program. You’ll be able to return the pen to the dispensary you bought it from, and possibly even be able to receive credit towards your next purchase.

This is especially great if you’re on a budget, as you’ll be saving both money and the environment.


Next, you’ll want to be sure to ask about the oil that’s in the pen itself.

That means extraction methods, and whether there are any additives in the oil itself. Vaping can be a healthier alternative, but you have to know what that looks like first.


Not all batteries are created equally. You want to be sure you’re purchasing the right one, and you want to make sure it meets all your needs. Most importantly, though, you want to make sure it works.

If you can, take a minute or two open the box and test the battery when you’re able. It’s better than leaving the shop with a bad pen you won’t be able to return later on.

If you’re hitting a THC pen, though, make sure you have someone to drive back.


Finally, ensure you’re purchasing from a brand that has your favorite strains and a variety of flavors. Several companies make strain-specific vapes, so if a hybrid strain is what you’d normally reach for, try to find a pen that accommodates that.

If you want to try flavors, stick with a manufacturer that offers only what you’re interested in. Trying brands is a great idea when you’re first starting out, but you don’t want to find a great strain only to hate what it tastes like.

Things to Know

When you first start vaping, you might have a few questions. Here are some answers to a few of the most common ones.

What’s the Best Way to Clean My Pen?

If you opt for a cartridge pen, you’re eventually going to have to clean it. The most important thing to remember is that you want to ensure your vape pen is no longer hot when you’re taking it apart. From there, clean each section separately.

With the mouthpiece, grab a q-tip, dip it in alcohol, and then rub away any residue on the outside. 

For the atomizer, you’ll want to avoid using a q-tip. For this element, you’ll simply want to soak it in alcohol overnight, rinse it thoroughly, and then allow it to dry completely before it’s used again.

Why Is My Vape Pen Not Working?

You might run into problems with your pen at some point, so it’s important to know what to look for. Here are a few common things to rule out before you assume it’s damaged.

  • Make sure it’s on
  • Make sure it’s fully charged
  • Ensure the battery cover is fully closed and in place

For the battery cover, it’s important to ensure the batteries are even. If they’re not, then power might not be going to your device.

If you get through all these troubleshooting solutions and there are still problems, it might be time to replace your battery.

Is a Vape the Right Answer for You?

When it comes to investing in a weed vape pen for yourself, it’s important to consider all your options. It’s a solid buy for anyone, whether you want to use it as your primary smoking device or you simply want a backup. Pens are especially great to have for on-the-go moments when you need something small and portable. 

With more options coming out each day, finding a vape that meets your standards is easier now than it ever has been. Eureka Vapor is always a great choice to turn to, and you can find us here.