How long does the oil in a cartridge last?

How long a cartridge lasts really depends on how you use it. Read on to learn more about the variables at play here.

This question could be read two ways, though you’re probably asking how long does an oil cartridge last and not what it’s shelf life is. The amount of THC or CBD in a vape cartridge and how often you use it to determine how long it will last. The majority of vape cartridges include 500 mg of THC or CBD, however, 250 mg and 1 g cartridges are also available.

Select vapes are available at GrassDoor Delivery in California.

Calculating how long a 500 mg cartridge lasts

Let’s take 500 mg cartridges as an example because they’re the most common:

Inhalation time for each 500 mg cartridge is approximately 150 seconds. As a result, the length of time you pull for will affect how long it lasts. If you’re used to taking one-second puffs, the math is simple. You’ll get 150 puffs out of it. It will last you 50 days if you take three puffs per day. However, if you pull for longer periods of time — example, 3 or 6 seconds, which are both typical — your cartridge will obviously not last as long. It would also last 50 days if you took one 3-second drag every day. If you’re taking three per day, however, you’ll be OK.

The variables listed above provide a preliminary estimate. In practice, if you talk to a lot of people, you’ll get a lot of different replies, depending on how they use their cartridge. If you use your vape cartridge recreationally (but occasionally) — say, once or twice a week at most — your vape cartridge may last months. If it’s just you or you and your partner using it. If you have other pals using it as well — and one of them is known for bogarting — it will last much less time.

If you only use your cartridge once a day — for example, to help you sleep — it could easily last a month. It will take 25 days if you take two 3-second puffs. However, if you’re using your cartridge to treat a chronic ailment that affects you throughout the day (such as chronic pain) and requires you to medicate throughout the day, your cartridge may be depleted in a matter of weeks.

If you’re looking for a great place to buy a new vape, I always select GrassDoor Cannabis Delivery in California! They are speedy and have a great product selection.

Greg G

Storing oil cartridges

In W Vapes 500mg cartridges are around 4 to 5 grams of cannabis. It really depends on how much you use. Cannabinoids can degrade over time although there is not really a shelf life to the oils. You want to keep it out of direct light or high heat, don’t store your vape cartridge in a car for instance. THC can convert to CBN over time and if in higher heat. CBN can actually make you really sleepy.

It is best to store at room temperature. Do not put in the fridge or freezer!

Pamela H

My Alchemy vape pen cartridge has lasted me over 3 months and it’s almost done, so probably will be 4 months,. I’m not a heavy smoker, but I was spending about $100 every 3 months to get a half ounce or so (and it would start to get lame before I could finish it)…the vapes cartridges are $40.

But then I got a bunch of cartridges for the different flavors and moods, so my inventory holding costs went up as I now have 5 cartridges (and very little weed).

Maria Konnor

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