VAPE REVIEW: Select Elite vape pen and extracts

Select Elite vape pen and extracts

Select Elite vape pen and extracts

Select Elite vape pen and extracts


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One of the most annoying aspects about vape pens and cartridges is how hard you need to work just to ingest a minimal amount of vapor. Short and quick puffs accomplish almost nothing, and often you need to inhale through the six-second maximum to accomplish any effects.

Oregon-based extracts experts Select Oils have circumvented this problem, not by reimagining the humble vape pen — their silver-hued version looks and behaves like any other on the market — but rather by designing the cartridge for maximum inhalation.

Rather than a mere plastic slit, the metal mouthpieces of the Select Elite cartridges are wide enough to insert the business end of a chopstick. As a result, vapor robustly pours out upon inhalation, and a series of short puffs is recommended as opposed to reaching the six-second maximum, which can result in a fair amount of throat and nasal harshness.

We sampled three different varieties of Select Elite cartridges: the orange-heavy tropical notes of Maui Waui, the deliciously berry-flavored Blue Dream and a slightly disappointing Cookies and Cream. Our favorite was the Blue Dream, but all three versions weighed in with THC levels of 80 percent or higher.

Although the Select Elite cartridges appear unusually small, each one contains 0.5 mL of cannabis oil, enough for 150 “servings.” Dope Magazine recently named Select Oils the best concentrate company of 2017, so they're clearly doing something right. Select Oils also produces a low-dose line of extract cartridges called Social.

<div class="star-rating"> Content: Maui Wowie Sativa (82.5% THC); Cookies and Cream Hybrid (87.62% THC); Blue Dream Hybrid (86.91% THC) </div> <div class="star-rating"> Price: $50/cartridge </div> <div class="star-rating"> Uses: Relaxation; mood enhancement </div> <div class="star-rating"> Pros: Sky-high THC levels; easy to take huge hits </div> <div class="star-rating"> Cons: Occasional throat and nasal harshness from the huge inhales ratings </div>