VAPE REVIEW: Herbish Strawberry Banana and Gorilla Glue

Do Herbish vape cartridge strains taste, smell and act like their flower counterparts?

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Most vape cartridges are labeled as strain-specific, in that the extracts inside are derived from specific strains of cannabis rather than a hodge-podge. Obviously, different cannabis strains offer different effects, as well as different sensory experiences, and vape cartridges aim to replicate those specifics in a healthier and highly potent form.

But when a green flower gets turned into an amber oil and plugged into a glass/metal/plastic tube with triple the THC percentage, how much of the original aroma, flavor and effect carries over? A lot of vapes taste the same on our palate, as opposed to the rich spectrum of cannabis flower flavors, so perhaps the difference rests in the skill and artistry of the extractors.

For their part, the Sacramento-area cannabis delivery company Herbish offers some strain-specific vape cartridges that bear striking resemblances to their flower counterparts. The indicia-heavy hybrid Strawberry Banana smells and tastes like a bubblegum-drizzled fruit salad and acts as an effective stress reliever and mood enhancer.

Meanwhile, the sticky-icky, evenly balanced hybrid Gorilla Glue clings to your tongue for dear life, while the eyelid-weighing effects are perfect for treating stronger symptoms like depression and major pain.

The oil extract in both cartridges comes in a bright copper color, while the mouthpiece is white and molded rather than the usual cold silver metal. Our only complaint: the mouthpieces clog too easily.

Based in the Arden-Arcade neighborhood, Herbish guarantees delivery within one hour, and first-time customers receive two free pre-rolls and one free gram of flower.

<div class="star-rating"> Content: n/a </div> <div class="star-rating"> Price: $40 each </div> <div class="star-rating"> Uses: Stress relief, mood enhancement, minor pain (StrawBanana); depression, insomnia, major pain relief (Gorilla Glue) </div> <div class="star-rating"> Pros: Excellent strain-specific flavors and effects, plus well-designed cartridges and pen </div> <div class="star-rating"> Cons: The mouthpieces are easily clogged </div>