VAPE REVIEW: Himalaya Vapor J1 Sativa Cartridge

Reasonable price for a top-shelf product

Himalaya Vapor J1 Sativa Cartridge

Himalaya Vapor J1 Sativa Cartridge

Photo by Anne Stokes

Ten or 15 years ago, we would have been happy to have any kind of shelf, much less a top shelf.

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One of the most exciting side effects that has resulted from the combination of scientific advancement and legal acceptance in the cannabis world is the notion of “top shelf” weed.

Ten or 15 years ago, we would have been happy to have any kind of shelf, much less a top shelf (note to self: sell that joke to Yakov Smirnoff). But in an increasingly competitive and customer-friendly marketplace, people now have the option to pay a little extra for quality, potency, flavor and aroma.

The Vapor J1 Sativa vape cartridge produced by Sacramento-based Himalaya comes in a box marked “top shelf,” and although the retail price for the cartridge is relatively reasonable, it's not an idle boast in terms of quality. Himalaya triple-distills California-grown cannabis to create the purest oil possible, resulting in one of the more clean and flavorful vape cartridges that we have ever sampled.

Their J1 Sativa strain comes in a silver-tipped cartridge with 500 mg of clear oil the color of pale straw. J1 is a hybrid strain created by combining Jack Herer and Skunk #1, and it provides a potent buzz with a chaser of creative energy.

For the best results, pair the J1 Sativa with a camo-green Himalaya push-button pen. Just be prepared for some unexpectedly massive intakes. This “small batch” vape oil contains over 90 percent total active cannabinoids, including a whopping 82.6 percent THC. Take a few big hits off this thing and that “Broad City marathon will start to look a lot more manageable.

<div class="star-rating"> Content: 82.6 % THC (500 mg cartridge) </div> <div class="star-rating"> Price: $35 </div> <div class="star-rating"> Uses: Relaxation with a slight boost of creative energy </div> <div class="star-rating"> Pros: Flavorful, aromatic, pure and potent </div> <div class="star-rating"> Cons: Limited availability </div>