Top Tips to Extend Vape Pen and CBD Cartridge Life

Vape pens allow people to enjoy their cannabis discreetly as less potent aroma is created in the process. On combustion, there is no tar or carcinogens, so it is considered to be healthier than the traditional smoking methods.

Vape pens house vape batteries and vape cartridges. The vape cartridge includes a heating element, a chamber, and a mouthpiece. When the vape-battery is switched on the heating element gets activated. The chamber is filled with distillate or oil loaded with cannabinoids and terpenes. To get the most from you vape cartridge, it is necessary to take care of it.

Top tips to get most from CBD vape cartridges

Storage does matter

The CBD vape cartridge has to be stored in an erect position. The mouthpiece will face down. You will never store cannabis flowers anywhere similarly the oil cartridges must be stored in a cool and dry place. Never leave the cartridge on a windowsill or in the car. The oil can evaporate because of the increase in temperature.

Vape pen cases are designed to keep the device and cartridge safe and secure. These are ideal for storage at home, purse, or in a backpack. Some manufacturers offer sleek cases that fit easily in your pocket. Carrying a vape pen in your trouser pocket can be disastrous. It is very easy for the device to fall out, break and it’s not sanitary.

Tip: To extend the life of the vape cartridge is to unscrew the cartridge, whenever not in use. It will prevent the CBD oil from getting heated unnecessarily thus constraining the occurrence of leakage and damage. 

High altitudes impact

At high altitudes, the cartridge gets affected. It is because of air pressure changes. Air pressure increases and is forced within your device. This can obstruct performance and even cause leakage. There are tanks designed to handle the altitude changes, so if you reside above sea level than look for such types.


If your pen has been performing low, then there can be an issue in the connection between mouthpiece and chamber. It is necessary to clean the vape pen regularly with a cotton swab and alcohol. The residue from connection points gets removed along with the possible bacteria and germs developing on the mouthpiece and pen. It is essential if you share it with friends.


CBD oil goes waste in case of leakage in the cartridge. If you notice leak then ask the dispensary to replace the cartridge. Clean the pen, which housed a leaky cartridge because the oil gets dry and damages the pen if you ignore cleaning. 

Warm the cartridge

If CBD oil is thick then it could prevent a good hit. Rub your hands gently around the cartridge for some time or run it under hot water to melt the oil.

Wick care

If oil does not reach the wick, there will be no smoke. Make sure that the wick has absorbed the oil before you ignite it. Turn the cartridge upside down to wet the wick with oil. After you ignite it the cartridge tip has to point up, so smoke in a vertical position. If your cartridge is refillable, then empty it before refilling because the oil changed may not offer the fresh refill taste. 

Proper storage, care, and use of vape cartridge using the above tips will certainly extend the life of the vape pen!

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