Top 5 Federally Legal THC Vape Carts of 2022

Top 5 Federally Legal THC Vape Carts of 2022

Federally legal THC cartridges (carts) have become increasingly popular since the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018 made any hemp derived cannabinoid with under .3% Delta-9 THC by dry weight legal. However, the ability to get federally legal THC carts on the market with little to no ground rules and restrictions also opened the door for a flood of cheaply made, insufficiently tested products. The handlers at Ethereal Gold Dispensary have made it our main task to provide with you high-quality products from reputable brands that understand that wanting a cannabis product shouldn't be a game of playing roulette with your life.

The Ethereal Gold Standard is the highest standard in the cannabinoid industry when it comes to product quality, potency, and lab testing. Each product at Ethereal Gold Dispensary must meet this standard by providing full panel COAs (Certificate of Analysis) for the end product. A full panel COA by the Ethereal Gold Standard must test for the following: potency, heavy metals, solvents, microbials, mycotoxins, and pesticides on all products.

These brands below not only meet the Ethereal Gold Standard, but they have incredibly high-quality federally legal THC vapes in a variety of different cannabinoids. Whether you are under constant stress, suffer from anxiety attacks, or have chronic pain; these cannabinoids are known well in the industry to give a helping hand.

#1. Hometown Hero - Super Skunk - Best Cartridge Overall

The first product on our review list is the Hometown Hero - Super Skunk strain 2 gram THC-O cart. This 2 gram THC-O cart is one of the best deals on the market at $40.00 for 2 grams. Unlike many other cartridges, the Hometown Hero - Super Skunk strain is just THC-O -- no blend of various cannabinoids here.

The team at Hometown Hero did a fantastic job at capturing the essence of this Indica strain. Expect bold, relaxing effects that can be felt throughout the body and an extremely skunky aroma. This strain is also very well known to help with symptoms of chronic stress and pain relief.

Hometown Hero donates a portion of the profits made from products to nonprofit organizations that help veterans. These organizations so far have included Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Soldiers' Angels, and Operation Finally Home.

#2 Koi - THC-O Blue Walker - Best Sativa Strain

Coming up in a close second on our list of the best THC vape carts is Koi THC-O - Blue Walker, which has our Handlers pick for best overall strain for effects, taste, and flavor. This Sativa dominant strain is a result of crossing Skywalker and Blue Dream, well known for having a smooth fruit taste and clean inhale with a complimentary fruity aroma.

This incredibly potent THC-O vape cart is a blend of THC-O and Delta-8 which gives you a delightful entourage effect embodying the true potency of Blue Walker. Expect a full-body buzz that can last for many hours & a near immediate euphoric state of relaxation. With your full-body buzz from Koi THC-O - Blue Walker, you can also expect a re-energizing urge that will make you want to grind out that battle pass in the game you are playing, finish up your newest art project, or get all those household chores you've been putting off done with ease.

Koi THC-O - Blue Walker is considered to be one of the best strains for reliving anxiety, stress, and depression. However, watch out, as some users report this strain causing dry mouth and dry eyes and experiencing some serious couch-lock if they smoke too much!

#3 Hometown Hero - HHC Strawberry Cough - Best HHC Cart

In a world of many cannabinoids with many different effect and uses, we have to give the third spot on our best THC vape carts list to Hometown Hero - HHC Strawberry Cough this 2 Gram HHC cart is pure HHC and has non-detectible THC. This means that it may not show up on any testing for those of us who have restrictions and are not able to enjoy THC products! Now remember, this is a solid may not show up on drug tests because while it has no THC, some tests will show HHC as a positive read if they are not super accurate.

HHC is regarded to have about 70-80% of the strength as THC, making it more potent than a Delta-8 cartridge or Delta-10 cartridge. However, like all cannabinoids, the effects can vary from user to user so you may find HHC is the cannabinoid that works best for you! The Handlers at Ethereal Gold Dispensary strongly recommend giving this cart a try!

If you are familiar with Strawberry Cough (which I'm sure many of you are) it is an incredibly popular strain due to its embodiment of the sweet smell of strawberry's that carry into an ever expanding sensation upon inhale. This overwhelming fruity aroma and taste is incredibly well known to make consumers cough, thus giving the name of Strawberry Cough! If you are a fan of strawberries, Hometown Hero - HHC Strawberry Cough is definitely going to be a favorite for you!

#4 Koi - HHC Cotton Candy Kush - Best Hybrid Strain

If you have a sweet tooth (and are a fan of hybrid strains) Koi - HHC Cotton Candy Kush is going to be become an absolute favorite for you. This hybrid strain is crossed from Lavender and Power Plant and Koi perfectly captures the strain's essence with a blend of HHC, THC-O, and Delta-8 THC -- giving an amazing entourage effect while sending you into a blissful euphoric state.

This strain is not only know for its blissful euphoria, but also for having intense relaxation powers that keep stress and pain to a minimum. The original strain is medically used for patients to help manage chronic pain as well!

Koi - HHC Cotton Candy Kush is the perfect taste of bold cherry and sweet flavors combined with a floral under tone making this 1 Gram HHC Cartridge the perfect choice for the sweet tooth who wants to unwind after a hard day of work.

Koi Delta-8 THC Vape Cartridges are without a doubt one of the most popular products available that meet the Ethereal Gold Standard which we love to see (most of the big players in the market have the worst safety standards, be careful out there), and these carts deliver exactly what they promise. My person favorite being the strain Koi - Delta-8 Gelato.

This 1 gram Delta-8 cartridge is an evenly balanced hybrid strain made from crossing Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies & Sunset Sherbet. Gelato (also known as Gelato #42 or Larry Bird) is almost a perfect balance of Sativa and Indica, producing a very euphoric high accompanied by strong feelings of relaxation, and these effects are known to come on quick. Our favorite effect being the boost of mental stimulation and productivity you can expect while becoming completely relaxed and at peace.

Koi - Delta-8 Gelato perfectly captures the creamy, fruity and floral tastes of the Gelato strain & has a delightfully fruity and creamy aroma. This locks it in as one of the most popular 1 Gram Delta-8 Carts out there. This legendary strain has without a doubt earned its place in history with experienced cannabis connoisseurs.

Ethereal Gold Dispensary Grading Process

Federally Legal Vape Cartridges on this list were graded on the following criteria

  • Lab Testing - All products must pass the Ethereal Gold Standard the highest standard in lab testing in the cannabinoid market space.
  • Flavor Profile - Taste is an important factor when you are sifting through the many strains & THC cart option available on the market. All products need not only deliver the high you desire but also taste delightful while doing so.
  • Value - Having the best product in the world is never worth it if it is overpriced for the amount you are getting. With the addition of 2 Gram THC cartridges into the market place, this is a huge factor as pricing between a 1 Gram THC cart and 2 Gram THC cart is often very similar.
  • Aroma Profile - Imagine having the best tasting cartridge in the world but it smells like burning trash. Nobody wants that, and that is why the Handlers at Ethereal Gold Dispensary take not only taste, but also smell into factor when grading products.
  • Packaging - Nobody wants to have an ugly product, aesthetics are a huge differentiating factor when determining what product is going to be ideal for you. These products are not only amazing, but also packaged with care and consumer consideration.
  • Brand Reputation - Every brand at Ethereal Gold Dispensary not only has to have amazing COAs, they also need to have the reputation to back it up. Nobody wants to be on a Reddit list of the worst or least trusted cannabinoid brands.