With so much controversy about the company, Dank Vapes are becoming very known and susceptible to the cartridge industry. Having people either loving the cartridge or skeptical about it, leaving inconsistent satisfaction to the consumers. Here, we gather all the information we can find about Dank Vapes and describe what to watch for.
This popular company is owned by DankWoods, or at least that's what their Instagram account claimed to say. Because of the lack of information out, there really isn't telling how reliable this company really is. Despite how good each flavor taste, Dank Vapes have been suspicious because of how many fakes are out. This issue has been hurting their company negatively, loosing credibility and trustworthy.
Dank Vapes are on the rise, building awareness to their company
First, Dank Vapes have been around for a few years, but they started becoming recognized more often sometime in 2018. Dank's became so popular, it started going around states that don't sell for recreational purposes, having people love these cartridges.
The black market started disrupting the industry, selling fakes that look identical to real cartridges
Because of this, the black market started to take advantage of this opportunity and decided to fulfill these orders themselves. Chinese manufacturers sell packaging in bulk for the purpose of being refilled with any kind of oil people please. This causes many fake vendors to sell these Dank Vapes with unknown distillate, possibly containing harmful pesticides and artificial flavors.
This is very unfortunate, for we did personally believe for these Dank Vapes to taste amazing! In our old Dank Vapes review, it really did show to give an amazing high and very savory cartridges. Although we did love them, our analysis has to go against their reliability.
Dank Vapes contained pesticides either way
Hearing about this at first did surprise me and lowered their credibility. They've failed multiple times in lab tests, containing several types of pesticides. Also, they ranked as low as 65% THC. Shown below are their most recent lab results;
Counterfeits has caused them to update their packaging
Because of how fake cartridges are negatively affecting brands, Dank Vapes decided to act quick on this dilemma. As of January 2019, they decided to change their packaging into a darker look to prevent fakes being sold. In our updated Dank Vapes review, we tell the difference between the old and new packaging. Overall, there was no major difference other than the packaging itself. As always, they had an amazing taste to them and a satisfying high.
This is a great opportunity for them to update their lab results. With new packaging, I'd hope for these Dank Vapes to contain no sort of pesticide. Better yet, contain a lot more than just 65% THC. Hopefully they decide to take action on this too, I just hope it's sooner than later.
The black market caught on and started selling replicas
This new packaging turned to be a great quick fix, but than have been replicated and started selling again. It's crazy how little time the counterfeit market took to create these identical replicas. That I remember, it took them only 2 weeks to figure out their new packaging once it was released. This is very unfortunate, because of how much I actually liked smoking each new Dank Vapes flavor.
In addition, counterfeit Dank Vapes people started selling these fake carts through various social media accounts. Providing their email, Skype or phone number and selling unknown oil to anyone willing to purchase them.
Because of this situation, their credibility has become more and more suspicious and susceptible. Many people are questioning their authenticity, wondering if they are even worth smoking. Well from our experience, no matter how much we love them, we can't fully trust on these cartridges yet.
We have encountered fake Dank Vapes
I picked up a batch of Dank Vapes and they turned to be one of the nastiest tasting cartridges that we've tried yet in DabConnection. Tasting like metal and nothing like Dank Vapes, these fake cartridges were leaking from the bottom and all tasted similar. I should also mention the terrible oil quality, having a dark color with thin oil density.
How to tell apart from real and fake Dank Vapes
There are many minor factors that come in play when it comes to identifying fake Dank Vapes. First off, from now on they should be the black packaging. Receiving an old package can either mean the company wants to get rid of it still, or it's fake. Ever since the change, they've only been promoting this packaging on their Instagram and stopped posting about the old packaging.
Something that Dank Vapes prides themselves the most is their taste. You should know if your Dank is legit when it taste's identical, if not better than whatever strain you have. If it's too light of a taste or a harsh, metal taste, than they might be pre-filled with artificial flavors.
Other minor factors to watch for is obviously misspelling. Second, the packaging should say DankVapesOfficialAccount (their official Instagram). Third, the packaging should always be holographic. Every strain, from the old to the new packaging, will always be holographic on each logo/image.
Check if the CCELL cartridges are authentic or not
This is another great way to check if your Dank Vapes, or any cartridge that uses CCELL is legit. This brand uses authentic CCELL cartridges, and if yours isn't an actual CCELL, then it probably us fake. Even the littlest things can differentiate the differences between each other.
CCELL carts have three different stamps on them
Each cartridge has three unique stamps engraved on the bottom of it. A CCELL logo, a K stamp and a CA serial number as well. None of these three should be missing nor misplaced. Furthermore, this engraved stamp should not look oddly huge or have a light color. If you see that your stamp has a different font size or style than the original carts, it might not be authentic. Shown below will tell you the difference between real and fake CCELL's.
Will Dank Vapes solve these issues and become more reputable?
This is a question yet to be answered, there still are many questions unanswered and only they know. Genuine Dank Vapes are amazing, and everything about the taste makes me want to try every flavor. But because of the amount of fakes out, it can be hard to tell them apart sometimes. Perhaps these fakes can contain dozens of more pesticides. Regardless, they still failed in various pesticides and lacked strength potency.
I really do hope for this company to solve all of these problems to increase their credibility. Trust me, these cartridges taste great! Every flavor really does exceed your expectation. The only thing is that I'd like to know if they are clean and pesticide free.
There are countless negative stories on Dank Vapes where people get in contact with fake cartridges. Containing terrible oil and tasting either like heavy chemicals or metal, getting people dissatisfied with this brand. Some people will even claim to get headaches from this cartridge. It should be noted that this is not Dank's fault, for it's whatever your seller substituted in that distillate. This seller could've easily put this oil in a different fake cartridge.
To sum up, we hope Dank Vapes to return stronger than ever
Dank Vapes were fast to react to their last counterfeit situation. Now they have to stay consistent with building their brand reputation. As of now, what they're doing is calling out people selling fake cartridges through their Instagram. If you ever encounter people selling fakes, you can just notify them and they will take care of the rest.
In the meantime, I personally won't be picking these up until I know they are authentic or not. I really do believe all of these problems really will go away one marijuana becomes recreational in most states. Than, all this will become irrelevant, having trademarks and more lab results. Meanwhile, I recommend you as always to pick up from a licensed dispensary or a reliable source. If anything, we prefer you to pick up other reliable brands, for instance Select Oil or Stiiizy Pods.