In this post about revealing fake cartridges, we are going to be talking about Cookies cartridges and vape pods. Founded by Berner (Gilbert Milam), Cookies produces different types of Cannabis products such as flowers, extracts, concentrates, edibles, tinctures, topicals, and more.

Cookies has both standard cartridges and a G Pen Gio pod, a collaboration Berner made with Grenco Science. See our review on G Pen Gio as to why we don’t recommend it. The cartridges oil is made by a company called High Flyers in collaboration with Berner and use real CCELL hardware. Below, you will see a photo of what a counterfeit Cookies cartridges and pods look like.

Update 12/27/2019: Information regarding pods added. Cookies pods use Grenco Science hardware while Cookies cartridges use CCELL. There is no information indicating that there are fake pods for cookies out there yet.

Fake Cookies Cartridge
Fake Cookies Cart

Fake Cookies cartridges sold online come in various packaging: One gram carts are all fake

There have also been manufacturers in China who are also making counterfeit Cookies Cartridges. Most of them can be found in online websites like Alibaba. In fact, there are even different versions of packaging being sold there. Keep in mind that the real Cookies brand only sells half gram carts, so if you see a full gram cart it is fake.

Some come in boxes where in the cart is displayed in the center:

Fake Cookies Carts
Fake Cookies Carts

There are also ones where the cartridge is placed at the side of the box, like in the photo below:

Fake Cookies Carts
Fake Cookies cart in box
fake cookies carts
fake cookies carts packaging
fake Cookies Carts
Taking a closer look, one out of the two fake Cookies Carts are very different in the way the packaging opens.

As you can see, there is also one in a plastic shell packaging.

Fake Cookies Carts
Fake Cookies cart in plastic shell packaging

Fake Cookies pods don’t seem to exist, yet

cookies pod
Here’s an example of a Cookies vape pod.

We could not yet located any fake G Pen Gio pods that use Cookies branding. It’s possible that since G Pen is technically not a cannabis company they are able to enforce authenticity via trademark, indirectly making it not possible for fake Cookies pods to gain any traction. It’s also possible no one has tried because of that.

The difference between the fake and real Cookies cartridge

Now that we saw some samples of fake Cookies cartridges, it’s time to learn how do these compare to the real Cookies cartridges? Let’s take a look.

For starters, the packaging looks different than the packaging of the fake ones. The authentic one comes in a box, without the cartridge showing. The fake ones in the boxes if you noticed from the previous photos have an open side where you can see the cartridge inside the box. Below is a picture of what real Cookies cartridges look like.

Cookies Original Vape Cart
Cookies Original Vape Cart Packaging (Phot Credit: Weedmaps)

They also have this packaging in line with the Cookies Gio Pen Vape.

Cookies Gio Pen Cartridge Packaging
Cookies Gio Pen Cartridge Packaging (Photo Credit: @cookiescalifornia)

Might be easy to tell fake from real but we should still be careful…

From the photos we showed above, it might be easier to spot which carts are fake from the original one judging by the packaging. But since the market just continues to sell fake carts, who knows- soon enough they might be selling something with a more similar packaging to the authentic Cookie cartridges. If you are hesitant, you can even ask the company itself. Most of them are happy to reply to inquiries on counterfeit products since they don’t want customers to be tricked into buying a fakes.

We have posts on other fake cartridges as well. See our fake cartridge posts on Dank Vapes, Dr. Zodiak’s Moonrocks ClearExotic Carts, Eureka Vapor, Stiiizy, Space Vape and King Pen.

Question or comments? Post below or in our forum!


  1. I bought 2 carts today,one is pancakes flavor and the other is sticky buns flavor,but all the numbers are the same. They’re fake right?

  2. I am about buy ten cookies carts to re sell in England can anyone confirm they are real add my snap and I can show u be apprtiacted @coran.armitage is my snap

  3. Not true i bought a real cookie cart and its legit… CA and C for cookies….and stamped and sealed with the approval sticker. 1 full gram carts are made.

    The internet is ALWAYS true… Eh 😆 smh

    If it gets u flying high…and u dont get ill…. Keep on keepin on people.

  4. Mine is a lemonade by cookies it’s full gram the oil moves slow probably takes like 10 min to move down and it’s nice yellow color and it has the numbers on the bottom and it hits like a bitch plz I don’t want to die

  5. Hi In colorado we dont have a C on the glass cartridge . Does this mean theyre fake ? Or is it because theyre in a different state ?

  6. Soooo I just got a gram and I realized it’s fake. What should I do? It’s cost $150 for 2 of them. I get high as bitch off a few hits tho so I’m not complaining, so I throw them away (even if it hurts me 😭)

  7. I have cookies cartridge,its supposed to be the runtz strain,its packaging and front window plus being one gram tell me its fake,wat I need to know is this stuff still thc

  8. please can i have the cookies website so i can order. i have been going crazy searching for someone who has these on the streets and its too hard, why is it so hard to find? why cookies? cookies are great i think i love it because i like Berner and Wiz so much, and i want to support that spacific brand of thc, i have tried the fake ones, they are so much smoother than the BC= BIg Chief and the other brands such as DRIP. they make me cough every time i hit even a small hit, maybe its the gorilla glue and the Resin in the DRIP? please advise, i really do apprecite the oils because when i drive i cant smoke a blunt education purposes. but the oils they really help my anger and its better than burning the cure, rahter than heating it up and inhaling it .

    Thank You

    • So the reason they are not online is they are online in licensed shops and they ones made by HIgh Flyers are the only real ones, in half grams. Anything not from a shop will be almost for sure fake. On top of that, the real ones are not that special anyway. They’re above average, but not anywhere near the best. Check out our review for some comparisons and other better recommended brands:

  9. Hello. Can u help me? I found some cartridge in Br, and I wish know if are original or fake. Can I send photos and u talk to me?

  10. Hi, sorry, I’m interested in buying some vaporizers and loads in bulk and bringing them here, could it be done?

  11. Dang it. I just picked up from Pit Stop in Altadena, CA today. I’ve never been in there before. The cartridge I got is a gram. It burns easily, almost too easily. The packaging does not show the actual cartridge. To get the cartridge out the box it just needs to be pushed you think it’s fake or real?

  12. Got a full gram cookies called cereal milk it tastes sweet almost grape like and is full bodied gold clear. Hits well, just wanna clear up if one gram carts are real or not? Also I’m in New York.

  13. I have a 1g cartridge and everything about it looks real. The flavor is “Guava”. Can someone verify that it’s legit? The website says they only make them in .5g.

  14. I have one everything looks the exact same but its a full G cart?
    The thc level and cbd level is on the box and nothing looks off.

    • Only at real shops in CA unfortunately – if you are in San Diego double check it’s a licensed shop, especially in Chula Vista still a lot of fake stuff

  15. What a Reason for federal Legalization, and what a great way to ease the tax burden and protect public Health, I’ve been buying black market carts for a year and a half with no ill effects, I’m 62.

  16. I just got one of these carts.
    I attached it to my pen but when I breathe in, nothing comes out and no smoke when I exhale.
    What am I doing wrong?

    • You have to clear them first. The oil has hardened a bit. I pulse my while constantly sucking in. It will eventually break loose and you get one heckuva hit so be prepared.

    • If there is a button, press it as you inhale.
      If youre doing that and the light flashes red its dead. (Charge it)
      If its one of the inhalable batteries and it lights up red its dead. (Charge it)
      If it does light up and nothing still comes out, its clogged. (Inhale really hard till you feel the pressure dissappear and then blaze it fellow toker.

  17. I know they say in the article that all 1000mg ones are fakes, but i had gotten one from a plug the other day and the packaging looked all real but it said 1000mg instead of 500mg and i smoked off it with a friend and let me just say fake or not THAT SHIT HITS. Lets just hope we werent getting pesticides as well in it????

    • If it’s from Oregon, it has pesticides. Oregon Health Authority even briefed the Governor’s office a while back that at least 26% of product had over-the-legal-threshold levels of pesticides. The truth about the marijuana industry in Oregon is, it’s dirty. In almost ever sense of the word.

  18. Let me tell all y’all something believe it or not all carts u get on the street are fake you do not know what is in the oil of a fake cart and generally it getting a lot of cut mixed with the good stuff so it ends up being like u only got a half gram of actual thc oil n the rest is bullshit I personally sold many of these but don’t anymore after understanding what the truth is, had good ones had bad and many different kinds and brands I’m telling you it’s never ever worth it to use these pens off the street of course it doesn’t matter to you u til your actually having health problems then you’ll be like fuck could had legit real shit and not be a retard it is not really a deal no matter what your dealer says I’m telling u just because it gets you really high even a good fake still has god knows what in it

    • You’re rolling the dice if you don’t know what you’re vaping. I got a fake cookie cart off the streets and it tasted like burnt wood. I tossed it in the trash immediately. I lost $50 but learned a good lesson.

  19. I come to find that some dispensary ha e fake carts. What’s your I tell on that because they ha e 1Gram carts and from some research I here that all 1Gram carts are fake

  20. Everyone saying they dont make 1g carts. I just called them and they do… 1000mg carts are real. They only have (4) flavors in 1g carts. I only asked about Biscotti, the carts I have, they’re real. The number is on their website

  21. I have correct packaging but it is in a 1000mg. So it’s fake. Taste great, great high ,never felt sick . Not sure what it’s like to feel sick from one. But how much concern should a person be? The guy I got it from said he has his shopped from Cali? (Then again I don’t know for facts ) sadly I bought this yesterday before my research on here . If any one can info me about this plese respond. Knowledge is power!

  22. So my cart looks like the authentic package but on the back there is a cut out with in the center with plastic over it. I’ve smoked it and it taste and smells just like ones I’ve smoked in the past (non cookie brand) I just need to know if it’s real or fake

  23. Hmmm I got correct package bit yuppers its fake. But it tastes good and smokes well. Qiute honestly if this is the fake i will be ecstatic if i ever get the real thing. Thanks for posting this info tho as it will help me make better choices about my generic prescriptions. Lol

  24. I have what it looks like an authentic coockie cart 1 gram but in the back of the box says “this product can expose u to chemicals including bets-myrcent which I known to cause cancer.” Is it fake or not? Just want to know if it’s still safe to smoke it or not!!

  25. I go to dispensaries often and I’ve had authentic cookies carts and I’ve also bought fake cookies carts that were full grams and half the price of the authentic half grams.

    I really hate to say this and I don’t know why but the fake one I had blew every cookies cart I had out of the water. Taste, smoothness of hit, and high were just so much better than authentic. Considering price it’s honestly a no brainier decision.

    I believe this is because people are pumping out black market distillate and because they’re black market they can avoid huge taxes that the gov is placing on legal operations. They also probably aren’t seeking crazy high margins like most of the designer bud companies.

    • Did you ever get a response to this. I’ve got the exact one in my hand that I haven’t used yet and am trying to figure out if its a real or a fake…

  26. So I have a question. I have a cookie cart it’s 1gram and it’s the “smarties” flavor. It’s clear with the oil color but the top is white. The box was a push button and u pull it out of the second box out of the initial first box it is sealed in. Do you think it is fake? I’m not really a fan of it. It doesn’t hit very well it’s really light. I’ve had other carts that I know are real and mess me up but like I’m not even getting High and it’s full…

  27. Damn my shit is 1g and black so obviously fake as fuck lol. it’s like 60% full and it still gets me pretty ripped should i smoke the rest or just get rid of it. i don’t wanna be smoking poison yanno?

    • Wow that shop is selling fakes good find!

      That packaging is totally off and you’ll notice if you select “weedmaps verified” for products, everything on their menu disappears

    • What u mean by game cart? I have a cookies in right package but its a 1 gram cart & clear gold. So its fake? Why do they get u high & is it bad to use them???

    • What u mean by game cart? I have a cookies in right package but its a 1 gram cart & clear gold. So its fake? Why do they get u high & is it bad to use them???

      • The problem lies in the extraction process odds are they using butane or some other inferior gas for the extraction .look up popcorn lung . That’s why you buy legits .

        • I feel like most of these people don’t care what’s in it as long as it gets them high. Yes there is THC in the fake ones…..there’s also some other crazy shit in there for a filler to make more money. It’s not just the cookies carts that are fake….. I know that Dank, King Pen, Cookies, and Chronic had problems with fakes. All they need to do is print a sample label that you could print from home, and there you go the fakes are out.

  28. i literally just got off of the cookies website and they do have 1g carts so not all one 1gs are fake i dont know why everyone keeps saying that

      • lads im in Ireland and im smoking one gram carts, theres nothing wrong with the taste or smell,, in fact theyre nicer than a lot of the actual weed to be fair.. try living in a country with krap weed,, you would appreciate it then,,,,

    • You’re 100% wrong check weed maps bud. I also talked to one of the representatives that was there that works for cookies because you know I actually buy from cookies unlike I’m assuming you. They said cookies does not make for a gram cartridges they only make half gram cartridges. I’m sorry that you’re smoking on poison

      • Ignorant , some people actually fill quality concentrate an use company boxes for packaging . To say everyone is smoking poison is a little broad. Sorry we all don’t have dispensaries

    • You’re 100% wrong check weed maps bud. I also talked to one of the representatives that was there that works for cookies because you know I actually buy from cookies unlike I’m assuming you. They said cookies does not make for a gram cartridges they only make half gram cartridges. I’m sorry that you’re smoking on poison

  29. So what are the issues related to smoking “fake” carts? Will you die? Or develope harmful health effects? If not, then Idgaf. High is high. But of course if it causes bodily damage, then that is another story.

    • On the bodily damage part it really is unknown at this point.

      We do know however that some pesticides have been linked to cancer, like the recent Round Up cases that have been happening.

      Plus in some states the regs are not as tight (CA for example) and you might end up hitting dirty stuff here and there anyway.

  30. Funny thing is my fake cookies cart is way better than the real one. Real one bubble moves and is harsh ass fuck for 3 times the price.

    • I tried out three of them and they were not that harsh, but it might have been the strain you had. Either way Cookies real ones really are not that good. Airo Pro, Select Elite, Aces Extracts, Roots, Cannavative = all better

      • I’ve bought 1/2 real carts and I thought 1 gram ones as well. Funny thing is that the one gram tasted way better had better looking color and viscosity. I had gotten a whole case , which looked very professional. Had lemon pound cake , cereal milk and I forgotten the other two flavors. Everyone that tried them including myself thought they were the absolute best cart they have weird.

  31. OK so I do have an official one from their shop but is it just the distillate or do they add back terps and cannabinoids to
    Make it strain specific

  32. Dank carts? To my understanding ALL of those are fake. I dont know of a single dispensary that actually sells them. Also the company that supposedly “made the real ones” closed down and the only proof of them is a Twitter page. Hm. Shit sucks that the world is si fake that you have to worry about your weed being fake too…

  33. I have a one gram Cookie cart runtz flavor. It’s in the all white box with blue writing and has a “C” on the glass. The oil is thick and bubble doesnt move.. fake??

  34. In general, even if they are fake, is the oil good quality. Wish the fucking gov’n’ment would get their heads out of their asses and legalize all this shit so there can be some better regulations! God. Never thought I would ask for more regulation! Anyways, the fake ones, the oil could still be okay?

    • yes the oil can be good, but whether or not it is good is unknown, most likely not good oil because you wouldn’t need to fake being apart of a brand if you had your own lab results to prove your carts are safe, you could just sell them or start your own brand easily.

  35. Thank you for help me out I’m a small business owner and I just want good quality here in the state I live in you can’t go anywhere and buy it but I have a lot of customers that live in the places that you can however sometimes I find myself running into dank exotic and kingpen and I just hate the fact that what I want real as a business owner I don’t mind paying for quality do you have anything in mind that can help me find what I’m looking for thank you keep doing what you do salute to you

  36. Well shit it erased what I wrote so won’t be doing that again.. I just want to learn about my fake r real cookie and some dank vaps an exotics .. most of the time that’s what’s around but if I would have waited a few more hours could have just got me a dank but instead I rushed an picked up this cookie I got.. I like it , gets the job done so I’m cool but I would luv to have a real dank an a real cookie just to see what it’s really about… Well any cool websites r things to check out let me no .. cool an thanks … 1 burnout to another…

  37. I’m sorry to all y’all but who ever y’all getting them from probably are fake but my 1 gram cookie carts are looking like the .5 cookie carts so all of what y’all saying is gnorant and dumb bc they are real or atleast mine are

  38. I just got a cookie cartridge. Not sure what it is. Tastes good, not like cookies. Smells pleasant and I am somewhat intoxicated. 2 hits.

  39. So apparently I got 2 fake 1 g carts.
    Does that mean the contents will be bs also?
    Both have a great looking color to them

  40. i bought one in LA with the flimsy packaging in the photo (clearly the fake) and brought it back to the weed store but they said i was lying about it being fake. is there any way i can prove it and show them?

  41. I bought 2 and I can’t post picture I feel they are real. Plastic but the web site shows them as real ones the speckled packaging. Looks real and has all the cccell n stuff? And feels real????

  42. Ok to clarify to anyone confused, cookies only makes half grams however even if you get a full gram yes it is fake but if the oil is light gold then it’s real oil produced by a fake company, real thc is in the cart but cookies company did not make it, therefore it’s not as strong.

  43. Your dumb as hell why would it be fake if so many motherfuckers have been getting them and likeing them I’m high off the cereal one it smells alright too

  44. Does the real cookies cart have a cerial number on the bottom of the cart only reason I’m asking is cause the one I got looks nothing like the ones posted and is the c on the glass supposed to be black or grey?

  45. I’m using a cart and I hit it for as long as possible but I didn’t cough maybe cause I have a weak battery but I did feel it and probably could have got more if I wanted too, is this gonna kill me all the chemicals?

  46. how r they fake if they’re still doing the job lol ? and still have that same scent and everything as real carts ? :/ i’m so confused lmaoooooo

    • Someone buying cheap packaging and putting there own stuff in that will still get you high, but prolly at a lower %thx. So in turn your still getting high. There making money off the name and using the 91% to help see at higher cost

  47. I also have a full gram cart with real packaging? Can someone tell me a little bit more about fake carts with good oil? I’ve had two I the oil is pretty good in my opinion.

  48. So I have 10 of these carts and I want to know if they are real or fake they are half grams in a plastic box that opens from the top and bottom and you have to push the white foam that they are packaged in to get the cart out of the plastic box, they all are 91% thc or so it says, I have flavors like lemon cello gelato 41 billy kimber ohsmarties runtz

  49. I just got my second cookie cart and after reading this I guess they’re both fake. I have A lemoncello and a biscotti. I believe the lemon one is real oil cause it’s pretty good. And this biscotti seems to be doing the job. Shitty to know they’re not real, being from the Bay I support Cookies brand. And these are gold, taste great too.

    • i have plenty cookie thats are 1g and their great mine even has the C on its cartridge
      there all the flavors you guys were saying gelato 41 gelato lemon cello and they all good
      maybe i just got good oil but they got the flavor down too so im confused seem like it was done professionally

      • yeah i have some that are gram cartridges with the C on them, and cookies written on the metal piece. Come in a nice packaging too, and the cart is pretty fancy with a ceramic tip. They taste great, the oil is good. Thought they were legit until i came on here.

  50. The cookies cart i have taste like you are smoking liquid plastic. Really bad taste and no matter how big a hit you take, it dznt make you cough.
    Whats in the carts, do you know?
    I stopped using it.
    It looks like a full gram too. I don’t have the packaging.

  51. Hi, I have a question regarding cookies carts, I’ll post a picture once you’ve sent me the link. Anyway I have a cart suspected to be made by cookies, that is flavored (cerial milk) it is a full gram cartridge. Is there a possibility it is real. And how can you tell if a cartridge fake? Is it better to just go straight to forums like this as soon as there is any reasonable doubt?

    Sincerely hope it’s real.

    • Hi Jordan thanks for commenting – you can always post here: and someone will check from our staff

      However this one is easy – full gram is a fake – Cookies right now only makes half grams. This does not mean it’s not a good cart. It could still have good oil in it!

  52. So what’s in the fake ones, any thc. Or mostly pesticides. I got one taste just like pinesol.
    And wheezing. Blasting headaches, nausea. Could be the cart?? Hmmmm


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