Rove vape carts are now subjected to being faked. Fake cartridges have been a problem in the cannabis industry and now Rove is no exception. The good thing about Rove is it’s also one of the easiest to tell if it is real since it is only available in two states: California and Nevada. We will explain how to spot potential fakes and how to make sure you are getting the real thing.

No sticker showing THC content: it’s a fake Rove cartridge

Rove lists the THC percentages on their packaging for their California carts. In Nevada, you always will receive information as well, either in the form of being on the packaging or in the form of a sticker, showing the complete cannabinoid profile of the cartridge.

Basically, if you don’t see a THC percentage with your cart, it’s fake. Take a look below at a legitimate California Rove brand cart.

authentic rove cartridge
CA! sticker on the bottom right.

Now take a look below at the fake cart and notice there is no sticker on it.

It’s not to say they might make fake stickers later as well, but for now, this is the easiest deterrent to determine whether a Rove Brand cartridge is real or not. In Nevada, you will have a sticker attached to the information as well. In general, if you are outside of CA or NV, it is more likely you will see an either real CA Rove cart or a fake than a Nevada version. NV prices are high and there are 10x more people in CA, so it’s less likely someone would be distributing NV versions in illegal states.

Below are some more real Rove carts that came in white boxes.

rove carts
Real Rove Brand carts may come in different color boxes.

Now take a look below at a fake Rove cartridge in its box. Notice there is no sticker at all indicated any cannabinoid content.

fake rove cartridge
One of the easy to spot fakes.

Notice there is no sticker? That’s an obvious fake.

Many fake Rove Brand carts also have CA! stickers

The sticker is not enough but is one deterrent. Many of the fakes out there now have stickers too, although they contain made-up figures on the oil since the oil is not even in the cartridge yet and no one knows what oil will be put in it. See below a picture of a fake Rove cartridge with CA! stickers.

fake rove brand carts
These are almost impossible to identify as fakes.

The only way to really know it’s really is to buy from a legit store, and how to do that is explained below.

How to find real Rove cartridges

The easiest way to find real Rove carts is to use their store locator. If the store you got it from is not in there, it might not be a legitimate store. When you get them on the street in other states, make sure to check out the sticker situation explained above. If there’s no sticker you can be sure it is fake and not legitimate.

UPDATE 8/31/19: Rove is now using QR code stickers on all their products!

It’s an in-house verification system tied in with their phone app Rove Rewards. They explain Rove Rewards on dual posts to their Reddit and Instagram channels. Briefly, it works similar to the CannVerify system we just blogged the other day. You take your Rove product and scan the sticker on the box with the Rove Rewards app. their phone app Rove Rewards.

Rove Rewards Qr Code sticker on packaging.

If the data matches, the server will send back a message that it is a genuine product.

Rove Rewards - genuine

If the same user scans the same QR code again, the server will send back a message that the QR code is genuine, but has already been validated.

Rove Rewards - copy

If a user scans a genuine QR code that has already been validated by another user the server will send back a message that the QR code has been validated by another user.

Rove Rewards - duplicate

If a user scans a QR code that is not in our system the server will send back a message that the QR code is invalid.

Rove Rewards - invalid

So there you go! Our thanks to Rove products for being proactive in protecting the safety of their customers. We’re certain that most cartridge companies are following suit, as we’ve seen here and there.

UPDATE 11/11/19 From CartBusta

We’ve got a few new sightings of latest box designs + counterfeit counterparts for Rove’s “Featured Farms” products.

OOPS: Real Rove cartridges actually do sometimes have a “TM” after the brand name on the box. You can see this in the product box shot on Rove’s own website.

real Rove carts do have a TM after the brand name

Despite that fault, the rest of the info seems to be a good supplemental guide to determining real from fake. Rove fakes are just blowing up all over the Internet now, so expect to see more variations on the theme adding to the confusion.

Fake cartridge does no always mean bunk oil

Some vendors might just be using the hardware and putting good oil in it. More likely than not, fake carts are going to be junk, but there are some oil makers out there just using the hardware. They would be better off just using CCELL carts than a fake brand, but a fake branded cart does not always mean the oil sucks too. However, on fake carts there is no quality control, so who knows if there is a safe level of pesticides and residual solvents in the carts.

See our other posts on fake cartridges

If you are concerned about fakes in your town see other posts on the following fake vape carts: Dank Vapes, Cereal Carts, Brass Knuckles, Eureka Vapor, Cookies, and Space Vape. Fake hardware is an issue to and you can also determine carts are fake if they use fake CCELL hardware. If you are looking for the best carts, check out our best carts lists for California and Nevada.

28 COMMENTS

  1. Rove support is ass. Got an invalid QR response from a FF cart from a shop that has always had legit scans and sent support pics, etc. They wont get back to me after 5 days now…about to drive an hour to the shop and try to return. People dying from counterfeit carts not trying to chance that…

  2. Real roves from my experience bubble up a lot and have both qr code and thc test ive seen some without the qr code and the wax is just off by alot

  3. Pretty sure I have fake ones… just noticed this today, different strains, but have the same UPC & batch code (also same day made & packaged which was July of this year) on the sticker. Wonder if that was before or after the codes. Kinda freaked out right now!

  4. If I give a bar code can it be tracked to know if it’s fake? Got an Ape Rove gift from a friend they didn’t buy it at a dispensary. 🙁

  5. I know the maui wawi flavor, are the fakes able to imitate the flavor as well? Also my oil is light honey, but what is the consistency we should be looking for?

  6. I got a robe cart that doesn’t have a QR code or a thc level sticker but it looks like it was torn off how else can I tell and why is it getting me high

  7. nice thanks for the heads up. got a store in my area selling fake carts trying to push them off as giveaways and discounts to attract new shoppers. “buy a half get free cart”. or “give a yelp review get free cart”

  8. Rove products have a QR code now which u can scan using the Rove Rewards app (Android/iOS) -> it will tell u if it’s Genuine or not. Plus by scanning QR code you will earn Rove Points which can be used to exchange for cool prizes.

    • How do use the app trying to make sure my apps working right when the picture of the scan bar comes up you just push start scanning and does it take a picture of it

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