Select Elite is one brand of vape cartridge that gets good reviews across the board. We certainly had no complaints about them in our Select Elite review. The flavor is not the greatest but they are consistently one of the best brands on strength and they are available in multiple states.
Fake Select Elite carts are now on DHgate
Which makes it a shame to see empty Select Elite carts show up on the market. They were one of the most popular brands that avoided being faked for a long time. Below are fake Select Elite cartridges, sold directly on DHgate.
If you see puzzled reviews on YouTube asking what happened to the consistent quality, this is probably what happened. One of our reviewers has gotten over 15 Select Elite carts in both CA and NV and we can safely say they are one of the consistently strongest brands.
Sticker inconsistencies make it hard to tell if your Select Elite cart is real
Below is a picture of a real Select Elite cartridge and above you saw the fakes. The problem with Select Elite is the stickers are not always consistent. Different batches in different areas will have different stickers. Even within California the stickers can vary.
Below is a picture of a recently purchased Select Elite cart from California.
There is a sticker on the front and on the back in California. Select regularly gets excellent recommendations all around and the carts price up to $70, so it’s no wonder that the knock-offs want a piece of this action.
Below is a picture of the front of the packaging of a Select Elite Flo strain cartridge purchased in Las Vegas, Nevada. Notice there is no sticker on the front.
Now check the back below. The sticker on the back has information on THC percentages and the like. California has the back sticker too, but also has the front sticker summarizing details.
The lack of consistency in Select’s own stickering process makes it harder to identify fakes.
We recommend buying your cannabis oil products from a legitimate retailer and this will ensure you do not get a fake. Since counterfeits are getting so good that telling them apart becomes impossible, the biggest tip-off may be price. Selects seem to go for top dollar, so anything at a bargain probably isn’t.
Just because it is a fake does not mean it does not have THC in it or that it won’t give you any effects. It means the packaging is fake and the oil is not from the actual brand Select Elite. We try a lot of carts here, and we put Select Elite on our best cart lists for both California and Nevada. It is unlikely a random plug is going to make as good of oil as one of the best producers in the country.
This just in: The bubble test may not work anymore, because there’s a cut additive that fakes oil viscosity:
Which is pretty wild. Staying ahead of the cheaters is becoming its own little arms race.
Have you run into fake Select Elite carts?
And does the bubble test still seem to work for you? What other quality control tests have you identified?
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