TKO Products makes TKO vapes and they are based out of California. Fake TKO carts are now everywhere, most likely outselling the real thing. Here we will go through the basics of identifying fake TKO cartridges and where to get the real thing.

Update June 20, 2019: The fake TKO company on Instagram, under the username _tkoextracts, recently posted results from Bella Costa Labs that were falsified.

Update July 27, 2019: Some have claimed that TKO is an East Coast brand in our comments section and this might be true. We are unable to confirm it because upon asking them via their Instagram account if they were fake or real, we were blocked. There exist more fake hardware TKO carts than anything else, so even if there is an East Coast brand, odds are whatever you are getting is fake and has no consistency with TKO products in other areas.

Not a disposable? It’s a Fake TKO cartridge

I just heard back from TKO products by email and they only make disposables now. This might be in response to the number of fakes out there. Basically any cartridge out there that is a stand-alone cart that needs a battery attached to it is a fake TKO cart. Fake cartridges have been a constant issue in the cannabis industry.

Here’s what real TKO carts look like

tko cartridge
Here’s a real TKO cart.
tko pineapple express
Real TKO vapes only come in this style.

All real TKO cartridges use the same disposable style pen. We emailed TKO Products, makers of TKO Extracts to confirm, and they said they no longer make any non-disposable vape carts.

Here are some examples of fake TKO cartridges

You will notice basically all the ones you see on the black market are fake. We personally have not yet seen the disposables even being sold outside of dispensaries, even though it may be happening somewhere.

So what are fake TKO cartridges? Anything TKO labeled vape cartridge that is not disposable is a fake.

The packaging below is 100% fake. It does not even use the same logo as the original TKO extracts.

The fake TKO carts use what appears to be a CCELL clone.

The fakers even offer 20 different flavors. Too bad TKO only offers four as of now.

Old TKO carts lurking

There might be some old stand-alone TKO cartridges lurking around, but there are few. Almost all that have been produced were fakes. All that continues to be produced now are fakes. The only real TKO cartridges are going to be in disposable form. TKO Products is based in California, so if you get them anywhere besides a legit CA dispensary, they might be fake too.

At this point, it is safe to say there are little to none of these old TKO cartridges in circulation.

Fake does not always mean bad

If you’ve seen our oil pen tests page, then you know many legit brands even come up for dirty oil. All carts you get on the street are not necessarily dirty or of low quality either. If your plug is using good oil and fake TKO vape hardware, it still might be a good overall vape cart. Fakes can also be awful, mixed with MCT oil or other not-so-great products.

Just keep in mind when you see the TKO brand in a stand-alone cartridge there is no “brand” and no consistency with that brand, unless its the same plug you got oil carts from before.

Frequently asked questions regarding TKO cartridges

Here we go through the most common TKO questions. Please post any additional questions below in our comments that are not covered here.

 What are TKO carts?

A TKO cart is a standalone piece of hardware made in China. It could be filled with any THC oil and there is no consistency in the final products produced for market. Currently the company behind real TKO cartidges no longer makes standalone carts, only disposable vape pens. Therefore, all TKO carts are fake.

What are Fake TKO carts?

Any standalone THC cartridge that requires a battery and has TKO markings on it is a fake TKO cart.

Who owns TKO Extracts?

TKO Extracts is a brand of TKO Products LLC, a California based Limited Liability Company owned by Avinx California LLC. According to the California Secretary of State’s website, TKO Products LLC is a subsidiary of Avinx California LLC. The Managing Member of TKO Products LLC and Avinx California LLC is Joseph P. Genova. Therefore, Joseph P. Genova is indirectly the owner of TKO Extracts.

How can you tell a fake TKO cart?

If it’s a standalone cartridge that requires a battery, it is a fake TKO cart.

Is TKO safe?

Authentic TKO Extracts products meet safety guidelines for the State of California. Fake TKO carts are not guaranteed to meet any quality standard.

Concluding our Fake TKO guide…

TKO looks like a legit supplier of cannabis products that unfortunately got ripped off. They even provide a Certificate of Analysis to prove their products are clean. I’d definitely take a real TKO disposable vape over any fake TKO carts. We’ll be doing a review on the real thing soon! For now, check out our current lists of best THC vape cartridges for California and Nevada.

What’s your experience with fake TKO carts? Are these floating around your area? Comment below or post in our forum!


  1. Boston ma here. Tko carts around. Probably fakes but the Blueberry Diesel and the Biscotti are pretty fire so i cross my fingers im doing no harm. Legal state. Vaping banned. Its gettin rediculous

  2. I get tko carts a few times a week from a guy that has the big box of 20 flavors and I’ve tried durban poison, gelato, of cookies, and I’ve really enjoyed them all. The buttons say tko official. My brother in law had some tko carts that didnt say tko official and his burnt the hell out of my nose and throat. I love mine though and continue to enjoy them

  3. Fakes here in San Antonio, dudes selling them for 35. Had smoked like 3 carts in a week or something and have been dealing with shortness of breath and nightly fevers for the last three nights. let’s just smoke weed like normal people from now on. i will comment again if i end up going to the hospital. stay safe out there fellow headies.

  4. I’ve been using Tko carts for a month, reliable guy has a box, no problems to report of knock on wood but I don’t think I will buy anymore

  5. Hi Friends

    I have been buying TKO from “my guy”. I’ve been feeling short of breath and congested lungs.
    I now realize they must be fake. Be careful out there what you buy of the steet.
    Here is a excerpt from an article on The Washington Post.

    On Sept. 27, CDC officials said most people in the outbreak used THC-containing products, or both THC-containing and nicotine-containing products.

  6. Two fakes here in NJ. tasted a bit weak. Not that good a buzz but it was after a 2 month layoff. From a big player. Supposedly. With all of these deaths this is not funny. I’m gonna have to make a phone call tomorrow. Let’s see what he says and if he’s a stand up guy. Will report back.

  7. Hickory, NC area .. fakes, guy allegeldly goes out of state, gets his script, then goes to some store and buys a bunch of these things. I have wondered if they were real or fake, but after reading this, i know now and i am pissed! Cant ever find real flower anymore, which is why i switched to the vape. This helps calm my nerves… where are we supposed to get legit stuff??

  8. Massachusetts south coast here. Fake TKO carts. 50 a pop. the quality is junk, you can taste its not THC and the high is decent but head aches are soon after..

    My guy was ripping me off for sure cuz he was gettin those boxes in bulk.

      • ever had a cart break from like lightly tossing it i dropped mine on my bed real shit and it broke and multiple others in a box of 10 did as well i usually never had a problem with these carts but now i do for sure losing money here gotta keep my lights on lmao

    • Oh shute im from southcoast too i paid 50 for 2 its decent quality but yea for sure its a straight rip off out here in new bedford

  9. Call them “fakes” if you will but the TKO carts I’ve gotten in the past were good and just popped up again the other week with some Blueberry Disel(one of the best tasting carts I’ve tried), Biscotti, and Gelato. If I’ve been getting them from someone making them elsewhere they’ve been doing a pretty good job. I plan on grabbing a few more today if I have the chance.

  10. Just realized reading this that ive been getting fake tko carts. But they’ve always worked and ive never had any issues. Knock on wood. But ive got a trusted guy who always gets reliable stuff. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  11. NE Ohio..i looked mine up bc it has 🎶🎶tiiiineee bubbles🎶🎶in cart…i have a zingy buzz…praying for my lungs..fake? Not good to read i smoking fake…sooo…whats up with the bubbles????😜💚😜

    • That is by far my favorite flavor. If they are fakes they are some damn good fakes. I can tell when someone is using things other than THC by the feeling but with TKO’s I’ve never had that like with street carts but then again I know my connect. Don’t buy off of the street. The one time I did it was bad.

  12. I got one today and didn’t even think to ask if it was real or not. My wife however asked me. We’ve had some of it, it has a strong weed taste, like smoking a bowl. Almost taste like weed smells. I know that’s a strange description. N. FL btw

    • For sure these tko’s are two different brands I know mine are safe here in boston. My guy is trusted 26 yrs. Selling. If all of you are scared just buy flower. I know my tko’s are legit.

    • Like they said, fake doesn’t always mean bad. If you trust your people to do right by you, there’s no reason to treat this situation any different.
      I have a Sherbet cart as well as a Terp Sauce one. Both are just fine.
      “Let the buyer beware.” is the oldest rule in the book.

  13. So we have fakes here in Pa as well. However the ones that I’ve been getting recently have been very good! Like the article says “fake doesn’t mean bad”. Usually it means they’re garbage but the ones I’ve been getting have been very good quality.

  14. Fake TKOs in Ut also rover, golden gorilla and flavors. Basically no carts are legit. Dispensarys sell half Gs for more than you pay for a full G in an illegal state. Fake. Doesn’t mean they arent good. Find someone you trust who fills them but dont count on legit ones unless you see them made legit.

  15. Here in West Virginia and in the city of Fairmont. A guy is selling different TKO cartridges with flavors not being made directly from TKO. SEVENTY BUCKS AND ITS A FAKE. Why does someone want to hurt others with Fakes. The answer Money. Sad. Just a warning WV.

    • There are a lot of fakes in NC. All
      White and Black tips are fake. It should be a greyish-offwhite tip with a black ring under it. Then it should have “TKO Official” written on the underside of the cartridge. It’s 10-pack box should also come wrapped in UV holographic plastic that says “TKO” all over.

      • Reply to Alex on Sept. 17 –

        If you have ‘TKO Official’ on the bottom of the cartridge, it is FAKE.

        Also, TKO does not sell 10-pack boxes. On Ebay, you can buy empty boxes with the fake logo and fake flavors already printed on the box. They are made in China.

        Basically, anyone with a Zkittles, or Cookies, or Gushers, or Grand Daddy Purp, or Chemdawg, or Melonade – these are ALL fakes.

        Just because it has a cool label and comes in a nice box and a nice little tube does not mean it’s real.

  16. Just bought a fake Durban Poison TKO cart w black tip yesterday. Hit it twice, coughed at first but felt great high after, but then was fevery all night. Might just be allergies/illness, but the timing coincidence doesnt have me feeling great about hitting again w all this shit going on.

  17. Found some in ks! I have had them before never felt sick , great high. But still seconding guessing. Sadly I just bought one before reading this article. Any suggestion?

  18. I’m in Idaho and it turns out my TKO carts are fake too. For sure. I’ve been using them for a few months and I feel ok but who knows. This sucks cuz I JUST bought several more, and fronted for a friend too… great.

  19. So, after checking my cart…IT IS 100% FAKE TKO.
    However, does that necessarily mean its bad and/or lethal??
    It’s a dark golden color, very thick (it actually gets clogged if it sets too long) & it doesn’t run at all when it’s held upside down.
    I just HATE to throw these in the trash when they could be totally fine to vape. They do give a good high with only 4 hits.
    I gave $50 bucks for each cart & I bought 2.
    I also use the vape pen stick with a battery to smoke them.
    I figure if they’re the right color, a thick consistency & give a good high they must have the real stuff in them. Just fake labels.🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

  20. I am smoking the TKO Extracts that came in that white box with the black tips. They taste fine and have that golden color. They look legit but after reading this article and seeing these comments, I am starting to doubt them. I also bought them for like $30 bucks and the guy said they were legit. Who knows if he was lieing.

    • yes. i finally got with the times and bought myself a weed pen. twice ive gotten TKO cartridges and they look legit and get me stoned as fuck. its fake ?? I have blueberry diesel tko cart 1000 mgs with a black tip. it screws onto a device which i charge. is it fake?? im going to have to shatter an eye socket i guess

  21. The fakes are in the Nashville Tn area right now…. I always research before I buy a cart I’m not familiar with.. I’m not smoking the fake shit… that’s pointless……. point blank.. thank u for having our backs an letting us know what the real from the fake look like.

  22. My boy gets the Real TKOs from a supplier in Maine. The oil is thick and beautifully golden and gets me stoned after 2-3 rips. I love the TKO he gets. The have the black mouthpiece and TKO on the bottom part of cart not on the side.

  23. Just picked up a TKO cart, its gelato flavored. Black tip, has TKO engraved horizontally on the bottom part. My plug says they are legit, but after reading this, I am second guessing him.

  24. Is there anyone who can get this knock off TKO cartridges tested since there are plenty of us out there smoking them. If we have a little proof it could ease or minds and maybe get this company shut down? Sounds ridiculous since we’re buying illegal products but I think this is a serious enough issue.

    • There is no company just some asshole plugs that would sell anything to make a dollar I hope they choke on every dollar they make off these fakes

  25. Just happened to get my first and second TKOs from two different people consecutively. Noticed the new one didn’t have their logo on the cart, so I compared the vials they came in. Though the printed part was identical, I noticed the one with no logo’s vial was a little longer. LOL don’t know why I’m bothering to share this, but whatevs. I kind of assume most if not all carts are fake up here in Minneapolis, MN. I don’t wake up with coughing fits anymore after switching from plant smoking a year or so any more (all day regular user. 2-3 eights or 2 carts a week)

  26. So i have been feeling some pain and decided to check it out, not realizing TKO was a commonly faked brand. Not using them anymore but I’m kind of freaking out. Will time ride this out?

  27. So I got a white tip Tko cart (which apparently is fake) but it’s taken me literally 5 months to go through a cart just hitting it every now and then. Say there actually is the bad shit in it that’s giving all the people lung issues, I’m not smoking as much as them right?

  28. I have been using fake TKO carts for 6 months and didn’t know it, but I have had no issues. Does anyone know if the fake carts have vitamin e in them? I am trying to figure out what ingredients are in the carts I use.

  29. Honestly I’ve tried many brands fake or not I am unsure but recently I have had some of these side effects of fakes. Chest pains from my last Dank which was uncharacteristic from previous times. Had me shook. Woke up from a nap and immediately had chest pains that made me freeze and and gave extreme trouble breathing for a moment. The chest pains happened twice including the one mentioned. I now have a black market TKO with no issues but immediately disposed of my Dank product as it’s flavored and tasted like detergent or some sort. This TKO is good but is it worth it?

    • Oh damn, that ‘tasted like detergent’ bit resonated with me my dude, I have definitely gotten one of those Danks as well. I remember looking at it and thinking it tasted like laundry soap smells.

  30. Today’s news about cannabis oils being mixed with Vitamin E is seriously disturbing as lungs cannot process gunk- only gases. This recent testing explains these recent deaths and the tests are all found in cannabis carts, mostly from New York.( MA is right next door and its legal there). And vitamin E is not a gas when heated. Trying to find out anything about this as I’ve bought 7 TKO carts for $40 each in western MA, I’m sure they are fake but smooth and definitely do the trick. Anyone know if vitamin E is standard for plugs or any information would be helpful.

  31. So I bought one today and doesn’t have the ccell ca# or the K logo on the bottom? Does that mean it’s fake? I’ve always thought if it didn’t have those logos its fake

  32. I’ve only had Fake TKO carts for a little over 3 months now, and I loved them my plug was giving them to me for $20 a pop and had many flavors I actually stopped smoking regular bud all together, im 22, 5’10 154 pounds and never really get sick like its been years since I last got real sick, and I’m not 100% sure the fake carts caused it but at the end of the 3 months I had real bad chest pains, loss of breath, loss of appetite, nausea, vomitting, headaches and decided to go to the hospital after 3 days of it only getting worse and got diagnosed with Pneumonia for the first time in my life, so I guess moral of the story is not everyone reacts to these fakes the same way but you need to be careful with your health. Also side note i dont have asthma and always have had healthy lungs played football, and was on the wrestling team all 4 years of HS so just giving an example of what you can expect by taking the risk and vaping these fake carts.

    • All tko is a company that makes packaging an c-cell cartridges any oil inside any cart is gonna be a gamble as to where the person is out sourcing there oil from tko is just a cart drive an packing name just like dank vape all they own is the packing they all out source there oil either from private extractors or from large processing favilitys

      • Wrong. TKO products has a website, they only sell disposable pens now to prevent counterfeits, they are 100% a legit company selling actual edibles, vapes and such. But they only do business in Cali.

  33. My friend had banana kush cart’s outa that 10pk., 1st time we ever heard about this brand here in the bootheal of the dirty-southwest “NEW” Mexico,its legit!!!!

  34. With all this fake vape stuff going around it’s time to legalize everywhere it’s hella ridiculous that what’s legal in California can get you put in prison in Texas and put into an ICU in Wisconsin LEGALIZE NOW Vote for Bernie Sanders for President

  35. I get them here in Ohio for 30 a pop and they all seem to be really good quality but my plug is super legit and all his previous stuff came w some kiler oil that taste great even tho the hardware was “fake” I was getting cookies brand and Mario’s . He also had some actually Rove brand from Cali a long long time ago those were fu**ing amazing best cart by far and im almost 100% they were legit they came in the push out boxes w the stickers sealing them and they all had manufacturer dates batch # package dates and expiration dat s as well as full cannabinoid profile listing THC %/mg CBD%/mg and total can %/mg and nt wt. They were great but they went fast and haven’t seen any since u suspect because they can prolly be tracked fairly easy w all those numbers someone doesnt wana risk it what I concluded. There are also dankvapes and exotic carts I’ve also seen king pens and brass knuckles but they are all really bad and they oil always made me sick and have me terrible headaches esp the dank there were so many diffent danks arpund w diffent hardware and diffent lookin ccell logos w 3 digit numbers w white o rigs and huge ceneter tubes those were def the worst when u pour them out they only had a half gram in them total bs!!! the 4 digit ones were more legit w better quality oil but who really knows whats what any more… that’s my year and half exp withe vapes….

  36. In western mass. Fake TKO carts everywhere. That and Exotics something another. The Exotic ones are horrible it tastes like you blowing a bouquet. It’s so horrible. I brought it back to my plug and no. I then went to a different plug and was able to get a TKO for $35 of chemdawg I really liked it. Even though it was a fake TKO I do believe that the product was far superior for the price. Having a lot of medical conditions I’m very hyper sensitive to chemicals I didn’t have any problems with the chemdawg TKO carts. I would love to be able to score these for $20 each however the only connects that I got are between 30 to $40 each. The TKO run 35 to $40 each. The dispensaries are selling the one gram parts for $100 each.

    • i live in KY and get ‘fake’ tko carts all the time for 25 a pc and they are by far the best quality I’ve had, as far as oil and hardware goes, maybe I’m just lucky but they are really great in my opinion. No noticable side effect whatsoever aside from getting very high lol

  37. Look I understand the fakes can get you really high and you might not care if they are mixed with anything but the fact is that new study show huge cancer tumors on people from fake dab carts.

  38. Here in Ohio in the land of misfit carts,We get a little of everything we get Danks,Moonrocks,Cookies,Kingpens,and TKO’s maybe I’m a bit paranoid but I assume they’re all fake some are just better than others.Recently the TKO and Kingpen seemed to be of better quality than most. But I feel like it’s a gamble every time I pick a new one up of any brand.

  39. I have a king pen that I got it’s in a sealed box even has an expiration date printed on it is it real? Fancy packaging there’s a plastic tube inside the box the cart also has the correct printing on it as far as I know thanks

    • I bought 10 of these for $300 they were all just like you explained. Although the packaging is all legit, they still proved to be fakes. The carts were almost all already leaking before use. Also, the oil was VERY runny. Another sign that they were fake. I took one hit and started to feel a headache nearly 10 minutes after.

  40. I have encountered these fakes before. And I can 100% vouch that they are indeed fake and not even good ones. The cart took several and by several I mean like 5 hits to get even close to the level of high a king pen offers in 1 hit. Good thing I only paid $20 streetprice. Plugs out here fucking people selling carts for $60/70. Had poor taste that did not correspond with the flavor and left a chemical/bad taste in your throught and lungs. Didn’t even make me cough when I hit it till my battery light went off on preheat mode.

  41. Mass they are everywhere .. I prefer the TKO compared to others that are around. Taste like chemical sometimes which worries me of course..

  42. They say fake but I’m here to say bssss I feel like the “real ones” are a fake and a partner on that company expanded off and did his own this because it probaley his method and their money and changed the name a bit and stated a newly 💯% better TKO because the “fake ones” are the best damn cleanest most potent most amazing cart I’ve smoked and I’m far from a rookie def not my first rodeo and yeah but hey I donno shit lol I’m just high asf from
    The GDP indica “fake” cart 🤷‍♂️🤙🏼😎

  43. The real TKO vape cartridges use premium terpenes and are blended in cold-ethanol distillate, and they come in the form of simple slim black disposable pens, specifically CCELL disposable pens. They currently offer four flavors:

    Pineapple Express: A Sativa-heavy Hybrid that includes Myrcene, Alpha-Pinene, and Beta-Caryophyllene terpenes. It has a total of 86.53% THC and a total of 89.50% cannabinoids.

    Rich Gelato: It contains a total of 86.67% THC and a total of 91.06% cannabinoids.

    Northern Lights: It contains a total of 86.39% THC and a total of 91.44% cannabinoids.

    Rose Gold: It contains a total of 84.02% THC and a total of 89.49% cannabinoids.

  44. Just scored an OG Cookies for 40 around Dayton if it’s fake I’d like to see the real! Awesome long lasting buzz. Highly recommend

  45. I’ve spoken to someone who makes them. They are an east coast hardware company. As long as the plug uses good oil your fine. Snagged mine at 20 a pop.

  46. If they’re fake is there any concern that these may not be genuine thc? Is there a chance these could be mixed with anything else? Just got one from Philly, haven’t used it yet. A little paranoid now lol 👀

  47. Believe it or not the guy I’ve been buying from has these fake carts but I don’t get it if they are fake how do they still get me high? It’s so weird

  48. I only seen tko carts sold n the fake package. They are good but doesn’t last nearly as long as ginger dank or my fave WDC. I usually get a headache with some tko carts but they do get u lit.

  49. Tko are fake looking for good carts add despicabledabz on Instagram he has ogkrx from California they are way better tasting and less harsh then any “tko” I’ve had

  50. Lol just learned that the “fake” tko I’ve been getting are not the real thing well they’re better then any carts I’ve had and never even seen the disposable or heard about them till I clicked this link. Crazy how everyone I know knows of the 10 pack white boxes not the singular disposable

    • Too bad Ohio rocking right now, tko’s “real carts” ion know what this article about but fake carts don’t display pure distillate, they are real people, I’m gettin for 15 pop

      • *also in TX

        & in comparison to other stuff I’ve paid for here it’s worth it. I got sour tangie since I’m already familiar with it and it definitely tastes and feels like it. It’s a fake TKO. Before now was getting fake Cookies but the strain matched what they said as well & it was worth the price. (60/1 or 50 each for 2+).

  51. I have tried two different “fake ones” Biscotti, and lemon drop. There was an immediate red flag, by way of not having the potency labeled on it. I’ve only been to the dispensary once personally, when I visited Colorado. Every one I bought and or looked at had the percentages on each individual packaging. I’m not sure if that’s an accurate way to tell, but it seems like it should be required for a legit one. That being said, they were both very good products. A few of us had a smoke session over the course of a few days. We also had some of the “Dank” brand. Happy with both. Do you have info on that particular brand as well? Thanks

  52. Just dropped one off a saice cart for testing at mcr. Not my first drop off and they have always come back clean and high potency. No issues here.

  53. Just picked up cookies from a trusted conneck..50$ I’m in VA.. it is a little harsh but strong..I have what I consider to be a high tolerance as I only smoke concentrate, at least.5g a day, only get carts for work..will let u know how it goes

  54. Been smoking TKO for a while now. Am smoking forbidden fruit right now and I’ll tell you 3 hits in and I’m buzzing. The ones I get come from Mass at a dispensary. Look like the fake ones but I got at 2 different dispensaries. So if they are fake they are damn good. Have gotten for friends and they love them too. The oil is very light in color some even clear. Love them

  55. Lol 30$ a gram isn’t a bad price on oil that works like medicine. Plenty of people grow flower that is just as good as the dispensary and no ones calling that fake. And getting sick from smoking them sounds like K2 and withdraw from the chemicals so I wouldn’t advise buying them unless you know the source they are coming from. It’s all about making money. Simple so of course there’s always gonna be knock offs but it doesn’t mean it’s not good distillate that was being loaded into the carts.

  56. Yeah, I just ran across one. The oil isn’t dark, I can smell the potency as soon as I opened the canister. I’m not complaining as of yet.

    • Its all about your plug – if they are good, the fakes might be good!

      Still probably any of them wont be as good as tested legit CA stuff, but still better than nothing!

  57. Well well. Carts ade gone in cc. Tx. Dank spread fast and hard draining everyone $40-60 a cart. So now heres tko. Its 4 am and i just hit my pen 3 times for the 3rd time since 130 and im totally smashed and mh beautiful ole lady just crashed. The drive back from our plugs was smokey with 2 hits each and a laughing erotic all over the road kinda drive. So my comment since im broke and just bought a Benz and headed to colorado is why doesnt someone that has a little money to spare take these carts to a lab for testing and see if its legit? My cart sats 100% solvent free extra strength 1000mg jybrid blueberry diesel

    • MO as well, lmao $40. Sour tangie, and Candyland. It smells like a fake vape I have got from the same guy before. Don’t really need any more issues than what I have, but my guy trusts his. Scary.

  58. I’ve had a lot of “fakes” and they have the best oil outta any cart i have ever seen and/or tried, better than most i get at the dispensary in PA

  59. Jimmy what do you mean funny tasting one….
    Been using for a while and like but feel it’s at my health cost…
    This last one tast funny even a after taste…
    Thought it was just a good cart flavor but not sure…
    Any thoughts???

  60. I think I see a old cartridge (blueberry diesel) the bottom of the cart is engraved TKO in the metal. or I just seen a new fake one. lol

  61. I got fakes in Chicago area, and it has caused a lung infection. Be careful, this is not fun. Been to urgent care and ER, all tests negative, but causes flu like symptoms ( fever, chills, aches, no appetite) Heart rate stuck at 120bpm, resp rate 22 (avg 16). The one that did me over was cookies. I could tell while smoking it, it made my lungs hurt almost instantly and that night was instant flu symptoms. It has been 6 days and no light at the end of the tunnel yet, only worse.

  62. I just seen online where i can order these “fakes” from a medical dispensary 30 miles from my house. Quit spreading false information.

  63. Ive smoked about 10 of these fake ones, but still good product.Im in NC and there $50 bucks each!We were getting Dank brand but now tko is all thats around.

  64. Gone through at least 40 of these here in MA in the past year, no problems at all. Black tip, half g. Box of ten carts = 350

  65. Got hooked up for my birthday earlier this month with one of these “fakes” and let the guy recommend the flavor, ended up w mango gelato, got a hell of a deal on the full gram cart, partly cuZ I did play the “it’s my birthday” card, lol but either way, fake or real I’m very happy with my purchase and intend to get more when I’m done with this one!

  66. I’m vaping one of those “fakes” right now. Mango Gelato. We get “fakes” all the time. They’re always good though. This is the first TKO brand I’ve had. Definitely one of the “fakes”. I’m in NC, and I’m fucking stoned as fuck right now. We get multiple brands of “fakes”, and they’re probably better than what the guys in legal states get. I know they’re “fakes” because I look them up, just like I did with this one. I’ve noticed the black market tends to out do the legal market in most aspects. It almost worries me, if we ever legalize here, that we might lose quality in our products.

    • You have a very good supplier. I FINALLY got to try a fake TKO the other day. I had a Cannavative cart with me and we tested side by side. The Cannavative cart blew it away. It 100% just depends on your supplier when it comes to carts like this.

  67. I’ve smoked three out of the ten I bought in one of those boxes and I’ve had a fever for two weeks and the doctors don’t know why. Started after I finished the second one. Could be unrelated but wanted to share.

  68. That’s all I get is the “fake” ones here in MA. They look like the ones pictured above. Never had a weird tasting one, all seem to come with the same amount of oil and of good quality. Paying anywhere from as low as 20 all the way to 40 for a 1g cart

  69. I just bought a TKO Extracts cart an hour ago..Biscotti is the flavor/strain. After reading this I’m guessing I bought a fake 🤦🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️..

  70. I’m shocked this article is even still up. Admin, you’re a fucking idiot. TKO Extracts is a black market company that has existed for YEARS, back when these cali fucknuggets were just making brownies. They have 6000 followers on Instagram…East Coast tko has over 40,000, and that’s WITH getting deleted every few months. You don’t know shit. Get hip or go home, you fuckin square.

    • A question was submitted to them if they are a real cartridge or a hardware company and they blocked the account. Should there be a real brand, at this point most are fakes either way due to the amount of fake hardware out there. It should also be noted that they faked lab results from Bella Costa Labs, the TKO that has the more popular IG account.

      We will update the post to reflect that there may be a real company out there, but there are much more fakes out there than real no doubt. Even based on the variants in comments of people saying it is good or bad there is no consistency. Thanks for commenting.

  71. Keep coming across them in CT….$40 each, obviously there’s gonna be a markup from $25 since we arent legal yet. Comes in Forbidden Fruit, Cookies, Sour Diesel and Banana Kush. Taste’s good….just got yesterday. I had already read this before I purchased so I know the deal and hope for the best. Just went to MA dispensary and paid about $70 (tax incl) for .5 of “Lemon Ice” which looked 1/4 empty already and was almost empty in 3 days of very slow puffing, nothing crazy! Who wouldnt try $40 or $25 carts just for the chance they’re good….I’ve never gotten a “TKO cart” that had fake oil or a formaldehyde taste….seems to give a pretty good high…I just pray I’m not ingesting that will hurt me too bad. Is there a way to Post pics here?

  72. Texas $50 some taste okay, then you get the ones that taste like formaldehyde. Not good at all when you wasted that much money and can’t stand the taste.

  73. When they first started circulating they were disposable. If you’re buying them in states that aren’t legal and they’re disposable don’t worry they aren’t fake. 🤣🤣 Classic example of “you can’t believe everything you read”.

  74. Dank Vapes® business model is pure genius.
    Dank Vapes® isn’t interested in selling carts.
    The authentic Dank Vapes® empty boxes for packaging IS the product.
    That’s what they make their $$$ on.
    They’ve essentially become a brand recognized package manufacturing concern for counterfeit products inside

  75. I just purchased two in Florida that were CCell. So far no issues. Seems to be working for me just don’t know the percentage of thc I’m taking in

  76. hey glad i read this. this dude in Los angeles is selling grams carts for 25 and have thousands of them, they are definitely fake.

        • There’s no arguing… at least from us but people in the comments may. The purpose of the article is just to inform people it’s not a real brand and expect no consistency. Basically it’s just hardware but some people still think there will be some consistency to the brand. They find this post and then they know there is not, it is only the plug that may or may not be consistent.

          • The reason that people think this is because they believe anything they buy in some Mass. dispensary must be real. Well it ain’t folks.

        • Because the fakes make people sick. There are multiple replies in this thread with people having health problems from them. Including me. I don’t smoke anything- no cigs, no flower.. I tried cookies a week ago and instantly my lungs were very painful and flu symptoms. Fever for a week, and been to the ER. Doctors can’t find anything wrong with me either, just treating symptoms..

          That is why this argument is very valid.

  77. There is a solid line of fakes out there sometimes it’s just takes a good chef and you have a good product regardless of the name on the box or the address it was made

  78. $25/1g in Massachusetts, here… And I have no complaints on the price or the quality. I am also not a patient, and have been relatively haphazard for most of my life in terms of what I ingest.
    Also, for what it’s worth, I’ve never had an issue with any of the hardware, ever. Smooth hits til the last drop.
    I’ll pay $25 til I’m not happy with the product.

  79. Hi i’m having a bad experience with my cartridge it won’t burn I’ve tried different batteries I don’t know what to do it’s working I don’t have the receipt anymore so I can’t take it back and I really use it for my pain in my back

  80. Fakes in nc foothills too but ive not hqd any probs outta mine. My plug was up front about it. I’ve enjoyed the high from these and will continue to buy.

  81. Yo,

    I’ve had a bunch of what I GUESS are fake tko carts.. lemontree, skittles, etc.. but the best BY FAR has been the Lime OG cart. It has almost a psychedelic type high, similar to what strawberry cough or sensei star would give me from a huge bong RIP when my tolerance was much lower.. this is the ONLY cart that gives me this effect, which makes me wonder, what’s so different about it? I’ve also bought plenty of dispensary ones (apex) and honestly, the (fake I guess) TKO Lime OG is the best i think I’ve ever had.

    Anyone else have this experience?

    • Just to add… I have extensive psychedelic experience.. I’m positive I’d be able to tell if there were something “else” in there, I just can’t understand how something that’s “fake” could be so much better than the real ones… it is hard on the lungs though… which makes me nervous for sure, also. In Boston.

      • The fake just means it’s a counterfeit of the original brand, TKO Extracts. It is very likely the plug you get it from puts quality THC oil in it and if so, the “TKO” part is just really the hardware. However, I would bet most of the fake TKO’s out there are probably not that great, and none of them are going to be as good as the original which does lab tests etc.

  82. I have been doing what they are calling fakes for months now, some flavors are good others not so much but all have been very good and only had one cell fail. BTW I don’t actually think “fake “is correct I believe there are just two companies using same name, is it a rip off? probably but if it’s good product who cares. Oh and first plug was charging 40 now I get for 30.

    • We thought that at first but following up further… it is a fake. There’s no central processing for the other TKO company and you can tell they even ripped off the logo. Even if there was a small TKO company, if it’s not a disposable you will be running into fakes.

      Also a bit telling, there is no pictures of anything related to extract production on their IG, which is their only official anything.

  83. Only tko fake i ever got was fake af like prob had no thc maybe 10%. Same for a monopoly igot fucker sucked and just made me a bit paranoid and anxious or maybe that was because i wasnt actually getting my daily dose of thc for 4 or 5 days before i gripped some fire now im sitting here blazed like damm was i just smoking honey for 5 days

  84. Yall watch out i smoked a fake tko and i was tripping . i been smoking for years and ik when its not weed . I been doing research and it could’ve had k2 or a lil pcp . I could’ve over dosed y’all stay safe, shit ain’t no joke


  86. I am purchasing Durban poison tomorrow. TKO says 100% Solvent Free..Premium Distillate. Are these fake? I noticed several to a box

    • The fakes are all over DHgate. If there ever was any small company using that packaging it is 100x overdone by the fakes. Also you will notice they stole the logo from the original TKO. There’s only one TKO in CA. Post a link to the real brand then. All you will find is an IG that just posts hardware and nothing about making oil. You the dweeb son.

      • Thats what you get for buying a 1g for 25… ik this kid in quincy selling them for 25 and hes a pretty well known scumbag and scammer, i saw him post a pic of all his carts and he has 2 different sherbert tko carts, everything is the same but the color of the packaging, some orange, some yellow-i dont trust anyone that isnt my boy or my friends boy

  87. Fakes in Long Island. I’ve tried the TKO Candyland, Gelato, and Cookies. All very potent and probably the strongest carts I’ve tried.

  88. Fake ones here Obx NC their complete shit and taste like straight pine sol everyone’s got them they suck asssss but “they’ve got all the exotic flavors” 😂😂😂 I’m so glad I found this forum so now I can screenshot it and sent it to anyone who tries to tell me they got TKO cuz for a while now all I can say is I don’t fucking want anyyyy TKO lol

    • You got a shitty source filling em up. This forum is hilarious. Only a few truly understand how the game works. Bad actors and good actors, you got to know good actors to get good product real or fake whatever that means!!!!

  89. It’s always the fake ones I buy here in Charleston SC, I usually hit the pen for around 3 to 5 seconds , taste decent and cheap. I like it better than the flowers that sale around here. Would like to get the real ones and see whats the difference.
    Jetty carts are the best carts I’ve tried so far here in Chuck town. That was about 3 years ago. Would love to get my hands on some more jetty.

    But all in all for $30 1 cart usually last under 2 weeks solo not that bad. I can buy $30 of flowers and it’s gone in under 30 minutes so it could be worse. But I will stick to the fake pens until I come across a plug with more legitimate products.

  90. my guy got a batch or two of these here in chicago. I didn’t think it was terrible. This wasn’t the only fake floating around… saw some guy advertising his amerijuana carts. turns out they were fakes. Ready for Illinois legalization 2020 🤗

  91. “fakes” with white tips in Texas for about $35 a cart. For “fake” carts, they sure are damn good. At least as good as anything I tried in CO…

  92. Got 3 for $120 here in buffalo ny., sour diesel is the only one I have tried so far and I was very stoned, no headaches, and it tasted great

  93. I have a tko extract Durban poison rn and it does not have a pleasant taste compared to other carts I’ve had .

      • Not true, I buy carts from dispensary and I have 1 battery. They sell both disposable and just the cart. Maybe the real TKO only sells disposable but every dispensary I’ve been to in mass sells both. My daughter buys the fake tko because it’s cheaper. They work but taste like chemical unlike the good ones that taste like the bud.

        • Then that dispensary might be selling all fakes because TKO is only a CA company, but it’s also possible they are buying TKO hardware online and filling it up with good oil.

          Could you link to that store we would like to check it out further and verify

          Thanks for commenting!

      • Hey Admin …. you’re full of it dude. You have NO idea what you are talking about. Once again people … the TKO carts are an east coast company/brand and NOT a Calif. company. Just like Smart Carts, this is nothing more than an underground brand that found a niche and took off out east. Nothing more…. nothing less. There are no “real” TKO’s. Are the real ones coming with test results? Verifiable? No ….

        PS: I’m referring to the carts not the disposables.

        • The amount of fakes is astronimical. If there was a brand making them, at this point they are heavily outnumbered by the fakes so it really does not matter. If you get a TKO cart, 99% chance it is not from whatever brand you are referring to.

  94. I guess I had two fake tko carts but I got high as hell off them. I had cookies and og kush. Didn’t last very long tho only a few days.

  95. I am smoking what now appears to be a Fake cart from Mass. I have sativa and indica and have used these carts for the last 3 month. They came from a dispensary. The smoke seems to be great, each does what its supposed to except I get headaches in the morning. How do I find out what I’ve been smoking?

    • Can you tell me what yours cost? I always pay the same for the white tipped carts. They are inexpensive imho. My sister lives in CT and the prices there are criminal.

  96. I am not saying this is the case, but a lot of companies also push carts to illegal states. I have multiple friends who are reps for legitimate companies in Cali that send them in mass quantities to people in illegal states to sell. They tend to be “dirty” carts that they don’t want that affecting their reputation so they ship them off because they don’t want to waste product.

    • LOL .. “they don’t want to affect their reputation” but they’re willing to jeopardize their entire existence by sending their brand out of state? Yeah that makes a ton of sense. If they are doing that … they are doing it under a different brand. Finally …..companies out here in Calif. are not filling and packing up a ton of carts and then come to find out they are dirty and have to dump them. That shit involving testing is done WAY before they ever get into a cartridge.

  97. I get drug tested monthly. Nothing bad in the ‘fake’ carts im getting luckily.100000% better than any dispensary cart ive gotten anywhere on earth. KNOW YOUR SOURCE

    • I get drug tested every two weeks and after using these for one day and having nothing else for days, he claimed my THC levels were 1200 when they’re usually 200-300.

  98. I got TKO fakes today Zkittklez 45$ a gram cart and I been vaping 84% med Shatter lately and I’m bakes on four hits

  99. Just got TKO Orange Tangie in Rhode Island. My plug has Massachusetts ties very close to where the other commenters are from. Paid $50 for mine and it’s better than the Dank, Supremes and others I usually get.

    • I bought some of these by accident in NH.
      I got a massive headache so I looked it up and found this.
      Let me tell you though, I get drug tested at pain management and after using these fakes for one day he claims my THC levels were 1200 when they’re usually 200-300. So the ones in NH, from Maine, are pretty damn strong.

  100. Just got some from cali (candyland) taste great but nothing to them no potentcy. Barley makes me caugh. i hit this 10 times to my kingpen once & the king is “king” im in NJ fYI

  101. This review is two separate companies. Neither of them are fake they both just use the same name. Gotta do some homework guys.

      • We searched everywhere and even contacted the “other TKO” They have no registration anywhere. Talked with the original TKO and these are in fact fakes of their products.

        It’s more of a “hardware brand” at this point but there is no central processing for TKO extracts besides the official company in California that only produces disposables. They stopped making regular carts.

        You also will notice there is no pictures of any facilities for the fake TKO brand that is on instagram, because they don’t have one. They are just making hardware and reselling it. If the plug has good oil it still might be good though.

        These are no different than Eureka Vapor, a real brand in CA and a copy everywhere else.

        • The TKO brand you’re referring to is an East coast company, and they’ve been around for at LEAST five years. Just because somethings black market doesn’t mean it’s fake.

          • Correct about it being an East Coast company/brand. They’ve NEVER sold a cartridge in a dispensary in California…..NEVER. No idea about the disposables though. Looks like a company in Calif. just basically ripped off the name and rolled at some disposables. Clever enough to fool even “Bert Blaze”

          • It doesn’t even matter when there are so many fakes. Odds are whatever it is it’s a fake at this point.

  102. Another thing to worry about is the fakes using distillate that has been cut with glue. The glue when emulsified with distillate thickens it up and adds weight for higher profits. Another reason to ONLY buy licensed, tested product. Consumers are protected by law against poison additives in states that have legalized and legislated testing for licensed products.

  103. I get the fakes out here in vermont even though they may be bootleg. I have no complaints its still high quality oil every time.

    • Yeah i get them all the time and yeah i didnt think they were fake but great oil everytime and who know just becouse they have the same names which lots of places don’t mean its fake its a different logo same name but never heard of shitty product from these carts

    • No way is it high quality oil bro! When you’ve tried a good real one from a reputable med dispensary, then you’ll know how fake they are after the fist taste/puff! Klad4822@gmail. We’ll go to a dispensary Amy time ur in mass. Peace

  104. They have been around for over a year or so. They have an Instagram and actually consistently beat out all the other fakes I’ve tested. The 20 flavors are pretty true to the strain profile when compared to the same flower head to head on a few occasions. Some people are paying up to $100 for the fake tko in this report, the ones I tried were in the $50-60 range. I sure would like to try out a real disposable but I don’t like the idea of throwing batteries in the trash every few days or so. It’s like rap, the new rapper says the best rappers name to get recognition and fighting Toto get in the game. To find the real ones I suppose I’ll need to visit a Cali dispensary but that’s difficult when you have seizures, fibromyalgia and other debilitating chronic health conditions.

    • Good point the disposables. We do hit them as some have great oil but it is kind of a shame to throw away an entire battery each time, especially when they could use a cheap stick battery and it would cost not that much more but be better for the environment.


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