Lion’s Breath has been a vape cart brand drifting around in the background of the vape community. We can’t find any verification that such a brand exists now, and dubious claims to it ever having existed.

Lion’s Breath doesn’t appear to have any contact info

No official website (Now a BLANK website), no contact info, and no apparent social media. The whereabouts of this company or whom might be in charge of it are a complete mystery.

UPDATE: 12/05/19 – Thanks to some comments pointing us in new directions, we did get a couple more leads as to whom the owner of this brand may be. That happens around here one in a hundred times maybe. However, see the update below, because we’re nowhere close to confirming a legit brand here.

Yet the cartridges keep showing up

A Reddit post from a year ago is our first clue, where somebody asks about Lion’s Breath cartridge safety. Two very interesting things here. First, the Instagram link the inquirer posts is now a dead link. Second, the top reply is from someone saying they’re affiliated with “the Lions Breath company,” and answers some of the concerns. We’ve reached out to that poster and have so far not received a response.

That Reddit poster goes on to say “We’ve only done a soft release of about 15k carts with a temporary label.” This could be a sign that at one point this was a real brand? In any case, there doesn’t seem to be a Lion’s Breath brand now, so how do we explain these boof retailers selling cartridges right now?

Lion's Breath retail

Lion's Breath retail

Lion's Breath retail

Reddit posters ask about them now and again: “Fake or real?? It’s a lions breath and I’m from an illegal state,” “Lions Breath,” “What you guys know about lions breath?” These are all from the past 25 days as of this writing. Therefore we know they’re making it out to the street presently.

This YouTube poster seems equally skeptical:

As he points out, there’s no empty carts under this brand for sale on Alibaba or DHGate. Those are indeed the “usual suspects” for black market and counterfeit vape cart brands, but we have noticed misses for those two sites with a couple other brands lately. Maybe there’s other ways empty carts are getting into the country now that so much media attention is focused on them.

Update 2/17/2020: New packaging for Lion’s Breath pops up. Apparently every street brand is going to use QR codes now. As we mention elsewhere here, the URL “lionsbreathofficial.com” leads to a BLANK 404. If a company can’t afford the $3 a month to Go-Daddy to keep a one-page “yes we exist” site going, God knows what they’re putting in your lungs. On the other hand, why go to all the trouble of misleading people? Because it isn’t enough to send you to the hospital, they also want to make your final hours frustrated and outraged, that’s why!

Lion’s Breath: Are any of these you?

Now, we did run across an apparent weed strain called “Lion’s Breath,” at this seed-finder website in the EU. That being said, a website from the Jurassic era being the only reference doesn’t make for a huge vote of confidence. The strain is claimed by one “Bean Boyz Genetics.” When we went looking for them, we find a Facebook page. And on there, we find this story posted by the official account telling a heart-tugging story about somebody’s time in prison…

Bean Boyz Genetics prison story

So maybe we can call that trail cold for now.

The obligatory Instagram hashtag seems pretty darn confused. There’s also a Yoga pose called “Lion’s Breath.” The Instagram tag shows a mix of fake cart brands (hello again, Dank!), yoga, and actual lions. One thing there is not is any sign of a company making a vape cartridge called “Lion’s Breath.”

Other ghost leads:

  •  One Reddit post from a year ago showed an Instagram account for Lion’s Breath, now defunct.
  • There’s a #lionsbreathofficial on Twitter, no posts.
  • Commenter here directed us to SnapChat: We tried the search for all of “lion’s breath,” “lionsbreath,” and “lionsbreathofficial.” Nothing found, not even a lion’s sigh or a lion’s hiccup. We’ll grant, we’re not SnapChat experts, but the ephemeral nature of content on the platform makes it a poor choice for being the sole official channel of a purported company anyway.

Finally, there is a Facebook account for @LionsBreathProduction, and it even talks about producing “juice,” so for once we thought we’d finally tracked down a source. Except the photo does not show anything remotely like this packaging, and nothing like these cartridges is mentioned on the site. For all we know, they could be the source anyway.

UPDATE: 12/05/19

“This just in:” We have been given a new lead to a possible (?) owner of this brand, but all this did was thicken the proverbial plot.

To start with, here is the Instagram account @lionsbreathofficialrep, who posts actual lab test results for pesticides on a Lion’s Breath cartridge. The test is from Infinite Chemical Analysis Labs and we even called to verify that this test was legit. The same account also posts an Instagram slideshow for a test done this time with Encore labs, on a separate Lion’s Breath cartridge.

So far, so good. The only problem is that there’s no NAME or ADDRESS on the test pages for the party who requested the test. The Encore test page even has a line where it looks like the address was, but it’s been removed, leaving only “,CA 90036.”

Who brought them in?

We know the cartridges didn’t walk in the door by themselves.

Both Infinite Chemical and Encore are located in Southern California, so we can probably peg the party behind Lion’s Breath as somebody in California. The zip code 90036 checks out as central L.A.

Furthermore, recall back when we did this post there was an Instagram account which was closed by the time we found it. Now we found out about this new account, and we found two more. One is stamped on the Encore labs test pages, @lionsbreathofficialaccount. A different account from “officialrep,” maybe they’re related. That account is set to private. We also found @worldwidelionsbreath, a blank Instagram account with no posts. But still using the Lion’s Breath logo.

We’re guessing this is either a street brand or a company trying to go legit as soon as they get the paperwork filed, but the fact that we have people already buying these carts from somebody out there tends to knock the credibility for a company trying to go legit.

Our troubles begin when we have a street brand launched and already selling product, unregistered and unlicensed, which is then free to be claimed by anyone out there. You, me, or anyone could pick up a Lions Breath cartridge and fill it with Slurpee from a 7-Eleven machine and take it to a lab for testing, but that doesn’t mean anything to anyone who’s smoked one. Counting our first round of investigation and now our prying into these new details –

  • four Instagram accounts
  • the guy on Reddit who claimed to be a rep
  • the person who claimed the brand on Snapchat
  • the Twitter channel
  • the Facebook account which may or may not be related.

That is seven, maybe eight claimants to the Lion’s Breath brand – with no address, no license, no LLC, no website, no name…

Hello, anybody know who Lion’s Breath is?

If you’d like to join our search for the missing company behind this brand, you may enlist in the comments below or on our cozy forums.

17 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve been smoking lions for some months now and I was very paranoid around September and October so I did a lot of digging to see if they were safe. I eventually gave up and just kept smoking them despite what the media was saying and I still am. The media seems to be dying down on all the anti-vaping propaganda. Honestly with my experience EVERYWHERE you look online wondering if they are safe will NOT prove that they are. Majority of the information will either be for or against them. They recently changed their packaging completely and now allows you to scan a QR code, once you scan it, it pulls up the exact strain with the test results aswell as the batch ID, packaging date, and thc/cbd info. I believe that Lions do sell real quality carts but they are stuck in the long process of being approved as they seem to be getting closer. Just don’t waste your time on reddit and smoke tree if you are paranoid about it.

  2. I have been buying Lion’s Breath for almost a year now and they just completely redid the packaging. It contains a batch ID, the packaged date, total cann %, 8-thc%, 9-thc % and the cbd %. There is also a scan code and a website of lionsbreathofficial.com

  3. Becoming licensed is very very expensive. Some companies have deep pocketed investors but for others it is more challenging to raise the necessary funds.

    So what is a company to do? It must produce a top quality product (in their state of the art LA facility), sell it through back channels and thereby raise the necessary capital needed to go legit. LionsBreath is such a company. The process to becoming “legit” is long, arduous and expensive.

    For obvious safety reasons publicizing an owners name or address is silly which would explain your difficulty in reaching them.

    Are they a clean and pure product? Yes and to prove it they published the lab test results that you confirmed are legit. Are there fake LionsBreath carts on the market? There have been 1 or 2 unsubstantiated rumors to this effect but to date there is no proof of this.

    Your readers should be aware that knockoffs generally use knockoff C-Cells and the difference should be easily apparent.

    On another note, the lab results show that LionsBreath is clearly unique in that no other company has the same D8 to D9 ratio, this is one of the things that sets them apart from all other carts on the market today (as anyone who has tried them will attest to).

    LionsBreath cannot contact you and prove they are a legit company if by definition, at this time, they are what could be called a “street company”. Albeit a top shelf quality product.

    • Thanks for the comment! It’s good they are making good products out there and to hear they are making something good even if they are a street brand. Basically anything without licensing would be labeled a street brand, some of them have even reviewed well here like Space Vape.

      So you are saying that Lions Breath also is being faked? Where does someone order legit ones?

  4. they are all over the new york blackmarket. However, i cannot find empty ones wholesale online which you can with blackmarket brands like smartcart, rove, dankvapes, etc

  5. I purchased dank vapes from someone for over a year even had dankwoods cigars available. About 3 months ago had started offering loins breath. I guess im going to have to try them lol
    from the pictures i see her and he sends me the cartridge and color of oil looks like the same as the dank vapes i already get. thats why i haven’t tried them yet. I assume same cartridge and oil different package.

  6. “False & fake information. Lions Breath faked all their tests by buying Kurvana/Select Elite carts from a legal licensed dispensary, extracted the oil, then sent that in for testing. Which came out clean obviously.

    Their carts are heavily cut with Mr. Extractor Vitamin E thickening agent also known as ‘The Cut’

    They also use Mr. Extractors terpene profiles along with Mass Terpenes.

    Source: Used to heavily buy these carts in the past, built up a friendship with the makers (they are located in California, & Long Island NYC) at a price of $10/g.”

    https://www.reddit.com/r/trees/comments/d0hq4j/lions_breath_carts_do_they_contain_vitamin_e/

  7. Lionsbreath is clean. I’ve seen the tests myself. However there are imposters out there so just know who/where you are getting your lionsbreath from

  8. I dose weekly at a Methadone Clinic and I’m allowed to smoke marijuana I also get random drug screens once a month and picked on a random day I myself smoke my lions breath carts daily and when I have a drug screen every month I fail for THC

    • So the carts more likely than not are filled with THC. The point is Lions Breath is not a real brand of oil, it’s just a packaging. So a supplier is buying Lions Breath packaging and putting their oil in it. It could be good or could be bad. What’s not tested is heavy metals. Really those same plugs could use quality hardware instead but it would not have the brand name.

  9. Lionsbreath does have a social media account & if you’d like to chat with the LB team, check out @Lions Breath on Snapchat. Supposedly they’re working towards licensing. All Ik is LB puts out the best carts (stronger than a lot of licensed gear) extremely potent & they’re Strain specific. Hit them up! ✌🏻

    • It’s uncertain, but based on the fact that before CA was heavily tested tons of pesticides were found in carts, I would not doubt it

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