Runtz bags are fake in the sense that anything could be in the packaging. There is a Runtz brand of flower that comes in glass jars by Cookies. An example of the real Runtz flower can be found here. If you are not getting Runtz from a legit dispensary, it’s probably fake.

The fake packaging is made in China and shipped to anyone who buys it. However, if your cannabis supplier puts good flowers in it, it might be a good product.

Black market cartridges, black market brands, and even black market stores are selling all kinds of illegal products.. Of course, we know better. Cannabis prohibition is slowly going away. It is an inevitable outcome now.

Bootleg Runtz bags are everywhere

Runtz became the top strain that the black market pushes. Just about anywhere you go on social media is a Runtz riot.

Runtz on Twitter

Runtz bags on Twitter

Runtz cans on Twitter

And then even there people are wising up already…

Runtz bags for sale

Why yes, you can buy Runtz baggies just about anywhere. Here they are on Amazon:

Runtz bags on Amazon

Here they are on eBay:

Runtz bags on eBay

The obligatory listing on Alibaba and DHGate:

Runtz bags on Alibaba

Runtz bags on DHGate

So we all now know that buying flowers in a baggie doesn’t legitimize it.

Obviously, we don’t have nearly the issues with a misrepresented brand of nugs that we do with oil cartridges. No matter what, there is definitely a flower in that bag or there is not, and generations of experienced stoners know a nug when they see one. There’s still no guarantee of quality, testing for pesticides, or even what strain you’re getting beyond the sniff test. But on the whole, you’re no worse off buying weed this way than you were buying it in anonymous clear plastic baggies last century.

But you’re no better off, either.

Again: Clear copyright violation = black market company

As we pointed in the Runtz carts post, neither Nestlé (owners of both Runts candies and the Willy Wonka candy brand) nor Paramount Pictures (distributors of the original 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) nor the estate of Roald Dahl (the author of the character) would have signed off on this branding.

Runtz, so far as we’ve seen is a strain. Counterfeit Runtz packaging is the creation of black market package wholesalers, in exactly the same way as Dank vapes. And if there’s at least some flimsy support for a specific Runtz strain of cannabis, we have so far uncovered none for any of the color variants.

pink Runtz bag

white Runtz can

Oh, by the way, that pink Runtz package there? Despite the pink ribbon, we’re pretty sure no percentage of your purchase goes towards finding a cure for breast cancer.

What’s the silliest piece of Runtz branding you’re seen?

What are your thoughts on Runtz packaging and the Runtz meme? Comment below or in our forum.



  1. Lmao Runtz is a legal California brand under the cookies umbrella. Started. Promoted/ owned by a rapper and a white dude. They’re strains are grown by multiple legal grows, formally cannatique farms, headstash cultivators, the fire society, Humboldt exotics etc. yea they are the most counterfeited mylar bags, because they’re the first big brand to brand a strain like that. Do you research, and stop talking out of your ass if you’re gonna take the time to write a whole article

    • Thanks for commenting! Admin updated the post, which was more focused on the bags. For the bags, not the jars, do you know of any images that are of real Runtz? As far as we could tell all the bags are still fake

      • there are dozens if not hundreds of people stamped by the runtz crew in almost every major city in the US with legit runtz flavors in mylar bags. Soooo many cali brands are notorious for having packs get out to the non-legal market and of course all these chinese companies are gonna counterfeit all the most hot brands by the fuckload, but just because china makes fake gucci bags doesn’t mean every gucci bag thats not in a gucci store is fake. you really don’t know what you’re talking about with this one

  2. Get a good laugh every time posts their bag of Runtz to Reddit. People in the UK think their dealer gets this from a real California dispensary or something!


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