In vape cartridges, what’s the difference between a fake brand and a street brand? A fake brand is packaging only, manufactured in China most often, sold as empty cartridges to customers in the states. Said customers then are free to fill them with whatever ingredients they please and sell them on the black market. Could be fire, could be boof, could be anything.

A street brand is like an “indie” company. They’re not counterfeit, although they can easily be copied if they become popular enough. They’re an unlicensed black market / bootleg brand produced by one small operation, so there may be some consistency depending on how conscientious the operators are. There’s still no guarantee of quality nor the protection of a company which has to answer to government standards.

Which brings us to today’s vape cartridge story…

Sky High Originals is a street brand

We do see a lot of people in vape forums asking about them.

Sky High Originals

They’re not hard to piece together. Their biggest web presence is on Instagram, under the #skyhighogg tag. They also had a Facebook under the same tag, but that appears to have been of no use because it’s down now. The other thing to know about Sky High Originals is that they were running out of a delivery service in Pomona, California, which is now taken down off WeedMaps for being itself unlicensed. Note the same logo. The Pomona location concurs with this Reddit report of sightings of the cartridges floating around the San Gabriel valley in California, right about where Pomona is.

Sky High Originals

And that’s pretty much everything there is to find out about Sky High Originals.

Sky High Originals

Sky High Originals is not to be confused with Sky High Concentrates

Sky High Concentrates is a company making primarily edibles in Colorado. The hand-writing font logo is similar, and indeed even S.H. Concentrates talks about distillate and cartridges on their site, but nothing seems to be implemented yet except the edibles. Note the below logo comparison:

Sky High Concentrates has a similar logo

Nice one, guys! You had us going for a minute there! Considering each company pops up in the other’s searches on Google, somebody might want to think about switching names, and it’s probably not going to be the licensed edibles company in Colorado.

Of course, a street brand is just as unregulated as a fake brand

We’re not saying this shoestring operation is necessarily bad, that’s up to your own judgment. In fact, we’re not here to call anybody anything, we just help the public make informed, safe purchasing and consumption decisions and send everybody on their merry way. With a local street brand like these, it comes down to the reputation of the producers and whether you trust them to observe safety standards.

A street brand might even try to go legit later. We hear rumors about this happening once in a blue. Some even go out and get lab tested, and if anybody finds a Sky High originals test for metals, pesticides, and other nastiness, we’re all ears!

The minute that black market counterfeits of this brand start to pop up, however, all bets are officially off.

See? We try to be nice once in awhile.

Feel free to share your experiences with Sky High Originals!

Tell us what you think in the comments below or in the handy-dandy forums.



  1. They were by far the most potent and yet smoothest carts I have tried. All other carts seemed to be hard on my lungs but these babies are just as smooth going down as the flavors are tasty. Wish I could find them again

  2. They were by far the most potent and yet smoothest carts I have tried. All other carts seemed to be hard on my lungs but these babies are just as smooth going down as the flavors are tasty. Wish I could find them again

  3. God you guys are dumb. Skyhigh has amazing carts, there have been so many fake people posing as skyhigh. You need to get their phone number and deliver for local delivery In LA. Anyone trying to ship is a fake. They do have shipping at one point, but you need to make sure you’re using the right one. This whole article is stupid af

    • If you charged it and tried different carts on it it might be bad. You may want to try cleaning out the contact area where the bottom of the cart touches with a qtip and rubbing alcohol and also clean the bottom connection portion of the cart as well then try it again.

  4. I’ve tried many carts but never felt like I was feeling it Mr. Crabs like I do with flower. I tried the sky-high Skywalker and fell in love. Strongest cart I’ve ever used.

  5. My 15 yo daughter was using a Sky High Pen and a cart she bought off a plug on IG. (same packaging as this.) She is young & inexperienced and thank GOD she did this while I was home. She started falling over and slurring her words. I had to catch her and lay her on the floor where she completely lost consciousness, had what appeared to be a mini-seizure. These fakes are dangerous. Please know what and where you are buying stuff from. I am an old school pothead in my 40s. I know it’s not trendy but f@ck I wish you kids would smoke flowers, they will never kill you.

    • That’s awful to hear hope at least now she has recovered well. We’re getting some comments that people think spice is in their carts, and that makes sense based on these types of reactions.

  6. These are amazing, flavors like black mamba and blue dream have been excellent. I have a stiizy that has been gathering dust cause the sky highs are just better in my opinion.

  7. Skyhighog are thieves. They took my order they took my money and they have not delivered in 3 days now or are placed on May 14th. I have been using their cartridges now for the past year and all of the sudden they’re stealing from not only me but I have talked to other customers. Until they resolve this issue with me I would stay the hell away from this company.

    • Same dude. is a straight up fucking scam. They’re really good scammers too. After losing out on about 200, I only then thought to search the cashtag I paid in quotes. Same cunt (cashtag: $sicakingg) ran a fake pitbull puppy website, and I found this out from a review of that page on a scam alert site. Everyone should stay far the fuck away from that site.

  8. Sky High is the only brand available in my town in Indiana. I’ve tried their vapes and pre-rolls and definitely enjoy them. I’ve used them for about 2 years now.

  9. These made their way all the way to Wisconsin last fall but only made a showing once. They definitely whacked harder than most black market carts.


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