In our continuing series on the fake cartridge epidemic, today we’ll have a look at Cali Carts.

Cali Carts?

These follow the same methods as other fake carts. The packaging is shipped from China to states in the US where cannabis isn’t legalized yet. In the case of Cali Carts, they’re showing up all over California in the Bay area and L.A.. Even though recreational cannabis is legal there, the carts are going for much cheaper than the legitimate market.

In the case of this company, the original name seems to come from Cali Plug. They call themselves a “premiere social lifestyle brand” (huh?). They don’t appear to distribute cannabis, THC, or CBD products of any kind. They have a “merch” category on their site that seems to be empty for now. As far as we can tell, they hold events of some sort.

Apparently the name of this “brand” is lifted from there. Here’s one example of a “Cali Cart” package found in the wild on Reddit:

Cali Cart psychedelic packaging

As is typical for fake cartridges, the more outrageous the packaging, the more likely it’s fake. But notice that they did lift the same “Cali” logo from Cali Plug. The packaging is all over the place. There’s this style, more conservative designs, and everything in between.

Cali branded cart

Cali Carts have been spotted with the following flavors:

  • Birthday Cake
  • Zkittles
  • Trix
  • Lemon Pound Cake
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Gelato
  • Cookie Punch
  • Slushy
  • Cookies
  • Nerdz

This is another red flag. Trix is a registered brand name of General Mills. Fruity Pebbles is a registered brand name of Post Foods. It’s obviously a stretch to imagine either one of those companies licensed their brands to THC products.

Finally, here’s a big red flag:

Legitimate packaging comes with certifications and marks of commercial dispensary disclaimers.

legitimate cartridge packaging example

another legitimate cartridge packaging example

There’s a batch number, a manufacture date, a contact phone number, potency tests, and so on. This is the mark of a company distributing through a dispensary. It’s a regulated system, as far as possible.

Cali packaging for sale…

As for the Cali packaging, here it is for sale on Alibaba:

Cali branded packaging for sale on Alibaba

Here’s much more packaging on DHGate:

Cali branded packaging on DHGate

Which means anybody could be obtaining the packaging for pennies per unit, filling them up with whatever they have laying around, and selling it. There might even be legitimate cannabis involved somewhere in the process, sometimes, but it’s all a gamble.

In our standard closing moral: The only way to be sure you’re getting legitimate product is to buy from the dispensary or the manufacturer, which will only be available in a legal state.

Is Cali Plug listening?

Several reviewers report attempting to contact this Cali Plug company to find out if they know about this. So far nobody seems to answer. If anybody has more information on either Cali Plug or these cartridges and where they’re coming from, help us help everyone with your tip in the comments below.


  1. I’ve been adding more plugs on my Snapchat, and most of them have Cali carts so that’s why I’ve been trying to research if it’s legit or not, because the thing that caught my eye is it doesn’t have the red thc logo like everything else does, it’s like a white triangle with a weed symbol and something else in it, and then under it says CA. None of the plugs that have them post reviews like other customers do, so that’s gotten me sus too. The comments seem somewhat helpful, I think people are right that it’s a gamble type shit. But if anyone has info on the logo I was talking about lmk

  2. Just bought one in Alabam where weed is still super illegal. We have CBD products and Delta 8 everywhere but I was surprised to find these here for only $20 a gram. I’ve gone to a legal shop in I Illinois and they’re $70+ for half a gram. So I’m super suspicious as to what this is. I hit it a couple times and it’s better than the expensive one from Illinois, but why so cheap, and why sold in an illegal state? It’s not delta 8, it’s not thc, it’s not CBD, so what is it? Skeptical

  3. Cali carts here in nj now-sealed small box that has a hollagram that you scan with your phone that takes you to a link that says the products real. Sounds fake as f. Plastic cart it appears and in a flavor of gobstoppers and wedding nerds for $40 a full gram cart. Haven’t tried them yet but my dealer is trusted.

  4. I bought a calicart lastnight, and , so far, I’m pleased. Normally, I only get carts from the dispensary, but, it’s an hour away and we’re having horrible snow….. So, I broke down and bought a cart from my dude.. his bud never disappointed, so I wasn’t too worried. I’m definitely lifted, my pain is gone, and I’m super hungry. Basically, same as every other cart I smoke every other day. I don’t like, however, that they dont have lab testing. But, with black market carts, it’s a gamble…

  5. i’ve been using carts lately and i don’t have a card so i have to pick up but i can’t smoke bud beacuase then i have to go outside i been coughing lately and kinda wheezing, it went away but is coming back idk carts are so good but idk if that’s what’s doing it to me always have been a bud head until i started working school etc

  6. First off, all of you guys on the comments section are extremely wrong, im going to give you guys the real sauce on how to get ahold of real CaliPlug products.
    1. You have to find the owners or his runners real snapchats, the owner is a dude with a bald head and he has hella chains and is always showing his brand ads and money on his story.
    2. I don’t really think is real, I’ve really only seen him conduct buinsness on the Telegram app, or if you contact him through snapchat etc.
    3. another reason why seems fake is because the Owner himself always advertises his “pounds of his flower” cost “4k” and above, that site sells Ps for about 2-2.5k which isn’t even near Exotic or indoor prices unless they lied to you.
    4. That site might be the runner for them but let me tell you again.

  7. is currently the organisation with THC and CBD products, Cali plug Instagram is intact the Instagram of Caliplugmarketing…… Please review these new URL and update this article.

    • I have a legit question here. I live in VA and though they have decriminalized it somewhat its still not legal. I have managed to obtain quite a few of these Cali plugs with different names and flavors that are name brand names like. Kool aid, Gobstopper, and sweettarts. I called the phone number from gets redirected to a google subscriber is unavailable. To top the icing on the cake the live chat service is also about useless mo response to my questions. So really whats actually going on.

      • I placed an order with and never got a respond from anyone replied but i see on the internet people saying they delay with your package for about 2 days before sending, I’m really just confuse right because of my past experience with

    • As a chemist, you are gambling with your health by purchasing products that are not certified. You may be feeling euphoric from toxic VOC’s, pesticides or toxic metals. How much do you value your life? If you continue, you may die a horrible death earlier than you expect. Don’t be an idiot!!!!

  8. I wish people would start texting proper English.. American English. Act like a godamn American . There is no real racism today either ..Some of you people show your intelligence level. Black or white, yaall need to stop using the n word. If some white dude calls my white ass the N word again I’ll lose my shit. I’m sick of it . That word has so many bad meanings you younger hoodlums bad ass wanna bes use it like a comma. You White faggot little pussies def don’t need to be saying it …grow the fuck up. It’s frightening to think you sagging pants wearing fucking losers are the future of our country. And if we were back in those times you black little pussies wouldn’t be able to handle life. Y’all talk so much shit . Especially you little white ghetto fucks …anyways if your black and reading this please Show your past culture some respect and stop using that godamn word. Lastly I’m 49 …I weigh 140 and I would woop every one of your asses. And I guarantee you little Nintendo couch wearing fucks wouldn’t even remotely be Able to win against me or anyone unless you have a gun which is typical. Your all cowards if you have to bring a gun to a fight . Which is typical … Anyways It’s a racist word no matter how you slice it . So stop using it . My name is Hollywood I approve this message

    • 140 lbs lmao. There’s a reason why there’s weight classes you little runt. Sounds like a bad case of the Napoleon syndrone pussy Key board warrior cant understand by trying to sound tough you exposed your insecurities. Yea maybe you’ll beat u p some of these nerds in there moms basement,but any average adult male you are inferior. I do agree with you about these confused white trash losers that use the n word are the worst, but just one level below insecure tiny man child’s making threats behind a keyboard. Fucking Pussyy bahahah nobod y believes you

    • Learn how to spell you have no idea how to spell God damn. you’re asking everybody else to be educated and in your first two sentences you can’t spell a simple word like God and Damn. Who the fuck were listening to you when you can’t even write complete sentences and you spell like a fifth grader

      • Haha while we appreciate your concern Grammar Fuhrer we still listen totally fine if people can’t spell. Lots of people have gone far without good spelling like Floyd Mayweather.

    • Here’s an American English lesson for you, Bubba. You’re is a contraction of you are. Your implies ownership. You wrote, “anyways if your black”. Surely you meant to say “you’re”. In addition, anyways isn’t a word.

  9. i got a cali cart from a dealer once and it was the strongest cart i ever hit. i’ve been trying to find a real dispensary to get them again bc my dealer stopped selling

  10. I have a cart like 4/20lover describes but I’ve seen a bunch of old reviews from 2019 claiming they are bad is it safe or should I throw it out ?

  11. Is there anyway to test my cartridge?

    I’ve got one that is a Caliplug with the logo on the tip like pictured above.
    It says on the packaging Aurum Fabrica premium distilled cannabis oil.
    No percentage.
    No manufacturing info.
    It’s Girl Scout Cookies.
    It also has the triangle with the pot leaf and an exclamation mark inside it with CA under it.
    I haven’t smoked it bc I’m unsure if it’s safe.

  12. My daughter got some exactly like what 4/20Lover describes. I’m a newbie, myself. I tried hers and loved it, so I was looking to replace hers and get my own but now I’m worried.

    Also can anyone help point me in the direction of where to get a setup or the carts?

  13. I have that exact one too but cherry lime how does that mean it’s official though lol for all it could be some cheap thc cart that very well does have thc in it but a bunch of other shit too

  14. We’re being offered Cali carts in Glasgow Scotland
    Have tried it and taste like pure chemical and leaves horrible chemical taste on the tongue

  15. It’s so funny how u fucking losers come on here an talk about how u get them for these low prices. I sell dabwoods carts real legitimate ones for 60 a pop. 25 ? Ur smokin pure vitamin E. What’s even funnier is this is about how these are stupid fake yet so many people are telling us how stupid they are Bc they cop them 😂

    • I know you did know just say you selling dabwoods for 60😭 nigga those bitches are fake asf fym😭😭😭😭 you out here robbin people broke ass nigga

  16. All of these black market “fake” carts really do vary in quality. I had a fruity pebbles Cali plug cartridge that was uncut raw distallite and it tested cat 3 at amazing levels! I also had one of those boxed “legit” ones and it was much darker and cut with some sort of terps can’t be positive if it was cannabis derived terps or something else, the distallite failed all safety tests with a pesticide level 4x the “safe” limit. The Distallite is more important and the quality of these cartridges vary very wildly

    • I got one in a box and it’s a root beer flavor and I got a churro flavor, I didn’t look up the cart before buying it but the guy sells legit with labels and scan codes an all that but I didn’t keep the box I threw it away soon after I got them and it hits pretty good, the oil moves slowly but it dosent have any markings on the cart just the logo, I don’t feel sick after smoking them so I don’t think I’ll buy it again just in case because it seems risky

    • I also live in KY and they have been showing up here alot lately but I trust the source and only have had good experiences with them so far … so idk

  17. I live in arizona and I just drove down to el centro california about a hour drive and to go to a dispensary and cali carts is the only brand they carry

      • The package i have is a black box with a plug cut out where the cartridge is peeking through. The cart comes inna little mini doob tube , has a gold textured screw off bottom with like a red silicon piece in it as well. Inside of the cart , it has cali plug written in the coil or metal piece that is inside or the cartridge. Also that piece is a lot thicker as well. Lastly on the bottom part of the cart , it has the letters CBONB which is their slogan cali bud or no bud. This cart is pretty official.


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