Fake Dank Vapes carts are everywhere. Shady vendors across the country sell them all the time. Dank cartridges have become the most well-known black market brand. As far as we or anybody else has been able to discover, all Dank cartridges are fake and have always been fake. The cannabis industry is plagued by fake cartridges.  Not just fake oil brands, but hardware too. Vape cart sellers offer products globally through aggressive online marketing, with vendors spamming all over YouTube and Instagram.

Update 4/6/2019: Raised artwork has been added to new Dank Vape packaging. See below for more information.

Update 9/5/2019: At this point there is so much Dank Vapes packaging now available it does not appear to be that any one single source makes the “brand.” Therefore, we will continue to update this post on packaging changes. If you are in a legal state, it is recommended to avoid “street brands” altogether. Check out our best cartridge picks for California and Nevada if you are in one of those states.

Update 10/13/2019: We added a FAQ below to answer commonly asked questions about Dank Vapes. We have also edited this post as new events have come to light in the epidemic of black market cartridges.

Dank Vapes may have never been legit

The original Dank Vapes is alleged to have been made by Dankwoods, originally known for using Backwoods cigars to make blunts. Dank Vapes now has packaging showing up on various sites. You can now find packaging for Dank Vapes on Alibaba, eBay, Amazon, and other sites. Even vape specific sites carry them like Cheapest Vape Supplies.

There has never been a registered business in this name. Chinese companies offer counterfeit and made-up items at a price of pennies per lot. As a result, you get products failing horribly in health testing. Authentic cannabis is very valuable and it comes with a price, but it’s cheap and easy to cut extracts or distillates with vitamin E acetate, synthetic cannabis like K2 or Spice, or other harmful additives.

Frequently asked Dank Vapes Questions.

Here we will go through all the most commonly asked Dank Vapes questions. If you have a question not covered here, post it below in our comments.

How do I know if my Dank Vapes is real?

No Dank Vapes are real at this point. Any real Dank Vapes that may have existed as a company based in Los Angeles, California, no longer exists.

What is a Dank Vape?

A Dank Vape is a fake cartridge printed in China. They are made to look like they are part of a brand called Dank Vapes, but the brand is fake. Empty versions of Dank cartridges are sold on Alibaba and DHgate. They are then filled by THC oil producers, often cut with less than desirable ingredients.

Do Dank Vapes have pesticides?

More likely than not, yes. Dank Vapes contain THC oil that can be filled by anyone. They have been tested and come up dirty for pesticides. However, any Dank Vapes you get could have different oil in it.

Will Dank Vapes ship anywhere?

Be warned of fake companies shipping Dank Vapes. Most of these are scams that take your money and never actually ship the products. Don’t buy online as you probably will not get the product.

Keep reading on we will explain everything we know about fake Dank Vapes cartridges. We go through the identifiers from easiest to hardest. If your Dank Vapes cartridge does not pass one of these checks, it’s a fake. Some of the tests are not black or white answers, like determining the thinness of the oil, but we offer pictures to help guide you in the right direction.

Fake Dank Vapes : Pretty packaging, look for the holograms and cartoons

Were these a real brand from “Cali” as your plug doubtless claims, they’d be subject to California’s packaging laws which forbid the use of cartoon characters, candy-like labeling, or appealing to children.

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These packages are Dank Vapes most recent update. You can tell right away with their holographic and colorful design.
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The artwork raises up on the new packaging.
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Dank Vapes are always coming out with new flavors. But regardless each flavor has an improved holographic design, popping out more than the old ones.

Another thing is that these new packages now say 1.1 grams on the side of the packaging itself.

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New fake Dank Vapes came out right away.

The picture below is of the second generation Dank Vapes packaging. It is black, but does not have raised artwork.

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One sure sign of a black market with many counterfeiters is the wide variety of package designs. Below is fake packaging from an older Dank Vapes look.

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Some sellers are still pushing these old fakes. An easy way to spot counterfeits.

New package designs seem to hit the streets every month.

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Anatomy of Dank Vapes since they first started selling cartridges.

Fake Dank Vapes : No reputable company sells out of an Instagram account

Multiple accounts are out there on every social media channel calling themselves “the real Dank vapes.” You’ll see “dankofficial,” “officialdank,” “dankofficialvapes,” and every possible iteration. Be suspicious whenever you see a “company” with a hundred claimants to being real. Do you see McDonald’s or Walmart having to tell people “McDonaldsOfficial,” or “OfficialWalmart”?

Check the box for the Instagram usernames

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Official Dank Vapes side of packaging
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Fake Dank Vapes : fake CCELL hardware

There is some dispute as to whether Dank cartridges use CCELL hardware at all. Fake CCELL cartridges are a problem in itself across the industry, but we can assure one thing: If your Dank Vapes is using a CCELL, then it is for sure fake. Identifying if a fake CCELL hardware is being used would be the next step in telling your Dank Vapes is a fake.

Identify a fake CCELL with Dank Vapes packaging

Fake CCELLs are surprisingly easy to catch, just check the logo on the bottom and compare it to the picture below. Got the stretched out CCELL lettering? Then your cartridge is a fake.

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Photo credit: @fakedankbusta

Even real CCELLs might have bunk oil, because anyone can buy authentic CCELLs.

Clear ring vs white ceramic plastic

As shown above, the fake Dank’s do have a white, ceramic ring on the bottom of the cartridge itself.

Fake Dank Vapes Step 4: The real Dank carts have a press on clear top mouth piece, not screw in

The type of mouthpiece the cartridge uses will help determine if it is a real or fake Dank Vapes. Dank Vapes with a ceramic mouthpiece are fakes. You will not find any of those types of Dank Vapes carts shown on their official Instagram page. Dank Vapes only uses clear top, round mouthpieces on their cartridge hardware. Take a look at the mouthpiece pictured below. If you see a Dank Vapes with a different one, it’s a fake.

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The round top is an option for the CCELL M6T.

Here’s the things to look for in a Dank Vapes cart mouthpiece to determine if it is real:

  • Round, circular top
  • Does not screw in
  • Does not pop off easily
  • Not ceramic or metal

There are a lot of cheaper quality variations on the cartridge that Dank Vapes uses, so make sure to do those checks to see if it is real. Failing any one of the mouthpiece checks will ensure you have a fake Dank Vapes cartridge.

Fake Dank Vapes Step 5: Check for a thick core and If it’s too thick, it’s a fake

This one is easy to check on the internet, but hard to check if you are only looking at the fakes. If you are inspecting Dank Vapes before purchasing to determine if they are real you may want to have this part of the page open. Take a look at the picture below.

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Although it’s hard to tell, the fake Dank Vapes has a lighter color package and the metal bar is thicker.

On the right side is the fake and you can see in the middle going down the cartridge, the core where the airflow goes through is considerably thicker. You will notice on the @DANKVAPESOFFICIALACCOUNT Instagram page the only cartridge type is that shown on the left.

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Look for the gap to tell if your Dank Vapes carts are real.

Take a look at the gap between the inner and outer post in the above photo. In this one you can clearly see there is a sizable gap, where as in the fake on the right in the other photo has almost no gap. If you don’t have this page handy when checking out a possible purchase, make sure to look for the gap. No gap between the center post and side and it’s a fake.

Fake Dank Vapes Step 6, Fake Oil: Checking for diluted, thin or light colored oil, not just a bubble

The bubble test is not an accurate way to check for fake Dank Vapes cartridges, but thin, watery oil is a sign of a fake. Comments on YouTube and forums have stated that if there is a bubble it might be a fake, but we have debunked that. See the pic below.

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Bubble of air is circled

As you can see this is a shot from the official Dank Vapes Instagram page, and there’s a bubble in the cartridge. Now that we have gotten past that false way to identify Fake Dank Vapes oil, we will show you the real way this step is done.

Thin, light, watery oil is nowhere to be found on the official Dank Vapes page

The type of oil found in Dank Vapes carts is of the darker variety. Not the dark orange look now found on Stiiizy pods, but a darker yellow. Light yellow oil like the cartridge pictured below is most likely going to be a fake.

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Look for the thin, light colored oil to identify fakes.

You will see on the above cartridge there are plenty of air bubbles which is where the rumor came about that air bubbles means it is a fake. Do use air bubbles to try and identify if it is a thin oil or not, but do not based your opinion on whether the oil is fake solely on air bubbles, as you saw previously they can also happen on real Dank Vapes.

Revolution of Dank Vapes since day one

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Dank Vapes cartridges since they first started

Lack of legit dispensaries amplify the problems with fake cartridges

Dank Vapes cartridges considered fake when the oil is not actually made by Dank Vapes the company. You can never be sure of products coming out of unlicensed dispensaries and legit dispensaries are not carrying Dank Vapes as far as we can tell. You should avoid Dank Vapes if you have legit stores offering better products in your area. We provide this guide as not everyone has access and Dank Vapes might be the only option.

As we mentioned above, these pre-filled vapes are from the creators of DankWoods. Nobody can tell if it is a legit company. There is no information as to where their products come from and the lab results that have come out were not good.

Dank Vapes pesticides and residual solvents tests: Pass and fail

Dank Vapes has both passed and failed pesticides test. Note that it’s hard to tell if what was tested is a real Dank Vapes cart in the first place. If there’s a chance the real one tested dirty, it’s another good reason to skip Dank Vapes altogether. Below we will post all three tests. All of these Dank’s were taken in December of 2018 but on different days.

First test: Dank Vapes fails for pesticides

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Failure for multiple pesticides and fungi on this King Louie cart

Here the Dank Vapes King Louis cart had beyond a safe level of the pesticides Bifenazate, Bifenthrin, and Permethrins. The fungicides Metalaxyl, Myclobutanil and Tebucanazole were also present. We looked up the side effects and Bifenthrin seems to have the worst. According to Toxnet, side effects can include dizziness, spasms, tremors and numbness. But really all this stuff you don’t want to hit in your vape cart.

Second test: Dank Vapes passes clean here

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This one did not have a full list of what it passed for.

The only gripe we have about this test is it does not list all the pesticides, fungicides, and residual solvents in order. We in general are skeptical of any non-independent tests. Tests done by independent parties are more trustworthy than ones done by the company themselves. Brass Knuckles, who also has been subject to counterfeits, has tested clean on their own tests while independent tests have shown as dirty.

Third test: Dank Vapes carts fail again for pesticides

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Hardcore OG was found to have unsafe levels of pesticides and fungi.

The above test is the latest test result we could find for Dank Vapes. Done by datdude4150 on Instagram, we use much of his information for our own oil pen pesticides and solvents list.

The Dank Vapes Hardcore OG had unsafe amounts of the pesticides Bifenazate, Bifenthrin, Chlorfenapyr, Etofenprox, Etoxazole, Hexythiazox, and Permethrin. It contained unsafe amounts of the fungicides Myclobutanil, PaclobutrazolPropiconazole, Tebucanazole and Tryfloxtrrobin. Etoxazole has awful side effects including Anemia, body weight decrease, prostate issues and problems with adrenal glands.

Lots of brands fail pesticides test, but some never have

It should be noted that there are many brands that don’t pass pesticides tests. Brands that have consistently tested clean are: Select Elite, Jetty Extracts, Kurvana, Rove and Honey Vape. One thing these companies have in common is they are all registered and you can find the people being them. For example Select Elite is by Select Oil, registered in a few states, and was founded by Nitin Khanna. Jetty Extracts is registered in California and has industry veteran Nate Ferguson behind the wheel making extracts.

See our THC cartridge pesticides and residual solvents test page for more info on the latest tests so you can make sure what you are vaping is clean. If you are in Nevada, testing is strict so just make sure to buy from legit stores and you are good to go.

Reasons why you should get your vape carts from legit dispensaries instead of black market retailers

  • Health and Safety – Health and safety will always be number 1 for recreational and medicinal users alike. These street cartridges might be cheaper at times, but this makes it more probable of it being contaminated. Contaminants in the form of pesticides, fungicides, and residual solvents are all over the black market. Even if you are in a black market area, look for white market cartridges that have made it your way. Even Brite Labs carts have been seen in the Chicago area recently.
  • The negative effects of pesticides and residual solvents might not be immediately clear but it might manifest when you continue using contaminated cannabis priducts. There were those who were unlucky though and got the shorter end of the stick when they consumed a fake cannabis product in April of 2018: an outbreak in Illinois was reported with 2 deaths and 54 other cases of bleeding.
  • Supporting the legal cannabis industry – You show your support to the Cannabis Industry by purchasing from licensed sellers. When you buy from legit suppliers they provide stable jobs in the new legal cannabis industry. The black market does not care about your safety, they want to get the most money out of a product.
  • Bad for the environment – remember that illegal cultivators are operating out of places that do not meet all safety and environmental standards. Disposal of waste may not be properly carried out nor is worker safety often a top priority.
  • Everyone’s Happy – As soon as we straighten things up from top to bottom then we can all be happy. Eventually we will all benefit from cannabis as long as we have clean cultivators, licensed dispensaries and an end to the black market.

Information on other fake vape cartridges

DabConnection is continuing to compile information on other fake vape carts. See our other pages for fake Brass Knuckles, fake Cereal Cartsfake Stiiizy pods, fake 710 King Pens, fake Heavy Hitters, and fake Exotic Carts. The best way to avoid fake cartridges is to purchase items at licensed facilities and buy from brands that used an authorized retailer list on their website.

Concluding our guide on fake Dank Vapes carts

As we get more information we will keep updating this post. Remember the easiest way to spot a fake Dank Vapes cart is to look for new packaging. If it’s the old, non-black style, most likely it is fake. Once you pass that test, go on to the next five steps to determine if your Dank Vapes cart is real or not.

If you have information you would like to add, please comment below. If you have a cartridge and still can’t tell if it’s a fake, post in our oil pen forum and one of our experts will answer.


  1. I have a dank vape cart I bought off my buddy. He said that they are Dank Vapes from a dispensary. It got me really baked off of the oil. (And I hit his 3 foot bong lmao) and I was checking and none of my research is saying it’s not from a dispensary.

  2. Just so that you all know- “According to California records, no licensed company is manufacturing a cannabis vape carrying the Dank name.“It was never a legitimate company,” said Los Angeles dispensary owner Donnie Anderson. “It was always an underground brand.”

    • For sure it was never a legitimate brand. We could not figure out though if it was ever a “street brand” with a single oil producer or if from the start it was always just Chinese packaging. The original IG account had consistent looking oil and someone had registered Dank Vapes trademarks registered to a company in LA.

  3. Dank vapes have a new packaging already these r pics f thier old ones the new ones r fully colored and extremely holographic. Not black with raised lettering anymore.

  4. I hate to burst your bubble but when you ship an illegal substance through the mail and it gets flagged is customs does have the right to open your mail because usps is a federal agency and they have jurisdiction

  5. i ordered from Dankvapecarts.com and i got my package i was very happy and good to have my package try with them and i am sure you will get your package this guys are real i tell you they are real

  6. As at now i really was not trusting any site to place an order on Dankvapes ,but now i know the real Dankvapes sites and the fake one i have being scammed 3 times of $400 each time and when i tried Dankvapecarts.com i got my package yesterday and i thank them for being legit Dankvapecarts.com is real and they deliver safe while the site with S which is Dankvapescarts.com and Dankvapes.org is a scam so thats my experience order with them and get your package shipped safe make sure you order with Dankvapecarts.com and not Dankvapescarts.com with S or Dankvapes.org cos they are scams

    Dankvapecarts.com is real


  7. As at now i really was not trusting any site to place an order ,but now i know the real Dankvapes sites and the fake one i have being scammed 3 times of $400 each time and when i tried Dankvapecarts.com i got my package this yesterday and i thank them for being legit Dankvapecarts.com is real and they deliver safe while the site with S which is Dankvapescarts.com and Dankvapes.org is a scam so thats my experience order with them and get your package shipped safe make sure you order with Dankvapecarts.com and not Dankvapescarts.com with S or Dankvapes.org cos they are scams

    Dankvapecarts.com is real


  8. Everyone that listens to this shit is a dbag. Dank vapes are a completely counterfeit brand. No dispensary anywhere sells them anf who ever wrote this article simple wants people to believe his false cartridges are the best. Asshole

    • Finally, someone that knows wtf is going on! ANY LEGIT CART WILL HAVE A STICKER WITH BATCH # AND THC%… you can’t just print it on the box

  9. USE NO SITE THAT USES: ,Bitcoins,Western Union, Moneygram or Walmart2Walmart,
    These are the rip offs. Also any site using TAWKto.

  10. I remember having specific hours I’d chat while browsing my RP forums omg.

    Anyway, I can’t do this always being plugged in, it wears me the hell down. I’m an introvert both offline and online, oooof.

  11. The issue with Dank is you can buy legit looking packaging with hologram and raised artwork, the cartridges with the fine print CCELL, and the press-on one use mouth pieces, all available on Amazon. Chances are that even if they look legit as hell, they are still fakes. The only way to know would be to test each one you got. Freaking sucks.

    • also I read a lot of your post…pretty shitty you guys got hit like that…but at the same time..you guys saved me from it happing to me…thank you….

    • I shopped online at dankvapedelivery.com they have good carts . I had gotten ripped off several times on instagram.Stay clear off social media a lot of scum bags there. If you’re looking for a legit place online try dankvapedelivery.com I go descent carts from them.

    • I’d bought off dankvapedelivery.com after reading a comment from one of the visitors from this site. You could just look them up and decide if you’d wanna take your chance on them cus they came through for me.

        • I thought so too at first. I can’t say for sure cus I didn’t have the oil tested for pesticides and and all but after smoking a couple of them I thought the were pretty descent. Maybe not the best quality but seemed ok . Their cereal carts actually felt better than the danks tho.I was jus impressed by their ability to deliver cus to find a site that actually does is becoming a luxury these days.Am not guaranteeing they have the best quality oil cus I don’t really know for sure but it felt pretty ok to me. Please if you know any authentic sites where one can order off online please let me know.

  12. I had the same thing happen to me. They told me to send my money thru zelle when I did I got a confirmation number and tracking number. Then the next day the app that did my tracking said my package was being held and then I got a call saying I didn’t have restricted stamps and I had to pay 375 to get restricted stamps if not my package would get sent to customs and then opened. So I should have known something was up but I paid it so then 24 hours later I got a call saying that I paid it too late and my package has been open in the contents had been no but my information and not been released and if I did not purchase a marijuana license for $1,500 that they would make for me I would get my information sent to customs. At this point we really knew something was up because nobody can open your mail legally so I threatened them with my attorney and I’ve never heard anything back but at the end of the day I lost a bunch of money over some dumb s***

  13. Please do not buy dank vape carts this is not spam they will have an automatic email to send you once order is place. Please guys or gals do not buy these thing online it’s a shame people do these things I work hard all day to see it gone in three seconds. Ps they use mutilple Zelle accounts and phone numbers for you to send money to don’t do it. God bless

  14. dankvapes.org is a scam site. They have a $250 minimum for ordering then the courier service charges you $560 for “descreet” delivery after paying a shipping fee of $50 for next day.

    This happened to me. What can I do????

  15. !!!!!ATTENTION!!!!!
    Dank vapes isn’t even the name of the vapes that the company puts out anymore they’ve Dankwoods has released Dabwoods check it out @dabwoodsofficial on IG

  16. Unfortunately did not see this till after I Placed an order on July 29 with Aaron Jameson and order status says on hold. Guy not answering texts or emails how to I get my Zelle payment back??

  17. I was also scammed by Aaron Jameson on the dank sites. Sent money through Zelle. Being ghosted. Anyone got any advise for me on how to get my money back? I’m so upset. Please help

  18. I just saw all these comments, I didn’t purchase from dankvapes.com b/c I figured why are they only accepting bitcoin and Zelle and MoneyGram. I downloaded Zelle and placed an order but never sent the money. They have a new email: Danielmack462@gmail.com. They have even tried to contact me. Aaron Jameson. The text came at 2:53 am when I’m already in lala land. His number was 209-781-9136. Hope this helps one of you ! This is recent and since I never sent any money I lucked out! Maybe this will help someone get their money back

    • As at now i really was not trusting any site to place an order ,but now i know the real Dankvapes sites and the fake one i have being scammed 3 times of $400 each time and when i tried Dankvapecarts.com i got my package this yesterday and i thank them for being legit Dankvapecarts.com is real and they deliver safe while the site with S which is Dankvapescarts.com and Dankvapes.org is a scam so thats my experience order with them and get your package shipped safe make sure you order with Dankvapecarts.com and not Dankvapescarts.com with S or Dankvapes.org cos they are scams

      Dankvapecarts.com is real


  19. Knowledge is the search of information and attaining and lucid point. Good job Dr. D. Information is power and its help grow the society. Products of good quality should be know how to be used properly and in case of wanting to buy products of this quality you should get to rsoancbdoil.com and buy dank vape online.

  20. Thank You Dana for being so helpful was about to get scammed by aaron jameson but I didnt feel good about him so I did some research. beware of dankvapecarts.com absolute scam even though site looks legit.

  21. Also people should be aware that dankvapes.org is a scam site. They have a $250 minimum for ordering then the courier service charges you $560 for “descreet” delivery after paying a shipping fee of $50 for next day.

  22. I just got hit with fakes. The CCELL number checks out, but the oil inside is the color of mt. dew and it’s cloudy. It smells like soap and one doesn’t even fit in the box. Clearly made in someone basement. I’m not gonna risk smoking these and get sick, but whoever makes/sells fakes and actually eat shit.

  23. Just used this article to I.D. my new cartridge, it fits all the criteria here, idk if this is still up to date but anyway I wanted to point out a thing… it’s pretty hard to check the thickness of the inner post when it’s brand new and completely full. The oil magnifies the post and makes it look fatter than it is. When the oil goes down a bit, you can see it is thinner than it looks when full. I have a side by side pic of two legit dank vapes (according to this criteria) and you can see the difference.

    • Ok i went thru the steps and everything matches for it to be a real one besides the size of the middle of the cartridge. Mine is wide like the fake one in the pictures above. It also makes us cough alot more than the other ones I’ve smoke and it burns my throat and nose. Im worried its not real but it passed all the other tests for being real!

  24. WHY do y’all keep deleting the fraudulent website selling thc carts that I’m trying to warn people about??

    DANKVAPESCARTS.com IS A FRAUD I put all the names of the thieves associated, and it’s gone, why?

    • Sorry Dana I will go through Spam and look for those. We mostly have people trying to post sites to sell stuff so the fraud filter takes them out. I also am going to email you about this.

  25. How are these “Real” carts even being sold or produced if they do not have the certificates?

    How could there possibly be any real dank Vapes if they aren’t certificates? Can they legally sell them even? Also what about these cartoon characters? You think they can afford a copyright infringement case?

    • I posted the name of a site earlier that I’m still waiting to see if they are legit or not. It posted then it disappeared?? I guess we’re not allowed to warn people on this site of possible thieves. I thought that’s what this forum was for, to protect us from fakes and frauds? Guess not…

      • We do apologize but we had a site upgrade – so anything posted from about 12:00am on Friday morning up until 3-4 hours ago got deleted but I will try to repost your comment as we saved them via doc file before the final transition. We do not delete any comments unless they are spam (if there was a link in it the spam filter might also pick it up so i will also check there).

        I should mention that someone previously commented they bought $300 from dankvapescarts.com and got nothing and said it was a scam

        • It is a a scam. And, unfortunately they will probably change their Zelle and cash app names and keep stealing. The names involved are $dentalmom3 Aaron Jameson and MaritzaMendez80@gmail DANKVAPESCARTS.com I’ve got my FBI friend on it.


          • I reaching out to anyone. My husband went on dankVapescarts.com and talk to some guy named Aaron and had to download zelle account in order to do this whole procedure but. He was instructed to make the payment to lbarojas562@gmail . He then wasbto take a screenshot and send this to sales@dankvapescarts.com. now we have been ghosted. And this email has our $425.i am desperate for advice. Oh God. I just seen the comments Bout the lbargojas. Can u please help me. Or if u need more people that has been done this way.

      • Thank you Dana for the helpful info i too was scammed from this faulty site i hope they get caught and rot in jail those low life scum

  26. I would like to see an independent Dank Vape cartridge test done on a legit cartridge purchased direct from the company. Pesticide/Residual Solvent/THC content all tested for safety, quality and company integrity. Dank Vapes usually make claims of high THC content with the lowest I’ve personally used being 88% in the Northern Lights(new packaging, ccell verified and oil color/thickness legit checked to avoid fake). I’ll be taking a break from Dank carts until i see a test that can be verified.

  27. What if they are a bit orange in color the vape but not runny, like honey. A more orange tint though. i got the sour apple and tangie. both have a more orange tint but runs like honey slowly. other flavors were golden yellow color.

    everything else about my carts are legit, the ccell sprint and everything.

    Am I okay?

    • Yeah man, that is pretty much my conclusion too. Which sucks, because I have to buy flower over carts now, this shit has me spooked.

  28. I got a candy land flavor today and it has no ccell number and it is a long and skinny cartridge like the supreme ones and in the cart it says Istoked…is this fake????

  29. Just go the legal route if possible. I’ve known some people to fall tragically ill. The high got so intense for me 2 months ago I had to be rushed to the emergency room after I stopped breathing and I had 2 mini strokes. My grandma died hitting my vape last year, my uncle went into a coma, and my best friend had a heart attack and died. ALL PROVEN TO BE LINKED TO DANK VAPES FAKE CARTS!!!

      • Sounds embellished. If not I appologize, but Ive been smoking them for the past year and Im alive n kickin, and a lot of people I know, but we all get them from !1 dude …I just went through the ones i had still, which in total is 25 probablynout of around 50 total, in the new packaging simce they went black theres been1, and 6 before they went black….butttttt did the like very first ones always sat @dankvapesofficial? if they only said @dankapesofficial like way back in the beginning ?? then Im not sure, but counting them it would be 7/50 so not toooo terrible, not good obvi., but I totally always got high af regardless, so theres that. …..which I mean IS technically the goal, however I do read the backs of them which I use to check out if its an indica or sativa, and what symptoms they relieve. I cannnnnottt smoke any straight up sativas, I have such bad anxiety already, smoking a sativa feels like Im having a fkn heart attack!! Anyhoooo I digressed haha… guess I should try to other brabds huh? People seem to love Dank tho, even when they do have options so now Im just real fkn confused lol

  30. Im so excited that this forum exists…I brought some carts a few weeks ago: Orange Cookies, Honey Dew, and Orange Chai…I smoked the orange cookies and relatively enjoyed it…But these last two flavors have been rough…My personal opinion…There is too much controversy regarding “Dank Vapes”…Dont buy them…they sell for 25.00 on the internet…If its too good to be true…usually it is …Stay away from this product. Buy better brands. Why even risk it? My “real dank vapes”…have all the correct packaging and cc cell…i think…but questioning the oil…even at room temperature it moves too freely. The packaging…even the “new packaging” is being sold in the black market. No bueno…too much risk…

  31. Just got a Diablo with all correct packaging and lettering on bottom of cart…but the oil is clear like transparent…real or fake

  32. Last few have said Jupiter CCell m528 is this something new or is it a fake? The box checks out just didn’t know if they changed their carts thanks in Advance

  33. Everything passes for a real except it has a white piece where you screw it on not a clear an it has no numbers at on the bottom at all fr the only thing that’s throwing it off please help

  34. Man I got a super headache neck ache and stomach was hurting Essing with the c398 Mars og….if the stamp not clear it’s no bueno!!!!!! I’m cool

  35. I think it would help everyone if DankVapes and other makers WOULD PUT A ROUND TAMPER-EVIDENT STICKER OVER THE FLAP OF THE BOX. Please make the boxes so we can trust completely just by looking at the package. And keep all costs down. If a seal, or sticker is broken or lifted it should ruin the package for a second use.

  36. I get what you are saying about pesticides and the like. I gotta think in my 26 years of consuming (in a non legal area) I’ve probably smoked every kind of pesticide and fungicide there is. Especially when you consider some of the brick back in the day. Who knows what was on/in some of that.

  37. There is no such thing as a “real” Dank Vape cart. If you want to know if your oil is likely to be good or not, there are visual tests but there is no “real” distillate made by Dank Woods or Dank Vapes.

  38. What should you do if you do smoke a fake cart. I think i smoked 2 fake carts. How will it affect me? Please help.

    • Probably fine, Dank Vapes is not registered as a company anyway and lately we are a bit more skeptical if the company is even real at all. However, I would look for better brands if you can.

  39. Ok. so Dank..its not even a real company that actually makes thc oil? I mean if not. Wouldn’t the chances be that most are fake? I mean doesn’t that make sense?

    • Good point they might all be fake. We have noticed though there seems to be a consistency in the oil on the “Real ones” coming from their IG account.

  40. I have a question about the cartridge you know where it says CCELL in the lower back of the carton it has THC percent. What of it doesn’t have the percent imprinted.

  41. Hey man, how do we know that you aren’t just the one making the fakes and using this site to “legitimize” these fakes?

    • We do not sell any products at all, nor do we even get commissions for anything we review, nor is any review or information on the site paid for. We just try to see what would most likely be a fake. It seems like they keep updating packaging to “get ahead” but it is overall hard to say still when one is real or not. It is a matter of how fast the fake printers start printing up those new boxes.

  42. Anybody run into Dank carts with way thicker oil than usual? Also more clear in color, and a bit less prominent in flavor – like less terps were used. Everything else appears to check out, but the oil is noticably different than usual.

  43. All the ones I got at first checked out, color, rod size, cell, hit good, even tasted small hint of weed(each tasting different). New going around rod fake I know but there is also others going around rod med way between my original and the obviously fakes one. Only thing is they have the taste of the flavor they should but to me they all have same after taste but every like nah it gets me high but they all forget I have a problem with my nose and can only use one side so my taste buds pick things strong than most. what your thoughts.

  44. Got an orange daiquiri cart. Real cart. Thin center. Hits are the real deal. My tolerance is up and usually carts don’t work. These do.

  45. Been getting ones that seem legit. The newest ones have the cut out on the side of the box instead of the front. But the last one I bought had a said CCELL Jupiter M498. Anybody have any idea if these are legit?

  46. Been getting ones that seem legit. The newest ones have the cut out on the side of the box instead of the front. But the last one I bought had a said CCELL Jupiter M498. Anybody have any idea if these are legit?

  47. I have a diamond og dank vapes cart.. Literally everything has checked out however the serial number is ca019. Is this real or fake? I’m scared to smoke it honestly. But everything from the package to the mouth piece passed the check list.

  48. Ok I have ca039 says cell liquid seems ok it came in black box with cut out rectangle on side not front black box with luminescent pebbles on it. It’s a fruity pebbles? Real or fake ?

  49. I just finished a BlackBerry cush, and by far it’s the best carriage I’ve had,would love to be able to share with more people.can I order direct,discrete from you .?

    • we don’t sell anything online bro, unless you want everyone to get arrested. we merely talk about all the fucked up shit that happens to us here…

  50. Wow bro you might as well just @ China directly, that way they can fix exactly what they’ve been screwing up . I admit that it was a good idea for somebody to make the public aware of this problem. A how to guide for the oposition though, I’m not sure that was completely necessary..lol.

    Well on the bright side $10 1g DANK vape carts seem likely in the future while they change the packaging again.

  51. I’m in Texas, when carts first started coming in they were all real, 50$-60 a pop, now everyone sells them I get them for $40-30.

    A bunch of people I know buy from the same guy & we all get carts they all started to turn black & don’t hit hard. I got sunset sherbert & it didn’t turn black. I just checked the cereal numbers and my purple punch (that went black) has the fake & sunset is good. (Also that the more they turn black I start to get a massive migraine.

    Also bought a king pen from the dealer and it was horrible bubbled like vape on a cool & smelt like vape juice was cloudy and dirty inside. He took it back and we got the purple punch instead.(still waste of money.)

    Anyways to sum this small synopsis up, I’ve been telli. These assholes they’re fake and they don’t wanna listen so ty for this info& unfortunately until I a.) move or visit to a diff state or b.) weed gets leagalized here; I don’t think I’ll be buying pens anymore ;(


    • Yeah sista, that shit is fake if it went black, happened to me too. Might have actual thc, just no where near the printed percentage. I just went through a couple dozen “exotic carts”, and they get really dark over 50% use or so. That shit should not happen from something “85% purity”, it should look like gold glitter; not brown, not dark brown, not black, not any other color. GOLD GLITTER. I honestly felt like I was having a heart attack multiple times over using, and it is probably owed to butane extraction methods, which are whack. Tell your dealer to suck a dick, and just buy flower, at least you know it is real.


  52. Does anyone know if the dank capes with m498 Jupiter are fake or real? They have the clear seals like the originals…my connection is usually good with their word I just need more information please and thank you

  53. My dank vape has Ccell on the bottom but nothing else … the box has the right logo on it but I’m still sceptical because there’s no serial number or k logo? Fake or real ?

  54. I live in Denver Colorado and have never seen a dank vape cartridge in any dispensary ever. My brother lives in Florida and that’s all he can find though? What’s real and what’s fake how come dank vapes aren’t in Colorado anywhere????

    • Dank Vapes are from CA so maybe that’s a reason you don’t see them in CO, to much competition. They are all over FL though, all have different atomizers and horrible cheap box or mylar envelope packages with off coloring( not only the black white thing) and misspelled ingredients. It’s these, exotic carts, Mario carts, brass knuckles, Supremes, and King pen. I have seen fake versions of all. The only real ones down here I found were elite meds carts, and Cali gold.

  55. Holy shit, I just bought 4 of these off a friend. Everything seems to match of “REAL” however on the bottom it has everything but the serial number is CA438. Like I said, everything else seems to pass the test, and I smoked some of this last night didn’t have a bad experience however it’s got me questioning everything from the sale.

    • that’s what Im wondering too. Everything matches up with “REAL’ when I check. Packaging, link account, K logo and proper CCELL logo however the serial is CA438.

  56. I have one a buddy gave me that says CA488, has the logo and ccell on it. Its a watermelon one. Real or fake? Scared cause i already got pnemonia from the fake mario and exotic carts. Dont wanna do ot again. Almost killed me and i had to spend a quite terrible week in the hospital. So i need to know a lil info before i trust this one.

    • if i were u i would stop buying carts off da streets cuz most if not all of these carts u wont find in dispensaries cuz their advertised towards kids nd these”new” dank vape packaging u could buy on ebay now nd since u got pneumonia already from other carts i would jux stick to bud

  57. I’ve noticed that on the bottom screw in part if you look inside some have a little white rubber band looking thing in there. Some don’t thought. They have a much smaller clear looking thing in there. Which I think the ones with out the white rubber band thing are WAY better… does that mean the ones with the white band are fake? Anyone else notice this?

  58. Just bought 5 from a local guy (in TX) 4 have CA398 and one has CA029? definitely a bit stressed out now. Everything else on the box checks out.

  59. So I see a lot of people including myself have the carts that say “C398” on them. Please someone follow up with some info on these. Everything else looks ok and the oil isn’t thin. My Diablo O.G. was slightly more red than your typical golden colored oil I noticed in other carts.

  60. Just bought two carts. Mars o.g and diablo. They match the photos on both new packaging and serial numbers. I’m now reading all of this and now I’m worried to use them. Been trying to find more info on these carts but nothing. (Should of done research before hand smh)

  61. All the comments your said no technology supports,

    A authentic carts total means it used a pure top oil. Not just say no logo. No pack. Most of top copy ones already reach the supreme level.

  62. I have a Tangie Dank cart that the serial number say C398 on the bottom of the tank. Came in the new black packaging and looks legit just like my other ones but that was the only one with different serial number. Real or fake?

  63. I have 2 danks side by side from 2 different ppl both new packaging both c cell CA345 etc. But I noticed on the one the box the smaller holographic pictures says its gsc they have small,gsc all,over box kinda like how a 100 bill does I’ve noticed the one box the smaller holographic logos are all raised up off the box vs the other one does not very very noticeable especially side by side can tell the one is fake. Not have them side by side would be very hard to tell which is fake except the raised smaller holographic logos if it’s not raised of the box am just a picture I wouldn’t trust it…..the big logos of both are raised of the box it’s the smaller logos spread all over the box……

  64. Hey smokey same here hardcore og c398 but my girl got a head ache the night she got it and it’s really runny oil compared to my others box is the same

  65. I have a handful of dank Vapes some Say official account some Say official the ones that say official account don’t have the c-cell and K logo on the bottom all the other ones do but the oil looks the same and everything else looks identical would they still be real if they didn’t say c-cell with the California serial number?

    • For the ones without the CCELL and serial number, I doubt it they are real. Sometimes the oil may look exactly the same, we picked up fake Cereal Carts and the oil looked exactly the same as the real ones. Check for the taste, if it tastes too strong or like metal than it’s also fake

  66. Hello I’ve recently purchased some dank vape carts NOT from a licensed dispensary, both the Diablo and Hardcore OG flavors. They came in the new packaging and seem to pass the 5 tests(IG account name, CCELL, K symbol) you listed in the article, except for the serial # on the bottom it says C398 and not CA as you stated it should, does this automatically mean it’s a fake? Thank you.


  67. CCells written on the side of the cart are fake – seen them all on DHGate

    The stamped bottoms are probably heavy with pesti but if youre gonna smoke em its up to yall

      • Not sure if that was a genuine Dank, but I think Jupiter is a legit cart manufacturer. The ones I had were Red Sox carts. Not much available on them, but my Captain Obvious guess is they’re out of Massachusetts, which explains the M-serial number. On the subject of M-class serial numbers, Maine, Massachusetts and Michigan have fully decriminalized in the last few years. So their product reputation might suffer in the medicinal community since they’re relatively unknown players at the moment.

  68. I just bought a fake kr8zy glue blue dream hybrid. Tastes like chemicals and gave me a killer headache. Has all the right stuff on the bottom of the cart but also says ccell on the side. Super pissed. Illegal state. Closest is 6 hours…may have to take a trip!!

    • We can’t tell because that is too little information, with the CA serial number we’re not sue if that number has to be specific or not. I believe that as long as it has CA XXX, it may be legit

  69. Did you guys read the article?? It says what to look for when spotting fakes. If it doesnt all add up it’s fake. Not worth the risk.

  70. I just got 6 cartridges and ever single one except “wedding cake” have the correct markings. That one only has “C123” not “CA123.” But I believe its still real, since it seems to be a common theme with “wedding cake” only though. A possible mis-stamp?

  71. I have a Mars OG cart that actually tastes really rough, like it is burnt or something and I made sure it was sealed when I bought it. Any suggestions? I know it is a real dank vape because of the packaging and badging on it but It seems like it is just a really sour flavor.

    • imo only ones that naturally taste rough are straight up flavors like OG kush, and TKO carts- which pack more a punch than normal.

  72. ayy my box says @dankvapesofficialaccount and I have the k ccell and CA288 on the bottom of the cartridge. yall smokin meth sticks

  73. I got a fake cartridge I believe and I was deathly I’ll for two days throwing up probably 30 times and on the toilet constantly. I really thought I was dying after about 20 throw ups I felt like I could taste chemicals slightly as I dry heaved. Finally startedskeeping some water down andathe rest was history. i live in Minneapolis and it seems like all carts going around here are not honestly legit.

    • I live in MN and you are right there is a lot of fake carts going around. You have to make sure the person u buy it from is getting it from a supplier that goes to CA and gets them there self. I love dank vapes through I get a lot of real dank vapes and just look at the color and make sure the supplier is not buying fro anywhere esle then CA

  74. Mine says C398 plus Everything else under the cartridge where the male is, but on my box it came in it says @dankvapesofficial and not with the word account like it says up there in the back/real pic, so my box is fake and my cartridge is real and the flavor is purple punch. I’m out in kentucky also and getting these to a state that’s not legal yet like us and when we do were going to put out some of the best and finist and with new strains that will be in the top 3 highest THC count, FACT, but may have a better chance of being fake by the time and distance and different hands that it goes through until user makes it a final purchase. I say to always check out the product you are buying with the best of your knowledge, know who your getting it from and know if you can trust them or not because they may be your friend or you call them your friend doesn’t mean they couldn’t fake them then take your money practically because I know people and not personally to do shady and possibly harmful things to products in the drug game just for dollar and not care about you and your life so be careful out there guys and gals with all this new stuff and before you know it this stuff isn’t going to do the job like it did at first and like the new iPhone whatever number it’s on now they upgrade because of the user getting burnt out on the old iphone X100, because a phone to some is an addiction just like our side chick marijuana. One more things guys sorry, but I’ve had dank vapes, exotic carts, brass knuckles, lit and ones that come in a test tube with like a black n mild brass tip on it and I’d have to say personally that lit is my favorite out of all. You all have a safe and blessed one out there.

  75. On Monday I had my first seizure of my life. My fiance thinks it’s from my cartridge. Sunday after work I fell asleep on the couch. I woke up around midnight and didn’t feel well. I threw up. My fiance came to bed with me to take care of me. He got up around 7am. I’m still sleeping. He said around 9am he heard a weird sound coming from upstairs. He goes to check it out and it’s me having a seizure. My eyes rolled back, foaming at the mouth, and having convolutions. He couldn’t get me to come to so he called 911. I was in the hospital about 36 hours. My brain scan came back normal as well as the EKG of my heart. I’m not prescribed to anything nor was I on any type of recreational drug besides thc. This is the first time I have ever had a seizure. And I’m definitely scared and worried. My fiance thinks I got a fake cartridge. And he doesn’t/didn’t smoke my cartridge. Has anything similar happened to anyone else??

    • omg i literately got chest pains & had a heart/panic attack dude im literally healthy asf work out daily & this never happen to me before!!! The fact that iv only vaped dank vape & nothing else has me mad asf never trusting them nor buying please be careful im being fucking serious it is not safe for human consumption

    • This is a real thing. I am a 37 year old healthy and fit male. I have been buying carts on the black market since I have been visiting family in Pennsylvania. I have had numerous chest pains on thc vape pens, and honestly thought I was having a heart attack. I did research, and have heard this is from chemicals found in c02 butane oil. Beware bro, do NOT consistently smoke black market carts, they have a lot of bad shit in them. Lighter fluid is not healthy for your lung bro, which is what a lot of people use to make oil illegally. I have had my medical license in Colorado, California, and Hawaii, and never had feelings like this shit after buying carts from dispensaries. DO NOT USE, REPEAT, DO NOT USE. If that is all you can get, yeah, I feel your pain, I’d be vaping that shit too. But honestly, go with flower over any cart you buy on the black market. Fake packaging is sold in bulk on the internet, and people WILL fuck you over bro.

    • No but I did just develop epilepsy at the age of …will be 39 in July, I had no clue people could just develop epilepsy at any point in their lives. I thought you either were born with, or without it.

  76. I have a guy who has a bunch of them that dont have the “K” on it. It has the CAserialnumber but says “WIN13” on it and CCELL written on the side, not imprinted in the bottom, but has a white lettering of CCELL on the side. Are these real?? Help!

  77. Just to let you know there instagram was once @dankvapesofficial but it got banned for being about a weed product that shit happens all the time they just recently changed it to @dankvapesofficialaccount

  78. The 2 dead and 52 “bleeding” wasnt from any sort of carts/ vape. Quite miss leading there… quite the agenda we have there… Lol. Great job JC Blogger

  79. Dank Vapes is running under Prop. 251 until Phase 3 testing is initiated (This year, 2019) They operate in the grey market and black markets. They do not make their own oil, they provide the packaging. None of them are lab tested and they have insane amounts of pesticides in them. You also cannot buy these at a licensed shop, the only shops or services that sell them are BCC non-compliant.

    Do not smoke these if you appreciate your lungs and other organs working correctly for you. They contain myclobutanil several times over the legal limit in Cali!

  80. lol wtf now im confused as fuck. mine got the DANKVAPESOFFICIAL but the numbers are on cartridge. so its half ass? also Gelato got DANKVAPESOFFICIAL but no numbers on the bottom.. the only one out of 20 i have. wow..

    • They are actually wrong with that there @ was once @dankvapesofficial but that page was shut down because it was about pot they changed the @ after that

  81. There really is no way to tell if yours are real or fake. The packaging was changed a few months back so there are sill a lot with just “dankvapesofficial” on the box that are still good. Best thing is to examine your cart. Dank Vapes are harder to just fake since you cant refill. Once they fill once it’s done so if you get one that you can open like other brands or looks tampered with I wouldn’t trust it. Biggest thing is trust your connection. Some put good oil in but use fillers to get more cash and others just try making it on their own as fast as possible. Soon when legal federally any with “pesticides” will be pulled from the shelves but you’ll always have a chance of fakes if buying from the street.

    • That’s why they need to legalize across the United States for this reason so all of us can get good product that hasn’t been messed with or whatever the black market does to them!!! It’s not fair that cause I live in a dumbass state that is dragging their damn feet that I have to buy off the black market and theirs no telling what I have consumed but I want to get high!!! I hope the federal government does something soon before the black market kills off half the damn population that lives in these sorry ass states!!

  82. I have some of these pens and on the bottle or the cartridge it has the correct branding and labeling with the coast logo to see so and a California in three numbers but on the box it has at dank Vape’s official.all organic. No propylene glycol so what your website is saying that I have a fake box in a real cartridge how was that happened.

    • No not exactly, sometimes these fake packaging use authentic CCELL cartridges, if not it may even look exactly the same but it still has unknown distillate.


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