Glo Extracts is yet another THC vape cartridge brand which has drawn a lot of controversy to themselves for being an unregulated street brand. Just like a million other fake carts out there, Glo Extracts does somersaults to try to look legit without being legit.

As always, we have reached out to the company to ask if they could direct us to their licensing in case we missed it, and of course, have received no word back.

Glo Extracts has a verification system at least

Yes, black market cart brands are doing this now! Touted on Glo Extracts’ own website, their verification process is called “GLOTRACK” and has the purpose “to verify the authenticity of their Glo products.”

This is ironic, for reasons which should be obvious. Where is there a single, licensed, regulated dispensary from which to purchase a Glo product? There are none. Therefore, the only thing that verifying with “GLOTRACK” does is confirm that your plug obtained packaging from somebody at Glo as opposed to obtaining the packaging from another source.

That is nice, but what about verifying the CONTENTS? Since there is no regulation or control over the distribution of these products, verifying the package is the exact opposite of doing something useful. There’s still no control over the distribution points.

Glo Extracts is counterfeited everywhere

The verification process for packaging is the response to the plethora of knock-off packaging sold on DHGate and Vapes Wholesale. In fact, we mentioned them in our top ten most frequent black market cart brands back before we checked this company out.

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Glo Extracts also made headlines as one of the black market brands alongside Rove in a Staten Island NYC raid in January 2020.

At the very least, your take-away should be that if you encounter a Glo Extracts product on the street, chances are good that it’s bunk. Temporarily, the package verification will confirm that this empty package came from whoever is in charge of the verification app before being filled with whatever contents.

Mark my words, I have a prophecy for you: The verification process will be duplicated too, just like counterfeiters have copied QR codes, COAs, package design, hologram print, legal disclaimers, and everything.

Wide counterfeiting is just what happens when you insist on running an unregulated brand. This is why we have branding in the first place. An unsecured brand will be counterfeited with impunity, and there’s nothing you can do about it. A brand that is legally registered to an entity has a claim to sue counterfeits.

Glo Extracts are sold widely on the black market

We find online retailers offering this product at price points which make it obvious that something besides cannabis oil is in the cartridges.

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The Glo brand also buys a lots of review sites. This review, this review, this review, all bought off. This point isn’t worth debating. It is plainly obvious to anyone. We usually don’t even care about astroturfing on behalf of street brands, but Glo really saturates the web with it.

We find no less than…

Instagram accounts claiming to be Glo Extracts. Of course, sorting out the real McCoy would be less troubling if one of them had a LICENSE.

Glo Extracts posts R&D lab test results as a claim of compliant testing

In what has become a frequent bone we have to pick with street brands of vape carts, Glo Extracts puts up a page full of cannabis laboratory testing result COAs (Certificate of Analysis). Unfortunately, all of them are clearly marked to not be compliance testing results.

This is a frustrating issue since the public seems to be largely unaware of the difference, and most laboratories and enforcement have not yet begun to address this issue.

The two laboratories represented on Glo Extracts’ COAs are CannaSafe and California Cannabis Testing Labs (CCTL).

For the record, CannaSafe has a clear guide to understanding COAs. Kudos to CannaSafe! From that page, CannaSafe says:

> “If you are presented with a COA that is labeled R&D, it does NOT qualify as a valid COA for the product you are purchasing.”

As for CCTL, their FAQ does say:

> “Can I submit product for testing if I don’t have a license?” “Yes, we can do R&D testing as long as you are a valid medical patient.”

This does serve to indicate one of the purposes of R&D COAs.

Refer again to our guide on the difference between Compliance testing and R&D testing. Here again, this problem only seems to crop up in California.

Unlicensed, unregulated brands like Glo Extracts may contain anything

There is a deadly epidemic of lung illness tied to black market cart usage. Vaping-associated pulmonary injury has so far claimed 64 lives and hospitalized more than 2700 users. Unregulated vape carts could contain heavy metals like lead, pesticides, cut such as Honey Cut, or simply bunk. Or they could be fire if you’re lucky. But a lot of people in the hospital right now weren’t lucky.

If anybody has more information on where these are circulating, please feel free to help us protect public safety by sharing it with the community here in the comments or in our forum.

22 COMMENTS

  1. hey – could you explain what mark I should be looking for that indicates their COA that indicates that they are not compliance testing results? I’m on their site now and it really seems legit. I got a whole box of em and I’ve been really enjoying them until a friend of mine showed me this site.

  2. Hi, just earlier today, I happen to come across a glo extract cartridge. I was tree shopping at my usual spot, and when I was cashing out, the guy helping me started telling me about the cartridges. He had a handful, so I decided to add it my purchase. Anyway, I live in TX, therefore, we have non of the same laws that other states have as far as marijuana and any type of legalized use. So, that alone, I already knew the legitimacy was questionable. So I went ahead and googled GE, and. This article was at the top. Which was a bummer, because I was hoping that the cartridge was from an out of state licensed dispensary. I have had in the past that were legitimate, and brought me to from friends vacationing in the greener states. I mean, besides the product probably being fake, or at the most weaker than weak. How could there be anything that could be harming in a serious way, or am I just looking at being bummed and annoyed with no buzz and less money in my pocket?

  3. I’ve had glos from a certified vendor and enjoyed them. Have you tested these products to see what theyre cut with? I’d like to see the test results if you have.

  4. Do not try and buy anything from marijuanaskiesdispensary.com . It is a scam. They will take your money for the order and then say you need to pay another $100.00 for a shipping insurance. Then they claim they never received the shipping insurance and to send it again. Then if you say no I already sent it they start getting a little pushy. Then when you say you want a refund they tell you to go to hell and to f*** off. Stay away from this site . Sorry if this is a little off topic but I wanted to warn everyone because they advertise Glo carts as well.

  5. they sure did spend a lot of money on r and d tests. They have over a 100 and they all scan. Probably should get your facts straight only push quality! Glo nation

    • Their facts are all straight. Everything they said is accurate. Just because you like glo brand doesn’t mean they are being honest. Its an unlicensed street brand, it’s faked all over the country, anyone can make a glo if they wanted.

  6. A lot of misinformation being spread on here, but I guess that’s what all media outlets do to push their agenda.

    • Go ahead and post the license number and info. Glo might be a decent product, but it is not ar registered product and it is heavily faked. It’s all over DH gate now.

  7. I qualified and received my medical marijuana card in Sept and am I happy I did . The vape carts r so amazing and I can’t believe I was ingesting mystery carts ! Don’t buy these on the internet or ur neighbor who has bulk either .

    • Unfortunately all the non-legal stuff online we can never be sure if it is safe

      That being said, and although we do not condone anything illegal, we have been told the dark web has good carts, but getting on that whole thing is a hassle too

      I would look at doing Rosin and converting it to carts, a bit more work but probably safest. Here’s a guide on that:

      https://dabconnection.com/how-to/weed-into-vape/

    • Agree with admin, make your own, don’t buy online. If you can’t get to a legit retail outlet the only thing that’s truly safe is DIY. No black market brand is safe from having potentially harmful ingredients in it, or just being something other than cannabis (although most of them are just cheap distillate cut with filler that’s safe but diluted)

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