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A review of Raw Garden's live resin cartridges. Raw Garden's products are widely available in California and it is currently one of the most popular brands in the state.
Raw Garden vape cartridges are quality products filled with premium live resin. Their products can be found almost anywhere in California’s cannabis market. Here we review a couple of their strains. These were recently taken off of our best cartridges in California because the quality has degraded.
- High quality live resin
- Available in any big or small cannabis club or delivery service
- Resin can get stuck in ceramic mouthpiece
- Not as strong as it used to be
Licensing Information: THE HIVE CDPH – 10002269
UPDATE 9/2/2020: It’s a shame we have to do this, but we have to say that Raw Garden’s standards have definitely dipped since this review was originally written. For one thing, there is now a class action lawsuit against Raw Garden, alleging that Raw Garden’s live resin isn’t so “live” after all. Take that into context when considering this review.
Check out our video review below of Raw Garden and keep reading on for the more in depth review.
Raw Garden cartridges use quality oil, great hardware, and are priced well
Raw Garden vape cartridges are one of the most affordable, high quality live resin carts in California’s cannabis market. Their concentrates are extracted from quality flowers grown by experienced farmers in Santa Barbara County.
The strains used for this review are Cherry Pop and Raspberry White. We could not find any detailed info on the Raspberry White strain, but it might be a cross between Raspberry Kush and White Berry. Cherry Pop is a sativa and Raspberry White is an indica.
Raw Garden uses authentic CCELLs
Even though their carts are not expensive, they did not go cheap on hardware. All Raw Garden carts use CCELL cartridges, particularly the TH2. These have a glass body and a ceramic mouthpiece. These give a good kick in the hit that most the clones just don’t match up to.
Raw Garden made a good choice going with CCELL, leaving us with nothing to complain about on hardware. We would like to see them come out with a syringe as well so we could test it out in different hardware. I bet this oil would also pair well with a SPRK cartridge.
A benefit of the TH2 over other CCELL carts is you can refill it or dump the oil out easily. The plastic top CCELLs are very difficult to open, but these ceramic tops screw right off. If there is a hardware failure, although rare, the oil can be easily dumped out into another cart.
Oil quality is top notch, smooth on the first hit
Raw Garden vape cartridges have great quality oil. It’s a refined live resin that looks amazing and vapes smooth. Definitely one of the better cartridges out there.
The first hit is an experience since the concentrate inside the vape cartridge isn’t harsh. Some people equate coughing on the first hit a good sign… I don’t. Comparing live resin to live resin, would say it’s about on par with a Justdab cartridge. I think Remedy carts had a little bit better live resin oil, but the hardware is so weak, Raw Garden comes out ahead.
What’s Inside a Raw Garden Cartridge?
Raw Garden vape cartridges use live resin with no fillers or additives. The labeling on the packaging guarantees it is a live resin sauce cartridge. Raw Garden’s packaging is fully compliant with California cannabis law.
They are not shy in admitting that their concentrates have CBD in it either.
Raw Garden vape carts are strong, but not the strongest
There’s no lack of strength on Raw Garden carts. I would put them just below Airo Pro and Select Elite on strength as a comparison. All three use CCELL hardware, but Airo Pro and Select Elite are distillate oils, not live resin.
The Raspberry White came in at an impressive 90% THC. However, THC percentage is not everything. It was for sure strong and in the top 15% of carts, but I have had Airo Pro carts in the 80s that were stronger.
You can still taste a little flower in Raw Garden carts
Raw Garden vape cartridges aren’t as filled with terpenes as I’d expected. Most solvent-based vape cartridges taste like air-freshener. But Raw Garden leaves a little bit of flower taste in there.
I got Cherry Pop and it tasted musty and floral. After the first hit there is a mild sweet after taste lingered once I exhaled. For some, the musty-floral taste in Raw Garden’s Cherry Pop cartridge may be overwhelming.
The Raspberry White cartridge was also floral tasting. Nothing fake tasting about it, but not super flavorful either. If you are looking for something strong with a lot of flavor, check out Airo Pro.
Oil lasts long, high number of puffs
Raw Garden cartridges lasts a while. And a half-gram cart, for me, lasted about three to four days with constant smoking. A full gram cart would easily last for a week.
After a few drags from a Raw Garden cartridge, the user gets the effects they want to feel. Raw Garden’s concentrates are in the 80% and up range. The
Value is great for the quality
Raw Garden vape cartridges go for about $30 to $35 for 500 mg. The full gram cartridges are $60 at most places. Compared to other brands, Raw Garden cartridges are one of the most affordable live resin carts out there.
As a comparison, the Remedy live resin cartridge in Las Vegas costs $46 and used to be $64 at Essence Tropicana West. The Binske cartridge was also about $60. However, Justdab carts are only $35 as well and I would put them on par with Raw Garden.
There isn’t anything remarkable about the technology inside a Raw Garden vape cartridge. It’s just a good and honest well extracted live resin sauce cartridge with good taste and great effect.
Concluding our Raw Garden review
Raw Garden vape cartridges aren’t fake news. They’re real and do not fall under the category of low quality fake cartridges circulating around the black market since they’re their own brand.
In terms of quality, affordability, experience, and taste, I would say their vape cartridges are a good standard. You can find Raw Garden vape cartridges near you on Weedmaps and you can find Raw Garden’s website here.
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