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After reviewing Smart Cart, we realized that we picked up a fake Smart Cart. With this in mind, we did not like this inauthentic version one bit. Smart Cart is an authentic company with legit results, but too many fakes are being distributed in the black market. Because of this, they discontinued their previous packaging.
Smart Cart, also known as SmartBud.CA on instagram, is a smoke shop based in California. From cartridges to selling grass, this company is know for having high quality products. We picked up Smart Cart Purple Punch and did not like it one bit. The reason for this is because this specific cartridge is not an authentic one. It’s from their previous packaging that they discontinued. Because of how many fakes there are, they decided to cut off their previous packaging. Therefore, if you ever come across a discontinued package, than it definitely is a fake Smart Cart.
- This particular cartridge was a fake, so none
- Terrible taste
- Oil not consistent
- Hardware made it difficult to get any good hits
Recommendations: Stop buying inauthentic street or fake cartridges.
Smart Cart sell authentic cartridges, but we picked up a fake, which is most of them in circulation
First off, Smart Cart is a legit company with authentic and tested products. Although they do sell cartridges, they have been focusing mainly on selling straight weed. The reason for this is because there have been so many fakes out, they had to discontinue their old packaging. There is so many packaging being sold from Chinese manufacturers, they had to cut out the last packaging.
That being said, most Smart Carts out there are fake. There are way more fake than real, so if you have a Smart Cart in your hand and you did not buy it at a California dispensary, way more likely than not it’s a fake.
Discontinued cartridge turned out to be fake
Here we encountered the old version of Smart Cart, before they updated their current packaging. Because they cancelled these packaging, the oil is not original and may be filled with anything inauthentic. We tried Purple Punch and would not recommend them to anyone. Personally, I didn’t like it one bit and it had a terrible taste to it, it could’ve been filled with anything, it’s difficult to trust the old packaging.
Fake Smart Cart packaging: Purple Punch
So we picked this particular cartridge and didn’t like anything about them what so ever. As mentioned earlier, if you ever face these packaging, than without a doubt they aren’t legit. We didn’t like these so much to the point we literally threw it out after just a few hits.
It’s very unfortunate what the black market can do and cause for these authentic companies. Without people being aware, it really can damage the positive reputation that companies created for themselves.
Oil quality looks decent, but don’t be fooled
At first glance, I thought that the oil looked great. It seemed to have a nice and thick consistency and has a very clear and clean color. Doesn’t move fast one bit. But never let that believe you that the oil is authentic and amazing. When I did try this, I couldn’t stand the taste or anything about the cartridge itself. We really couldn’t find anything positive about these old and fake cartridges.
This Fake Smart Cart has a horrible taste to it
This had to be the worst feature of this fake cartridge. The fist hit, it just tasted alright. But after the second and third, it just tasted disgusting. From hitting it to the after taste, it really did make me gag for a bit. We disposed of it after moments of hitting it.
Not very efficient and has a terrible hardware
First off, with this cartridge you do need either a specific battery or a mod/adapter. We aren’t too sure if it’s the same with the original Smart Carts yet. Regardless, with this fake one, the hardware wasn’t good at all. We tried using it with multiple batteries, from the Vessel Battery to an Elf but couldn’t screw on. This is because of the 510 thread, it was too thin.
Apart from that, this cartridge doesn’t even burn nice nor evenly. We did manage to find a battery that did fit, the E Leaf Pico. At first, we tried it with anywhere between 2-5 watts but couldn’t get a good hit. We aren’t sure if this is because of the thickness of the oil or because of the hardware of the cartridge itself. Either way, we bumped the watts up to 12W and hated this fake Smart Cart even more. We got a better taste of this cartridge and did not like it at all. It was so nasty, after a few hits, we trashed it.
How to identify Fake Smart Carts
There are various ways to identify a fake Smart Cart. But the key is if you don’t have the updated packaging, than you definitely have a fake with you. And if you do come across one of these, just throw it out and don’t risk your health. You never know if it contains harmful pesticides nor artificial flavors.
The first thing you should do is only get them at a legit dispensary. If you do not have a legit dispensary near you, look for smaller brands that are less likely to be fakes.
As said multiple times, Smart Cart only make these kind of packaging shown above. This update was recent due to the amount of fake cartridges being distributed.
New Cartridge Design and Prints
Cartridge design is Zinc Alloy rather than Copper
Regardless if you encounter a fake Smart Cart or legit one, this is another way to see if yours is authentic or not.
10 discontinued flavors due to Fake Smart Cart issue:
Show below is a list of inauthentic flavors. If you ever come across any one of these, we don’t recommend you to consume them.
- XXX OG
- Purple Punch
- Blue Cookies
- SkyWalker OG
- Wedding Cake
- Sour Diesel
- Banana OG
- King Louis
- Apricot Gelato
- Cookies and Cream
- Sky Punch
- Mimosa Cake
- Organic OG
- Boss OG
- Gelato #9
- G.G. #4
- Crazy Glue
- Smack Herer
- Purple Punch #6
- Gary Black Water
- Lemon Haze
- Elmer’s Glue
- Jolly Cake
- Jolly OG
Overall, don’t purchase inauthentic cartridges
If you ever encounter these fake Smart Carts, we do not recommend you buy them at all. We’ve said this many times through out this article and will keep mentioning it again. You really can’t trust these fake cartridges, especially when you have no idea what’s in them. It’s not cool because people are unaware about this and believe some fakes are actually legit. Yeah some people may say that a few carts taste amazing and do get you high. But one day, you just might encounter a fake like the one I did, better yet worst. I didn’t even get high off of it just because I really couldn’t stand the taste. I hit it so few times, I felt the necessity to get rid of it.
We weren’t kidding when we said that we had to throw it out after just a few hits. We didn’t get the full experience of this particular fake Smart Cart just because we really couldn’t stand them. We do not recommend you smoke anything inauthentic or from the black market. Don’t get me wrong, some fake cartridges may taste great and get you baked. The only thing is that you really can’t trust them. They may contain anything from artificial flavors to dozens of pesticides.
I got one called French cookies which I don’t see here for flavor. Is it real or fake? If real what are the effects ?
How about smart cart AU NATURAL EDITION (PL) PINK LEMOMS
The company doesn’t exist guys, therefore you would have to be smoking some that either a person made at their house or it’s just a bunch of shit you don’t want to inhale. Bottom line, they are all a fake brand, regardless of the oil that happens to be in that certain smart cart. They would be licensed and they aren’t at all
Is jungle punch real smart cart exotic edition? Has a hard case has all the details on it.
Anything smart cart at this point is fake
You dont mention the flavor hurkle . If its fake or real . May i have help . Its in new packaging , did not get it from dispensary. In a state where its unavailable. Please help so i dont die
All smart carts are fake! They are not licensed by the California cannabis bureau so they are unregulated bullshit with nice packaging.
I got one in lemonade that appears every but legitimate. The packaging had the snug seating, inner photograph liner, magnetic closure edge, hefty cart with the rubber/silicone, correct branding, and a gorgeously thick oil with a green line at the halfway mark on the tank. The threading is good, too. It blew my mind comparing it to the litany of black market ones I’ve gotten. That being said, the flavor isn’t on your list of real or fakes, could somebody confirm this flavor for me? The taste is weird, but not chemical wierd, just not a full lemonade flavor but I know citrus tastes are always a bit hard to pull off so that doesn’t worry me. I’m in a prohibition state, in the Southeast, so I can’t find out easily and don’t trust the bulk markets that pop up in online search results.
We are going to update some of this info, but in general you should avoid all smarts for now
damn i think i got finessed. I got wedding cake & that shit didn’t even hit. Seemed like the cart n pen wouldn’t make a solid connection smh.
Go to a convenience store and buy and try a battery call The Kind Pen and it should work. The first time I tried a smart Cart it didn’t work on my old 510 thread battery, so my friend told me to try The Kind Pen and it worked. You can probably find it online too. Good luck.
Hey Johnny. It’s a common problem from time to time. I’ve found a quick fix as follows.
There’s a small ring INSIDE the BOTTOM of the cart. Take the edge of a razor blade edge and gently work it around and reset it slightly up. It’s ok to have that gasket a little proud of the opening. It won’t make contact if it’s sunken.Then thread the pen and enjoy.**Works on all carts ***
So I got 4 discontinued flavors in the new packaging. The cart itself says smart bud on the green trim ring and the mouthpiece is copper. Wish it worked with my openvape so I could give them a try.
I got some that everything is rite on except it says smart cart Nd not smart bud but everything else is correct on the cart.
Im in virginia, Got a purple punch in new package, copper top. Hit great, taste great, potent as shit.
If its a fake, I didn’t get ripped off.
New pkg (without oil) for sale for 2.20
Yep, that’s them. Chinese are one step ahead all the time. I wonder what the poisoned juice they sold to thin the shatter that hurt or killed all those people?
Turned out its all Vitamin E Acetate
is pound cake real? its a hybrid and has a purple and pink packaging that says water clear distillate, at the top it says its a part of the clear edition smart cart at the too and says its a water refined vape at the bottom of water droplet. it looks like a clear oil and tastes pure with like brass knuckles but now knowing theres fake outs im not too sure
I just purchased a “jungle punch”. Mouthpiece is copper and has proper packaging. But I dont see this flavor represented anywhere much less the authentic. Has a great juice flavor and hits like a champ.
Anyone know if Orange Crush smartcart is fake or real? ty
I have no clue what you guys are talking about. I stopped smoking bud 2 years ago, strictly Vaped since. Once in a while one cart won’t work due to the internal parts but they’re real.
It could have real THC oil, just the Smart Bud brand is being faked
Does anyone know if Gelato 45 is real? Tastes like shit
I just got one too. If the tip is chrome under the pink its probably real. Had to turn mod down to 9.0 watts otherwise it tastes like crap.
That’s what I said😫😫😫
I got one that was real it was the same and it says g45 on it in a magnetic box
I just bought a Super sour diesel. It’s the new updated box and cart but it has sour diesel on the fake list. Any advice?
ALL SMART CARTS ARE FAKE no matter where you got it it’s black market poop soup the company doesn’t exist and it’s ran by people who sit in their garage filling them with random Shit.
Not true. Good peeps and real clean product
Do you have pics to prove this statement?
the one I have is pink
Could it be possible to get one of the old ones and it be real from old packaging? Also how do the REAL ones taste compared to the FAKE ones?
I just got birthday cake and jungle punch are they real flavors? I got it from my plug. It came with the magnetic case is there word of fakes being sold in the magnetic packaging?
The picture at the top says copper is the fake one, you have it in the right hand position says real. On the left is the zinc alloy one and it’s said to be the fake one but it’s the real one.
I just purchased a Thin Mint. any word if it’s fake or real ?
mimosa one looks real from the packaging, logo, and oil but is on the fake list could they have brought the flavor back?
Had the same thing happen
Just don’t buy these period. Got three in new packaging- FAKE! Blue Kush and wedding cake. Just one or two hits and did get high but along with headaches and fogginess. My friend’s symptoms lasted for hours. Hard to toss something you paid $$ for but just toss em. This crap will make you siiiiick. (Look into fake cartridges- big business and people are getting genuinely sick)
And who cares the review isn’t “well written” … It’s true. Unless u got yours at a legit shop toss it.
Does anyone known if the Gelato G45 is real or fake? My older aunt just purchased 1 & I told her to wait let me check it out. Its a Smart Cart, Exotic Editions…. Help please….
I just got one and it taste like crap and it’s hurting my throat not using it again
It’s real. Turn your voltage down to 3.5
Anyone know if Runtz is a real flavor ?
Yes. It’s from the exotic edition. I have one.
Anyone find a pink cartridge? Picked up white cookies and it has the new packaging and looks real, the cart however, does not. I saw that you can buy a 30 pack of them on a wholesale website.. can’t trust that for sure
Hi yes I have a pink one, and it taste good and I believe it’s real and the packaging is different so yes I believe mine is real and my friend told me that her dealer gets it from California dispensaries and I live in a state where marijuana is only legal if you have a medical marijuana card
I find it hilarious when people try to justify. Plugs sell the fucked up ones to headasses like people above trying to defend their purchase. Like no dummy. You just got taxed for a fake cart lmao. This person is giving you reliable information to protect y’all from dying. And y’all wanna say it’s a “fake review” be clear this person isn’t forcing you to stop buying fake carts. I wouldn’t even reply to y’all. I would just laugh and say ok. Keep on buying them. Waste your money.
I agree with you
I have pink tips in my oil bubble does not move it doesn’t even have a bubble it’s so thick and taste pretty good, I hope it’s real behind his grade
I just got one called NYC Sour / also says NYS, any word regarding this?
Most likely fake the scrape test is best to do
What temp do u use on one
I would hit it 4.0 volts or less
I agree with his mom that review sucked worse than a fake cart..A fake review on a product he’s never tried. How can you make such allegations when you’ve only tried a copy?
Deep fake but big bake – who’s the fugazzi and who’s the real deal Holyfield. Steal the font from SmartWater and sell shitty carts that make smokers sick….the counterfeit Chinese game is green lights go – Caveat Emptor – buy local and buy verified
I just got cookie dough. It’s not on either discontinued/present flavors list. Is it legit? Cart seems real.
Most likely a fake
The wedding cake is nowhere NEAR fake. Just had one last week. I don’t see Mango on the list. That was as fake as they get.
The fake is more about just it not being from the original brand, if good oil is put into a “fake” cartridge, it still will work
Was it in the old packaging? My plugs got one but Idk if it’s fake or authentic
Does it taste like seeds?
This would be case to case, but in general that seed taste is probably coming from the oil and not the hardware. Given almost all are fake it is probably just that oil, but you know that means it most likely is “trim” based oil. Recently someone pointed that out about Select carts tasting like trim, and they do make it from trim.
What is the little green line on the cart for?
They now have fake ones in excellent packaging like the one I got Grape Punch, not a known flavor. The marks and imprints look like the new version.
Have a sick “exotic” (supposedly only 20,000) smartcart right now brand new packaging 2019, “Jungle Punch” one of the best carts ive had in awhile
bought a few w new packaging today so far so good. Super sour Diesel, Jack Herrer, Wedding Cake, and GG#4. Guess it’s hit or miss, is there an actual website for the brand?
Live in SW Florida bought two smart cart FC French cookies I don’t see it on the list for the fakes or authentic ones can anyone advise thanks
Are the smart cart exotic edition carts real? I got a “gushers” one and it seems legit. The oil is thick and it doesn’t taste weird but the packaging style is old
Gosh what a cry fest…
Can anybody confirm, i heard that the owners of Smartbud and Packwoods got arrested and the business was taken down. The Smarbud cans and Packwoods cigars are harder to find now in NYC, we are getting some cans branded Lyft’d which is wack.
i tried to look up there instagram account and its not there.. maybe it might be true
I have the Durban poison and it’s really good. Great favor and get me really high
I have a regular mimosa one and its real…..it tastes great and gets me super high.
Aw man, mine tastes like shit
I have a smart cart Durban poison. where can I send photo?
This guy wishes he could write a good article instead it sounded like an obnoxious Yelp review. My favorite part was when he tried to reference the original smart carts and admits he doesn’t know…why write a Yelp review on something you don’t even know about!!! Pretentiousness!
I agree with myself!
Thank you so much, just ordered my second after blue cookies went way to fast and wasn’t getting me high, never tasted right to me, so glad I saw this, will be sending the second one back!!
Old packaging with the side window for TM (Thin Mint). Copper. 2018 Smart Bud on the bottom. Oil is brown and full. smells and looks legit. Copper.
Thoughts and/or opinions , please!
Lot of that shit out therrr is hot dog water lil
How much is it
I got a fake smart cart in the new packaging so be extra careful when you buy.
Same new packaging and fake oil . Waste of money
Same here. It says smart cart instead of smart bud and the logo doesn’t even look right.
Is jack herer or green crack legit?
It tasted nasty because you burned the coils up. 12w is to high for the carts. 7-9 is the max depend on cart type.
who leaves a review on a product thats not even real. Yeah throw in all the information about the fakes out there but then to give it “2 Stars” based off YOU getting a fake cart- which I don’t understand if your preaching to buy from the source. I think a new review of the real official 2019 Smartbud Smartcart is needed- making the review legit giving the cart a fair chance. I’ve been using these carts for a while & trying all the popular brands definitely top 3. Try a real one for yourself
Is Pepsi kush real
Is the Sherbet flavor real?
So I have wedding cake.old box. 2018 and its copper. So is it real? I’m not down for fake sh*t. But I hate that it’s a loss.
Can u tell the fakes from real by the gasket on bottom of cartridges
Are there any other ways to tell if this is fake? Just bought Rose OG and Wedding Cake. Packaging is new (sturdy box that has a magnetic flip type cover and white foam padding on the inside)
Has the “California Prop 215 Compliant SB 420 Section 11362.5 and 11362.7” on the back bottom.
I can’t even find a legit website or social media for these guys!
Most likely if its from outside of a legit CA store it is fake. There’s way more fake Smart’s than real. You can also post in our forum a pic and someone from our staff will try to identify it:
Anyone Hurd of the flavor st sherbet? Sativa has old box with foam. Date 2018
Just bought one today
I’m waiting to buy one I’m buying it just to see if it fake so my mom knows what to look for when it comes to fake carts
How much do real carts go for in the dispensary?
$30 to $50 for most half g’s
Have new box with padding (GR – Green Ribbon). Scratched the green coating off the (smartbud logo) cartridge and it’s zinc not copper plated. Tastes horrible and am wondering just how dangerous it is to consume.
Many fakes are coming up testing positive for synthetic cannabis, I would avoid them
I have Pepsi Kush anyone ever try it
I have a lemonade one is that legit
Its grape punch original flavor ?
you guys honestly think getting new packaging and flavors will stamp out the fake cart game. Talk to China. They are already making clones of the new cart and new packaging styles. As long as China can rip everything off, and as long as people are motivated by money opportunities, there will be an issue of clone cartridges on the black market. If you know who you are getting it from and trust the source, the carts will be at a great discount for good quality.
Hey y’all I just had a wedding cake vapor. Could get it to hit sooo, I unscrewed the end. Some oil ran on my finger! I’ve used drops cnd/the under tongue, so I wipe this oil on my tongue. 20 minute later I couldn’t hold my eyes open. Took a nap. When I woke I had a fever, sweats. Like the flue for 3 days now. Nobody around sick at all!!!
Was I poisoned?
Omg same. Woke up in hot sweats because I was about to throw up in the middle of the night. After I emptied out my entire body, I had the chills, a fever, a shallow cough and zero appetite for 5 days!!! But the only difference is I didn’t come in contact with the oil to my knowledge. I was checking the blogs to see if anyone else became ill from these carts. Now I see all of the flavors I had on the fake list! Great!
Bro what do you mean yo didn’t come in contact with the oil but you had all the flavors on the fake list???
I just purchase some and they don’t work how can I tell if they are fake
Almost all ones that are not the new style are fake
I got the NYS and its padded packing and says 2019 on the bottom
Is lemonade Real also if u scrap the green coat of and it’s silver any possibility it could be real
If it works and gets you lifted…who cares. As long as these assholes aren’t selling poison. In most cases, they cut the stuff with Hempseed oil, or they use a distillate and terpenes for flavor since so many terpenes for strains exist. They also said the flavors were discontinued, and the packaging, HOWEVER, I have seen those flavors in the new packaging at a dispensary so, I think they did bring them back. The easy way to check is to make sure the cart is copper, not zinc e-plate.
I just got a smart cart cartridge. Durban poison. Only half full. Old style box. Did the scrap looks like copper to me. Kicked the hell out of head. Sativa. What do you think. ??
Where can i get real one
Trying to figure out how to post a pic..the flavor I see going around is Rose OG..same green packaging..but dont have one in hand to scratch the neck..if someone coukd help me with posting pic that would be appreciated..thank u
post here: http://220.127.116.11/community/
The rose OG is not a favorite of people I know. I have one that came in a case and it is in a green box. It’s ok. The new cases are bigger and holographic.
I have a blue crush, lemonade, and gelato of the padded packaging…
Are jack Herer or pistachio real flavors
Pistachio is a nice Indica and like all Smartcarts, a hint of pistachio. Not like those Danks! The best imo, are SFV, Pistachio, Double Dream and Girl Scout cookie. I like almost all of them except that nasty Chocolope!!
The chocolope I had tasted more like popcorn kush not even gonna lie. And I hated it.
Is durban poison legit?
So I have the new packing look where it opens all nice and it says 2018 at the bottom and the carts still say Smart Cart not Smart Bud. The flavor/strain to bee car is wedding cake thanks for any info
The new hardware is better so that is good, but the actual real Smart Cart company is so small that if you are not getting it at a dispensary, it’s probably a fake. However, if the plug puts good oil in it it still can be good.
Uhhh you can trust it if you quit being dumb and test them and be smart
So what if you have new packages with wedding cake did they bring it back ? Was it discontinued after the new packaging ? Have new package that is WC and the cart itself doesn’t have the green leaf . Taste and all is good though
If it’s not from a dispensary it probably is fake, but as long as they put good oil in it, its good anyway
Is Miami haze real??
sorry not sure on that
The padded packages are the old ones guy…look at the bottoms they will be dated 2018. The slim ones are newer..look at their IG. Still not a way to tell if they are legit if you are in a black market state.
Bad info here all over here. The authentic flavors you posted are FLOWER variants not OIL. They don’t make the same strains for oil and flower
There’s a lot of flavors that are real you guys left out I gave official cartridges smh
I just recently got one. The crazy thing is you can’t see the oil.. the name is NYS NYC Sours
Same. I got French cookie…but u cant see the oil. I’m so confused!?
post a pic up here:
lmao what! you guys got licked! if theres no oil in the cart they sold you an empty cart LOL
They aren’t saying it’s empty. They’re saying the oil is clear.
Is Orange Sherbert & Hurkle real ?
http://18.104.22.168/community/ if you can post pics of the carts there we can try to authenticate em
I had a cart in old packaging but with the new print on it. Miami haze.
Yo i have the same one, what bout the taste? I found mine dont taste that good.
I have Miami Haze too. But new packaging!
i got a purple rain is that real?
I would do the scrape test shown in here to be sure, but really almost all of em are fake out there