JUUL doesn’t make THC pods… But in Amsterdam, it isn’t exactly hard to find JUUL THC Pods. I bought my first pack during a trip there in April. This is what happened…
If you vape and smoke pot like a lot of people, you’d have to agree that we’re now pretty much living in a something of a golden age. You have desktop vaporizers, portable vaporizers, and vape pens for all your weed and CBD needs, and vape mods and tanks for all your nicotine requirements.
Not even Buck Rogers had it so good. I mean, think about it: even as far back as 2007, the idea of vaping nicotine – while a real thing – was completely unknown to 99.9% of the population. This fact alone shows how far we’ve come in just over a decade…
Go back 10 years, and if you wanted either nicotine or THC in your system you’d have to smoke or burn a substance (or stick a patch on your arm). Granted, you’ve always been able to eat cannabis but that method really isn’t for the faint-hearted. If you’ve done it, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
So… What About JUUL and THC Pods Then?
I was in Amsterdam during April and I had my JUUL with me. Obviously, I’d already had plenty of cannabis during my stay, when in Rome on all that, so when I happened across a store that sold JUUL THC Pods, I had to give them a try.
I’d actually never even heard of these before, so I bought a pack in the spirit of investigative journalism.
These pods ARE NOT made by JUUL. They’re 100% non-JUUL, but they do work in the JUUL vape just like regular pods. The shop I bought mine from sold tons of them in all kinds of flavors. They also did THC E Juice as well, though I didn’t manage to get any of that.
I paid €15 for a pack of four JUUL THC Pods. Pricey, but it was in Amsterdam, after all. I loaded on up (it was Mango if I recall correctly) and went about my day. After about 30 minutes or so, while looking at Rembrandt’s The Night Watch, I realized I was kind of high…
Not off my tits or anything, but mildly stoned. The kind where you want to listen to music, talk, and do things. That’s THC right there; it works as a stimulant and makes normally dull things appear intensely interesting… Ideal really, especially when you find yourself looking at an ultra-famous painting like The Night Watch.
JUUL THC Pods vs Vaporizers / Edibles
My experience, though limited, with THC pods for the JUUL was pretty good. It wasn’t too intense, nor was it overwhelming. Granted, I only tried one brand while I was there but it seemed to agree with me (meaning: no paranoia or existential hell).
I’ve tried edibles and THC wax in LA and they both messed me up royally, so compared to that the THC JUUL pods were extremely tame. The closest comparison I can think of is how you feel after a couple of hits from a decent vaporizer like the PAX 3 or the Davinci IQ – mellow, but definitely up.
The cartridges they came in were ever so slightly bigger than JUUL’s official pods. My first one lasted me about two days, as I didn’t want to overdo it. The second, third, and fourth were dispatched with far more quickly; once I’d found my feet I was comfortable pushing things a bit more.
Overall, I was moderately impressed with the pods. They’re not as good as a quality vaporizer, but they were fun – especially when you’re touring the Rembrandt Museum! Also: I have no idea whether or not you can even buy JUUL THC Pods in the US…
I haven’t seen them anywhere online, though I imagine there are plenty of places that do sell them in California and Canada now that pot has been legalized there. Nevertheless, I’d still take my Davinci IQ over a JUUL rocking a THC pod any day of the week and twice on a Sunday.
CBD is perfectly legal in the US, however, and you can even get E Juice infused with it (DirectVapor sells it, and it does free shipping too).
I know you can order cannabis online if you’re in Canada – Weed Smart is one such retailer that sells all kinds of cannabis products. If you’re elsewhere it’s a lot harder and usually involves the dark web…
This cannabis market – the commercial one, at least – is still very much in its infancy right now, so availability and access are always going to be tricky (unless you’re in Canada!). I just hope that other states and countries follow Canada’s lead on this because the economic and health implications are all very significant.
JUUL THC Pods In The UK
If you’re in the UK, well… you, sir, are s**t out of luck. Cannabis is still viewed as a Class B drug there. The government, while very progressive with its view of vaping, is extremely far behind when it comes to marijuana and all the positive things that come with legalizing it.
In fact, the UK and US are essentially mirrored images of one another: the US hates vaping, but has legalized pot; the UK loves vaping but hates weed. Go figure! Attitudes are changing in the UK, however; medical cannabis is now available on the NHS, which is great.
Don’t expect to walk into your local pharmacy and pick some up though; medical cannabis in the UK is reserved for only the most EXTREME cases. And you’ll need a prescription from your GP… Bottomline: 99.9% of people will never be able to get cannabis on the NHS.
The alternative? Move to Canada – you can buy weed online there!
Failing that, buy weed in the traditional manner and get yourself a badass desktop vaporizer.
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