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Product Review: Kurvana Vape Pen Cartridges

Kurvana Cartridges at a Glance

Manufacturer: Kurvana

Product: KPEN Originals: Pineapple Express (Sativa)

Cannabis content: 64.74% THC, 0.19% CBD, 1.17% CBN (Total: 66.1%)

Available in: California

Flavor: Piney, with a strong pineapple flavor on the finish.

Experience: The Pineapple Express is zippy, creative, and focused, but can spike anxiety if that’s a factor for you. I am prone to anxiety so I found myself getting momentarily panicky while puffing on the pen and waiting for a friend to arrive. It subsided pretty quickly though.

Product: KPEN Infusions: Sunset Tea (Indica)

Cannabis content: 39.73% THC, 19.58% CBD, 0.71% CBN (Total: 60.02%)

Additional ingredients: Lavender blossoms, white cucumber tea, and summer rose (per the company’s website).

Available in: California

Flavor: Sweet, floral, with a bit of tea flavor in the aftertaste.

Experience: This is one I keep in my purse for evening snuggles or if I need help falling asleep. It’s not going to knock you completely into next week, but it is relaxing and just sleepy enough to get the job done when I want to use it for that purpose.

Initial Impressions

Pros: I love the thoughtful and aesthetically pleasing packaging. Each strain formulation comes in a test tube with different colorful label for each strain and a matching band of color around the cartridge itself so it’s not confusing if you own more than one. There’s also a symbol listed next to the strain name indicating if the strain is a sativa (pyramid), indica (upside down pyramid), or hybrid (circle with one half shaded). These helpful visual cues allow consumers to easily choose the strain and effect they’re looking for. I also appreciate that each test tube contains a strip of paper that features testing results with a breakdown of cannabinoid percentages.

They’re also potent! I let some low-tolerance friends try the Infusions Sunset Tea and even with the 2:1 THC to CBD ratio, they still felt pretty buzzed after only one hit. Everyone enjoyed the experience though, so it was a lovely evening. With my higher tolerance, I felt the effects after only four puffs, and they lasted about 25 minutes. Your mileage may vary.

Cons: I found both the Originals and the Infusions formulations to have a slight flavor that I couldn’t quite place. The website notes that the blends have no glycols or additives, so I’m not sure what is giving them that taste. It’s not bad, it just tastes somewhat artificial. That said, company’s website clearly states, “Our Originals line is all strictly cannabis derived straight from the raw material … [and preserves] the essential components of the raw flower.” I’d be curious to hear if it’s just me, or if others have had similar experiences.

Our Verdict

I enjoyed the Kurvana vape cartridges I tried and I would definitely recommend them to folks looking for potent, tasty vapor. The Infusions line is great for people who don’t really enjoy the taste of cannabis, as there are more flavors options like Passion Fruit, Kool Mint, and Banana Smoothie, many of which taste like Jolly Ranchers. If you prefer your cannabis to taste like cannabis (I’m one of those people), stick with the Originals line.

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Ashley Manta

Ashley is a writer, feminist, and sexuality educator. She is a contributing writer for Leafly.

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