Vaping cannabis doesn’t have to drain your wallet, but it’s a hobby that has a price tag. This is especially true if you prefer higher-quality or specialty carts, like live resin carts or distillates.
The cost of a weed cart depends on its size, type of liquid, production method, whether you’re buying online or in-person, and even geographical location. Additionally, 510 thread carts are priced lower than refill pods made for proprietary devices like the PAX Era.
We’ve looked at prices in shops and dispensaries across the United States to compile some estimates. Products we’ve considered include THC (delta 9) carts, CBD carts, delta 8 carts, and more.
If you’re using carts to get high in a state with legal marijuana, then you’re likely to opt for a delta 9 THC cart, which is usually shortened to “THC cart”—although there are other forms of hemp-derived THC with different psychoactive effects.
These products are sometimes called “dab carts,” which is inaccurate. There’s no dabbing involved—although you can dab waxy concentrates using an e-nail or a dab rig. Likewise, you can’t smoke weed carts; they’re vaped.
THC oil in carts is available in several forms, including premium options like distillates and live resins. Methods to create these liquids vary, and so does pricing.
The price of a one-gram THC cart is highly dependent on location. Much of the difference comes from varying tax rates and the cost of complying with each state’s regulations. There are limited options between $20 and $30, with the majority costing slightly beyond that. Premium distillates, PAX carts, and other high-end products often exceed $40.
If you reside in a state with higher cannabis prices, you’ll likely spend over $60 on a one-gram cart. In the lowest-priced locations, standard THC carts can be found for as little as $10.
Half-gram THC carts generally cost between $25 and $60. Some dispensaries in certain states have budget options under this range, around $10-20, but these are relatively rare.
More often than not, 300 mg THC carts come as disposables. These sit between $20 and $35, depending on the brand and location of purchase.
Live resins are made using the marijuana or hemp plant’s full chemical composition. These carts contain moderate to high levels of THC.
Due to the more arduous production method, which involves fresh or fresh-frozen plants, live resin is on the expensive side.
Most half-gram live resin carts cost at least $30, with many priced over $40. A one-gram live resin cart can go for as much as $80 in many locations.
Locations with a higher price point tend to emphasize half-gram products. This is the case for New Jersey, where 500 mg live resin carts retail between $50 and $80.
CBD carts are derived from hemp and, by law, contain less than 0.3% THC. These carts won’t get you high, but they can provide a soothing effect and pain relief.
Brands are more creative when it comes to sizing CBD carts. Although half-gram and one-gram carts are common, so are 1200 mg carts, 300 mg carts, and even two-gram carts.
It isn’t difficult to find cheap CBD carts, despite the growing number of premium products. Reputable online shops sell one-gram carts for as little as $25, although this price rises steeply whenever you browse higher-quality fare. CBD carts made from live resin can set you back $40 or more, even if the cart is under a gram in size.
If you’d like to give premium CBD a try without a huge investment, some manufacturers offer 200 mg carts for $20. This is a lower price, but you’re typically paying more per gram than you would for a larger cart.
Delta 8 is a hemp-derived form of THC with gentler psychoactive effects. While it will get you high, the experience will be far milder than with marijuana-derived delta 9 THC carts.
At the moment, delta 8 carts are priced similarly to their CBD counterparts. A typical lowball cost sits around $20 for a one-gram cart. A number of popular carts cost $30 per gram, with live resin-based products stretching from $35 to $50, on average.
Delta 10 is another psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. Like delta 8, delta 10 is manufactured from hemp-derived CBD, but users say it offers an even milder high.
Because producing delta 10 requires more steps than delta 8, it’s far easier to find carts that combine it with other cannabinoids, such as CBD, CBN, or delta 8.
The cost of a delta 10 cart is partly dependent on which cannabinoids it’s combined with. This means that the price falls in the same ranges as CBD and delta 8 carts, depending on which compounds are incorporated. For instance, a delta 10 cart infused with delta 8 and terpenes will cost about $30.
The difference in cost between B&Ms and online shops isn’t something you need to worry about if you’re purchasing delta 9 THC carts. Although some dispensaries offer delivery services, these would be limited to the local area.
This is a different story if you’re interested in CBD, delta 8, or other hemp-derived carts. Online retailers of hemp-based carts are more widespread than ever. Of course, if you’re looking at a shop that sells black market carts, their prices are going to be lower. Health risks—or a lackluster experience—aren’t worth the savings. If prices are far below our estimates, or the retailer can’t show testing for the products they sell, consider this a red flag.
Some online shops are priced similarly to B&Ms, but as a whole, they skew more affordable. Often, CBD and delta 8 manufacturers sell directly online, bypassing the wholesale step. Plus, you may find staying on top of deals and coupons easier when shopping online. Shipping costs need to be accounted for, though.
You don’t need to buy from bargain-bin retailers to save money on carts. With a bit of research, it’s more than possible to find reasonably priced options from trusted sellers, even if you’re on a budget. Using the estimates we’ve provided, we hope you can go into your cart purchasing journey with a plan—and without worries about breaking the bank.