What’s more reliable than an Old Pal? We ranked every flower and vape we could get our hands on to fill you in on these affordable fan favorites.
Quoted: "The effects didn’t last as long as I would’ve liked. I’d have to chain smoke this to maintain the level of comfort I was enjoying.”
Pros: Expect a smacked-in-the-face sort of uplifting mood boost that’ll have you flying from task to task.
Cons: An unfortunately metallic and unpleasant flavor.
Quoted: “I simultaneously feel heavy and drawn down, while also feeling a certain amount of uplifted and light, like a weird juxtaposition. I need to start cooking dinner and I feel as lazy as before, but at least I’m more relaxed about it. "
Pros: True to the OG name, this cart is perfect for post-workout relaxation to get rid of those aches and pains, or firing up your favorite movie and becoming one with the sofa. Use this as a sleep aid when you’ve over-caffeinated.
Cons: Not the most refined flavor or smoking experience.
Quoted: "I have so much cleaning to do before my party tonight, and three hits of this has me focused and capable. It smokes easily and would be lovely in a joint. This is a bright and light sativa. "
Pros: The strains can change in this family of products, but the effects should mirror the indica, hybrid or sativa designation. Like the rest, this is a super affordable option and great to keep around for easy pre-rolls to keep everyone lifted at your next party.
Cons: The same as buying pre-ground coffee, you’re sacrificing freshness for convenience.
Quoted: "Got so much work done and didn’t feel my usual neck tension while sitting at my desk. Major mood boost!"
Pros: This line of products offers a great entry point for anyone without a full smoking setup—all you need are papers, Old Pal and a lighter. The hybrid effects will provide a mellow, mood-boosting buzz that’ll keep even a first time smoker on the rails.
Cons: Some users reported a somewhat harsh smoking experience, which can be typical of the inconsistencies of pre-ground cannabis.
Quoted: "I didn’t like the taste of this pen. It was very diesely and sour, but I liked the high. Vapes in general are harsher on my lungs than flower, but this high really kept me going this morning."
Pros: This is one of those heady and happy sativas that leaves a lasting smile on your face. A perfect option for a friendly smoking circle or brainstorming new projects with colleagues.
Cons: The common shortness of breath many associate with vapes. The taste leaves something to be desired.
10. GSC Cartridge
Quoted: "This is an all around great cartridge. Super potent, great taste, no added terpenes, fun and loopy high. Really love it!"
Pros: Potent with a perfect hit of that classic diesel taste. Each pull is smooth and produces a euphoric head high that lasts a bit longer than the average vape. Keep this around for concerts or a social day out with friends.
Cons: You may experience some drowsiness, but if you do it shouldn't be overpowering.
Quoted: "I think this might be the Sativa that keeps me from blanket rejecting all Sativas. I'm liking the buzz. I have work to do, and I hope my client likes Russian-novel-length emails about ways to wear summer denim."
Pros: The perfect flower for inspirational afternoons and knocking out a project. Earthy tones on the exhale will provide a smooth and motivated ride for whatever journey you choose.
Cons: The munchies will hit you so hard you may forget your manners when you find food.
Quoted: "Stressed and trying to chill out, this high is helping. It’s calming but not knocking me out."
Pros: Similar to their 1/8th of indica flower, this pre-ground cousin will provide straightforward indica effects best for a couch-locked afternoon and reestablishing mindfulness. This is a great stress reducer, and it’ll also help with aches and pains.
Cons: Pre-ground flower may age faster, which can lead to inconsistent effects over time.