What To Consider When Buying Your First Vape Pen

Looking to buy your first vape pen? Well, the good news is that you’re not alone! Many of us have been there and are happy to pass along a few tid-bits about what to be aware of. All in all, it shouldn’t be too confusing, but if you’re new to CBD, you’re probably still learning about the new words and terms to describe different product nuances.

We’re here to help. At Halso, we pride ourselves on putting the customer first, and we’ll walk you through a few key points below. If you have any questions or want to speak to someone, feel free to reach out at contact@halso.co. We aim to respond in <24 hours!

The Vape Pen Brand

To a certain extent, the brand of the vape pen does matter. Since the CBD industry is still nascent, you have many newcomers who are trying to make a name for themselves. The good news is that Halso actually takes step to verify and work with the best of the best brands, helping eliminate some of the vetting process for you. There is some tribal knowledge of those who have been in the space for some time, such as reports of some CBD companies using synthetic THC. While we can’t verify such reports, we choose not to work with those who have gained a bit of a questionable reputation.

Conversely, Halso was one of the first online retailers to sell the Stanley Brother’s Vape Pen, which was created by the founders of the famous Charlotte’s Web CBD company.

What other factors should you consider when buying your first vape pen? Let’s keep going.

Amount of CBD

The more CBD, usually the higher cost of the product. As an example, the Stanley Brother’s Vape Pen comes with 100mg of CBD, while the CBDfx comes with 30mg of CBD. Those looking for higher potency should consider the Stanley Brother’s Vape Pen.

Full Spectrum or CBD Isolate

CBD Isolate is just what it means – the product only has the CBD cannabinoid. This type of product is ideal for those who want to avoid THC – as an example, for potential drug testing.

Full Spectrum is the term to describe a CBD product that comes with all of the natural cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant, including THC. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid, which means it is responsible for producing the “high” sensation. Usually, for those looking for the highest opportunity from a CBD product, you will probably be better off with a full-spectrum product since the addition of THC contributes to the “entourage effect”, which is the term used to describe the added impact of THC. Anecdotally, some will say the presence of THC amplifies the effects of CBD, and this is why a full spectrum product is considered advantageous.

You can identify full spectrum products via the “Full Spectrum (Includes THC”) product tag. Conversely, you can identify CBD Isolate products via the “THC Free” product tag.

Rechargeable vs Disposable Vape Pen

Lastly, consider if you want to buy a rechargeable or disposable vape pen. Disposable vape pens are best for those who are new to or first trying a CBD vape pen. A disposable vape pen is less of an investment than a rechargeable vape pen as they are ready to be used right out of the box and are usually more cost effective. For more about disposable vape pens, check out our Disposable Vape Pen breakdown here.

A rechargeable vape pen is helpful if you plan to use your vape pen on a recurring basis and are more comfortable with CBD.


And there you have it! We hope you’re a bit more knowledgeable about how to buy your first vape pen!

Once more, never hesitate to reach out to us at contact@halso.co or in the chat box in the lower right. We’re here to help you be the best version of yourself.