How to Spot Fake Raw Garden Carts.
Fraudsters aren’t just manufacturing fictitious brands and potentially toxic products, they’re also putting out fake versions of popular brands. Websites sell packs of 100 empty glass tank carts along with counterfeit labels that mimic the legal cannabis brand Cookies all for just miserly price.
From cannabis industry professionals to testing lab experts, to consumer affairs and public health agencies, everyone reiterates the point that products from the legal market is likely to be safer given factors like increased accountability and the rigorous testing required by state law.
While there are no foolproof methods (even well-regulated markets sometimes have recalls), there are many ways to reduce the risk of consuming a contaminated fake product. You can further reduce harm by;
Checking the Raw Garden Cart packaging:
While shopping in regulated markets is key, you can also check the product packaging to see if anything looks fishy. Labels on products in the regulated market should all display:
- A manufacturing date
- A packaging date
- A batch number
- A lot number
In order to be considered a legal cannabis product, each state has its own set of regulations that dictate what must be printed on the box, like lab results and THC concentrations. Similar to a price tag, legal brands will usually print a sticker that is stuck onto the finished product.
Lab tests are certain to vary with each batch, so packages or products will have stickers presenting their most current and up-to-date lab test information; it should never be printed directly onto the box.
For one thing, a Raw Garden cartridge sold in a dispensary is going to have the usual stickers and seals appended, including a package date, dispensary license, and QR code scan for lab results. View our video in the Raw Garden review for a good 360-view of the packaging.
Raw Garden carts sells only out of licensed dispensaries in California. If you bought it outside of Cali, it’s usually fake unless there’s the rare exception where somebody went to a great deal of trouble to bootleg it to you.
Raw Gardens carts use CCELL technology, so fake once use knock-off CCELLs that are easy to spot. Visit out tutorial on telling a real CCELL from a fake.