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What do the best disposable weed pens all have in common? Today’s vape pens are incredibly convenient, user-friendly, and affordable. Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis enthusiast or just curious, there’s a perfect pen out there for you.

Let us help you get started if you are unsure where to begin. So, this is your Higher Path guide to disposable vapes, from what’s inside to battery type to concentrate options. We’ll ensure you leave knowing how to use a disposable vape and have a few of our favorite vape brands in your back pocket for your next order with The Higher Path.

What are Disposable Pens?

Disposable vape pens are super-convenient, non-refillable, single-use cannabis vaping devices. While there are hundreds if not thousands of versions, they all have three parts: a cartridge filled with cannabis concentrate, a heating element, and a battery.

Disposables come ready to use straight out of the packaging with no setup, ongoing maintenance, or, in most cases, charging required.

How Does a Disposable Vape Pen Work?

A disposable vape has a built-in battery to power the heating element, typically a small coil tucked inside the chamber. The vape pen battery is activated by inhaling from the mouthpiece or pressing a button to activate the battery and heating element.

Once heated, the oil contained inside the attached cartridge (sometimes called the tank or cart) gets vaporized and ready to inhale. This vapor production, in lieu of smoke, delivers all the benefits and effects you know and love from cannabis but without the harmful effects.

What’s the Difference Between a Traditional Vape Pen and a Disposable?

Traditional vape pens are designed for long-term use. They have replaceable or refillable cartridges and larger rechargeable batteries. While they last longer, most require ongoing maintenance and regular cleaning.

Traditional vape pens are also usually bulkier and less discreet, making them less convenient for on-the-go use. While non-disposable types are a more expensive investment, if you look after them, they slowly become more cost-effective over time.

Disposable vape pens are single-use devices that come pre-filled and pre-charged, ready to go whenever you are. They are more affordable upfront, highly portable and available in unlimited potencies, concentrates, and flavors.

Why Do We Love Disposable Weed Pens?

Disposable weed pens are rapidly becoming one of our best-selling products. No surprise, considering how they have captured the hearts of everyone, from long-time cannabis lovers to the new canna-curious crowd.

Here is why everyone at The Higher Path loves vape pens so much:

Convenience and Portability

A disposable vape pen is incredibly convenient and ultra-portable. Unlike traditional vaping devices, some of which are sizeable stationary tabletop units, there’s no need to lug around heavy equipment, refill cartridges, or perform regular maintenance. As soon as you open the package, it’s ready to use.

Variety of Strains, Flavors, and Potencies

Disposable vape devices offer almost unlimited choice. From indicas to sativas to hybrids, from isolates to full spectrums, whatever cannabis concentrate you can dream up, you can find in a vape pen. Want something with close to 1000 mg of pure THC? Prefer a more balanced THC:CBD ratio? Looking for minor cannabinoids like THCv or CBN? The vape pen world is your oyster.

Affordable and Cost-Effective

Not everyone wants to invest hundreds of dollars in a vape setup. For all the occasional tokers, disposable weed pens are often the most affordable and cost-effective vaporizer option there is. You don’t need to invest in a more expensive reusable device or the associated accessories. Plus, it lets you experiment with brands and setups without going broke.

Discreet and Compact

The discreet and compact design of disposable weed pens makes them easy to carry in a pocket, purse, or gym bag. They all have slim profiles, so they fit comfortably in your hand and slide easily into pockets. Additionally, they help you keep a low profile while consuming cannabis while on the go.

Beginner-Friendly and Easy to Use

For those new to cannabis, disposable weed pens are an excellent choice because they are straightforward to use and can help you experiment with the dose.

Most pens are draw-activated, meaning you inhale on the mouthpiece to activate the device. This simplicity makes disposable pens an ideal entry point for beginners who might find other vaping devices intimidating or overly complex.

How Do You Use a Disposable Vape Pen?

The majority of disposable vape pens are straightforward to activate. At the Higher Path, you’ll find two types: button-activated and draw-activated.

Some disposable vapes are draw-activated, meaning you must inhale from the mouthpiece to turn it on. Others have a button you press to activate before inhaling. Here are the basics:

Button-Activated Vape Pen

  1. Remove the disposable vape pen from its packaging and remove any protective caps or covers from its mouthpiece.
  2. Press the button several times to turn on the battery. Typically, this is five times, but check the package to confirm the specifics.
  3. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and inhale slowly to produce vapor.
  4. Inhale the vapor into your mouth first, hold it for a few seconds to allow the flavor to develop, then inhale it into your lungs and exhale.
  5. Start with smaller puffs, especially if you’re new to vaping, to avoid overwhelming yourself.

Draw-Activated Vape Pen

  1. Remove the disposable vape pen from its packaging and remove any protective caps or covers from its mouthpiece.
  2. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and inhale slowly to activate the heating element and produce vapor.
  3. Inhale the vapor into your mouth first, hold it for a few seconds to allow the flavor to develop, then inhale it into your lungs and exhale.
  4. Start with smaller puffs, especially if you’re new to vaping, to avoid overwhelming yourself.

All the Different Types of Disposable Vape Pens

Once you start your adventure into the big, wide world of disposable vape pens, you’ll quickly discover just how much variety there is to explore. You’ll never run out of options, from rechargeable to genuine disposables and distillates to live resins and beyond. Here are just a few of the most common types of vape pens you might find along the way:


In the disposable vape pen category, the original versions were all non-rechargeable. A non-rechargeable disposable vape pen is for one-time use and discarded after the battery runs out or the cart is empty. The entire device is disposed of once the battery dies or it’s empty.


Recently, many manufacturers are giving their vape pens a facelift with a charging feature. In contrast to a disposable one, a rechargeable vape pen has a battery you can recharge when needed to ensure you get every last drop out of the cartridge.


If you are seeking a highly potent vaping experience, look for vape pens with distillate-filled cartridges. Usually, this means either THC or CBD distillate cartridges. Distillate is a highly purified form of cannabis concentrate that has had most other cannabinoids, terpenes, and other plant compounds removed, leaving upwards of 99 percent purity.


You’ll also see fuller-spectrum disposable vape cartridges, many of which contain added terpenes. Unlike distillates, where the singular goal is to get the highest possible purity of a single cannabinoid, like THC, terpene-infused vapes come with bigger, bolder flavors and more balanced effects.

Whether infused with beneficial botanicals like mint or chamomile, strain-specific terpenes that capture the plant’s essence, or sweet flavors like watermelon and peaches, terpenes elevate the effects beyond straight cannabinoid intensity.

Live Resin

One of the most popular types of vapes is another full-spectrum option: live resin. Live resin is a type of cannabis concentrate made through an extraction process that uses fresh, frozen cannabis plants instead of dried and cured buds.

The freezing process preserves the terpenes and flavors present in the living plant material before they are lost during the drying and curing process. Live resin vapes have a dramatically more pronounced aroma, flavor, and terpene profile than concentrates from dried buds.

What is the Best Weed Vape Brand?

This is a doozy of a question and perhaps one with no definitive answer. It will all depend on your preferences, from the kinds of concentrate you love to vape to your favorite cannabis strains.

What is the best disposable vape to buy? You’ll have to experiment to find your personal favorites, but here are a few of ours to help you get started.

The Higher Path

We want to shout out our house brand, The Higher Path vape pens. Our new disposable vaporizer is made with premium cannabis and crafted to perfection. We designed this vape to be convenient and consistent, making it the ultimate on-the-go solution.

Our disposable vape pens are made with a full gram, which gives you a substantial amount of cannabis in a compact, portable package. And, if you love to have a session with friends, our design lets you exhale from the front (battery) to release a cloud from the mouthpiece for others to enjoy.

And remember, when you choose The Higher Path, you’re purchasing lab-tested products from a legally licensed and operated dispensary.

Cali Heights

Cali Heights is a brand inspired by a genuine love of California and its cultural legacy with cannabis. Their vape pens feature a variety of live resin extractions from beloved strains like OG Kush and Biscotti live resin.

With Cali Heights, whether it’s a sativa, indica, or hybrid, THC is predominant. In some cases, you’ll see Cali Heights hit over 90 percent THC. Whether you go for 0.5- or 1-gram carts, you’ll get a reliable, flavourful experience for your mind, body, and taste buds.


Bloom has been a pioneer in the cannabis vape industry since 2014 and always delivers a consistent and flavorful experience. Part of the reason why their vape products are so dang-tasty is because they are crafted with 99 percent pure terpenes for bold flavor.

Not only do they offer a wide variety of strains and cart sizes, but the Bloom vape pen is rechargeable for prolonged use. We also love their live resin vapes, which feature live-extracted terpenes for the freshest flavor and effects.

Ready to Find Your New Favorite Disposable Vape Pen?

With their unbeatable convenience, ease of use, and affordability, it’s no wonder disposable vape pens have become a favorite. Armed with the knowledge from this guide, you’re now prepared to explore the insane variety available, from different battery types to an array of concentrates.

Whether you’re looking for a potent distillate or prefer a balanced live resin experience, there’s a disposable vape pen that fits your needs.

At The Higher Path, we’re here to help you find your perfect match. Explore our top picks and

discover new favorites, ensuring every puff is as enjoyable as the last. Happy vaping!


How many hits are in a disposable pen?

The number of hits in a disposable pen can vary depending on the brand, model, and cart size. But typically, you can expect between 100 to 300 puffs per pen. This also depends on how long and strong your inhales are.

What is the lifespan of a disposable vape?

The lifespan of a disposable vape depends on frequency of use and cart size. If you aren’t counting lifespan by puff, a daily user can expect to have a vape pen last for at least a week, but often far longer.

Do disposable weed vapes expire?

Yes, disposable weed vapes can expire. Most have a shelf life of about one to two years if stored properly in a cool, dry place. Just keep in mind that all batteries lose their charge over time. If you have a non-rechargeable weed pen, you won’t want to leave it languishing unused for too long.

How long does a disposable pen high last?

The duration of the high from a disposable pen varies based on the strain and your personal tolerance. But, with that said and in general terms, the effects will likely last anywhere from four to six hours per session. Again, this is highly (no pun intended) variable from person to person.

What happens if I don’t use my dispo for a long time?

If you don’t use your disposable vape pen for a long time, the battery will naturally drain over time. Although not a problem if you have a rechargeable vape pen, with truly disposable models, it’ll impact the device’s life span. In this case, there is the risk that you won’t get to use up what’s left in the cart.

Another concern is that the cannabis concentrate could slowly degrade, potentially affecting the flavor and potency over time. Check the vape pen for a best-before date, and always store it in a cool, dark, and dry location.

Do disposable pens have to be charged?

Disposable vape pens come fully charged straight out of the package. With larger carts, you’ll likely have to plug them in at some point, but for smaller versions (0.5-gram carts, for example), you may never have to.

How should you store your vape pen?

Your best bet is to read the package and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. But generally, store your disposable vape pen in a cool, dark, and dry space. Do not expose it to direct sunlight, forget it in a hot car or throw it in a fridge. This will damage the contents and could kill the battery.

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