Select started in 2015 with a clear and simple purpose: they wanted to make a better vaporizer cartridge. Founder Cameron Forni’s roommate was having insane coughing fits whenever he vaped, and it led them both to believe there was something in the construction of vaporizer cartridges that made them so uncomfortable, and that a better cartridge was possible. Select was born from the necessity to innovate around existing vape technology and create an option that was as safe as humanly possible.
The main concern Select had with other cartridges was the presence of silica wicks in their heating elements. After doing some research and development, Select found a special organic cotton fiber from Japan that minimized irritation during vaping, and built out their business from there.
Select’s potent extracts are created using a food-grade ethanol hash oil extraction process which preserves as many cannabinoids as possible from the original plant. All of the ethanol is evaporated off before being processed into the final product.
Each batch of extract goes through a full battery of testing to make sure of that. In fact, Select’s internal standards for potency and pesticides are more stringent than state compliance requirements in a lot of places, and all of their compounds are free from vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol, and Vitamin E acetate.
They test the heck out of their cartridges, too. The cartridges are hand-filled to ensure quality and then pass through four quality control stations so that only the ones that pass inspection are released for sale. They’re made with a ceramic core to evenly distribute heat to the oil, which increases the quality and volume of the vapor. Those Japanese organic cotton wicks are unbleached to preserve the integrity of the flavor.
Select also creates close partnerships with cannabis farmers that are built with intent, integrity, and transparency from the ground up. The best quality vaporizer comes from the best quality extract, which in turn comes from the best quality farms. One of their recent partnerships has been with Belushi Farms, resulting in the delicious Rewrite and thought-provoking Psychiatrist cartridges.