Green Theme: 420 Friendly Products
Green Theme: 420 Friendly Products
From candles to boxing gloves to cook books, items for all kinds of cannabis enthusiasts
As of just two days ago, medical marijuana is now legal in 24 of the United States and some 20 states have also decriminalized possession of small amounts. One of the outcomes of this (other than fewer people being put behind bars for minor offenses) is that the cannabis industry is—unsurprisingly—one of the country's fastest growing. Much more than the cartoon-ish drug of choice of famous names like Cheech and Chong or Snoop Dogg, cannabis products help people suffering from serious diseases and injuries including cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord damage, epilepsy, PTSD and more. Of course, people have also historically smoked marijuana for purely recreational fun, or even religious and spiritual rites. Certainly not for young, underdeveloped minds (or indeed for some adults) cannabis can be quite magical—and giggly. So, for this year's unofficial pot holiday, we have harvested up some of our favorite products for Mary Jane enthusiasts.
Those tiny plastic baggies sadly let the whole world know you've got good weed. Stash the precious bud away from mooching roommates in this gorgeous California-made Golden Snitch orb ($35), available at Sweetflag. The new online shop is fully of beautifully designed smoking accessories—think black obsidian pipes, hand-forged brass incense burners, coconut-flavored rolling papers—that look impeccable long after the joint's done.
Acrylic Candy Bowl
Available in all kinds of conspicuous colorways—from neon pinks and yellows to striking clear and black—Alexandra Von Furstenberg's heavy, luxe candy bowls ($425) make for a striking centerpiece, no matter what you fill them with, naughty or nice. With two sizes and 12 different hues, it's tempting to collect the entire set.
Part of Arca’s Trapezium collection, this buffalo horn-inlaid ashtray ($920) takes inspiration from a symmetrical trapeze. Arca handcrafts the shimmering toking accessory in Italy, using a unique heating process that draws out the horn’s individual grain to tantalizing effect. No matter what you’re puffing on, it’s sure to elevate the entire experience.
Firefly 2 Vaporizer
The latest iteration of the Firefly vaporizer, the Firefly 2 ($330), packs up to 420° of vaporizing power into a sleek device that’s 55 percent lighter and 33 percent smaller. It employs touch sensors to operate and a unique dynamic convection heating system, which only fires up upon inhalation to provide super-fresh vapors. Pre-orders will see a ship date in late May.
Sweet Leaf Pave Hoop Earrings
Not all cannabis enthusiasts are sitting in a dorm room covered in Bob Marley posters. As evidence to this, Jacquie Aiche's handmade jewelry caters to the more sophisticated 420 fan. Available in 14k yellow, rose or white gold, these delicate "Sweet Leaf" hoop earrings ($5000) will give posh potheads a different kind of high.
Happy Sack Lockable Clutch
Style and safety come first with Van der Pop's "Happy Sack" ($325) wallet-meets-clutch. This genuine leather accessory comes complete with a personalized and programmable three-digit code so you can hide your stash or controversial belongings from kids and prying eyes. No drama if you forget the code, the wallet also comes with a key. Made in Italy, this styling accessory comes in two sizes: small (5" x 10") and large (10" x 10").
Mary Jane Candle
Available in two sizes (six ounces, which burns for 30-45 hours or eight ounces, which burns for 50-65 hours) Black Candle Society's Mary Jane candle ($20) is made from 100% soy wax that's blended with organic cannabis flower fragrance oil—so it smells great, but won't get you high. Also boasting hints of musk and amber, this candle offers a moody aroma without delving into incense territory.
Ceramic Match Striker
Much more easy on the eyes than the go-to neon orange disposable lighter is this ceramic match-holder ($65) handmade by LA-based artist couple Kat Hutter and Roger Lee from their collaborative homewares line, Kat and Roger. Drag a "strike anywhere" match across the rough, unglazed portion of the base to light up. One truly sophisticated way to get the fire started.
Stan Smith Vulc "Happy"
Partnering with Adidas Skateboarding, West Coast retailer BAIT envisions the ultimate sneaker for stoners: the Stan Smith Vulc “Happy” ($120)—available only through lottery. Stitched together from natural hemp and adorned with an earthy all-over pattern, the weed-themed shoes even feature a medical marijuana prescription label reading “high-potency superior quality.” And inside: a secret stash pocket.
The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook
Art meets science in all types of cooking—but maybe especially so when cooking with cannabis. With over 100 recipes for everything from breakfasts to cocktails, this book ($21) is more than just a cooking guide. There is also information on the many varieties of cannabis flavor profiles so cooks know which strains will work for what recipes, as well as tips on processing, storing and preserving the special ingredient.
Mile High Gift Set
If you’re only smoking or consuming cannabis, you might not be unlocking all of its health-improving potential. Apothecanna’s Mile High Gift Set ($70) allows for direct-to-skin application of marijuana’s healing wonders through five different body lotions. With a mix of herbal ingredients like peppermint, juniper, chamomile, lavender and more, each cream targets something specific: pain relief, stimulation and more.
Limited Edition Cannabis-Printed Boxing Gloves
Boxing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking for cannabis associations, but Bleecker Street's Overthrow Boxing Club—housed in a space formerly known as the alternative culture Yippie Museum—makes for a worthy link. The location played host to the founding of High Times Magazine by Tom Forcade, and was the headquarters of the Legalization Movement. Yippie Alice Torbush, who frequented the space, designed the pattern featured on these limited edition gloves ($80), which clock in at 16oz and can handle heavy bag, sparing and mitt workouts.
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