The city’s swankiest pot paraphernalia
Throughout this week, we’re telling you everything you need to know to navigate the semi-legal new world of weed. Here, pot paraphernalia and other objets so gorgeous they might be mistaken for modern art
GRAV LABS SHOWERHEAD UPRIGHT BUBBLER
$252 “Bong” may be too crude a word for this handcrafted water pipe from glassware designer Grav Labs. The sophisticated water filtration system cools smoke and filters toxins, resulting in an exceptionally smooth toke. Billowby.com.
$350 The combination blender and slow cooker whips up cannabis-laced butters, soups, salad dressings and cooking oils at the touch of a button. Pre-set timers and temperature controls ensure optimal herbal infusion. Magicalbutter.com.
CLEAR EYES, CAN’T LOSE
$42 for a three-pack Smoking pot dilates the blood vessels in the eyes, turning whites a Darth Maulish red. The lubricating Japanese drops by Rohto, used by Hollywood makeup artists to brighten movie stars’ eyes, are the choice of heavy tokers. Amazon.ca.
BIG, BEASTLY, UNBEATABLE
$922 This conical contraption, called the Volcano digital desktop vaporizer kit, is the Vitamix of tabletop vaporizers. The temperature can be controlled to within 1.5 degrees Celsius, letting users optimize the mind-muddling potential of any strain (the cannabinoids in sativa start boiling at a lower temperature than indica). The THC-enriched fumes are funnelled into a plastic balloon and then sucked out through a valve. Vaporizers.ca.
THE POT COFFEE-TABLE BOOK
$36 The ultra-crisp images in Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana by Dan Michaels and photographer Erik Christiansen turn fuzzy nubs of weed into intricate alien landscapes. The spot primer is divided into two parts: the first is all about cannabis culture and botany; the second is a detailed taxonomy of 170 marijuana strains with notes on lineage, flavour, and medicinal and recreational effects. Urbanoutfitters.com.
A STASH BOX ALMOST AS COVETABLE AS THE STASH
$117 Handmade from Colorado aspen, the sleek, sturdy box has a pullout rolling tray and a two-tiered storage compartment for pipes, papers and other essential paraphernalia. Etsy.ca.
A BEAUTIFUL GRIND
$127 This four-piece titanium-coated beauty by SharpStone is the Rolls Royce of grinders. It pulverizes herbs into a silky emerald powder, and the finest—and most potent—crystals pass through a mesh screen into the lower-level “pollen catcher.” Spacecasegrinders.com.
THE R&B STAR-APPROVED VAPORIZER
$420 The portable Pax vaporizer gently heats recreational herbs in its stainless steel belly; the resulting vapour has the potency of a combusted product but none of the tars and toxins. The company’s new collaboration with R&B superstar the Weeknd plays a tinny rendition of his hit single “The Hills” as it powers up. Paxvapor.com.
HANDMADE CERAMIC PIPES
$60-$90 Aesthetically minded smokers will appreciate ceramicist Ben Medansky’s speckled peace pipes, which double as artsy desktop decor. Tokyo Smoke, 850 Adelaide St. W., 647-348-6596.
BLINGED-OUT ROLLING PAPERS
$100 for 12 Shine’s 24K gold papers are a status symbol among celebrity tokers like Miley Cyrus and 2Chainz. The sheets are crafted from edible 24-karat gold and packaged with a certificate of authenticity. Torontohemp.com.
DO NOT STORE YOUR IN THE FRIDGE. WE REPEAT…
$12 for 10 Freezing weed changes its chemical composition. Instead, store it in a sealed container with an odourless Boveda gel pack, which keeps humidity at a steady 62 per cent, ideal for maximizing the lifespan of the bud. Amazon.ca.
IDIOT-PROOF RETRO ROLLING MACHINE
$6 The metal contraption lets newbies avoid the indignity of producing loose joints. Pot is packed between two rollers and a paper is threaded through the top. Tokyo Smoke, 850 Adelaide St. W., 647-348-6596.