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Holiday Gift Guide: Hardware Accessories

On behalf of weed smokers everywhere, please do not buy us any more Cheech and Chong memorabilia or weed leaf-emblazoned socks this holiday season.

Pot some thought into it, please.

If you need help, Marijuana.com has compiled a handy gift guide to this year’s best accessories for that special stoner in your life. You’re welcome, feel free to thank us with an extra batch of those cookies you were going to make for Santa.


Cloud Pen Paragon

cloud-paragonWhile many new vaporizer pens came across my desk this year, just two stood out from the competition and warranted repeated, if not incessant, use. One of them, the Cloud Pen Paragon, became my go-to pen solution quickly because it solved one of my biggest flaws: leaving my wax literally wherever I took my last dab, every single time. The Paragon, which also happens to hit better than virtually any pen on the market, includes an ingenious non-stick silicone container on the bottom of the pen that detaches for easy stash access. The chances of me losing the entire Paragon unit are far less than when I carry around my concentrate in its original envelope, where I tend to lose the remainder of the wax after about 3.2 dabs on average. Another proprietary feature the Paragon boasts is adjustable airflow, something severely lacking from competitor models. This allows you to open up the Paragon’s passageway to allow for higher (or lower) volume pass-through; imagine covering the opening of your garden hose with your thumb to achieve vastly more water pressure.


Portable Electronic Dab Rigs

portable-enail-dab-rigAs various weed consumption methods become increasingly normalized, one element that may be phased out is the torch used for heat in the process of dabbing. They tend to scare uninformed bystanders and truly aren’t necessary anymore with the growing list of available alternatives. Many wax enthusiasts have long preferred using “enails” to the traditional rig-and-torch setup, opting to wrap their nail in a steel coil hooked directly to a power source and thermostat to ensure dabs are enjoyed at the exact same temperature consistently. While these enails offer quite the vaping experience, they’re expensive and rather large to be carrying around regularly. Enter the portable enail, a small glass bubbler rig with a battery attachment reminiscent of a large wax vaporizer pen. These rigs have a contained heating element that regulates the temperature of the nail and spill-proof bubbler attachments to ensure you can take homestyle dabs anywhere you go.

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Hydrology9

hydrology-vaporizer-bong-portableNo longer do you need a bulky box on your tabletop with long, sketchy, clear plastic tubing protruding out of it to enjoy your smoke-free flower. Today’s carcinogen-cutting cannabis accessories look more and more like something you’d see in “Men In Black” or on Batman’s utility belt — full of innovation, crafted with other-worldly engineering and stunning aesthetics. Part vaporizer, part bong, the cylindrical Hydrology9 is built with space-grade anodized aluminum alloy and borosilicate glass, so your significant other might actually let you keep this beauty on the coffee table full-time instead of in the basement with all of your other “gross bongs.” My favorite part of the Hydrology9 is something that every vaporizer since the beginning of time has needed but never included — a way to shimmy the weed around inside between hits so you don’t have to keep opening, shaking, tapping, and repacking. A dial on the bottom of the vaporizer allows the user to turn a heat-resistant, curved, steel rod that resembles a paper clip inside the flower chamber to essentially put the contents in shuffle mode so you can vaporize any bud that had gone untouched on previous hits.


Easy Grinder

easy-grinderThe Easy Grinder requires some finesse, but it should — it’s for the elite-level smoker doing elite-level smoking activities. You wouldn’t entrust a Ferrari to a 16-year-old learning how to drive stick for the first time, and you wouldn’t use this bad boy to roll your first joint. This is some 10,000 hours stuff. At first glance, the Easy Grinder resembles some sort of taser or the massive thermometer a doctor would stick in your ear as a kid. All things considered, the Easy Grinder is a great investment for the connoisseur roller or an ideal gift for the “Sharper Image” smoker in your life who must try all marijuana-related technology that looks like it could be sold at an Apple Store. Either way, whoever ends up with the device will have a top of the line shredder that, with some practice, will perfectly grind up their stash until their heart’s content.


Portable Nectar Collector

boundless-cf710-nectar-collector-portableNectar collectors typically present a difficult dilemma for the cost-conscious cannabis consumer, as they are fun to use and highly effective yet tend to eat up stashes rather quickly due to the limitations of human self-control. However, a new model from Boundless that we recently reviewed on Marijuana.com aimed to change all of those preconceived notions about “honey straws.” The CF710 is a portable nectar collector that eliminates the need for a torch — and a rig for that matter. Instead of heating your nail and dropping concentrate onto it, the CF710 features an exposed quartz coil on one end that can be dipped into your wax and inhaled through the opposite end of the unit. An included dab tool and discretionary dish help the broke tokers out there avoid sticking the piping hot coil-end into their full supply of shatter.


Puffco+

puffco-plus-vaporizer-penThe other pen that smoked the rest of the category this year was the Puffco+, a high-end portable vaporizer with a long list of unique traits that make it the perfect gift for the connoisseur on your list. Simply put, the Puffco Plus is stunning. The sleek, gunmetal pen looks more like a new Tesla rolling off the lot than it does a vaporizer. Calling the Plus a pen does it quite the disservice, honestly. Rather, Puffco calls their Plus model the “first ever pocket nail,” letting you know right off the bat to consider the Plus a complete dabbing experience instead of a traditional portable vaporizer pen. While other atomizers have exposed fibers, plastics, and metals that can be harmful when exposed to a high degree of heat, PuffCo employs an all-ceramic bowl design in the Plus. This coil-less design allows for equal heating throughout the entire chamber. Because the entire chamber can efficiently vaporize your concentrate, cleaning the Plus is a breeze — if not barely necessary. Beyond the beautiful design and impeccable vaporizing capabilities, the most impressive feature of the Plus was the brilliant dosing and delivery system. Puffco has inserted a dab tool of sorts — what they refer to as a Dart — into the mouthpiece of the Plus. When you unscrew the mouthpiece from the main unit, the ceramic Dart can be utilized to pick up your wax. It feels like you’re dabbing in the year 3017, guys.


Green Box Grown

greenbox-grownThis all-in-one indoor grow kit is the perfect gift for the cultivator of any experience level, as they won’t need anything else but seeds or clones to harvest their own supply. Forget growing a plant in your dingy bedroom closet that hasn’t been vacuumed since states started legalizing cannabis, this amazing system is clean, quiet, and won’t stink up your pad. The included nutrients and exclusive access to hundreds of helpful grow guide videos will have you producing legitimate product right under your roof in no time — well, a few months. Besides, buying this kit with all the components of cultivation you’d ever need will also save you a ton of money over alternatively buying each item you’ll inevitably have to purchase from separate retailers at full price. You know you’re not ready for a dog, let’s start slow with a plant in 2018 and see how you do.


Crystal Pipes

crystal-bowl-pipeFor the cosmically-aware loved one on your holiday shopping list, these crystal pipes will help align their cannabinoids and chakras in a hurry. The hand-carved bowls come in a wide range of stone options including sea opal, purple amethyst, and rose quartz varieties and feature a carb so you can cherry every last bit of flower in your crystal. The handy stainless steel screen built into the crystals will ensure you don’t Wu Tang that whole bowl pack — plus, it makes the bowls a breeze to clean when you’re finished. If you drew your hippie cousin’s name in the gift swap and were going to buy a crystal for their bedroom shrine anyway, might as well get them one they can smoke out of.


Roll-uh-Bowl

silicone-bongWant to get high with Mother Nature while sitting on top of a rock in the middle of the forest? Afraid your glass bong won’t make it back in one piece without needing emergency duct tape to keep the corpse together on your long car ride home? Trying to catch a tan and toke in the ocean on your favorite dolphin floatie? Wherever life happens, the Roll-uh-Bowl silicone bong is sure to be the solution you’ve been searching for. Not only is the Roll-uh-Bowl able to change shapes like a Transformer, it’s also sturdy enough to withstand any potential calamitous drops and it’s far lighter than its glass counterparts. Flip it, squeeze it, hug it — you’ll love your silicone bong more than any piece you’ve ever had, if only because you’ll have it forever rather than the short-lived flings you had with glass that broke your heart. Requiring a tiny amount of water, the Roll-uh-Bowl bong won’t use up all of your sacred bottled water when you’re trying to blaze in the blazing desert heat or whatever festival you stealthily snuck your silicone into. The Roll-uh-Bowl collections include glow in the dark options so you can toke under the starry night sky or while hiding from your family with your cool cousin in a coat closet at Christmas Eve dinner.


Frozen Pipe

Frost-Pipe-ice-pipeWith the Frost Pipe, all your winter wonderland weed dreams can come true with just one simple kit. Actually, on second thought, you probably aren’t having many dreams if you’re enough of a stoner that you’d try to make a smoking device using ice, let’s be real. But if you’re still looking for cool projects to do with your smoking buddies while you’re snowed in this holiday season, this is it. Just remember to wear gloves in the rotation so nobody can blame you for not sharing the smoke when the bowl gets stuck to your skin Ralphie-style. To make your own frost pipe, just assemble the mold, fill with water, and stick it in your freezer or frozen backyard. Rinse, let it shape for a minute, and you are ready to witness the birth of a smokeable ice sculpture. If you need a little more help, Frost Pipe has plenty of YouTube videos with step-by-step tutorials and creative ice pipe concoctions to make.


The King Rollie Bubbler

blunt-bubblerRoach clips are passé and sore throats are no fun, so when I stumbled upon the Rollie Bubblers from MJ Arsenal, my blunt-smoking regimen was forever altered. No longer would quarter-inch remnants be left to go stale in the ash tray with just enough sacrificial weed in them for another mini sesh at some point. No, enough was enough. The Rollie Bubbler allowed me to smoke joints and blunts all the way to the last sticky speck, all while passing that thick smoke through a layer of water to cool it off and save my throat from certain scratchiness. Put one of these bad boys in your favorite stoner’s stocking and watch them light up (literally) in excitement.


Cover image courtesy of Qamari Starks
Additional contributions by Miranda Davinroy and Allie Beckett

 

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10 Better Than a Brownie Edibles to Enjoy This Holiday

Just because Dec. 8 is national brownie day doesn’t mean you should feel obligated to suffer through another bland and crispy homemade edible that smells and tastes exactly like the old weed your roommate forgot to decarb before baking. No, today is the day you stand tall and say “enough with the awful weed brownies, it’s 2017 and I deserve a great edibles experience this year.”

Feast your eyes on 10 of our favorite edibles for the holiday season.

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Korova — Ginger Chew

A nostalgia-inducing combination of ginger, cinnamon, and ground cloves makes this Ginger Chew an exquisite treat for the holiday season. While the generous 150 mg spicy gingerbread cookie contains “3 doses,” we can’t help but recommend starting low and going slow with Korova’s unrivaled potency.

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1906 New Highs — Pause Chocolates

Slide into the holiday spirit with a relaxing dose of 5 mg THC and 5 mg CBD in each delectable piece of dark milk chocolate. Our high-tolerance testers in Colorado found these first-rate treats to be purely delicious while our low-tolerance testers reported a tranquil night in after a long day’s work.

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The Clear — Caramel Popcorn

The absolute best medicated popcorn for those who enjoy the effects of edibles but don’t cherish the often weedy flavor. This delightfully sweet snack contains 150 mg of high-quality, solvent-free THC hidden behind a wall of golden brown popcorn crunch.

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Keef Sparkling — Lemon Water

The 10 mg of CO2-extracted THC in Keef Sparkling would be perfect for the patient looking to enjoy the therapeutic relief of THC without feeling too stoned. This tasty thirst quencher is also an ideal sugar-free, low-calorie alternative to alcoholic beverages in social settings this holiday season.

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Junk (by Leif Goods) Vegan Marshmallow Bon-Bons

Your tongue will be thrilled with the tiny chunks of chocolate sea salt as your teeth find their way to the pillowy vegan marshmallow cream at the center of these infused bon-bons. Each pack comes stuffed with one dozen beautifully glistening high-CBD:THC ratio (3:2) confectionary nuggets of joy — snack until the holiday heart’s content.

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Remedy Plus — Strawberry Fuego Balls

These sweet, sour, spicy, strawberry edibles are accurately labeled as straight fire. The 15-piece, 300-mg pack is bursting with familiar flavors for lovers of chili layered, sticky Mexican candies.

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Grön Chocolate — Milk Chocolate Covered Hazelnut Bits

This is bite-sized delight — savory decadent chocolate with roasted hazelnuts that also happens to be infused with a comfortable balance of 4.5 mg THC and 4.5 mg CBD in each piece. The 38 percent cacao chocolate pack contains 10 crunchy chunks of artisanal award-winning milk chocolate goodness for your unbridled holiday indulgence.

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Willamette Valley Alchemy — Retreats Gummies

These strain-specific edibles are made in small batches by hand to ensure the highest quality and consistency in every piece, every time. In delicious fruit flavors like Strawberry Blast, Blackberry Buzz, and Sunrise Grapefruit, Oregon’s edibles aficionados can relax with a small taste of summer in every 15 mg THC piece this holiday season.

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Twisted Extracts — Black Cherry ZzzBomb

If the stress of the holidays tends to keep you up at night, the Black Cherry ZzzBomb has about 80 mg of THC to put your worries to rest. Each pack contains eight doses of Indica jelly, just enough for each crazy night you can expect this holiday season.

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Shatter House Extracts — Thin Mint Bar

Do yourself a favor this holiday season and put this 300 mg bar of mint-chocolate perfection in the freezer to chill out for a bit. Prepare your favorite warm winter drink, plunge your delicious peppermint chocolate sugar cookie bar, and relax as the end of another year draws closer and reminds you to enjoy the small moments of bliss that make life worth living.

 

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How to Roll a Corn Husk Blunt for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here, so it’s time to get corny!

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I don’t know about you, but I always get excited when I hear about a new, inventive way to roll a blunt. From palm leaves to hemp leaves and now corn husks, the creative stoners in the blunt-wrap industry are constantly finding new materials to roll with.

Since it’s fall and Thanksgiving is upon us, I figured we would get into the spirit and try out these corn husk blunt wraps from T.Ras Rolling Co.

As most of us know but like to ignore, traditional tobacco blunt wraps can be soaked with a hazardous cocktail of pesticides and chemicals. The family behind T.Ras aimed to produce a wrap that was all-natural, untreated, and unprocessed — just like our ancestors would have smoked on the first Thanksgiving.

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Step 1: The Flower

Pick your buds from your favorite dispensary and start grinding them up by hand. You’re looking for a blunt-consistency which is a bit chunkier or coarser than what would come out of your standard herb grinder.

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Step 2: Moist and Tender

Moisten the wrap so it’s a little more malleable. You can use either the small mister provided with the wraps or the old school way with some saliva.

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Step 3: The Stuffing

Stuff ‘er full! Check your wrap for whichever side is thinnest, you’ll want to roll thin side up. Some of these wraps can end up being pretty large, but you can always rip/cut off some paper to adjust the girth of your blunt. If you do choose to adjust the size, remove material from the thick side of the wrap.

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Step 4: Don’t Forget the Rolls

Tuck and roll! Compact the fluffy herb down into the wrap. Make sure to leave some room for the crutch with your thumb.

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Step 5: The Hard Part

Fold and roll the crutch paper that comes included with the T.Ras wraps. Place the crutch in one end of the blunt and hold in place as you get ready to seal.

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Step 6: Not Too Much Gravy

Using your saliva or the vegetable glue provided with the wraps, moisten the thin side of the paper. 

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Step 7: Seal and Serve Dry

Tuck the side closest to you over the crutch, rolling the rest of the paper along with it. Gently work your way down the blunt and seal by pressing with medium pressure until the glue has dried.

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Step 8: Make Room for Dessert

Light it up and enjoy! I was really impressed with how smooth she smoked — a nice, clean taste and an even burn, no canoeing! Now go get corny and tag us @marijuanadotcom in your photos on InstagramTwitter or Facebook for a chance to be featured next month!

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