The controversy around vaping and e-cigarettes right now may have some cannabis customers feeling anxious about vaping, in general.
There are also lots of consumers that have always just preferred dry flower for smoking and vaping, while others may feel that now is a good time to switch it up and try something different.
In September 2018, cannabis market research firm BDS Analytics reported on sales data gathered from Colorado, California, and Oregon, showing dried flower still was ranked number one among consumers, followed by vape cartridges, which have been quickly gaining in popularity.
Especially for those that enjoy a good sesh, it’s great to have options. Most cannabis smokers know just what to do with dried flower—the real sticky-icky—all they need, perhaps, is the right equipment.
Here’s a guide to some basic (and not so basic) glassware for cannabis. Whether utilitarian pieces or actual works of art, glass is a fundamental for old school consumers and new school social smokers.
Sesh Supply Glider Glass Blunt – For the smoker on the go that wants the convenience of “rolling” a quick smoke without the hassle. Simply pull out the inner glass tube, fill with dried flower, light, and draw off the glass mouthpiece. Push tube back in, as the flower turns to ash. Logoed in gold, and available in black, white, green, blue, or pink. Sesh Supply has a full line of glassware, including handy blunts, chillums, one-hitters, and lots more. Wholesale pricing available. SmokeCartel.com.
Puffing Bird Glass Hot Dog Pipe – If there is ever an All-Time Cannabis Hall of Fame, then the common glass spoon pipe would have a place of high honor. Forever a head shop staple, glass pipes come in every color and shape imaginable—swirly, patterned, puffed-up hand-blown shapes that fit easily in the hand. This specialty pipe from Puffing Bird is a must-have for glass art collectors or cannabis-friendly hot dog fans. It has a deep bowl, extra-thick high quality borosilicate glass, ketchup, mustard, and a sesame seed bun. $39.99 MSRP. PuffingBird.com.
Grav® Jane West™ Mint Green Upright Bubbler – If a pipe and a bong had a baby, then it would be a bubbler, which can also be thought of as a compact water pipe. Bubblers are smaller than bongs and they often have a carb and a fixed up-stem (unlike a bong). A bubbler can sit upright on a table, but there are also portable, pocket-sized versions. This mint green, milk glass bubbler has elegant style with design by cannabis pioneer Jane West, and coordinates with several other pieces from her exclusive collection. $119.99 MSRP. Grav.com.
Mile High Glass Pipes Blue Frog Melted Millie Slabs Bong – This slender 14-inch tall bong is as lovely as it is functional, and a perfect display piece for nature lovers or frog fanciers. Hand-made in Colorado, there’s a 12mm down-stem and 9mm glass bowl on one side, and a decorative hand-carved glass frog on a lily pad that doubles as a helpful grip, adorning the opposite side. Blue and green glass swirl up like water, to form a classic bulb shape. The thick, layered glass gives depth and a diffuse glow to this beauty. $99.99 MSRP. MileHighGlassPipes.com.
POUNDS by Snoop Dogg The Spaceship – This heavy-duty glass dab rig is only 6 inches tall, but still mighty for cannabis concentrate fans that want to boldly go into orbit. Made with high quality borosilicate glass and with a sturdy base to help prevent any accidental knock overs. The simple (and easy to clean) design has an inline ruffle percolator and ergonomically curved mouthpiece, as well as a quartz bucket, bubble dome and nail, and a glass tool for dabbing. In black, white, green, or transparent. $139.99 MSRP. FamousBrandz.com.