The ‘Pizza Pipe’ is a Great Bad Idea

The 'Pizza Pipe' is a Great Bad Idea

Marijuana smokers are a resourceful bunch. At some point, every weed aficionado has smoked out of an apple, and the truly desperate might have even used the dreaded tin can technique. Obviously, rolling a joint is a traditional option, but given the potency of some new varieties, smoking the entire thing might make you too blazed.

“So given the fact that pizza and pot go together like chocolate and peanut butter, the idea of a pizza box which transforms into a pipe seems like a pretty good idea. For like two seconds, anyway.”

Also, it’s necessary to mention that some folks—like yours truly—couldn’t roll a decent joint to save their lives.

So given the fact that pizza and pot go together like chocolate and peanut butter, the idea of a pizza box which transforms into a pipe seems like a pretty good idea. For like two seconds, anyway. Because seriously, if you’re ordering a pizza—to a house, presumably—and want to get high before grubbing down, you likely have a better way to smoke on hand already. If you’re ordering a pizza to, say, your office and want to get high first? You definitely do.

But that doesn’t mean there isn’t merit in concept of the Pizza Pipe. Invented by the pair who developed the Push for Pizza app, the pipe is assembled from a pizza box, using folded cardboard for the pipe’s body and a small ceramic insert—which doubles as a stand to keep the pizza from getting crushed—for the bowl. It’s just a concept, and the chances of the Pizza Pipe seeing widespread production are nil.

A cheap, disposable pipe is an interesting idea, however. If you’d forgotten your piece at home, and just wanted to pick up something utilitarian to use for a quick smoke at the park? Or for a curious pot tourist? It could come in handy. Back in the day, before I realized beer from Holland is universally skunky and disgusting, I’d sometimes use ceramic Grolsch caps as roach clips, so I like the idea of ceramic inserts.

What do you think? Check out pics of the concept below.

[ via The Verge ]

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Ringing in 4/20 with a Footlong Joint!

‘Twas the eve before 4/20, and all through the Toke About It house everyone’s… toking!

@NWJamesBong hand-rolled a footlong (half ounce!)  joint of Dutch Treat and Blue Hawaiian, with some terpene-crazy Pineapple Express live resin.

In this video, you can watch the rolling process, sparking it up, and as we puff, puff, pass!

Things to remember when rolling a footlong joint:

  1. Stick with Sativa. A joint this big full of kush would put you and all of your friends to sleep! Keep the conversation flowing and spirits high with a tasty Hawaiian strain.
  2. Hold it from the middle. If your footlong has been rolled correctly, the weight distribution will be even. Holding it like a normal joint will make it burn unevenly – or worse – break!
  3. The more, the merrier. We couldn’t have finished the fourteen grams or so without all of the help we had!

 

 

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DEA Marijuana Study OK Hints of Schedule 1 Change

DEA Marijuana Study OK Hints of Schedule 1 Change

The Drug Enforcement Agency has just announced it’s approved a Colorado effort to study whether marijuana can be used to help veterans cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

“Marijuana is currently legal for recreational use in Colorado. But frustratingly, it’s not on the state’s list of conditions approved for medical marijuana, which complicates treatment for current and former service members, and the timing of the DEA’s announcement might prove telling.”

According to the Cannabistthe approval comes nearly ten years after the study was first proposed, and comes on the heels of news that the Senate is currently reviewing legislation to allow veterans to use medical marijuana.

While marijuana is currently legal for recreational use in Colorado, frustratingly, it’s not on the state’s list of conditions covered by medical marijuana. That complicates things for current and former service members who depend on Veterans Affairs for healthcare. And while the go-ahead did proceed at a glacial pace, the timing of the DEA’s announcement might prove telling.

As Price of Weed readers know, marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule 1 drug, and that classification, which also includes heroin and LSD, has been a point of contention between activists and authorities for years. In the wake of the recent revelation that it was politics, not science, which led to marijuana’s inclusion on the top tier of banned substances, calls to reschedule—or remove it from classification entirely—have strengthened.

Most notably, the agency announced earlier this month that a decision about whether to continue with marijuana’s Schedule 1 status would come by June. Of course, a link between approval of a long-gestating medical marijuana study and the consideration of the drug’s status isn’t exactly clear. But it may indicate a wider shifting of the agency’s position on marijuana, which would give politicians cover to relax restrictions.

All told, it’s an exciting time to be part of the marijuana reform movement. We’ll keep you updated.

[ via the Cannabist, photo via Military.com ]

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Alcoholic Boston Mayor Pushes Booze Over Marijuana

Alcoholic Boston Mayor Pushes Booze Over Marijuana

Medical marijuana is already legal in the state of Massachusetts, and now activists are working to open the door to make recreational use legal.

In a state as famously liberal as Massachusetts—in over half a century, it’s citizens have voted for the Republican presidential candidate just twice—the November ballot measure might seem like a slam dunk. But the succinctly named Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is facing stiff opposition from the both Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

“Given Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is a recovering alcoholic, it’s strange to see him working to expand the reach of booze, and pushing back against the responsible use of marijuana, which is widely regarded as less dangerous and habit-forming.”

The pair, who recently penned an op-ed for the Boston Globe arguing against the measure, are falling back on the venerable protect the children argument, even as they recognize legalization could be a billion-dollar industry in the state.

Of course, there’s nothing new about politicians resisting sensible regulation of drugs, but as The Cannabist points out, there’s an undeniable hypocrisy at work in in Massachusetts, as the highest profile opponents of recreational marijuana are also pushing to relax regulation of alcohol.

During Baker’s term in the Governor’s Mansion, the state has seen the sales tax on alcohol repealed, and Walsh has actually supported a push for more bars, along with longer operating hours.

Now, in a city as synonymous with booze as Boston, none of these measures should come as a particular surprise. Vigorous, world-famous St. Patrick’s Day celebrations have ensured the city is as famous for the Dropkick Murphys and vomiting leprechauns as it is for patriots like Paul Revere.

But given that Mayor Marty Walsh is a recovering alcoholic, it’s strange to see him simultaneously pushing to expand the reach of a substance which he personally knows is addictive, and pushing back against the responsible use of another, which is widely acknowledged to be far less dangerous and habit forming.

Hopefully, the voters will send a clear message at the polls this November, and the people of Massachusetts will soon be able to light up legally. Stay tuned.

[ via Cannabist, image courtesy AP Graphics ]

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Waka Flocka Flame, Meeting CustomGrow420, & High-verboarding: Dope Cup 2016

Follow me around Dope Cup 2016! This year, the event took place at Dockside Cannabis in Sodo (industrial district in Seattle).Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 12.49.13 PM

There was live music, including Waka Flocka Flame as the headliner. He smoked so hard in Seattle he ended up in an ambulance!

The Cup also featured four of Dope Magazine‘s favorite food trucks, local artists, plenty of dabs to go around, and a fun vintage VW bus with a photo booth inside (the photos were featured on-
screen at the stage).
All in all, it was a fantastic event. Not to mention, I found a new love! High-verboarding for life!

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