While today might be just another Tuesday for some folks, it is for many others a day of celebration as it’s the high holiday – 4/20. If you’re still confused as to what’s so special about this seemingly unremarkable date, we will explain.
The story goes that in 1971 a group of five high school students in San Rafael, California, used the code 4:20 in reference to a plan to search for abandoned cannabis crop based on a “treasure map” from the grower. Eventually the tale was published and popularized by Steven Hager for the cannabis-centric publication High Times, and thus the “holiday” was born, co-opted by potheads and counterculture enthusiasts alike who have continued to help it grow into an increasingly accepted and widely observed day.
If you count yourself among those celebrating today, take a break from those massive bong rips to indulge in some higher-end cannabis accessories, ideal for making future weed consumption (and 4/20s) all the more enjoyable and sophisticated. While we’re not hating on a good ol’ classic joint, there’s no harm in elevating the experience, whether it be with an ashtray inspired by German art or seashell-shaped pipe, especially considering the constant influx of cannabis products as the herb (thankfully) becomes less stigmatized and frequently legalized. So sit back, toke up and get to treating yourself.
Rose Los Angeles x Gossamer CBD Rosin Delights
Forego the brownies this year and go with something a little more sophisticated like these seasonal edibles from weed-adjacent publication Gossamer and leading cannabis brand Rose Los Angeles. Developed by pastry chef Natasha Picowickz, the CBD-infused Turkish Delights feature kiwi, grapefruit and celery and are infused with Royal Key Banana Breath flower resin, for a treat that’s slightly sour, slightly sweet and extremely calming. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they look pretty.
Vessel Vista Series Vape Pen
Get high on the go with Vessel’s handy Vista Series Vape Pen, which features a protected, cartridge-drop-in design that fits most 510 cartridges as well as a high-quality 320mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery core so you don’t have to worry about it unexpectedly dying on you.
Superette Bong Bucket Hat
If the stench of weed clinging to your clothes isn’t enough to let passersby and random strangers you indulge in the green stuff, a bucket hat simply printed with the word “BONG” should do the trick.
Houseplant Oil Lamp
If you consider yourself a serious smoker, make your setup a little more permanent with this Oil Lamp from Seth Rogen’s newly launched cannabis company.Your smoking experience is greatly influenced by your environment, and this Oil Lamp works to help set the mood by allowing you to choose between a paraffin oil-and-wick setup or a simple tea candle, while also allowing you to keep everything you need within arm’s reach, including an ashtray and matches.
Serra the Pillar Grinder
Not only is this statuesque grinder from Serra handsome, it’s also highly functional, featuring a magnetic closure, angular anodized aluminum teeth to prevent compression of the flower and a deep storage basin. When it’s not in use, proudly display the solid beachwood structure as a subtle but effective piece of decor.
The Pursuits of Happiness Del Mar Pipe
If you want to be a little more discreet about your smoking habits, pick up this seashell-shaped pipe by The Pursuits of Happiness, which will fit in nicely among the rest of your seashell collection (assuming you have one – if not, it’s time to hit the beach) and no one will be any the wiser.
If you’ve never quite been able to get the hang of an old-fashioned bong or you feel that the draw has always been too rough for you, Heir’s Waterpipe does all the work for you, with an all-around smoother smoking session thanks to the long travel path, ergonomic mouthpiece and ice-friendly glass.
WUNDER Cannabis-Infused Sparkling Beverage
Calling all San Franciscans: if you’re in the market for a new way to consume your cannabis, consider drinking it via this cannabis-infused sparkling beverage from WUNDER. These sessionable drinks offer 8oz of THC and CBD-infused goodness, low-dose enough that you’ll feel just the right amount of chill and mellow, without the strenuous, extra steps that rolling up often requires. Take your pick from three different flavors (Blood Orange Bitters, Grapefruit Hibiscus and Lemon Ginger) and prepare to be mellowed out.
Summerland Pleasure Point
Why shouldn’t your smoking accessories double as chic home decor? Yes, this is a bong, but it’s not of the sort you need to stash away out of embarrassment in the event you have guests over.
Hemson The Atwood Pre-Roll Holder
There always comes that annoying point when smoking a joint or spliff where it burns down so low that you have to decide between letting it go or continue hitting it and run the risk of burning your fingers. Luckily Hemson’s Pre-Roll Holder helps you not only to enjoy the entirety of your joint without suffering burns, but it will also keep your fingers from smelling like burnt herb and keep the smoke out of your face.
Flower by Edie Parker Vanity Tray
For many potheads, rolling a joint is not just some annoying task, but an art. This glossy and sleek “marble” tray from Flower by Edie Parker will further heighten the sense of importance and ritualistic element of crafting the perfect joint, while also serving as a nice catch-all tray for the home.
Devambez The Place Vendôme
Maybe you’re new to the marijuana game and have some more experienced smoking companions you’d like to impress. If that’s the case, leave them speechless with this set from French brand Devambez, which includes hand-made cones, elegant Italian poplar wood matches and a 24k-gold-plated tamper, perfect for those bougie smokers.
Heretic Parfum Dirty Grass
Mask the overwhelming marijuana smell with this vetiver scent that conjures the aroma of freshly cut grass, while the infusion of hemp-derived CBD oil helps to further calm and ground you.
Alessi Bauhaus Ashtray
Inspired by the Bauhaus art movement of the early 1900s, this sleek and minimalistic ashtray from Alessi is perhaps the most sophisticated way of keeping unsightly ashes at bay.
Calla Multi Tool
Listen, rolling joints is hard, and it takes time to perfect it. In the meantime, there’s no shame in getting some extra help in the form of this multi tool from Calla. The set includes a barrel for rolling your paper around and using the fluted end to scoop up your goods, and and inner pokey (which also doubles as a dab) to help pack in the bud.
Tsubota Pearl Stick Lighter
It’s time to move past the juvenile phase where you’re constantly losing your lighters (and “borrowing,” then subsequently losing your friends’ lighters) and invest in a lighter you’ll be motivated to hang on to. This sleek and elegant lighter from Tsubota Pearl, available in gold, silver or black nickel, will help to elevate your smoking experience and is sure to be a conversation starter if you whip it out during a communal session.
Dad Grass Baja Beach Hoodie
Don’t call this a drug rug – this Baja hoodie inspired by those donned by potheads of the ’90s and 2000s was sourced straight from Mexico itself, then shipped back and screen-printed with the increasingly iconic Dad Grass logo. Be sure to pick up this hacky sack to really drive home the lazy stoner vibes.
Handmade in Murano, Italy, these colorful glass tips arrive with a flat tip for a lighter dose and a round tip for one that’s higher. The tips allow the smoke to cool before reaching the rim, meaning your draw will be all the smoother and full of flavor, helping to combat those rookie coughing fits. They are also extremely cute.
Foria Intimacy Natural Lubricant
Whether you’re celebrating alone or with a partner, keep things on brand with this natural lubricant from Foria infused with broad-spectrum hemp for an experience that’s even more enhanced.