Weed dads told us exactly what they want for Father’s Day

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There’s a lot of talk about mothers smoking weed these days. Brands cater to the soccer mom demographic, and articles often tout the growth of “weed moms.” However, rarely are the fathers of pot mentioned. That’s weird, too, because as a mom who smokes weed, I see all genders represented in my clan of parental potheads. That is why I find myself asking, “Where is the representation for weed dads?”

Maybe it’s not such an anomaly that dads smoke weed, or perhaps nobody is asking them about their preferences. So, I reached out to some fathers in the industry to see what they wanted this holiday, and many had one thing in common: free time.

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Family time for Father’s Day

One of the beautiful things about the weed plant is its ability to make me sit and appreciate the world around me. A toke in the forest accentuates the birds chirping and the wind rustling through the tree branches. In other settings, like after putting my stubborn three-year-old to bed, ripping the bong brings me back into my body to appreciate the beautiful family we’ve grown.

Many dads want time to appreciate what the plant has to offer. Journalist and SF Weed Week founder David Downs said that he’d like the gift of presence. He also wouldn’t turn down a Mobius Bubbler or a snazzy new Puffco Peak top.

“I think if you’re a good dad, you’re really busy and you have no time. The number one thing you want for Father’s Day is time,” Downs wrote in a message sharing what he wants for Father’s Day, “Alone time with the gorgeous woman who makes it possible, maybe some time to surf or skateboard, a little break from the kid grind.”

He isn’t the only father who hopes to spend quality time with the person who baked his baby. Stephen Rechif, longtime dispensary COO, wants “a quiet and relaxing day at the beach with family.” Jeffrey Mensah, CEO of Germany-based Jeffrey’s CBD Head & Grow Shop, only wants to hear “I love you, Dad, and a smile.”

Weed gifts for dad

These wholesome answers warmed my heart, but some dads also have heady gifts in mind. Cartoonist Box Brown and weed photographer Devin Stein are hoping for high-quality hash to celebrate their fatherhood this year.

Stein also has an eye on Snuff Glass and other dab tools. On his list is a Cobra Coil from DisorderlyConduction, a custom dumpster from Dab Dumpsters, and a Kandid Kush print. Not all dads dab, though. Some are still heavy on the flower.

Second-generation Southern Humboldt cultivator Jason Gellman will puff his own cannabis creation LANTZ by Ridgeline Farms this year. But he won’t say no to gas-forward flower like Gorilla Glue, Doc by Rebel Grown, Peanut Butter Breath, or a quality OG.

Mitch Pfeifer, co-founder of cannabis media brand Respect My Region, has his own Father’s Day flower ritual.

“Any Father’s Day or birthday, I always aim to roll up the ‘best’ I’ve been saving in my stash. Used to be big blunts, and these days it’s a nice fat personal hashhole,” Pfeifer said.

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Cannabis marketer Brad Bogus also wants to smoke a big blunt on Sunday. However, he specifically has a High Class Big Ass Blunt from Gentleman Quinn’s Blunt Co. in mind. Any dad in the Roller’s Club will appreciate the limited edition Zig Zag velour tracksuit. Just act fast because there were only 420 made, and once they sell out, that’s it.

Roller’s Club papas may also appreciate a new kit, including classic papers like Zig Zag or OCB, glass joint filters, a rolling tray with a magnetic lid, and an ashtray. When Dad smokes joints, you can’t go wrong with refilling his supplies.

Father’s Day for pot fathers

Father’s Day is a celebration for many. It is a day to honor a dad who is no longer with us, raise up a father figure who stepped in, and spend quality time with the ones you love.

While we recognize and love father figures, I can’t help but wonder why so much emphasis is placed on weed moms. There are just as many pot dads. My guess is that men are expected to dabble in dabs while women aren’t, a thought that aligns with Downs’s final comment.

“Here’s the secret though, every day is Father’s Day in the patriarchy,” Downs concluded.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Cara Wietstock is senior content producer of GreenState.com and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. You can find her living in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.