reviewed by Monocle Man
Cypress Hill and ROOR have teamed up to bring us the Phuncky Feel Tips. These German hand-blown glass tips take rolling joints to a whole new level. There are different sizes and colors to choose from along with a couple multi pack options. The Tin 3 Pack comes with one round and two flat-mouthed tips. Each one has the ROOR rasta logo down the side. They also feature a few pinches to ensure you don’t get any cannabis in your mouth while smoking.
I found that using them added a lot to the experience. First, the joint had a nice weight to it with the Phuncky Feel Tips and felt very distinguished. You can also really enjoy more of the flavor of the cannabis when using them. The Phuncky Feel Tips are super easy to keep clean. Just throw them in a shot glass with rubbing alcohol and soak for as long as needed.
Make sure to keep an eye on the joint as it gets close to roach status. They are so awesome one of your friends might get sticky fingers. The Tin Pack looks great and would be a great gift for the avid smoker. Its tin case will keep them safe for you if you take them camping or any other outdoor activity. Once it gets warmer these will be in my golf bag for use on the links. Check out their website to see all the different options available. Order yours at roor.de and you will feel the Phuncky difference.
reviewed by Samuel Farley, Twitter and Instagram @THC_Samuel
One of the newest creations by 420 Science, the Errl Can rig, is a delight to dab from. Normally, I am not a huge fan of smaller flower pieces or oil rigs simply because I enjoy inhaling with a more open draw or chug. However, for an oil rig that stands only six inches tall, the Errl Can rig provides a smooth draw, and most of all it’s a lot of fun to use. Shaped like a traditional oil can, it’s easy to see the attention to detail and quality in manufacturing. Although tiny in stature, the piece feels like it was made well and does not feel as fragile as other smaller glass pieces I’ve held in the past. The percolation slits are located on the bottom side of the downstem, helping to minimize the amount of water needed while ensuring consistent percolation and filtration. The Errl Can rig comes in two sizes (10mm and 14mm) and four color options including white, black, blue and green with the downstem and mouthpiece featuring the colors.
After my first dab I immediately noticed how clean the hit was for how small the oil rig is. During inhalation, it didn’t feel like it was a tiny rig and had the space during the draw of slightly larger pieces. The hit was full of flavor and lacked any trace of harshness, which always seems to be a problem with smaller rigs. It’s the perfect travel rig or backyard barbecue piece for afternoon dabbing by the bonfire. Retailing for $119.99, the 10mm Errl Can rig by 420 Science is a great option for both experienced dabbers and people new to cannabis concentrates. To shop visit www.420science.com.
Gifts Under $25
$10 – Smoke Odor Exterminator Candle
You have never had a candle that freshens the air as well as these ones. We tried out the Hollyberry Hills scent which smells remarkably like Christmas, and the Sapphire scent which smells like a mellow men’s cologne. These truly deliver on what they promise, covering up smoke and other unpleasant odors. They come in a ton of other scents, if you can’t find one you like you aren’t really trying. These candles are available at a variety of different retailers, online and in the non-virtual realm. Purple Haze smoke shops carry them in Denver. For a complete list on where to buy this gift for your secret santa visit www.smokeodorcandles.com.
$10 – Toker Poker
Get the hottest gift item of the season – the legendary Toker Poker! Finally your poker/dabber, tamper, hemp wick and lighter are all in the same place. This 420 multi-tool has everything you need to vape, dab, roll and toke. Its ergonomic design provides the most basic, yet essential tools for any smoker. Glow in the Dark, Chrome and other Limited Editions now available online. Sure to be a stocking stuffer hero! Visit www.tokerpoker.com to browse.
$10 – Res Caps by Resolution
Resolution res caps are an answer to a bong-lover’s grossest task. Add your cleaning solution to the bong and simply stretch these guys over the openings and shake away the stank! This will help cut the crud in no time with zero risk of splash-back. The caps stretch to fit so they will be compatible with most pieces (so stretchy, I implore you to find something you can’t fit these caps on). One of the best stoner stocking stuffers we have seen, your friends will thank you and their carpet will love you. Purchase at www.resolutioncolo.com.
$14-18 – Saddle Sore Muscle Rub by Rising Sun Ranch
Rising Sun Ranch is a Colorado business out of Steamboat Springs. They create a wide variety of products, from muscle rub to lavender honey. Now, usually we feature products that contain hemp in some way, but not this time. We have so much respect for Rising Sun Ranch for creating products from natural ingredients in an effort to heal others. This muscle rub is a winner as far as we are concerned. It has a strong scent to it with notes of clove and cinnamon, the smell is actually quite comforting. The salve just melts at the touch of your skin and really soaks in quickly. It is non-greasy after application and almost immediately starts working, relieving your aches and pains. This product is truly amazing! You need it, your mom needs it, your massage therapist needs it, and basically any person that you like and care about should have Saddle Sore Muscle Rub. It is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer, just sayin.’ Get yours at www.risingsunranch.com.
$15-24 – UV Screw Top Jars by 420 Science
Keep precious cannabis fresher for longer with these handy jars. In order to prevent premature decay of your nugs, the UV jars block out the light. Available in four sizes, these UV Jars can hold between an eighth of an ounce to one full ounce of your favorite strain. They are available in a multitude of different designs. We are sure you will find one for your sweetie that says, “I love you and I respect your love of Mary Jane,” not with words but with sweet graphics. Get them at www.420science.com.
$20 – Sensi Tees
There are good cannabis clothing companies and there are bad ones in the sense of fashion sense. Sensi Tees is a one of the good guys. Their futuristic, digital, tribal designs are exactly what’s in right now and exactly what the cannabis connoisseur in your life will love for the holidays. The gray hooded t-shirt (pictured left) is about the coziest thing we’ve ever felt, can be worn by men or women and will be adored by your loved one this holiday season. Shop at www.sensitees.com.
Gifts Under $55
$25 – The Quick Draw by Swine Army
This little cutie is a glass one hitter/lighter combo encased in hemp with a place to wrap your hemp wick. It is designed in such a way that you don’t have to take anything out of the case to use it. You simply load the bowl, put the mouthpiece up to your mouth, making sure the one hitter is on top, then light the lighter. It is perfectly positioned to light the bowl for you automatically. It is a nice little all-together kit that you can easily take with you. Plus if you purchase you are supporting sustainability and the love of hemp! Another great stocking stuffer for that mobile burner in your life. Pick them up at www.etsy.com/shop/LegalizePotBellyPigs.
$25 – Two-Tone Beanie by Grassroots California
This Grassroots beanie is snuggly, warm and stylish enough to wear every day this winter. The marbled pattern is trendy enough for downtown or for the slopes. The two-tone green and blue will make your friends stand out from the crowd and those in the know will recognize the iconic Grassroots sprout logo on the leather tag in the front. Made from high-quality materials, this is sure to be a hit with the cannabis crowd and beyond. Perfect for a stocking stuffer for the ski bum/bunny in your life. They will love the quality of construction and you will love the feeling of spreading holiday cheer through selfless gift giving. grassrootscalifornia.com
$25 – Bottle Rocket by Magic Flight
First of all, if you don’t have a Magic Flight Launch Box or Maud-Dib, get one immediately. This ingenious little product is meant to be used with either the Launch Box or Maud-Dib and essentially turns any bottle into a bitchin’ water pipe/vape. Any bottle you ask? Yes any bottle, fancy ones, antique ones, plastic ones, any bottle with a regular bottle sized opening. Genius! The Magic Flight line of vaporizers is awesome already and using them in combination with this innovative contraption makes it even better. It provides the smoothest vaping experience, you will love it or else! You can find this and all of their other cool products at www.magic-flight.com.
$40 – Headdress Hoodie by Chiefton Supply Company
Who doesn’t want a nice new hoodie for Christmas? This thing is extra super soft. Made with a cotton/polyester blend fleece fabric, it will keep your cuddle buddy warm all winter long. The headdress design is a real crowd pleaser, with the spikey mane of cannabis leaves and the Colorado C. The body of the hoodie is a slim fit, raglan style, two-tone, in charcoal heather and army heather. The hood itself is jersey lined, making it extra cozy on your noggin. Tie it all up in a nice little bow with a flat lace draw cord for your convenience. Everyone you know needs one. www.chieftonsupply.com
$45 – Small Chubbler by Happy Cowboy Glassworks
Happy Cowboy Glassworks is a Colorado glass company, specializing in uniquely crafted lathe-worked glass pipes, each piece is truly unique. Drew Ebelhare, aka “Happy Cowboy”, has been blowing glass since 1981, he started out making soft glass paper weights. This Chubbler pipe is very much like a hand-held bubbler. It holds water beautifully and doesn’t leak when you set it down. Their glass is so skillfully crafted and functional for everyday use. You need to get this for your brother, he will love it. Find it at www.happycowboyglassworks.com.
$50 – Seely Hemp Athletic Shoe by Adidas
Dress them from head to toe with these hemp skate shoes. It’s the classic look of an Adidas shoe with a fresh take on hemp. This is the gift that keeps on giving because they will only get comfier with wear and tear. Comes in various colors. www.journeys.com
Gifts Under $100
$70 – V-One By XVape
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! This vape pen is cause for celebration. The V-One has it all, sexy exterior and a smart interior, beauty and brains. The heating element is entirely ceramic, no coil at all. It looks like a super tiny pottery kiln and it essentially bakes the concentrate, no combustion. The V-One heats up superfast, zero to 428F in 2 seconds flat. It comes with a fully replaceable glass drip tip/mouth piece. Without any metal or plastic inside the heating element, concentrates taste better than anything. You can taste every terpene. It is equipped with a super convenient micro USB charging port. Love this thing. I think I see matching, couples V-Ones in your future. Available at several local retailers but here is a link to save you some time, www.vapes.com.
Gifts Over $100
$100 – Self Cleaning Grinder by SLX
SLX is the first of its kind, a self-cleaning grinder that never gums up on you. It is so easy to use, just place your herb in the grinding mechanism, place the lid on top and twist back and forth. It is so smooth the teeth don’t catch at all and none of the plant material sticks to the surface of the grinder. So essentially you have the cleanest grinder on the planet. The teeth are coated with non-stick nano-ceramic particles, No Teflon, PTFE or PFOA. Simply put, if you are a grinder you need this product. If you don’t get one you will have to live with the knowledge that I grind better than you. #noshameinmygrind Find one for you or your sugar pie at slxgrinders.com.
$109 – Panama Red Pipe by Celebration Pipes
Celebration Pipes™ have been around for 42 years now. The very first pipes were created as stocking stuffers, the Christmas of 1973 in Laie Point, Oahu. These one-of-a-kind pipes are made of a special Hawaiian ceramic composite, known as LAVASTONEWARE™, then textured with lava rocks and fired in a 2,300 degree kiln. After firing, the pipes are plated with 22kt gold, platinum, opal black coral, purple haze, Hanalei blue, and the newest finish, Panama red. Each and every pipe is still hand crafted by artisan LAVASTONEWARE™ master Da Piper. This is one gift that will make your one and only someone feel extra special. It comes “gift ready,” encased in a velvet pouch, inside a gift box with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. Functional and beautiful, it will surely be a cherished addition to anyone’s collection. Shop now at celebrationpipes.com.
$110 – Limited Edition Cloud Pen x Slightly Stoopid 3.0 Vape Kit by Cloudpen and Slightly Stoopid
What’s cooler than the Cloudpen 3.0? A Slightly Stoopid collab with Cloudpen! This fun kit comes with the 3.0 pen, a micro USB cord, five mouth pieces, c-tensil, authenticity card, user manual, complimentary Cloudpen sticker, a disposable alcohol wipe all packaged neatly inside a custom box decorated with the band’s most recent album cover art. If you have a friend or relative who loves Slightly Stoopid and vaping then this is a no brainer gift. Heck, go the extra step and throw in the new CD for an all encompassing, awesome gift. Browse and buy at www.cloudpenz.com.
$199 – Fuse E-Hookah Vape by Flyt Lab
Get ready to have your mind blown. Imagine a vape that allows you to vape concentrates, dry herb, and e-liquid and lets you vape two of those options simultaneously, and it even sounds like a hookah. The Fuse does just that. It looks like a light saber and comes equipped with several cartridges that are specific to either concentrates, dry herb, or e-liquid. You can place two cartridges at a time in the interior heating chamber, like your favorite e-liquid and shatter. This creates a new taste sensation for your vaping experience. For those of us who don’t play around, you can use a dry herb and a concentrate cartridge together, my favorite. The taste is really smooth because the heating elements in the cartridges are ceramic. This is the gift to outdo all gifts for that true connoisseur on your holiday gift list. Never to be outdone, they will marvel at the witchcraft that is the Fuse. Check them out at www.flytlab.com.
$200 – 14 mm Swiss Honeycomb Tube in Pink Slyme by Purr Glass
Our friends over at Purr Glass have done it again. This piece is sick! It comes in three colors, Pink Slyme, Dichro Black, and Slyme. It bears a reinforced stemless design and is approximately nine inches tall with a matrix perc. Not only does this piece look cool, but it is so smooth to smoke out of. This has quickly become a highly favored tube at our house. It will be your favorite too, or your lady’s favorite, or your best homie’s favorite. Any cannabis consumer will love this Swiss Honeycomb Tube. Find at www.purrsmoking.com.
Sweet Grass Kitchen is a Denver cannabis bakery specializing in the use of cannabutter to infuse their delightful baked goodies. Pumpkin pie season is in high gear over at Sweet Grass Kitchen. They take great care, just like grandma does, by hand pressing the golden cookie crust into each tin. Yes! Cookie crust! This helps keep the pie crust texture we are all use to, without the potential mushy crust at the bottom of the pie. If you ask me the cookie crust is a vast improvement over the traditional flake pastry crust, all pumpkin pies should be made this way.
Alas, my first bite into a pumpkin pie all season. Delish! The pie has a classic taste and smooth texture. Plus, I did not detect much, if any, cannabis flavor. This treat is perfect for the consumer that prefers edibles to smoking or vaping but does not enjoy the cannabis flavor. About 20 minutes in I felt very calm and relaxed, it just washed over me. I didn’t feel sluggish or energized, just a more mellowed out version of myself. It is easy to cut the pie in pieces and go for it one slice at a time should you want to adjust the dosage. Each recreational pie has 10 mg of active THC and each medical pie has 75 mg of active THC. I just went for it and ate the 10 mg pie in about 3 bites, my only complaint is there wasn’t more pie. They are so delicious, the only part missing from these pies is the turkey and all the trimmings. Oh, yeah. And your crazy aunt Sally. These festive pies are available through the end of this month. Visit www.sweetgrasskitchen.com
to find a store near you that carries Sweet Grass Kitchen’s products.