Which marijuana accessories may be purchased and used legally?
Sellers worldwide retail marijuana accessories with no legal ramifications, from clothing and jewelry to bongs and grinders. Apparel with marijuana insignia – typically the iconic, seven- bladed marijuana leaf – is legally acceptable in almost every country. Nevertheless, don’t be surprised if displaying a prominent marijuana leaf – on a t-shirt, backpack, or baseball cap – elicits some stares.
Remember: though marijuana is being increasingly decriminalized globally, it was still, as of 2015, categorized by the DEA as a Class 1 drug – a substance with “with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous drugs,” according to information posted on the DEA’s website.
And, if you’re traveling internationally, think hard about flaunting your marijuana accessories until you’ve gotten a feel for the country’s acceptance – socially and legally – of marijuana. And if in doubt, play it safe – getting noticed isn’t always a good thing, and advertising your respect for marijuana with a t-shirt might attract the wrong kind of attention.
Nevertheless, though marijuana remains illegal in many states – as well as many countries around the world – marijuana accessories do not contain marijuana, and thus are legal.
Which marijuana accessories are best for me?
The marijuana accessories you select depend on your needs. If discretion, functionality, or price is important to you, rolling papers might be a great place to start. From raw to organic to gold- encrusted, rolling papers are generally inexpensive, easy to carry, and widely available, both online and in specialty smoke shops and liquor stores. And, the availability of rolling papers varies from state to state and county to country, making them a unique collectable. Plus, they’re inconspicuous and thus unlikely to implicate you.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for something wearable, remember that you’ll find anything - and everything – online, so it might help to narrow down your search. Are you looking for something feminine, or more masculine? Do you want something unsized, like a bag, a necktie, or a piece of jewelry? Do you want a wearable marijuana accessory that’s practical as well as stylish, like a sturdy hat or a windbreaker? See ‘where should I buy marijuana accessories’ for suggested shopping strategies and preferred retailers.
Which marijuana accessories make good gifts?
When choosing a marijuana accessory for a loved one, first limit your search. Decide how much you’re willing to spend. This practice is useful both online and in-person; online, modify searches on Amazon, Shine Papers, and other marijuana accessories retailers according to price. And if you’re headed to a local shop, fix a price in your mind, and stand firm. Most marijuana accessories retailers – at least the ones “on ground” – are working for themselves rather than a corporate conglomerate, and are often able – and willing – to bargain.
Next, remind yourself what the intended recipient enjoys and appreciates. For example, for a collecting type, consider something distinctive or hard to find – try Ebay or Etsy, especially for vintage cases, lighters, and artwork, including old record covers!
For housewarming gifts, consider scented marijuana candles or beautifully colored bongs or pipes (functional and decorative!), and keep in mind that glass pipes are almost always made by hand, so none are exactly alike. Or for something sensual, consider marijuana-styled scents, candles, soaps, and other body treats.
And for a friend, family member, or coworker, consider marijuana accessories you can wear, like a playful pair of socks, a marijuana t-shirt (subtle or explicit), or a piece of jewelry. Marijuana- inspired buttons, scarves, gloves, and neckties can all be found online. Or consider hemp, a byproduct of the marijuana plant. It makes for beautiful clothes, slippers, and bags – try searching online for The Hempest, Patagonia, or Prana for high-quality hemp pieces.
Finally, for something elegant and made to share, try Shine Papers, 24-carat gold rolling papers that will illuminate any occasion.
If in doubt, remember that any marijuana enthusiast will probably appreciate a sturdy lighter or a solid herb grinder, both of which can be found easily and inexpensively online or at specialty shops. But be warned – from there, the options are endless: from apparel to home décor, the marijuana accessory market is creative, stylish, and evolving fast.
Where should I buy marijuana accessories?
If you’re in a city – or a state where marijuana is legalized or decriminalized – marijuana accessories should be easy to find. Online forums like Yelp will advise on smoke shops, hemp retailers, glassblowers, clothing sellers, and more. You’ll get the added benefit of seeing the marijuana accessories in person; you can hold them, examine them, and make a choice based on what’s in front of you. Plus, a salesperson will likely be on hand to answer any questions.
Naturally, the Internet offers a wide range of options for anyone seeking marijuana accessories. Hundreds of marijuana accessory boutiques exist online: to start your search, consider popular, easy-to-navigate sites like The Old Man (Amsterdam), Everyone Does It, DankStop Headshop, and Billowy. For rolling papers specifically, try Shine Papers’ website for a listing of rolling paper retailers, or try Rolling Papers Express or the Rolling Paper Warehouse, both online. Don’t be afraid to shop around – so many websites exist that you needn’t stop at the first one you check out. Take the time to explore your options.