Medical marijuana for 1 percenters: $150/gram cannabis caviar
You wouldn't drink fine champagne out of a plastic cup, would you? The same goes for your meds: if you've got expensive taste in your herb, you shouldn't be smoking it out of some $15 Chinese-made spoon pipe you bought at a 4/20 rally a few years back. For people only wanting the finest glass for their fine cannabis, these amazingly high-end and expensive works of functional glass art are available at your local neighborhood glass gallery (along with many less-expensive pieces for those of us on a budget).
1. At $800, an eight-inch full worked bubbler
This bubbler, by Colorado artist Simon, is available at Heady Glass in Englewood. As you can see, it contains some beautiful "fire and ice" sections of radiant reds and oranges twisted together with cool blues and aquamarine. The piece is a fully functional flower pipe with amazing reversed spiral (a style called reticello) in the marbles and a percolated downstem. On the low-end of our selected glass pieces at $800, I can imagine this being the portable daily pipe for a wealthy weedsman on the go.
2. At $7,000, an amazing brass electroformed work of art
Although made in Philly, this amazing brass electro-formed item found its way to Colorado and is available at Mad Hatter Smoke Shop on Colfax. Reserved for tokers with a hefty wallet, this $7,000 collaboration between glass artists Toro and SNIC would be a dream pipe to most smokers. But for high-rollers, this would make an amazing daily toker to pass around at 4:20 with your friends -- most of whom will be scared to even touch it.
3. If those other pieces are too pedestrian for your fine tastes, don't worry....
What you're looking for is something like this extremely one-of-a-kind collaboration between Banjo, Darby, Deppe and Clinton from Illuzion Glass Galleries, on Broadway in Denver. The amazingly detailed piece stands about three feet tall and depicts a freakishly gorgeous female alien on a throne of skulls; she looks like something from the drawings H.R. Geiger. The $35,000 piece is well out of the price range of all but the wealthiest puffers and probably shouldn't even be smoked out of, period. (Can you imagine cleaning this thing?)
The pinnacle of cannabis extravagance, $150 per-gram caviar, is on Page 3.