Ten best marijuana gifts of 2012
4. Hash bags
No, not huge bags of hash (though that would be nice). I'm talking about a set of mesh screens with which you can start making your own hash. If you don't have your own trim, medical marijuana dispensaries often sell shake for highly discounted prices. Other than that, it takes a little skill and patience and a lot of ice and purified water -- but you almost always come up with something worth smoking. You can pick up bags from several different manufacturers and designers, including local company Essential Bags. A set of five sifting screens for a five-gallon bucket will run you anywhere from $80 to $120. To pick up hash bags in Colorado, check out www.thetrimshop.org
3. Hitman glass torch tube
What do you get the glass head who has everything? A pipe that spits fucking fire and self-heats the titanium nail from which you dab your concentrates. That's what. The minds at Hitman have been cranking out these torch tubes for a few years now, but in 2012 they really went nuts and have been putting out some crazy designs ranging from Transformers shooting butane-fueled guns to dragons breathing blue-hot heat. They'll cost you as much as a good used car, though. And finding one for sale is even more difficult. Your best bet? Grasscity.com forums and Aqualabtechnologies.com
2. Volcano vape
Still the most expensive and yet still the holy grail of vaporizers. Brand new, these hot-air machines sell for $539 for the classic model and as much as $670 for the upgraded version with a digital readout. Even used on Craigslist, they sell for upwards of $350...all for something that essentially blows hot air over your stash to fill up a glorified turkey bag with vapor. But it works every single time. Ripping a couple of bags filled with some solid OGs sets me straight for hours -- and without burning herb and putting hot, harsh smoke in your lungs. Getting one of these for your pot-loving girlfriend or boyfriend is pretty much akin to an engagement ring: They'll love you forever either way.
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