So, let's talk about the traditional method of weed delivery, shall we? The nickel sack.
Does anyone here remember the nickel sack? You'd buy it in some hurried drug deal, a process in which you'd deliver your five dollar bill to some the shady guy out of view, who would then pull a crumpled-up sandwich bag out of his nether regions. It was a crazy, somewhat unsanitary process of scoring some weed, but it was weed, and you were happy.
Well, those days are over folks. Sorry to kill the nostalgia buzz, but gone are the days of stuffing your shoe -- or your nether regions -- with a sandwich bag full of weed. These days, it's all about the frills of the drug deal. Seriously.
Now that recreational weed is legal in a couple of states, we are starting to see a new phenomenon arise from the prohibition ashes: the re-branding of cannabis. Weed no longer carries some sort of stoner stigma, and these days it's all about the high-end, flavor-profiled cannabis, and the cannabis connoisseurs that flock to it.
As expected, there are also plenty of elite cannabis items surfacing to placate those cannabis connoisseurs, too. No need to mourn the death of the nickel bag just yet, though; the gold rolling papers and luxury shisha's listed below should be just fine bandages for those wounds.
Here are the latest luxury pot items to grow out of this reefer madness. Welcome to the world of mainstream pot culture, folks, where the brownies in your local bakery are full of cannabis, and the schnozberries taste like schnozberries.
Cannabis Wedding Receptions Alcohol is so passe, now that you can have an open cannabis bar at your wedding reception. That's right, guys. It's not just your hippie uncle who will be stoned at the wedding now; you'll all be stoned thanks to the open bar full o' weed.
Apparently there are cannabis fanatics who have chosen to incorporate weed into their weddings in all sorts of ways; pot fashioned into boutonnieres and pot-leaf bouquets to vaping stations and cannabis menus, the mainstreaming of pot has made it totally socially acceptable to incorporate it into your nuptials.
Honestly, though, we love this idea. It sure would make RSVP'ing to that wedding invite a bit less painful if we knew there would be some THC a'waitin' our arrival. And yes, anyone planning to invite us to your boring wedding, that's a hint.
Luxury Pot Tours We've already addressed the beauty of the pot tour in a previous blog, but what we didn't get around to addressing -- because it didn't exist -- was the luxury pot tour. Yes, you guys, it can get better than just a good ol' pot tour.
Spiro Tours, home of the "premium cannabis tour," recently started offering some high-end pot experiences -- the fancy cousin of those popular cargo van tours -- and the packages, which vary from skiing adventures to spa retreats, all with cannabis elements, are on their way to becoming a very popular treat.
We're kinda diggin' the Mountain Adventure Tour, which throws your stoned ass in a four-star hotel, takes you skiing, and also hooks you up with a Red Rocks concert, in addition to about a million other things. Spiro seems to be quite the man when it comes to luxury cannabis culture, because really now. That entire menu of tours sounds too awesome to comprehend.
Elite Cannabis Events When the elite want to get stoned, it's got to be in some classy manner, we suppose. That's where folks like Edible Events come in. The high-end cannabis events from Edible Events are held at private art galleries, and are catered to the professional cannabis connoisseurs by way of incredible food, music, and cocktails in a cannabis-friendly environment.
It's a sophisticated, fancy-schmancy sort of thing, and they're getting all sorts of awesome buzz from these events. Makes sense, though. Who doesn't want to hang out in an art gallery full of weed smoke and food?
Artisan Weed Brownies (And Other Quality Weed-Foods, Of Course) Behold the Marijuana Chefs, whose entire job it is to make your food taste delicious while it gets you stoned. It sounds like a fantastic job, if we do say so ourselves. Discreet Treats MMJ in Colorado Springs is a prime example of the need for upscale, quality cannabis food items.
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The "Take and Bake" retail shop caters to the medical marijuana community, and offers up goodies like "Reefers Peanut Butter Cups" or "Buddha Brownies," all of which are cooked up by their master chefs with care. They also offer a full list of Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains to choose from. We think we may be in love with a bakery, and its name is Discreet Treats.
And Finally, Gold Rolling Papers For You Elite Potheads We wanted to talk about how Porsche has a luxury shisha for the fanciest of the fancy, but then we found these: Shine 24k Gold Rolling Papers. Who gives a damn about a shisha when you can roll your fancy, aromatic bud in gold? We love gold!
Seriously, these papers are so fancy that we'd be scared to smoke with them. Your expensive bud has a right to go out while wrapped in some fancy shit, though, so go on ahead and check 'em out, if you're cool with burning gold while you burn your 'dro. These are so shiny and awesome. We almost can't look away.
Have fun with your fancy cannabis, Colorado. Until it's legalized in Texas, we'll be the ones keeping the sandwich bag industry in business. But once it's legal to light up, we'll be rolling with Shine just like you fancy folks. Just you wait.