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Our Smoke Shop’s Guide to the Perfect Bong Rip

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A bong is maybe the most effective way yet devised to get wiped quickly. It provides you the ability to take monster hits, and because those hits are filtered through water, they’re nice and smooth. But what if you could stack a hit that was so big and potent that it would knock Godzilla back on his butt? Well, you can. It’s called a “bong rip” and in this article, your friends at the 710 Pipes head shop are going to explain how you can use glass pipes to create the perfect rip.

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Denver Flavor Ban: UPDATE

The Denver Flavor Ban Update

The Denver City Council met on Wednesday, October 6th 2021 to discuss the implementation of a flavored nicotine ban in the city and county of Denver. The meeting was full of heated discussion from both proponents and opponents of the measure. So, what’s next? Should we expect flavored nicotine products such as e-liquids, disposable vapes, and flavored cigarillos to disappear from the market? We’ve compiled the facts so you don’t have to! Read on the find out more.

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Covering Up the Smell of Weed: A Few Tricks

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As a society, we’ve made some significant strides in the acceptance of cannabis in recent years. Still, pot is not legal everywhere, landlords tend to discourage the open use of marijuana by their tenants, and some people go apoplectic when they smell smoke of any kind.

As such, it can pay to know a few tricks that will enable you to cover the smell of weed so that you can enjoy your custom glass pipes without worrying about the dreaded “knock on the door”.

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A Short History of the Herb Vaporizer

Vaping is associated with the 21st century to almost the same degree as digital technology. It’s a thoroughly modern phenomenon made possible by various subtle technological advances and anyone who tells you otherwise is just blowing vape clouds up your you-know-what. Or are they?

Most anyone you ask in your local vape shop will be happy to tell you that the whole vape thing is a response to the rise of contemporary cannabis culture. But the truth is vaping has been with us for thousands of years. That doesn’t mean that the ancients had contemporary-looking vaporizers, but rather that they understood and practiced the art of vaporizing using a variety of low-tech methods.

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Seven Ways to Grind Without a Grinder

Cannabis nuggets, hand pipe and smoking accessories on table

You can’t just take whole buds, stuff them into the bowl of a bong and fire them up. Well, you can. They’re your buds and you can do what you want with them. However, if you want to get the most out of them you’ll need to process them a bit first so that you get a nice even burn and a clean, consistent smoke, and that means grinding.

Most cannabis aficionados have a grinder at the ready at all times. Or, at least they try to. But there are inevitably going to be times when you set up the bong, whip out the weed, reach for your grinder and realize you left it home, or you lent it to your friend who hasn’t returned it yet. There isn’t time to arrange a delivery from the online head shop, so what to do?

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Bong Vocab 101: A Crash Course

Person skimming "B" section of hardcover dictionary to learn new vocabulary

Every group eventually develops its own vocabulary. Whether people are involved in building trades, climbing, skateboarding, fashion design, politics, auto mechanics, weightlifting or weed there’s a vocabulary that both signals your group membership and facilitates discussion on whatever subject the community has coalesced around.

Bong aficionados are no different. If you walk into your local head shop in Denver and attempt to engage someone in a conversation about the latest heady glass on offer you’re going to find yourself scratching your head and trying to act like you understand if you don’t acquaint yourself with the vocab first. So that’s what we’re here to do. Provide you with a crash course on the basic bong vocabulary.

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