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COVID-19 and Cannabis: How Smokers Can Stay Safe

Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, was officially deemed a pandemic on Wednesday by the World Health Organization. The international outbreak of coronavirus has already claimed the lives of sixty Americans and more than 6,000 individuals around the world.
The spread of COVID-19 has unduly affected some regions and high-risk demographics, but even lower-risk individuals have taken serious steps to reduce their odds of infection. Schools and workplaces across America have shut down indefinitely to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and individuals across the nation have begun self-quarantining, resulting in national shortages of high-demand supplies like water, soap, and toilet paper.

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Hard-Hitting History of the Modern Bong

The oldest water pipe known to historians is around 2,400 years old. These relics were made entirely of solid gold, and used exclusively by Scythian tribal chiefs, who prevailed over territory that eventually became modern-day Russia. That’s right – there’s a solid gold bong predating the invention of the wheelbarrow.

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Types of Pipes: What Should You Choose?

Whether you’re a longtime smoker or new to the field of grass, you’ve likely been curious about the various modes of consumption available for use. Walking into a smoke shop with thousands of options can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Pipes are generally made from one of three materials: glass, wood, and metal. There are pros and cons to each type of instrument that any user would be wise to consider, to ensure that they’re getting the best experience possible. There are many options to consider purchasing at any smoke shop, from vaporizers, to water pipes, bongs and more. Today we’ll compare the three most popular materials used for pipes and the benefits and drawbacks to each, so that those of you in the market for a pipe will know exactly what to look for on your next trip to your local head shop.

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The Hemp Economy that Never Happened

The year was 1938 and a new contraption had just been patented that would remove months of dry rotting required to separate fiber from the hemp plant. What had, for millennia, been a seasonal process to rot the fiber out of the hemp stalks, had now become an afternoon of labor; a development that had huge implications for a number of already prosperous industries, from paper production to fuel.

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The Perks of Percs: Modern Bong Design

As Cannabis legalization continues to sweep the US and the world by storm, a surrounding market for apparatuses to consume the sacred herb has continued to emerge from the woodwork of the underground and underappreciated, and into the spotlight of mainstream marketing. As a result, a surprising number of innovations continue to appear in the realm of water pipe designs. It’s pretty sweet.

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Inaugural Post

Hello! Welcome to the very first post on the 710 Pipes blog! We’re excited to be bringing you weekly content and updates concerning the smoke shop industry, Colorado legal marijuana regulations, new vaporizers, innovative smoking products, and all the latest news and designs by the nation’s biggest glass artists. We hope that you find this a reliable resource for the Colorado headshop a counter culture industry which are at the forefront of change and innovation nationally.

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Want to Try a Glass Pipe?

Whether you’re a first time smoker or a long time toker, the age old question stands; which method should I use to burn the herb today? There are bubblers, water pipes, papers, vaporizers, handheld pipes, and the selection goes on and on. With so many options available, the quest may seem a little daunting. Let’s start simple and talk about glass handheld pipes.

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