Pubdate: Thu, 10 Dec 2015
Source: Sacramento News & Review (CA)
Column: The 420
Copyright: 2015 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Ngaio Bealum


Doing the holiday shopping. Any good ideas?

- -Quan Za

Oh yes. I love the winter holidays! I feel like people should 
practice gift giving year-round and not just when it's cold outside 
or someone has a birthday. Anyway, weed is always a great gift. 
Giving your cannabis colleagues a nug or a doobie or a nice wax will 
make you very popular during the holidays. If you can afford it, look 
into the "weed of the month club" at It's like Harry 
& David, but for pot. I will take a Sweet Island Skunk over a summer 
sausage just about any day of the week. If you would rather just give 
cool marijuana-themed gear, is Loot Crate for 
potheads. Here is an idea for a win-win: Maybe you can sign yourself 
up for a Cannabox, then give your friends small gifts on a monthly 
basis. Frugal yet generous is always a good look.

Books are the gifts that keep on giving. Books about marijuana look 
great on the coffee table and are handy reference guides for the 
budding chronnoisseur. Green Candy Press ( 
drugsindex.html) and Ed Rosenthal's Quick Trading Co. 
( are my two favorite publishers. You could 
always buy all the copies of Jack Herer's The Emperor Wears No 
Clothes just to have around the house as a last-minute gift for those 
cousins you forgot you had.

Winter is also a great time for cooking and eating all the food. A 
little extra meat on your bones will help you and your stoned friends 
stay warm. Make some cannabis-infused butter or olive oil and turn 
your friends' Netflix-and-chill time into a stony delight. Homemade 
cookies and cakes and pies, or even caramel popcorn balls, are always 
a hit. Make sure to put big, clear labels on your cannabis-infused 
goodies-seriously, no one wants to have their day changed by 
consuming a delicious yet potent treat unawares-and proceed to make 
all of your homies fat and happy.

One last thing: I know Hanukkah is almost over, but this ridiculously 
awesome menorah-style bong from 420 Science 
( would look great on anyone's 
mantel. Happy holidays, and I hope you have a great time giving and receiving.

I have been using the Iolite and the Pax vaporizers. Now I find the 
oil/wax vaporizers much more convenient. What are your 
recommendations for the best and least expensive oil/wax vaporizers today?

- -P.A.

Man, I totally forgot to mention that art glass and cool pipes and 
vaporizers and all that groovy stuff also make great gifts. The Pax 
is still my fave flower vape, and I really like OG Pens and Dabstix 
for oils and concentrates. OGPens is a Sacramento-based company, so 
if you are into that whole "support the locals" type of thing, they 
would be a great option. Check them out at OK, that's 
it for real. Happy holidays.
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MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom