Gifts for Professional Potheads

Gift Guide 2015

The professional pothead is not an amateur. They rode the roller coaster of marijuana-related setbacks and advances before Washington really became "The Evergreen State" and rejoiced when legalization was finally OK'd by voters in 2012. Since then, the professional pothead has expanded their weed repertoire tenfold; they've been there, smoked that. So while it may seem impossible to buy gifts for the pothead who has — or has tried — it all, we've come up with a few gifts that should surprise even the most experienced smoker on your list. — Azaria Podplesky


When a professional pothead is looking to relax in style, they don't reach for a dime-a-dozen bong, but something from Piece of Mind or Puffin Glass. These masters of glass create dry and water pipes that can double as art pieces when not in use, like the skeletal, multi-colored Fish 2 (Piece of Mind). If you're buying for someone who's more excited for Dec. 18 than Dec. 25, Piece of Mind also offers an X-Wing-shaped rig, while Puffin Glass has a few of its own Star Wars-themed pieces available. And if you have a few thousand dollars to spare, unconventional pieces shaped like minions, giraffes, dragons, candlestick phones and rigs that look like something out of a Dr. Seuss story could be yours. Prices vary • Piece of Mind: 4103 N. Division and various other locations • Puffin Glass Studios: 201 W. Riverside and various other locations


PAX Labs Inc. and R&B singer the Weeknd have teamed up to create this vaporizer in celebration of his Beauty Behind the Madness album and uber-successful fall tour. The sleek, matte-black vaporizer, engraved with the Weeknd's XO logo, plays his hit song "The Hills" as it powers on and features lip-sensing technology for optimum heat and vapor production. Over the top? Maybe. The perfect on-the-go puff for a professional pothead? Definitely. $325


It might be too late to follow the Grateful Dead around the country, but a new wave of 420-friendly acts, including Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Slightly Stoopid, the Expendables and Collie Buddz (who just played the Knitting Factory last week), will help the professional pothead recreate the experience. Touring season has pretty much wound down for the year, but there are only a few short months before spring tours begin. Varies • Knitting Factory • 919 W. Sprague • The Pin! • 412 W. Sprague


Speaking of the Dead, a list of gifts for potheads wouldn't be complete without band memorabilia, and Hastings is your one-stop shop for band merch of any kind. Here you'll find everything from fleece blankets, patches, puzzles and apothecary jars to keychains, lanyards, coffee mugs and pint glasses, all emblazoned with Dead-related imagery for the Deadhead on your list. The Grateful Dead Bertha Fleece is perfect for a professional pothead on a cold winter night. $25 • Hastings • 1704 W. Wellesley and various other locations


No detail is too insignificant for the professional pothead, which is why they take care when choosing their rolling papers. These RAW rolling papers are made from organically grown, chlorine-free pure hemp, which makes for a clean-tasting smoke. And at just $2 for a pack of 50 sheets, it's a great stocking stuffer or last-minute gift. $2 for a pack of 50 • Piece of Mind • 12101 E. First, Spokane Valley and various other locations

Metaline Falls Bigfoot Festival @ Metaline Falls

Sat., June 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., June 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
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