Some of our favorite famous stoners have made the leap from cannabis connoisseur to marijuana moguls. Here’s a round-up of our favorite celebrity bongs available on the market.
Pounds – Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg started his prolific career rapping about weed, with his first solo single Who Am I (What’s My Name) urging listeners to “roll up the dank, and pour the drank”. Sixteen studio albums later, and Snoop’s love of the herb has become just as prolific as his ability to spit bars. Since investing in California-based medical cannabis delivery service Eaze in 2015, Snoop has made his beloved weed into a savvy and profitable business venture.
Snoop launched Leafs by Snoop in the same year, which featured a line of marijuana flowers, edibles as well as concentrates. Snoop moved into developing glassware with Pounds, a line of spacecraft-themed durable borosilicate glass bongs and bubblers. Prices are pretty accommodating to smokers of all levels, from the most affordable Starship (a six-inch glass bong clocking in at under $110) to the twice as large, triple percolator Battleship rig ($279.99).
It’s safe to say Snoop wouldn’t dare put his name on anything not worth its salt – and since he designed each model himself, you can be rest assured that if it’s good enough for Snoop, it’s good enough for you.
Cheech and Chong Glass – Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong
The Emergency Ward Flower Bubbler
Everyone’s favorite on-screen stoners have made a killing on selling their own herb and glassware. The Grammy-award winning duo have been the poster-boys of cannabis since they broke onto the scene in the 1970’s with their stoner stand-up comedy, and the release of their first feature Up In Smoke in 1978.
Cheechandchongglass.com features their signature line of hand pipes, water pipes and bubblers, made of 100% borosilicate glass in fun and quirky designs. The expansive line ranges in price from individual down-stems ($22.99) and various other replacement pieces, with the most affordable bong costing $97.99 - the Low Rider Laid Back tube water pipe. The most expensive bong – the Emergency Ward Flower Bubbler - will set you back $297.50.
Trailer Park Boys
You might know the Trailer Park Boys best for their escapades in Nova Scotia on the Canadian mockumentary show of the same name, created by Mike Clattenburg way back in 1999. What you might not know, is that the show has launched its very own range of smoking accessories. This includes the Silibong Water Pipes, silicone water bongs made from BPA-free food-grade silicone. The innovative use of silicone makes these devices almost invincible to any damage you might do to them on any TPB inspired adventures, and you can even purchase a bong with your favorite character emblazoned on the front – the Ricky, the Julian, and the Bubbles, as well as the whole gang on the Triple Threat. The range also includes a variety of glass water bongs, all well under $200.
Marley Natural Smoked Glass Water Pipe – Marley Family
Possibly the most famous stoner of all time, walk into any smoke shop or any deli and you’ll see Bob Marley’s bootlegged image adorning smoking paraphernalia such as grinders, lighters, and rolling papers. Marley’s family have built a marijuana empire on the performer’s legacy with Marley Natural, an incredibly diverse and thoughtful venture. The brand sells everything from whole flowers and pre-rolled blunts, to smoking accessories and body products made of hemp oil with Jamaican botanicals. The site also showcases their Rise Up initiative, where customers can contribute to a variety of important causes such as redirecting former inmates into sustainable careers with Defy Ventures which works to protect and restore the birthplace of Rastafari culture.
The Marley Naturals Smoked Beaker bong is made from heavy duty, beautifully hand-blown borosilicate glass, with an extra thick base for balance and strength. This borosilicate glass withstands high temperatures while providing a smooth and clean taste from your herb, and the diffuser built into the down stem makes it easy to create large clouds. By redirecting the smoke through this diffuser before it hits the water, it’s forced to split into several directions which increases surface area and allows for faster cooling. The advantage of water-cooled smoke means it’s less harsh on your throat and lungs, which allows for longer and more comfortable sessions.
You can guarantee that pretty much anything with the Marley name on it is going to be a solid investment. The site also includes this quote from the late Bob Marley himself, “The Greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively” - and investing in Marley Naturals products feels like giving back to the beloved culture that meant so much to the revolutionary performer.