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What Happens When Cannabis Products and Love Collide

These weed products are the perfect way to say, “I have a kush on you.”

by Zoe Wilder

by Zoe Wilder

All weed need is love. Cannabe your valentine? ’Juana be mine? That’s right, Valentine’s Day is here again. In honor of the occasion, we explore the intersection of cannabis and love—a place where whimsy meets ganja, stoner soulmates smoke flowers instead of leaving them in vases, and 420 takes a cue from buffin’ the muffin. Read on—amorous wonders await.

The Seductive Strain Names

 

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It’s true. Cannabis strain names have the most fascinating origin stories. Whether you want to smoke it, dab it, vape it, infuse it, lube it, massage it, eat it or juice it, there’s a long list of seductive strain names to choose from: Aphrodite, AK Passion, Alaska Thunder Fuck, Alien Tits, American Beauty, Bad Girl, Boss’s Sister, Burning Desire, Caboose, Cherry Kiss, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Sexy Girl, Love Potion #1 and #9, Sugar Daddy, Swiss Kiss, The F Word, The Love, Trans Love, Triple XXX to name a few. I wonder how their orgy, I mean origin, stories came about. Grab a bag of your favorite and share it with someone you love.

The Aphrodisiac Vape Pen

Humboldt-grown cannabis is used to make hmbldt’s popular line of CO2 oil vape pens using special blends designed to synergize with your endocannabinoid system. Their goal is to deliver a consistent response targeted towards various aspects of well-being such as bliss, sleep, relief, and calm. Now, in time for Feb. 14, California residents have access to hmbldt’s two new lascivious additions: arouse and passion. Both aim to enhance your sexual experience naturally. The company’s Chief Science Officer, Samantha Miller, says, “Hmbldt passion helps patients be and stay in the moment of passion. It’s about engagement with a partner, caring about their experience as much as your own, while hmbldt arouse is more about getting in the mood, relaxing, anticipating sex, which increases the likelihood of it happening. It’s about sparking that intimate experience." These two new frisky formulas are a special limited edition, so grab them before it’s too late.

The Ultimate Stoner Greeting Card

What started as a fun DIY gift for a friend quickly evolved into kushkards, colorful and clever greeting cards for your favorite cannabis enthusiast. During Christmas season of 2013, kushkards founder Lauren Miele was on the 1 train in New York heading to work when she had the bright idea to attach a blunt to a card for a guy she was seeing. With a design degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Miele set out to create her vision, taking matchbooks from New York City restaurants to construct her first prototypes. Now, she’s the “Hallmark of Marijuana.” Each kushkard comes with a unique spot to insert a pre-rolled blunt or joint and a match striker. Need a card for that special someone? Choose from one of these unique Valentine’s Day themes: Stoned Over You, Toke My Boat, or Valen High.

The CannaSexual Consulting and Workshops

CannaSexual is a term coined by sex educator and coach Ashley Manta and refers to “anyone who mindfully, deliberately combines sex and cannabis.” By creating pleasure-focused events and educational workshops, she helps curious clients use cannabis to enhance sensation, ease discomfort, and promote intimacy during solo and partnered sensual activites. “My hope is by sharing openly about my sex life, my relationships, my cannabis enthusiasm, even my struggles, someone will look at what I’m doing and exclaim, ‘Me too!’” confesses Manta. Whether you’re wondering which THC-infused lubricants to use or how to make clear boundaries in the bedroom, the CannaSexual creates a safe space for navigating these sometimes tricky topics.

The Magic Wand Steamroller

 

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Portland-based artist Alex Simon studied Visual Art with a concentration in Sculpture and Ceramics at Bennington College in Vermont and has become well known for her porcelain and gold Magic Wand steamrollers. For those not in the know, Magic Wands were created in 1968 by Japanese company Hitachi as a back massager, but became a popular gadget for masturbation. What inspired her to create this homage to the sex toy? “Once upon a time there was a vintage Hitachi Magic Wand who started to spark after 12 loyal years…. When that object retired, the owner gave me permission to make a plaster mold of her beloved Hitachi,” shares Simon. “This piece is now transcending its original purpose and continuing to give pleasure in a different way!” Voilà! A self-love tool turned smoking apparatus. This ultimate feminist stoner accessory has a carb in the middle near the gold button with a mouthpiece perched on the tip.

The 24k Gold Long Stemmed Rose Joint

Tony Greenhand rolls smokeable art. His portfolio boasts elaborate joints molded into various complex shapes like Pokémon’s Pikachu, an AK-47, the Hindu god Shiva, Tommy Chong, tacos, watermelons, pizza slices, and a breathtaking 24k gold long-stemmed rose. Greenhand’s quite the romantic. When he first met his girlfriend and popular cannabis photographer SheSmokesJoints at Colorado’s High Times Cannabis Cup in 2014, he showed up to their first date with a rose-shaped joint. Swoon.

You can make your own by following his helpful step-by-step tutorial. Don’t worry if it doesn’t come out perfect the first time around. When Greenhand first tried to roll, he could barely keep it together. It wasn’t until he spent a weekend practicing with an ounce of weed that he got the hang of it. Nine years later, people are commissioning him to roll elaborate masterpieces to the tune of $7,000 a piece.


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Zoe Wilder

Zoe Wilder is a writer based in Portland, Oregon, with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the College of William & Mary and a Master of Social Work from Fordham University.



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