Let’s face it — if you consume cannabis on the regular, you’re probably in a fairly comfortable financial position. After all, it’s not cheap to keep a constant supply of flower, concentrates, or edibles in your home, and depending on where you live, the taxes you pay on each purchase can leave a serious dent in your pocketbook.
While your weed budget may seem exorbitant to some, at least you likely aren’t spending at the rate of Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala who used to purchase and consume about $1,000 worth of pot per week. Although he’s since quit for personal reasons, there’s no denying that many out there have the means to dedicate a lot of money toward their cannabis.
If that sounds like you, then you might be interested to know that an extremely pricey vape has recently hit the market. Called the Double Barrel Diamond, it’s a true sight to behold and allows for some pretty sweet ways to get you elevated.
The Double Barrel Diamond Lets You Blaze with Bling
Recently named one of Entrepreneur’s 100 Cannabis Leaders 2018 in the mag’s October issue, Double Barrel has teamed up with L.A. jeweler Gerard Alexander of Saint Jewels to create the Double Barrel Diamond, the world’s first $100,000 vaporizer. Crafted with 180 grams of solid white gold and studded with over 3,000 21-carat diamonds, each device is made to order.
“Double Barrel presented me with an opportunity I never saw coming to artfully execute a high-voltage accessory for the cannabis consumer who has it all,” said jeweler Gerard Alexander.
The Double Barrel Diamond isn’t like any other vape you’ve tried, and that’s not just because it’s covered in diamonds and gold. That’s not even the coolest part. Designed with two chambers that instantly show you how it got its name, this vape lets you smoke two cartridges at once.
It might sound superfluous, but there’s a real benefit to this double chamber construction. Cannabis lovers who have used this type of style before note that they’re able to play around with various cartridges, giving them the ability to blend flavors and effects for a more personalized experience.
Double Barrel Diamond: Smoking like the Rich and Famous
HBO fans may remember seeing Russell Brand’s character Lance Klians use the Double Barrel on the show Ballers, thus putting this piece of art into the mainstream spotlight. While this fancy version is made to order, and rumor has it that only two are even currently in existence.
However, if you have the means and you want to make a statement about your cannabis use, you just might want to pony up the $100K and see what all the fuss is about. The luxury cannabis market is growing quickly, and although many of us may never have access to that much money at once across our entire lifetime, cannabis users who are in the spotlight might want to give it a go.
Can’t you just imagine stars walking the red carpet with the Double Barrel Diamond on their hand? With two rings that allow you to wear it like a pair of brass knuckles, it could easily become the latest accessory among those who aren’t afraid to flaunt their love for weed.
Surey, a diamond-encrusted vape might seem like a little much to most, but if you have money to burn, you can at least make a statement with the Double Barrel Diamond.
And if you don’t, there’s always the original Double Barrel device, which you can pick up for around $100.
Tyson 2.0 Launches New Mike Bites Cannabis Gummies
Nearly 25 years after he was disqualified from the World Boxing Association Heavyweight Championship for biting his opponent’s ears, Mike Tyson’s Tyson 2.0 cannabis brand has just released ear-shaped edibles, Mike Bites.
The new ear-shaped edibles are complete with a missing chunk where Tyson removed a portion of Evander Holyfield’s cartilage in what became known as The Bite Fight. After Tyson bit off a chunk of Holyfield’s ear, the 1997 match resumed. However, after attempting to snack on Holyfield’s second ear, Tyson was disqualified and his boxing licence was withdrawn. The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed Tyson a a $3 million fine for his actions and he didn’t fight again for over a year.
Wiz Khalifa Debuts New Taylor Gang x Stündenglass Collab
Wiz Khalifa and his entertainment company Taylor Gang Ent. have collaborated with Stündenglass, the world’s first gravity-powered infuser, to introduce the iconic gold and black Taylor Gang x Stündenglass.
“I’m honored to have collaborated with long time friend Wiz Khalifa, who is as passionate about this product as I am. Our mutual admiration for Stündenglass made it a natural collaboration,” Stündenglass CEO Chris Folkerts said via a press release.
Taylor Gang x Stündenglass is an authentic collaboration developed after the multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning, Golden Globe-nominated Khalifa discovered Stündenglass and began enjoying it regularly as seen on his Instagram.
“I love my Stündenglass, and I’m pumped everyone gets to experience this with me now,” Khalifa.
The infuser features a patented 360-degree gravity system that elicits a powerful and immersive experience. It generates kinetic motion activation via cascading water, opposing airflow technology and the natural force of gravity.
The Taylor Gang gravity bing comes in an exclusive black and gold colorway and features two glass globes on a metal base made of aircraft-grade aluminum, surgical grade stainless steel, and high-quality Teflon seals.
Taylor Gang includes artists Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, and Berner among others — the former of which has his own line Stündenglass collab with his Cookies brand.
“We’re very excited to launch the official Taylor Gang x Stündenglass. We use glass in our everyday lives, so it only made sense to team up and create an exclusive Taylor Gang collaboration for the fans,” Taylor Gang said.
No Super Bowl for Brock Ollie
With medicinal marijuana being legal in 37 states and recreational cannabis allowed in 18, we should be seeing commercials for companies, products, and services almost as frequently as commercials for sports betting, which is permitted in 30 states in some form.
However, mainstream cannabis advertising continues to be non-existent, as demonstrated in the recent news that NBC has rejected an ad by cannabis e-commerce and advertising platform Weedmaps from being shown during the Super Bowl LVI event his coming Sunday.
Weedmaps reportedly approached the network late last year about airing a Super Bowl commercial that would be “similar to a PSA,” according to reports. Execs volunteered to present some of their earlier educational-based programming, assuring NBC executives that it would not contain any direct-sell messages, which are still forbidden under federal law.
“The answer was a hard no — they wouldn’t even entertain the conversation,” Weedmaps Chief Operating Officer Juanjo Feijoo told Adweek. “We see ourselves as trying to be trailblazers in the industry and making new inroads where others haven’t gone before in cannabis advertising. So it was disappointing.”
The contentious ad personifies cannabis as Brock Ollie, a head of broccoli, the veggie emoji commonly used as a visual representation of cannabis in marketing. The 30-second ad takes viewers through a day in the life of Brock Ollie, whose superfood identity is in jeopardy as he is repeatedly misidentified as cannabis. The ad offers a lighthearted take on the industry’s issues, such as social media censorship and a lack of clear advertising standards, which limit cannabis-related commercials during nationally televised events like the Super Bowl.
“Despite three quarters of the country having legalized cannabis and the bipartisan enthusiasm we continue to see in support for change at the federal level, the industry continues to face roadblocks that inhibit competition in the legal market and stifle opportunities to educate,” Chris Beals, CEO of Weedmaps said. “There’s an irony in the fact that the biggest night for advertising will feature an array of consumer brands in regulated industries, from beverage alcohol to sports betting, yet legal cannabis retailers, brands and businesses have been boxed out.”
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