How Bongs Can Transform Your Life

When you want a big hit of cannabis and you don’t feel like rolling a joint, there are plenty of options. You can take a few puffs out of a handheld vaporizer or you can go for something more serious, such as a large glass bong. Bongs are a classic choice because of their ability to deliver smooth and strong hits while also delivering a clean, pure flavor.

When Patrick Vrolyk first started blowing glass for a living 20 years ago, he went by an alias—Redbeard, like his facial hair. He protected his identity because it was still illegal in Canada to sell marijuana paraphernalia. Go here

Vrolyk is one of a handful of glassblowers who make a living off their pipes and bongs. He estimates they bring in a couple million dollars a year.

Exploring the World of Bongs in Canada

A bong is a glass or ceramic water pipe that’s used for smoking tobacco, medicinal herbs and recreational marijuana. It has a chamber for water, a bowl to hold the smoking material and a downstem to guide the smoke through the water. The bong is also equipped with a mouthpiece that you put your lips on to inhale the smoke into your lungs.

Bongs come in many different shapes, sizes and colors, but all of them work essentially the same way. To take a hit, you place your lips on the mouthpiece and inhale slowly. As the smoke passes through the water, it cools down and you’re left with a smooth and potent toke.