Roottie’s Holiday Gift Guide (Part 2)


One beautiful thing about recreational cannabis descending on us is that as the quality of herb gets better, so too do the tools to roll, smoke, dab, eat, and carry it. Stash kits consisting of a tray, an envelope of rolling papers, a few Bic lighter, and a roach clip were too basic to spark related gift ideas. But now, oh now, we have budtenders, terpene profiling, cannabis connoisseurs, and master glass blowers. Just like Starbucks brought the nuances, and innovative brewing tools, to the continent, cannabis culture is ushering in a whole bevy of objets d’art for those who are serious about weed. Why not delight the weed lover in your life with one this year?



1. Tasting Journal by Goldleaf Ltd. ($18.94)

Different strains, thousands of name, and who can keep track of it all? Medical and rec users will enjoy this equally because there is room to track each strain tried and its effects, so that they can narrow the scope of what works for them. And did you know that Lift gives serious rewards (and even awards) for reviewers? One of Goldleaf’s journals would be perfect for tracking reviews. (They have a grower’s journal too, by the way)


2. A Tokyo Smoke Holiday Kit ($50-250)

The entire Tokyo Smoke store is curated with the smoke snob in mind, but the holiday kits are specially built to upgrade an outmoded stash kit for anyone who partakes. Each of the three packages contains a selection of grinder cards, rolling papers, lighters, and more depending on your budgets and the gift-getter’s needs. The bags block odour and have plenty of useful compartments for tools and pre-rolls.


3. IQ vaporizer by DaVinci ($370)

This personal vaporizer is both slick and intelligent. Precise temperature control is ideal but not as unique as its Bluetooth-app integration, which allows for tracking sessions. Plus, the IQ’s ceramic zirconia air path delivers pure, flavourful vapour from dry cannabis. It sure as hell beats smoking joints all the time.


4. Koko and Kai CBD molecule necklace ($30)

These handmade gender-neutral ganja pieces are a subtle and beautiful way to give reverence to the plant and the compounds within. The pendants come in silver, gold, and black, on an elegant chain.


5. LEVO oil infuser ($199.99)

Those who have courted the stovetop decarboxylation process know the pain, and Youtube video-watching, that goes into making homemade cannabis-infused oils. With precise temperature settings, and novice-friendly controls, there’s no more second-guessing whether one has made the most of an expensive ounce of herb.


Merry Kushmas, Roottie readers! We hope you find as many marijuana-inspired gifts under the tree as you give to others.

December 21, 2017

by Alana Armstrong

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Alana seeks to see cannabis from the perspective of politicians, advocates, entrepreneurs, and consumers. She got her start with a byline in the arts and culture section and crossed over into cannabis after using it medicinally. Current projects include investigations into cannabis and wellness; entrepreneurs of the Green Rush; cannabis for athletes; and the evolution of cannabis laws and culture in Canada.


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