Colorado’s Amendment 64 decriminalized up to an ounce of marijuana possession for adults over 21, and an under recognized Colorado industry is about to become an enormous gold rush. Colorado is about to experience huge growth in the glass blowing industry. Not only did 64 decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis, it also has enormous implications for the glass blowing industry because it also legalized the related glass paraphernalia which is used with the newly freed plant.
Many noteworthy glass blowers from the region are at this moment making a historical name for themselves, and thanks to the passage of Amendment 64, some of these courageous entrepreneurs will be planting their feet down in Colorado to produce glass art for a long time to come. Moreover, the new found freedoms we are enjoying will usher in legions of new glass blowing talent, ensuring a rich productive landscape with very much collaborative entrepreneurial potential.
This should all come as a great inspiration to a new generation of glass blowers and head shops in Colorado who deserve the legitimacy and business growth that will come with the passage of Amendment 64.
It is sensible to issue a word of caution because all these changes are fairly new. There is always a backlash between new laws and ways of doing things, especially between the state and federal laws as they differ. The issue of smoke glass art not being illegal paraphernalia is not completely resolved on a federal level, nor when it comes to shipping certain smoke items to particular states, and this should equally give glass producers pause to consider what they’re doing very carefully. This is not to instill fear, but rather sensible consideration since we can’t always know what the government will do. Of course we all hope that the government will ease up and be reasonable, and people should always do their very best to be law abiding citizens as much as practically possible.
In any case, who could imagine creative and rebellious people giving up this smoke glass craft under any circumstances? It has become a prolific cultural phenomenon unto itself. Yes, it can certainly be a profitable thing to master the art of blowing glass, and there’s always this exceptional opposition from some who are more conservative in their lifestyle to put an end to it. However, look how pervasive the culture has become. The glass blowing industry is here to stay in Colorado, and many people are becoming or will become wealthy making pipes and water pipes.
Smoke Glass Art took a field trip with Rela Teone from The Circle Radio to go try out some glass blowing. This video tells the story of our day going up to the glass blowing studio of Joel Halen in Fort Collins, Colorado. Paul talks to Dick on Marijuana Radio about the glass blowing experience.
Smoke Glass Art thanks Joel Halen for allowing us to display his unique water pipes for these few weeks. Last week, I had the chance to visit his glass studio in Fort Collins and try my hand at glass blowing. With generous help from The Circle Radio’s Rela Teone, I got some excellent photos and video of the day’s experience. Moreover, I got a hands on understanding of just how much skill goes into this craft. Not just anyone can do it, so my hat goes off to folks like Joel who have mastered the art after years of dedication and practice. Keep your eyes open for a special video piece about our day.
Smoke Glass Art is back open for the summer and stocking up on all kinds of goodies! One of this week’s opening specials is 25% off Kind Glass pipes! That’s $15 here, or $25-30 elsewhere. Come and get one! It’s a great gift item.
Just yesterday a customer came into the store and was astonished at the low price of our HVY Water Pipes. He was so impressed with the pricing that he questioned if they were truly original hvy brand water pipes. Indeed they are! We have the lowest prices in town on these beautiful pieces! They’re going fast, so be sure to get down and pick one up before they’re all gone!
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We’re very happy to announce that SmokeGlassArt.com has risen to the front page on Google’s search for denver head shop. Day to day it goes up and down, but it’s amazing to appear so high up in the rankings. It has taken several months and finally we’ve achieved this milestone.
This is not bad considering there are 1,280,000 competing sites with the keyword head shop, 246,000 Global and 90,500 Local monthly searches for this term on Google.
Here’s a short video promo done by me, Paul, the owner of Smoke Glass Art. It’s a passion to bring smoking enthusiasts great deals on great glass! Come down and make an offer. You will get a great deal.
Have you followed the store on TWITTER? You’ll want to follow to hear about special deals only offered through our tweets!
We just got a new shipment of HVY glass in! These pieces are very beautiful and we’re proud to say that in our store we don’t think you’ll find a better deal anywhere else. Most of them feature a glass on glass design. There is also the diffused down stem for better filtration when you smoke. Lastly, an ice catcher, for those who like to add a little bit crushed ice to top off a great smoking experience.
These are very special water pipes. We only get a few shipments a year because this brand is under such demand.
If you come down to our head shop and mention that you saw this right here on our website, we’ll take 10% off and throw in a free Beeline hemp wick sample.