Low toxicity and low chemical reactivity Silicone is inert! That means it doesn't usually react to most chemicals, and is non-toxic as a material. Thermal stability (constancy of properties over a wide temperature range of −100 to 250 °C ).
That's why dabbers consistently choose silicone for storage and usage with wax and concentrates. The ability to repel water and form watertight seals. Unlike glass and metals, which can have micro-fractures and are prone to leaks, silicone will be water proof! Does not stick to many substrates, but adheres very well to others, e.g. Silicone has a good grip on materials like glass and metals, which is perfect for our eject-a-bowl accessories, but won't stick to dirty rosin and ashes. Resistance to oxygen, ozone, and ultraviolet (UV) light. This property has led to widespread use of silicones in the construction industry (e.g. coatings, fire protection, glazing seals) and the automotive industry (external gaskets, external trim). Silicone is a man made material - a polymer made up of silicon and oxygen.
Food grade silicone or higher (like the Certified Class VI FDA Medical Grade Silicone that we use for our Roll Uh Bowls) is stable, chemically inert, and will never leak toxins out. It's very comparable to glass in terms of inertness and it's interactions with water and smoke, but with non of the fragility. In fact, there are numerous advantages to our silicone products. Silicone bongs and pipes are dishwasher safe for one. You can twist, turn, and flip inside out your Roll-uh-Bowl bong, and simply stick it in the dishwasher for cleaning. The traditional isopropyl alcohol and salt method, as well as any cleaning product designed for cleaning water pipes and hand pipes can be used on a silicone product. Silicone is heat resistant up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit (more than twice that of boiling water) and will not degrade or leak toxins with heat up to this point. The water inside your silicone bong will never reach this temperature, and even accidental exposure to heat and flames will not damage the silicone. We would recommend caution (same with glass dab rigs) when using a butane torch. Avoid direct heat to the Roll Uh Bowl, and make sure you focus the flame towards the nail or dish of the heating element. The gap and distance between a quartz banger, titanium or ceramic nail and your downstem will be sufficient to prevent any issues. But it’s a testament to cannabis’ power that even Texas-sized prohibition can’t keep the culture down. That’s especially true in the state capital of Austin, where cannabis-adjacent events and culture thrive in the relatively liberal college town. Couple that vibe with copious barbecue, Tex-Mex, more than 250 live music spots, countless cool bars and idyllic parks—and you suddenly start seeing the charm of this red state enclave. Pack some walking shoes and that old, clandestine sneak-a-toke—we’re riding deep into the heart of Texas in this cannabis fan’s guide to touring Austin. Possession of less than two ounces of marijuana is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. In some jurisdictions, first-time offenders may qualify for a program to avoid jail time. Texas reported more than 63,000 marijuana-related arrests in 2016. Austin Police issue about 1,000 marijuana misdemeanor citations a year. That works out to a rough average of three people cited per day. For more, check out Leafly’s full guide to Texas cannabis laws. Know Before You Go: A SXSW Guide to Texas Cannabis Laws. However, you’ll smell cannabis a lot in Austin, especially during annual festivals. We don’t encourage law-breaking, but if you choose to partake, don’t light up in places where kids and families congregate.
Veterans recommend being smart, staying out of sight, consuming discreetly, and always, always, always staying on the move. Obviously, there are no official sales statistics in a prohibition state. But people in Texas are very interested in cannabis strains, and this is what they’re searching for in Leafly’s strain database: Top Austin Attractions. Sixth Street—Relive your college years with a huge strip of bars blasting a cacophony of different music genres. Sunset Bat-Watching Cruise on Ladybird Lake—Get on the lake for some gorgeous vistas of the downtown skyline, and witness several million bats take flight. (Courtesy of Geoff Duncan, Visit Austin) Cannabis at SXSW.
Each spring, Austin hosts hundreds of thousands of attendees for South by Southwest (SXSW), a mega-festival of music, film, and culture centered around the Austin Convention Center, and spilling over into more than 50 venues around town. Leafly’s 2019 Cannabusiness track at SXSW includes 44 talks and events. Check out: A talk on the future of cannabis by Leafly chief scientist Nick Jikomes, with happy hour to follow A live taping of Leafly’s “What Are You Smoking?” podcast Tasty beverages and great conversation at the Leafly Lounge Other scheduled events include a taping of the Queens of the Stoned Age podcast; comedian Doug Benson’s “Doug Loves Movies” podcast taping; the 420 Show with Matt Besser; the “Broad City” series finale screening; and the world premiere of Matthew McConaughey’s stoney new film, “The Beach Bum.” This Year’s SXSW Festival Has a Top-Shelf Cannabis Lineup. The motto of Austin’s beloved head shop Happy Clouds is “Keep Austin Cloudy.” Join the community at the annual Happy Clouds Festival April 20, 2019 with music, food, drink, and games. Pair it with live comedy at Sure Thing, where local and national comedians perform at the Fallout Theater every Friday night at 9:30 p.m.