Former Donald Trump political operative Roger Stone could be headed to jail over charges of witness tampering and obstruction of justice, but he’ll still own a bong shaped like his hero, Richard Nixon. Stone, a self-described “dirty trickster” who helped convince Trump to run for president, is one of the vanishingly few people who has combined a love of cannabis paraphernalia with reverence for the 37th U.S. He famously has a tattoo of Nixon’s face on his back, as well as prideful ownership of a Nixon-shaped bong.
“Vintage Nixon bong!” Stone tweeted on 4/20, 2016 alongside a photo of the bong. The bong dates from the time of Nixon’s presidency and is stylized to make Nixon’s face resemble one of the stone moai on Easter Island. It’s among several pieces of Nixon-themed cannabis paraphernalia owned by Stone, including a Richard Nixon hash pipe and Nixon figurine able to smoke joints. The items were all manufactured with the intention of mocking Nixon, an alcoholic pill-popper who nevertheless inaugurated the War on Drugs, resulting . Nevertheless, Stone’s love of Nixon is genuine, dating all the way back to when he was a 20-year-old campaign aide for Nixon’s 1972 re-election. Following his arrest last week, Stone even mimicked the “double peace sign” Nixon flashed soon after resigning the presidency. Stone’s own weed proclivities are unclear, but he did once invest in “Tricky Dick,” a new strain of marijuana that was to be grown in Nixon’s hometown of Yorba Linda, California.
“You smoke it and you get very paranoid and you want to go to a Chinese restaurant,” Stone explained in 2016. Stone also claimed to be leading efforts to convince Donald Trump to legalize the drug, founding a pro-cannabis lobby group called the United States Cannabis Coalition. Want to keep up to date on what’s happening in the world of cannabis? Subscribe to the Cannabis Post newsletter for weekly insights into the industry, what insiders will be talking about and content from across the Postmedia Network. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion, so we ask you to avoid personal attacks, and please keep your comments relevant and respectful. If you encounter a comment that is abusive, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report spam or abuse. The 10 Best Dab Rigs on the Market [We Reveal the Honest Truth] Initially dismissed as nothing more than a passing trend by some, the popularity of dabbing has shown no signs of abating. Indeed as the benefits become clearer, weed smokers are switching as they find that it is preferable to lighting up a joint or smoking out of a glass water pipe. Dabbing involves the use of concentrate such as wax or shatter and requires a special piece of equipment. Dab rigs are specific types of water pipes used for smoking extracts, oils or concentrates. A rig is comprised of a dome and a ‘nail’ which is usually made from quartz, titanium, or glass. Over the last couple of years, an increasing number of scientific studies have shown the benefits of medical marijuana; in particular, cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. While the process of smoking dry herbs via joints, bongs etc. is still a popular pursuit, a growing number of people are now looking for even better ways to enjoy the marijuana plant. Vaping has become ‘the next big thing’ but dabbing isn’t far behind. Perhaps you’ve already had a go at dabbing and enjoyed it a bit. While we are lucky to live in an age where there are so many options, the sheer size of the rig range is intimidating to newbies. We’ve already mentioned terms such as ‘nail’ and ‘dome’ (which we explain later) which might already cause you to think you’re out of your depth. In this comprehensive guide, we will help you familiarize yourself with dab rigs by outlining what they consist of and what they do. We’ll inform you of the variety of accessories and options available and conclude by offering our take on the 10 Best Dab Rigs on the market for 2020. A dab rig is sometimes known as a dab bong or an oil rig. It is a glass device that looks similar to a bong and is used to inhale the vapors of substances such as oils, extracts or concentrates made from marijuana. Although you may read the term ‘smoke’ on occasion, it is crucial to note that you’re not really smoking the product; at least not in the manner associated with joints for example. Unlike traditional smoking mechanisms, a rig should not cause anything to catch fire. The nail’s surface ultimately becomes so hot (usually between 350 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit) that when a substance such as wax is placed on it, the substance produces a vapor which you inhale.
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