Phoenix New Times scoured the galaxy to locate seven electronic gizmos that'll bring your cannabis consumption sessions and cannarsenal up to speed — light speed, that is.
Need a light? Thicket offers two ray gun-style torches that are futuristic looking, functional for dabbers to heat rigs, and designed to spark up flower bowls in bongs. Both the "Spaceout Ray Gun Torch" and "Spaceout Lightyear Torch" are one-to-one in scale and ergonomically fit in the palm of your hand. The torch lighters utilize butane, which is not included, and have an adjustable flame control. When the trigger is unlocked and depressed, a flame emits from the stainless steel tip. As seen on social media posts, the space-age-influenced designs in various colorways are popular and display well with ornate glass collections. They won't break the bank, either.
Puffco Peak$279 to $399 (pro version)
Package of RAW Cones for $14.99
This cone filling machine features a bead grinding mill and a funnel towards the bottom to hold the cone. Place the flower on the herb chamber's perforated filter, and add a cone into the transparent plastic cone holder. Beaded chain tech in the main chamber spins and minces up the flower, which then drops through the perforations and fills up the cone.
The RoboKone is powered by a built-in rechargeable lithium battery and comes with a USB-C charging cable.
The BEED Machine$299
The company sells Beed capsules in packs of eight. Each pod is pre-filled with 0.5 grams of fresh ground cannabis flower that is nitrogen-sealed to preserve the strain. Five strains are available, and a canister of cartridges sells for $32.
Everyone, even folks in the future, has that one bud who claims to have the "fire" strain from outer space. Finally, there's a fact-checking gadget that will quickly decipher if the herb is "dirt" weed or a potent "dank" strain. The kit comes with a HiGrade scope, a high-def camera that connects to your phone. It zooms in closely to the weed, enabling the phone to focus on microscopic plant structures and snap uber-macro photos in crisp detail. These images are then relayed via the downloaded HiGrade app, where they're analyzed against a massive database. The results, which are sent back to you immediately, tell you the exact strain of weed your buds are passing to you.
Hound Cannabis BreathalyzerHounds Labs
Have you ever gotten too baked at a sesh looking up into the Milky Way? The Hound Cannabis Breathalyzer will help determine if you're legit impaired or not in 20 minutes. Simply breathe into a single-use cartridge attached to the silver-and-black-colored hand-held breathalyzer device; a small screen on the opposite side indicates progress and signals when the collection is complete. Place the cartridge into a separate base station, which, in 20 minutes, measures the level of THC in your breath "with a sensitivity that rivals the capabilities of mass spectrometers found in toxicology laboratories," according to the company.
The hand-held device and its base station are marketed toward business employers and law enforcement on the Hound Labs website, which doesn't display a retail price.
"Conventional marijuana tests (blood, urine, oral fluid, and hair) cannot differentiate between an individual who smoked shortly before work and therefore may be impaired versus someone who used responsibly over the weekend," according to the company website. But the Hound Cannabis Breathalyzer can.