The History Of Glass Pipes

The History of Glass Pipes

In honor or all of our glass pieces being on sale, we wanted to give you a little history lesson on how we ended up using glass pipes in the first place ! Go ahead and grab yours (or your cannamug) and get ready for this adventure.

It Started In 30 B.C.

The art of glassblowing dates back to the Roman empire of 30 B.C. They used colored glass rods and blow tubes to start creating hollow glass containers for the richest, most elite members of society at the time. It took almost 2000 years for glassblowers to use this nifty little skill though to make smoking devices. And it was only in the 60’s (of course lmao) that glass pipes emerged as we know them now.. 

Modern Day Glass Pipes

So in between then and now, a lot has happened. George Bush’s administration had a sting operation targeting businesses across the country, including Tommy Chong’s. He was convicted of conspiracy to distribute drug paraphernalia and sentenced to nine months in prison. From that moment and now, though, a lot has changed.

Today’s glass pipes range from super affordable pieces to totally unique works of art that Salvador Dali himself would be proud of.

Timeline of Glass Pipes

30 B.C. – The glass-blowing technique started poppin’.

1492 – Christopher Columbus came across Native Americans who were all about smoking tobacco pipes. Those pipes were made of wood and other accessible material.

1559 – Jean Nicot, a French diplomat, brought a tobacco pipe back to France, and it quickly became a hit within the homies.

1600 – Clay pipes became all the rage and were widely accepted amongst the English culture.

1800 – The wooden tobacco pipe became popular and widely used for tobacco and now hashish.

1960 – Using glass to produce extravagant pieces of art to display and smoke out of, grew extremely popular in society.

1977 – The first glass pipe was patented.

2003 – America ran a sting operation on head shops and smoke shops to pull drug paraphernalia from being sold.

2010 – There are a plethora of glass weed pipes available. Glass-blowing techniques are fine-tuned, and production is taking off.

2018 – Glass weed pipes is one of the largest cannabis sectors, with some pieces going for over $100 000.

Types of Glass pipes

Today we have a wide variety of Glass pipes to choose from, Chillums, Bowls, Bubblers, Bongs, Percolator Bongs and of course Dab Rigs.

When buying a glass pipe or bong, you can get all glass or get cheaper bongs and pipes made with rubber or plastic joints. Metal bowls and metal or plastic down stems are also common on cheap bongs. Note that rubber, plastic, silicone, and metal are difficult to clean and not as safe as glass under high temperatures. 

Well-made glass-on-glass joints are a major key to achieving a perfect seal on the pipe. The type of glass also makes a difference. Borosilicate is much better and can take heating and cooling that is a necessity for glass pipes. Borosilicate must be heated to much higher temperatures to melt also, giving its nickname “hard glass.”

Water pipes, also known as bongs, are super popular and range from tiny bubblers to human-sized tubes on the very extreme end. Flower smokers are looking to diffuse and filter their smoke as much as possible, so glass pieces with one or more percolators and plenty of holes for diffusion are best for a smoother smoke. Concentrate users have almost as many options of different glass styles as flower smokers. 

A glass dab rig is the standard for most concentrate users. Concentrate referring to products like wax and resin. Almost any medium or large bong can be adapted to work for concentrates too, BUT you might sacrifice some flavor along the way.

National Dab Day

Have you ever heard of Dab Day ? Tons of people who don’t smoke are super familiar with the digits 420. It’s been deeply rooted in cannaculture for over 30 years. However, this day has had a rival steadily brewing; 710.

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But First, A 420 Reminder

Like with most things in history, we don’t actually effing know. However, we present to you, the most credible story. Back in 1971 five California students used to meet each other each day at 4:20 pm for a celebratory weed smoking sesh. It was always at a campus statue at San Rafael High School at that specific time because it’s when the after-school programs were all finished. With nearly everyone gone, they were least likely to get caught. Instead of being obvious idiots, to ask each other if they were down that day they’d say “420 ?”

So it’s no surprise that following suit, July 10th, is just known but the numbers that represent its month and day.

What Is 710 ?

July 10th is National Dab Day ! Some also refer to it as Oil Day. Word on the street, they say it’s because 710 upside down looks like it spells ‘OIL’. The reason it turned into a special day is pretty vague. The first celebration seems to have been in 2012.

A while back, oils and other concentrates were super hard to find. These days, with marijuana being recreational in many states, it’s a lot easier to find. Still, for many people, the act of dabbing is pretty foreign. You can use shatter, wax, resin or rosin to do it. And fun fact: Women dab most often.

Women And Dab Tolerance

Drugs, just like most things, affect men and women differently. Researchers at Washington State University have found evidence stating that women may build up a tolerance to marijuana more easily than males do. It super interesting because women are also more sensitive to the effects of the plant. They found this out while studying pain relief. They tried to figure out why women don’t get as much pain relief as men and not as fast either.

But at any rate, whatever the reason, it’s good to know ! For women with a crazy high tolerance, it’s probably better to get some cute tools and dab instead of chain smoking joints all day. Check them out here !


Let us commence in a royal conversation ! How do you celebrate 710 each year ? Or were you today years old when you learned about it ? Let us know in the comments !


You may or may not have heard by now that Juneteenth has finally been declared a federal holiday. You may have also heard that people like Candace Owens have a serious problem with that because they feel like it takes away from the fourth of July. With all the buzz going around, do you know what the day is even about ? Let’s taco bout it, friends !

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When Is It

We Juneteenth is celebrate on June 19th every year.

What Is Juneteenth

This celebration is annual and commemorates the day when the last enslaved African-Americans were informed that they were free. Some people also call it Black Independence Day sometimes or Jubilee Day. The original day that inspired this holiday was June 19, 1985.

Why Is It

Let’s consider this, straight from “On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that as of January 1, 1863, all enslaved people in the states currently engaged in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” Frankly put… the people didn’t gaf about this proclamation and it was a battle making slave owners actually let their slaves go. Additionally, those who were already in the midst of running away had no idea what was going on. So where it was roughest, down in Galveston, Texas, they were the last to catch word that theys free na’.

How Is Juneteenth Celebrated

People celebrate Juneteenth islebrated several different ways. Here’s a few ideas for you in case you’re new to this and not true to this yet:

Learn The Full History of Juneteenth

It’s not all fun and games, especially if you’re an ally. It’s a reminder of a very painful time in history. Learn about what exactly went down and why. See how it affected people during that time and how it trickles down to families still today.

Support Black Businesses

Even after we were supposedly granted freedom, we were far from free. This point in time is the freest we have ever been and the rug can be snatched right from underneath us at any given moment for no apparent reason. But at least we can have a chunk of autonomy in this day and age. Let’s celebrate and honor that by supporting those who go against the grain and own their own while servicing their community. Support black businesses.

Attend Events

There’s usually a huge event in major cities everywhere each year. Show up, have fun and show some love !

How The Podcast Started

Soooo we decided to start a podcast. If you’re signed up for the Queen’s Club you got the newsletter about it already. It debuted on Mother’s Day and you can catch the first episode here ! In it we talked a little about why we started the business altogether; but here, Queens, we shall discuss why we started the podcast !

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We are human. We do super duper human things. For some reason, when people enter the business world, they get cardboard stiff and feel like they have to be ‘on’ all of the time. We want to destroy that myth. We are business owners. We are mothers. We are professional. And we are weed enjoyers. We do a damn good job at ALL of it. We think you can relate to that.


We also have a goal to bring together like-minded people. As we mentioned in the other blog, this industry is completely DOMINATED by men. We just want other 420 friendly moms and women in weed to be comfortable have more people and things they can relate to.


We share a wealth of information on the podcast for people who are entering the industry. Also for people who are just being introduced to marijuana as medicine. Bre is a medical budtender and has so much to say about the topic that we believe a lot of people could benefit from.


This is all something new for us. Just a few years ago we were both deeply immersed in the dental field. It’s amazing to be able to leave little bread crumbs around to look at later and see how far we’ve come.

If there’s anything specific that you guys want to hear about definitely let us know ! And don’t forget to subscribe.

Weed Makes Me A Better Mom

Queen Mothers ! It’s almost your day ! In 7 days it’s going to be Mother’s Day. So right now we’re going to talk about something a little taboo: How much marijuana helps with motherhood. I used to have a friend who said her dream life was to have 2 children back to back so that in 5 years when they’re at school she can sit around at home in nothing but heels and an apron, cook and get wine drunk while singing loudly. Pretty much, weed mom is the new wine mom.

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First Of All…

When it’s dosed properly, tbh, weed relaxes most people most of the time. The issue is usually figuring out what the proper dose is. But the right form of weed and with some good intention goes a long way. Marijuana can be used in Sativa form to make you more creative and energized. An Indica can help you wind down and get a good night’s sleep as well as ward off anxiety.

What This Means For The Kids

If you’re a mom, you already KNOW the level of tired that comes with motherhood. Imagine being able to enjoy one vegan, gluten-free, delicious chocolate chip cookie then suddenly having the energy in 20 minutes to go jump on the trampoline with the kids. Or maybe it’s a rainy day; imagine hitting your vape twice in the bathroom to come out and have the best arts and crafts idea of the century !

Or maybe it’s a day that your kids, for whatever reason, are being so loud and crazy that you feel like the Tasmanian devil came over to visit. Frustration at its finest, right ? Now imagine grabbing a prerolled blunt, taking a quick puff and magically having the patience to not scream at or swing at those little ankle biters.

Additionally, there are moms with real mental health or physical health issues that weed relieves.

Weed Is Medicine, Mom

I think we’ve mentioned it before, but weed is not just an illicit drug (super lame term for it, hate it) but it’s medicine too. Disorders and diseases aside, even just for pain relief. Medical and recreational marijuana both can be used more like ibuprofen or Tylenol. Grind something up for a bowl ot brew the stems in tea to help with any back pain you acquired while letting the children use you as a jungle gym.

If you have anxious or depressive disorders especially, weed is prescribed for these things. Close your eyes and envision not having to excuse yourself during a school play to have a panic attack. Imagine taking a sip of infused juice being able to control your self-talk a little better so that you don’t spew out negativity in front of them.

A Weed Mom Story

We have a friend that doesn’t have to imagine this life. She lives it. She was a SPAZZ ! Rightfully so. She suffers from PTSD and bipolar. During an anxiety attack, it’s so hard to stay calm or engaged with the kids. It’s way too easy to snap on them or disappear a little too long. When severe depressive episodes hit, getting out of bed isn’t even an option. Too often the trauma she endured before crowded all of the creativity out of her mind, so playing pretend wasn’t going well either.

Several years ago, however, her psychiatrist unofficially suggested she maybe try weed and just see how it goes. Almost unbelievably it took care of all the above mentioned issues. Weed improved the quality of her life. It made her a better mom. It can do that for you too. And that’s nothing to be ashamed about !

Mom Day Gift !

By the way, friends ! We have egift cards now, definitely order one for your mom to show her you appreciate her.

The History of 420

Our favorite holiday is just two days away ! Yes Queens (and Kings) we’re talking about 420. So it’s only right that we write this while pregaming very early for it. Anywho, do you know how this holiday even came about ? Unlikely, so grab your glass blunt tip and your beautifully packed preroll, and relax while you get this fabulous history lesson.

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We’d be remiss if we didn’t first cover a few of the myths and legends. This holiday is a lot like when someone in a crowd starts running so everyone else starts running but nobody really knows why. We don’t have a clue what we’re running for but it seems like the best idea. Most of us have no clue why we smoke extra spiffy on April 20th but it seems like the right thing to do because they’re doing it. But maybe you’ve heard a few reasons why along the way.

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Some say that it’s Adolf Hitler’s birthday so he must’ve been a pothead. It doesn’t really explain the reason we celebrate on that day because he was such an awful guy. But it’s one of the conspiracies out there. Others say 420 is a police code for ‘marijuana smoking in progress’. In order to stick it to the man, we smoke big on that day because there’s no way they can stop all of us (take a puff for the homies they did catch).

There’s also an obscure connection between 420 and a Bob Dylan song called Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 because apparently, 12 times 35 equals 420. A super reach but we’re here for it because Bob Dylan was the G.O.A.T. in his genre. Sadly, none of these rumors are true. Depends on who you are, the truth is either more or less sexy.


Like with most things in history, we don’t actually effing know. However, we present to you, the most credible story. Back in 1971 five California students used to meet each other each day at 4:20 pm for a celebratory weed smoking sesh. It was always at a campus statue at San Rafael High School at that specific time because it’s when the after-school programs were all finished. With nearly everyone gone, they were least likely to get caught. Instead of being obvious idiots, to ask each other if they were down that day they’d say “420 ?”

Founding Father Reddix

One of those student participants’ names was Dave Reddix. He spoke with TIME magazine in 2017 and said, “We got tired of the Friday-night football scene with all of the jocks. We were the guys sitting under the stands smoking a doobie, wondering what we were doing there.” So he and four other friends meet at 4:20pm, get blitzed then go out on adventures.

Now get this, Reddix ends up getting a gig with the bassist from the Grateful Dead years later. By the tail end of 1990 some DeadHeads in Oakland were passing out flyers inviting people to come and get high with them at 4:20 on 4/20. It really stuck like glue from there !


Although these kids just wanted to have adventurous times with their friends, popularizing this term really helped to destigmatize the activity. That’s so extremely important because there are so many people who benefit from it medicinally but are afraid to be judged by their peers.

Medical marijuana can help with all types of serious ailments. Anecdotal sources are filled with claims that it’s cured them from diseases even, although it’s not clinically proven. Clinical tests have however showed that it helps the symptoms of diseases like AIDS, Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia and PTSD etc

Here are several studies for just Multiple Sclerosis alone:

  • The National Multiple Sclerosis Society support the use of medical marijuana for people with MS in some instances and where it is lawful.
  • In a study in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, researchers gave people with MS either an oral extract of marijuana or a placebo for 12 weeks. The researchers found that people in the marijuana group experienced almost twice as much relief from muscle stiffness.
  • A large 2011 study involved 572 people with MS who took either oral marijuana extract or a placebo. The authors concluded that marijuana extract is an effective treatment for spasticity in people with MS. Spasticity is the continuous contraction of certain muscles, and it is a common symptom of MS.
  • In 2014, a systematic review found strong evidence to support the use of marijuana-based treatments for MS-related muscle problems.
  • 2012 trial looked at the effect of smoking marijuana on the symptoms of MS. The researchers found that smoking marijuana led to more pain reduction than a placebo.
  • In another 2012 study, people with MS who took oral marijuana extract had a more significant reduction in pain than those who received a placebo.


420, or weed, aka marijuana, gives you slightly different affects based on which strain you choose. We’ll dive into the details more in other blogs. What’s maybe the most important is knowing the difference between Indica and Sativa.

Indica Vs Sativa

Indica will have you “in da couch”. It’s a body high, which makes it especially excellent for pain relief. That euphoric stuck feeling you get from an Indica is also what makes it excellent for people with insomnia. Additionally, Indicas are most associated with the munchies so it really helps people who have a loss of appetite or wish to gain weight for whatever reason.

Sativas give you more of a cerebral high. They’re also known to boost your energy and leave you feeling more creative. This is what makes it excellent for patients who have mental disorders, like depression, instead of physical ones.


Let us commence in a royal conversation ! How do you celebrate 420 each year ? Let us know in the comments !

National Women’s History Month

March is National Women’s History Month ! As the coolest women-led business you know, it’s only right that our first blog ever be in March and about amazing women doing amazing things in the cannabis industry.

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We’re not exactly as cool as Auntie Yonce but when she said she ain’t never seen a glass ceiling in her whole life, WE FELT THAT. Throughout the last 5 years, both medical and recreational marijuana has slowly been legalized in states across the country. Despite men still thinking it’s their world, women have had a huge impact with nearly 37% taking executive levels in the industry. Some may say we still have a long way for equality in this arena but it looks to me like we’re already more than halfway there !


Here’s a wild realization; Only since October 25, 1988 were women federally allowed to own a business. We have come a long way in the last 30 years. As of 2018, according to American Express, women hold a solid 40% stake in all business endeavors. Still, we can’t ignore the fact that as of 2020, men are taking over Fortune 500 companies as CEOs at a 13 to 1 ratio. This is pretty much the pattern we see in the cannabis industry too. The higher up you go in rank, the fewer women you see. Reminds me of that Jay Z lyric in Murder to Excellence, just replace Blacks with women.


One organization that really stands out as a monster in this area is Haus of Jane. This company focuses on supporting and empowering women led businesses in the cannabis industry when the government and other private industries won’t. They lead WEIC (Women Empowered In Cannabis) which is a sort of support group for said women. They focus on the shared experience as a community of ironing sharpening iron. This way women can pull together their expertise and leverage each others resources while searching for the cash schmoney they need.

It’s More Than Just Selling Weed

Let’s also talk about the beautiful Mary Pryor of Cannaclusive. It’s an agency with the goal of erasing the stigma associating Black people who use cannabis merely as drug users. One initiative was a stock photo project to normalize images of Black people using weed while going about their normal healthy lives.

In one interview Pryor said, “We were tired of going to events and being asked why we were there and how we found out about it. It’s almost like the industry became a white, male paradise with no consideration for the people [who] have been damaged by it, and full of microaggressions.” One way she’s helping fight back is by keeping and publishing a database of over 550 cannabis related businesses in what are considered underrepresented communities.

But We Do Sell Weed Too

Last but not least we MUST talk about Royal Highness because royal recognize royal. Kevyah and Kiyah King opened this high-end dispensary boutique in 2019 down in Palm Springs. It’s in the El Paseo district surrounded by other luxe stores like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Aveda etc. They even offer expert consulting so that you can curate your high.

We’re making history in this arena every day. Even here at Stoned Queen, we’re focusing on giving women, men and our non-binary friends a luxury cannabis experience while balling on a budget. We’re helping destigmatize that image, that negative connotation that weed smoking is only for low lives. We’re making history in our own way.

Stay Royal, Queens

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