Dad Pipe #007: Carved Ebony Pipe
Acquired From: The estate of the late Harvey Kurtzman
If you don’t know the name, you should: Harvey Kurtzman–the cartoonist and editor best-known for writing and editing Mad Magazine from 1952 until 1956, and illustrating the Little Annie Fanny strips in Playboy from 1962 until 1988.
Rumor has it that he slipped away from the States in the early 70s, flew to India, and found this hand carved pipe in a remote Rajistani village. Only later did he discover that it was actually imported from Bali. Blasphemy.
But for you, it may be a blast to flame, filled with the right aromatic, flowering bud. Maybe spark it, sit back, and sift through the pages of Playboy, madly.
Disclaimers: Our lawyer tells us to clearly state that we can not officially confirm (or deny) the pedigree of each pipe. The names, characters or events referenced above came to us second-hand. Just like the pieces themselves. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. Or is it? Our lawyer also tells us that we should advise you to give your pipe a good scrubbing before you put some grass in and smoke it. Some are mint. Others are, shall we say, “well-cured.” Instead of stripping away the years of pot patina, we’re selling these treasures just as we found them.
About Dad Pipes: A pair of vintage 501s that fits you like a glove. A framed oil painting with just the right amount of patina. A dusty old LP with some long lost grooves. Back in the day, we used to wake up at the break of dawn, trudge through the flea market and hunt through stacks of junk just to have a chance at uncovering one of these hidden gems. The internet’s made it a bit easier. Now, anyone with enough bucks in their PayPal account can pick up that rare bootleg tee without even getting out of bed. You want a pleather (the original vegan leather, duh) beanbag from Joni Mitchell’s 70s Laurel Canyon crash pad? There’s probably a site for that. And Ebay of course. But for those that want to add a storied smoking apparatus to their quiver (what, you only use fresh glass, man?), there’s been a serious lack of trusted second-hand resources. Until now. Introducing Dad Pipes. A limited and ever-evolving collection of one-of-a-kind vintage smoking devices, lovingly used and recently discovered. Each one has a story (that may or may not be true).
Put That In Your Pipe and Smoke It! (A Brief Rumination on The Joys of Burning A Bowl): Believe it or not, there are young people these days that have never had the pleasure of sneaking a little pipe rip at intermission. Some don’t even know what a bong is! (Is this a vase, dad?) With all the high-tech weed smoking apparati that have come out in the past few years, it’s easy to forget that the world’s original method of lighting up is still one of the most enjoyable. We particularly like burning neatly packed bowls of Dad Grass CBD flower and savoring the flavor of fresh greens. It’s actually how we do our R&D. Just flower and a pipe. A bubbler if we’re feelin’ fancy. And now that we’ve got our new tins of Dad Grass Flower in the mix, it’s become an excellent joint-alternative for both quick tokes on-the-go (we like one-hitters and homemade metal pipes for this) and long, contemplative smoke sessions (nothing beats a traditional Sherlock-style tobacco pipe).
Dad Pipe #007: Carved Ebony Pipe
What Folks Are Saying
Unlike every CBD seltzer I’ve ever tried, Dad Grass actually feels like it does something. It’s not exactly stoned, but it is a little mellow. And while the packaging is clearly labeled as a legal hemp product. when you're smoking it it smells just like the real stuff."
"Dad Grass makes hemp joints that just mellow you out, minus any and all paranoia. Smoking one feels a little edgier than sipping on a hemp seltzer but won’t lead you down a rabbit hole of anxiety."
"Offering the softest of buzzes and not much more, these CBD joints will transport you back to the good ole days. No legal lines toed or parenting choices questioned."
“Dad Grass has been built on inclusivity and community from the beginning, one of the first initiatives the brand launched was inviting anyone affected by the pandemic—people who had been laid off or furloughed, frontline workers, etc.—to have a free CBD joint on them. It’s always been about helping people find a way to chill out.”
NY Magazine's The Strategist
After being sent a sample from Dad Grass, Strategist managing editor Maxine Builder has become obsessed with what she calls “the most weedlike hemp I have ever encountered.” The pleasant buzz is so effective, Builder promises, that she says Dad Grass is “the hemp product that has convinced me that hemp is actually a thing.”
“Every now and then, I come across a product that drastically changes my opinion of an entire category. Dad Grass’ Pre-Rolls are the best way to enjoy CBD”
"The folks at Dad Grass roll picture-perfect joints that are filled with ground organic hemp flower. They're meant to emulate the low-dose buzz of yesteryear, minus the fuss of getting high."
"Dad Grass hemp Joints are here to help you chill like a suburban dad. Unlike THC, the primary psychoactive element of cannabis, hemp doesn’t produce a “high.” Instead, it can offer a sense of calm as well as pain relief among other potential health benefits. They come with a cool stash box, man,"
"When our parents’ generation took their first toke of 2010’s weed, it must’ve felt like the equivalent of our first dab. Dad Grass knows this, and made these all-hemp, THC-free prerolls for our folks. Your uncle can take a baby step back towards modern day THC with one of these, and he can smoke the whole thing like the good old days."
"The entire election cycle has been so stressful that it's led me to take up smoking. But only once in a while, like after a particularly rough day. Dad Grass' prerolls are 100 percent hemp, and because they're hemp joints with barely any THC all you really feel is a sense of contentment without any fogginess or other mind-bending effects."
"But as far as being something that’s fun to puff on? Dad Grass is "the absolute tops," as they probably said back in the sixties, and there’s something innately satisfying about rolling and smoking your own "joint" from the kind of charming, tasteful “kits” that make up Dad Grass’s packaging."
I tried my first one that evening and was so happy with what I experienced. It was all of the pleasure of the ritual and flavors of smoking a joint, but without any change to my state-of-mind. I wasn't stoned, and that was great! The product did exactly what I wanted it to do, and the experience was just what I was looking for. All of this is to say, if you're looking for a way to enjoy smoking herb without the high, give Dad Grass a try.
The flower option is great as it offers the flexibility to use in a dry herb vaporizer. The flowers offer a calming chill- nothing paranoid or wacky. It tastes great and has an authentic fresh flower smell - just like you'd expect.
Nicole, San Francisco
Mom Grass is my favorite pick-me-up between meetings. The CBG pre rolls take away all the stresses of the day - without making me stressed that I’m going to act high on the afternoon all hands.
By far the best quality CBD I’ve purchased. Thanks guys !!
"I love smoking a joint but don’t always want to get stoned. These joints are super mellow, and a quick hit, which is really great for 30 minutes before bed."
Ryan, Los Angeles
Mom Grass is the best way to start the morning. It takes away my aches and pains and goes great with coffee!
"I'm a hemp newbie and your joints really worked for me in a way other products have not!"
Justin, New York
"Gets you the right amount of calm without feeling like a slug. It's the smoking equivalent of having a beer after work."
WTF why are these so good? I don’t know what CBG is, but I like it.
I smoked Mom Grass and for the first time in maybe forever my migraine disappeared!
Marle, Los Angeles
"I liked it for my work day vibes. Calms and centers me without totally knocking me out!"
Zack, Santa Monica
"I felt like I was sitting in a sunken couch in a kimono listening to Herb Alpert."
Your pre-rolls give me exactly what I always wished THC-heavy bud would have: all of the chill and none of the stress.
Get Hip To the Hemp
We know the world of cannabis can be confusing sometimes. We still remember when it was all just called grass. That's why we have put together a series of educational blog posts that will help you get hip to the hemp.