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In Session: What’s New in Accessories

These hot new products are designed to make your next session smoother, simpler and extra flavourful.

In Session: What’s New in Accessories

From grinders to rolling papers to vaporizers, accessories are a key part of any cannabis consumer’s kit. Having the right tool for the job can make all the difference to one’s experience.

Looking to update (or upgrade) your own tools of the trade? Consider these just-launched and coming-soon products — all innovative and thoughtfully designed accessories intended to enhance your next session.

 

Terp-Enhanced Hemp Wraps by Juicy Jay’s

Terp-Enhanced Hemp Wraps by Juicy Jay’s

Why they’re exciting

These wraps elevate a smoking session with bolder flavours and aromas

Perfect for

Consumers looking for a fun way to tip the flavour scale

Already well-known for its flavourful papers and wraps, the Juicy Jay’s family is bringing terpene-infused hemp wraps to Canadians. Made with natural toasted hemp, these wraps are a tobacco-free alternative to blunt wrappers, which many consumers find offer a slower, more even burn.

It’s the infusion of terpenes that separates these hemp wraps from others on the market. With flavours like Cherry Pie, Lemon Cake, Pineapple Shake and Purple Gelato, the wraps offer a more aromatic and tastier smoke session.

Use at least two grams of dried flower for the optimal rolling experience.

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The Bubbler by Shatterizer

The Bubbler by Shatterizer

Why they’re exciting

This concentrate vaporizer is the first true hybrid product of its kind, designed for use at home and on the go

Perfect for

Concentrate consumers looking to streamline their kit with an all-in-one device

Val McCulloch and Matt Zysman, the team behind Shatterizer, are passionate about extracts —so much so that when Zysman designed the Bubbler, the first hybrid desktop/portable concentrate vaporizer, he tested the prototypes for years. “We carefully think through every little detail to ultimately deliver a great finished product,” Zysman says.

The Bubbler is an augmented version of the original Shatterizer, a top-rated vaporizer pen. The hand-held device has a removable weighted base that makes it perfect for desktop mode, and it comes in a discreet and durable travel case. A new glass water feature attachment, which has the Shatterizer’s distinctive globe shape, offers a water and air filtering and cooling process that delivers what the team calls “perfect clouds.” The glass attachment is handmade, so there are ever-so-slight variations in every product.

The Bubbler also comes with a double-sided dab tool and a magnetic storage container affixed to the base of the battery, with room for two extracts (perfect for travelling).

Launching in December

 

Toothless Grinder by REKT

Toothless Grinder by REKT

Why they’re exciting

The unique toothless design offers a user-friendly upgrade to the traditional hand-held grinder

Perfect for

Consumers looking to customize the consistency of their ground flower; consumers who find it difficult to operate traditional grinders

Hand-held cannabis grinders are perhaps the most commonly used cannabis accessory. But for some consumers, they do have constraints. Traditional grinders shred dried flower using sharp blades or teeth, which limit the amount of bud that can be ground at one time and typically turn out only one consistency. Plus, the threading used to connect and twist the grinder’s components can seize.

Inspired by the efficient friction a mortar and pestle create, REKT aimed to improve upon the traditional hand-held grinder. “We set out to mimic that logic by creating a toothless pattern that maximizes friction in the same way. The result is genuinely ground bud, as opposed to shredded bud,” says Christopher Mennillo, REKT co-founder and co-designer. “The format requires a lot less effort to twist, and you have more control over the consistency. It can be used to grind cannabis into a fluffy consistency for rolling or a fine consistency for a vaporizer.”

The grinder uses dummy threading (like that found on most jars and bottle tops) to prevent it from seizing like regular threading, which requires the components to align perfectly to function properly. This makes for much easier opening, closing and twisting.

The grinder’s interior layers funnel flower material to the screen. REKT also offers removable magnetic filters with three different micron sizes (sold separately) for filtering kief.

Bonus

The Toothless Grinder is backed by a lifetime warranty.

Launching in January

 

34 Street Seed Co. Seed Starter Kit by ANC Inc.

34 Street Seed Co. Seed Starter Kit by ANC Inc.

Why they’re exciting

This all-in-one kit helps eliminate the confusion and complexity of growing cannabis from seed

Perfect for

Beginner home growers; home growers who want to transition from seedlings to seeds

Cannabis seed kits can often be confusing and intimidating for first-time home growers. ANC Inc., the first licensed micro-cultivator in Alberta, has simplified the process with its 34 Street Seed Co. Seed Starter Kit, a curated collection of hydroponic and growing supplies.

Named after ANC Inc.’s own cannabis genetics company, the kit was first tested during a company-hosted growing competition, where participants grew cannabis from seed through to harvest. “We realized there was no simple answer or single product on the market to assist with starting seeds at home,” says Seth Rimmer, marketing associate at ANC Inc. “We needed to create something convenient to help promote home growing and make it easier and far less intimidating.”

ANC Inc. uses everything in the Seed Starter Kit at its licensed production facility, from the coco growing medium to the vegetation nutrients to the eyedropper measuring tool. The kit also comes with an educational guide that explains all the steps, from germination to flower, as well as 34 Street Seed Co. plant tags for pencilling in strain names. Cannabis seeds are not included.

Launching in January

 

Ally Lockable Storage Box by The Ally Co.

Ally Lockable Storage Box by The Ally Co.

Why they’re exciting

Cannabis storage solutions are often more about function than form. The Ally box considers both equally

Perfect for

Consumers looking to upgrade their “stash box”; those seeking a high-design gift for a consumer in their life

Dalia Shankman and Lisa Trudeau, two moms from Toronto, were looking for more from a cannabis storage product. They wanted something design-forward that could be used for storing items other than cannabis. So they designed it themselves.

The Ally (pronounced “Allie” — “like your friend you tell your secrets to,” says Shankman) is a minimalist and modern-looking lockable storage solution designed for use at home or on the go. It features a rounded shape with textural grooves, premium food-grade materials, a personalized three-digit lock code, an airtight seal and two levels of storage.

For such a compact size — 9.25 by 6 by 3.5 inches — it has plenty of room. The grooves of the interior tray, which doubles as a rolling surface, are perfect for keeping accessories and smaller items like vape pens and pre-rolls in place. Under the tray is a spacious interior where you can fit dried flower, edibles, topicals and larger accessories. Remove the tray, and the Ally can also be used to safely store canned beverages.

Each part of the design process was extremely thoughtful. “Every detail, from the subtly speckled lid and the ribbed soft-touch sleeve to the proper resistance of the dials and the premium weight of the box, were all very intentional for us,” says Shankman. “We didn’t just think about the design of a product — we considered the entire user experience.”

Launching in January

 

232 Series Concentrate Pen by Kolab Project

232 Series Concentrate Pen by Kolab Project

Why they’re exciting

A concentrate-specific vaporizer meets the convenience (and affordability) of a vape pen

Perfect for

Consumers looking for a beginner-friendly concentrate accessory that won’t break the bank

Consumers interested in trying concentrates for the first time often find it to be an intimidating category, one that requires expensive and complicated equipment. The Kolab Project 232 Series Concentrate Pen removes some of these obstacles: It’s an affordable, easy-to-use device that combines the capability and control offered by a dab rig with the portability, discreetness and convenience of a vape pen. Simply remove the press-fit mouthpiece and place the concentrate of your choice into the dual quartz coil atomizer, and you’re ready to go.

The pen features a single-control button with a multicolour LED indicator and three pre-set heat temperatures, along with a preheating option. It comes with a stainless-steel dab tool, cleaning brush, spare atomizer and cable for the type-C fast-charging port. Unlike some other concentrate pens that use brass plating, the Kolab Project 232 Series Concentrate Pen uses stainless steel, which is more stable.

“We put a lot of care into our concentrates, so it was important to me that we found a device that allowed them to shine,” says Bob Chapman, chief scientific officer at Auxly, the company behind Kolab. “[It was] designed for both portability and performance.”

Launching in December

 

Wolfskins Hemp Wraps by Lobo Hemp

Wolfskins Hemp Wraps by Lobo Hemp

Why they’re exciting

These natural hemp blunt tubes (with reusable glass tips) offer a premium experience with little to no effort required

Perfect for

Consumers looking for the experience of a blunt wrapper but without tobacco or nicotine

Rolling a joint using a blunt wrap takes time and effort, and if the wrap is too dry (a common problem), crumbling and cracking can occur.

Lobo Hemp founders Eduardo Whittington and Aaron Raskin wanted to make it easy for the everyday consumer to enjoy dried flower in a blunt wrap. Enter the company’s Wolfskins Hemp Wraps. The premium wraps are pre-made, all-natural hemp tubes that are ready to load right out of the package.

“You can pack, light and go,” says Raskin. “Whether or not you are a pro roller, you’ll end up with an amazingly perfect blunt.”

Each three-pack is flavoured with a mild Russian Cream terpene profile and finished with a reusable glass tip, and contains no tobacco or nicotine. To use, simply break up or coarsely grind your dried flower, load the tube and pack down the flower using the provided wooden packer tool. It’s recommended to use between two and 3.5 grams in each tube.

Launching in January

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