Day: January 1, 2019

10 Legendary Headshops You Need to Check Out

Burning incense fills the air, tie-dye shirts sway on racks and counters full of colorful glass catch the light. Headshops are an all-American story of underground entrepreneurship, creativity, faith and passion. Born from an era of counterculture and protest, many of these relics survive today as reminders to let your freak flag fly. We honor these these old-school headshops that prevailed through the decades and continue to be the best joints in their towns. So take a toke and check out these legendary purveyors of all things irie, ranked from oldest to newest!

10 Legendary Headshops You Need to Check Out

Katie Aaberg/ High Times

The Cupboard
Cincinnati, OH
Established 1965

Now operated by the third generation of its founding family, the Cupboard started as a five-and-dime store following World War II, then was transformed into a headshop by husband and wife team Phil and Nancy in 1965. Considered the oldest surviving headshop in America, this psychedelic bazaar is so full of antiques and counterculture merchandise that you “have to check in your umbrella at the door or you might knock something over.” The owners launched the career …

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The Official High Times List of 2018’s Stoniest Steamrollers

A lot went into crafting this list. We made sure each steamroller allowed for extra air flow– you know, to pack punches of thick herbal smoke to your head. We nixed the steamrollers that clogged easily, slipped out of our hands after barely taking a hit, and/or didn’t get the job done. We researched the weird, fun, confusing, barely functional, and absolutely glorious steamrollers around– and we put this guide together for your 2019 smoking adventures.

For those just becoming acquainted with the majestic steamrolling pipe, it is, essentially, a bowl with a larger carb on the opposite end of a mouthpiece. Regular spoon-shaped bowls have a smaller carb on the side, which prohibits air from traveling freely through the pipe. Thus, a steamroller makes filling and clearing smoke from the main chamber easy. And, usually, this type of pipe gets you ridiculously stoned after one or two hits because they yield massive tokes– every time.

Ultimately, the best steamrollers of 2018 bring something new to the table while maintaining features of the classic steamroller design. Clumsy smokers should stick …

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