Bongs & Pipes
Posted: September 26, 2022Categories: Accessories, Bongs & Pipes, Cannabis Seeds, Cannabis Strains, Clothing, Competition, Events, Hemp Lifestyle, News, Vaporizers
What Is Product Earth?
Product Earth made an epic return with its annual celebration, creating an unmatched and energetic atmosphere. Product Earth is the UK's biggest Canna Expo connecting Cannabis, CBD and hemp businesses with visitors passionate about the plant. Puresativa were proud to wear the badge as the Gold Sponsors. Our enthusiastic team went above and beyond to legally power our Product Earth space in honour of the cannabis plant.
We firmly believe the Product Earth 2022 Event was a valuable show to foster the UK scene through cannabis education. Education includes sharing knowledge on the vast medicinal benefits, understanding your legal rights and how to create a business. Product Earth is an opportunity to connect renowned suppliers, prominent distributors like ourselves and retail companies, such as headshops.
Having had an established foot in the industry for over 25 years, we see Product Earth as a chance for ourselves to grow our business but also help others with advice to grow their own. We all have the same end goal.
Over the three days, it was a highlight to meet retail shops interested in our range of high-quality smoking accessories and cannabis seeds cherry-picked by our director. So not only is Product Earth THE event for wholesale and retail businesses but the hot spot for the public to browse and splash out on their favourite smoking accessories and souvenir cannabis seeds.
As well as being the hub for legal cannabis and hemp products, the show is consistently packed with endless entertainment from morning through the night - the show embodies a 'good time'. There truly was a magical sense of unity, community and advocacy, bringing people from all different walks of life together.
What Cannabis Seeds did Puresativa Bring To The Show?
The Puresativa team knew we had to pull out something special as the gold sponsors to create an unmatched experience for the visitors.
As their official distributor, it was an absolute honour to announce that four powerhouse breeders would join our booth for the entire weekend. The breeders' Karma Genetics, Grounded Genetics, The Perfect Tree, and The Grateful Seeds are an integral part of the Puresativa family and were a much-loved addition. We knew it would be the perfect chance for the public to meet the talent and gain a further understanding of the strains, from the lineage to the genetics to the terpenes and flavours.
Karma, Grounded, and The Perfect Tree also graced the public with exclusive 'Product Earth Drops'. For example, the 'Z Road Line' by Grounded Genetics included the 'Vitamin Z (Zunami x Z Road)' strain. In addition, Karma Genetics blessed us with the much sought-after Sour Diesel Bx2, Sowahh and new releases such as 'Melochi x Sour Diesel BX3', a regular cannabis seed strain. Accompanying their original lines, Perfect Tree also came through with an entire Product Earth collection, releasing strains such as 'Kush Mints x Peach Ozz' feminised seeds.
Meeting the breeders opened engaging conversations to ensure the public had the necessary knowledge. Furthermore, we aimed to add a different perspective and show the breeders from abroad the vast potential of the UK scene.
Thanks to the return of the OG signature strains by Compound Genetics, our carefully curated selection became even more compelling. The breeder heard you loud and clear. In feminised form, he created their staple genetics, High Society, Marshmallow OG and La Bomba, which we launched at the Puresativa booth 520 for Product Earth 2022. But, we didn't stop there.
The final exclusive line allowed the Product Earth visitors to be the first to get their hands on the latest Darkhorse Genetics hybrids. Built around the acclaimed Bruce Banner, Darkhorse came with absolute heat, with strains such as the Original Bruce Banner F2 regular cannabis seeds for the true connoisseurs.
From heritage brands to the freshest members at Puresativa, we took the likes of Little Chief Collabs, DNA Genetics, Original Dampkring Genetics, Pheno Finders, Rare Dankness, Serious Seeds, T.H.Seeds, and so many more.
Which Smoking Accessories did we take to Product Earth?
Ensuring we had all bases covered, we chose core brands anchored in a smoker's dream. These brands include the well-known Puffco, which entered the vaporiser market and immediately generated hype.
The Puffco brand came from a selfish intention of making products their innovators wanted for themselves; by dabbers for dabbers. Their signature Puffco Peak was just the beginning; from that point, their products continued to excel in creativity and desirability. Puffco vaporisers reflect a soaring imagination, and each creation makes you smile and think they've only gone and done it again. Without offending Android users, the Puresativa team view Puffco as the Apple of the Vaporiser market, inevitably creating high technology, easy usability and slick products that fit your hand like a glove.
With rolling papers and cones being a need for any smoker, we took a smaller selection of brands, such as Vibes. The honourable Cali rapper Berner, CEO of Cookies and influential entrepreneur, is the brains behind Vibes. Berner continues to work towards changing the narrative surrounding the cannabis industry, breaking down barriers and opening spaces in the canna community. As the first Cannabis Entrepreneur to feature on the iconic Forbes cover, Berner has not only reached a milestone, but his endless accolades are a clear reflection of his brands.
We were proud the Product Earth visitors witnessed the official UK launch of D-ODR. D-ODR is an odour neutraliser and fine mist spray using a combination of essential oils. However, the brains behind D-ODR are no strangers to the industry as the founders of Kenex Scales. As the official EU and UK distributors of Kenex, we have unquestioning faith in the brand owners and their products. The Puresativa team witnessed the journey from ambition to manufacturing D-ODR. The result is the highest quality mist, instantly removing unwanted odours. With one spray at Product Earth, customers gravitated to the smell and the purchasing counter. The terpene-rich spray speaks for itself.
Our popular paraphernalia brands filled the shelves of our booth at Product Earth. Brands include Roor CBD, Roor, and Santa Cruz Shredder, whose 100% biodegradable hemp grinders and rolling trays were a triumph. The Puresativa booth is always where you can get everything in one place. We had it all.
Of course, we had to take clothing as well, or how would you all rep your favourite brands like Smoker's Club or Alien Labs? Customers went wild for our in-house designed Sativa Bags, a blend of 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton in the form of stylish accessories. Other apparel included Revelry. The leading Revelry brand creates refined odour-proof and water-resistant accessories. We knew you would all be eyeing their classic designs, sophisticated colour ways, and clever functions.
What were our Product Earth promotions and giveaways?
Our first surprise leading up to the show was our elite goodie-packed giveaway open to the product earth attendees. The winners received a Dr Dabber Switch Vaporizer, Sowahh regular cannabis seed by Karma Genetics, a Karma Genetics black embroidered tracksuit, a Puresativa x Karma Genetics Sowahh biodegradable rolling tray, a Sadhu Puresativa mousemat and a Puresativa Promotional card including seven signature strains from seven different elite seed banks. We believe when it comes to a giveaway, bigger is always better, as we wanted to show our appreciation to our customers for their loyalty.
Leading up to the show, we had conversations with the breeder behind Grounded Genetics, who was determined to create an exclusive prize for Grounded customers at Product Earth 2022. The idea of the golden ticket was born to thank customers for supporting Grounded on his skyward journey. His first-class genetics give seed banks a run for their money, which is only the beginning. We sealed two golden tickets into two different packets of Grounded's new Z Road strains.
The first prize was a collection of treasures for any collector, winning a package of the entire new Z Road line. The Second prize was the highly desired Puffco Proxy vaporiser, which pays homage to the Sherlock Holmes pipe. The canna community are desperate to get their hands on the clever device as Puffco continues to elevate the vaporiser game with their genius creativity.
At Puresativa, we believe one of our secret ingredients that will stand the test of time is to go above and beyond serving our customers' needs. So, for example, we can continuously create exciting opportunities for our customers with promotions. We apply the same ingredients for Product Earth but dial it up. The promos were major.
The Puresativa Promo disk included one strain from 7 different seed banks, such as London Mint Cake by T.H.Seeds. We also had our Puresativa merch for promos to you could rep us loud and proud like the Puresativa mousemats and 100% biodegradable Puresativa rolling trays, both designed in-house. In addition, trade shows such as Product Earth allow us to physically see our customers' smiles.
We care and want to develop relationships with customers because we all share one common ground and passion. It doesn't matter who you are or where you're from. So having open conversations and growing relationships with our customers is our prerogative.
What was the Afterdark entertainment?
If you've been to Product Earth before, you know Mills Nutrients curates epic musical entertainment during After Dark. The Mills boys not only select the lineup of acts, but some of them are, in fact, the talent, making their mark on every Product Earth event as resident DJs. Courtesy of Discreet Seeds, the Mills team were able to play tunes through the day on the courtyard stage, committed to good vibes and starting the day how they meant to go on. In addition, the courtyard saw skilled DJs like Spinush and Scott Rogan, who played your favourite tunes to scratch on set.
For Product Earth 2022, there's no doubt that Mills brought their A-game with not one but two sound systems at the After Dark Village. They are known for bringing the life and soul of After Dark from 6 pm through the night for the attendees. So, who were the 'epic' acts?
The Daft Punk tribute act, Daft Funk, was the perfect choice to garner plenty of attention for the Friday night Afterdark and amp up the buzz for the weekend. The French electronic music duo, Daft Punk, were a pairing of extraordinariness and a force to be reckoned with in dance music history. Daft Punk created an exciting atmosphere through their music hits, the intensity of the synchronised lights, and the mystery of the famous robot costumes allowing their audiences to transport to a fictional dimension momentarily.
The AfterDark visitors witnessed Daft Funk capture the essence of the French electronic music duo through an iconic mix of house, electronic and disco to celebrate a retrospective of hits, including 'Get Lucky' featuring Pharrell Williams. They understood the assignment and delivered on the authentic costumes, the phenomenal visuals and live drums, and incredible attention to detail. Daft Funk did not short us of engaging and explosive energy in abundance.
Saturday night, the acoustic musician Hutch took to stage, specialising in folk-style tunes and covers such as "fast car" by Tracy Chapman, a critically acclaimed and all-around hit. Hutch's sound strips the music back to its raw form, capturing the audience. In addition, he created soothing sounds to loosen the crowd up and set the mood for the weekend. Speaking of the 'mood', another act that emulated raw passion were The Moods, a nine-piece collective of producers, poets and musicians from the Northwest of England.
The Moods combine the sounds of drum and bass, reggae, hip-hop and EDM. The culmination of beats sparks off a contagious need to dance, underpinned with real grit and substance. They are a band whose music holds meaning, singing and rapping with raw passion about subjects surrounding war, famine, love, life and death. The Moods outpouring made you think with your head and feel with your heart.
Saturday night also saw Pulp Friction, an act that was the master of heightening your sensory experience. Pulp Friction is a live tribute act daringly reimagining the soundtrack of one of Quentin Tarantino's greatest films, Pulp Fiction. The combination of classic funk, blues, soul and country with the electric performance of singing, dancing and impressive costume changes was a feast for our eyes. The Pulp Friction show was a compelling display of theatricals with a grande finale reenacting the ear scene from Reservoir Dogs. An audience member was lucky enough to find himself walking off stage with one less ear than he came with, or so it seemed. Pulp Friction chose songs peopled loved unifying the crowd before Tusk took to the stage.
Tusk has been on the scene for eight years, blasting the finest in DNB and dancefloor bangers. As an integral member of the Mills Nutrients team, Tusk knew he had a significant responsibility to keep the crowd's energy alive as he does every year. Being one of the Monument Hifi Co-founders, he loves getting the Soundsystem out, which Tusk refers to as the toys. His ambition is "putting smiles on people's faces", so Tusk always pushes to play the best tunes for the public no matter where the boys are in the country. As a result, the Product Earth 2022 crowd continuously gave him accolades as he spun his song selection.
The last highlight on the Afterdark menu was the Silent Disco. Just like the crowd-pleasing chocolate fondant dessert, the Silent Disco was able to satisfy all. We were able to dance the night away whilst pleasing our neighbours. Mills Nutrients made silent discos cool again.
What Is The Product Earth Seminar Zone?
It's no secret that Product Earth is a hub of informative conversations. The array of talks hosted in the seminar zone encouraged the visitors to gather and see an exceptional panel of speakers in the know. Conversations that sparked ongoing discussions through the entire Product Earth 2022 weekend included 'unlock your menstrual superpowers', 'drug policy', 'cannabis from a patient perspective', and 'the effects of prohibition'. Another seminar focal point was the 'Women in Cannabis' talk by women for women. We were grateful to witness a powerful group of women leaders in the industry, including one of our Puresativa team members. The panel was a clear display of amplifying the importance of women's voices to broaden representation.
Posted: January 24, 2022Categories: Accessories, Bongs & Pipes
Pure Sativa has recently teamed up with Privileged Lungs to help bring quality quartz bangers to the market at an affordable price! We noticed that there were a lot of expensive bangers on the market but that a lot of the imported Chinese quartz was often costly or lacking in quality. So we began our task of sourcing the best bangers for the best price. To ensure that everyone could get more out of their concentrates thanks to these quality bangers. Privileged Lungs is a cannabis extract reviewer and a tastemaker with a preference for extracts that have been produced via a solventless methodology.
Privileged Lungs' fascination with cannabis began early in life. He first started combusting cannabis early in life when he instantly got relief from ailments he had been suffering from until that point. Like most consumers in the UK and Europe, he began following the storied European tradition of mixing tobacco with cannabis that originates from traditional hashish smoking where tobacco was required to allow the hash to combust in a joint properly. However, the relief he experienced grew exponentially when he decided to quit consuming tobacco and moved to smoke joints of pure flower. At this point, he realised the extent to which tobacco can camouflage flower quality. After finding in 2017 that quality flowers were harder to come by under the rise of imported Cali cannabis flower, he decided to try his first dab of cannabis extracts. That's when Privileged Lungs' world was irreversibly changed forever.
Today locally grown quality cannabis is much more commonplace (as well as mids and low grade), but Privileged Lungs has never moved back to regular flower combustion. He realised how purer and more powerful the medicinal qualities from concentrates could be (not to mention the taste). This passion led him to review many of the extracts he consumed. Starting with BHO (Butane Hash Oil) produced from Cured and WPFF starting material(Whole Plant Fresh Frozen), which refers to the practice of freezing the crop at the moment of harvest to ensure the trichomes and terpenes are preserved for the extraction. He quickly developed a love for solventless in 2017 when solventless hash rosin started to make waves in California and had begun to be exported worldwide. Hash rosin tends to be produced from bubble hash, which is generally considered the cream of the crop when it is of high enough quality to leave behind minimal residue in the banger. However, the variables to make this hash are nearly endless. So, it is frequently turned into hash rosin by pressing it at a low temperature with significant pressure between 2 heated metal plates. Hash rosin can also be made from dry sift, made from hash made from dried and cured bud or collected while trimming a crop using a trimbin. Hash Rosin is usually qualified with the term 'live' to denote whether it is made from freshly frozen material or not. Live refers to the live plant essence instead of dried and cured buds where the terpene and trichome content will be significantly reduced.
Since his introduction to hash rosin, the number of brands producing it has exploded alongside the average gram price when it ends up in the consumer's hands. However, it's challenging to know what to expect with cultivars from which you haven't experienced many variations. So after he had tried some extracts of strains that he'd enjoyed before and found they tasted completely different from what he was expecting, Privileged Lungs decided that he should start documenting his experiences.
This realisation that he could help guide consumers decisions, alongside his passion, led him to review the extracts so that other people could have a baseline of what to expect with their concentrates. Live Hash Rosin swiftly became his extract of choice. He was drawn to the intensity of the effects and the solventless production methodology, which avoids using butane and is a far more natural production method that many views as an old-world hashing technique upgraded with modern equipment.
As he got deeper into cannabis extracts and began influencing his friends to jump into the burgeoning dabbing scene, he noticed they were running through bangers constantly and not taking care of them. Furthermore, most of them spent hundreds on small-batch made American artisan quartz and did not take care of their bangers. He realised a gap in the market for both affordable and quality quartz imported bangers.
This realisation inspired countless hours of research and R&D sessions (aka the most fun work sesh that they've had so far) with the team testing different quartz bangers from a whole host of factories until they settled on one.
The Privileged Lungs bangers' criteria were to find pure quartz bangers with thick enough quartz to allow sufficient heat retention to provide thick clouds of vapour and great terpenes whilst being durable and resilient. The quartz used is made pure to a 99.99% standard with bevelled edges on the chamber's top to ensure a tightly secured seal with the carb cap or marble. So you get the clouds and complete terpene profile that you deserve. The necks are fully welded to be extra sturdy and resilient to knocks. The range consists of 2 regular bucket bangers, a mini terp slurper and 3 varieties of blender design; all of the blenders and the Terp Slurper comes with a marble and slurper set. Privileged Lungs and Pure Sativa are constantly scouring the market for new sample banger designs to try and add to the line.
After our first banger drop, we decided we had to release our first of many small-batch collaborative clothing drops. We plan to create these limited drops at Pure Sativa with many of our elite brands, breeders or to commemorate some of our favourite strains. The graphics on the Privileged Lungs x Pure Sativa hoodie have been designed in house by our gifted Nikita Vora showing how Privileged Lungs is 99% weed at this point, both in the form of solventless extracts & the Headbanger OG.
The Privileged Lungs hoodie will be dropping today 25/01/2022, so be sure to get yours and make sure everyone knows that your lungs are privileged!
Posted: November 19, 2021
Roor is a brand that we're sure nearly all of the cannabis consumers and connoisseurs on the planet have heard of, especially those that developed an interest in cannabis in the mid-2000s, back before the plethora of cannabis products currently available on the market had evolved. This is because before extracts exploded on the market, high end 'headies', aka artisanal glass pieces, were far less commonplace. Still, there was one premium glass brand that had captured
Posted: September 08, 2021
Gravity: The universal force of attraction. The invisible constant that dictates that the earth should revolve around the sun, that Isaac Newton’s apple should fall to earth and that smoke should billow out of the mouthpiece of the Stundenglass Glass Gravity Hookah Pipe when you rotate the chamber and allow nature to displace the water. It’s as reliable and precisely timed as the rising of the sun or the tides of the oceans. Stundenglass have harnessed the power of gravity to create this stunning glass hookah pipe and it’s absolutely wonderful!
Fun fact: “Stundenglass” is actually German for “hourglass”, and one can definitely see where they got the name from. The piece looks like a giant alien egg timer! Even rotating through 360° on its stand like an hourglass.
The word “Stündenglass” was, for this buddi
Posted: March 30, 2021Categories: Bongs & Pipes, Vaporizers
iDab Glass are a small team of talented lampworkers operating out of Southern California, USA.
From their humble beginnings in Orange County in 2012, iDab have evolved into a respected, artisan glass company with pioneering designs that elevate the dabbing experience to the next level.
Perhaps the cornerstone of iDab’s success is their insistence on using Schott-Duran Borosilicate Glass to make all their rigs. This German glass is used by makers of the world’s leading smoking pipes and bongs (RooR et al) because it has so many characteristics that are well-suited to making glass pipes.
Firstly, Schott borosilicate glass is incredibly durable. Your new iDab rig will not easily crack or break like cheaper pieces will if made from ‘soft glass’. Schott glass is scratch-resistant, resistant to solvents and chemicals for easy cleaning and has superb thermal shock resistance which obviously helps when you’re repeatedly heating a piece with a lighter or torch.
All this toughness, yet the glass has a stunning optical clarity that really makes colors pop and complex technical glass work such as dichroic strips really sh
Posted: November 11, 2020
PureSativa are thrilled to be launching this incredible range of bongs, dab rigs, hand pipes and bubblers from Keith Haring Glass. Each piece features amazing artwork by the iconic, New York artist in his inimitable pop art style.
The first thing to mention with this new glass collection is the superb build quality. Each piece is made from thick, borosilicate glass, except the catchall ashtrays which are made of premium quality crystal glass.
Borosilicate is a tough, heat-resistant glass often referred to using brand names such as Pyrex. Borosilicate glass construction ensures that your smoking pipe will not crack or shatter when heated up by a lighter or torch. The glass is also completely inert, meaning no leaching of nasty chemicals like you may experience with an acrylic bong. The Keith Haring range of glass smoking pipes are top quality pieces that, with a little regular maintenance, will give you a lifetime of smoking pleasure.
All these smoking pipes are made to maximise airflow for a smooth, cool hit. The larger waterpipes are equipped with advanced glass percolators and diffusers which creates torrents of aerated water inside the main chamber to rapidly cool the smoke and remove impurities like ash and rogue plant matter or tobacco. The largest waterpipes even have integrated ice notches, allowing you to place ice cubes in the neck of the pipe and draw the smoke over the ice for a frosty-cool hit.
The taster pipes have flared, oversized bowls and the hammer-style spoon pipes are wide and vacuous with a handily-placed carb hole for a bowl-clearing rush.
Who was Keith Haring?
Keith Haring was an American artist who found international fame in the 1980s. Haring’s work first started gaining recognition in New York City after he began drawing on black advertising panels in the New York subways. Originally drawn in chalk, these images attracted admiration and affection from New Yorkers who became entranced by Haring’s bold designs. These works evolved into designs on all types of media from paper to plastic and metal that began to take on a styling entirely of their own. Characterised by graffiti-style images of barking dogs, crawling babies and large hearts in bright, vibrant colour schemes, Haring’s work began to attract exhibition space and was to become an iconic part of New York’s legendary art scene of the time.
Keith Haring was a friend and contemporary of other iconic New York artists such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. After his premature death in 1990, Haring’s work attracted more and more critical acclaim. Thanks to the work of The Keith Haring Foundation, many of Haring’s works can be seen in galleries and exhibitions all over the world. There is also an extensive legacy of unmistakable sculptures and murals dotted around towns and cities across the globe.
Through the medium of this stunning artwork, The Keith Haring Foundation carries on the artist’s philanthropic work and provides grants to needy children and those suffering from HIV and AIDS.
Glass smoking pipes with rare and unusual artwork are highly collectable. Connoisseur glass collectors eagerly snap up beautifully decorated glass pieces like these and many of the pieces often spend their lives in display cabinets or as a ‘special occasion’ bong that never gets used.
We think that it would be a crying shame for that to happen to the Keith Haring range. Sure, they’re stunningly beautiful, but they’re also supremely functional and designed to be used.
They’re also priced very generously for the quality of glass we’re dealing with, making genuine art glass more affordable than ever.
PureSativa are pleased to launch the full range of this stunning art glass featuring iconic artwork from Keith Haring prominently on all the pieces.
These beautiful glass smoking pipes and accessories make the ideal gift for the smoker in your life, or maybe just treat yourself to a piece of genuine US art glass for your collection.
Ordering with PureSativa couldn’t be easier and retail customers can enjoy our regular offer of FREE UK SHIPPING on all retail orders over £40. There are also 10 x free Smelly Proof bags with all retail order over £100. Order today and snag an iconic art glass bong from Keith Haring Glass.