Bernie Sanders Marijuana Smoking Accessories Are Yuge Hit
It’s no secret that many of us at Marijuana Politics are Feeling the Bern, excited at the potential of a major party candidate who promises to remove marijuana from federal drug schedules.
Now you can Feel the Bern when you feel the burn! These products are YUGE!
The entrepreneurs at BerniePapers.com have come up with two versions of Bernie Sanders marijuana rolling papers. They come emblazoned with the Bernie 2016 campaign logo on the front and a “Feel the Bern” caricature on the back of the king-size pack.
Each pack is only $4.99 and large-quantity discounts are available. The site even provides a link to donate to Bernie Sanders’ campaign.
But maybe you’re more of a glass aficionado than a joint roller. No problem! Portland, Oregon’s Ariel Zimman has got you covered.
HIGH TIMES reported on her white ceramic pipes she’s been marketing as “Burners for Bernie”. She’s selling the pipes for $60 and chillums for $30 with his campaign logo through her website and donating 10 percent of the proceeds to the Bernie Sanders campaign.
Well, she was donating to the campaign. The items sold so well that she’s maxed out the personal $2,700 donation limit to presidential campaigns. That means she sold at least $27,000 worth of those pipes. Now your “Burners for Bernie” help fund charities that support women in STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) and the Arts.
Whether you get the papers or the pipes, you’re going to need some flame. Fortunately, BernieLighters over at Etsy has got you covered. You can pick up a three-pack featuring a blue “Feel the Bern” lighter, a flaming angry “Feel the Bern!” lighter, and an American flag buff-Bernie Photoshop lighter, all for just $12.
Now you’re feeling it, but you can’t go dirtying up the planet by leaving your ashes everywhere. That’s where PiccadillyWoods on Etsy comes in with the Bernie Sanders Ashtray, available for only $8.
Are these things legal? Probably not. The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) wrote that “attorneys say entrepreneurs open themselves to risk by using candidates’ names, likenesses or logos — especially when promising to donate a specific portion of their sales.”
But when Ariel Zimman is sending your campaign the maximum $2,700 political donation, do you think Bernie’s lawyers are going to go after her for appropriating his trademark? Who’s going to pass up the priceless word-of-mouth advertising for their candidate, even if it is among cannabis consumers passing a joint or pipe around?
Tokers may be the audience of die-hard supporters you most want to be reminded constantly of an upcoming election. Ken Gross, a political law expert, told CPI, “I can’t imagine the campaign going against them. They’re supporters. They don’t want to turn them off.”
Whether Bernie Sanders wins the nomination or not, you win with these unique political keepsakes.