While the use of cannabis and cannabis accessories has been legal in Canada for a few years now, the stigma around the use of cannabis continues to be an ongoing issue. Today’s cannabis retailers are striving to change this by providing safe, informative spaces where consumers can get the education and tools they need both in store and at home. One of the issues many have with cannabis products is the odor and many options are available to ensure product can be stored properly and accessories can be cleaned safely to minimize odor. The expects at Canvas Cannabis share these tips and suggestions to help create a more sophisticated and pleasant experience!
The most important factor for cleaning cannabis accessories is to consider the material it is made of. Glass, ceramic, silicone, wood or concrete will all require different methods of care. Some material will allow for crossover of cleaning products, but always be sure to check manufactures recommendations before using anything on your favorite accessory.
Glass products are best cleaned with a solution of 90% (or higher) isopropyl alcohol and salt. For larger items, like bongs, its best to fill the chamber halfway add salt and swirl the solution around until all the residue is removed from the interior. Smaller items like pipes, bowls and taster bats can be put into a Tupperware container and shaken. It is very important to remember to rinse your device with warm soapy water after cleaning with Iso. More porous materials like ceramic and concrete can also be cleaned using Iso but keep in mind ceramic and concrete often have glossy coatings on them that can be damaged, so it is best to follow manufactures guidelines for cleaning.
Wooden cannabis accessories are best cleaned with pipe cleaners or bottle brushes. For deep cleaning dip the brush or pipe cleaner in iso! Using alcohol wipes to clean the bowl keeps your device from getting clogged.
Silicone is a material that has gained in popularity in the past few years and it is important to ensure you are using the right products to keep your silicone cannabis accessories in tip-top shape. Silicone cannot be cleaned with Iso. Iso will slowly break down the silicone and will cause damage to the device. Hot water, dish soap and a bottle brush are the best way to go when cleaning silicone. Alternatively, EYCE makes an affordable, easy to use cleaner for silicone smoking devices.
Proper care and cleaning will ensure your device is safe to use and will prolong its lifespan.
For storage, many cannabis accessories are available that can help to keep your product fresh and minimize odor while also adding a stylish touch that adds an air of sophistication or whimsy to your decor at the same time!