How to Craft a Quarantine Pipe Out of Your Random Fruits and Veggies

Kevin Curtin makes a DIY pineapple bong, pepper pipe, & yam bowl

DIY farm-to-table smoking accessories
DIY farm-to-table smoking accessories (Photo by Kevin Curtin)

For this first time in modern history, it’s wholly inadvisable to pass pipes with your friends on 4/20.

A pandemic has stymied the cannabis plant’s fêted day – one especially momentous due to it occurring on the 20th year of the millennium: 4/20/20. Because any activity heavily involving hands, mouths, and saliva is highly discouraged, this won’t be the most social 4/20, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Try christening a brand new pipe.

I’m not recommending you leave home to purchase a new smoking apparatus – please don’t. I’m asking you to join me in producing a pipe out of produce. Go into the kitchen, grab a fun fruit or vegetable, something sharp, something pokey, and let’s get creative. Happy 4/20!

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