A Dutch company is capitalizing off the success of e-cigarettes by going one step further. Behold the e-joint!
The e-joint works a lot like an e-cig, according to Yahoo News:
Dutch manufacturers E-Njoint BV claim the e-spliff is harmless as it contains no tobacco, nicotine or Tetrahydrocannabinol. With the typical conical shape of a real joint, the cigarette has a chrome plated tip where a cannabis leaf lights up with every puff. E-Njoint say the cigarette is 100% legal in Holland - home of Amsterdam's famed cannabis cafes - however their legality varies across the continent due to different laws. Menno Contant, CEO of E-Njoint, said: 'Holland is well known in the world for its tolerant and liberal attitude toward soft drugs and the introduction of this new product clearly makes a statement.'
Contant said the company is committing "no crime" and that if we want to use the product we should all "feel fine." Sorry, but all I can think of when I look at the picture of that thing is how much I want to smoke some real, actual pot.
If you think about it, this product could probably be helpful for people who are trying to ween themselves off marijuana. It could also be good for people who find themselves transplanted from places like—oh, I don't know, what's a random example?—Southern California, where pot isn't considered to be that big of a deal to Texas where cops pretty much treat smoking a joint the same as giving heroin to a baby.
On a related note, I'm diligently working on my campaign to have the name of e-cigs changed to "Robot Smokes." I hope you all will support me in what I now consider to be my life's work. Thank you.
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