The world of weed is evolving at an extremely rapid pace. From e-rigs and sublinguals to crystalline concentrates and infusing machines, technology is changing the product game faster than most consumers care to keep up.
As technology makes advancements within the cannabis products themselves, smoking accessories like grinders and rolling trays have followed suit.
A combination of metal weed grinders and wooden trays, both of which were to be kept hidden at all times, has now advanced to electronic grinders buzzing like tiny blenders, smell-proof trays that fold up to fit in your wallet and uber-chic smoking accessory art objects catering to the high end.
And since the days of breaking up weed with your hands and rolling a joint on the thigh of your pants are a thing of the past, here’s the Weedmaps Buyers’ Guide to rolling trays and grinders. If you’re reading this, you’re clearly an evolved stoner. Shouldn’t your accouterment be, too?
Santa Cruz Shredder Four Piece Grinder
Round out the look of any stoner who surfs, skates, and has never been east of the Rockies with this sick little four-piece grinder from Santa Cruz Shredder. With its kief catcher and medical-grade aluminum, it’s a one-stop shop for herb preparation. And to top it all off, there’s a rare earth magnetic lid closure system, keeping your shake safe no matter how gnarly you shred.
Aux Tools E-Shredder
The fact that it took this long for someone to think of a grinder that works like a little blender is beyond me, but thank the good folks at Aux Tools for their legendary E-Shredder. Simply load nugs into this game-changing device, press a button, and boom, the most perfectly coiffed shake you’ve ever seen, with kief to boot.
The Tectonic9 Grinder by Cloudious9 bridges the gap between the future of grinders and their analog past. While not an electronic grinder in the traditional way, it does come with a twist. To use, grind the buds as you would normally, then press a button and it electronically dispenses the flower cleanly and evenly, taking the mess and hassle out of the traditional experience.
Sackville & Co Gilded Grinder
This gorgeous Gilded Grinder from Sackville & Co, a brand leading the wave of super chic stoner accessories, could easily pass as an artsy piece of decor. Now that you don’t have to hide your weed supplies, or the lifestyle they indicate, your grinder should be as stylish as everything else in your home.
Etsy Customizable Grinder
Take personalization to the next level with this fully customizable yet traditionally designed metal grinder by HaveFunGifts. Simply enter the words you would like or a link to the image you want to use in the box on the Etsy listing, and you have a one-of-a-kind piece all your own.
Case On It Foldable Rolling Tray
This ingenious invention combines the key attributes of discretion into one rolling tray. Coming in at a cool $8, the Case On It plastic rolling tray is smell-proof, folds down small enough to fit in a wallet and is inexpensive enough to not make a dent while doing so.
OBC Sushi Metal Rolling Tray
For a quirky twist on a classic, no-frills design, the OBC Sushi Metal Rolling Tray is the move. It’s cheap, it’s cute and if you’re too stoned to do the dishes, it could actually double as a hilarious receptacle for sushi delivery.
Deluxe Acrylic Rolling Tray by The Higher Society
The Deluxe Acrylic Rolling Tray by The Higher Society is extremely cheap and equally practical. This colorful little number features rolling tip holders, joint holders, lighter holders, and a removable mini side tray.
Verdant Bamboo Rolling Tray
The Verdant Bamboo Rolling Tray is a great stationary tray for the car or to keep around the house. Super simple and straight to the point, it utilizes nature’s #1 renewable resource, bamboo — instead of plastic — a welcome shift in the right direction.
RAW Triple Flip Bamboo Magnet Rolling Foldable Tray
Albeit a mouthful, the RAW Triple Flip Bamboo Magnet Rolling Foldable Tray is the mac daddy of all rolling trays. This beautiful, sustainable bamboo box locks with a rare earth magnetic system featuring eight combination configurations, and open to more sections to organize your joint rolling materials. It even comes with a built-in ashtray, ESD scoop card, and, of course, the clout of being the world’s most organized stoner.
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Lindsay MaHarry writes about weed and music. After spending years in New York covering counterculture for publications like NY Mag, The Observer, Gawker and Spin, she moved to Los Angeles to be happy in the sun. Having loved weed since high school, (so much it actually got her expelled), California’s burgeoning cannabis industry ended up being the perfect fit.