American Pipe Dreams – featuring Jerome Baker Designs (Episode 10)
American Pipe Dreams – featuring Jerome Baker Designs founder Jason Harris (Episode 10). In our first episode of 2021, host Bobby Black speaks with one of the glass industry’s first and foremost bong makers, Jerome Baker Designs founder Jason Harris. Harris talks about his apprenticeship with legendary glassblower Bob Snodgrass in the 1990s, losing everything during the government’s Operation Pipe Dreams raids in 2003 and how his brand was able to rebound, as well as his latest projects—including his new glassblower competition show Operation Pipe Dreamers featuring Tommy Chong.
Once the largest glass manufacturing company in the world, Jerome Baker Designs is one of the oldest and most successful producers of functional glass. At their headquarters “The Dream Factory” in Las Vegas, they’ve produced custom glass pieces for numerous celebrities including Snoop Dogg, Santana, George Clinton, The Grateful Dead, Rita Marley, Phish, and Slayer. In 2018, they created the world’s largest bong (dubbed “Bongzilla”) for the Cannabition Museum. They’ve won numerous Cannabis Cups and other awards going as far back as 1996 and were named among the top 100 cannabis influencers of all time as part of the Cannabis Business Awards 420 Icons event on April 20, 2020.
The World of Cannabis Museum Project Presents Cannthropology—the “Potcast” that explores the history of cannabis culture one artifact and interview at a time. Hosted by World of Cannabis executive director and marijuana media icon Bobby Black. In each episode, Bobby chooses a different item(s) from the museum’s collection of around 500 rare antiques, artifacts, and artworks, and welcomes a different guest to help him explore the item’s significance and place in cannabis history.
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The World of Cannabis Museum will showcase the influence of cannabis in art, music, film, news, medicine, and politics throughout the past century. From the early days of prohibition and “reefer madness,” to its modern-day mainstream momentum and everything in between: from the legendary growers and breeders who created and propagated all of the iconic strains, to the smugglers who distributed them across the globe; from the activists who have fought for legalization, to the celebrities who have embraced it; from America’s headshops to Amsterdam’s coffee shops; from the counterculture of the 1960s, the excesses of the ’70s, and the Drug War hysteria of the ’80s, to the rise of medical marijuana in the ’90s and the march toward legalization and mainstream acceptance in the new millennium—all of this and more we plan to explore in this unprecedented exhibition. Coming soon!
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