Because we all have to remember that cannabis should still be fun, an elephant tusk-shaped joint containing $24,000 worth of marijuana sold at auction for $4,000 in Los Angeles last week. The comically-large joint was auctioned off to benefit The African Wildlife Foundation and their crusade against elephant poaching. Overstuffed with bud, concentrate, and hash and covered in layers of 24k gold wrapping paper, the piece was created by renowned artist Weavers, who is known for this type of work.
Hosted by Stone Road Farms, a cannabis startup known for their organic pre-rolled joints and hand-crafted concentrates the event was held at Fig Earth Supplies, in the heart of Los Angeles. The party included a joint-rolling bar and a private performance by Gabriel Garzon Montano. Stone Roads donated the contents of the elephant-tusk joint as well.
“Elephants are being slaughtered in unprecedented numbers,” Stone Road Farms founder Lex Corwin said according to a report in Forbes. “Our generation could literally wipe the most majestic land animal off the face of the earth for all future generations.”
He continued by noting the seriousness of the issue. “It’s not just irresponsible, it’s criminal. And preventable. We are partnering with on-the-ground non-profits and sanctuaries to aid in anti-poaching efforts... Beyond throwing a party to celebrate our expansion, I wanted to incorporate a social cause element, so I decided to create a joint in the shape of a giant elephant tusk to signify the detrimental toll the ivory trade takes on wild elephants.
The winning bidder of the joint was one of Stone Road Farms’ original investors. Although it didn’t fetch more than its actual value, Corwin noted he was happy with who won the auction, especially since someone connected to Stone Roads would still be able to enjoy it. According to Forbes, the joint weighed 1.5 pounds and measured 30 inches long. Moreover, it is smokeable as well, though Corwin noted that to do so would be a “multi-day endeavor.”