Teens’ New Secret Way to Hide Pot From Parents Is Pretty Dang Stealth (VIDEO)

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braceletsKids these days -- they think of everything. There's a new trend of "smokewear" or "potbling", if you will, which are bracelets and accessories that look like regular pieces of innocuous jewelry, but when reconfigured, turn into pipes for smoking the marijuana.

Parents might get a clue that their teens are getting high if they find cut-up soda cans or even a carved apple in their kids' bedrooms, but now they also have to keep an eye out for this trendy smokewear. I mean, your kid could be smoking the weed out of their bracelet right now.

Hyperbole aside, I, for one, did not know about these bracelets that turn into pipes, and I'd guess this is news to some of you out there, as well. While I don't recommend declaring war on all things wrist related, I do think the more parents know about what's available and/or hot with their kids right now, the better.

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Teens can buy the bracelets online with no consequence -- as long as they've got $40, they can wear a rope pipe on their arm. One site in particular has tons of "stealth" smokewear from bracelets to necklaces to cuffs to a Rainbow Swirl Octopus Pendant Pipe, but really, I don't know who they think they're fooling with that one.

Authorities want parents to keep an eye on their teens' jewelery, and also keep a look out for other signs of drug use, like odd behavior, poor grades, and glassy eyes. 

Or, you know, you can always just talk to them. "Are you smoking the drugs" is always a recommended entree.

Have you heard of this type of smokewear before?

Photo via zebrasquares/Flickr

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CPN322 CPN322

Also, watch out for ratchet pieces going missing. That is what I(and my friends) used. Gave my own mother this lesson when my brother became a teen. You take a water bottle, melt a hole into it, put the rachet in the hole, melt another hole on the side of the bottle and you've got a mini bong of some sorts. So be on the look out for water bottles or 2 liter bottles with holes in them as well. I am all for the legalization of marijuana but do not feel that teens, whose brains are still developing, should be smoking it or taking any kind of chemically altering drugs unless they have severe psychological disorders. Talk to your teens, be open and be sure to let them know they won't be punished if they come clean(they will NEVER tell you if they think they will be punished, punish them if they do it again). Also, present them with good information(my mothers only reason was it is illegal) that shows them that their brains are still developing.

CPN322 CPN322

^^That is also true.

nonmember avatar Common.Sense

Ugh. At this rate the only way to be sure is random household drug testing. The fact that in a world full of wonders some people still insist on being so out of their head that they can't interact with this miraculous world still baffles me....

Mason... MasonsMom503

I think the bracelets are cute. I'm going to pick one up.

rhps2000 rhps2000

Won't they smell like pot after use?

Furry... Furrycreature

They would definitely stink after us lol! I used to smoke out of everything. Apples, cans, plastic bottles, a light bulb lol the possibilities are endless when it comes to making a pipe or bong at home never mind the stuff you can find in head shops that is cleverly disguised. 

Joyce Stafford

It doesn't really matter how creative they get, it's still going to stink!

CPN322 CPN322

courtastic - Oh my gosh, I never heard that crazy story! And you are right, looking out for signs is far more important. I just shared what I did because my own mother had no idea those could be used like that so wanted to give other moms a heads up.


And yes, it smells. I still remember to this day my mother coming in my room and accusing me of smoking and I tried to tell her it was just my incense. She looked me square in the eye and said "Courtney, they do not make incense that smells like pot!' They sure don't mom :)

mrssu... mrssundin

Why are kids having access to internet and money without being supervised???

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