For when the standard bomber just doesn’t pack enough of a wallop.

Story & photos by Lochfoot

There are times when simply packing a bowl or rolling your average doob doesn’t pay proper tribute to the incredible variety in today’s rapidly growing specialty green market. New strains are being made available at a dizzying rate by technically advanced weed wizards as well as by killer little ol’ mom-and-pop setups across the land. These complex Nebulas, potent Herers and ever-popular Kush strains, deserve the connoisseur’s touch when it comes to the ultimate in THC enjoyment.


This month, we’re paying tribute to a Romulan strain cultivated in California’s own Sonoma Valley, better known for its wine, women, and ... bongs. We’ve decided that the water pipe is hardly the tool of choice for tasty varietals such as the Romulan. This strain requires something more – a little number my friends like to call the Cali-Cannon.


You’ll need the better part of an eighth to build this mother, and trying to smoke it down with less than three heads is suicidal. Some jumbo-size papers will also be required (we used the clear variety here for full visual effect). And if you don’t have Andre the Giant-sized hands, you will need either a dollar bill or, in our case, a well-used playing card from an old deck to keep things even. Finally, while the Cali-Cannon is good to the last puff, it’s also a good idea to use a crutch, which you can make from another card (believe me, the deck you’ve sacrificed will forgive you).


The master recipe also calls for at least 2 grams of the finest hash you can get your sticky little hands on – and remember not to insult the strain with a substandard chunk of hardened goo from some novice basement producer.


Accompanying the fine hash will be its viscous counterpart, known to many as honey oil – just enough to coat the last inch of the cannon. Last but not least, you’ll need a pinch of pure kief to roll onto the honey-oil end and help blast you off into space.


Now that you’ve got the ingredients together, start off by breaking down your herb into joint-rolling consistency, remembering to remove any stems that might tear a hole in the mothership. Green grinders such as the Mendo Mulcher are great for keeping the resin where it’s supposed to be.



Next, warm up the hash a little by gently squishing it between your palms until it has the consistency of Play-Doh. The idea here is to roll it into a thin shaft that will run the length of your Cali-Cannon.



Now it’s time to roll. Place your ground greenery inside the paper on top of the rolling card. Next, lay the hash shaft down the center of your pile with the crutch on one end and then roll away. 



Take your time and remember: It requires some practice to master this particular technique. Keep some extra papers on hand to repair any minor holes or splits along the way.



Once your joint is rolled, it’s time to apply the honey oil to the end of the barrel. Here, we gooped the oil onto a butter knife and gently rolled the bomber 360 degrees for an even coat.



Finally, we placed our kief onto the playing card that we fashioned into a crutch and dredged the end of our Cali-Cannon through the mind-numbing powder as the finishing touch.



Now it’s go time ... put on your tunes of choice, fire this sucka up and initiate liftoff.


And remember to say hello to the Romulans.