The golden Pax vaporizer is what mainstream pot culture looks like

Maybe the slow cultural acceptance of marijuana is tied to how ugly it looks when smoked. Cigarettes and cigars will kill you, but damn if a century of media and marketing hasn’t made them look cool doing it. The face of pot, though, is my college roommate carving a bong out of a Dasani bottle. Or, on classy occasions, two adult friends taking turns sucking the trunk of an elephant-shaped, rainbow-colored glass pipe.

Even vaporizers, the self-proclaimed smoking tech of the future, tend to look like something serendipitously broke loose from a costume at a Steampunk convention. Today’s announcement of a flashy, golden Pax 2 changes the script.

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