Legal marijuana is the fastest growing market in the United States. The legal cannabis market grew from $1.5 billion in 2013 to $2.7 Billion in 2014. This means there was 1.5 million legal purchasers of cannabis that year.
A group of young men from Western Washington University saw a gap in the market, the need for a stylish waterpipe that would offer you the cleanest, most enjoyable high you could ask for, while removing the stigma associated with traditional bongs.
They made and tested a series of prototypes to come up with the Aura Water Pipe, which you can see in the images above. If you are interested in their processes & the engineering you can check it out here.
"Aura is designed to provide a cleanable, durable, and user friendly water pipe smoking experience in a form that moves beyond the adverse reaction and stigma associated with traditional bongs. As progressive attitudes toward marijuana use continue to grow in the United States and abroad, water pipes have remained a reminder of the drug’s marginalized and subversive past. A look into existing cannabis products reveals the absence of a brand that connects with the mature, style conscious, and forward thinking market that has emerged in the recent wave of legalization in the United States. Designed to appeal to both existing and new users, Aura evolves the water pipe into a contemporary object that is comfortable in plain sight."
The Aura isn't for sale just yet, keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.