A new way to sneak pot into music festivals

Categories: Festivals
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Megan Arseneaux
Arseneaux shows off how to smoke out of her handmade Secret Smoker Bracelet

One challenge of music festivals is figuring out how to sneak some pot inside, even while wearing as little clothing as possible. Is there really a good way to do it without sticking it up somewhere really uncomfortable?

Enter the Secret Smoker Bracelet, a colorful hemp-braided wrist accessory that unscrews to reveal a nickel bowl and wooden bead mouthpiece. It complements the Secret Smoker Headpiece, a headband that camouflages your intentions with three festival-friendly fabric flowers. The products are the brainchild of the sunny, pink-haired pothead Megan Arseneaux, who sells about 25 to 35 a week on her Etsy shop, she says, under the name Alice Moon.

Born in New Orleans, Arseneaux, now 25, moved to Los Angeles four years ago. She decided to stay after falling under the charms of the city's creativity and cannabis.

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Amanda Lewis
Megan Arseneaux in her work studio

She spent a year perfecting the design while working at a pot shop in Santa Monica. After the dispensary moved to Inglewood -- where, as she puts it, "the clientele didn't want a white girl advising them on their marijuana" -- Arseneaux began to focus full-time on her Etsy store. From her Echo Park bungalow, she drilled beads, braided hemp and Instagrammed up a storm. Within a year, she was selling so many bracelets that she developed carpal tunnel syndrome and had to hire some helpers.

One promotional video on her Instagram account shows a willowy girl with ombre hair twirling at Joshua Tree to the sounds of Best Coast, before detaching her flowered headband and lighting up. You get the sense this is her target customer.

Each bracelet or headband takes about three hours to make, so inventory is sometimes in short supply. Recently she posted five new bracelets on Etsy and sold out within an hour. But with bracelets going for $35 and headbands for $75, Arseneaux is doing well.

Although she wants to keep the products handmade and "legit," bigger companies have already started selling cheap, mass-produced knockoffs, which customers complain quickly fall apart. The Secret Smoker Bracelet, however, is durable. As lovecookiedough commented in one of Arseneaux's nearly 70 five-star Etsy reviews: "This little device is probably one of the best inventions since the wheel. Who ever said smoking isn't cute?"

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Don_The_Wad_Peeniss
Don_The_Wad_Peeniss

How fucking stupid! it's so much sexier when a hippy whore stuffs pot up her cunt to smuggle it into one of those lousy music concerts, that this is a big waste of money, and a complete hard-on kill. Maybe I'll need to massage my herpes scrotum and cum pus into a vat of Ben & Fairies Ass Cream just to get this off my mind. Hitler was right!

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Joel O'Brien
Joel O'Brien

At least nobody will notice the resin stink coming off these attractive wastes of money because hippies already smell completely fucking rancid

Juliana Christa Berg
Juliana Christa Berg

Well now law enforcement will know what to look for. It's a creative idea, but the secret's out now and she'll have to figure out some new idea.

Mackenzie Denny
Mackenzie Denny

pfft, but then you can't post pics of your clever idea online to prove how clever you are!

Andrea Morrow
Andrea Morrow

She copied this design from another Etsy seller

Steph Engberg
Steph Engberg

Those have been around for years and I've personally bought one before and they suck. They break very easily and stink. Lame article IMO. Don't ya'll have anything better to write about??

eyetod
eyetod

The Gig is up people. We are a resourceful bunch. There will be something new thought up. ......

Tomorrow....

Mike Swenson
Mike Swenson

Can't wait until it doesn't have to be snuck in!

b_collins
b_collins

@citypages This is new? Also, great way to reek of resin...Carry a stinky weed pipe around on your wrist! Ever heard of a doobie?

Justin Veruasa
Justin Veruasa

& at events where they don't allow open packs of cigarettes?

Justin Veruasa
Justin Veruasa

people who don't live in the Midwest & have to go through actual searches & security checks before getting into an event

John Little
John Little

It was pretty slick...until you wrote an article about it...

Prophis
Prophis

how about they legalize it already

Ryan Duffney
Ryan Duffney

A shame people have to hide it. Legalization would help(duh)

Nichole Kmett
Nichole Kmett

Thank you for that. I needed a good laugh. Anchorman is always a +5 in my book.

Lily Ann
Lily Ann

Can't blame all the haters on this thread, I am sure they all are very busy being creative and getting paid for it not working for the man too!

Lily Ann
Lily Ann

This is awesome! Good for her!

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

or just smuggle in anytype of drug or device to any place you go

Cara Louise
Cara Louise

It was a secret, until now... And seriously ladies just gotta use Bewbs.

Logan Erickson
Logan Erickson

She's making a lot ? $35/ea at 3-4hrs labor plus materials she's not making much. Heh. Gotta love the city pages blog. Quality journalism.

Sco Kel
Sco Kel

Good story. Compelling and rich

Dustin Pettee
Dustin Pettee

Roll joints put in a baggie in ur sox take them out onece you enter.

Patrick Dean Swanson
Patrick Dean Swanson

3 hours to make a $35 bracelet? Assuming parts cost $5 she isn't even making minimum wage...

Dru Nustad
Dru Nustad

Perfect timing lol. Just heard K-9 units will be assisting searches at summerset this weekend

Joe Duggan
Joe Duggan

Well, looks like it's not very inconspicuous anymore..

Onan
Onan

It's a "blog."

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

Did you read the article? Particularly the part about knockoffs?

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

Exactly, the awesomeness of their creativity is on display in the nasty comments that they make.

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