Stone Road Farms, a Los Angeles-based cannabis startup specializing in organic pre-rolled joints and hand-crafted concentrates, hosted an exclusive, one-night only benefit on Thursday celebrating the company’s new compliance status in California. It was a picture-perfect pot party, but a custom joint valued at $24,000 that was commissioned for the soirée’s auction has stolen the spotlight.
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After first inquiring with a Hollywood prop designer, who was unable to execute the masterpiece of marijuana for him, Corwin enlisted Weavers, a world-famous joint roller and artist, for the ambitious project. The process took more than two weeks to complete using one pound of Stone Road Farms’ ground cannabis and bubble hash (a refined hashish that bubbles when smoked) mixed with Team Elite Genetics’ award-winning flower and six ounces of Soilgrown Solventless concentrate (extract from the plant)—all wrapped with a blunt paper base topped with three layers of 24-karat gold Shine rolling papers.
With a background in real estate development, Corwin entered the cannabis industry in 2017 to launch the luxury line and has also had a lifelong obsession with elephants thanks to his family, who has worked with the conservation organization since his childhood.
“Beyond throwing a party to celebrate our expansion, I wanted to incorporate a social cause element, so I decided to create a joint in the shape of a giant elephant tusk to signify the detrimental toll the ivory trade takes on wild elephants,” says Corwin.
And while the winning bid didn’t exceed it’s actual value, Corwin is happy that it’s “staying in the family” and says, “ I’m just honored to be donating the proceeds of this event to support AWF’s important work to stop elephant poaching and end the horrific practice of trafficking ivory and other wildlife parts from threatened species. Tusks belong on live, healthy wild elephants and nowhere else.”
The world’s most expensive joint weighs in at 1.5 pounds and measures 30 inches long.
Held at Fig Earth Supply, an organic nursery in Downtown Los Angeles, the evening included vegan bites, cocktails, a joint-making bar and private performance from Gabriel Garzón Montano—all in support of the African Wildlife Foundation. Stone Road Farms founder Lex Corwin also toasted to the 11 dispensaries across the state now stocking their Grass Valley, Calif.-grown strains hand-rolled in clean-burning plant cellulose paper imported from France and packaged in gorgeous glass tubes.
In total, the completely smokable joint weighs in at 1.5 pounds and measures 30 inches long , which Corwin says will be “a multi-day endeavor.” Among the invite-only crowd of 150 guests, it was ultimately auctioned off for $4,000 to one of Stone Road Farms’ original investors.
Stone Road Farms commissioned a smokable elephant tusk for an auction benefiting the African Wildlife Foundation.