These Bracelets and Headbands Let You Sneak Weed Into Festivals

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Megan Arseneaux
Arseneaux shows off how to smoke out of her handmade Secret Smoker Bracelet.

The toughest thing about festivals like LouFest is figuring out how to sneak your drugs inside while wearing as little clothing as possible. Is there really a good way to do it without sticking something up your butt?

See also: Doing Drugs This Weekend? Here's How to Not Get Caught

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 sunny, pink-haired pothead Megan Arseneaux, who says she sells about 25 to 35 a week on her Etsy shop, 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 nearly legal cannabis.

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Amanda Lewis
Amanda Lewis Megan Arseneaux in her work studio.

Arseneaux spent a year perfecting her creation's 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 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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40 comments
davideye1
davideye1

and i live in STL, RFT should be promoting me homegrown stl biz

Paula Castaneda
Paula Castaneda

Well after advertising them like this you won't be able to sneak anything in! Pendejos!

Justin Carron
Justin Carron

And this is why it wont last...hahaha idiots

Dave Airtime Sprinkle
Dave Airtime Sprinkle

Sean Thomas... correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't secret things supposed to be kept OFF of social media and out of articles? Maybe someone had been smoking a bit too much of the hippie lettuce.

Sean Thomas
Sean Thomas

Fantastic!! Now I can give my rectum a break!

Deedz Stl
Deedz Stl

Not sure yet. Got some things going on at the moment. Will try though.

David Williams
David Williams

Sneak weed in? If you have to sneak it in, that's no festival!

Tracy Dalton
Tracy Dalton

And what does his first name shorten to Jill? ;)

Jill Rubin Aul
Jill Rubin Aul

Funny comment, coming from a person who's last name is HEAD! ;)

David Diesel
David Diesel

Yeah rite ... duh . You gonna be there Dan , I'll be there working the box office Saturday I believe .

Richard Head
Richard Head

It smells like a toilet therefore it was named for one they even got a toilet ring they call the arch to welcome you to the lou...

John Krick
John Krick

good job RFT why would you print this just saying

Richard Head
Richard Head

where do you put your METH? And glass lightbulbs?

Dan Porter
Dan Porter

LouFest is more of a family demographic. This is not Bonnaroo.

Sisyphus Wobbly
Sisyphus Wobbly

Well you're obviously to old to go to Loufest anyway Susan. So calm down and stop worrying about what kids call things these days. good grief.

Chris Brennan
Chris Brennan

Loo is a bathroom, Lou is short for Louis, which is part of Saint Louis

Chris Gee
Chris Gee

The janitors stall. After party in the basement bathroom

Chris Gee
Chris Gee

Not anymore !!!!!!!!! Damn it!!!!

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