Throwback: At BRNT Designs, Four University of Alberta Students Aim to Build a Better Bong

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Throwback: At BRNT Designs, Four University of Alberta Students Aim to Build a Better Bong

As we get ready for Legalization Day in a month and a half, it’s good to look back at where we were a year ago. And a year ago today, we were reading an interview that our co-founders Simon Grigenas and Andrew Feltham had with Leafly, the “world’s largest cannabis resource.” Here’s our favourite bit from the interview:

The first bong I ever purchased came from the corner-store head shop, where I picked out the cheapest glass bong I could find. A month and a half later, I knocked it over and it broke, and that was that.

– Simon Grigenas

(That’s Simon talking about his first experiences with glass bongs, leading him to want to create what would later become the Hexagon).

When Simon and Andrew sat down with Leafly, we hadn’t launched our crowdfunding campaign. We had just finished our Hexagon prototype. We hadn’t designed any other products. And a year later, we’re set to launch a full line of BRNT Designs cannabis accessories online and in brick-and-mortar stars across Canada just over a month from now.

Oh, what difference a year makes!

You can read the full article from Leafly by clicking this link here.