I know it’s probably just me, but my go-to bong is… not the cleanest thing out there. Far from it.

So, when I picked up a new bong for my adventure as a High Times Cannabis Cup Alaska: People’s Choice Edition, I set out to keep things clean this time around. And, yes, I’m aware that you can clean up a bong just fine, but I had the previous bong since legalization in Alaska, so it was time for a change.

Matt Buxton is a freelance writer in Anchorage. Comments about this story? Contact Alaska Cannabist editor Dorothy Resch Chomicz at editor@AlaskaCannabist.com.