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Tea, antiques, and pipes



Though the name might give you a different impression, "all the merchandise is for smoking legal tobacco," says the manager of the Wild Side Smoke Shop, which opened in January in the Courtyard Shops on Plymouth. Nevertheless, he says, the store prefers to fly beneath the radar, and he declined to be named, much less interviewed (see My Town.

He didn't throw us out, though, so we took a look around and can report that if a person were looking for a novel and aesthetically satisfying way to smoke legal tobacco, or if a person happened to come across some of that recently legalized medical marijuana and was wondering about delivery systems, this store would be worth checking out. At the high end are the HVY (pronounced "heavy") water pipes that go for hundreds of dollars. Under the glass counter are rows and rows of swirly, colored-glass pipes that look like hard candy and sell for $20 and up. The Wild Side also sells hookahs-and we must leave it to others to hash out, so to speak, the difference between a hookah and a bong-and the flavored tobacco to put in them.

If a person were certified to smoke medical marijuana and wanted a gentle way to imbibe it, the manager recommends a vaporizer, which heats it just enough to release the THC, which is sucked down through a hose.

Wild Side Smoke Shop, 1731 Plymouth Rd. (Courtyard Shops). 929-4851. Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

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