Shoppers at the Walmart store in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, might notice some unusual (for Walmart) products on sale at the cigar kiosk between the store’s bathroom and its photo studio.
$140 bongs, even
“One of the bongs costs 2,068 pesos, so around $140,” Denver resident Judy Thrush told The Cannabist from her vacation in eastern Mexico. Playa del Carmen is in the vicinity of other popular tourist destinations Cozumel and Cancun.
But Walmart says they’re not selling them
Walmart’s initial response to The Cannabist: “The item you mentioned is not a product Walmart Mexico sells. We have rented space to a smoke and tobacco third-party vendor who must comply with local laws and regulations.”
A “flavored tobacco” bong?
Upon a second contact, a Walmart representative told The Cannabist: “This kind of product can be used for flavored tobacco. It could have legal purposes.” When we pointed out the marijuana leaf on a couple of the glass pieces, the corporate representative said, “It’s not inside our sales room. It’s not a product that we sell. It’s one of our vendors — one of the small stores that are outside of our sales room.”
After a few more hours of deliberation, Walmart’s corporate communications team got back to The Cannabist: “We are reviewing the situation at this moment.”
What bong-related goods can you buy at Walmart?
The Walmart rep declined to comment on whether the chain’s American stores sold similar items — or hosted third-party vendors who sold similar items. What is available in U.S. Walmarts: The “Evil Bong” DVDs, including “Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong” and “Evil Bong 3: The Wrath Of Bong.”
Everyone needs one of these
Walmart.com also offers a “Bong King” adult Halloween costume.
And we already own this
Cypress Hill’s “Greatest Hits From The Bong,” too.
This guy filmed himself shopping at the Playa Walmart
And for those who are curious about what the Playa del Carmen Walmart looks like, here’s your own personal tour from YouTube user Bullshitkorner (his in-depth store tour starts at the 44 second mark).