What you need to know about WATERPIPES

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By Joey Fierro

Published: December 15, 2015 at 1:09 PM PST

When you go to a smoke shop you should always know the basics about the glass work.  Most stores these days carry imported and American make glass pipes.  If you see something that is very cheap it's because it was made in another country.  We here at ILLUSIONS VAPE SMOKE SHOP do our best to know our glass blowers.  One of the American make glass companies that we support and sell is SOUR GLASS COMPANY.  They are from San Diego and have been in the smoke shop industry for 20 years.  The company has two master glass blowers who are the primary blowers for most of there glass WATERPIPES. 



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By joey Fierro- May 3, 2015
Published 10:20 AM
Edited: 10:21 AM

updated: May 21, 2015 @ 3:20

People Always come into ILLUSIONS VAPE SMOKE SHOP SAN DIEGO and ask, how do I get a Medical Marijuana Card?  

There are a number of places in San Diego where you can go get a check up with a doctor for your Glaucoma, Chronic pain, Cancer, HIV, and Anxiety.  
Anybody that has these conditions can be a possible Medical Marijuana patient.
According to the the San Diego County website.
In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 215, also known as the Compassionate Use Act. The Compassionate Use Act of 1996 (Health & Safety Code, section 11362.5) ensures that seriously ill Californians and their primary caregivers, who possess or cultivate marijuana for the personal medical purposes of the patient upon the recommendation or approval of a physician, are not subject to California criminal prosecution or sanction. However, the Act does not protect marijuana plants from seizure or individuals from federal prosecution under the federal Controlled Substances Act.

We here at ILLUSIONS VAPE SMOKE SHOP would like to have you see Robert F. Sterner, MD of the Anti Aging Arts Medical Center for any of your MEDICAL MARIJUANA questions you may come into our smoke shop here in SANDIEGO.  He can help you with the conditions listed above and has a great reputation for helping people in the greater SAN DIEGO area.  Make sure ans subscribe to our youtube channel and Instagram at ILLUSIONS VAPE SMOKE SMOKE.  Make sure and let DR ROBERT STERNER know that ILLUSIONS VAPE SMOKE SHOP sent you .  Please visit our website for any other questions you may have. Check us out on social media @


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by Joey fierro-April 23, 2015

published: 12:56 Pm

updated: May 1, 2015 @ 9:14, 2015

Recyclers are one of the newest editions to the San Diego smoke shop scene., These waterpipes are making a major impact when it comes to smoking. Some people even say that once they used one of these waterpipes they feel that they will no longer use another pipe.!  These waterpipes are being used primarily for Dabbing. I will let you guys decide for yourself.  The questions most often asked when it comes to recyclers are.  How do they work? What is there purpose? Do they really make that much of a difference? 

Our opinion here at ILLUSIONS VAPE SMOKE SHOP SAN DIEGO is that they are great for  dabbing and using wax concentrates.  The water recycles in the waterpipe pulling the smoke with it and makes for a better smoother drag.  This will make a huge differnce when it comes to taking a drag.  It will make your experience much more smoother.

This waterpipe is recommended here at ILLUSIONS VAPE SMOKE SHOP SAN DIEGO for the reasons listed above .  If you have any questions on choosing a waterpipe feel free to contact us at 858-751-0100. Also subscribe To our youtube channel and Instagram @ ILLUSIONS VAPE SMOKE SHOP


Looks great! 

Converting a Plant Bong into Dabs Bong.

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BY joey Fierro november 3, 2014


When making the investment of of buying a water pipe, people are sometimes hesitant because they do not think they can use it for all kinds of material. You do not need to buy a plant water pipe and a dabs / concentrate bong. There is actually somthing called a domeless nail which fits perfectly into a 14 mm or 18 mm glass on glass waterpipe. There are 2 kinds of domeless nails that fit into the glass on glass bong; being the ceramic ( which i personally do not recommend it because when it is heated with a torch at high temperatures it can fissure and break) and the titanium ( which is the one I personally like and think is fabolous, because not only does it retain heat for a really long time, also if dropped absolutely nothing will happened to it.) At Illusions Vape Smoke Shop in Kearny Mesa we have a big selection of domless nails that are perfect for your standard or oversized glass on glass waterpipe. Remember to purchase a high quality torch lighter, so it can quickly and effectively heat up your domeless nail and you can get the full effect of your dabbing material.

Hvy Glass San Diego Smoke shop

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 Hvy is one of the brands we carry here at Illusions. They are made here in beautiful California using quality German and American glass.

  Hvy is easily one of my favorite brands. Their style is one of a kind and stands out. Which says alot about their name. There are many different styles colors and sizes. We carry a lot of them but if you have one in mind just let us know and we will see what we can do for you.

 If you're like me and just like to look at Hvy glass and see its art work. Come on in and check out what we have!

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Dabbing Cup

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illusions vape smoke shop
4488 Convoy St Suite F
San Diego, Ca 92111

By Joey Fierro-october 16, 2014
Dabbing Cup

As we all know dabbing is a pretty intense experiences and something that we all have to try.  There are a number of methods and all kinds of glassware to use.  My usual preference is a Sour Glass dabbing pipe.  What I have been using is the New sour Glass Mini Bee Dab piece.  Sour Glass in made here in Illusions Vape Smoke Shops home town of San Diego.  These new dab rigs are miniatures and made from black glass.  The have a Bee attached and are so cool.  They are the perfect mini dab piece.  Mine sits about five inches high ans has three barrel rings with a bubble on the bottom.  This piece is a 10mm so what I did was add a quartz sour glass dome-less nail..  I also use a titanium domeless, but really like the qwuartz one.  The titanium dome-less does look very nice against the black of the piece.  Although I am in love with this piece I have found another that I think is going to be the standard in the Vape Smoke Shop industry.  The name of this piece is the Dabaccino  cup dab piece By Evol Glass.  It looks just like your frappacino cup from Starbucks coffee.  The piece in entirely clear with a staw sticking out of it.  It has a male piece sticking out of the top of the cup that fits  a 10mm female domless nail or Dome.  This Dabaccino Cup sits about 6 inchs and is fast becoming my favorite.  The main reason that I find this Dab piece amazing is that you can see everything  that is going on inside and allow for the smoke to fill the glass.  Then its a quick pull from the straw to clear.  Its just as easy if not easier then drinking out of a starbucks cup.