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Hundreds headed to The Hemp and Cannabis Fair in Redding on Saturday Amber Sandhu

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Various designs of glass pipes were on display at The Hemp and Cannabis Fair on Saturday.(Photo: Amber Sandhu/Record Searchlight)Buy Photo

For vendors selling marijuana-related products at this weekend’s Hemp and Cannabis Fair, the event wasn’t just a way to dispel myths about pot and associated products, it was a way to make a sale, too.

Hundreds of people went to the Holiday Inn on Saturday to attend the fair, which was held for the first time in Redding.

While different pipes and bongs were on display at most tables, some vendors showed off some of their own personal creations. Pot wasn’t for sale.

Randal Barrett, who calls himself a scientific glassblower, promoted his product — The Perfect Pipe — to people nearby.

“It took me forever to build this,” he said.

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Hundreds of people showed up at Redding’s Holiday Inn to attend Saturday’s Hemp and Cannabis Fair. (Photo: Amber Sandhu/Record Searchlight)

The small glass pipe he creates comes with a filter that he says allows people to smoke cannabis without burning their throat. He said it’s particularly good for those who may be older and may need to smoke for medicinal purposes.

 “It’s almost like no impact to the human body,” he said.

Barrett argues that bongs and pipes are harsh on the throat, and the people who stopped by his booth were more focused on smoking cannabis in a healthier way.

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Randal Barrett, creator of The Perfect Pipe, shows his product to attendees at The Hemp and Cannabis Fair in Redding on Saturday. The fair continues Sunday. (Photo: Amber Sandhu/Record Searchlight)

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