As the cannabis industry continues to innovate, the ways people are smoking and enjoying marijuana also continue to evolve. While you can find THC-infused fancy dinners or topical hemp-derived serums and lotions, the most common way to consume marijuana remains smoking. Even within the smoking category, there are a variety of ways to enjoy getting high. Here are some of our favorite ways to smoke marijuana.
Rolling indicates the use of hemp papers, cigarette papers, tobacco leaves, pre-rolled cones, and more. This tried-and-true marijuana smoking method is the most popular way people enjoy cannabis consumption. Rolling your marijuana into a smokable vessel is extremely convenient and makes the perfect surprise party favor. Whether you’re rolling for the whole crew or smoking solo, investing in the proper papers can be a great way to experiment with all sorts of different ways to smoke marijuana.
Also known as a “J” or a “doobie,” joints are extremely popular because of their discreet nature and ability to satiate both single smokers and entire smoking circles. Nowadays, joints come in a variety of sizes. You can easily find mini joints, ones infused with live resin, and options that include both. The best papers to use when rolling a joint are hemp papers. The natural fibers make for a smoother smoking experience that doesn’t hurt the environment. Plus, because hemp paper is thicker than your average cigarette paper, it is slow burning so you can savor every toke. You can find a variety of pre-rolled cone sizes, ready to be filled and smoked in no time.
Essentially a cigar that has been emptied of its tobacco to be replaced with marijuana, blunts are another extremely popular method of smoking weed. While learning how to roll a blunt is certainly a skill worth having, pre-rolled blunts do exist for your convenience. Experienced smokers may feel confident enough to smoke a blunt solo but many choose to share it amongst friends.
You’ll often hear blunts being referred to as the brand of tobacco paper that was chosen, whether it was Swisher or a Backwoods. Because blunts do have remnants of tobacco in every hit, you can expect hits to be harsher with fast-acting effects. That being said, smoking a blunt remains an effective way to smoke marijuana.
If you didn’t know, a spliff is a hand-rolled joint that is sprinkled with loose tobacco for a more energizing, nicotine-infused high. Cannabis consumers may not often venture into the land of spliff smoking, but it remains a common method of smoking weed, especially for a pick-me-up during a late night out on the town.
Otherwise known as your hand pipes, novelty bongs, or trusty one hitters. One of the easiest ways to smoke marijuana is with an easy-to-pack glass piece. Not only does it fit the perfect amount of ground up flower, but this method of smoking weed can be smoother on the lungs than inhaling paper particles. Plus, shopping for a new bong or funky pipe never fails to be a fun and rewarding experience.
The most old-school way to smoke marijuana is with a hand pipe. When you hit a pipe, you should try and hold the smoke for a few seconds before you exhale. If you don’t focus on inhalation, you can often get a weak puff that results in not much of anything at all. While you don’t have to pack your pipe super tightly, all it takes is a quick light to “cherry” the bowl and give you the buzz you’re looking for. Similar to a pipe, you can use a bubbler for a smooth method of smoking weed. While it may look like just your average piece, a bubbler actually holds room for water which can provide an easier smoking experience for your lungs.
When you’re looking for the next size up after a bubbler, you should venture into the world of bongs. Bongs provide more in every sense of the word; they hold more ground flower which results in a stronger high. Bongs are extremely versatile too. You can own multiple bowls for the same bong that vary in size. While a bong is not the most discreet method of smoking nor is it the most low maintenance, it has its own benefits. Once you’ve cleaned your bong, and professionals recommend once a week, you can reuse it again and again for a smooth and enjoyable high.
This way of smoking weed is so inconspicuous, you can find it commonly disguised as a cigarette. One hitters, otherwise known as chillums, are narrow pipes that can hold only a small amount of loose marijuana flower. This method of smoking weed is designed more as a solitary act when you need a little pick-me-up in your day. It’s an easy pick for trips or places where discretion is a must.
If you prefer to consume your cannabis by way of live resin concentrate, then there are a couple of methods of smoking you can choose from.
While it is still technically a glass pipe, a dab rig looks a little different. In order to properly consume the THC vapor, using a dab rig requires a nail and a torch. After getting your rig to a high enough temperature for your concentrate to dissolve, you can inhale the wax vapor for all its fast-acting effects. Hitting a dab rig can be overwhelming for newer cannabis users, so proceed with caution. Beware of trying to do a glob before you are ready; you don’t want to lead yourself into an uncontrollable coughing fit.
Smoking a vape is another extremely discreet and convenient way to enjoy marijuana. Not only is it easy to hold in your pocket or small purse, but cartridges are usually replaceable so you can get a lot of use out of one battery. Or opt for a disposable pen that comes in handy for a weekend away. Make sure you don’t overwhelm your lungs with a large hit. Allow yourself to savor the high, rather than spoil it by hitting it too hard at first.
Experiment and expand your smoking routine.
Whether you’ve been using the same method of smoking weed for years or you’re new to cannabis and seeking pure convenience, there is an entire universe of top-shelf marijuana ready to be smoked.
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