What To Smoke Weed Out Of
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I get a sense that weed is taking over the world. The legalization of weed in locations in the US has resulted in marijuana conversations trending in the news. Goodbye cigarettes, cannabis receives more shares on social media than ever before and a daily mention in a newsletter that I subscribe to.
The awareness of the health benefits of bud is back and more people want to join in on the good times so I thought I would share my wisdom. There are a variety of ways to consume pot. Everyone has a preferred product. Joint effects are felt quickly but don’t offer the lifespan of pot effects like cannabis cookies do. However pot is pot, there is no right answer and you will soon discover your own best way to consume it. You can pretty much smoke weed out of anything. From a young age, I have tried plenty different materials and here is a list of some of my favorites. The good thing is that most require normal household items/objects that you usually have lying around somewhere.
There are many smoking devices to choose from and many articles discussing them so here is some information on my site discussing the alternative devices and their benefits.
This is the best method for simplicity. All you kneed is two knives and you can get started. Turn your stove to medium heat, place the knives on the heating element, stick the weed onto one of the knives and once they are both hot squeeze the weed with the other one. This will produce smoke immediately for you to inhale. Be careful of burning yourself when you touch the knife. Alternatively, you could place the weed directly onto the heating element in a foil bowl, however you could end up burning your face and you have no control over the direction of the smoke so I would not recommend trying this.
If you are tying to hide your marijuana use then vaporizers or vape pens are your best bet. Vaporizers do not smell and they provide a pure hit with nothing but the weed vapor. Cannabis consumers have borrowed vape techniques from tobacco smokers because vaporizers preserve the active ingredients of the weed by operating at a temperature closer to the vaporization point of marijuana. This occurs because vaporizing lowers the temperature at which cannabinoids change from a solid to gas. In this way, the good stuff, i.e. the THC, CBD, CBG and other cannabinoids remain. Unfortunately, vape pens come with higher prices so only invest in one of these pens if you plan on using marijuana in the long term.
In marijuana culture, bongs get their popularity from the fact that they get you high very quickly and are the smoothest way to smoke. The idea behind bongs is that when the smoke travels from the bong bowl to your lungs, it comes into contact with water. As per the Different types of bongs article on my website, bongs are made out of different materials such as glass, plastic, ceramic, metal and bamboo with numerous designs and shapes. Percolator bongs provide an even smoother smoke than others because percolators cool down the smoke and provide better filtration.
A joint is one of the most classic smoking devices – it has been around for ages and is not going anywhere. Joints are small in size so they are easy to travel with. Store them in a plastic bag or a container and you are good to go. Joints exclusively include marijuana. If you mix weed and tobacco then stoners no longer called it a joint but rather a spliff. A joint is made by rolling marijuana in rolling papers. Rolling papers are usually made out of hemp so that they do not burn as quickly as normal paper. Rolling papers are easy to find and affordable making joints one of the most convenient smoking devices.
Make a sploof to hide the smell of pot. This container is made out of cardboard roll which is filled with scented drying paper sheets. One of the sheets is wrapped around the end tip of the roll and sealed with tape. Once you have smoked your herbs, exhale directly into the container. You can try your hand at some DIY and customize it with colored tape, pen ink or pencil to add different patterns or images.
Blunts are similar to joints and contain only marijuana. The difference is the smoking papers used for blunts are cigar papers instead of cigarette papers. Cigar papers hold more marijuana than cigarette papers which creates larger sizes with extra thickness.
Marijuana pipes are basic devices for smoking and are often glass. Glass pipes should always be your first choice over alternatives like metal pipes because they provide less heat and prevent burns to your fingers whilst holding the pipe. Bowls are the part of glass pipes where you pack the weed in and the carb, a small hole that you cover with your thumb, allows the chamber to be cleared. You place your mouth over the hole at the end of the pipe to inhale.
Create a pipe out of Aluminum foil for a cheap way to smoke. Take a piece of smooth foil and fold it in half and in half once again. Use a pen and foil to create a cone shape with a round opening to smoke from. The wider end of the tube is bent up to form the bowl. for the marijuana. The problem with using foil is that you cannot use it multiple times and the foil can lead to health issues. So take my word for it, do no risk it if you are a first timer. Unless you are really feeling the pinch, stick to glass pipes if you can.
Bubblers are the perfect mix of a classic bong and a glass pipe. The benefit of a bubbler is that the hits provide the right amount of power but they also provide convenience for travelling. The chambers are filled with water and the bowls store the weed. This is the right option if you are looking for something more portable.
Vaping from hookah is perfect for smoking herb with a group of friends. Beginners love it because the pipe provides a milder smoke because a lot of the cannabis is burned up with the tobacco. The reason most people use this device is to hide their cannabis use because it produces fruit smelling vape. However, people say that hookah vaping has more tar and toxins than a cigarette so can create more health problems.
Some alternative DIY methods
Try out these DIY options using every day material that is already available in your home i.e. bowls, a pen. These products make a more affordable substitute for your marijuana smoke. I have put in abit of effort to share the love and bring you into the circle of trust by giving you simple steps to follow so that these DIY products work for you.
They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away and I can guarantee you that all cannabis users have smoked weed with their friends from an apple pipe at some stage during high school. An apple pipe is one of the simplest ways to smoke weed. All you need is an apple and a pair of scissors. Simply poke holes into opposite sides of the apple, making sure that they meet inside the apple. Cover the smaller hole, or carb hole as weed smokers call it , with your thumb. Another easy way to do it is to remove the inside of a pen and take the pen cover and pierce the middle of the apple with the pen cover. Then use the pen cover to pierce through the tip of the apple meeting the holes in the middle. One hole becomes the carb and cover your mouth with the other hole to inhale. Place weed in bowls created from tinfoil. Alternatively, use pencils to pierce the apple or try other food or fruits like cucumber, melon or pear to see what works best.
Soda can pipe
Soda cans provide a great smoking device. Start by bending the soda can, poke holes in the top crease and then make a side hole on the can which will become the carburetor and you have yourself an easy home-made pipe to smoke weed from.
Water bottle bong
The water bottle bong is one of the best ways of smoking weed if you are on a tight budget. You will need a plastic bottle and a lighter. Burn two holes, one at the top of the water bottle just above the label and one at the bottom of the bottle. Similarly to the above, use the bottom hole as the carb and light up. Make sure that the plastic bottle is empty before you start to smoke and that the weed doesn’t burn the plastic otherwise the chemicals will ruin your smoking experience and might cause dangerous health effects.
Gravity bongs provide a high quality, high performance smoke. There are two types of these bongs below:
1. Gravity bucket bong
This type is made from 2L water bottles. Fill a mason jar 1/4 full with water. Remove the bottom of a plastic bottle and poke a hole in the bottle lid and insert some aluminum foil. Pack your weed into the aluminum foil and press the bottle down into the water. As you light up, slowly lift the bottle to create a smoke suction. The gravity bong is named after this gravity suction which provides an epic flow of air directly to your lungs which goes right to your head.
2. Waterfall bong
Similarly to a bucket gravity bong, a waterfall bong has holes in the bottom of a bottle, but it does not have the entire base cut off. Start off by making a hole in the bottom of a 2-liter plastic bottle and a hole in the bottle cap. Insert the stem of your bowl through the hole in the lid and fill the bowl with weed. Use your finger to seal the bottom hole and fill the bottle with water. Close the bottle with the cap on and light up. According to its name, let the water drain out of the bottle into a bucket or sink. Seal the hole with your finger to capture all the smoke. Remove the bowl cap from the bottle and get ready to get high.
Try this cool smoking technique with a friend for Halloween when pumpkins are available in all stores. This is a top method for smoking marijuana because you do not need access to many tools. You will need a glass down stem, a pumpkin, a skewer/pen and your marijuana. Make a hole around the stem and clean out the inside of the pumpkin. A clean cut will provide better airflow. Carve a small hole on one side of the pumpkin. Place the bowl piece at the top of the pumpkin and create a small hole in the center of your carved indentation at a 45-degree angle. If you are using the glass then make a round hole to the center of the pumpkin to insert the glass. Create the carb with another smaller hole on the side of the pumpkin. Make the mouthpiece by creating another small hole on the opposite side of the bowl at a 45-degree angle. Then pack the bowl or slide and get smoking.
Dabbing uses dabs or butane hash oil (BHO), a potent extract of the cannabis plant. The oil extracts are smoked with a rig, however you use the flame from a blowtorch instead of a lighter to light the weed which provides higher temperatures to instantly vaporize the ground cannabis. The high temperatures combined with the strong concentration of the dabs provide a mighty hit with intense flavor. Monitor the level of concentrates used in the oils to ensure that the strain is not too strong.
Double Apple Dabber
This is also one of the more simple ways to smoke because all you need is two apples, a knife/scissors and dab rigs to create the perfect high. Cut a small piece out of each of the apples, without removing the core. Place the apples on their side so that the holes meet int the center. Use the banger on one of your dab rigs and you are all set. Take my advice, this method will blow your mind.
Rose petal blunt
You might have noticed many posts and content online about using rose petals to create a blunt. People love something different so these little guys have received many shares online. This might be the best innovation that I have seen a stoner come up with. All you need is some rose petals which you heat in an oven and then stick together to create a blunt wrap. Once its wrapped, place it in the oven for a few more seconds and then light up and let clouds of smoke create a romantic vibe for your lady.
Corn husk blunt
I read in a newsletter that I subscribe to that these are common ways to smoke marijuana in Jamaica. They use corn husks instead of paper to roll a joint. You start by drying the corn husks in the sun and soak them in water before you start rolling. Roll into a cone shape and enjoy weed smoke that doesn’t taste like paper. This is something to try for a celebratory holiday like Thanksgiving.
This is one of the easiest smoking devices. All you need is five Starbursts for a good time. Place the Starbursts on top of each other and mould the candy to form a pipe. The great thing is that you get a sweet treat of candy from the pipe as you smoke. This is a go to in my house because it has the advantage of satisfying my sugar cravings while I get high.
Now that you have a list of top smoking items in the bag, pick a method that you prefer, get to back to work, take a hit and hang out. You can subscribe to my newsletter to see some other ideas.