The best ways to smoke weed in 2020! When it comes to smoking weed there is no shortage of alternatives and unique methods. Everyone has a favourite way of smoking, but there’s always room to experiment and learn some new stuff. Look no further! The best ways to smoke weed in 2020 – complete beginner’s guide is here!
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Smoking Weed With a Bong
Bongs are quickly becoming a favourite in the community and one of the best ways to smoke weed. You can get high faster and with less weed using a bong. In other words, a bong hits you the hardest. For some, this method can be overpowering. A large amount of smoke fills your lungs which produce big clouds and intense highs.
A bong consists of a; water pipe/ beaker, bowl-piece, down-stem, and water. The bong fills with water at the base. The weed is packed in a “bowl piece” which is then ignited. The individual inhales through the top of the bong. The smoke has only one place to go and that’s up. The smoke travels through the down stem (piece connecting bowl piece to a bong) and through the water.
When the cannabis is burned and it goes through the water, it is being filtered. This leads to a smoother hit. You can also get custom bongs with perks (attachments) and ice catchers to smooth out the hit even more.
With the ability to know exactly how much you’re smoking, and the ability to get a strong high off small amounts of cannabis. Bongs are quickly becoming the most popular method of consumption. Make sure you know your limits and start off small… Bongs can be dangerous to beginners!
Bongs come in glass, silicon, and acrylic.
Smoking Weed Using a Joint
A joint is the most popular form of smoking weed. Joints have been used to smoke cannabis for thousands of years. This method is the most prevalent around the world. The reason being is its ease of use and convenience. You can fit a pack of rolling papers virtually anywhere.
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To roll a joint you need to place the weed inside the paper and then roll it up to make it sealed. This makes an airway for the cannabis to be easily inhaled to the lungs.
Rolling a joint is an art form the cannabis world. Everyone has different tricks and tips when it comes to rolling, but the individual finds what feels comfortable to them.
In summary, joints are quick and easy to roll and take up small amounts of weed. There’s a reason they’re the most popular! Furthermore, they are one of the best ways to smoke weed.
Smoking Weed With a Blunt
This is for the seasoned cannabis user or someone that wants to take there time and enjoy themselves when they smoke. A blunt consist of a tobacco leaf that is used as the rolling paper.
Blunts burn slow. Because of this, they’re most common in settings where a group of people want to smoke cannabis together.
This is also a preferred method for people who like to have a light headrush when smoking the weed. The tobacco leaf contains nicotine and other chemicals that give the feeling of being lightheaded when mixed into your weed. In Canada, the most common method of smoking a blunt is to dissect a backwoods cigar and use the tobacco leaf that coats it for the blunt wrap. This is also expensive because backwood packs range anywhere from 8-15$ depending on the store. Problems occur if the tobacco leaves are too dry to roll with. If this is the case the tobacco leaves rip and you need to unroll another cigar. This becomes costly if you’re always getting old/ dry backwoods packs.
Another primary reason people prefer blunts is due to the amount of weed that can it into them. You can fit a large amount of weed inside usually 2 – 3.5 grams depending on the preference of the individual. Seasoned stoners tend to prefer blunts over joints because when you have a higher tolerance rolling a few joints is more work than rolling one blunt. Compared to zigzags and raw rolling papers your only fitting 0.5 – 1.5 grams inside, unless you upgrade to a king size or extreme size (1 Oz). Furthermore, do your research if you want to smoke tobacco. A lot of people stay away since tobacco smoke is a proven cancer-causing carcinogen. If you smoke blunts frequently, it will have a damaging effect on your lungs and the potential to cause nicotine addiction.
Smoking Weed Using a Vaporizer
Vaporizers are by far the best invention and technological advancement when it comes to the cannabis industry. Vaporizers have been designed to perfectly interact with your bud, extracting the THC which becomes activated at the correct temperature. Originally designed to vaporize tobacco, cannabis enthusiast quickly realized the more efficient use of the technology.
Vaporizers are designed to heat up a chamber to a temperature which is between 285–400°F. At this temperature, THC-A becomes activated. In other words, THC-A turns into the psychoactive THC. When inhaled it is digested quicker into the bloodstream and has more powerful effects because it is pure THC. A vape high is also a unique feeling that is different from regular smoke. You must experience it for yourself to feel the awesome effects! Easily one of the best ways to smoke weed in 2020!
Vaping is also a great way to save your lungs and is a healthy alternative. The smoke contains far fewer toxins and carcinogens. Weed, when combusted, produces tar, this builds up after smoking for a while.
Vapour smoke tastes like burnt popcorn or a close relative of that. This is tastier then the usual resinous smoke made when burning cannabis to inhale it. Also since almost al vaporizers use a coil heating system, you’re skipping out on inhaling any butane or lighter fluid.
Another bonus is after your done vaping, you can actually reuse the cannabis by either smoking it or cooking with it. Although you will have already used up a majority of the cannabinoids by this point there will still be some.
This is one of the most popular methods for veteran stoners. You can taste the different strains that you smoke and can enjoy it while minimizing the damage to your lungs.
Cannabis Edibles are by far the most underrated form of consuming cannabis, in my opinion. It is the healthiest way of consumption.
There are plenty of online stores and dispensaries where you can buy cannabis edibles, or, you could make your own at home.
The problem with edibles is getting your dosing right. When making cannabis butter it can be hard to measure potency. Luckily, we have a dosage calculator here. The effects of edibles usually take around 1-2 hours to hit. The best alternative to the common best ways to smoke weed.
If you’re interested in making edibles, we have a comprehensive guide here.
Smoking Weed Using a Pipe
Pipes are one of the most common methods of smoking cannabis. Instead of having to roll a joint or fill up a bong with water. You can just pack your weed into the pipe’s bowl, and light it up.
This is a great method for on the go smokers because there’s very little time required to set up. Just pack and go. Pipes are relatively small so you can fit them in your pocket or in a small pouch easily. The most common problem when it comes to smoking weed through a pipe is that after a few uses it becomes dirty and clogged up with residue. There are plenty of methods to clean pipes out there but it can get a little tedious.
Pipes come in all shapes and sizes and depending on your price range you can get some really cool custom designed ones! One of the most common and best ways to smoke weed.
Smoking Weed Using a One-Hitter
One-Hitters are the most common “secret” stoner tool on the planet! They are designed to resemble cigarettes. You stamp the top end of the One-Hitter into your ground up weed and light it up.
You can only fit around a tenth of a gram in it, and due to this it only takes one hit. That’s where the term One-Hitter originates from. These are very cheap and are great on the go stoner utensils.
One-hitters biggest downside is they have a tendency to clog. These were originally designed to use in public places where cannabis is illegal. They are shaped and painted to resemble a cigarette. This creates the appearance that you’re smoking a cigarette. One of the best ways to smoke weed discreetly!
One hitters can be a great way to smoke cannabis incognito. But remember that one-hitters only look like a cigarette from a distance.
Smoking weed using a Dab Rig
Dabbing or hitting dabs is a recent phenomenon in the stoner world. It is used with concentrates, oil, and wax. This is cannabis that has been broken down and processed into its most potent form. It is almost entirely THC. The typical dab is a golden brown colour that is semi-transparent. To get weed into this form takes time and a lot of weed. The going rate is 5:1 ratio of cannabis:extracts. In other words, 10 grams of cannabis gets you around 2 grams of concentrates.
This ratio helps visualize the potency of the substance. This is a favourite for seasoned stoners who’s tolerance has been built up over the years. You need to consume less to feel more. The prices reflect this. On average its 3-5x more expensive than your typical gram. But it’s important to remember that since the potency of oil is so much higher than cannabis flower, only a fraction is required for similar effects.
A dab rig is just a redesigned bong made to smoke this unique substance. You heat up the metal bowl or glass bowl with a torch until it becomes red hot (or hot enough to burn the extract). After it gets to the required temperature you place a piece of the extract onto the recently heated bowl. It evaporates and transforms it into very potent THC filled smoke. Easily makes the list as one of the best ways to smoke weed.
This is such a potent hit that some states and locations categorize extracts as a different drug than cannabis because of its overwhelming effects.
Smoking Weed Using an Apple
Look no further then your fridge if you’re needing a way to light up your mary jane. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and as the saying goes! An apple might actually save the day!
You just get your weed and your bong breaks, or you’re outta rolling papers. What can you do? Carve a hole in the top of your apple and connect it through another hole in the side. Place your weed on top and you’re finished!
The reason this is so common is that everyone has access to apples. All you have to do is poke some holes and go. An apple pipe is 100% organic and therefore disposable. Once your done smoking, throw the apple away. No evidence is left behind!
Smoking Weed Using a Gravity Bong
Similarly known as the earth bong. This is a custom made bong that uses the force of gravity to produce your smoke. All you have to do is cut the bottom of a bottle out. Next, Put a bowl piece where the lid is. You’re going to need a second container that is filled with water similar to the picture.
After you have everything set up, you light the bowl and slowly raise the bottle out of the water. As you do so, the bottle will begin to fill with smoke. Then its as simple as removing the bowl piece and inhaling the smoke.
This type bong would go under the home-made category.
Smoking Weed Using a Bubbler
A bubbler is considered the “hybrid” of smoking accessories and tools. It is a cross-breed between a bong and a pipe. Or like a mini bong. When you inhale the smoke it “bubbles”’ which gives its name as a bubbler.
This reduces the heat of the smoke when the water hits it. It makes it more smooth then a pipe but harsher than a bong. A reason for using these is also convenience. The size is small enough to fit into a purse or backpack so it’s easily transported. It also only takes a little bit of water to fill up compared to a bong that takes a lot of water. Also, these come in awesome unique designs that cannabis connoisseurs love to collect! Easily one of the best ways to smoke weed.
Smoking Weed Using a Hookah Pipe
Hookah pipes originated in the Indian subcontinent and quickly spread across the Indian empire. It became one of the most popular ways of smoking tobacco in the subcontinent. These kinds of smoking tools spread across Europe and Asia. But now in 2019 they are found all around the world. The most common place being in shisha bars and lounges. The term hookah is derived from the Urdu word “huqqa”, which means “pipe”. Using a hooka to smoke cannabis may seem challenging, but it’s fairly straight forward.
You need the regular hookah accessories; the hookah pipe, coals, aluminum foil, and water. You can add the shisha or tobacco as well if you desire. If you’re mixing the contents its best to put the weed on the top, so it contains its moisture as you smoke it.
Once you have the cannabis packed on top of the coals, you can start enjoying your bud! You can also do this with other forms of cannabis like hash, and other concentrates.