The legalization of cannabis across Canada and other regions of North America allowed people to explore different ways of enjoying their cannabis.
From tinctures and topicals to edibles and THC-infused beverages, there are endless ways you can enjoy cannabis and reap the benefits of the plant.
Still, one of the most loved and popular ways to indulge in weed remains smoking cannabis. It remains an integral part of cannabis culture and is almost like a rite of passage for first-time smokers.
Yet, many people still don’t know how to smoke weed. If that’s your case, you are in luck!
Today, we are outlining four common ways of smoking weed.
4 Ways to Smoke Weed
Knowing how to smoke weed is the first step to getting its benefits.
There are a few interesting ways you could go about spicing things up. Each smoking method provides its own set of benefits and has its own time and place for use.
Let’s find out what method works best for you!
How to Smoke Weed With a Joint
Rolling a joint is one of the easiest ways to smoke weed. Basically, a joint is just a rolled weed cigarette made of weed and papers.
They can vary in size, making them great for solo sessions and group sessions alike.
In order to roll a joint, you’ll need some rolling papers, filters, and a weed grinder. And if you don’t have a weed grinder at your disposal, you can always trim your weed to smaller bits using a pair of scissors.
Rolling papers are also available in all different shapes and sizes. You can choose what material your rolling paper is made of and how it looks. For example, you can purchase rolling papers made of hemp, rice and even tobacco.
If it’s your first time smoking a joint, make sure to take it slow from the start. Getting high from a joint is quick and easy. So if you want to enjoy your smoke sesh, be sure to take a small drag at the start.
Looking for more information on how to roll a joint? Check out our guide!
How to Smoke Weed With a Blunt
Blunts are portable, easy to share, larger, and supply stronger effects than smoking a joint —with the added benefit of a nicotine buzz.
That being said, for those who want to avoid inhaling tobacco and nicotine, blunts could not be the best idea.
Now let’s go over how to smoke a blunt. If you already know how to smoke a joint, we have great news for you. Smoking a blunt isn’t much different from smoking a joint, except that it will hit you harder.
To smoke a blunt for the first time, you will need blunt papers and dried cannabis bud. Once collected, roll the blunt the same you would roll a joint, light, and enjoy!
Check out our guide on how to roll a blunt for more information.
How to Smoke Weed With a Pipe
A weed pipe is a handheld device that tokers appreciate due to its ease of use and reusable characteristics.
It’s a great alternative to joints and blunts because it does not require rolling papers and filters but only the pipe itself and a lighter.
That said, if you are using the pipe for the first time, don’t be surprised if you don’t like it. While being easy to use and discreet, pipes are yet to be known for their harsh smoke.
The reason for this is that pipes provide a very direct path for the smoke to enter your system. In most cases, smoke does not have enough time to cool down and could be tasted a bit harsh and unpleasant.
However, pipes come in handy when it’s time for a quick smoke, and you don’t want to roll a joint or blunt. To smoke a pipe, simply grind your weed up, load it in the pipe bowl, light up, and start smoking!
How to Smoke Weed With a Bong
Bongs are a great way to enjoy cannabis in a smooth and non-irritating way.
Unlike pipes, bongs offer their users a chamber filled with water, which acts as a filtration device and a downstem through which smoke has time to travel and cool down.
The last feature also makes bongs one of the healthiest options to get high since water filtrates most of the weed smoke coming from burning marijuana.
So, how do you use a bong?
To start, you will need to add water to the chamber of the bong (you will want water to be slightly above the downstem). Make sure not to overfill the chamber; otherwise, the water will come up the downstem and straight into your mouth.
Once you have enough water in your chamber, it’s time to pack a bowl. You can also customize your bowl by adding tobacco for a nice nicotine buzz.
Once your bowl is packed, light your flower, wait for the smoke to rise up through the water and chamber and inhale. Quick and easy!
Read the guide on how to use a bong for more tips and tricks.
What’s The Best Way to Smoke Weed?
The fact of the matter is there is no best way to smoke weed. All methods provide their unique benefits, and what works for one might not work for another user.
It will depend on your environment, personal preferences, and even your level of experience.
For example, if you are trying weed for the first time and want to take it easy, you might prefer a joint or pipe. These methods are great because they provide a quick way to get high without taking massive hits from your bong.
Alternatively, if you want to experience a buzzing head high from tobacco, you can give blunts a try. These assembled devices provide thick, concentrated THC smoke packed with tobacco.
Finally, if you are looking for a sweet option to get high and have a place where you can smoke weed without having to be on the lookout, try bongs.
To summarize, if you want to start smoking weed and feel comfortable in social settings, learn one of these methods, and you will be golden. It’s not always about which device you use to get high, but how you inhale and enjoy your toking sesh. Start low, go slow and enjoy!