When I first thought about the concept of teaching someone how to smoke, it stumped me. I sat there in silence thinking to myself: “What do you mean? Light. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat.” What is there that you need to know? So as I inhale deeply while pressing my lips gently to the mouthpiece, I light the bowl of my bubbler and I think. Then I woke up. It finally occurred to me: Some people actually don’t know how to smoke weed.
That makes me sad. Everyone should know how to blaze, get high,take a toke,smoke one, get baked, have a safety meeting, roast a nug, poke smot, take hits from the bong, or some other form of havin’ a puff.
“To not know how to blaze, is to not know how to love.”- A Sad Smoker
Knowing how to smoke is a right. You should be able to smoke pot without any hesitation, because smoking pot lets you see yourself in a more objective, honest, sometimes unflattering way. Realism.
Smoking weed. To some it’s considered fun, to others it’s a form of taking medicine, and to the real others, it’s a form of art. There are many ways to smoke weed. In fact, you can smoke it without a lighter or a pipe. If you are unsure what to smoke out of, no worries, there are many different things to smoke weed out of. Some of the best ways to smoke pot are very creative.
Today, you can even smoke weed without a lighter! Yes, with a vaporizer you can get high without fire, it is also the cleanest way to smoke weed. There are a lot of options if you don’t want to smoke weed without a pipe: roll a joint, do a hot knife, or hit a bong.
Now, that is a very long list. You can smoke weed from about anything if you put your mind to it. The most common ways of smoking are rolling it into a joint, smoking it in a glass pipe, or using a bong with water or ice in it. That being said, there are a lot of other, alternative, methods that can get you toking even if you’re in a pinch. Since smoking weed can enhance your creative ability never be afraid to channel your inner Macgyver and create yourself a lovely smoking device. Besides, the satisfaction of soothing your ailments and toking away your pain on your own creation tastes so satisfying.
Doobies, joints, pre-rolled, or whatever you may call it, a joint is the easiest, most convenient, and a totally classic way to smoke pot. Yes it may be old school, and not as fancy as a fire-less vaporizer, they are what people have been using the longest to smoke both recreationally and medically
If you are buying a joint from a dispensary, they are normally referred to as pre-rolled. Depending on a few things like why you are rolling and how many people you are smoking with, you can usually fit anywhere from one half of a gram up two about an eighth of an ounce into one rolling paper.
There is a ton of variety when it comes to rolling papers. Some are short, some are very long. They can be made out of all sorts of things like hemp, rice, flax, and other non-wood substances. If you are concerned about inhaling paper smoke and other carcinogens, then finding a rolling paper that is organic will be the best choice for you. If you find rolling a joint challenging, you can pick up a rolling machine at a local head shop, and some dispensaries even have what is called a cone- fill it with herb, twist the end, and light!
Smoking a bowl is one of the fastest ways to getting high. Unfortunately, if you do not know what you are doing, all that’s going to happen is your weed will be burned up and you will be sitting there not stoned asking: what happened? You will not receive the fabulous effects of the herb you got. Most pipes are pretty straight forward.
Most pipes made out of natural materials such as clay or wood, and even metal pipes are pretty straightforward-pick it, light it, done- but if you have a glass pipe, which is usually the best pipe you can smoke from, you will need to do one little step- clearing it
Having a hit from the bong is very similar to taking a toke of the marijuana smoke from a glass pipe. The minimal differences are unlike a pipe, you have to put water in your bong and you have to clear the smoke out of the bong differently than a pipe. You can purchase a bong anywhere that suits any price range, or if you are more of a DIY’er, you can get artsy and create build one yourself.
If you make one with a choke, or carb hole, then you will smoke it in the exact same way you would smoke a bowl in a glass pipe. Bong hoots do get you higher much faster than slowly puffing on a doobie, or smoking a bowl.
How To Smoke weed in a Bong
Using a vaporizer, or vaping, as it’s called is a new age way of getting a concentrated, clean high. The quality of the smoke you inhale is far better than other methods. It’s the THC we get high from when we spark a doob ,smoke a bowl, or hit a bong, and the same thing goes for puffing on a vaporizer. The main difference is, without the use of a lighter or papers, vaping burns away all the plant material, giving you only the purest CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids in your smoke.
Indeed,vaping is a professional way of getting high and receiving the true effects of your pot. Smoking weed without a lighter, and containing the smell by burning at a high heat, vaporizing allows you to smoke anywhere very discreetly as there is virtually no smell. You only inhale the pure vapor of your herb-sans plant matter. Vaporizing pens first came into the marketplace as a cigarette cessation product aimed at helping people to kick the butts. Soon, the cannabis industry came out with their own technology and science.
What was discovered is that vaporizing is far superior to simply smoking because vaping reduce the temperature at which the cannabinoids in weed turn from solid to liquid, or liquid to gas. Essentially this means that the good ingredients are preserved and not destroyed. If you set your weed on fire it burns everything, when you vaporize,it keeps your herb from going up in smoke leaving you with the purest high.
Basically, using a lighter will over burn your weed. It burns all the cannabinoids, CBD, and THC-the good stuff. Vaping burns at a lower temperature to where the vaporization point of marijuana is reached so the CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids do not get torched. In my opinion, this makes vaping the healthiest way to consume weed via inhaling.
It is no secret that I am a well seasoned stoner. I didn’t realize that I was self-medicating, nor had I ever heard that term before. I was under the assumption that smoking weed was just a way for me to be a typical teenager who congregates with other teens from our small town to engage in an activity our parents would likely disapprove of.
We had no head shops, or dispensaries, we had no internet or apps. All we had was whatever we could scavenge from our homes. Our one friend’s mom smoked I guess because my friend would always have weed with her. She was always ready to pack a bowl or roll one.
The same group of us would meet daily after school in the magical Forest where we would pull out our homemade smoking devices, passing them around to one another, and trying each of them out, just like you would if you bought any new item. The thing is was, we used plastic bottles, pieces of fruit, equipment from your local hardware store, and anything else we could get our non educational hands on.
Okay, so step one is to find something to make a bowl out of. PLEASE DO NOT use tinfoil or aluminum foil because it will oxidase and make holes in your lungs by burning them. There are a lot of other ways to make a bowl. For starters, pull the bowl out of the bong that you bought at the head store, or if you have tools laying around you could use a socket. Anything made of a high-quality metal will not burn fast and you won’t be inhaling anything toxic.
That brings me to the paper clip, be sure to light it for a minute to ensure there are no toxic layers, and then you can coil it into the shape of a bowl. When you go to light the herb in it, the coils will give enough air to come through essentially making itself a natural choke.
If you have no paperclip or socket, you can use the silver part of a regular pen. It will be quite small, what we call an indie toke. As in you will only be able to have an individual toke.Now, if you are really in a bind, you can use gum or a candy that is malleable. No it won’t do you harm like aluminum foil, but it’s still breathing in whatever the candy is made from. In my opinion, using a vaporizer is the cleanest, safest, and most potent way to smoke weed and reap the benefits of the reefer we smoke.
The candy pipe, yes you can make it out of any soft chew candy,but the best ones have been made from Starburst Fruit Chews. Just make the soft candy into a rectangular shape and voila! You have a home made candy pipe!
Stack up the candies so that you have a nice rectangular shaped device. Use a pen or a skewer to poke a hole right through the long side. this is going to be where you suck your smoke in. But don’t go all the way through to the other end.
Then, poke a hole in the top (the part you will put your weed in), and make sure it intersects with the part you are going to be smoking out of. Then pack your weed in, and make your smoke be fruity and sweet! See the video for more instructions!
The apple pipe! It is a classic and nearly everyone I know or have ever spoken with has smoked from an apple pipe at one time or another. The way to make an apple pipe is to first remove the stem. Then you will poke a hole with anything stern and metal, a hanger or metal skewer, you want there to be a hole but not too big. Going about three quarters of the way down, pole the hole right through the top of the apple.
Then using a hollow pen or a different cylindrical object, you can make a mouthpiece. On the other side of the apple, you can poke another hole going downward towards the bottom of the apple, it will meet up with the hole that you made through the top. If they do not intersect, your apple pipe will not work. Make sure that there is air for you to suck through, if there isn’t then you need to make the hole on the other side deeper.
Oh the G-bong! Good times. This is a bong you can make from the things you have laying around your home, you can even turn your kitchen or bathroom sink into a bong. There was once a time, before I became a parent, that one side of my double stainless steel sink was a permanent gravity bong. Here is how to make and toke from your DIY bong.
All you need is some pot, some creativity, a plastic bottle (pop bottles work nicely) and a container larger than your pop bottle to fit it in.
Ensure the container is in the water before screwing on your bowl, pack it with your weed. If you do not do this, your weed will fly out when you pack it. Finally, light your bowl, pull the container up and out of your water jug until it’s filled with smoke, unscrew the lid, and inhale. And that’s that! You’re welcome.
No matter what your situation is, you can get high. Smoking weed may be an art to some, and they have shown us that with a little imagination, you can smoke weed without the necessary tools. If you are smoking for purely medical reasons I recommend investing in a vaporizer as it will help reduce the long term, overall impact of smoke inhalation, not to mention, you will feel the effects of your weed getting to work almost instantly.
Glass pipes are a great tool and are lovely pieces of art. You can start a collection like myself, and although you may prefer rolling doobie or taking hits from the bong, for on the go use, this is my method of choice.
If you learn one thing from reading this how to I hope that it’s: there’s a method of smoking for everyone, and every setting.
Gone are the days of having to sneak out of high school in gaggles, all with hoodies and backpacks, to meet up in the alley in order to “puff puff pass.” There was a time I dreamed of having a coffee shop style setting to smoke up in. Or the thought of getting high at home, in the comfort of my flannel pajamas, sitting on my couch binge watching my favorite streamed TV show.
The times have changed: you can smoke weed however you want,whenever you want. The freedom to choose is yours. And now more than ever do we have choices! From where we get our herb, to where we consume it, to how we smoke pot. Carpe Diem my friends!