There are a lot of ways you can enjoy your weed, but the most common way is smoking it. Throughout decades of smoking it the old-fashioned way by rolling a fatty, people have come up with various variations of this tried and tested method. As mentioned, you can do it by making a nice joint or blunt, or you can use bongs, pipes, or vaporizers. Along with weed grinders and rolling papers, these are the essential accessories for your marijuana experience.
Every cannabis enthusiast wants their gadgets clean. Keeping your accessories clean is not only a matter of visual appeal or maintaining proper hygiene, but it also gives you the complete pleasure of taste and smell of your favorite cannabis strain.
There was a time when rolling papers were solely used for tobacco, but they’ve come a long way since then. With the growing population of weed admirers, the market for rolling papers has expanded significantly. Besides being practically functional, the rolling paper has become something of a fashion accessory.
For all of those who have become a bit tired of the plain rolling paper and want to take it up a notch, there are many different types of rolling paper available on the market. If you are a fan of flavored rolling papers, there are plenty you can choose from. For example, there are simple fruity flavors like blueberry, banana, blackberry, green apple, coconut, and much more, or you can choose mint-chocolate, bubblegum, licorice, cotton candy, rum or brandy-flavored, or even absinth-flavored paper. Pretty neat, right?
For all of you who do not feel like flavored rolling paper is quite enough and wish to boost your joint, you can use hash oil infused rolling papers. And those with deeper pockets who want to bring some luxury into your weed related activities, you’ll be thrilled to hear that there are rolling papers fashioned with 24 karat gold on the market. A little bit of gold never hurt anyone, and these golden pieces of paper are a great way to show off a little.
Additionally, there is also the convenience of pre-rolled cones, and of course, joint rolling machines for those who are not exactly good at rolling joints or simply don’t like doing it.
In order to roll a blunt, you will need your weed cut up to itsy bitsy pieces. Grinders are a must-have item of your equipment. Usually made of plastic or metal, not all of them are of equal quality. Some of them have two or three screens which allow you to collect the kief (the trichomes) separately. You can also choose an electric grinder or a hand-cranked one.
A good grinder should save you some time and energy, and, most importantly, make a little weed go a long way.
If you’re having a difficult time deciding whether you should pick an electric over a manual grinder, here are some pointers to help you with that decision. Electric grinders basically do all the work for you. They are easy to use, and the battery should last long enough for at least a couple of sessions before it has to be recharged).
On the other hand, manual grinders require some work. You have to twist the top of the grinder to ground your weed. That being said, you’ll be spending a bit more time on cutting up your weed using a manual grinder than you would by using an electric one, but on the plus side, manual grinders tend to last longer than electric ones and are easier to clean.
Material-wise, the best grinders are the ones made out of titanium. They last the longest and have the sharpest teeth. The cheapest grinders are made out of plastic, and they are not high-quality. There are also grinders made out of wood, but they are a matter of aesthetic purpose rather than the practical.
Bongs or water pipes, and regular marijuana pipes
Bong or water pipe use is very popular among cannabis smokers, mainly because it is a common belief that the water in this little gadget purifies the smoke by eliminating the toxic materials from it. Also, it lowers the temperature of the smoke making it easier on the throat and lungs because it minimizes the burning feeling you get while inhaling.
Bongs are made out of glass, plastic, metal, ceramic, or bamboo. As you may already know, glass is the most popular material for making bongs and one of the reasons is that the glass provides a clean taste because it doesn’t affect the flavor of the smoke. Also, they are easy to clean, and because of these qualities, glass bongs are usually a bit pricier compared to bongs made out of other materials.
Plastic bongs are suitable for traveling because they cannot break, unlike glass or ceramic bongs. Another advantage is their fairly low price. However, plastic is not exactly the greatest material because it can slightly alter the taste of your smoke.
Metal bongs are also quite cheap and quite durable, but just as plastic bongs, they change the flavor of the smoke.
Ceramic bongs cost a bit more than plastic or metal bongs, mainly because of the amount of work that is put into making them. They are fragile, so I would not recommend taking them on your travels with you. However, they come in different sizes, shapes, and colors, so you can choose one according to your taste and they look really good placed in your weed-smoking sanctuary.
Bamboo bongs, besides from looking very nice, if treated in the right manner, can last for a very long time. There are also bongs made out of silicone or wood.
Bongs consist of five basic components: a bowl, a carburetor, a downstem, a base, and a tube. As for the design, the choice is quite big. From straight-tube bongs (the simplest design there is) through round-base bongs, multi-chamber bongs, percolator bongs, to waterfall gravity and bucket gravity bongs – you name it.
Anyway, you should try out different types of bongs and see which one suits your needs in the best possible way so you can enjoy your weed the proper way.
Marijuana pipes are usually made out of glass, but sometimes they can be made out of other materials such as silicone, bamboo, wood, or metal. Basically, there is not much difference between a tobacco pipe and a marijuana pipe.
Although glass pipes do not get as hot as metal pipes, they do break easily. They are also more expensive than metal pipes, and since they are made out of solid glass in one whole piece, they are a bit difficult to clean.
If you want a more discreet way to get high, vapes are a good choice. They are compact, they easily fit in a pocket, and since people often use them for tobacco vaping, they are quite unnoticeable. Not to mention that most of the vapes emit odorless vapor.
How do vaporizers work? Basically, they heat the herb or the concentrate without making any combustion, therefore – there is no smoke. There are various vaporizes on the market, but they all have four basic components: an energy source (rechargeable batteries), chamber (a.k.a. the oven), heating element (convection or conduction heating), and delivery system (whip-style and bag-style).
Why vaporizers? Some researchers believe it is the healthiest way to consume cannabis because vaporizing, being a smokeless method, provides you with all the cannabinoids without any harmful byproducts. Many consumers say that in the long run, investing in a high-quality vaporizer saves you a lot of money.
They also come in different shapes, sizes, and colors, and can be pretty stylish. Plus, they are less harsh on your throat and lungs and are very easy to use.
To sum up, when it comes to smoking weed, there are plenty of options to do so. Thanks to the driving innovation of individuals whose creativity and dedication has led to all of these gadgets, smoking weed has become a thing of personal expression and has elevated this indulgence to a whole new level.