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23 Best Ways to Smoke Weed (How & What You can Use)

There are a ton of different ways to consume weed that you may not have heard of, but today let’s take a look at smoking. What can you use to smoke weed? We’ll tell you, here are 23 different ways to smoke weed that you may not be familiar with.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Vaporizer (Likely the Healthiest Way to Smoke Weed)

Today, dry vaping is thought of as one of the healthiest ways to smoke weed. You can try a portable herb vaporizer or you can use the tabletop versions which include inhaling a vapor filled plastic bag, allowing you to inhale at your own pace. Keep your devices clean with pipe cleaners and rubbing alcohol. Like vaping but looking for increased potency? Decarb the cannabis then vape at a low temperature to keep the flavors crisp.

2. Bong

Bongs are a type of water pipe that can be made out of glass, plastic, ceramic, silicone, and more. Grind up your cannabis plant material. Add water to your bong and pack a few pinches of cannabis evenly in the bowl. Light it, and slowly start milking it, before clearing the whole chamber. Bong’s are great for high potency smoking but may be too much for beginners.

3. Vaporizer Pens

There are many vape pen options, making vaporizing weed or concentrates ultra convenient. First, charge the battery portion in full. Then, depending on the unit, either add your plant material or concentrate, and get stoned. Some pens may be able to do flower or concentrates while some come with attachments that allow you to go seamlessly back and forth between the two.

4. Joint

You can roll a joint or spliff with rolling papers, some hemp CBD flower or regular THC flower, and a filter (sometimes called a crutch). Grind your weed and place the filter on the right or left side of the rolling paper with the glue facing you. Place your bud from the filter to the end, and start tucking and rolling your paper. When you get close to the top, lick the glue and seal the joint. Pinch and roll the top before lighting. If you find this process a bit too challenging, you can purchase pre-rolled cones, and stuff them with ground cannabis instead.

5. Soda Can

The soda can, like the apple pipe, is sometimes one of the first smoking devices utilized by new smokers, because you can find the materials in practically every home, and they cost next to nothing. First, flatten the can a bit, and remove the pop tab from the mouthpiece. Using a screwdriver, make a hole in the side of the can, which will act as the carb. Then, using a pin, poke a series of small holes close together in the top of the can, place your cannabis on top of those holes, light it, and inhale through the mouthpiece. The soda can is a discreet smoking method because it be disposed of after use; however, the inside of the can is lined with a coating that can contain dangerous carcinogens, which should not be inhaled. Maybe stick to the apple method, next time, just to be safe.

6. Gravity Bong

The gravity bong is a DIY favorite. This water bong can be created using a 2 liter plastic bottle and a large bucket. Simply cut the bottom off of the 2 liter bottle and fill the bucket with water. Then, put a glass bowl piece, or a piece of aluminum foil with some holes in it, on the mouthpiece portion of the bottle. Submerge the bottom of the 2 liter in the bucket, leaving the mouthpiece in the air, and pack and light the bowl. As it’s being lit, begin to slowly lift the bottle from the water, remove the bowl/foil, and place your mouth over it. Begin to inhale while slowly submerging the bottle back into the bucket.

7. Tinfoil

It’s possible to make a bowl out of tin foil, though it isn’t particularly healthy to use. In emergency situations, fold a square of tinfoil in half twice. Roll the 4-layer aluminum foil into a cone shape, and crease the side opposite your mouthpiece about an inch from the end. Fold it upwards and shape it into a bowl. Add a screen as a filter, or simply pack your cannabis in the bowl and puff away. Dispose of after use.

8. Bubbler

Bubblers use water and a percolator system to create clean hits, basically, like a mini sized bong and bowl combo. Fill the bubbler with a bit of cold water, cover the carb, and enjoy smooth pulls. There are even bubblers smaller in size, designed to filter joints, making the hits even richer.

9. Blunt

When it comes to blunts, you’ve got options. The easiest to roll is a blunt wrap, which you can find in most smoke shops, along with their popular, harder-to-roll counterparts. Depending on your material of choice, you must first either crack the cigar down the center, or unroll it. Then, carefully run it under water for a few seconds, pat dry with a paper towel, and roll, licking it sealed. For those who want to stay away from tobacco there are numerous hemp blunt wraps that keep nicotine completely out of the picture.

10. One Hitter

The one hitter is a perfect tool for those who only need a hit or two before going about their active lives. It’s a small pipe that can be quickly packed with a pinch of bud, lit, and emptied. Go extra incognito with a one hitter with a subtle orange bit on the end, designed to look just like a cigarette, for your discreet, on-the-go needs.

11. Chalice

A chalice is a water pipe commonly used in the Rastafarian religion. The pipe is usually made out of a coconut or other natural container, and is used spiritually to reflect on important issues surrounding the world and the self. Grind your cannabis and place it in the cone-shaped “kutchie.” Put a small bit of water over top, and thoroughly light your bowl before taking a deep hit.

12. Bowl

A bowl is a small glass pipe. This pipe has a carb, or hole, placed to the left or right of it. Place your thumb over it while taking your hit, and release it just before your inhale to clear the chamber. Bowls make for great collectible glass pieces due to their size and portability.

13. Wooden Pipe/Hand Pipes

Yes, you technically can use a wooden tobacco pipe to smoke marijuana. If you are already a tobacco smoker, you may have a better experience if you mix your ground cannabis with a bit of tobacco, and although there are no carbs on these pipes, they do work if you’re in a pinch and there’s nothing else available.

14. Gas Mask

A gas mask can be attached to the end of a bong for a novel and popular way to basically… hot box yourself. Fill the bong with water and add your ground cannabis to the bowl. Put the gas mask over your face with the mouthpiece in place, and attach your mask to the bong. Once you clear the chamber, the mask will begin filling with smoke, and you can continue to inhale and exhale as needed. When you’re done, simply loosen the gas mask and revel in the psychoactive effects.

15. Hookahs

When smoking weed out of a hookah, or shisha pipe, sharing with friends is easy as the coals keep the bud lit. To use a hookah fill the base with water, attach your hose and pack the ceramic bowl with layers of shisha tobacco between layers of ground cannabis. Place a piece of tin foil tightly over the bowl and poke multiple holes through it with a toothpick, then secure your bowl on the pipe, and place hot coals over top.

16. Dabbing

Dabbing has become one of the most common ways to consume cannabis extract over the past few years. To dab, you’ll need a dab rig, a blowtorch filled with butane, a carb cap, dab tool, and the concentrate of your choice (ie: BHO (hash oil), shatter, or live rosin if you’re fancy). There are also plenty of devices on the market making the process simpler, including e-rigs that let you leave the flame torch in the past. A lesser known but much more pleasant option than traditional dabbing is to decarb the concentrates first. This allows you to take low temp, easy-on-the-throat puffs while increasing potency.

17. Steamroller

A steamroller is usually a long, glass, dry pipe notorious for its strong throat hits. Think of it as a water-less bong. Unlike most bowls, the carb sits at the end of the long pipe, and while you inhale, the smoke has the time to cool before hitting your mouth. The steamroller is a better option for advanced smokers, due to the harshness of the hits.

18. Hot Knives

Most popular in New Zealand, a method called hot knives, or “spotting,” is performed when the ends of two (butter) knives are heated on an electric burner. The heated knives are placed between a bud, and the smoke that comes off the bud is quickly inhaled. This is more common when smoking hash on its own, which is traditionally mixed with tobacco when using other methods such as a joint.

19. Corn Husk

Starting with a piece of unhusked corn, peel it, and let the husks sit out to dry. Grind the buds, and cut down a dried husk to about the shape and size of a paper or piece of fronto leaf. Use a crutch or glass tip, if desired, and roll it as you would a joint or blunt.

20. Plastic Lung

Also known as the aqua lung, or a waterfall bong, this method is used to smoke marijuana using just a 2 liter bottle and a metal pipe bowl or glass bong stem. Punch a hole into the bottle around one inch from the bottom, and cover it with electrical tape. Fill your bottle up with water about 4/5 of the way, and place your bong stem inside the mouthpiece. Light the cannabis continually using a hemp wick and remove the electrical tape at the same time. Allow the waterfall bong to drain into a bucket or sink, and inhale what remains from the mouthpiece.

21. Water Bottle

Again, not the healthiest option, but an option nonetheless. Find a standard water bottle and remove the label and cap. Put a piece of aluminum foil over the mouthpiece and use a toothpick to poke a few holes through it. Pack it. Fill the bottle 1/4 of the way with water, and punch a hole through the side, about three inches above the water. Put your mouth over the hole, light the bud, and inhale.

22. Rose Blunts

Rose blunts are the stoner way to say I love you. Wash your rose petals and lay them out with the round side facing upwards on a baking sheet. Place in the broiler for 12 seconds. Remove from oven, and lick the petals together as if you’re making an extended joint. Three petals is sufficient. Place your attached petals to broil for another 12 seconds. Roll as you would a joint or blunt, and finally, place back in the oven for another 10 seconds to seal.

23. E-Cigarette with Cartridges

Cartridge vape pens have made smoking cannabis more discreet than ever before, which probably explains their recent rise in popularity. They are vaped on a re-chargable (or disposable) battery, and gets you high with very little residual smell. If using pods, we can’t recommend strongly enough that you purchase them from sources you trust, ideally with testing results provided. Although very convenient, there is still much testing to be done on what adverse effect they may have on the human body.

Additional ways to smoke weed

There are even more ways to smoke such as:

  • Glass blunt
  • Fronto
  • Thai sticks
  • Cannagars

Conclusion

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What’s The Best Way To Smoke Weed: 20 Ways To Burn Down

Weed is a truly magnificent plant. It has so many wonderful powers. It helps anxiety, it increases athletic performance and it is the glorious green glue that holds relationships together. You just can’t go wrong when weed is involved.

Where there is weed, there is a way.

There are so many ways to smoke weed. The options are nearly limitless. Damn, you can even eat weed. Jeez, don’t even get me started on edibles. That is too overwhelming for me right now.

Weed is great and there are a lot of ways, in a multitude of different settings, with a plethora of different devices in which to smoke your sticky icky.

Sometimes you need a helping hand to find the best ways to consume your weed. I got you!

Go forth, smoke and prosper.

The Best Way To Smoke Weed

1. Vaporizer

I have the vaporizer (a.k.a. vape pen or just vape) as #1 because it is easily the healthiest way to get high. Vapes are the pro sh*t. They smell like nothing, all while giving you your most true high. You are simply inhaling the pure vapor of your weed. You’re not putting any of the tar debris into your body.

Vape pens were first produced as a healthier alternative to cigarettes and were intended to help tobacco smokers in the seemingly-neverending quest to quit. It wasn’t long before canny cannabis consumers started experimenting and applying the vape pen’s science to their own strain of weed. These intrepid pioneers quickly discovered that using a vape is better than smoking because vaporizing reduces the temperature at which cannabinoids change from solid or liquid to gas.

This lower temperature preserves many of the active ingredients that would otherwise be destroyed when the cannabis is set alight. Vaping literally keeps the good stuff that makes you feel great and gets you high from going up in smoke.

Want a more technical explanation? We’ve got your back. The flame produced by a butane lighter burns at a pretty high temperature—around 3500℉. That’s really hot! Especially when you consider that your bud turns to smoke at around 450℉.

If you think that’s bad, hang on to your seats, there’s more. Cannabinoids can actually be changed into a gas (this is different than smoke) at a much lower temperature (around 284℉). So when you light up with a regular butane flame, you’ve got basically 3200℉ more than you actually need. And all that extra heat is just destroying a large percentage of the cannabinoids you’re trying to inhale.

Enter the vape pen. They operate at a temperature much closer to the vaporization point of marijuana so they don’t destroy the valuable THC, CBD, CBG and other cannabinoids contained therein.

The issue is that vapes are hella expensive. Sure, prices have dropped significantly recently, so if you’re a regular marijuana indulger, a vape is a great investment for long-term gains. But if you’re a casual marijuana dabbler, there are easier and less-expensive methods for getting stoned.

2. Apple

An apple is the thing you smoked out of in high school when you didn’t have a bong or a pipe but had an excess of school supplies. What were you going to use those multi-colored pencils from Office Depot for, writing notes?

Hell naw. You used those mechanical pencils to poke holes in the apple mom packed you for lunch so that you could make a homemade pipe. The apple made for a fun, festive, and disposable pipe that also had the power to add a bit of flavor to otherwise skunky weed. It wasn’t the ideal ganja delivery device, but it would do in a pinch. Bonus: you can even eat the apple after when you’re ravaged by the munchies.

3. Bong

There is really nothing bad to say about a bong. Your bong is a lot like your best friend, always available when you need him and never lets you down.

A bong is one of the best ways to smoke weed because it can get you really high, REALLY fast. The highest I can ever remember being was after a night of a bong rips with my friends.

Bongs can be made out of glass, plastic, ceramic, metal, and even bamboo. They can also take on many different forms ranging from the simple to the complex. Some of the more common designs are:

  • Carburetor bong
  • Straight-tube bong
  • Beaker-shaped bong
  • Round-base bong
  • Multi-chamber bong
  • Percolator bong
  • Bucket gravity bong
  • Waterfall gravity bong (we’ll talk about these last two below)

The key feature of a bong is that the smoke comes in contact with water (or passes through it) at some point during its travels from the bowl to your lungs.

So that apple we mentioned above, it’s a pipe, not a bong. You could conceivably make the apple into a bong, but it would take some considerable engineering.

4. G-Pen

G-pens are all the rage right now. Basically, they’re just a vape pen, but they bring together the best of all worlds.

They are healthy like a vaporizer, easy like a blunt and compact like a one-hitter. You can bring your g-pen everywhere with you and people will just assume you’re smoking one of those weird electronic cigs.

5. Joint

Like the bong, the joint will always be the marijuana MVP. Why? Because if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. A joint was one the first ways that weed was ever smoked. It’s not going anywhere and we’re grateful for that to be sure.

On the inside, joints are exclusively marijuana. It can be whatever strain you like, but it is always and only marijuana. If you mix your Mary Jane with anything else, it’s not a joint and should be referred to by a different name.

For example, mixing your ganja with tobacco (as is common) makes the end product a spliff, not a joint. Calling a spliff a joint, or vice versa, just makes you look silly. Don’t do it.

To illustrate, it’s like the difference between a car and a truck. Yes, they both have four wheels and an engine, but you’re going to get some pretty strange looks if you point at a Mazda Miata and call it a Chevy Silverado. The terms just don’t mix. The same is true for a spliff and a joint.

On the outside, a joint is rolled in some form of paper. But you wouldn’t want to just tear out a piece of notebook paper and start toking. Smoking papers are usually made out of wood pulp, rice, or even hemp.

They are often glossy or waxed to some degree to keep them from burning quickly like regular paper. If you’ve never rolled a joint because you’ve been living under a rock for your entire life, here is how you choose the right rolling papers for you.

And here’s another video, because sometimes you just need a damn video. Amiright?!

As you can see from this list, there are a lot of ways to smoke weed. Almost too many to choose from. So what’s the benefit of smoking a joint instead of all the other methods on this list?

For one thing, size is a major factor. A large number of joints can be stored and transported in nothing more than a plastic bag. Then, all you need is a lighter to get your ganja on. Ease of rolling is another important factor to consider. Joint papers are relatively easy to handle and can be purchased without hassle at any number of convenient locations.

6. Soda Can

Smoking out of a soda can is as juvenile, if not MORE juvenile, than the old apple pipe trick. At least with the apple you had a tasty, healthy treat when all was said and done.

As silly as the soda can is, it will always be an option because it’s just so damn easy. You literally bend the can, poke some little holes in the top of the crease, poke a hole in the side of the can to be the carb, and BAM, you have a pipe.

Soda can proponents even claim that you can get residual sugar and caffeine molecules from the wall of the can to make your smoking experience even better. We don’t know about the science of all that, but it sounds like it could be possible. Give it a try and see what you think.

7. Gravity Bong

A gravity bong is every poor stoner’s go-to. It’s a dank way to get high AF without actually using the majority of your special stash.

Gravity bongs come in two basic designs:

  • The bucket gravity bong
  • The waterfall gravity bong

Here’s a simple description of the way you can make a bucket gravity bong. The above link contains much more detailed instruction. You need a 2-liter bottle and a bottle or container that’s much bigger—your kitchen sink or a bucket will do. Cut a little less than half of the bottle off the bottom and insert it into the larger reservoir of water. Make a bowl from the cap of the 2-liter bottle.

Pack and light the bowl while at the same time slowly lifting up on the bottle trapping all of the smoke inside. Be sure not to pull the bottle all the way out of the water or you’ll lose all your smoke. Remove the cap and suck the weed smoke out the top. Simple and effective.

If the bucket gravity bong isn’t your thing, you might enjoy the waterfall gravity bong. As with the bucket gravity bong, the instructions here are abbreviated. Check out the link above for more details.

First, poke a hole in the bottom of your 2-liter bottle. Then poke or drill a hole through the bottle cap. Insert the stem of your bowl through the hole you just drilled. That’s it for the assembly. Easy, right? Here’s how to use the waterfall gravity bong.

Plug the bottom hole with your finger and fill the bottle with water. Put the cap on the bottle and light the weed (we assume you already put the weed in the bowl). Holding the bottle over a sink or bucket, remove your finger from the bottom hole. The water will drain out the hole and pull the smoke into the bottle.

When the bottle is completely empty of water, move your finger back over the hole so you don’t lose any of that delicious smoke. Finally, remove the bowl cap from the bottle, take your finger off the bottom hole, and inhale to your heart’s content.

Trust me, with either of these gravity bongs you will be f*cked up. Like seeing people’s conversations in literal word bubbles f*cked up.

8. Tinfoil

Smoking out of tinfoil reminds me of hanging out with the “bad kids” in high school and somehow having weed but never having anything to smoke it with…not even a damned apple. If we managed to get the weed, how hard could it be to get access to a pipe?

Anyway, this is fine if you like burning up brain cells. There is no reason to be smoking your weed by lighting metal on fire.

9. Bubbler

Bubblers are the sh*t. Great mix between a classic bong and a glass pipe. The thing that rocks about a bub it that you get all the hard action of the bong without having to drag around a clunky, awkward object everywhere with you.

Bubblers are easy, portable and they get you sky high. But it’s a mellow high.

10. Blunt

Blunts are the easy way to go when you’re in a spur of the moment smoking situation. They are one of the best ways to smoke weed because they’re super simple to do. For pretty easy, blunt rolling directions, check out this instructional video.

Blunts are similar to joints in many ways, the chief way being that they contain only marijuana. The thing that sets blunts and joints apart as different is that blunts are rolled with cigar papers instead of cigarette or rolling paper.

Because cigar papers are often larger than regular rolling papers, they can hold more marijuana when rolled. This means that blunts are almost always longer and thicker than your typical joint.

Some like their blunts packed so that they look like a commercial cigar, while others like their blunts packed so that they look like a drinking straw. It’s all in what you prefer. Regardless of the size, it’s what’s on the outside—tobacco paper or a cigar wrap—that makes a blunt a blunt.

So what’s the benefit of a blunt over a joint? Good question. Burn time is one consideration. The thickness of the cigar wrap makes a blunt burn slower than the ephemeral joint.

This cigar wrap also adds material (tobacco) to the smoking experience. The tobacco can provide a unique buzz all its own and can contribute any early euphoria before the cannabis high kicks in.

11. One-Hitter

One-hitters, amiright? They don’t look like anything. They look like cigarettes most of the time…which don’t even get me started why something so f*cking toxic is legal and yet weed is only legal in 23 states…really gets me fired up…anyway, one hitters are a good way to smoke in-between classes or on your lunch break. You only get one solid hit and that’s enough to take the edge off when you’re stressing and crunched for time.

12. Chalice

I will never truly know how the actual f*ck you make a chalice. Who has time to carve out some coconut concoction in the name of getting high? Hand me a bong any day. If you’re feeling ambitious, here’s an instructional video. God speed.

13. Bowl

I love my bowl. Gimme a bowl any day of the week. You get a really nice chest burn from this old classic. You can’t really go wrong with a bowl.

A good bowl is a collector’s item. It’ll see you through the darkest and lightest of times. No matter the mood, it is always a good time to pack a fat bowl and smoke up the sticky icky.

14. A Wooden Pipe

Other than the obvious reason to smoke from a wooden pipe (to look like Abraham Lincoln) it’s just f*cking classy. At least, until the hipsters of Brooklyn RUINED it by trying to make it ironic.

If you’re using a wooden pipe in the pure mindset of only replicating the badassery of Honest Abe and not in an attempt to be a douche lord who listens to The Smiths and wears flannels, it’s a great option and I encourage you.

15. Gas Mask

Basically, you just attach the gas mask to the top of your bong and BAM, you’re golden. None of that juicy smoke will escape. Your face will just be engulfed in the thick clouds of your poor decisions. You’re killing it.

16. Huka

This is the ideal method for when you’re in a social setting where the group is larger than where you pass an actual joint. The only problem is that a lot of the weed gets burned up with the tobacco, making your high milder while still using the same amount of weed.

This method should only be used on special occasions. The best part: Your parents will never know you’re getting rocked when the scent of marijuana is cleverly masked by the jasmine tropical fruit berry flavored tobacco you picked up from Rajen at the bodega.

17. Dabbing

Dabbing makes use of dabs, also known as butane hash oil (BHO), which are an extremely potent extract of the cannabis plant. This solidified hash oil (the dab) is meant to be smoked with a rig, much like a bong bowl, except that, instead of a lighter, you use a blowtorch. Yes, that’s right, a blowtorch.

Because of the high heat, dabbing is essentially a flash-vaporization method of cannabis delivery. And because the dab is concentrated extract, inhaling the vapors can get you super high in no time flat.

Though it might look quite dangerous, dabbing is actually healthier than inhaling smoke from joints or bongs. Because of the high heat to which the BHO is exposed, the resultant vapor is free of any foreign plant material.

This makes the vapor much more “pure” than burning your weed with a regular old flame. However, this potent option is certainly not for beginners. Dabbing has been nicknamed the “crack” of pot. Use at your own risk…

18. Steamroller

You’re going to have to use your imagination on this one (which shouldn’t be too hard if you’ve taken a toke or two). The marijuana steamroller got its name from the monstrous paving machines of old.

Follow me on this: Start at the top of the smokestack and work your way down to the main body of the vehicle. Now let your eyes travel right to the butt end of the machine. Close your eyes and visualize that shape in your head. Now open your eyes!

19. Hot Knives

The hot-knives method for smoking weed is probably best reserved for when you’re sober. As you’ll see, it requires a fair bit of coordination, something that is severely lacking when you’re high.

First, cut the bottom off a plastic bottle, remove the top, and set it aside for future use. Next, heat two butter knives (the wider the better) on the stove. Better yet, abscond with a blow torch—it’s much faster. Whatever source you use, heat the knives until they’re red hot.

Pick up the topless and bottomless (yeah, baby!) plastic bottle and position it over your knives. Squish a nug of weed between the two hot knives, and inhale the smoke through the bottle.

20. Straight To The Dome

Straight to the dome is probably the easiest way to smoke weed, but it’s by no means the smartest. Let’s say you find yourself without a bong, without rolling papers, without any type of container to hold your ganja. What’s a jonesing stoner to do?

Stick a nug of bud in your left nostril, light the bud on fire, plug your right nostril, and inhale. Straight to the dome!

As we mentioned, this isn’t the smartest way to burn down, but it will do if you have absolutely nothing else from which to smoke. Honestly, you’d be better off scrounging through the garbage for an old piece of fruit or a pop can.

But if you find yourself lost in the wilderness with nothing but a bag of Blue Dream and a lighter, you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do.

Bonus: Organic Marijuana

Now that you know the best way to smoke weed, make sure you’re only consuming organic marijuana, as this is the best way to ensure a high-quality smoking experience.

Wanna know the best way to smoke weed? The experts at Honest Marijuana show you 20 of the most novel, most exciting ways to burn down.