Cannabis legalisation has swept the western world in the past decade. It’s been a godsend for communities and activists alike. With the floodgates open, the market has innovated around the consumption, storage, and cultivation of cannabis plants. It’s wild.
Now, all across the world, we have more methods of consumption than we can count.
So with all of this choice, how can we know which method is the best for us? Here we’ll go over the four most popular ways people smoke. Try some of these out and see which one fits you best.
The first is an OG stoner favorite: the bong. The classic bong is not generally an introductory method of smoking. But truth be told, it’s the most cost-effective – bang for your buck, so to speak. The mechanism of a bong is like any other pipe, but the chamber is long, and there’s often water at the base.
This cools down the smoke and makes it a lot easier on your throat. A straight hit can get you from 0-100 real quick. You can buy glass bongs and water pipes online, no problem. Its availability makes it a fan favourite. But if you’re looking for quality craftsmanship (which you should), then it’s good to be a tad selective.
Rolling a joint is a point of pride for a lot of smokers. Some are excellent at it, whereas others, not so much. If you’re not great at it, you’ll be more apt to get a bong for sure. But that’s not to say you can’t keep practising and you’ll crack it eventually. The classic joint is, to many, the purest way of smoking. It’s the most straight forward means and often gets the most praise. If you can roll a few, they’re incredibly portable as you can carry them easily around in a case or a cigarette box.
If you smoke tobacco, you could try a blunt, or even better get a tobacco-free hemp blunt to cut it out but still get the blunt experience.
A blunt, as seen in almost every rap video since 1993, is finely ground weed wrapped in an open and gutted cigar. It’s the best of both worlds.
You certainly get a heavier hit than in a joint and due to packing more in there the lingering high of the herb is an enjoyable experience.
If you’re looking to take your consumption the next level, wax and dab rigs are certainly a better flavour and more intense high. It goes without saying that dabs can be extremely potent. It’s the top of the weed-smoking mountain (so far). But since there’s no way of overdosing it is suitable even for newer consumers who may just get more hungry, happy or sleepy than from regular joints.
The way you smoke your cannabis is largely up to you. There are so many ways to do it. Just try out what works!
One of the best things about cannabis consumption is its diversity – there are so many ways, you don’t need to stick to one method. Personally, we enjoy them all.