Is it your first time smoking weed? Do you want to learn how to smoke weed properly? Keep reading to find out the best way to smoke weed and get the best high.
As the government creates more progressive steps on cannabis use, more people are trying it. It’s not surprising, given how mainstream hemp and cannabis already are.
If you’re only catching up with the trends now, this guide will teach you how to smoke weed.
1. Know the Law
Before you start your journey to higher consciousness, you have to learn the law in your area. Out of all 50 states, marijuana is only legal in 33 states for medical use.
For recreational use of weed, 11 states have already legalized it. At the start of 2020, Illinois became the newest state that allowed the legal use of recreational marijuana. This is the type of legality you’re looking for.
Find out if your state allows the use of marijuana. If it doesn’t, your next best choice is to move to a state that has legalized it. Otherwise, you’ll risk getting arrested.
2. Get What You Need to Smoke Weed
There are only a handful of things that you need for smoking weed. That includes a bong, your flowers or herbs, and a grinder. If you plan to smoke from a joint, make sure you have joint paper, crutch material, and a grinder prepared.
Let’s focus on your bong first. You can find a variety of bongs for smoking weed. Glass bongs are the best type because they have a detachable downstem for easy cleaning.
There are three major parts of a bong. Those are the mouthpiece, bowl, and downstem. The bowl is where you place the weed while the downstem is the piece that you stick into the bong.
3. Learn How to Smoke Weed From a Bong
Learning how to smoke weed from a bong isn’t very difficult. Also, the bong is the best type of smoking device to use if you want a cooler hit. The reason is that you can add ice to make the hit smoother and cooler.
First, prepare the bong by making sure it’s clean. Use 99% isopropyl alcohol and Epsom salt to wash the bong. Remember, a clean bong can make all the difference, especially with top-shelf weed.
Next, add water into the bong. Make sure it doesn’t go past an inch from the tip of the downstem. If you go past that, smoking weed will be more difficult for you.
Place the ground cannabis in the bowl. Next, cover the entire mouthpiece with your lips and then light it up. Tilt the bong so the bowl is upright and take a slow inhale.
Bong Tips and Tricks
To reduce the feeling of burning your throat, try to take smaller hits first. You may also consider using a bubbler that holds water. This will cool down the smoke and reduce the burning feeling in your throat.
If you want to keep it cool and concentrated, try using a gravity bong instead. The gravity bong or waterfall bong uses gravity to pull weed into a container to inhale. If you don’t have a gravity bong, you can create a DIY gravity bong instead with two bottles.
4. Discover How to Smoke Marijuana From a Joint
If you prefer the traditional way of consumption, you’ll want to learn the proper way of preparing a joint. Before you roll one, you’ll need rolling paper, fine cannabis, and a crutch or filter. You can also prepare a cannabis grinder and have a pen around to pack the joint.
First, take a rolling paper and place the crutch at the end of it. If you don’t have one, you can make a crutch out of any other paper, like cardboard or an old business card. Most joint papers already come with crutch material.
Next, take some of your ground cannabis and fill the paper with enough for a roll. Often a gram or half a gram is enough to do the trick. From here, you start shaping the joint with your fingers.
Once you shaped the joint, roll it into a cone shape. Use your fingertips to roll it back and forth. From here, you can start rolling the joint.
If you’re using joint paper, look for the glued edge. Use the unglued side and tuck it into the roll. As a tip, use the crutch as your guide.
The last step is to pack the end of the joint with a pen or other similar items. This will ensure an even burn as you smoke the joint. Light up the end and let it roast before you inhale from the joint.
5. Weed Smoking Tricks
Get a good strain that will work for you. Indica strains work well for pain, anxiety, and sleeping issues. Sativa can help with energizing you and make you feel higher.
You also want to have a ton of snacks on hand if you’re going to have a smoking session. You’ll get hungry, and you want to have food at the ready. Get plenty of the food you enjoy and don’t forget to bring water as well.
When you smoke weed, don’t be afraid to try new things. Infuse your herbs with chamomile tea for extra sleepiness effects. If you’ve always ground your herbs, try cutting them to see if cutting herbs lifts out less THC.
The coronavirus pandemic pushed public health officials and governors to label cannabis as essential. That means that dispensaries will remain open amid the ongoing health crisis as an essential part of the industry. Look for a dispensary that knows what they’re selling and will suit your needs.
6. Learn When to Stop
Everyone has unique thresholds for the high they get when they smoke weed.
Long-time smokers have a higher threshold than those who are new to smoking weed. If you’re new, take it slow and try to get a feel of how your body is handling it.
Smoke Weed Like a Boss
That’s it for our guide on how to smoke weed like the iconic Cheech and Chong. We hope you enjoyed reading this guide and got the information you need for smoking weed.
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