How to Use a Pipe to Smoke Cannabis
Knowing how to use a pipe to smoke cannabis is crucial stoner knowledge. There are tons of methods for getting high, and many of those are different ways of smoking. Cannabis pipes are super easy to find and use and are generally very inexpensive. They come in different sizes and materials, making some super easy to conceal for on-the-go use. This article will teach you how to choose a pipe, pack it and how best to smoke from it.
Choosing a Pipe
You can always pick up a standard glass pipe from a head shop or convenience store. But if you’re looking for something with a little extra oomph- you’ve sure got a few options to choose from. You can find pipes made of weed, crystals, aluminum, glass and more. Check out this article by Herb to see their top pipe picks for 2018. Keep in mind that while the smaller pipes are easier to conceal, they are also harder to clean. You may want to consider a pipe with collapsable pieces that make cleaning it a dream. When choosing a glass pipe, know that the thicker and heavier the glass is, the longer it is likely to last. Once you’ve picked your pipe, you’ll need a few more items before you can pack the perfect bowl.
Packing a Pipe
You’ll need to have something to light your bowl with like a lighter, matches, hemp wick or a non-butane heating method. Depending on the size of the bowl on your pipe, you may also need to consider a screen. These screens keep you from inhaling bits of cannabis and ash, which makes for a much smoother smoke sesh. Next, you’ll want to make sure the weed you’re planning to pack is finely ground to ensure an even burn. Pack your bowl light at the bottom and heavier at the top to get a nice cherry burn.
Smoking From a Pipe
Start with small bowls and work your way up towards denser bowls. If your bowls are the right size, you’ll be able to clear it (finish the weed inside) in one or two hits. To avoid taking hits of ash, try to only light half of the bowl, which allows you to have a clean hit that still has cannabis in it the second time you light it. Knowing pipe etiquette and how to use a pipe to smoke cannabis makes you a better-rounded cannabis consumer.