Most people know how to roll a joint or pack a pipe, but did you know there are tons of more creative ways to use weed? Here are some interesting ideas.
From offering relief to sufferers of chronic pain to helping people with lifelong conditions like epilepsy and scoliosis to better manage their symptoms, there’s no shortage of benefits when it comes to cannabis.
There are also countless different ways to use marijuana.
Especially with the stigma surrounding both recreational and medical marijuana use rapidly deteriorating, there are more ways to use weed than ever before.
So, which method is the best fit for you? And what are some of the most surprising ways to ways to ingest weed?
When you’re ready to go beyond the blunt, keep on reading this post.
We can’t wait to introduce you to the wackiest and most wonderful ways that people consume weed.
Something New: Vaping Weed
Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, then chances are that you’ve heard all about vaping and electronic cigarettes.
Not only are they a useful tool to help you to quit smoking, but vape pens are also an awesomely trendy way to use marijuana.
First of all, if you always seem to cough after you take a hit of a blunt, you’ll love that vaping is much more comfortable on the lungs and throat. This is because vapor contains far fewer non-cannabinoids and PAHS than smoke.
Plus, for those who like to get high in public areas, we know that you’ll enjoy the added discretion of a vape pen. In addition to helping you to get high faster, vape pens also don’t give off as much of that tell-tale smell as smoking a joint will.
Weed vaping enthusiasts say that they get much deeper flavor notes when vaping as opposed to smoking. Plus, the taste is also much cleaner than smoking.
Of course, there’s one more reason why vaping weed is so much fun: it gives you the ability to accessorize.
While it’s a little tough to match your rolling papers with your outfit, there are countless vape pens and even larger vaping devices that have serious style. You’ll be able to choose pens in all different lengths, shapes, colors, and patterns.
If you haven’t improvised a few marijuana smoking devices in your day, then you’re missing out on a fun (and often seriously creative) rite of passage.
One of the most famous homemade bongs is with an apple. Just grab your favorite kind and a knife (a key will do in a pinch) and get ready to start building.
First, remove the stem of the apple by gently twisting it off.
Then, carve the bowl with a pen or a key by poking a hole in the place where the stem was. Stop once you get about halfway down the apple. Then, create a mouthpiece for the pipe by poking another hole in the middle of the apple’s face.
Think about connecting the two holes in the middle of the apple’s core to make a chamber.
Finally, poke a hole entirely through the apple (stab it) starting from the mouth chamber. You don’t have to do this, but it will help to create a better airflow.
Then, load up the top of your apple (where the stem was) and start smoking.
There’s no limit to the types of creative homemade bongs we’ve seen, from a snow bong to bongs made from a stack of plastic building blocks.
Classic Glass Bongs and Bubblers
Of course, no one can call themselves a true stoner until they’ve had an experience with water pipes.
First of all, a water pipe is an incredibly beginner-friendly option. Because the water bubbles up when you inhale, you’ll get a much smoother throat hit than you would with a joint.
Plus, you don’t need to inhale as deeply when you use a bong, which also makes things easier for those who are new to smoking.
Interestingly, the heated water also helps to kill bacteria that could stay in the smoke otherwise — and seriously irritate your throat.
To keep your water bong in good working order, just be certain that you clean it out each time after you’ve finished using it. Trust us when we tell you that few things are quite as nasty as dirty bong water.
Finally, some people just find that they prefer the aesthetic appeal of a glass bong. You can find options in all different shapes, colors, and sizes. You can even add special features to take your smoking experience to the next level.
These include add-ons like ice catchers, a pre-cooler, and ash catchers. The sky is the limit here, so don’t be surprised if you encounter some pretty epic bongs during your smoking journey.
One of the most effective ways to use weed isn’t smoking or vaping it.
Instead, it’s about finding ways to ingest it as directly as possible. At this point, we’re willing to bet that you’ve heard of — and perhaps even tried out — edibles like weed brownies or gummies.
And while those are certainly tasty and tons of fun?
The truth is that sometimes, it can be a bit of a pain to wait for them to go into full effect.
So, what’s the solution?
For many cannabis enthusiasts, it’s all about embracing tinctures.
Essentially, this is a liquid extract of cannabis that allows you to better control your dosage — and get the effects as quickly as possible. Plus, you’ll also be able to completely sidestep the annoyance and irritation of smoking.
All you need to do to make tinctures work for you?
Using a dropper that comes with the tincture bottle, just place about three to four drops underneath your tongue. (Taking more won’t increase your effects, and you’ll just end up wasting your liquid.) Wait for it to be absorbed directly into your body, and start to enjoy.
To really speed things up, we suggest you try tinctures right when you wake up in the morning. This is because they are best enjoyed on an empty stomach.
No post on the most popular ways to enjoy marijuana would be complete without at least a mention of edibles.
But in today’s world?
Well, let’s just say that, unless she’s a gourmet chef, these aren’t exactly your grandma’s edibles.
Now, the culinary experts and stoners have joined forces to create some delicious dishes that will leave you feeling fabulous thanks to one flavor in particular.
You can try edibles mixed in with chocolate, (a perfect Valentine’s Day gift) or even weed-infused mousse. The secret is in the main ingredient, the cannabutter.
However, there are some new main weed ingredients on the scene. People are getting into olive oils that have been infused with cannabis, classic cannabis-infused oil, and eve weed milk.
For those with a sweet tooth, why not give weed sugar a try?
Once you’ve found the staple ingredient that’s a good fit for you, there’s no limit to the amount of amazing and delicious recipes that you can create.
Did somebody say dinner party?
When in Doubt, Go with a Classic
Of course, sometimes, one of way best ways to use weed is also the most classic: the tried and true joint.
Plus, the first time that you finally master successfully rolling one is always an occasion to celebrate.
If you’re concerned about getting too irritated by the smoke, you can always add a filter to the mix. If you don’t have a filter, you can cut up an index cord and make an accordion fold until it’s the size you’d like.
Make sure that you also invest in a grinder, because breaking your weed up by hand often just ends in you wasting it. To get more into your joint, we suggest packing down the cannabis with the end of a pen.
Which of These Ways to Use Weed Will You Try?
We hope that this post has helped to introduce you to many different ways to use marijuana.
Remember that, above all else, one of the best ways to use weed is with your friends.
Whether you need to get rid of some stress, if you’re using cannabis to help manage a medical condition, or if you’re smoking for the first time, don’t be afraid to ask questions of more seasoned smokers.
They’ll be happy to help you come up with more ways to enjoy bud.
Looking for additional advice about all things marijuana? We’ve got you covered. Keep checking back with us for more tips on how to get the most out of every hit.