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Relatively new to the world of weed? Tired of smoking it the same old fashion? Wondering what is the best way to smoke weed?

You’re in the right place. In this blog post, we’re going to tell you how to smoke weed . . . in 6 different ways! Ready? Let’s go! 

1. In a Joint

Many get their start in smoking weed by smoking it in the form of a joint. A joint is essentially a bundle of ground marijuana flower contained by a tightly rolled piece of paper. Joints are highly common in social settings where they can be passed from person to person. 

Though smoking joints might feel like the most authentic form of marijuana consumption, it’s not necessarily the best option. Why?

Well, for one, joints can take a while to roll. First, you need to grind up your marijuana flower (you’ll need a marijuana grinder for this). Then, once it’s grounded, you need to lay it out upon your rolling paper.  

Once you’ve done that, you need to roll the paper in a way so as to avoid bubbles and dead spots. In truth, it’s a lot harder than it looks, not to mention time-consuming. 

Plus, joints deliver an undeniable burning sensation. Your throat is bound to feel sore after your first joint experience and, in truth, you might never get used to it. 

2. With a Pipe/Bowl

Perhaps the most common way to smoke weed is with a pipe or a bowl. Pipes and bowls are generally made out of glass or ceramic and are extremely small and compact. As such, they can seamlessly (and secretly) be taken just about anywhere. 

To smoke with a pipe or a bowl, you simply pack the end of the device with a load of marijuana flower. Then, you light the packed marijuana and inhale through the opposite side. It’s quick and simple. 

The downsides?

Well, for one, it comes with a bit of a burning sensation. Some smokers are into it but a good many aren’t. 

There’s also the issue of hit strength. Simply put, smoking through a pipe or bowl produces one of the weakest hits you can get. 

3. With a Bong

One of the most common ways to smoke marijuana is with a bong. Bongs are large, water-filled tubes that you fill with water. Fairly bulky in nature, they tend to remain in one place (such as on your living room coffee table, for instance). 

Bongs work by intaking marijuana smoke and filtering it through the water contained within. The result of this? A stronger hit and a smoother drag. 

If you hate that burning sensation that comes with pipes or with blunts, smoking through a bong might be just the thing for you. It has much more of a cooling sensation than it does a burning one. 

4. With a Bubbler

Another way to smoke weed is with a bubbler. A bubbler is essentially a hybrid of a pipe and a bong. It makes use of water like a bong but is compact and portable like a pipe. 

Bubblers produce a stronger hit than do pipes but a weaker hit than do bongs. If you like to smoke in different places throughout the day, a bubbler is a solid option. 

5. With a Vape

One of the more modern ways to smoke weed is with a vape or vaporizer pen. These are electronically charged sticks that transform weed oil into vapor. Just inhale on them quickly and you’ll be smoking marijuana; it’s as simple as that. 

There are many upsides to smoking marijuana through a vape.

For one, it produces arguably the smoothest drag around. There is almost no burning sensation to speak of. In fact, vape cartridges (these are what hold the weed oil) are designed to possess smooth flavors like citrus or watermelon. 

There’s also the issue of discreteness. Unlike when smoking marijuana directly (whether it be through a bubbler or a bong or a pipe), when smoking marijuana through a vape, you’ll avoid the pungent and dank weed smell almost entirely. This can be highly beneficial for those who live close to others (or for those who hate the smell).

Be sure, however, that there are downsides. 

Perhaps the biggest downside to vaping marijuana is that it’s expensive. Vape cartridges can cost anywhere from $45 to $75 and they don’t always offer much bang for their buck. 

The other big downside is that vapes need to be charged. If they’re not charged, they won’t work. If they aren’t working when you need them, you’re not going to be able to smoke, unfortunately. 

6. With a Dab Rig

The last consumption method we’re going to discuss is dabbing. To dab weed, you need an elaborate dab rig as well as a special form of marijuana known as marijuana wax. This is a sticky marijuana extract that is highly potent and which must be burned at exceedingly high heat. 

The process of dabbing can take some getting used to. It requires the use of a butane torch and can actually be fairly expensive to begin. Note, though, that it has many benefits. 

In addition to providing a substantial high in a short amount of time, it also delivers a smooth drag and a tame aroma. This makes it great for use in semi-public places, like apartment complexes, for instance. 

Approach with caution, however! Dabbing can get you very high very quickly. If you’re not careful, it can turn into a horrible experience. 

So What is the Best Way to Smoke Weed?

Of course, there is no definitive answer to the question “what is the best way to smoke weed?”. Every one of these methods is viable, offering its own set of benefits and drawbacks. In the end, it comes down to personal preference.

So, start experimenting and see what you like. A beautiful new world awaits! 

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