4 marijuana smoking techniques and the safest

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The many marijuana smoking techniques and which ones are the safest

4 marijuana smoking techniques and the safest? Smoking is the most popular method of consuming cannabis, and options range from blunts and bongs to joints and pipes.

While getting high can be a pleasurable and beneficial recreational activity, you should be aware that cannabis smoke, like cigarette smoke, includes irritant compounds and tar linked to respiratory issues.

If you’re new to the world of marijuana smoking, you might feel a little confused by the alternatives and interested about the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. What you should know is as follows.


1. Joints


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One of the most common ways for people to use marijuana smoking is in joints. According to Stacia Woodcock, PharmD, Clinical Cannabis Pharmacist and Dispensary Manager at Curaleaf, they are produced by rolling cannabis on a rolling paper that is “usually made of hemp, rice, or paper.” Additionally, you have the option of adding a filter to stop smoking-related finger burns.

To roll and smoke a joint

  1. Use your fingers or herb grinder to crush cannabis. Eliminate any stems or seeds.
  2. If you want to use a filter, cut off a tiny piece of thin cardboard that will fit into your rolled-up paper and fold it into a tip “accordion-style.”
  3. Place your filter on either end of the rolling paper and fill it with the ground marijuana smoking while holding the paper lengthwise, “hot dog style.”
  4. Roll the filled paper into a cone or tube by pinching it between your fingertips.
  5. Light the joint’s tip, then breathe through the filter.

Remember that many commercially available rolling papers include hazardous pollutants and chemicals that could hurt your lungs, especially those that are advertised as fast-burning, bleached, or flavored. Therefore, using unbleached, unflavored, and unrefined rolling sheets may reduce your risk of exposure. Additionally, think considering switching to a pipe or bong if you’re really concerned about chemical exposure.


2. Blunts


Blunts are constructed similarly to joints, except they are often larger and last longer. The distinction is that rolling paper isn’t used to make blunts; instead, cigar wrap is used in ma.

Because blunt wraps are created from tobacco leaves, they contain nicotine. A 2010 study found that the nicotine in blunts increased the amount of the deadly chemical carbon monoxide in the study participants’ blood, resulting in unpleasant side effects such nausea, vertigo, and headaches.

To roll and smoke a joint

  1. Crush cannabis using your fingers or a herb grinder. Remove any seeds or stalks.
  2. Cut the cigar or blunt open lengthwise with a blade. Alternatively, if you’re using a blunt wrap, unroll it with your fingers.
  3. If necessary, remove the tobacco from the cigar’s or blunts center.
  4. By immersing your fingers in some water, moisten the wrap.
  5. Put weed inside the wrap.
  6. Form a tube shape by pinching the wrap between your fingers and rolling and tucking it.
  7. Light one end with a match or lighter.

3. Pipe


One of the most straightforward methods of smoking is with a pipe, sometimes known as a spoon or bowl.

A “stem,” a hollow bowl, and a mouthpiece are the three main components of a pipe. A carb hole, which is a tiny hole adjacent to the bowl that you cover and uncover with your finger while inhaling to clear the pipe of smoke, is another feature of some pipes of marijuana smoking.

To smoke from a pipe: 

  1. Use your fingers or herb grinder to crush cannabis. Eliminate any stems or seeds.
  2. Crushed cannabis should be placed loosely halfway up the bowl. If the bowl is packed too tightly, it could be difficult to take a hit.
  3. Inhale through the mouthpiece after lighting the bowl with a match or lighter.
  4. If the bowl has a carb place your finger over it before lighting it and taking a draw. As a result, the smoke will accumulate inside the pipe. Inhale the smoke into your lungs after lifting your finger off the carb to “clean” the pipe.

Quick tip:

Cleaning the mouthpiece with rubbing alcohol prior to each use will help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria if you share a pipe with other people. While doing this might be a hassle, it will keep you healthy and free from infectious diseases.


4. Bong


Water is used in bongs, also known as water pipes, which are smoking apparatuses to cool and filter smoke. Since the smoke is cooler than when using joints, blunts, or bowls, users often take bigger hits and emit more marijuana smoking.

Bongs are made up of a bowl and a “down stem,” which is a cylindrical piece of glass. When you hit a bong, smoke moves up the bong’s neck to the mouthpiece after passing through the down stem and water filter.

While some users consider bongs to be the healthiest smoking method, Nicolas Schlienz, PhD, Research Director at cannabis education nonprofit Realm of Caring, asserts that bongs “may not be all that good in reducing pollutants.”

To smoke from a bong

  1. Fill the water chamber with water to completely cover the down stem’s bottom.
  2. Use your fingers or herb grinder to crush cannabis. Eliminate any stems or seeds.
  3. Fill the bowl with cannabis just to the halfway mark.
  4. Put your mouth on the mouthpiece and light the bowl with a match or lighter while inhaling deeply.
  5. Slide the bowl out of the down stem after the chamber is full with marijuana smoking and take a puff to expel it.