The first time you smoke, feel free to giggle your ass off, munch down on Double Stuf Oreos and barbecue potato chips, and marvel at the newfound intensity of movies, music, sex, et al. The primary effect of weed is to enhance the sensory enjoyment of everything around you. But please, if you continue to smoke, learn some dignity. Conquer the munchies and the giggles. Concentrate instead on these newly opened doors of perception.
Learn the difference. Indica makes you sleepy; it’s more of a body high, good for pain, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping—you’ll likely nod out a couple hours after smoking. Sativa is a more upbeat, artistic, and cerebral high. It sparks the imagination and energizes you directly after smoking, and will keep you awake if you smoke too close to bedtime. Most stoners remember the difference in a somewhat anti-intuitive way. Sativa starts with an S = NOT sleepy.
Some people swear by vaporizers, which eliminate the intense skunky smell (good for dorm rooms and public spots) and the inhalation of smoke (possibly but not medically proven to adversely affect the lungs). However, the vape high is considerably less intense and shorter lasting. While a bong can be unruly and downright disgusting, a small water pipe can fulfill the same purpose, filtering the more noxious elements of combustion. For cleaning, isopropyl alcohol cuts resin nicely. Remember the container full of combs soaking in blue liquid on the barber’s counter? I do the same with my glass pipes.
The decidedly uphill battle to legalize marijuana, medical or otherwise, is likely to be with us for decades to come. Legislating morality in our country has always been fraught. As we have seen, even if marijuana is legal in some states, that doesn’t mean the federal government won’t get involved, as I discovered woefully a few years back when the owners of my own dear collective in Malibu, California, were forced to pack up and flee after receiving a threatening letter from Obama’s U.S. Attorney General’s office. And under Trump and Jeff Sessions, the feds are no friend of the pro-pot crowd.
It’s never too late to learn the basics.
Given the choice between a drunk (and impaired) asshole and a pleasant stoner. Well, put it this way: If my college-bound kid was to ask my advice on the subject, I’d tell him I prefer he smoked weed in lieu of drinking. Watch one episode of Real World. That’s what our kids are emulating, people. (Of course, I’d also tell him to watch his butt—people still get busted for simple marijuana possession every day in America.)
There’s not a lot to know to get you started, and I am not here advocating the use of illegal substances. But if you happen to be interested, here’s what to know about marijuana.
The hip-hop generation has popularized the use of tobacco leaf rolling papers or hollowed-out/re-rolled Swisher Sweets as the delivery device of choice for weed. Not only can this lead to an addiction to nicotine, it also kills the taste of the myriad delicious strains now on the market. Nobody would ever mix a shot of red wine in a glass with ice and Coke, would they?
Meanwhile, glassy eyes around the nation are turned toward the nine states (plus D.C.) where pot is now legal for a sign as to where this is all going.
There's not a lot to know to get you started, and I am not here advocating the use of illegal substances. But if you happen to be interested, here's everything you need to know about smoking marijuana.
If you know how to smoke a bowl of weed , then using a dab rig won’t be that hard. The first thing to do is heat the dab with a torch. After it cools down, put the extract in the heated bowl, and inhale.
Another tip on how to smoke a pipe weed is to keep an eye on the coal while you smoke. Don’t let it touch your blend.
Can’t decide between a bong and a pipe? Then try a bubbler, which is basically the best of both. They aren’t bulky like bongs, which means they are easy to transport, but they can get you high as one.
The hookah, which we all know from Alice in Wonderland , came from India and quickly spread throughout the world as a way to smoke tobacco. Today, people use hookahs for weed smoking , too.
Beginners should avoid bongs, as this method can be overpowering and harsh. What’s more, you get more THC in fewer hits, which isn’t good for your first time smoking pot .
The most important thing is to clean up after yourself. Get rid of the evidence, air out the room, and hopefully, no one will be onto you.
What do you need to do? Cut the plastic bottle in half and cover the mouthpiece with a bowl of aluminum foil. Get another container, like a paint bucket, and fill it with water. After you place the bottle in the container, light the weed in the foil and start pulling the bottle up as it fills up with weed smoke, and inhale.
You need to be extra careful when taking a hit if you don’t want to end up with a burnt flower in your mouth or burnt eyebrows.
Learning how to smoke weed from a bowl isn’t hard. You just need to make sure that all the weed is finely ground-up before it goes in the pipe so that it burns evenly. Also, if there is a carb hole on the side, don’t forget to cover it when lighting up and release it when you inhale.
There are plenty of ways how to smoke weed and you simply can't call yourself a true cannabis connoisseur unless you've tried all of these!