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For many of us, smoking marijuana is synonymous with rolling joints. Many of us don’t really know what other alternatives there are other than a joint.
You may also find situations when there are no smoking papers available for joints, so you can buy alternatives that are both convenient and enjoyable for you. Do these alternatives have the same effect as rolling joints?
Alternatives to Rolling Joints
There are wide ranges of alternatives to rolling joints. Besides, a few of them are more convenient to use and are popular choices, too. Let’s find more about these options.
Bongs are a more convenient and easy to use option for cannabis smoking. It can make you high quickly. The only thing you need is water. This is also the only negative; the water could spill out from bong, or the water might be unavailable.
Bongs come with different materials like glass, metal, wood, plastics, ceramics, and most popularly bamboo. Bongs also differ in terms of design. These include percolator bongs, carburetor bongs, gravity bongs, straight tube bongs, multi-chambered bongs, and much more.
Pipes are the most basic tool for marijuana lovers. It is more stylish, trendier, and cheaper than other options. These options are easy to use and carry. Pipes can have different sizes and shapes. Other than that, pipes like these are made from different materials like glass, wood, clay, and even metal.
It is pretty simple to use pipes. Just grind the cannabis and cover the little hole of your pipe with your thumb or index finger. Now, use a lighter to run the flame over your weed. Inhale and relax.
Some people make mistakes about positioning the lighter in smoking. You have to place the lighter over the top of the bowl until the weed is able to lit on its own. The other major mistake is exhaling with your mouth on the pipe. This can blow weeds out of the bowl. That is a complete waste of your marijuana grind.
In modern days, glass pipes are getting popular. That is because they are see-through and don’t get as hot as metal pipes. Also, glass pipes hit really clean and there is no difference in cannabis taste. Though they are expensive and can break apart, you will find more diverse and coolest designs in glass pipes.
This is for extremely potent marijuana extracts. You can try budder, honeycomb, or shatter-like extracts with dab rings. It concentrates extracts by using the vaporization method. Because of the extreme potency, dab rings can take your high to all-new levels.
The best quality budder is a type of cannabis concentrate texture. The term budder helps describe the appearance and feel of the concentrate. Cannabis budders are oilier and softer in texture, which makes them easy to handle, similar to a stick of butter or cake batter. Its taste is the result of agitating terpene-rich shatter that has a creamier consistency.
Dab rings do not need lighters; instead, blow torches work great for dab rings. As dab rings exclude combustion, it is much healthier than other methods. You will also find its vapor purer than regular cannabis smoke.
A bubbler is a kind of a mix between a bong and a pipe. The unit is small and easy to handle — just like a pipe. Besides, it can make you high quickly, similar to bongs. Most bubblers are made with glass. Bubblers have round chambers either on the sides or at the bottom.
Bubblers are also unique as they have a chamber containing water. The smoke produced by weed passes through this chamber and cools a bit, which gives users a fresh taste of marijuana. Bubblers also have variants, though. The most common types are hammer bubblers, pendate bubblers, double bubblers, and sherlock bubblers.
A gravity bong or water bong is a very popular way to smoke cannabis at home. It is quite easy if you know the techniques. All you need is some simple, accessible materials for this. Let’s find how to try this at home.
- Use a box cutter to cut a plastic bottle into two pieces.
- Now use aluminum foil to wrap the mouth hole so that it gets the shape of a bowl.
- Poke 3 to 4 holes in the aluminum for airflow.
- Now fill a container with water and place the bottle in that container. Place it so that mouthpieces stay above the waterline.
- Place weed on the foil. Now, light things up.
- Make sure you pull the bottle a bit upward while you are lighting it. This will fill smoke quickly.
- Lastly, push the bottle back into the water. This will push smoke upward, and you are ready for marijuana smoke.
Corn husks are a very popular alternative to rolling papers. Corn husks are natural, and many people choose this as a healthier option. In fact, people in Jamaica and Latin America prefer this as their first option. Before trying to smoke with it, make sure the husk you want to use is dry and clean. Also, corn husks provide a natural flavor of cannabis smoke.
Corn husks are natural fibers with regular stripes. These hold marijuana extracts more tightly to its surface. In the case of corn husks, experts believe, it is better to smoke slowly to indulge more with marijuana flavors.
This is another simple and easy method of weed smoking. Convert the soda can to a complete smoking device. Make some holes on the crease and a crab on the other side of it. Add some ground-up marijuana inside and light it. Now you can inhale the weed through a mouthpiece.
Though soda can work as a great smoking device, it has some health hazards to count. The aluminum of its can may not be safe as an aluminum foil. Besides, soda cans have inks painted on its surface. When you are heating weed on a soda can these inks will melt and can release chemicals to your weed.
Other than that, some people smoke directly from the soda can. Soda might have residual caffeine and sugar molecules. These can make you high beyond your expectations. So, try soda can sparingly but not as a regular method.
This is probably the easiest of all methods where fruit can help you to get high on cannabis.
- Jam a pen or a screwdriver in the apple to make a tunnel from the top and side of an apple. Make sure the tunnels connect to each other.
- Line the apple with aluminum foil and poke aluminum foil into the holes.
- Place the weed on aluminum foil and start to light it.
- Now, inhale the smoke from the side hole.
You can try a similar process of fruits like guava, avocado, pear or with dragon fruits. There is a lot to experiment with. But, do not try with juicy fruits, that can spoil a lot more of your marijuana extract.
This is a century-old method of smoking. The method is a simple and effective way to quickly inhale cannabis smoke. You need two knives and a stove or a candle for this. Heat the knives to medium heat and make sure you don’t burn your palms near handles.
After a few minutes of heating, place a piece of bud or some cannabis extract on one and squeeze it between two knives. This will produce smoke quickly, and you just need to inhale.
Though it is not a popular method, many people choose this as an alternative. Take three rose petals and heat them in a pan for ten seconds. After heating them, lick the petals and add ground weed to make your blunt.
If needed, you can give another ten seconds of heat in the oven for a better rose blunt. Do not overheat the petals, or else they can dry to a crisp. That can create problems when rolling. Make sure, petals have some moisture after heating so that they roll the best rose blunt.
This is a popular smoking device in the Middle East and in parts of the Indian subcontinent. Hookah pipes also account for an elite form of weed smoking. Smoking cannabis out of hookah pipe may sound complicated but in reality it is much easier.
To get started you need coal, aluminum foil, tongs, water, and obviously the hookah pipe. You can also add shisha of different flavors to make it more tasty. You can mix the weed with tobacco or shisha and place it at the bottom of the flask. Make sure, you place the cannabis on the top so that it does dry up quickly in the smoking process.
Hookahs have a larger bowl which makes it an ideal option for group smoking. Other than that, it has the least risk of teeth staining and you will get the fresh smell of cannabis leaves.
Plastic lung resembles the same airflow functionality as bongs. It is also a process to make you extremely high. To make a plastic lung, you need aluminum foil, scissor, tape, and a 2-liter bottle. Let’s find how to make it in simple steps.
First, cut the container into half. Now, use tape to attach a plastic bag to the bottom half of this container.
Secondly, wrap aluminum foil around the mouthpiece in such a way so it forms a bowl shape.
Thirdly, pierce some holes on aluminum foil before you put marijuana on it.
Finally, Light the weed and pull the bag to create suction. Lift off the foil once the bag gets full. You are now ready to inhale.
There are different ways to get high with marijuana. Rolling a joint is not the only option. In fact, you should try different methods to make things interesting.