Learning how to smoke weed isn’t hard. In fact, you’ll have plenty of ways to go about it. You can smoke a bowl, joint, or a bong. Each one has their own technique. If you don’t smoke the right way you run the risk of not getting high. That’s pretty much the worst case scenario when it comes to smoking weed. From packing bowls to rolling up, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to get high on the first try.
How To Smoke Weed In A Bowl
One of the fastest ways to get high is to smoke a bowl. However, if you don’t know what you’re doing you’ll be burning weed without getting high. If you’re using a metal, clay, or wooden pipe you can usually just pack weed in it and light it. However, using a standard glass spoon pipe you’ll want to learn the following technique.
Step 1: Grinding
Before you smoke your bowl you’ll have to grind some weed up. Don’t grind it too fine or it’ll fall through the hole. Then, you’ll have flying pieces of burning plant matter flying into the back of your throat. Using a grinder is better than breaking your bud down by hand. This is because you get a more consistent grind, which allows the fire to burn and spread with ease. Once you’ve got your buds ground up you’re ready to pack the bowl.
Step 2: Packing
Use your finger tips to pinch a pile off the ground up nugs. Then, you can drop it into the bowl and pack it down. The fewer gaps the less likely it all sinks in and flies into your mouth. Pack it to the top of the bowl, or as much as you want.
Step 3: Cover The Carb Hole
If you’ve never learned how to smoke a bowl before this is an important step to know. Make sure you tell your friends who might be smoking for the first time to put their finger on the carb hole before they spark it. If you neglect this step you will get slim to no smoke.
Step 4: Spark It
With your finger firmly on the carb hole, spark a corner of the bowl and inhale. If you’re smoking it yourself feel free to light the whole thing but lighting a corner of the bowl is the preferred method in groups. That way everyone gets some fresh greens.
Step 5: Clear And Exhale
As the smoke fills the bowl it’ll start to feel a little harsh. Remove your finger from the carb hole at the appropriate time and all the smoke in the bowl will rush into your lungs. If it felt too harsh remove your finger from the carb sooner the next time. If you didn’t cough your lungs out on the first hit you can usually get a second hit without relighting the bowl. Just put your finger on the carb hole, inhale, and remove it again when you’re ready to clear it. Now you know how to smoke a bowl the right way.
How To Roll And Smoke Weed In Papers
If you don’t have a bowl you, or you prefer a different method, papers to roll up. The easy way to roll for a beginner is by using a rolling machine. But if you’d like to learn this is how to roll and smoke a joint.
Step 1: Pick Your Papers
Before you get rolling you’ll need to pick the right rolling papers. Thinner papers are better if you want to taste more weed and less paper. There are hemp, rice, cellulose papers and more. Check out our list of the 10 best rolling papers if you need help making a decision. There are also different sizes. The two standard sizes are 1 and 1/4 or king size papers. The 1 and 1/4 size papers are great for a solo session. King size is for sharing or people with heavy tolerances.
Step 2: Grind Your Weed
You can grind your weed with a grinder, break it down by hand, or make your own grinder with a shotgun and scissor.
Step 3: Get Rolling
Grab a sheet of rolling paper. If you want to you can place a filter tip at one end of the joint. Evenly spread your ground up weed across the papers crease.
Next, you’ll need to use your thumbs on each end of the joint to roll up and down. The bud will take on a cylindrical shape. Then, you can tightly roll the non-adhesive side of the paper around the weed. Continue to roll the weed as close to the paper as possible to avoid a “canoe” or uneven burn.
Step 4: Top Or Twist Off
You can twist the end or top it off with more weed. Use a shoelace, aux cord, straw, pen or any thin poker you can find to pack the weed into the joint. Then, you’ll have space for more weed or you can smoke it as is.
Step 5: Smoking It
Lighting the joint can be one of the trickiest parts. You want the end to evenly cherry otherwise it won’t burn evenly. You can spin the joint while lighting the tip. Once it looks a little lit you can puff it. If the whole end doesn’t cherry burn the side that isn’t lit while inhaling. From there you just inhale with the joint in your mouth. Once you feel like you’ve got enough smoke in your lungs pull the joint out of your mouth and inhale some air. You don’t need to hold it in after that point you can just exhale and take the next hit whenever you’re ready. If you’re smoking with friends be sure to pass after the second puff.
How To Smoke Weed In A Bong
Smoking a bong is similar to smoking a bowl. The difference is in the way you clear it and the fact that you’ll need to fill it with water. You can purchase a bong or make one yourself. If you make one with a carb hole smoke it in the same way you would a bowl. The following steps illustrate how to smoke weed in a standard glass bong.
Step 1: Fill Your Bong With Water
You don’t want to smoke a bong without water. It won’t milk up nearly as much as you’d want it to. So fill water through the mouthpiece. If your piece has separate chambers with percolators make sure each one has enough water to bubble while inhaling.
Step 2: Grind Weed And Pack The Bowl
Grind your weed the same way you would when smoking a bowl. Make sure it’s not too fine or it’ll sink down the down stem of your bong. You can purchase a metal or glass screen to prevent anything from falling through your bowl.
Once your bud is ground and your bong is filled, you can move onto packing the bowl. Pinch some with your finger tips and plug the hole of the bowl up. Fill it to the top and pack it down.
Step 3: Spark It
With your mouth on the mouthpiece begin sparking the bowl while inhaling slowly. Save your lung capacity for clearing it. Keep inhaling until the bong is filled with smoke.
Step 4: Clear It
Once you’ve got enough smoke in the chamber you can remove the bowl and inhale quickly. The bong should go from white to clear in an instant. Exhale and enjoy being higher than you would be with a bowl or joint. It’ll also happen sooner. Make sure you clean your bong properly after a few uses because it’ll get gross fast. It only takes a few steps and you’ll get a smoother hit because of it.
Final Hit: How To Smoke Weed
Now you know how to smoke weed using the most effective methods out there. Teach your friends so they can’t complain they didn’t get high their first time.