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.
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.
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.)
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.
It’s never too late to learn the basics.
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.
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?
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.
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.
They are also small, compact, and fit into most bags and backpacks, which makes them ideal for traveling.
- Knowing how to smoke a joint properly means knowing how to roll one the right way . Some have perfected rolling joints to a work of art, while others are still struggling. Luckily for the latter, most cannabis dispensaries sell pre-rolled joints to tie you over until you get the hang of it.
- How much weed in a jointdo you need ? Although a new study has narrowed it down to exactly 0.32 grams, this is a question that is still up for debate.
- How to smoke a joint for the first time? Start slow , make sure you inhale all the way into the lungs, and, most importantly, don’t overdo it. If you feel you’re getting too high, stop. Smoking joints will give you an immediate high, so you’ll feel it if it’s too much.
Blunts are perfect for smoking weed in a group because you can fit more weed into them, and they burn more slowly than joints.
In addition to being one of the most common, easiest, and oldest ways to smoke weed , rolling joints is also one of the cheapest methods to enjoy pot. Rolling papers are not expensive, and they are easy to get. In fact, you can buy them almost anywhere, and you won’t waste as much weed in a joint as you would in a bong.
To ensure that you know how to smoke weed from a glass pipe , you first need to le arn how to clean a weed pipe. They can become clogged with residue, so you must take care of your pipe if you want to get the best p ossible hit. Luckily, this isn’t so difficult . Most people use isopropyl alcohol as the most effective way to clean pipes.
One of the downsides to dabbing is the price. It can be very expensive, but since it’s so much more powerful than cannabis buds , you’ll probably need less of it to get high.
What you need to know before smoking a joint ?
So whether you are looking for tricks on how to smoke weed for the first time , or you’re interested in experimenting with new technologies, let’s check out some of the basics.
Water bongs, or also aptly-named gravity bongs , use the force of gravity to get you high.
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!