Cannabis is definitely a hot topic these days, and thanks to the sheer number of science-backed benefits that this unique plant can provide, it seems to be growing in popularity. Nowadays, there are many products and ways to consume cannabis, like edibles, extracts, cartridges, and tinctures. But, good oldies never go out of style, and that's why the old act of smoking a joint or from a trusty pipe remains one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis. Whether you've decided to try cannabis for the first time, haven't smoked for so long that you can't quite remember how to do it, or even just want to confirm that you've been doing it right, this post is for you. Keep reading, and you will find some handy tips on how to inhale weed correctly, either in a pipe of any type or a classic joint.
How to Properly Smoke WeedSmoking weed correctly isn’t rocket science. For starters, it's good to know that some factors can significantly influence your smoking experience that isn't directly about how you inhale smoke. If you want to master the arts of smoking weed, we will break it down into a very simple step-by-step that you can follow to ensure that you are smoking weed properly.
- To ensure a good smoke, we must start taking care of certain things even before getting the buds we want to smoke. This is because poor quality weed can make your smoke unpleasant no matter how careful you are with how you roll your joint and how you smoke it. Make sure you get well cured but fresh buds from the strain you like best.
- Once you have your good-quality cannabis flowers, break up the buds you wish to smoke and grind them using a grinder or other method. The idea is to grind your weed to a medium ground, not too coarse to avoid burning badly, and not too fine to prevent your joint or pipe from ending up congested or clogged.
- Rolling the joint correctly is also essential to having a good smoke. The idea is not to apply too much pressure when putting it together. When you roll the joint too tight, you may not even be able to smoke from it, or it may be too uncomfortable. On the contrary, if you roll the joint too loose, it will most likely end up burning badly, and having too much oxygen input is likely to make the joint burn faster and feel harsher on the throat.
- The way you light the joint is also critical so that it burns evenly and doesn't end up smoking. The correct way to do it is to light the joint by placing the flame on the joint tip opposite the filter for about 10-15 seconds or until you see the joint end lit up, then inhale. It’s unnecessary to draw the joint while lighting it as you would a cigarette since tobacco and cannabis are not the same. In fact, inhaling the joint while lighting can cause the joint to burn poorly.
- Once you have your joint lit, fill your mouth with the amount of smoke you want to smoke; you don't need to draw the joint for more than a couple of seconds to get a good amount of smoke. By doing this before inhaling the smoke, you prevent coughing fits as the smoke cools down a bit before it enters your throat and lungs. After this, inhale deeper so that the smoke passes into your lungs.
- Avoid holding the smoke in your lungs for too long to prevent the formation of tar and combustion residues in your lungs. A couple of seconds is more than enough. Now exhale the cannabis smoke from your lungs and repeat this process until you feel satisfied.
- If you wish, you can use a mouthpiece or some sort of additional joint filter to prevent further inhaling harmful or unnecessary residue or compounds and prevent coughing or throat irritation.