Smoking weed is a pretty easy job, all things considered. All you need to do is burn the stuff and inhale the smoke. Any idiot can figure out how to do that with minimal supplies.
But being a real stoner means a deeper, and slightly more expensive, dedication to the drug. A hand-rolled joint is great – and cheap. But sometimes you need something more elaborate – a good glass bong or pipe, maybe. There are other must-have accessories, too.
So here, in no particular order, are the most important things you need to toke in style. You can always go for more – a good vaporizer, a dab rig, etc. But this list will give you the basics.
1. Rolling Papers
If you have to choose rolling papers, make it RAW. These are some of the finest quality rolling papers you can get, and even the packaging is top-notch. In fact, you may want to splurge on the filters as well, and why not grab the rolling tray to complete the set?
2. Rolling Tray
No more scraping pot from a table or countertop. No more spilling on the floor. No more scooping cannabis from a zip-lock baggie. Now you have a place to hold your ground weed, and a handy lap-top surface for rolling.
3. Weed Grinder
A grinder is one of the most essential accessories for weed smokers. Even if you primarily smoke dabs, you most likely still have a weed grinder lying around.
Grinders come in all different types and sizes these days, and feature all sorts of innovative technology. The best weed grinders feature innovative technology that breaks your weed down in a way that preserves cannabinoids and terpenes.
4. Spoon Pipe
A simple glass spoon pipe is a must-have for any stoner. Glass is preferable, though metal and even wood work fine. As with everything you smoke, avoid anything containing plastic.
You can DIY without a lot of trouble. Whatever you use (food, wood, etc.), simply follow the shape of a standard spoon bowl, carve a hole from the end of the stem through the bottom of the bowl. Then carve another hole from the bottom of the bowl into the first hole. Finally, carve a carb hole on the side of the bowl that connects to the first hole.
5. Glass Bong
This is the crowning possession of many potheads. A fine glass bong , like the these Terp Tube bongs pictured above, provides a smooth, potent smoke, and besides, they just look awesome. Nothing says “stoner” like a pretty, quality water pipe.
If you have to invest in a one-hitter – and it is definitely a good idea to do so – it would be wise to get one with a dugout. For stealth smoking on-the-go, one-hitters just can’t be beat, and the dugout will give you a convenient place to store your bud.
Looking for the state-of-the-art in vaporizing technology? Volcanos are definitely it, and you may never want to try any other vaporizer ever again. They may seem overly complicated, but they are really quite simple in principle. Best of all, they are highly efficient, and can get you ripped on even a small amount of bud.
8. Stash Jar
If you are still storing your weed in baggies or Altoid tins, you definitely need to step up your game. A good stash jar made of glass will not only keep your weed fresh and tasting great; it will also make it look good as well. Humidity-controlling Boveda packs are another accessory worth checking out.