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, an oil 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
Elements and Raw are among the best providers of good rolling trays. This isn’t a necessary tool, but it sure will make your life easier.
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.
OK, this is the kind of thing everybody knows. Sometimes you have to go with what you’ve got: a grill lighter, matches, a gas range, anything that produces a manageable flame. We don’t recommend using a pilot light, unless you want to get your head stuck behind the refrigerator, but do what you have to do.
For some jobs, such as heating the nail in a hash oil rig, you’ll need a high-powered butane torch, not just a Bic or Zippo. You can find torches at most head shops, along with compressed butane for refills.
Depending on how much weed you have, you can often use an electric coffee grinder to chop up your product. You’ll get a nice, fine grind, though you’ll also have to scrape all the dope out of the grinder when you’re done.
But often it’s best to grind by hand. You’ll get a coarser result, but that’s often better for rolling joints or packing bowls. There are tons of great grinders, but look for a four-piece set.
These grinders come in three levels with four pieces. The top level, covered by the cap, is where the weed is ground. You simply rotate the cap with the marijuana inside until you get a fairly fine consistency.
The next level, which has a screen at the bottom, holds the ground pot after it falls through holes in the grinder. And the final level, at the bottom, catches the residue that falls through the screen – a good source of kief.
**Pro tip- put a penny, or something like it, on top of the screen to increase your kief!
5. Spoon Pipe
A simple bowl 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.
6. Glass Bong
This is the crowning possession of many potheads. A fine glass bong , like the Medicali Stubby Wagon Wheel, provides a smooth, potent smoke, and besides, they just look awesome. Nothing says “stoner” like a spendy, pretty, quality water pipe.
If you can’t afford the real thing, you can get some of the same effects from a smaller plastic bong – as long as it has a glass or metal bowl. But nothing can cut it quite like a top-notch glass bong.
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.
8. RooR Bong
Bongs are always good to have around, and RooRs are simply the best. Practically works of art that can stand on their own merits, these bongs come in a variety of sizes. Regardless of which model you go for, you can be assured of a superb smoking experience.
9. Beeline Organic Hemp Wick
If you don’t like inhaling butane fumes and flint along with your weed – and who does, really? – Beeline Organic Hemp Wicks are definitely worth having around. Natural, organic, and much better for the environment, these wicks can get you off lighters and matches forever.
10. Ozium Spray
Forget the Febreeze: it just doesn’t work and makes your room smell like some kind of strange, chemically-laden weed smoke. Instead, get a can of Ozium and you will never have to worry about that weed smell again.
Pipes, bongs, and rolling papers are all excellent smoking implements, but if you are looking for a change, the G-Pen is well worth considering. Designed specifically for vaporizing wax, the G-Pen is a neat, simple, convenient, and very effective.
12. Volcano Vaporizer
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.
13. 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.
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