There are countless ways to use marijuana: smoking from a bowl, toking from a bong, vaping with a pen. The list goes on and on.
Some methods, however, are easier than others. A water pipe is pure simplicity – until it’s time to clean the thing. Rolling a J is easy, too, unless you have a hand tremor, muscle spasms, or poor hand-eye coordination.
Many people enjoy a challenge when ingesting weed, but others are after ease and speed. These people may want to consider trying cigarette tubes.
Ideal for smoking marijuana
These tubes are basically just empty, pre-rolled cigarettes with filters. They’re ideal for tobacco, but they also make a great tool for smoking weed.
Similar to blanks and cones, cigarette tubes combine the convenience of a joint with the appearance and handiness of a traditional cigarette. The idea is obvious: fill the thing with pot, ignite, and inhale.
Here’s how to do it, on the off chance you can’t figure it out yourself. First, you want to get rid of the filter. There’s some debate over what effect filters have on marijuana, but for most users, it isn’t worth the risk of lost THC.
Disguised as a cigarette
The only real benefit of the filter is that it may make it easier to pass your joint off as a tobacco cigarette. But this tactic is far from foolproof: Weed still smells like weed, and anyone who gets close enough – including cops – will catch on fast.
To remove the filter, simply pinch and tear. The dense paper filter should come right off. You can also use scissors, which will give you a cleaner-looking cut, but pinching is easier.
Next, make a roach in place of the filter. Just take an index card, tear off a strip, and make two small folds at one end to create a “W” accordion-like shape. Now roll the rest of the strip around the “W” to form a tight cylinder.
This is your roach. Fit it into the end of the paper tube where there was once a filter. Then fill the tube with weed. Use a narrow pen or pencil to tamp down the cannabis as you fill.
Finally, twist off the other end of the joint, light, and enjoy!
A variety of tubes are available
Cigarette tubes come in a wide variety. Most major cigarette manufacturers make them, as do Zig-Zag and other companies that produce rolling papers. There are several sizes available, including kings and 100s.
Of course, these tubes can be used to make easy spliffs as well as joints. You should remember, though, that pot won’t kill you. Tobacco will.
If cigarette tubes have any advantage beyond their simplicity, it’s that unlike cones, they’re never too large. Cones are typically big enough to share, while a tube without a filter is perfect for a night alone at home .