Seven Ways To Smoke Marijuana

AOC Seven Ways To Smoke Marijuana

Whether you’re looking into cannabis for medical or recreational reasons, it’s key to remember that every method helps you reach that much-desired high in different ways. Don’t know where to start? You can’t go wrong with exploring the various ways to smoke marijuana to see how they can benefit you in attaining your desired results.

Smoking marijuana can typically be done in seven distinct methods, but they all fall under two main groups: traditional smoking and vaping — both allowing the lungs to absorb it directly before going through the bloodstream.


Hand Pipes

Hand pipes are portable smoking devices that are small, portable, and easy to use, usually coming in a variety of colors and styles. Being a creative method to express oneself, hand pipes also come in a variety of different shapes that all serve different functions, such as spoons (the most common), steamrollers and chillums. Hand pipes direct the smoke to the user’s mouth and are best for a quick session due to the potentially intense effects they can bring due to the lack of a filter.

Water Pipes

Water pipes, also known as bongs, are similar in function to regular hand pipes except that they utilize water as a filter. As water cools down the smoke from burnt cannabis, it traps any harmful components, providing a safer high. Plus, with the absence of harmful chemicals inhibiting your senses, you also experience more, conditioning yourself to believe that it’s a stronger high. Bongs are used by putting water in the pipe, holding the flame and lifting the bowl. Once enough smoke gathers in the chamber, its ready to be released.

Rolling Papers

Rolling papers are used to smoke blunts and joints, differing depending on the material used. Joints are typically rolled with paper — most commonly hemp, rice, and bamboo — and blunts with cigar, which, of course, contains nicotine, providing a greater euphoric effect.


This is another method of smoking pot that produces a sharp, biting sensation. It isn’t commonly used because the cannabis tends to burn faster than it can be inhaled, being considered somewhat wasteful in practice because large quantities are needed to get the same results as other means. What makes it unique, however, is that it can be used by several people simultaneously.


Vaping is an alternative method that poses lesser health risks. Among the other ways to smoke marijuana, vaporizers are mostly used by health-conscious users. How do they work? The vaporizer heats the cannabis to extract the THC and CBD but keeps the temperature low enough to prevent harmful toxins from burning and escaping as smoke, allowing you to take it as a raw vapor instead.

As technology advances, so do vaporizers. Here are some examples of the many commercially-available options on the market today.

Tabletop Vaporizers

Tabletop vaporizers are large machines that need a power source to use. They’re ideal for medical patients and those who mostly stay at home and have a hose-like mouthpiece for easy inhalation.

Portable Dry Herb Vaporizers

Portable dry herb vaporizers are small, battery-operated machines preferred by on-the-go users; however, due to their size, the functionality is limited compared to a tabletop vape. Regardless, they capture the nuances of different strains just fine, making them just as viable as a smoking method as any other.

Oil Vapes

Oil vapes, as the name suggests, use oil instead of cannabis. They look like battery-operated pens, making them handy and inexpensive. Though they are small, the oil used lasts a long time while consistently giving you a smooth hit. You just need to get the right consistency as oil can be a little tricky to work with.

While there is no best way to smoke marijuana, each one can still give you both bodily relief and pleasure. Do note, however, that although consumption is legal in several states for medical and recreational use, government recommendations and restrictions must still be strictly followed. If you want to give it a try, Altitude Organic Cannabis is the best choice available. We are a dispensary in Keystone, CO, that carries the most premium cannabis products, grown in a modern facility. Should you want to learn more, please visit our website or give us a call.

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