Now that marijuana flower is legal in Louisiana and some have even tried this new option, we thought a quick guide on how to consume it might be in order. Here are several ways to smoke marijuana flower with step-by-step guides. First, let’s review your options:
Also known as a blunt, doobie, doob, joint, spliff, fatty, jay, bomber, or many other affectionate tags. For brevity, we’ll just call it a “joint”.
Be sure to have your filled recommendation, a grinder, a rolling paper (a 1.25 size will work to get started), and a clean, dry place to roll your flower. (Optional: Filter tip or “crutch”.)
Step 1: Measure out a half gram of flower or the amount for which your recommendation was written.
Step 2: Put the measured amount in your grinder. and grind into “shake”. Shake is the ground-up flower that you’ll be using to roll your joint. Grinding the flower makes it easier to roll and provides a more consistent burn. If you don’t have a grinder, you can use scissors or your hands.
Step 3 (optional): At this point, you can add a “crutch” or filter tip if that’s your preference. It’s not necessary, but it can provide more stability to your joint and can allow a more pleasant experience
Step 4: Fill the rolling paper with the ground cannabis. Once the cannabis is evening distributed, hold it in place while you pull the edges of the paper together. Pinch the paper between your fingertips and roll it back and forms to shape the joint into a cone.
Step 5: Lick or moisten the edge of the paper and roll to seal. Leave some space at one end and do not over moisten. Just a little is plenty.
Step 6: Pack from the end where you left space and twist if you’re not going to use it right away. To pack the cannabis, you can use a pen cap or even your finger
Step 7: Enjoy!
Other options to roll a joint: You can purchase pre-roll papers that are ready to be filled with shake (ground marijuana flower) and even include the filter or crutch.
Also known as a one-hitter, bowl, bubbler, dab ring, or chilum, the marijuana pipe allows the smoker to consume without the fuss of a bong or rolling papers. This is by far the easiest method of consuming marijuana flower. The pipe is typically made from clay, metal, ceramic, wood, or glass and is defined as a tube with a bowl at one end and a hole to inhale marijuana through on the other end.
All you need is some shake from your filled recommendation, a pipe, and a lighter.
Step 1: Take a pinch of your shake and add to the bowl of the pipe.
Step 2: Light and smoke.
A bong is larger than a pipe and includes water for filtering. These are also called water pipes, water bong, dudeen, and hubble-bubble. The smoke from a pipe can be harsher than a bong since the pipe has less space to travel and no filtration. Bongs can be made from acrylic, wood, metal, clay, silicone or glass and consist of a bottle or a vertical tube partially filled with liquid and a smaller tube ending with a bowl. Bongs can be quite beautiful and ornate and make appear complicated at first glance, but all bongs work the same way and are quite simple to use. Water bongs continue to grow in popularity due to the smoother consumption and water filtration.
Bongs consist of the following parts:
Shake, your bong of choice, and a lighter.
Step 1: Prepare the bong by filling it with water until it covers the downstem. Shoot for about 1.5 inches above the downstem for best results. Keep in mind, too much water can make it more difficult to inhale the smoke. You can test the amount of water to find the right level for you.
Step 2: Remove the bowl from the bong, clear of any debris, and blow in it to make sure airflow is not obstructed. Fill loosely with shake. Do not pack. Slide the downstem back in.
Step 3: Test. If the water touches your lips, pour some out. If your bong has “percs” or areas added to enhance the smoothness of the smoke, make sure they have water and are bubbling when you inhale.
Step 4:. Light and smoke. You can reuse the water but refill it with fresh water when it becomes discolored.
So, now you have step-by-step guides covering the three most popular ways to smoke marijuana. One of these will likely fit your level of experience and you can build from there so that you can get the medicine you need the way you want it. For more detailed help on how to smoke medical marijuana, please consult with the dispensary where your recommendation was filled.