People love concentrates and edibles, but cannabis flower is still wildly popular. One of the best things about this plant is that there are so many different ways to enjoy it. Even before you venture into the innovative new concentrates or try a new type of edible, you’ll find that there are plenty of ways to enjoy marijuana.
How to Smoke Cannabis Flower
We love the modern marijuana products you can find at Denver dispensaries, but flower will always have a place in our hearts. It’s the plant in its most natural form, and there’s something appealing about that. Better still, there are so many fun and interesting ways to smoke marijuana. Consider the following 10 ways to consume cannabis without even venturing beyond natural buds.
1 – Smoke a Joint
This is one of the most classic ways to enjoy marijuana. If your parents and grandparents liked to smoke cannabis, there’s a good chance they did so by rolling joints. Modern smokers don’t have to be nearly as skilled at rolling. You can find joint rollers and even buy pre-rolls, though some people still prefer to twist one up by hand.
2 – Roll a Blunt
It seems that the cannabis community is largely split between two different camps: those who prefer white papers (joints), and those who prefer brown papers (blunts). Joints are almost always better for individuals or small groups, especially when you consider how much THC flower contains these days. Still, though, there may be times when you’re with a larger group or simply want to enjoy a massive session. Those times may call for a blunt.
Blunt wraps are normally made out of tobacco leaves, which is something to consider if you normally try to avoid tobacco smoke. Some people like this, though, because they appreciate the tobacco buzz with their cannabis high. Blunts are almost always significantly longer than joints, which means they last longer.
3 – Bust out the Bong
Here’s another classic way to enjoy cannabis. Smoking out of a bong delivers large hits of cool, filtered smoke. Passing the smoke through water before inhaling it makes for a much more enjoyable experience. You’re less likely to get any plant material in your mouth when you choose a bong, and you can even add ice to get the smoke especially cool. This is the way to go if you want to get massive puffs of smoke without being too hard on your lungs.
4 – Dry Herb Vaporizers
Dry herb vaporizers may be the most technologically advanced ways to enjoy traditional cannabis plant material. Instead of lighting the bud on fire and creating smoke, these dry herb vapes get just hot enough to release the cannabinoids and terpenes. This means the smoke is cleaner and less harsh because there isn’t burnt up plant material in it.
Depending on the heat settings you choose, you may not even see any smoke at all. The cannabinoids and terpenes will be suspended in a wispy vapor that you can barely see. The taste will be especially nice, though, and the effects are still there because your tabletop or pen vaporizer is hot enough to release the cannabinoids.
5 – Make a Gravity Bong
There are two relatively easy ways to make a gravity bong:
- The Bucket Gravity Bong – This involves cutting the bottom off of a large bottle (preferably two liters) and submerging it in a bucket or sink. Fashion a bowl at the top of the bottle, and light it as you lift the bottle out of the water. This will pull smoke into the bottle for you to enjoy.
- The Waterfall Gravity Bong – Similar to the bucket gravity bong, except you just poke a hole in the bottom of the bottle. Cover the hole and fill the bottle with water, then uncover the hole once you light the bowl to let water escape and be replaced with smoke.
6 – Bubblers
The bubbler offers some of the benefits of the bong, but it’s smaller. This makes bubblers easier to store and transport, plus they’re more affordable than high-end bongs. They don’t deliver massive hits as bongs do, but the water chamber sets bubblers apart from other types of glass pipes.
7 – Other Glass Pipes
From steamrollers to chillums, there’s a glass pipe for just about any situation. If portability and discretion is your biggest concern, go for a one-hitter. If you’re interested in something you can show off to your friends, maybe an ornate Sherlock or even a Gandalf pipe is more appropriate. There are still some wood and clay pipes around, but glass is normally considered the best material.
8 – Hookah
If you already enjoy hooka, you may appreciate how easy it is to add marijuana to your favorite flavor of shisha tobacco. This method burns the cannabis material quickly, but it’s fun and flavorful for a group. The smell of your hookah will also help hide the smell of cannabis.
9 – Use an Apple
Normally people resort to this out of desperation, but sometimes it’s actually fun to make your own pipe out of an apple. It’s a lot cleaner and more natural than smoking out of an aluminum can or even foil-like some people have been known to do. It works when you’re in a pinch or when you’re looking for a novel experience. Your smoke will taste fruity, and you can even eat the apple afterward if you feel like a snack.
Find the Best Cannabis Flower in Denver
The ways to consume cannabis are just as diverse as people who smoke it and the different strains themselves. Most smokers will tell you there is almost no bad way to appreciate premium flower, but some methods are definitely better than others. When you make the effort to get top-shelf cannabis, it’s worth thinking about how you’ll enjoy it.
Here at OG Medicinals, our Denver dispensary is open for both medical marijuana and recreational cannabis customers. We pride ourselves on offering the best brands in the state of Colorado, which means we have some of the best cannabis in the world. When you want concentrates, edibles, or traditional flower to enjoy in one of the 10 ways above, come see us on Lima.
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