Bowl or Other Pipe
The simplest way to smoke is to pick some flower, pack it into a bowl, and light it up. There is no need to fill anything with water or ice, find a flat surface and roll anything up, or operate any fancy contraptions that look like a science experiment.
Bowls and pipes travel well enough, and they cost very little. However, they can have a strong smell, break somewhat easily, and offer a harsh hit that may be filled with some debris if you don’t use a screen.
Bong or Water Pipe
The bong is a cannabis classic. It offers large water-cooled hits so that you can feel the effects quickly. This feature is a pro for some cannabis users and a con for others.
Bongs are more cumbersome than bowls, and they require more work to operate and maintain.
However, they are highly effective at doing their job. Sometimes a little bubbler or another water pipe can be a better option if you want to avoid the strong hits a bong provides.
Joints or Blunts
Rolling a joint is the traditional method of smoking pot, and it still offers advantages that no other method has been able to outdo. Many people simply love the act of rolling up and passing a joint around with friends. Others like that you don’t have to light every hit. Some enthusiasts just like the way they look.
There are some cannabis users, though, who believe that joints are less discreet and have a more pronounced smell than other methods of consumption. In addition, it takes a little time — and some skill — to roll a joint properly.
Some vapes use cannabis oils, but there are also dry herb vapes that can be used to vaporize raw marijuana flower. These can be a great option when you don’t want to saturate the area with smoke or when you’d prefer not to inhale smoke at all. However, some really enjoy the act of smoking and find that vapes don’t quite offer the same experience.
Tinctures, Edibles, and More
Some prefer their flower in another form that doesn’t require any inhalation to consume. For example, tinctures are cannabis oils that can be dropped under the tongue or used in different recipes to give a meal a psychoactive kick.
Edibles are food products that are infused with flower extract. They come in a tremendous variety of different forms and flavors.
While these and many other products don’t include cannabis flower, they are a great option to consider if smoking is not for you but you’re still interested in entering the world of cannabis.