The Many Devices for Smoking the Ganja
We have all drank the cannabis tea. We ate the marijuana brownies, but still to this day the most enjoyed and preferred method of enjoying the Ganja, is by smoking it. No matter what your style is, there is a device for smoking the Ganja that is right for you.
Today’s Letter is Joint
The most obvious and probably wide spread method of enjoying the herb is through smoking a joint. Joints are simply marijuana rolled into a paper (typically hemp or rice) and then smoked for enjoyment. Joints have also been known as hemp sticks, marijuana cigarettes, stogies, doobies and many other catchy names. No matter what it is called thought it is always a great method for enjoyment.
Pipes are another widely enjoyed method for smoking Ganja. They are probably the most diverse when it comes to the selection of devices. Pipes are typically tubular devices with a bowl on one end in which you pack herb. Then light and draw through the opposite end to inhale and enjoy. There are a few different materials that you will find that are used in making marijuana pipes. You will find them in many different styles.
Common Materials and the Buzz About Using Them
•Metal - Metal pipes work well for smoking weed and will get you the high that you are after. However for most weed connoisseurs it is not the preferred material.
There are many reasons for this. Including that it is often found to not have a clean taste to the herb. To many people this is one of the factors that they like the most. Another reason is that metal burns much hotter. This can lead to your flowers burning much faster than in pipes made out of material such as glass. Not to mention burning your finger while enjoying your ganja is never fun. On the other hand though metal pipes offer the ability to break the pipe into several pieces, which makes cleaning much easier. This ability also allows smokers to customize different pieces, as they like. Metal pipes typically also require an additional accessory to prevent you from swallowing your weed while smoking. These are called screens. They go in the bottom of the bowl. These screens are often some form of metal as well.
• Glass- Glass pipes are one of the most common types of smoking pipes used for marijuana. Glass pipes do not mess with the taste of your weed. Also they do not burn too hot. Both of these factors allow you to enjoy your herb that much more. Glass pipes are available in many different colors, shapes and styles. This allows smokers to pick out unique pieces for their smoking enjoyment.
Glass pipes for smoking Ganja do not require screens in the bowl for smoking. Alternately they are created in a manner that the bowl’s opening is just wide enough for smoke to pull through without your precious flowers coming through as well. Glass pipes cannot be taken apart for cleaning purposes. They are not very difficult to clean. With a little time, love and care they will look like new. But smoke with caution as they are not very durable!
•Wood- Wood pipes have been around for centuries and if you’re a true authentic hippie from the era, you probably have your valued piece still in use today. Wood pipes are very durable, do not heat up excessively and provide a clean smooth buzz. Wood pipes tend to be a much smoother smoke because more of the resin or tar sticks to the wood then it does in metal or glass pipe models. Wood pipes can easily be cleaned with pipe cleaners. The most important thing to remember is not to soak the pipe in water or cleaner directly for any long period of time.
Other material that is found in making of marijuana pipes is stone, clay, ceramic and bamboo. It is highly encouraged NOT to use any form of pipe made from aluminum, as there are negative side effects.
Other Types of Pipes
• Steamroller- A steamroller is a pipe that is cylinder in shape and open on both ends. The bowl is located on the top and very back location of the roller. When smoking you cover one end completely with your hand while pulling smoke into the chamber from the other. Once the chamber fills with smoke, you then remove your hand and inhale the smoke within the chamber. Then simply pass and repeat.
• Bubbler- A bubbler is similar to a pipe but incorporates the use of water within the device and smoking process.
• One Hit Wonders/ One-Hitters- A ganja pipe that is very small in size and the bowl is only large enough to pack enough herb for one very good hit. Other types of pipe like devices that are used to enjoy the herb are bongs and hookahs. If you have ever smoked out of either they speak for themselves and if you haven’t, just try it. You will not be disappointed!