10 Things For Your Stoner Toolkit
Smoking weed isn't rocket science, but many people are still at a loss about how to get started. For many this happens because they smoke weed for the first time with a friend or family member, and then when they want to smoke on their own they don't really know anything about what equipment they need. If that's you, or if you just want to make sure you are up to par with your stoner collection, keep reading, this guide will detail the 10 common marijuana tools that every stoner needs.
A piece is a generic term that refers to a device that you can smoke out of. Most commonly the word piece is used to mean pipe, and a pipe is certainly a must-own marijuana tool. Weed pipes are extremely simple to use, clean, and are affordable. It's for these reasons that weed pipes are the most popular smoking method, the only downside is that they are mostly only good for personal use (too small a bowl to share). And while it is recommended that everyone buy a solid pipe that they can repeatedly use, it is actually quite simple to make you own pipe out of a soda can (or tons of other materials). When you think about smoking weed, it's probably out of a pipe, they are a must-have device for you collection.
A bit of a no-brainer, but every stoner needs a lighter. Luckily, plenty of people already have a lighter lying around their house. If you don't, there are still ways to smoke without a lighter, but this is more difficult and will make you feel like you're back in the stone age. Additionally, it's best to buy more than one lighter, they're easy to lose and break now and then too. Buy 3 or 4 and keep one in your car, one in your junk drawer, and the rest with your other marijuana tools.
Good storage for your marijuana is important, do not simply throw it in a sandwich bag. Instead, find something that is airtight so that you can reduce exposure to oxygen; an airtight seal will also make your storage container odorless. A glass jar is a common storage option that works well, just make sure to place it somewhere dark and away from any light as this is another factor that can degrade your herb.
If you ever want to smoke a joint you'll need to get an ashtray. An ashtray offers a convenient flat space for you to store your materials, roll your join, and most importantly ash your joints. Ashtrays are often very artistic pieces, so it can be fun to look for one you really like, you can also easily design your own.
Along the same lines, rolling paper is great to keep around for whenever you want to smoke a joint. Even if you're not a joint lover, the urge to feel like Snoop Dogg will eventually hit you and you don't want to be empty-handed. It's also courteous to have rolling paper around in case you invite guests to smoke, and someone wants to smoke a joint.
Grinders are a stoner's most important accessory. While grinders are not essential for being able to smoke, they will make your smoke sessions so much better by providing an even and more slow burn. Grinders increase the surface area of your herb; this means you have more herb to smoke which means you will get higher by using a grinder. Some grinders are even tricked out with added features like kief catchers or storage containers. Kief catchers are especially great because they ensure you don't waste any weed while also providing you with a more potent stash of bud.
One-hitters are great smoking devices because they allow you to control exactly how much weed you take in. As the name suggests, one-hitters are typically for small amounts of weed and quick smoke sessions. They are great for beginners because you can make sure not to overdo it. One-hitters are also the perfect device for smoking in public or in any situation where you need to be discreet. They are super small and can easily fit into your pocket, making it easy to take a hit and then slip it away without anyone noticing. Their small size also makes them perfect for travel. A one-hitter is simply a must-have because of its convenience, everybody needs something that is portable and discreet.
Eye drops are another accessory that every stoner should have around. As you probably know, consuming cannabis tends to cause bloodshot eyes. This happens because marijuana widens blood vessels and causes an increase in blood flow to your eyes, which creates a red appearance. Eye drops can help alleviate the redness in your eyes and prevent anyone from knowing that you are on cloud nine.
Paperclip or Sharp Object
When you're smoking a bowl, sometimes your weed will need to be moved around a bit to reveal any unsmoked herb. A paperclip works well for this, but if you don't have one then any similarly sharp and small object will work.
Finally on the list is cleaning material, which is important for both extending the lifespans of your devices and maintaining your own health. Each smoking device has different cleaning requirements but in general, it's a good idea to clean your devices after each use. Some devices (like a glass bowl) can be cleaned with just soap and warm water but it's also a good idea to have some isopropyl alcohol on hand which is used in cleaning most all marijuana tools. Cleaning your devices is important and it's relatively simple, just look up how to clean whatever specific device you are using.
When getting started with smoking weed, it's important to make sure you have all the necessities. With the 10 tools listed above you can feel confident that you have all you need to have tons of great smoke sessions. That said, this list is not exhaustive and there are so many more products that you can add to your stoner stash to enhance your sessions. Good luck with building up your weed smokers kit and enjoy all the fun times that come with it.