Top 5 essential tools for smoking marijuana

Published Sep 18, 2019 01:30 p.m. ET
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Most cannabis consumers start out with little more than a weed pipe or homemade bong, and while those basic tools can hold up for a little while, eventually, you are going to want an upgraded experience. As you become accustomed to the various elements, like the delicious terpenes that can be adversely impacted from mishandling or plastic filled fumes, chances are you are going to wonder how to make it all just a little bit better.

Whether you just don’t know what’s out there or are seeking some improvement in your rolling and marijuana smoking skills, this list is an excellent starting point that covers some of the most common tools that every cannabis enthusiast should own.

1. Grinder
No matter how you prefer to ingest your herb, there will always be a need for a good quality weed grinder to bust it apart. It helps to provide a nice and even burn for joints, bongs and pipes. As well as an even heat distribution during the process of decarboxylation for marijuana edibles. Because of this, grinders are the most popular weed accessory on the market today, and often considered a necessary addition to every rolling kit. Choose from an electric or manual version, as both can come equipped with a kief catcher, teeth and holding chamber for your buds. In the end, it really doesn’t matter which kind you choose, as long as it works for you.

2. Rolling tray
A joint-rolling tray is the perfect tool for containing weed grind which often travels quite quickly across a surface with a bit of a breeze. Not only will it keep you from finding buds that have slid onto the ground, but it can also serve as a fast clean up tool. It’s easy to stash your herb, grinder and whatever else you might have out if it’s already on one tray and simple to put up in a hurry. A rolling tray can also provide a safe resting place for dabbing tools and concentrates, which stick to every surface that they come into contact with.

3. Storage containers
Most cannabis consumers start out with a basic Ziplock bag or glass jar for their bud, but as an enthusiast’s collection and tastes grow, the ability to organize become a necessity. Stackable options that can be easily labeled or marked alongside softer silicone models for concentrates is all that any marijuana user could ever want or need. The size should match the amount of bud that they would typically need to store, as too much breathing room can reduce it to powder through movement alone.

4. Humidor
Though your accessories list might start out as a simple pack of papers and a jar, through experience, you will likely find that handy tools to make the job easier are desirable, and often, even required to achieve the most enjoyable benefits of cannabis plants. Cured bud will not last forever, and maintaining the ideal environment is necessary to preserve the terpenes, cannabinoids and other vital elements within the plant materials. Too dry of a storage container could quickly turn your bud into a pile of dust, and one that is too moist will produce mold which can be hazardous to your health and degrade its components. The best way to prevent this is to invest in a high-quality humidor that is made specifically for cannabis. If you choose a used model, then it is recommended to avoid humidor boxes that have stored any kind of tobacco products, as the oils will leech into the wood, and eventually transferred to the cannabis products stored within it.

5. Rolling papers
Just about anyone who enjoys smoking marijuana, will have a pack of papers on hand. There is nothing less convenient or economical then when your favorite glass piece breaks. However, rolling papers serve a vital purpose that is incredibly under-utilized. Some offer a fast-burning experience, while others will slow down the rate which is perfect for dehydrated bud flowers. There are also flavor additives and enhancement tools like blunt wraps which are said to increase the high. Even if you’re a simple toker that likes to keep things old school, you are going to want to have at least 3 different options to help you to control how fast your joint goes up in smoke.

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