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Cannabis is experiencing a booming growth as more states push for legalized marijuana.
Of course, for recreational users that means more information is available on both flower and the associated paraphernalia.
Many people aren't quite aware of what's out there just yet, but it's important to take a look around so you know what you're buying.
Are you looking at buying a bong? If so, then you'll be interested to know there are different types to suit everyone's needs. Let's dive right in.
What Defines a Bong?
A bong is essentially any form of water-pipe that doesn't require a hose to operate.
So, technically, a hookah isn't a bong and they're rather wasteful for smoking cannabis at any rate.
Instead, a bong will usually consist of a bowl, a chamber for the water, and a carb which you let off to clear the smoke from the device.
They range from relatively cheap metal-on-plastic models that are certainly serviceable to glass-on-glass bongs which have an extensive array of accessories to provide for a smoother smoking experience.
Bongs are generally superior to pipes and joints when it comes to conservation of the cannabis. In most cases, a single toke is taken from the bowl of a bong, which means nothing is lost to sidestream smoke.
The water also cools down the smoke, allowing the user to take larger hits and hold them for much longer.
It's true. There is a right way and a wrong way to go about enjoying marijuana. About 50% of people have tried weed, but how many of us are doing it the right way?
Smoking remains the most popular way to enjoy the effects of the cannabis plant. Yet, it can be hard for newbies to get the hang of it. Certain smoking tips and techniques can also help to enhance your high.
So, how do you get the best and most effective smoking experience? Here are the most common mistakes people make when learning to smoke bud.
Not Learning How to Inhale Properly
Proper inhalation is an important step in learning to smoke weed. Inhaling weed incorrectly may result in you not feeling high the first time you smoke. It also ends up wasting good bud.
Weed gets you high when its smoke gets into your lungs. This happens as THC absorbs into your bloodstream through the lungs. A proper inhale ensures the weed passes into your lungs so you'll feel instant effects.
So, what's the right way to smoke? Start by taking a deep drag, pause, then inhale again to get the smoke deep into your lungs. The technique is not like puffing on a cigar, but more like pulling on a cigarette.
A lot of people commonly think there is an element of “versus” when comparing THC and CBD. In fact, “THC vs CBD” is a common Google query that comes up when researching the two. However, in looking at both, it’s valuable to recognize how THC and CBD are equally influential in making up the cannabis plant as a whole.
While many people enjoy, and are likely familiar with, that “head high” you get from smoking THC-based strains, plenty of people rely on cannabis with no psychoactive elements. These strains still have CBD to help with pain relief, anxiety and other considerations, without any THC to cause a mind-altering state.
It can get pretty complex when looking at THC and CBD, but here is a foundational breakdown of both elements of the cannabis plant.