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How to Smoke Weed From a Pipe

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Knowing how to pack a bowl is an essential skill for any stoner. With some cannabis flower, a pipe, and a lighter, it’s so easy to get a perfect high in just a few seconds. Using a pipe to smoke is both convenient and quick. Learn how to smoke weed from a pipe and you’ll understand why so many weed lovers use glass, metal, and ceramic pipes to get high. 

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Smoking Out of a Bowl 

Pipes are made of many different materials, and they can range in size, weight, and color of the piece. Although they were originally made to smoke tobacco, using cannabis is healthier and offers a way better high. Composed of a bowl, stem, and spout, a pipe makes a perfect small weed accessory that can be used at home and on-the-go. 

How to Smoke Weed Out of a Pipe 

Many people love to smoke weed out of pipes because it’s easier than rolling a joint or blunt. By using a weed pipe, some of the best strains can be enjoyed a few puffs at a time. Follow the steps below if you’re learning how to smoke out of a bowl for the first time or you just want a refresher. 

1. Find a Bowl to Smoke Out Of 

The most important part of using a pipe is finding one that’s right for you! Sold online and at any smoke shop, glass pipes deliver a super smooth hit and come in all shapes and styles. Whatever your style, it’s not hard to come across weed pipes that are both affordable and beautiful. In fact, you check out some cool glass pipes here for inspiration!

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This pipe is both spooky and made with amazing craftsmanship! (Source: Unsplash)

2. Grind Weed

Take the cannabis of your choice and grind it up into a coarse texture. You can use either your fingers or a grinder. Either will work because you only need a small amount of weed to pack a bowl!

3. Pack Your Bowl 

This is the best and easiest part of using a pipe. Grab a pinch of your ground weed and fill the bowl of your piece until it is perfectly filled. Make sure not to pack the weed too tightly or there will not be enough room for the air to flow through the flower when smoking. 

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You can fill the bowl with as much weed as you like! (Source: Unsplash)

4. Light and Inhale

This is the most essential step in figuring out how to smoke weed from a pipe. Most pipes have a carburetor on the side, a small hole that you will cover while igniting the cannabis flower. Light some of the weed and gently suck through the spout of the pipe, covering the hole on the side with your finger. When the smoke fills the pipe, remove your finger from the carb and inhale. Blow out the smoke and enjoy the high – don’t forget to repeat as needed!

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Lightly inhale and cover the hole on the side when lighting up (Source: Unsplash)

Keep Puffing On Your Pipe!

Marijuana enthusiasts of all kinds will often confirm that weed pipes are convenient and easy to control when measuring your weed intake. Whether you want to pack one bowl or five bowls, a nice, clean pipe always provides a solid high and an easy way to take your smoking sesh on the go. What are you waiting for? Put your skills to the test with a weed pipe ASAP. 

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About Olivia

Olivia, our Oakland-based cannabis guides writer, graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She's an independent writer, cannabis enthusiast and Sales Lead at her local dispensary. She's also a recent grad, history buff, and has a passion for animals. You can reach her at [email protected].