The accessibility and selection of cannabis accessories have grown over the past decade. In addition to old-school bongs and pipes, you can now pick up high-end accessories in stores ranging from gift shops to Amazon. Whether you’re a first-time smoker or a cannabis expert, there are plenty of options to choose from, each providing a unique smoking experience.
Tips on Finding the Best Cannabis Accessories
Dispensaries, head shops, smoke shops, online stores and even craft fairs sell a variety of cannabis accessories.
When choosing a cannabis accessory, consider the following factors:
Pipes and bowls are small, handheld cannabis accessories that are great for newbies. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be made from glass, metal or even wood. Bowls and pipes may require a filter to catch excess marijuana.
If you’re looking for variety, consider a pipe or a bowl. One-hitters are very strong pipes well-suited toward smokers on-the-go. Artisanal pipes are expensive cannabis accessories but burn marijuana most efficiently. It’s not uncommon for pipes and bowls to have creative designs, like your favorite cartoon character.
Bongs are glass water-based cannabis accessories that can range from a few inches to several feet tall. A larger bong chamber means a stronger high but a harder pull. Because bong hits are so hard, the high can come as quickly as one or two hits.
While bongs are most commonly used with dry herbs, they also can be used to smoke marijuana concentrates. Bong accessories, like quartz bangers, can be used to smoke concentrates.
3. Rolling Papers/Blunts
Rolling papers, or joint papers, are a flexible cannabis accessory. They can be made of hemp, rice, thin wood or other materials, all of which have a different taste and burn rate.
A well-rolled joint is key but requires a bit of practice. Yet it’s well worth taking the time to build up your rolling skills. Poorly rolled joints burn inefficiently and waste marijuana. A skilled roller can create a joint of any length or width to best fit their smoking needs.
4. Vape Pens
Vape pens are discrete and do not produce a marijuana smell associated with the cannabis accessories listed above.
Also called electronic cigarettes, they must be charged and are refilled with cannabis cartridges or pods. An LCD screen allows you to control the temperature which your cannabis burns at. Vape pens can also be used for dabbing.
Bubblers are a cannabis accessory often compared to bongs — they’re typically made of glass and contain a bowl, a water pipe and a stem. There are several types of glass to choose from, each giving the bubbler a different smoking experience. The main difference between the two is that bubblers are small, handheld cannabis accessories, making them weaker than bongs. Although not as strong, bubblers are a much more portable cannabis accessory.