Welcome to Weed Hacks 101
There’s no denying that weed makes life so much better. It can make you more productive, more creative, and overall, happier. But as every cannabis lover knows, there will always be issues for every weed innovation. Like pipes and how clogged they get. Or bongs and how pricey they can be, especially to replace! But no matter what life throughs at you as a weed lover, here are 13 weed hacks guaranteed to improve your overall smoking experience.
13. Rub Honey Over Rolled Joints
Yes, honey is delicious (especially in canna-infused teas). But it’s also a great way to keep your joint from burning too quickly. All you need is a droplet or a dab. Simply rub it over the skin of your rolled joint, then smoke and enjoy! As a bonus, you’ll get a great taste to go with your flavorful new smoking tool. Who knew weed hacks would be so yummy?
12. Get High When You’re Already Feeling Good
Welcome to weed hacks 101. Weed can help with a number of ailments, including depression and anxiety. But skilled stoners know the best time to smoke isn’t necessarily when you’re down and out and laying around all day. It’s when you’re being active and productive. Even doing some chores like cleaning around the house or re-organizing your bookshelf can help boost your high. You also might want to do some yoga or go for a run. There’s nothing wrong with getting couch-locked now and then. But getting high while your body is already full of feel-good chemicals— or about to do something to activate them — can be so much better!
11. Clean Your Bong Without Breaking Your Bank
To avoid bong buildup, pour some isopropyl alcohol and sea salt or epsom salt inside. Shake this simple mixture, and your bong will be sparkly clean of ash in no time. Plus it works just as well, if not better, than a pricey head cleaner. It’s cheap and easy to make! You can also use this mixture for pipes, though for smaller pieces, you’ll want to put everything in a plastic bag first and then shake.
10. Use Construction Paper When Storing
Light and heat can really affect the quality of your weed. To prevent this, create a “blackout curtain” for your bud using black construction paper. Cut out a piece that fits your weed container, then place it inside to keep your weed fresher for longer.
9. The Old Scissors and a Shot Glass Trick
When you don’t have a grinder available, there is another way to get your bud broken down into nice, fine bits. Place the bud inside the shot glass, then take a pair of scissors and chop it up by “cutting” the cannabis. This method also works if you’ve got carpal tunnel syndrome, or otherwise don’t feel like using your wrist.
8. Got the Munchies? Suck On a Mint
The munchies are fun to indulge in now and then, but if you’re a habitual stoner, they can become a problem. To prevent yourself from scarfing down a full sleeve of Oreos next time you smoke, try sucking on a peppermint or chewing a stick of minty gum instead. Mint can also help with bad breath and cotton mouth.
7. Use a CD to Pack Your Bowl
The entire world has pretty much switched over to streaming music, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put your old CD collection to good use! Simply place the circular hole of the CD over a glass bowl, and then start to pack. It’ll help excess weed from spilling out.
6. Attach a Magnet to Your Bong
Your lighter will stick right to the magnet, so this perfect pair will never be separated again! Unless, of course, the lighter and/or the magnet falls off.
5. Invest in a Good Vape
A good vaporizer is a must-have for all cannabis enthusiasts. Vaping is odorless, clean, and will make great use of your weed. It’s also easier on your lungs, and you can adjust the temperature to your liking, unlike with a joint or a bong.
4. Set Up a Weed-Friendly Netflix Queue
When you get really high, it can be hard to decide what to watch. You may even find yourself just staring off into space for a while, so setting up a solid queue or watch-list beforehand is key. Add movies like Smiley Face, Pineapple Express, and Dazed and Confused. With TV shows, it’s always best to go for something funny, so load up on sitcoms, sketch shows, and anything that makes you laugh your ass off. Alternatively, a thriller or a horror film just might leave you feeling paranoid…
3. Recycle Your Stems
Here are some weed hacks: Got leftover stems? Don’t throw them away! They can be put to use and used to make some really tasty THC teas. You’ll need about 1/4 of a cup’s worth, along with whatever tea you want to steep it in. Make sure the stems are ground up good first, then add them to your tea pot along with your loose leaf tea, and boil for 5-10 minutes. You can use a coffee filter to strain out the mixture.
2. Need a Roach Clip? Use a Safety Pin or Bobby Pin
These weed hacks have been well known by many for years, and it’s because they’re just so darn handy! If your joint is low enough to singe your fingers, a safety pin or bobby pin stuck through the end will be enough to keep it upright.
1. Use a Sock and a Vacuum Hose to Save Spilled Weed
It happens. Sometimes you grind up a good batch of bud, and then spill it all over the floor! But fear not, there is a way to salvage it. Just wrap a clean white or black sock around a vacuum hose and vacuum the fallen cannabis. It’ll stick right to the to the material, and your weed will be safe and sound!