As fun as it is to smoke weed, every weed-smoker is well aware that sometimes getting high isn’t as no-hassle as we’d like it to be. Sometimes you forget your grinder, skins rip or run out, and dry mouth is an absolute bitch. And what's even worse than all of this, even though people’s perceptions of marijuana have been slowly changing for the better, cannabis use is still frowned upon in most places around the world – so learning how to smoke discretely is pretty necessary as well.
Luckily, though, despite the countless stereotypes that would suggest otherwise, stoners can be pretty damn resourceful and creative, especially about their weed, so there is a lot of cool weed hacks out there that can make your whole smoking experience much easier and even more pleasurable.
You’ll already be aware if you’re a self-proclaimed weed enthusiast, that there’s a huge amount of cannabis knowledge and tips and tricks out there to help you with even the most ludicrous of weed-related issues. But whether you’re a total beginner, a weed expert, or somewhere in between, there are definitely a few hacks that make the plant easier to take advantage of - and more enjoyable to use.
My first trick is about the munchies – we’ve all heard and experienced this. The urge to eat everything in sight after you’ve taken a hit or smoked a joint can be extremely overpowering, but I’m here to tell you that you can partake in the goodness of all things ganja without emptying your fridge and raiding your cupboards. In my experience the best thing to do is to plan your highs around meal times – this is particularly good if you wait to smoke until just before dinner. This makes your dinner taste a million times more delicious, plus it should hopefully take care of the munchies, so you don’t clear out your whole kitchen.
Secondly, I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss dry-mouth – or cottonmouth, as some come to know it. As most cannabis connoisseurs already know, weed will dry you out incredibly fast and so you should always have access to water when you're smoking.
However, most people forget about a nifty little cosmetic called lip-balm. Consider keeping lip-balm with all your other weed paraphernalia – it helps combat dry mouth on the outside of your lips, which is especially helpful if you're smoking with a partner and want to initiate a make-out session! Nobody wants cracked lips and so, when your grass turns your lips into sandpaper, the sweet, soothing sensation of lip-balm should do the trick and so should always be at hand.
Some last few quick tips: remember that if you don’t have a grinder, you can pick your bud and it will have the same effect. What do you think people did before weed paraphernalia was invented? So stay calm next time you forget your supplies, there is always a way.
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And on the subject of staying calm is commonplace when it comes to smoking weed, whether you're experienced or not. So always make sure that you are with people you trust, or that you at least have a safe place to go and lie down if you overindulge.