Smoking remains the most popular way for many people to enjoy recreational marijuana. However, keep in mind that smoking weed is also associated with respiratory problems, just like smoking cigarettes. If it is your first time smoking marijuana, you need to decide the best method that suits you best. 

Also, before you start searching for the best cannabis near me, you need to familiarize yourself with the cannabis laws in your state. Let’s look at the different ways to smoke weed.


Blunts are made from a cigar wrap or blunt wrap, usually made of tobacco leaves which means blunt wraps also contain nicotine. The first step to smoking blunt is to grind the Marijuana buds using your fingers or a herb grinder while removing any stems and seeds. 

Then slice open the cigar wrap using a blade, and if using a blunt wrap, you can unroll it using your fingers. Empty the tobacco in the middle of the blunt wrap. Next, dip your fingers in water to moisten the wrap, fill it up with Marijuana buds, then roll it up to form a tube-like shape. Light one end and smoke.


Joints are made by packing the marijuana flower into rolling paper. You can roll the joint yourself or buy pre-rolled joints from a recreational dispensary. If you want to roll and smoke a joint, start grinding the buds using your fingers or a herb grinder while removing any seeds and stems. 

Hold the rolling paper the ‘hot dog style’ or simply lengthwise and fill it with the ground weed. You can place filter paper on both ends if you want. Then pinch the rolling paper between your fingertips and roll it into a tube shape. Then light one end and smoke. Stick to unbleached, unrefined, or unflavored rolling papers to avoid chemical exposure.


If you want to avoid using the rolling paper or blunt wrap to smoke marijuana, you can use a pipe that does not expose you to chemicals. The pipe features a hollow bowl and a mouthpiece where you inhale. Some pipes feature a tiny hole near the bowl that you cover and uncover with your finger to clear the smoke as you inhale. To smoke buds using a pipe, start by crushing them, then fill the bowl halfway.

Then put the mouthpiece in your mouth, light the marijuana in the bowl with a lighter as you inhale. When done, clean the mouthpiece by rubbing alcohol, ready for the next use.


Bongs use water to cool and filter smoke. They feature a bowl and a cylinder glass piece or a downstem. The smoke goes through the downstem whereby the water filters it before getting to the mouthpiece when you inhale. To hit a bong, start pouring water into the water chamber and lightly pack the bowl about halfway. Put your mouth in the mouthpiece and light the buds as you inhale. When the smoke fills the chamber, slide the bowl out of the cylinder glass and inhale to clear the smoke.


The common ways to smoke weed include joints, pipes, blunts, and bongs. Healthier alternatives to smoking include vaping, tinctures, and consuming marijuana edibles.