Marijuana is smoked in many different ways, but some ways are better than others.

If you’re a marijuana smoker, there’s a good chance you enjoy finding new and innovative ways to consume your herb. From blunts to vape pens, there are plenty of options available to you. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the top 10 ways to smoke marijuana. Keep in mind that this list is just a suggestion; feel free to mix and match these methods to find what works best for you.

Let’s get started!

1. Joints

Joints are one of the most traditional ways to smoke marijuana, and many people enjoy them for that reason alone. Joints consist of rolling some marijuana into a thin sheet (tobacco paper is often used here), adding an element (crutch) on the end to catch the ash, and finally lighting up. It’s important to note that most “joints” you see these days are actually blunts, which was previously mentioned in this article. Blunts consist of taking any blunt wrap/wrapper (grape Swisher Sweets wrapper is a popular choice) and adding your dry herb between it and another layer of tobacco paper.

Joints can be rolled with or without filters, but typically a crutch (mentioned above) is put at the end to keep the mouthpiece from getting wet and keeping ashes out of your mouth.

2. Blunts

The blunt is likely the most popular way of smoking marijuana, next to joints. The reason this method has become so widely used is because blunts deliver a better high than joints do in some people’s opinions. A lot of connoisseurs really enjoy smoking blunts because they are much smoother than their cigarette counterparts. This is due to the fact that many blunt wraps are made with tobacco leaf which makes them burn slower and has more tar than pure hemp paper does. Blunts also tend to be rolled using cigar tobacco which contains vitamins and nutrients that other rolling papers lack. Overall, blunts are an excellent choice when looking for something different with a smoother high.

3. Vape Pens

Vape Pens

Vape pens are an increasingly popular option for those who like the health benefits of not burning their herb (such as coughing less and maximizing THC intake). The unfortunate part about vape pens is that they typically only work with pre-filled cartridges that cost around $60 each. These cartridges can also be hard to find in some states, so it might be difficult to partake even if you own a pen.

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4. Water Pipes (Bongs)

Water Pipe (Bong) – This is the most efficient way in our opinion to smoke your marijuana because it essentially recycles the already vaped bud making for bigger hits and better rips. It’s also one of the safest ways in terms of not getting lung cancer caused by tar buildup that happens when you smoke joints or blunts. If you’re looking for a healthier way to smoke your marijuana, this is definitely the way to go! The only downside about water pipes are their price point, depending on which brand/style you buy they usually run between $30-200+, also if you don’t take care of your bong it will be difficult to clean and might break by accident.

5. Rigs


Oil/wax/BHO/dab rigs are becoming increasingly popular with weed smokers because of their ability to produce bigger rips and overall better highs. People have been getting more creative with dab rigs recently by implementing percolators into their designs which increases the number of bubbles the smoke is exposed to. With this method, you need either titanium or quartz nails that run between $20-60 depending on where you buy them from. This is an expensive way to smoke your marijuana but is definitely worth it if you enjoy big rips for all-around better highs. A lot of people prefer BHO over dabs just because its cheaper, but big vapor clouds can’t compare to some dabs out there, so it really comes down to personal preference.

6. Bowl

Out of all the smoking methods we’ve covered so far, bowls probably produce the most smoke per gram of material. This is because there’s no paper involved with a bowl and therefore you can suck up more smoke than you would through a joint or blunt. If you don’t have a good way to inhale all that smoke, however, your lungs will thank us for ranking this as our number 4 smoking method!

7. Steamroller Pipe

Steamroller Pipe

A steamroller is basically just a pipe with one end blocked off, often with a built-in bowl piece. These types of pipes put less strain on the lungs than other smoking methods since they aren’t pushing as much air through at once.

8. Bubblers

Since bubblers are typically small, these make great stealth pieces; perfect for those who enjoy smoking on their own or need to be discreet. Also, bubblers are a great middle-ground between a bong and a pipe. They share some characteristics from both but ultimately have their own unique benefits.

9. Gravity Bong

Here’s one for all you engineering majors out there. Gravity bongs are cool because they allow you to smoke your weed without burning the actual herb itself. The secret is in creating a seal around the mouthpiece, which causes water to rush into the bottom chamber of the bong and pull THC-rich smoke with it into your lungs.  Gravity bongs can be made at home with a few select items you might find around the house.

It’s important to note that gravity bongs produce a very large amount of smoke which can irritate lungs and cause coughing, especially if you’re new to smoking weed. This is why we recommend using a bowl method like this one for your first time smoking cannabis. Gravity bong users should proceed with caution!

10. Chillum


Chillums are one of the oldest smoking methods known to man. They’re traditionally made out of clay, but you can also buy metal chillums if you’re looking for something more durable. It’s simple, it’s effective, it’s pocket-friendly, and it looks really cool. A chillum is just another word for “pipe” or “one-hitter.” You can easily pack your herb into smaller pipes or one-hitters depending on how much cannabis you want to smoke at a time. You don’t need any additional equipment to smoke a chillum; just pack, light, and enjoy!


The above-mentioned methods are just one of the many ways you can smoke your marijuana. Try out some of these methods and let us know which is your favorite in the comments below! Thanks for reading, and we hope we’ve helped expand your horizons when it comes to consuming cannabis.