Weed not only gets you high… in addition to producing psychoactive effects in those who use it, it also provides great benefits. And the most common way of consuming weed is in the form of a cigarette with rolling paper.

But not everyone enjoys it in the same way. Fortunately, there are different alternatives to consume this recreational and therapeutic substance, in addition to the more traditional methods.

Ways to smoke cannabis

Today we are going to show you 3 ways to smoke cannabis. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages, so to find the best one you will have to consider your preferences and experiment with each one of them.


Vaporizers, or vapes, have gained particular popularity in recent years in both the cannabis and tobacco worlds. There are many herbs and compounds that can be easily turned into a vapor.

These devices are versatile and, in addition, they are presented as a healthier option than the use of paper. Steam contains fewer toxins and carcinogens than smoke. For that reason, vaporizers appeared on the market as a healthy alternative to tobacco use.

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You can find different vaporizers that adapt to all kinds of budgets. Most are portable and you can use them both outside and inside your home. Not all, however, are designed to be reused. Disposables are usually cheaper and smaller, but more expensive in the long run.

It is important that, if you use this method, you consider not exceeding 205 degrees Celsius. Outside of that range, you may risk losing cannabinoids and terpenes or burning them through the vapor. Also, remember to chop the cannabis well so that it evaporates completely and evenly.


Pipes can have all kinds of shapes, sizes, and materials such as glass, wood, and even clay. Each material produces a unique experience that slightly modifies the flavor. They are one of the 3 convenient and easy-to-use ways to smoke cannabis.

As with vaporizers, you need to chop or grind your weed before smoking it. The pipes feature a carb hole in the side that should be capped when lighting weed and uncovered when inhaling.


Bongs have a great effect when consuming cannabis. One of the disadvantages of this method is that it is necessary to have water to enjoy it correctly.

They can be found in different materials such as glass, metal, plastic and ceramic. In addition, they are available with different designs and particular shapes.

Are there alternatives to rolling paper?

If you ever find yourself without rolling papers, there are alternatives that work as substitute methods. One of the most common is tobacco paper and even the pages of old phone books that are thin and similar to rolling paper.

If you are using alternatives to rolling papers, you should be careful when placing the filters and handle them gently to avoid breaking them.

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