If you are at a beginner level in smoking, then it will be a little difficult for you to choose the right options for smoking cannabis, as there is an array of options available in the market.
As a beginner, you will surely not prefer to get a high and like to start with some pipe which is much easier to use. You must remember that usually material like wood, glass and plastic may have different methods of cleaning.
So, what you must look for while buying any pipe from the head shop near me? Following few tips can be helpful for you.
- Hand pipes
For beginners, hand pipes can easily fit into the palm. You can always find good quality of hand pipes on online stores or other local shops too.
Usually, they are made of glass, but a plastic version can also be available. However, remember that small sized glass pipes are usually quite difficult to clean properly.
- Water pipes
People who have enough experience in smoking cannabis may prefer to upgrade into water pipes. They are usually known in the market as bong. They have percolation chamber that will create bubbles and convert smoke to water vapor.
They are available in different sizes and shapes and you can easily find them in the market. They can be made of plastic, metal, or even glass.
- One-hitters and beyond
Those who prefer to smoke cannabis while on the move may consider another alternative to bong or pipe, which is known as one-hitter. This is made of metal that you can easily pack with the bud and you can smoke almost like a cigarette.
Few people may also prefer old fashioned pipes used by gentlemen during earlier days. Wooden pipes are also very common among them.
- Right glass
When you are buying glass pipe then try to look for right type of glass. There are different glass types that suits different people. Whether you prefer to use dry pipe or water pipe will be decided by your smoking experience. Dry pipes can usually be used easily but may not be as smooth as water pipes.
- Prefer high-quality glass
Don’t get fooled by looking at the decent appearance of cannabis glass pipes. Some of them can be thin, flimsy which can also be quite dangerous. Make sure that the glass must be of 9 mm thickness.
Usually, China made glass pipes are mass produced and can be of very poor quality. Some of the cheaper variety of glass may also be made of rubbers or plastic joints.
- Buy from a glass artist
Many of the glass artists who may also be a cannabis smoker very well understand what a user will look for in glass pipes. So, they can perfectly make one to suit the requirement.
All these glass pipes are handmade and hence can be quite expensive but you will also get better deal from the local glass artists.