Most of us out there that smoke marijuana wish that it was healthier for us. Marijuana alone is not particularly unhealthy, however smoke in your lungs is never a healthy thing. So, what are some ways that you can smoke weed and be as healthy as possible while doing so? Well, there are a few ways, and all they require you to do is switch up your smoking habits (unless you already do these things). Let’s take a look at what to do and what not to do:
What You Shouldn’t Do
In order to develop healthy smoking habits, you will have to avoid some things. Changing up your smoking habits may not be an easy transition, however it will be much better for your lungs and body in the long run.
First off, do not smoke marijuana with tobacco. Unfortunately, that does mean kissing blunts and spliffs goodbye. Tobacco smoke is worse for your lungs than marijuana smoke, so avoid smoking it altogether. This includes adding tobacco to marijuana (a.k.a. a spliff) and using blunt wraps. Stick to smoking marijuana alone, and your lungs will be better off.
Another thing to that you should avoid is smoking marijuana raw. This means smoking it any way that has no water filtration, a filter tip, or a vaporizer. Each of those three have different ways to smoke, so let’s talk about each separately:
Let’s take a pipe for example: to use it, you light the marijuana and hit the pipe. Simple right? Well, simple may be easy, but there is a healthier solution. One such solution would be to use a bubbler or a bong. This is because bubblers and bongs have water filtration, meaning that the smoke must pass through water before entering your mouth. The water cleans out the smoke, and removes some chemicals that can harm your lungs. Just make sure that you are always using clean water, and dump out that water when you are done using it.
What You Should Do
Next is the filter tip. This is the small end of a joint that resembles zig-zags when you look through it. If you are going to smoke a joint, make sure that you use a filter tip. These filters prevent any small pieces of marijuana from getting in your mouth. Also, they force the smoke to pass through more area before entering your mouth, cleansing the smoke a little bit more. On top of that, filter tips allow you to smoke the entire joint, since you hold on to the filter instead of the joint when smoking. So, why not use one?
Finally, should you use a vaporizer? The answer is yes, if you are looking for healthy ways to smoke. Actually, using a vaporizer is the healthiest possible way to smoke. This is because when marijuana is smoked out a vaporizer, you are not inhaling smoke, you are inhaling vapor, which is much better for your lungs. Vapor is much cleaner than smoke, and your lungs will like that.
So, for the healthiest smoking method, stick to a vaporizer. Many stoners argue that vaporizers take away from the original ways to smoke marijuana, but if you are looking to stay healthy, then don’t listen to them. However, if you are tight on money, it is wise to know that good vaporizers are not cheap. So, for a poor man’s method of smoking weed and staying healthy, stick to a bubbler, bong, or even joints with filter tips.
When it comes to wax, most of the healthy ways to smoke it are similar to weed. Wax pens are the healthiest method of smoking wax. However, most wax smokers prefer to dab it out of a rig. This is fine, just make sure you are using water as filtration, and that the water is clean. Avoid taking dry dabs, which can burn your throat and result in more coughing than usual.
Also, make sure that your wax is good quality wax. Wax that is bad quality can also be bad for your health. For tips and tricks on figuring out the quality of your wax, click here.
Keep It Clean
Whenever you are using a glass piece to smoke out of, it usually means that you are going to keep that glass piece and continue reusing it. However, this piece will get dirtier the more that you use it. For smooth hits, and even a better smoking experience, make sure to keep your glass piece clean. Resin can get trapped inside of some pieces, which is not the best for your lungs to be breathing in. A nice, clean piece is result in the healthiest smoke, and the best high!
Using a clean glass piece and clean water inside that piece is the safest and healthiest way to smoke out of glass. For the best glass piece cleaning methods, click here.
Overall, any type of smoke is not good for your lungs. So, the healthiest way to enjoy the effects of marijuana is to eat edibles. That’s right, don’t even smoke it at all. Now for some, this may be difficult, as most stoners love to smoke. For those who love smoking, don’t eat edibles, or eat them here and there. But for those who use marijuana for medical purposes, or are just looking for the healthiest way to get high, then I highly suggest sticking to edibles. You can even make edibles out off healthy food dishes. For more on edibles and how to make them, click here.
Here is a quick summary of all the points made in this post:
- Do not smoke tobacco
- Use clean water when smoking out of a bubbler, bong, rig, or other glass piece
- Keep your glass pieces clean
- Use a filter tip when smoking joints
- Make sure that the quality of your weed or wax is good
- Use a vaporizer for the healthiest smoking option
- Stick to edibles for the healthiest way to get high
Following these tips will help you stay healthier when using marijuana. Hopefully you found a way to get high that suits you! Happy smoking (or eating edibles)!