Pros & Cons of Bongs Vs Joints Vs Pipes
List of all the major ways of smoking cannabis along with their advantages and disadvantages. A pretty good guide to help any aspiring or existing smoker decide what type of piece to buy/use. I say bongs are the best and nothing can change that, but please learn to make your own decisions.
I’ll start off with bongs:
Bongs and Hookahs Pros
Bongs can be some of the most creative/unique of all smoking devices.
More condensed smoke per square inch, than other smoking methods.
If gravity/waterfall style bong, by far the thickest hits imaginable.
Ice can be used to cool the smoke for extra smoothness.
Bongs and Hookahs Cons
A possibility of losing some THC due to the bong’s water filtration.
Can produce possibly the smelliest water you’ve ever smelled.
Unless specifically designed for stealth, totally impractical and unsafe to transport anywhere, unless for a very warranted reason.
If a well-used, uncleaned bong is spilled, it could stain carpeting, and or leave a nasty smell for days to come.
Water must be frequently changed, both to keep the smell down and for a better taste of the hits to come.
If gravity or waterfall style bong, it can involve too much of a process to operate, for the average stoned person.
Joints and Blunts Pros
Leaves no physical evidence (such as a dirty bong) once smoked, other than a good smell in the air.
They progressively get stickier with resin; thus possibly tastier, thicker hits, nice roach to smoke, etc.
Cannot be irreplaceably broken (in comparison to glass pieces). Can fall on the floor and be fine, or if ripped none-too-severely, can be repaired with tape/rolling paper gum.
Minimal upkeep, as its lifespan is done when the weed is gone.
Possibly the most concealable and much more concealable than i.e. bongs.
Joints and Blunts Cons
Can end up with you having resin smeared all over your lips.
An overall loss of psychoactive, due to constant burning and or uneven burning.
Depending on how much/the type of bud you’re rolling, and the rolling implement, it requires a considerable amount of skill.
If glass, possibly can change pretty colors/be equally as unique as bongs.
Generally, easily concealable.
Very strong hits with no THC loss.
Can produce fairly harsh/strong hits, in comparison to other methods.
Stems can be too short, ending in singed hairs… and worse.
If metal, it can easily get too hot to handle the pipe.
Towards the end of the bowl, it is entirely possible to accidentally suck some ash through the pipe, into your mouth.
If glass, notorious for breaking. Not usually anywhere near as thick as in glass bongs.
Bring together the wonderful world of pipes AND bongs. Combined perfection.
In some cases, portable, but not practical to actually carry.
Hard to change the water in smaller or more twisted units.
One of the harder varieties to clean in general.
Possible to get nasty water in your mouth. Generally, occurs more often with bubblers than bongs.
Water must be frequently changed to keep the smell down, better the taste of the hit, and lengthen the time between cleanings.
Minimal respiratory repercussions, the healthiest way of using marijuana.
Long-lasting highs on pure THC vapor.
Unique taste and very light feeling in lungs.
Possibly a more unique high in general than any other method.
No loss of THC, all active ingredients reach your lungs.
Slowed process of THC production.
Some psychoactive may be left behind.
Less compatible with other forms of marijuana like hash.
Quite technical procedure of vapor production vs other intuitive manual ways.
All ways of smoking weed, in the end, should get you where you need to be. I choose bongs. What about you?