Pros & Cons of Bongs Vs Joints Vs Pipes
Please list all the major ways of smoking cannabis and their advantages and disadvantages. This a good guide to help aspiring or existing smokers decide what type of piece to buy/use. Bongs are the best, and nothing can change that, but please learn to make your own decisions.
I’ll start with bongs:
Bongs and Hookahs Pros
Bongs can be some of the most creative/unique 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.
It 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 or leave a nasty smell for days.
Water must be frequently changed 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
It 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 roaches to smoke, etc.
It cannot be irreplaceably broken (in comparison to glass pieces). It can fall on the floor and be fine, or if ripped non-too-severely, it 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
You 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, it can possibly change pretty colors/be equally as unique as bongs.
Generally, easily concealable.
Very strong hits with no THC loss.
It 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, they are notorious for breaking. They are not usually anywhere near as thick as 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 into smaller or more twisted units.
One of the harder varieties to clean in general.
Possible to get nasty water in your mouth. Generally, it 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 are the healthiest way of using marijuana.
Long-lasting highs on pure THC vapor.
Unique taste and a very light feeling in the lungs.
Possibly a more unique high in general than any other method.
No loss of THC, and 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.