It’s fair to say that the humble marijuana pipe has a bit of an image problem. For many people, the words “pipe” and “bowl” are synonymous with skunk-soaked 1970s pandering, sophomoric frat boy fodder, and forced bro humor.
However, as with almost any other piece of paraphernalia used for enjoying cannabis (and other herbs), there is so much more to the humble marijuana pipe than you might expect. There are dozens of different kinds of pipes available on the market today, each with its features and advantages.
It can be a little overwhelming when you first start looking into purchasing one, let alone finding the one that is right for you. However, if you know what to look out for, choosing the right pipe is quite simple.
Read on to learn all about it!
What’s So Great About A Marijuana Pipe?
First of all – no, there isn’t anything physically addictive about smoking cannabis through a pipe. While the smoke itself may contain some toxins, it is the burning of the cannabis (rather than the cannabis itself) that is responsible for this.
There is, however, something inherently very appealing about smoking from a marijuanapipe. Perhaps it’s the fact that the act of smoking through a pipe is seen as an art form. It’s incredibly cultural, almost ceremonious – something that is often done as a group activity or shared experience.
There are also many different types of pipes available, each of which has its different advantages. While some pipes may not be as efficient at helping you get the most out of your cannabis stash, others are designed specifically for this purpose.
Depending on the type of pipe you choose, you can also often expect it to produce a different type of smoke. This can be useful if you want to mix things up a little and try something new.
The only real downside to using a pipe as opposed to smoking cannabis out of a bong or joint is that it can be a little more time-consuming.
How To Find The Right Weed Pipe For You
Thankfully, there are a few different factors to consider when it comes to purchasing a new pipe. This means that finding a pipe that is right for you shouldn’t be too difficult. Depending on the type of pipe you are looking for, there are a variety of different factors that you are likely to want to prioritize.
You’ll first want to consider the type of material the pipe is made from. Generally, metal (e.g. brass, copper, steel, etc.), ceramic, and glass are the most common materials used for making marijuana pipes.
Metal pipes (e.g. brass, copper, steel, etc.) are generally quite sturdy, long-lasting, and resistant to wear and tear. They can also be easily sterilized and are usually very easy to clean. In addition to this, metal pipes often have a very attractive and sophisticated appearance.
Ceramic pipes are also very durable and long-lasting. They are often made of very high-quality and high-grade ceramic materials. Ceramic pipes are a little more fragile than metal pipes, but they are also generally easier to clean.
Glass pipes are often the most delicate of all the materials used for making pipes. This can make them a little less resistant to wear and tear than other pipes, but it also means that they are much easier to clean.