It’s pretty easy to stick to what you know, but with almost anything in life, it’s good to try something new once in a while – especially when there are certain products that make smoking cannabis a little easier and more enjoyable. These products address issues in the areas of lighting, rolling, vaporizing, debowling, applying concentrates, and preventing smoky odors. If you find yourself looking for new accessories to spruce up your high life, step up your game with these cannabis-friendly life hacks.
Many people have only ever sparked up using a traditional lighter, but they can actually leave a taste of butane in with the herb. Thankfully hemp wick is growing in popularity, since the coated flammable material leaves no extra taste and burns slow to last longer. The Hemp Light saves time because it uses a unique lighter holster design that loops hemp wick near the flame for easy igniting. No longer will you have to maneuver some wick between your fingers while also trying to start a lighter.
Roll + Blot
Anyone who wears makeup and smokes joints can get two birds stoned at once by combining their rolling papers and facial wipes into the same product. These portable blotting sheets are made from unbleached hemp fibers that absorb excess oil and reduce shine without messing up any makeup. When you’re in a pinch and need a rolling paper, rip off a clean sheet to roll a joint.
Smoking cannabis flowers has been a staple in accessing the effects of the plant’s resins. Whether it has been a joint, blunt, bong, bowl, pipe, or vaporizer, the developments in consuming dry herb have always been aimed at attaining a cleaner and smoother hit. The Mega Toke vaporizer is a great way to vaporize cannabis while still getting a large hit, unlike many other devices that lack a strong punch. Either place the mouthpiece directly to your lips, or use the water pipe adapter to smoke it through your bong: two great options to go electric without sacrificing the size of the hit.
Poke A Bowl
Constantly getting your hands dirty while cashing the bowl can become annoying, but the days of black resin coating your fingers can be put behind you with the Poke A Bowl. This ashtray features a plastic rod in the center that acts as a poker for when you reach the end of a bowl pack. In order to avoid your pipe from getting clogged, make sure you always pack your herb in with as little force as possible.
Randy’s Papers are perfect for anyone who can’t stand burning their fingers at the end of a joint, but hates carrying around a smelly roach clip even more. These papers use a metal wire in the middle to assist in rolling by adding a backbone, and leaving the smoker with a “handle” as the joint dwindles down. If you smoke a lot of joints with friends, passing a Randy-rolled cannabis cigarette is never a problem and will quickly become a group favorite.
Taking snake dabs from a finger feels natural and satisfying. However, instead of burning that finger, the people over at Dank Dabber have created a thimble-style dab tool that slips on for easy use. The Dank Dabber is the perfect accessory for the multitasking dabber, because wearing something is always easier than holding it. Once the nail is ready to be covered, flip the dabber over and use it as a carb cap so that you don’t need to carry any extra parts around.
Even if you make sure to blow your smoke out the window, there’s still a good chance someone nearby will be able to detect what you were up to. Fortunately, there’s a way to get high without making a scene, and it’s small enough to fit in your pocket. Since 2008, the Smoke Buddy has been granting secretive cannabis consumers the ability to stay under the radar by diffusing smoke and vapor to cut back on the odor (a process also known as sploofing). When you’re ready to exhale, cover the bowl and blow into the mouthpiece while enjoying the clean air.
This post was originally published on March 13, 2016, it was updated on October 3, 2017.