Sometimes, the life of a stoner can get a little stressful. There are so many important details to think about and remember, all of which can get overwhelming especially for beginners. Buying weed, storing weed, the right tools, stoner etiquette.. But we all know that it’s worth it – that’s why we’re here, afterall.
Cannabis is a lifestyle. And because the cannabis community is all about sharing, I’m proud to share with you 5 stoner life hacks that can save your day!
Keep your pot potent for longer by using black construction paper and keeping it inside your jar. Black construction paper is effective in preventing light and heat from seeping through the jar and ruining the potency of your bud. If you need to cut up some weed but don’t have a grinder, all you need is a penny, rubbing alcohol, and a pill bottle. Clean the penny well using the rubbing alcohol. Once it’s dry, place the penny together with your stash inside the pill bottle, and shake it as hard as you can. The penny does a good job at grinding your pot for you – you might even get lucky enough to get some kief! Use a few dabs of honey to act as holding glue when you’re rolling a blunt. Added bonus: it also helps your blunt burn slower. Keep a Frisbee in handy if you’re fond of enjoying pot by rolling joints. Frisbees, or other similar discs that have a concave edge will be extremely helpful in rolling joints and blunts while preventing weed from falling to the floor. Have a box of matches with you all the time. These can come in handy if you have absolutely nothing else on you to cover up the stench of marijuana especially if you’re in an enclosed space. Matches can act as makeshift incense although it may take a few to get rid of the smell completely – just don’t burn anything down! Don’t underestimate the power of an empty plastic bottle. You can make a gravity bong or even a waterfall out of it. You’re guaranteed to get really stoned with this trick! If you reaaaaally need help with the munchies and are looking to lose weight, switch up your smoking schedule and consume around mealtimes. This helps you make sure that you’re eating at the correct hours of the day, and not Taco Bell at 2pm, just a short while after you’ve taken your lunch. Another way to stave off the munchies is by consuming mints. The hunger you experience when you’re stoned is usually temporary, and will eventually fade. You can taper it off by popping a mint for the meantime. If you’re a beginner and are still assembling your first stoner kit, don’t underestimate the power of a pipe cleaner. These tools are super cheap and will really come in handy when you need to scrape out that resin on your bowl. If your pipe cleaner just broke and you’re in need of an immediate solution, don’t worry. All you need is a ziplock bag, some sea salt, and rubbing alcohol. Toss your pipe into the ziplock, pour a little rubbing alcohol and sea salt. Shake it like you’re marinating some steak, and let it sit. After a few minutes all the ash will come off. Have some old CD’s lying around? These can come in handy: use CD’s to cover your bowl as you smoke.
That Celine Dion CD from the 1990’s can now help you enjoy a spill-free smoke experience (but don’t get caught with it – the CD, I mean!) Here’s something to do with all the cards your grandparents send you over the holidays: keep them and use them as makeshift crutches. Since it’s hard paper, cards will be super effective in supporting your joint while making it easier to pass around when you’re toking with your buddies. The end of a plastic spoon is sharp enough to use for cleaning your cashed cone. The best ones come from KFC, so you might want to indulge for the munchies while you’re there. If you’re transporting weed and want to prevent it from breaking, gently place them in some bubble wrap. It’ll be useful for hiding your weed AND prevent it from breaking off those precious terpenes. Want to liven up the flavor of your pot? Add some herbs into your bowl to give it a more delicious flavor!
What stoner life hacks are your favorites? What’s worked for you? Share them with us in the comments below!