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How to Choose the Healthiest Rolling Papers

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How to Choose the Healthiest Rolling Papers

Not caring about which rolling paper you use was once a bit of a status symbol, like choosing Pabst Blue Ribbon means that you're an "of the people" hipster, and choosing the local craft beer means that you're an adult who doesn't want to drink crappy beer. Rolling papers have come quite a long way, you can now even purchase ones that are made with 24k gold (because silver just isn’t “boujee” enough, right?) But now that we know that lots of common bodega-bought rolling papers are laden with chemicals and bleaches that, as the cigarette burns, combust and enter...

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What to Consider When Buying Your First Bong

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What to Consider When Buying Your First Bong

Buying your first bong can be a confusing experience, especially for those who aren’t all that well versed at smoking. The sheer number of different sizes, styles and materials can make trying to find the right bong a long, drawn-out process even for those who are always the first to pull out the pipe at any get together.The good news is that virtually any bong you buy will get the job done and provide the end result you desire. However, smoking out of a bong is about much more than just the end result. The experience is what drives most...

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Bong Body Types (Straight Tubes, Zongs, Fab Eggs, etc.) and What They Mean

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Bong Body Types (Straight Tubes, Zongs, Fab Eggs, etc.) and What They Mean

Today, we're going to delve into the various bong body types and what separates them from other products.  Before we begin our adventure, let’s take a look at a few examples of the different kinds of bongs. This UPC “Simply Guy” Bubble Base Zong Neck Basic Water Pipe is an awesome example of the zong, and The "Colorship" Mothership Inspired Faberge Egg Rig is the perfect faberge egg. With names like ‘zong’ and ‘faberge egg’ you’re probably wondering if we’re still on the topic of bongs! So let’s dive right in below.  Straight Tube Bongs  The first type of bong...

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When Form Meets Function: Beautiful Bongs That Pack a Punch

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When Form Meets Function: Beautiful Bongs That Pack a Punch

If you use medicinal cannabis, you probably know that you can consume your medicinal herb in a variety of different ways. Different consumption methods have their own positive aspects and downsides. You'll need to find the best method of consumption for you if you want to alleviate your symptoms properly. According to many experts, smoking through a bong is the best way to use cannabis medicinally. Bongs are pipes that contain water, ice or both. When you take a draw from your bong, the smoke is filtered through water or ice. As it is filtered through the water, the smoke...

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Stemless vs. Stemmed Bongs

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Stemless vs. Stemmed Bongs

As the legal world of tobacco consumption spreads, the many products that are available to enjoy are also expanding like never before.  Out of the various bongs available online and at retail shops, there are two that tend to stand out in the topics of discussion on all online tobacco-related forums. These are the stemmed and the stemless bongs. Take your pick with either the "Moody Blue" Honeycomb Stemless Water Pipe or the stemmed "Gungnir" Domed Stereo Straight Tube By BoroTech Glass. What is the Difference?   The one question that pops up in many posts is asking the difference...

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The Best 5 National Parks for the Adventurous Smoker

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The Best 5 National Parks for the Adventurous Smoker

  Summer is slowly burning out like the final embers of a campfire, but that doesn't mean that the adventure has to end. What better place to salute the season farewell than from the peak of a hill or the bank of a river in one of our majestic national parks?  We can't think of a better excursion than seeking out the ultimate sesh spot and immersing yourself in the grandeur of these natural wonders while you open your mind and ascend to enlightenment.  Below we have compiled a list of our top five choices for can't-miss natural gems found throughout this bold, beautiful country that we...

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Everything You Need to Know About Glass Bongs

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Everything You Need to Know About Glass Bongs

Glass Bongs are Iconic Glass bongs are more than devices through which you smoke. They’re intricately crafted works of art, available in a variety of colors, styles, and textures. Some are simple and resemble exaggerated pipes or hookahs while others are complex, worthy of sitting on podiums in museums. Produced by professional artisans for the purpose of smoking, bongs are elegant yet useful. You can stash them out of sight or proudly display them, even as centerpieces, when you’re not using them.  Modern bongs evolved from hookahs, which are said to have originated sometime in the 16th century. As tobacco...

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How to Use Vaping as the Centerpiece of Your Smoking Cessation Plan

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How to Use Vaping as the Centerpiece of Your Smoking Cessation Plan

Vaping is fast-becoming the preferred method of replacing tobacco cigarettes. Although the health benefits of vaping for smoking cessation are still being hotly debated, countless people attest to its ability to quell cigarette cravings while making it easier to wean off of nicotine. In fact, many consumers assert that vaping allows them to smell better, feel better, spend less money, and taste their food more fully among many other things. If you intend to use vaping as the centerpiece of your smoking cessation plan, however, there are a few, key things that you should keep in mind. You're going to...

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Three Benefits to Vaping or Vaporizing

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Three Benefits to Vaping or Vaporizing

  Recently vaping has become a trend not only in the tobacco world, but within cannabis culture as well. With more and more people experimenting with different ways to inhale, ingest, and apply cannabis product, vaping tools for marijuana have gotten more advanced and enhanced alongside their water pipe, dabbing rig, and rolling paper counterparts. Whether you’re looking for a healthier alternative to smoking or just want to try something new, vaping can open a whole new avenue for your cannabis enjoyment. Explained below are three of the top benefits to cannabis vaping. Safer. Vaporizers work by passing hot air...

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The Basics of Dabbing Concentrates

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The Basics of Dabbing Concentrates

  With the cannabis market expanding, different ways of consuming the drug are becoming more and more popularized. From edibles to cannabis infused drinks, it seems everyone has a preference for one form over another. Although dabbing has been around for decades, the newly open market has perfected the technique and equipment for safer and more efficient dabs. What is dabbing? Dabbing involves inhaling the fumes from cannabis plant extracts in their concentrated form. The extracts can come from any part of the plant, including the stem, leaves, and other leftover material usually discarded before smoking. The careful science behind...

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Choosing the Perfect Bong for You

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Choosing the Perfect Bong for You
You may often ask yourself what kind of bong you should buy since there are so many types to choose from. When buying a new bong, you should consider your own personal needs and decide what you want to accomplish with your new bong. New bongs are often replacements for old ones that have become resonated and a new piece always goes well when used with other devices you may own. Getting a new bong will also allow you to identify which types suit your needs the best. To help you out, here are a few tips on how to choose the right bong for you.

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Indica or Sativa? - Making The Right Choice for You

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Indica or Sativa? - Making The Right Choice for You
We all know that different strains of the cannabis plant have different effects and potencies.  But what is just now becoming common knowledge in our freshly legalized country is the difference between them.  Cannabis is available to smokers in two different species: cannabis indica and cannabis sativa.  Some growers have even started to breed the two species together, creating hybrid strains.  Each strain of marijuana comes from either the indica, sativa, or hybrid species of cannabis.  Here is what you need to know about each of them.

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