Bong or Joint? Which is Right for You?   

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Universe In The Clouds Stoner Blog| September 19, 2018, | Sarah Coulter (

If you are new to the world of cannabis use and you aren’t sure what the best way to enjoy it is, then you might find yourself in way over your head in short order. While many people come to enjoy cannabis for the first time by smoking a joint, with legalization taking hold in many places across North America, it’s becoming more mainstream to use cannabis in different ways. And when it comes to understanding the best way to consume cannabis, the biggest question can sometimes be whether or not to smoke it through a bong or smoke a joint. Even for seasoned users, moving between the two methods of consumption can mean the difference between driving a car or walking; as in, one gets you to your destination much faster than the other.


What’s the Difference?

They are very different tools and methods for smoking cannabis, and you might find that you actually prefer one to the other. The main difference is that once you light a joint, you’ll probably want to consume is as soon as possible so that it doesn’t go out. When you use a bong, you are able to leave the substance in the bong for a period of time without it becoming impacted by the interruption or wait between uses. Joints use the raw plant material, while bongs often use other products like oils, so they are more versatile. Joints do tend to be a little more portable, but bongs provide a more robust experience


Pros and Cons of Smoking Joints

Because smoking a joint is essentially smoking the raw plant, you don’t get to filter out potentially harmful chemicals or pesticides used in the growing of the plants. This is one of the reasons why it’s so important to know where you are getting your cannabis from in the first place. When you know and trust your source, you are better able to understand how you’ll react to it. The pros of smoking joints are pretty obvious: they are easily accessible and can be consumed quickly. They provide you with a strong high and depending on the plant species, a long-lasting high as well.


Pros and Cons of Using Bongs


When it comes to the pros and cons of using bongs to smoke cannabis, it really comes down to what kind of bong you use. If you are looking for a decent bong, check out online headshops that offer a wide range of options. The experience you have using a bong to smoke cannabis will depend on two things: one, the kind and quality of cannabis product you are using, and the style of bong you use. It’s also important to consider that if you are using a bong on a regular basis, that you clean it after a few uses to keep it from building up residue and ruining your smoking experience.



Making the Decision

The truth is that you don’t have to choose between only ever smoking a bong or a joint for the rest of your life. You get to enjoy both of them as you choose and see fit. Whether you decide to use a glass bong or smoke cannabis in a joint, you’ll do well to try both of them at some point or another so that you can get a feel for what is right for you. You might also consider that if you have a certain type of cannabis product that one smoking experience may be more appropriate. For example, if you prefer an oil product or a leaf product, then bongs are the way to go. Cannabis users will tell you that one is better than the other, but it really is a personal decision and the only way you can make that decision is to try them. And of course, there is no right or wrong answer here. Some days you might prefer to smoke a joint, and other days you may prefer the slow and predictable burn a bong.


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