How to Smoke Weed: A Beginner’s Guide

people smoking weedHow to Smoke Weed 101

We’re down to show you how to smoke. Not because smoking weed is so mainstream and so is vaporizing weed for that matter. Not because everybody seems to be doing it or looking to get in on doing it. We decided to teach you how to smoke because we’re weed-smoking experts and thought it would be cool to put together a beginners guide to smoking weed. Because we’re cool like that. And that way you can use our How to Smoke Guide so you don’t get ripped off or look like a fool while pot smoking. Yup—teaching people how to smoke weed is just another service we offer here at Stuff Stoners Like.

Smoking weed for the first time

Are you smoking weed for the first time? No big deal, dude. Unless your mom got stoned while she was pregnant with you, you’ll have a first time getting high—everybody does from Snoop Dogg to Willie Nelson to Bob Marley. Anyhow if you’re smoking weed for the first time we recommend that you find a stoner who you can trust to be your Sherpa. Your stoner friend probably already has weed, will be more than happy to help get started smoking weed and will be a wealth of information. So don’t be afraid to ask questions—especially when you’re stoned.

If you take on the task of being a stoner Sherpa here are a few recommendations for smoking someone out for the first time:

  • Don’t be pushy. Unless someone’s really in need of weed, like they’ve got some serious health issues, there’s no need to push weed on ‘em. Smoking marijuana should always be something someone chooses for themselves.
  • Stick to weed. Don’t add booze or other drugs to the first time someone smokes weed. Allow them to experience weed and only weed. You should probably start with marijuana flowers before moving on to cannabis concentrates aka hash or dabs. Baby steps. A hit or two from a vape pen qualifies, but smoking weed is a more authentic and memorable experience. However using a vaporizer might be a good start.
  • Start clean. Your first taste of weed should be pure so make sure to use a clean pipe or bong. If you start with a joint, get in on that shit right after it’s lit. A day old, half-smoked, left-over joint doesn’t taste as good as a fresh new one.
  • Have supplies. Good weed goes well with good food and good music. (Check this out if you’re looking for the best music to listen to when you’re stoned.) Or maybe even a good stoner movie. Actually nothing goes better with good weed than a really nice sunshiny day and experiencing nature. Go for a walk, man, or lay on the grass and look at the sky.
  • Don’t trip. Once the high kicks in just go with it. Enjoy it, man. Smoking marijuana and being stoned is a gift to be enjoyed—not something to worry about. So don’t judge first-time stoners. You were there once. Oh and if paranoia creeps up, just stay cool. Remind your friend that they’ll be fine—nobody has died from weed. Just put on some Pink Floyd and go chill for a little bit.

Things to smoke weed out of

Smoking marijuana is not possible without tools. Looking for things to smoke weed out of? It’s best to plan ahead and have rolling papers or a pipe rather than scambling for thing to smoke weed out of, dude. You can always hollow out an apple or make a gravity bong. Check out our Top Ten Ways to Smoke Weed for more methods.

For smoking weed for the first time we recommend a joint, preferably rolled in Stuff Stoners Like pure hemp rolling papers. Joints are uncomplicated, simple to operate, don’t need a carb and don’t shatter when you drop ‘em on the garage floor. Next up would be a nice clean glass pipe.

how to clean a bongDifferent ways to smoke weed

Here’s a quick primer on a few of the popular different ways to smoke weed—yes including an apple.

How to smoke weed from a pipe aka how to smoke a bowl

Here’s how to smoke a bowl in a nutshell. Drop in some weed, light and inhale. But there are a few things that you can do to make sure it all goes well. Grind the weed. You don’t need a fancy weed grinder, there are plenty of ways to grind weed without a weed grinder. But make sure that you break up your weed. That way you’ll increase the surface area, helping it stay lit and burn evenly. Don’t grind your weed into a powder, just enough to ensure it’s busted up, but won’t fall through the hole in the pipe. Next look to see if the pipe has a carborator aka carb or a whole to allow air flow. Hold your finger over the hole while igniting the weed and release it as you inhale—that’s all you need to do to mind the carb. If you’ve got it, use a hemp wick instead of a lighter so you’re not inhaling butane. Oh and make sure you don’t use a white lighter to smoke weed. The bowl is great if this is someone’s first time smoking weed. Joins are also great for anyone who is smoking weed for the first time because smokers can take small uncomplicated hits.

How to smoke a joint

Pro-tip? Make sure the joint is completely lit before you start chonging on it or it’s more likely to run. Just take your time lighting it. Slowly spin the joint as you light it and take a few soft puffs to see how it’s burning. If it’s burning evenly—start taking bigger puffs, dude. You can use a li’l bit of saliva to slow a run in a joint or blunt. Just lick your finger and apply some spit to the spot that’s running. You’re welcome.

Also, don’t worry about inhaling a ton of smoke at once. Taking multiple small puffs is just as effective and don’t worry about holding the smoke in for a long time. You’ll get stoned by just inhaling it. Keeping it in will just irritate your lungs and cause you to cough. If you do cough, there’s no shame. You’ve head the expression, If you don’t cough you don’t get off, right?

How to smoke a blunt

Smoke a blunt just like you’d smoke a joint. Keep in mind that a blunt is a mix of weed and tobacco so you’re not just getting stoned and you’re not just tasting bud. So we recommend that if you’re learning how to smoke weed that you should start with a joint to avoid the toxins in tobacco and get the true flavor of cannabis terpenes.

How to smoke weed out of a bong

With all the perks and differs and filters in ’em bongs look complicated. But smoking pot out of a bong really isn’t. Like some pipes, some bongs have a carb. Find it and plug it while you inhale. Some bongs have a slide bowl. Light your weed, inhale and once you’ve got a nice milky-white collection of smoke in the bong pull up the bowl and inhale deeply. Check this out if you’re looking for some help on how to clean a bong. If this is your first time smoking weed you might want to hold off on the bong. Bongs deliver really big hits which deliver really big highs.

How to smoke weed out of a hookah

Hookahs take a lot of weed. So unless you grow weed or have a lot of money to burn we don’t recommend using a hookah to smoke pot. If you do, just treat the weed like tobacco. Heat up the stones and toss on the weed. Unlike smoking a bowl, a common synonym for pipe, while smoking a hookah your weed is on fire the whole time. However because it’s rather unusual if it’s your first time smoking weed we don’t recommend using a hookah. Save the hookah for when you’ve got the hang of smoking weed.

ways to smoke cannabis apple pipeHow to smoke weed out of an apple

First you need to make an apple pipe. It doesn’t matter what kind of apple you use to make an apple pipe—Granny Smith, those big fucking red ones that taste like wax or those hella sour little green ones—as long as it’s firm and fresh. To construct an apple pipe here’s what you do:

  1. Twist of the stem off the apple—this is where the bowl’s going to go.
  2. Stab a hole in the top of the apple and create a tunnel about 1/2 way through the fruit.
  3. Poke another hole through the side of the apple to connect with the tunnel from the top of the apple. You’re basically creating an “L” shape the fruit. If you go all the way through the apple—congratulations you’ve made a carb.
  4. Get rid of any li’l apple bits hanging on that could obstruct airflow and now test your fruit making sure you can blow through it. to make sure you can blow through the apple.

That’s it—you’re done, dude. Pack your weed in the top hole, plug the carb with  your finger and inhale through the side hole. Don’t pull too hard, dude, or you’ll pull the weed into the apple. There’s no need for tin foil or little metal screens for this apple pipe—you don’t want to heat that shit up and inhale those fumes anyhow. Keep it all natural. And don’t eat your apple pipe afterwards—toss that shit in the compost.

How to smoke weed without smell

If you’re worried about someone smelling that you’re smoking weed, don’t trip. Here’s how to make a sploof in one simple step. WTF is a sploof? A sploof is a stealth smoking device used to mask or eliminate the odor of marijuana smoke. A standard sploof is typically made out a paper towel roll and dryer sheets. You probably have that stuff lying around right now. Put that stuff to work to eliminate the odor of weed smoke so you can blaze in peace.

By the way—no—your non-stoner friends aren’t going to fail a drug test if they inhale second hand smoke while they watch you get stoned. According to a recent study positive tests are “likely to be rare” from secondhand weed smoke, the authors concluded, “limited to the hours immediately post-exposure, and occurring only under environmental circumstances where exposure is obvious.” So as long as you don’t hot box a car with several stoners for several hours—basically marinate yourself in weed smoke and then go to a job interview soon after and pee in a cup you’ll be fine.

By the way if you’re worried about passing a drug test check out our post: How Long Does Weed Stay in Your System to quickly get the important background information. Next check out our post How to Pass a Drug Test if you’ve got one coming up. Pro tip: Use synthetic urine to pass one.

Also don’t buy weed online. Sure you’re friend says he scored some weed online, but we assure you Craigslist Denver Is NOT A Legal Marijuana Marketplace. So go to a legal marijuana dispensary or check out our directory to help you find marijuana. Or kick back, order a pizza and some marijuana delivery and have weed brought right to your doorstep. There’s nothing like smoking weed that was delivered to your door, man. We highly recommend it. Actually we always recommend weed smoking.

Additional smoking pot resources

Here are three more resources to make sure you don’t get burned: How Many Grams in an Eighth of Weed? How Many Grams In An Ounce of Weed? and How Much is An Ounce of Weed? Consult these before making any necessary purchases. Also when you smoke weed for the first time try and do it with a friend who has done it before. It just makes things easier and more enjoyable.

So that’s it, dude. Above is everything you need to know to either embark on your first foray into getting stoned or to smoke someone out for the first time. Did we leave anything out? How do you smoke weed? Let us know win the comments below…

11 Responses to “How to Smoke Weed: A Beginner’s Guide”

  1. Debbie

    Thanks you were very helpful

  2. Samantha Zamora

    Hey i made a video tutorial to help people smoke!

  3. Anonymous


  4. KushLord SwagNigger

    I think we should blaze it for Jesus

  5. Anonymous

    So are you just supposed to inhale the smoke? How do I keep from coughing at all?

  6. Ernie

    A apple is to wet to smoke pot out of

  7. Jason

    Getting stoned is the best and when you do get stoned it make you happen cuz it effect the mind is some way

  8. Anonymous

    the first time i smoked was on 4/20/16
    420 lol

  9. ganesh bhojwani

    Thank you for providing such great information regarding different ways of smoking weed but mate!! I would like to ask you some!! how to smoke weed if we don’t have the source to smoke example paper neither bong neither blunt paper nothing… Can we smoke out of newspaper.. I am waiting for your reply

  10. Stoner Stuff

    Newspaper would probably be a bad idea. If you can find a bible made of rice paper and toxin-free ink that might work.

  11. Tintu

    I want to know about that quick way to smoke weed bcuz in our area its prohabited so method of apple is common here another any easy ways

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