Article by The Fresh Toast via Growth Op
Bongs and pipes are great first steps for any cannabis enthusiast. They’re a natural progression for someone who’s smoked some weed with friends and wants to develop a deeper relationship with weed.
New cannabis smokers face many exciting first steps, including whether to buy sativa or indica, consume edibles, smoke joints or vapes and which rolling papers to use. It can all be very overwhelming.
One of the more exciting events is a person buying his or her first smoking piece. Should that be a bong or a pipe? They both have their pros and cons.
Bongs and pipes are the most traditional routes for smoking. With one of these, a person will also need some cannabis and, hopefully, a grinder. A breakdown of the two follows.
Pipes are regarded as a comfortable and portable option. Beyond being discreet, they don’t demand any skill to use. Pack the bowl and the pipe is set to go.
Pipes are generally cheaper and last for longer periods of time. If it happens to fall on the ground and breaks, they are relatively inexpensive and very easy to replace. It’s unlikely a lot of tears will be shed.
Pipes are a good option for someone who is experimenting with cannabis. It’s a simple and cheap commitment.
The pipe can be put away when it’s not in use and won’t take up much room. Ranging from one-hitters to disposable and elaborate pieces, pipes are also a good option when living with people who don’t smoke and when trying to be discreet.
Bongs, for their part, are not portable or easy to disguise, but they are one of the first and most popular investments for cannabis users. Bong users generally seem dedicated to their devices of choice, preferring them over any other pieces or methods.
With water pipes, they make for a smoother hit, keeping some of the ash in the water and likely preventing lungs from feeling irritated.