So, no, we’re not expecting a weed shortage anytime soon. No need to panic, but, if a bad situation ever does happen—on a grander scale and you don’t have access or just personally and you can’t get to a dispensary, you’ll want to know how to save on weed and be conservative with what you have. Plus, it’s always a good idea to make the most of what you have. Here are a few ideas on how to be conservative with weed.
How to Make Weed Last Longer
Once you learn how to be conservative with weed, you may find that you can get just as good of experience without using up so much of your stash and you can get a lot more bang for your buck. Here’s how to conserve weed and still get high.
Use a pipe or a bong
The fact is, you will use more weed to smoke a blunt or a joint than you will in a pipe or a bong. Joints are not efficient because it keeps burning even when you’re not smoking. So, one simple way to be more conservative with what you have is to simply switch to using a pipe, bong or bubbler. Pipes and bongs burn hotter, so you get more of a hit with a small amount of burn.
Protect the quality of your stash
The better preserved your cannabis is in storage, the fewer cannabinoids you’ll lose. Cured weed stays shelf-stable for a long time, but the more it is exposed to sunlight, humidity changes, and temperature fluctuations, the more the cannabinoids and terpenes degrade. In turn, you’ll have to smoke more just to get the same high you could’ve gotten with far less weed if your stash is old. A few tips:
- Keep your weed in a cool place or around 70 degrees
- Store your weed in the dark
- House the weed in an airtight gas jar
Mix your bud with CBD or CBG flower
If you enjoy the smoking experience but don’t want to use up all of your weed, you can cut standard cannabis with CBD flower. This works out really well, especially if you’re looking for a more therapeutic experience. Here are a few tips for getting the most from your weed by mixing it with CBD or CBG flower.
Look for CBD Strains with Similar Terpene Profiles
If you’ve picked up a specific weed strain you really enjoy because of the flavor and aromatic qualities, you’re probably going to want to hang onto that experience. Cutting with CBD or CBG flower doesn’t necessarily mean you have to sacrifice flavor or aromatics.
Simply look for a strain that has a similar terpene profile as what you already have. You will actually find some hemp strains that have similar names and terpene profiles as weed strains. For example, a Special Sauce hemp strain offers a lot of the berry flavors as the weed strain with the same name.
Know Your Ratios
Remember, adding CBD or CBG flower to your weed will change its end potency and effects, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Take a look at the THC and CBD levels in the flower you are using.
For example, if you have flower that is 20 percent THC and you mingle it with CBD flower with 20 percent CBD, what you get is a 1:1 ratio. The 1:1 THC to CBD ratio is considered golden by some. You get the psychoactivity of the THC, less paranoia, and the therapeutic benefits of CBD all in one. This can be a great way to stretch out what weed you have on hand and still get the desirable effects.
Go for quality over quantity
If you’ve got premium weed, you don’t have to smoke as much to get the effects. So, what you buy will last you a lot longer. Even if you are paying a bit more per ounce or gram, the quality of the smoke offsets the cost.
Best Ways to Smoke a Small Amount of Weed and Still Get High
Anyone who enjoys weed and enjoys it regularly has been there—you’re running low and simply can’t get more. It’s not a good feeling, whether you don’t have the funds for a restock, the dispensary is closed, or you can’t make the trip to get more. So, how do you use less weed when you do smoke? Here are a few ideas.
Watch your burn technique in a bong, bowl, or pipe
A lot of people fill up, and then torch the entire bowl of weed to ignite it. This burns more weed at once. Instead, focus on lighting just certain spots in the bowl with every hit.
Try a one-hitter (dugout)
A one-hitter only allows you to pack in a little weed, so you can’t really take a lot of hits. While you’ll undoubtedly get more than one toke, this is a good way to monitor what you’re using.
Use a vaporizer
Vaping cannabis may give you more profound effects with less weed. So, if you really want to be conservative with weed, it may be worth investing in a dry vaporizer. Vaporizers also allow you to reuse your AVB.
Roll thinner joints and blunts
If you’ve only got rolling papers or a blunt wrap, roll a thinner spinner or thin blunt instead of a fatty. You can also make use of small amounts of weed by adding a longer filter or crutch to a wrap. By the way, using a crutch also prevents wastage once you get down to the tip.
Don’t Worry, Silver Therapeutics Is Fully Stocked
If you do have the funds and need to restock, we’re stocked and ready at Silver Therapeutics. Be sure to check out our menu and secure your favorite bud in advance!