Ok... good question... there really is no wrong way to pack a bowl. However, you will get a better smoke if you remove the seeds and stems. I set the stems aside, sometimes they can be useful later, the stems do contain some THC (the active ingredient in marijuana). If you'd like you can either save the seeds if you plan on growing later, if not then you can just throw them away. I know some ppl who don't care and smoke the seeds as well. However, i find that smoking seeds gives me headaches. If you want you can break up the bud into smaller pieces and pack the bowl that way, packing the bowl with smaller pieces helps you corner your burn better (lighting the edge of the bowl, as the not scorch the entire layer of weed, this is a good thing if you are in a smoking circle, that way more trips can go around without having to repack the bowl.) If you break it up into small pieces, I would recommend buying a smoke screen, be weary of using regular screens that you find around your house, as some are chemically treated and not good to smoke . Glass screens are made for pipes, however they are SUPER easy to lose and can be more expensive than a pack of smoke screens. If you do not have a screen available then you can try to make one out of any stems you have lying around, the idea is just to prevent any weed (or shake) from falling into the hole on the bottom of the bowl, otherwise you will get an unpleasant surprise of weed chunks or ash on your next inhale. Now, If you are smoking in a circle then the rule generally (at least with my group of friends) is that he who packs the bowl gets the first hit, no matter whose weed it is (unless otherwise offered). However, if you are in a circle and someone cashes (or finishes the bowl) before the circle is complete, hand it back to the person packing, and they pack another bowl, but make sure it goes to the person who did not get a hit before you take one. If you are taking the green hit (or very first hit of the bowl) do not burn all the weed, light it from an angle as to allow the next person to also get some green instead of burned weed. Also... i avoid lighting with a zippo as much as possible, they can be hard to light upside down, and you get an aftertaste of zippo fuel. If you are smoking alone you can pack the bowl however you like. When u break up weed, i break it up over a piece of paper then i remove the stems and seeds and fold the paper in half and then i pour the weed in to the bowl with the folded paper. Any questions, feel free to ask.
i'm sort of new to this as well.
ive smoked a few times with my friends and i like to party, but ive never bought weed myself
so maybe this is a dumb question but just help me out ok!?
so, a few have said it is typical to break up the bud into really small pieces, so when you're going to pack a bowl to smoke with whoever, do you break up the weed ahead of time?
or is it typical to prepare it all when your gonna smoke ??
gosh i miss weed..
uhm you still have to packed a pipe you dumbass. and do you even know what your talking about? eff the joint, you only recieve 15% of the chemicals that make you high compared to a bowl which gives you 25% and a bong which gives you 30-40%.
why do you think that they would give medical marijuana to cancer patients.