7 Common Marijuana Tools Every Stoner Needs

Whether you’re a rookie or a veteran, every smoker needs some basic pot smoking tools. Here are the most important ones.
7 Common Marijuana Tools Every Stoner Needs
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There’s nothing complicated about smoking weed. But if you want to do it right, you need to have a few marijuana smoking tools at your disposal. Having the right gear will help you get the most out of your stash. It will also ensure that your smoking experience is as good as it can be. With that said, here are some basic marijuana smoking tools you need to have.


7 Common Marijuana Tools Every Stoner Needs

When you’re talking about essential marijuana tools, you’ve got to have a good grinder. If you don’t grind up your bud first, you won’t be getting as much out of your weed as you should be. That’s because you’ll be burning through it too quickly.

Instead, give it a grind first to increase the surface area. This means there’s more green to burn, which in turn means more high times for you.

There’s a surprisingly wide range of grinders out there on the market. Some are bare bones basic. Others are more fancy, using motors and various cutting blades to ensure a consistent grind.

But whatever you do, get something that will cut your weed — not shred it into a mess. And get one that has a kief catcher. That way you can easily save that super potent powder for future use.

Storage Container

7 Common Marijuana Tools Every Stoner Needs

Every cannabis consumer has to have somewhere to store their bud. If you’re not properly storing your herb, you run the risk of it getting moldy, drying out, and losing potency, smell, and taste.

Like grinders, there are tons of storage containers now on the market. Hardcore weedheads can even get high-end humidity controlled boxes to dial in the perfect environment for their weed.

But you don’t have to go all-out to store your bud. Just be sure that you find something clean with a resealable lid. Ideally, you should store your weed in a place that’s out of direct sunlight, that stays at a slightly cool room temperature, and that doesn’t let in a lot of humidity.

Slide Dugout

7 Common Marijuana Tools Every Stoner Needs
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When it comes to marijuana smoking tools, a slide dugout is an important one. It’s also relatively overlooked in the world of marijuana tools.

Basically, a slide dugout is the simplest way to smoke on the go. Usually, a slide dugout is made out of wood and features a slidable lid.

Beneath the lid, there will typically be two cylindrical openings. The first is to store a simple one-hitter. The other is for ground up weed. When you’re puffing on the go, simply slide the lid, pull out your one-hitter, pack it up, and light up.


7 Common Marijuana Tools Every Stoner Needs
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Multi-tools should be included in your basic kit of marijuana smoking tools. Look for one that features as many different marijuana tools as possible.

These will often include things like scissors to cut up your weed, a tamping tool, scrapers, dab spoons, and maybe even extra features like a flashlight.

Rolling Machine

7 Common Marijuana Tools Every Stoner Needs

In some circles, there might be some stigma attached to using a rolling machine to twist up your Js. But don’t let it get to you.

Rolling machines are actually essential marijuana smoking tools. They’re generally inexpensive and they’re excellent for rolling perfectly uniform joints each and every time.

And they’re not just for rookies or failed joint-rollers. Rolling machines are excellent for the full range of weed smokers. For beginners, they’re a great way to learn how to roll with your fingers. And for pros, rolling machines are a good option when you want to roll quicker, or if you want especially uniform joints.

Odor-Proof Bag

7 Common Marijuana Tools Every Stoner Needs
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Any kit of marijuana tools is incomplete unless it includes an odor-proof bag. This is the best, safest way to walk around with weed.

Thanks to the growing legalization of marijuana, there are now more options on this front than ever before. You don’t have to use only Ziploc baggies. Now, you can buy specially-built backpacks designed to completely hide the smell of your weed.

Similarly, some companies also make and sell high-end women’s handbags that are scent free; a much more elegant option for keeping weed on the down-low.

Glass Pipe Cleaning Solution

7 Common Marijuana Tools Every Stoner Needs

Since most smoking pieces are made out of glass, it’s a great idea to add some sort of non-toxic, effective pipe cleaning solution to your kit of marijuana smoking tools.

This can be a specially made solution designed for bongs and glass bowls. Or it can be a simple solution of rubbing alcohol and kosher salt.

In this case, the rubbing alcohol breaks apart resin build-ups in your pipe. Meanwhile, the salt is abrasive enough to scrape off anything gunking up your piece without damaging the glass.

Marijuana Smoking Tools To Keep Handy

The marijuana smoking tools on this list cover all the fundamental needs of a weed smoker. For each of these marijuana tools, you can find affordable options. Many times, you can even repurpose common household items and use them as marijuana tools instead.

Alternatively, you can also scale up your marijuana tools. You can purchase high-end elite marijuana tools like humidors, handbags, and more.

Either way, building up a toolbox of effective marijuana smoking tools will help you puff like a pro.

  1. Marijuana is a sacred herb. By reducing it to a mechanical process, you remove the intention and joy of the process and reduces it to being just another means to get high without purpose.

    I so hate grinders. I’ve used a bunch of them over the years and they all suck. Hard to clean, gets the kief all over and makes recovering it a chore. What’s the problem with breaking up pot with your fingers? You also don’t get no-THC stems mixed in with your bud if you do it manually. But some people are just plain lazy.

    Same with rolling machines. Learn to roll. It ain’t rocket science. But again, some people are just plain lazy.

    And though it’s on your tool, you left out the very necessary “roach clip” from your tool kit. Though I prefer a hemostat. It’s more secure and makes passing your roach to a friend much easier.

  2. Grinders save weed. Smoke one & calm down & then grind the rest of your stash. It’s called stretching out your stash. Not lazy! Some of us can’t smell like we freshly crunched up a doob & have sticky fingers. I never dump my keef

  3. I didn’t know about grinders until I read your article. I think it’d be really helpful to have one, that way I can make my weed last longer. I used to just smoke weed with some friends at the back of our campus during the break so we didn’t really know what we were doing. Now that I’m older I’d like to at least do things properly. I’ll make sure to get all the things you said if ever I make this into a more regular thing, I’d need a complete smoke set by then after all.

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