Why Do You Need To Grind Your Weed?

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Thursday, Jul 26, 2018

Why Grind Weed?

Rolling a joint or packing a bowl of pot that burns evenly and completely is a skill that is to be admired. There’s nothing worse than watching an unburned hit of prime bud disappear down the stem of the bong, or a joint that furiously burns down one side once it has been lit (a.k.a. canoeing). Proper preparation of your smoking material can prevent such problems. So, in case you’ve ever wondered “Why do people grind weed with a grinder?” or why grind weed at all, we compiled this paraphernalia primer.

Why Do You Grind Weed?

Why do you grind weed in the first place? Shredding and breaking down your flower into small pieces allows for all of the cannabis particles to burn completely as they are smoked. As marijuana burns, it releases cannabinoids, terpenes, and other chemicals, allowing them to be ingested through the lungs.

But there are obviously many different ways to accomplish the task of breaking down nugs—so why do you grind weed with a grinder?

A grinder’s sharp teeth quickly and completely shred your flower. The grinder is an easy way to get the job done. The grinder also contains the herb, keeping it in one place while you work. Other alternatives that don’t catch the pot as it is ground can be messy.

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