Up until fairly recently, I had a glass pipe. Actually, I had many of them. However, over the years, they've been lost, stolen, thrown at my head, chucked in toilets, left on train tracks, and dropped into oblivion.
This time around, I was smoking my pipe while talking to a friend. I was drinking beer, he said a joke, and BAM! The pipe got dropped when I accidentally spat out my beer.
After the last piece I had shattered, I decided that enough was enough. It was time that I came to terms with being a klutz, and that glass pipes were just not meant for me. Simply put, glass is too damned fragile for a bull in a china shop, like myself.
So, I looked into the best ways to smoke weed without glass. Here are some of the better options I've found, plus where you can get the tools that make it possible.
(Note: For the sake of this article, I'm not including more than one weed vaporizer pen or vaporizer, because this list would be nothing BUT that if I did. I'm also avoiding any bongs you can make on your own, including apples, corn cobs, soda cans, and bamboo bongs.)
I'll be the first to admit that I often forget how to roll a joint when I am ready to smoke — primarily because I rarely am just smoking pot. If you're like me in that sense, you may want to look into pre-rolled cones.
These are one of the easiest ways to smoke weed without glass instruments, and in many cases, act quite similarly to a pipe. All you need to do is drop weed into the cone, wrap the tip up, and light up.
These are pretty nifty because they're made of real, 24K edible gold. So, if you want to smoke like a rapper, this is one of the best ways to do it.
If you know how to roll a joint, then you might want to just stick to rolling papers. They're cheap, simple to use, and you can often pick a flavor that enhances the weed.
RAW has long been known for being one of the best rolling paper companies out there, primarily because they make a point of keeping things simple. Their Unrefined papers are easy to roll, and also keep the flavor of the weed pure.
That being said, if you want something more exotic, you'll also find crazy rolling papers that will suit your tastes, too.
Wake-N-Bake decided to get very innovative when it came to finding ways to smoke weed without glass pipes being part of the issue. They actually started a business which makes coffee mugs that have a pipe attached to them.
The mugs are ceramic, not glass, which means that they do fit the bill. If you love the idea of "waking and baking," then this is one company you need to watch out for.
Icky Sticks are metal pipes that stay cool in your hand, but let you smoke up with ease. The entire pipe is made of metal, and uses a special maze-like filtration system to let you get the finest flavor possible — without the potential of it breaking into pieces, due to fragile glass.
If you're looking for a discrete way to smoke, or just something that would work well when it comes to smoking during work, this is a great option. In fact, I'd go so far as to say it's one of the best ways to smoke weed without glass materials being involved.
Obviously, this is a pipe that was meant for tobacco, but it also remains one of the best ways to smoke weed without glass being part of the equation. Wooden pipes last long, can be easy to clean, and also have the added perk of looking stately.
There's just something so awesome about a wooden pipe, you know? If you have a thing for highbrow appearances, then this is one pipe that will definitely have you looking dapper in an old school way.
It's worth pointing out that a lot of people feel like tobacco pipes tend to kill the taste of marijuana. So, if you are someone who feels that way, a wooden tobacco pipe might not be a good idea.
The Bukket is an accordion-style gravity bong that's made out of easy-to-clean materials that are just a tad sturdier than typical glass. Unlike other products you might find among gravity bongs, there's only one hole in this one.
To get the airflow in, you have to "open and close" the accordion part of the bong. It's a fun smoke, and also happens to be a bit more klutz-proof than most glass gravity bongs. Its unusual design is not for everyone, but I have to say, I'm a fan of it.
What I love most is how compact it can be. Needless to say, it's one of the better ways to smoke weed without glass bong issues.
Love the good vibes of healing crystals? Well, this might be one of the coolest things you'll see on this list of the best ways to smoke weed without glass. This is a pipe that's made out of real opal crystal!
If you believe in reiki and energy work, this is a great (and stylish) way to get your weed on the right way. Moreover, since this pipe is made out of stone, it's as durable as it gets — and you'll never need to throw it away.
I said I'd veer away from pens, and I'm not including the Icky Stick as a pen. So, I'm going to talk about Dr. Dabber, one of the coolest vape pens designed for cannabis use — and one of the best ways to smoke weed without glass involved.
This has multiple chambers and several quartz heating rods. Just put the weed into the dish, charge the pen, and inhale. Dr. Dabber pens are also made with shatter-proof material, and have a delightfully slick look to them.
As you might know, silicone has become the de facto material for just about everything illicit. Some of the best latex-free sex toys, for example, are now silicone. Silicone is also used in breast implants, and for other cool stuff.
Now, you can actually get a portable silicone chillum pipe, too! This one is heat safe, comes with a storage lid, and is designed to be easy to clean and carry. Best of all, it's totally heat-safe, shatter-proof, and body-safe.
It's worth noting that this pipe isn't even $10. So, it's also one of the cheapest ways to smoke weed without glass or rolling papers being involved.
Last on our list of the best ways to smoke weed without glass, is a silicone bong. HyMaqi has made a line of foldable water hookahs, made out of medical-grade silicone. They're brightly colored, have a skull on the base, and involve no glass whatsoever — which means you won't break 'em.
These nifty bongs work just like a glass bong does, but doesn't carry the whole worry of being broken. They're also foldable and easy to clean. So, it's actually an upgrade over a glass option, if you think about it. If you haven't bought your first bong yet, you might want to consider this one as a starter.