If you’ve been around cannabis for longer than five seconds, you’ve probably taken a side in this debate: what’s more effective: big bong rips or small hits? Everyone has a perspective on this debate, so let’s clear up any misconceptions – it is not as simple as you may think. So, which one is more effective?
Understanding a bong
Before we can pick a winner, it is essential to understand a bong and it’s mechanisms. A bong is a fantastic way for people to enjoy marijuana because it filters smoke. In a bong, water acts as a filter, proving you with relatively smooth hits without inhaling things like tar.
Basically, bongs provide you with the THC you’ve been seeking without all the crappy stuff that can accompany smoking.
Understanding your lungs
Did you know that your lungs can only process so much THC? Bet you didn’t! Despite popular myth, no matter how long you how a hit, your lungs are only able to transport some much THC to the bloodstream at a time. While there are some ways to increase the body’s ability to absorb THC, your lungs can only do so much when you’re using a bong.
Big bong rips or small hits?
For some, this is a pointless debate. So many cannabis users compete and show-off by taking big bong hits. If you do this, though, you’re wasting not only money but precious bud.
Taking a big hit on a bong is bad for two reasons. First, weed is being burned faster, meaning that it will not last very long. Next, your lungs can only process so much on the smoke you’ve just inhaled – so when you exhale you’re sending THC up into the sky. Don’t be this person.
While small hits “aren’t as cool,” they serve their purpose on so many levels. Not only will your weed last longer, but you will actually be able to use more of the THC you’ve inhaled. We all want our weed to last longer, right? We all actually want to get high, right?
Small hits for the win
For two very practical reasons, taking a small hit from a bong is better than taking big bong rips. Small hits are more effective in two of the biggest areas; they’re more practical for your wallet and your lungs.
Now that you know which is a more effective way to smoke, grab a friend, put on a killer playlist, and get high.