smoking cannabis in a bong outside

Bongs. They’re a staple accessory for many stoners; it can be found in most homes of experienced cannabis users. They’re known for their intricate design, usually made out of glass, silicone, or ceramics. If you’re looking into getting into the world of bongs, but you’re not sure where to start…Start here. Our budtenders answer some FAQ’s about bongs, where to purchase them online, and where to visit to find them. *Cough Cough* You can find them at Weedjar, at our Scarborough dispensary if you’re looking for your first bong! 

What are Bongs?

A bong is a water pipe used to smoke cannabis. A pipe is a handheld device to smoke cannabis. This is one of the oldest methods to smoke that doesn’t require you to roll your weed into a joint. It’s a great alternative for people only looking to smoke a little, or if they are beginners. It is also the most hassle-free, as all you need is a nug, a lighter, and your pipe to smoke. Bongs are a little more complex, as there are a few more moving parts than a pipe, but it is generally quite easy to use. 


Anatomy of a Bong

The makeup of a bong is quite simple. Glass bongs are the most common of bongs, but they can also come in ceramic and silicone, and even metal. What we carry at our dispensary in Scarborough location is mostly glass bongs, or variations of the glass bong. Over the years, there have been new improvements to elevate the bong experience by adding accessories, but the most common components of a beaker bong are the tube, stem, bowl, carburetor, and base. 


What is the Difference Between a Bubbler and a Bong?

Both are water pipes, the main difference between them is that a bubbler is usually a lot smaller than a bong, so that means it will change the “hit” that you get when smoking through them. Bongs are a lot bigger and the bowl allows for a slow-burning time, whereas bubblers burn quite fast making them ideal for quick sessions. Another difference is that bubblers have fixed downstems, which means they can’t be removed to be cleaned. 


What is the Difference Between a Dab Rig and a Bong?

A dab rig is a type of water pipe that is specifically designed for concentrates, like waxes and oils. Currently in stock at our Eglinton E Ave dispensary is the Tall Periwinkle Concentrate Rig by iRie. 


Why use a Bong or Water Pipe?

There are a couple reasons why you could use a bong or water pipe. Our first is that it can be smoother to smoke. Bongs filter the smoke from burning cannabis and cools it down as it passes through a chamber full of water. While it’s smoother, it also is a quick way to get stoned and keeps your weed fresher for longer. The bong’s filtration system reduces any tar buildup, and keeps your weed more fresh as opposed to smoking a pre-roll, for example. You just have to make sure to clean it often! 


A Vase or a Bong: Aesthetically Pleasing Bongs to Buy in Eglinton

There are retailers out there that have made pipes and bongs more of an aesthetic decoration while also accommodating your lifestyle. One of our staff favourites is the 10″ Accent Beaker Bong by Red Eye Tek. This bong can be found at our dispensary in Scarborough. 


What are Some Disadvantages of Bongs?

While they’re easy to use and require no effort to enjoy the process, they do require a lot more maintenance and upkeep during your off time of smoking to make sure it continues to produce good hits. If you don’t keep your bong water clean, it starts to smell really bad. The bong water traps all the bacteria and resin, making it unpleasant to clean out if it isn’t done often.


Where to Buy Bongs in Scarborough, Final Thoughts:

Bongs, or water pipes, are a popular way to smoke marijuana. They filter the smoke from burning cannabis and cool it down as it passes through a chamber full of water. The bong is a classic device for cannabis consumption, and whether you’re a novice to the bong experience or have been partaking in bong hits for some time now, there is a reason why they’re a favourite to fall back on. If you’re ever in the Eglinton East neighbourhood, visit Weedjar to buy a bong. We promise to provide an elevated experience with bongs, or you can also opt for a more casual solo experience with smaller pipes.


About Weedjar

Weedjar is a family-owned and operated business providing carefully curated cannabis products and accessories to our customers in over three locations in Ontario, including Eglinton, Oakwood Village, and Broadview. 


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