The Anatomy of a Cannabis Pipe

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Welcome to the world of pipes! 

The pipe is one of the easiest and fastest ways to consume cannabis. It’s our go-to and a perennial favourite for lots of smokers (especially those who have difficulty rolling a joint!) Before you begin your journey, it's important to know about the anatomy of a pipe. 

The pipe consists of four main parts: 

The Bowl

Anatomy of a Cannabis Pipe

This is where you pack the pipe with ground cannabis. It can also be referred to as a unit of measurement in that people will generally say that they will be, "smoking a bowl." We usually like to pack a blueberry-sized amount of cannabis into our bowl so that we get an even burn.

The Carb

The carb is the small hole that usually rests on the side of a pipe. It allows you to pull smoke into the chamber by placing your thumb or finger over it while lighting your pipe and then lifting your thumb or finger to clear the chamber while you inhale. 

The Chamber or Stem

The chamber, or stem, of a pipe is the holding area for the smoke between the bowl and your mouth. While you inhale (pull) on your pipe, smoke will collect in the chamber – the longer you pull, the more smoke you’ll get. Then, when you’re ready to inhale, you’ll lift you thumb or finger from the carb and take in the smoke you’ve created. 

The Mouthpiece

This one’s self explanatory: It's where you place your mouth on the pipe to inhale the smoke. Typically, you’ll just need to rest your lips against the mouthpiece to get enough of a seal.

Pipes come in all shapes and sizes, so find one that you love. Once you’ve got yours in hand, you’ll know exactly what to do.

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