Weed accessories – what’s in your kit? If you’re a greenhorn smoker, you’re probably not aware of this facticity of cannabis life but most of your weed-smoking family and friends will, in some capacity or another, have what’s known as a “weed kit” or “stash.”
It’s a collection of tools, weed accessories and paraphernalia that makes the ritual of smoking weed fast and easy. For those who share joints with friends and without rolling one themselves, it’s the essentials that every stoner carries with them to keep the sesh mobile.
Ready to graduate and make your own weed kit? Let us walk you through all the essential weed accessories you’ll need to make your weed kit one of the best ever.
Weed Accessories – What do You Need?
While kits may vary amongst tokers based on personal preferences, smoking styles and location, there are a few essentials that every kit has to have to keep the good times rolling.
Grinders come in many shapes and sizes, and depending on how small or large you want your kit to be, grinder size is often the limiting factor. While most tokers will have a large 3-chamber grinder for use at home, it can be cumbersome carrying around such a device when you’re on the go.
Such grinders are great at at gathering kief and providing the ideal grind for rolling cannabis into joints. For mobile applications, a smaller, one-chambered kief might be more ideal. The downside of using a smaller device comes with the coarseness of the grind. As a smaller device, you’re going to have a much more difficult time grinding and handling your weed.
You also won’t have any way to collect and store any kief that might accumulate.
Alternatively, you could just pre-grind your cannabis at home and bring it with you in a tube or container instead, but this comes with its own host of limitations.
What if there’s a friend who brings their own green? You’ll have no way to properly grind it.
Our take? It’s a mobile kit, so it’s best to go for a small single chambered grinder for convenience. If you’re planning on storing it in your car or vehicle, then there’s no problem at all with going with a larger grinder.
Rolling Papers AKA Rollies
When it comes to rolling papers, you have A LOT of options. It only makes sense, since this is one of the core components of a joint.
Here are some of the factors you might have to take into consideration when it comes to rollies
- Unbleached vs bleached
- Hemp vs Tobacco vs Rice
- Natural vs flavoured
- Normal vs king-sized
These papers, along with your weed, are ultimately going to end up in your lungs and in your body so it’s important to consider all of your options. Natural rolling papers such as unbleached hemp and rice papers are the healthiest option , but at the same time tend to be more flimsy and difficult to handle while the thicker paper ones are sturdier.
You also have to take into consideration whether or not you want flavored vs unflavored joints. Flavoured joints such as Juicy Jays provide great flavour while rolling and smoking but they’re not exactly the healthiest for your lungs due to all the additional additives.
Size matters too – do you want 1-inch, snack sized joints or something more substantial? Keep in mind that the larger the joint, the more cannabis you’ll end up needing to properly fill it up.
Our take? 1 and a ½ inch sized, natural, unbleached hemp rolling papers.
They’re the perfect size, the healthiest to smoke and the easiest to handle. Of course, this is our own personal opinion. Your own smoking circumstances such as a larger smoke group, might change your preferences.
Although not a necessity, they make the overall rolling process a lot more streamlined and rapid. Also known as a “crutch,” filters are firm pieces of paper that can be rolled up and inserted into the joint to separate the cannabis from your mouth. They make the joint easier to hold onto and easier to smoke out of.
Many people will disagree and say that filters are an unnecessary expense, opting instead to use business cards or similar paper lying around to act as a crutch. Our response? Why not spend a dollar or two to make your life easier?
Each packet of filters comes with around 50, so you’re essentially paying pennies for a much smoother smoking experience. Why bother skimping out when the alternative is so readily available and cheap?
A Sizeable Container or Bag
Depending on how you built the rest of your kit, this last component can either be as small as an altoids mint container or as large as a 4 liter bag.
When it comes to kit containers, you’re going to want something that can pack all of your weed accessories as tightly and compactly as possible. The whole point of placing all your weed accessories in a kit is to have everything you need readily and easily accessible, so it wouldn’t make much sense to have a large backpack or box when all you have to store are 3 things plus a baggie of your favorite bud.
Personally, we like to use Altoids mint containers because they’re the perfect compromise between functionality and mobility but we have seen other tokers store their weed accessories in a zip-lock bag, a similar-sized purse and even lunch boxes!
The sky’s the limit here, so you can feel free to get creative – just make sure it’s the right size!
Final Thoughts on Weed Accessories
If you were ever stuck pondering what kind of weed accessories you should include in your own weed kit, we hope that this article was successful in shedding some light on some of the essentials that you’ll need to make your own.
This is by no means a fully comprehensive guide so while you’re in the process of making your own weed kit, feel free to customize it and modify it to your liking. Want to add in a rolling machine? A roach clip? A pack of gum to hide the scent once the sesh is done? It’s all up to you. Just don’t forget these 3 basics!