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10 Easy Ways To Conserve Your Weed

Let’s face it, times are tough right now. Budgets are getting cut everywhere, the economy is still in shambles, natural disasters are going down everywhere. So with all this wild stuff going down, you need make sure you are going to have a little bit of bud to get you through the hard times. Prices in my area are about $25 for a gram of something dank. The recession seems to have pushed the prices up a little and the quantities down a little. So what is a broke 20 something supposed to do to make sure they can smoke everyday and often?

Conserve, conserve, conserve!

Here are some things you can do to easily start conserving your weed and spending way less after the jump.

1. Save Your Roaches – A lot of people just toss their roaches after smoking them but that’s not always the best thing to do to save weed. If you save them you might be able to throw it in a blunt and use less bud or just throw a bunch in there and make an all roach blunt. Either way works. I also smoke my roaches in a bowl if I really don’t have much else. Note: I’m not talking about people who put filters in their joints or blunts because that would not make a good smokable roach. Find a small container like an altoids container and start saving those roaches.

2. Cut off your scavenger friends – Normally when weed is excess I encourage people to share weed as much as possible because I find that when you share you develop good weed karma and when you don’t have any, often people will come through for you. You can’t always rely on that though. Sometimes you have to take matters and your weed into your own hands and that’s it. We all have a few friends who never seem to have weed or even a dutch but always want to smoke. If you are trying to conserve, it’s time to spend less time with that friend.

3. Vaporize your weed – Vaporizers allow you to smoke less bud and get just as high. They contain a heating element near the bowl so that the pot gets hot enough for the THC to be released, but not so hot that it destroys the matter. When you light a normal bowl, the contact with the flame destroys some of the THC before you get a chance to inhale it. Vaporizers eliminate that problem. It allows you to inhale all the THC possible. The only downside of vaporizers is that they’re expensive unless you get some good priced ones like the ones at Billowby.

4. Stop Smoking for a while – I know it’s hard and usually you don’t want to do it but sometimes it might be better to save that $20 you were going to spend on a dub to get a larger quantity and ultimately save money in the long run. Buying in larger quantities usually takes some off the overall price.

5. Stop smoking the blunts and joints – I know, I know I love the blunts too but the fact that you are smoking them costs so much weed. A little goes in the rolling process, a little burns away while someone is telling a long story, and lets not forget the money you save on buying a new blunt wrap everytime. Save all of that for blazing more at a later time.

6. Smoke some, sell some – I’m not suggesting that you become some kind of big time drug dealer or anything but if you buy a zip or a half or something, try selling some off. Everyone has a few friends who smoke so if you smoke with them anyway, try selling a dub or dimes worth to them and you can make some of the money back, so you can spend it on some more weed.

7. Plan ahead – Here’s where some discipline comes in. Get a bunch of small dime bags and fill them up with enough weed for the day and store them somewhere. Don’t smoke more than one a day. It will last a lot longer that way.

8. Corner your bowl – If you are smoking your bud out of a bowl, try just lighting up the corner of the bowl instead of lighting up the whole bowl. That will make the weed burn up much faster. It also makes an “apple” that will continually burn out your weed. After you’ve burnt one corner simply adjust the weed placement in the bowl and burn the corner again.

9. Smoke out of a dugout or one hitter – Whether you call it a dugout or one hitter or whatever, these little things come in handy to give you that little boost you need to get by sometimes.

10. Leave some at home and store it in a jar – When you are going out with some friends or whatever, you don’t want to always show up empty handed but that’s no reason to bring the last of your stash. You know when you get home later you are going to want to light up. Make sure you store the put it in a jar. Doesn’t matter how much you buy or how often it goes, storing your nug in a jar will conserve it longer. If you keep your bud in a plastic baggy, any pressure or friction can cause beautiful buds to crush up into shake. This immediately degrades the quality of your weed. A jar will protect your bud keeping it in perfect nugs for longer. It is also airtight so you weed won’t dry out so fast.

Some of these things are hard to do but if you can follow through you can definitely save a lot of the backend. Share some of your techniques for saving weed in the comments.


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  • Kevin

    Gravity Bongs?

    • Brendan

      Yess Keving gravity bongs lol. But in all seriousness those save you so much fucking weed..

  • Goldbutt

    You smoke your roaches?!?!….what’s up wit they your just burning small pieces of paper nd sometimes they contain ink nd god knows what

    That shits crazy

    • Blunted30

      nah man you gotta gut the roach and take the stinky buds out

      • Blazer

        The point isint to smoke the roach. What you do is over time, (if you smoke a lot of joints), you save them somewhere until you have a decent amount like 15 or 30+, or even like 5 works. You take them and unroll them all into one pile and seperate the paper from the bud. Which by the way also contains more THC because it has been filtering the rest of the joint. Thats why it will tend to be more sticky and brownish. You throw out all the paper and re-break up and roll it all into another J or B. This joint or blunt, which contains all that slightly more potent bud will getcha ripped. Trust me. The size you make it depends on how many roaches you've accumulated. So its good to do when you're out or just wanna get extra ripped. Also gravity or reverse gravity bongs are really the best way to conserve and still get pretty toasted.

    • youre a moron. ink? try a sugar based adhesive at WORST with rice or hemp paper… and you should unwrap the roach anyway. mine blown with your idiocy.

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  • I agree, blunts/joints are a terribly inefficient way to smoke. It's a fun thing to do when you're hanging with friends and everyone's throwing down, but you're a lot better off packing yourself a bowl for that nightcap in front of the TV than you are rolling up an L.

    I'll also second the tip on cornering — I've seen many a bowl die before its time because of some torch-happy burner.

  • good tips i always run out of bud

  • backwoodburner

    for a cheap(er) vaporizer, check out VaporGenie. I got one for $50 and it has the same effect on me as my volcano.

  • Ali

    man, i am one of the lucky and grateful ones…i'm outta work and what money i get, has to be used for mortgage and stuff first…my bro just throw's me an eight of some crazy shit like once a week….i usually buy me a 2 for 1 pack of blunt wraps and roll two skinny blunts, then smoke the rest sparingly in my pipe or cigarette looking one-hitter thing…gets me thru the week.

  • Chris

    When not using the vape, I love my quartz glass bats. Can take a small hit of some good bud and generally good for a while. Bonus is that glass and looks like a cigarette (@http://www.1percent.com for ~$8)

    Much better than the ghetto vaporgenie which has you sucking down tons of butane and wasting a bunch of weed for a crap little vapor hit. I say save your money and go for a glass bat.

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  • KindaI

    I typically try and buy a new bag before I run out, and I put the old bag away for the dry days.

  • Gary

    crystal catcher grinders, collect thc trichomes in the bottom, for every 8th i but i get 3 extra skief joints 😀

  • jesse

    yea man i always run out but thts cause i try 2 get high as i can and cause i smoke with every one

    • tftrfygt

      stop shjaring your weed

  • chris

    try the 3 hitter rule get you a one hitter and only smoke a max of 3 everytime your trying to chill if your weed dont get you high in 3 hitters then buy some different shit also smoking more potent weed help buy like dro or kush verse regs more money yes but youll love the quality and you might only have to smoke 1 hitter if its truly dank just some tips

  • Sam

    Number four does not apply. But, making a waterfall or a gravity bong is VERY effective for conservation.

  • gyff

    i agree with sam that gravity bong is crazy
    bad habbit though

  • gyff

    i bough a medium size bong the other day and it had a big round bowl that shit was wasting my weed
    went and bough a cone shape slider and it works a lot better

  • tftrfygt

    rip off the tip of your joint after a few joints youl have a free one and wownt notice the few tokes missing. Always skin on the same tray/book/paper, because grains will fsll off during the rolling process, its best to catch all that extra weed

  • jay

    get a job?

  • I dont know where u live but thats nuts and fucked up 25 a. G. U getting robbed my frind never paid ove 15 and 220i a zip

    • TexasTrill420

      220 a zip.!!! Smdh, I haven’t smoked mid in 6 years.. NEVER has any strain of kush, sour, haze or medical bud EVER been under 350 a zip. Mike YOU tha wun getting ripped off “my friend” cause you smokin bullshit..!! Lmfao!

  • whateverboi

    Preparing long comment: I honestly agree with jay up although he needs to realize that jobs aren't as easy to find as he'd like to think ESPECIALLY if you are like my bud across the street and dropped out of high school he's only had one job ever…… I'm honestly lucky I have two jobs and while they both only pay minimum wage, I've been feeling a lot richer lately I actually have spending money now and I'm saving up money too for other goals :). Also I agree there are times you need to lay off the smokes when low on cash even the cheap shit can cost you some money. But the best way is actually to grow it yourself which pretty much just get some seeds (the easiest way to obtain for was just to buy some cheap shit from cheaper weed because there seedy as hell anyway) I myself am attempting to cultivate the crop right now and it's looking good but I won't lie I do get nervous about someone seeing it because the consequences are greater for growing it then possessing it but if you pull it off, you'll have a lot of weed because I know a friend who grows it and up until he got ratted on by his "friend" he always had weed. and was making a lot of money off it too.I don't really know who this is but you are paying $25 a gram for it check and see if it's actually worth paying that much if it's strong it would be but the if it's just regs I'd be giving your dealer a fuck you right nowbecause that sounds really high I only pay $10 a gram on mine but that's because it's really worth that much and I am fortunate to have a fair dealer unlike some assholes I know. One more thing, it really pays to have a one hitter. you can literally scrap off the remnants of where your buds may have spilled (say on a table or in your hiding spot where you keep it or even on the floor XD) weed and make something that is otherwise hard to smoke,smokable and get pretty damn high without even smoking a whole bowl (I do this a lot takes me only about 3 hits out of the one hitter to feel it too). Hope that helps some folks.

  • Kg

    Just stop buying good and buy reggie,

  • YungToke

    hide nugs in random places that u'll remember or that u'll find later. i tape lil bags under a dresser drawyer or behind a picture haha its great when ur out

  • Timothy Hall

    I wouldn't split my weed up in several bags- if you get caught that could be an extra charge.

  • Tony

    it sucks being outta weed but shit changes when u find that half burnt nug on the floor

  • cody

    if you want to conserve, then kevin is right. go with a gravity bong they get you really stoned off little weed

  • connor

    PLANT, TEND, GROW, TEND SOME MORE, CUT, SMOKE, SELL ,SMOKE get the jist but becarefull i done 3 years in prison for a grow. in the bibile it says he plants grases for the cattle and herb for his brothers and sisters. am not saying turn into a gang lord lol all am saying is a lil grow guna keep you in weed evri 3 months.and when comes to cut it dow we call it siscor rock (the feed) keep scrapeing the triming nife you get a lil ball of funky shit smoke that you be flying also make some hash out of the left overs always best to use ice i think. i still have a chunk of buble hash from april itsnow jan lol

  • connor

    and for the record i do not grow no more so if the police see my other coment and decide to raid me once again (harasment) HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA FUCK YOU PRICKS AM NOT COMITING A CRIME JUST INDULJING IN ONE OF LIFES MANY PLESUERS (iree)

  • kyle

    Lol I pay 10$ a gram for dank…u guys get chunned hard

    • michael

      Yall are all stupid I pay 1 or 2 dollars a g in Colorado and still smoke t
      Some of the dankest

  • clarke

    25 FOR A GRAM!?!??!???!!!!!
    i pay ten for sum gud stuff cum to new York

  • xhucch

    cover the bowl with ur hand before you let off the carb and kill the cherry..

  • jaspreet

    You could certainly see your expertise in the work you writeBuy Legal bud, legal herb, herbal vaporizers,legal buds, herbal

    vaporizers, Orange Krush,buds legal

  • doogle

    wellllllllll its probably not that great hahaha.

    • Lork

      lol , seriously ? It’s as simple as location, location, location, and of course the right connections. I pay $10 for 1.8 of the best , I’m also from BC where it’s abundant & potent. Standard rate here is $10/gram.

      • Kayla

        Goddamn. My friend pays 20 for 1.5g. He’d be sooo jealous.

    • Zach

      Lmaoo I’ve never been asked to pay anything over $10 a gram “doogle”, I can only see the case being if you lived in a really low populated area.

    • Michael

      I just got jack hereer for 10$ a g and now some vanilla green crack for 60 a q

  • dangetsangry

    i love finding bud when i think im all out!

  • AJ Ciafre

    I keep an orange peel in the jar to keep it a bit moist. By doing so the bowl burns much slower allowing for double the amount of hits if it were bone dry. That in conjunction of just burning the corners can almost double how long it lasts.

  • Leonce Bienville IV

    Seriously though, West Coast, $10 gram for dank. Medical patient, Some strains range in the 12-15 area and they are SUPER dank, never buy from the street if you don’t have to.

  • Alan

    Get a card and buy $20-$35 8ths of bomb bud you can check out before you purchase, You’ll never need to call your homie for trees again! Ohh.. and pack one hit bowls out the bong if you’re by yourself. keeps your pocket and you’re bud jar full.

    • Stefan

      Yo what kind of card?

      • 420

        Medicinal Marijuana card ^

  • Alan


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  • zachh

    I pay 20 for 3.5 of decent .good good is 50 for 3.5

  • Jerrald

    $10 will get me 7/g cause I got a buddy who grows

  • kirisakijakku

    Nande dayo? The dugout is the teak box your bud n batty goes in….. kyokyokyokyokyo!

  • Booty

    Dude, I’m getting loud 120 a zip man.
    Go to a grower or some one who gets from a grower.
    The growers sell It so much more cheaper than for a zip of loud for 120.

  • becetus

    I pay 10€ for 2 grams here in Portugal 😀

  • Samson

    I dip a nug out of every bag I get which quickly adds up to a lot depending on how much you blaze

  • Daniel Harris

    I feel like this was mainly aimed at pipe and bong smokers :/

  • Rick Hymen

    Tis what i do as well, Or when i buy an ounce I take the bottom “shakies” and stick it in a pill bottle for when I’m broke. 😛

  • Rick Hymen

    Knife hits too. :3

  • Rick Hymen

    People listen up, Knife hits, Gravity bongs, Vape, Dugout, If you have a partner then share tokes “Shot gun” It’s pretty nice and kinda hawt too (Nothing better than a little a tongue with your toke 😀 ), Waterfalls, Volcanoes and pinner rolled jays… Now we move on to recycling. Saving both your resin scraped from utensils and the kief from your grinder can seriously save the day when you’re in need for more herb. I suggest buying a grinder that contains what is called a “Kief Catcher” (A fixed screen that small particles of weed dust can collect under.) If you do not own a grinder fitted with a kief catcher don’t worry about it, Take a dime or penny and toss it in the grinder (CLOSED!) then shake shake shake it! It will cause all of that buildup to fall then settle at the bottom. When smoking kief I suggest using a screen because it will go fast. Also if you do not own screens then a little foil will do, That or a little bit of resin/bud/tobacco I Hope this helps. :3 1A4 All day.

  • Angryword

    Not a bad list. I find that weed vaporizers don’t actually get you quite as ‘high’ as straight smoking, but that may be a personal preference.

  • Matthew Paradie

    I got 3 grams of sour deisel for 10 at the compassion center. They hooked me up

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  • GrizKush

    Move out the Country get P’S for 20 bucks

  • tia horton

    Worst article ever made…..

  • Vishnuvardhana

    Lol 10$ xD
    Come to India mate, it’s 40$ you get 50grams.

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