Ballin’ on a budget is an art form. After the holidays, with traveling and gift buying we tend to be a bit short on cash. Personally, I’d love to be smoking top shelf out of heady glass on the daily, but that just isn’t the reality in everyone’s economy. Making a stash last is just one way to keep on budget for the month. These tips can help us stretch the buds so we get a little more from our flower.
Put Down The Blunt
Blunts, joints, backwoods; they’re all so fun to smoke. The reality is though, that these smoking methods take more cannabis to get us the same level of high as a bong or vaporizer. They’ll also be more harsh on the lungs than the proposed alternatives. A bong can help us maximize the high, and using an herb-iron can preserve a few more cannabinoids than applying direct flame to the herbs like a lighter or hemp wick. Vaporizers tend to provide a more crystal clear high that sneaks up on us. Both can help preserve our stash.
No More Wake and Bake
One of my favorite past times, the wake & bake. There are few pleasures like waking up with a cup of coffee and a freshly packed bong. But waking up with weed can end up making our buds run out more quickly. That’s because we tend to get less high from the same amount as the day goes on. Also, if we smoke all day, that’s just basic logic, we’re going to smoke more weed. Saving the wake and bake for those special days off is the best way to conserve our cannabis.
Buy in Bulk
Some of us will buy an eighth each week, others prefer to buy joints every day. However, when you’re trying to save money, buying in bulk is your best bet. In general, buying more weight at one time will cost you less per gram. Although, when you buy more at once, you will need to ensure that you determine how you want to allocate your stash and determine how long you want to try and make it last. If we do this, we have to be sure to invest in ways to keep our buds fresh. Also, a scale will be your friend and will help you measure out your portions accurately.
Making those tasty nuggets last is one great way to help save cash this holiday season, and these tips will help anyone make it happen. So just remember to buy it in bulk, grab the bong, and quit it with the wake and bake already.
Cara began working in the retail cannabis industry of San Francisco, CA in 2011 and continued in that sector for years. In 2015 she put down her budtender hat and dedicated herself to writing full-time. Her passion for the written word and deep respect for the healing properties of the cannabis plant fuel the passion in her posts.