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Light Me Up: Four Ways To Ignite Your Weed Without A Lighter

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Lighters are a compact and inexpensive way to combust cannabis when smoking a bowl or a joint. However, there are four exciting alternatives that you may want to try. Want to light your pipe fashionably? Here you go!

Hemp Wicks

Butane lighters may leave you with a bad taste, so using a hemp wick may be your wise choice. Hemp wick is a twine dipped in beeswax. It has proven to be efficient and convenient in firing up cannabis. Some even claim that hemp wick produces better flavor due to the lower combustion temperatures.

Wick is easy to carry, just as a lighter. Wrap it around a lighter’s base, using the spark to ignite the wick. You may find other options for carrying hemp wicks in the stores, thanks to continuous innovations in the industry.

Flame-Free Lighters

Relatively new to the scene, flame-free lighters come in several designs, each one unique in that they do not require a flame or fuel. How?

Most of these lighters are designed to use plasma coils, which heat to an incredibly high temperature that is enough to produce a combustion. A popular Tesla Coil lighter utilizes a spark from two charge points that produce combustion as well.

The most beneficial thing is that flame-free lighters are handy on a windy day. Oh, and they also look cool.

Glass Wands

Glass wands, or greevo sticks, are among the most interesting ways to combust your cannabis. You can find them in any glass shop that sells smoking paraphernalia. Glass wands are incredibly simple: just heat the wand up until it gets red hot, let it cool for a few seconds and then press it into your pipe for a clean and instant combustion.

Wands work by heating the cannabis up to the point of combustion and directing the smoke into your device. You may want to try to heat it to bring a bud to the point of vaporization — it all depends on how hot the tip is.

In fact, there is no combustion; that is why glass wands are considered to be a healthier alternative to lighters. Unfortunately, these sticks are fragile and break very easily. However, having it for a special occasion makes your smoking sesh clean and extraordinary.

Magnifying Glass

Using a magnifying glass to light your pipe is… extravagant. But it is not that hard as it seems. You can amuse your friends by bringing this trick to a party. All you need is a magnifying glass and sunlight.

Here’s what you do: hold the glass directly into the path of a sunbeam, approximately 8-10” away from a bowl and wait. The sunlight will go through the magnifying glass and create a solar flare directly in the path of the bowl. The heat generated by it will be enough to vaporize a solid hit.

Of course, it is not practical, but it sure turns heads. However, if you find yourself without a lighter in the wild, it may be your first (and the smartest) choice.

Keep trying unexpected things. Who knows, maybe you are about to invent something new!

(Sweedsy in no way encourages illegal activity and would like to remind its readers that marijuana usage continues to be an offense under Federal Law, regardless of state marijuana laws. To learn more, click here.)

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