Cannabis devices have been around for decades. From bongs, vaporizers, pipes, and joints, we have so much more options to consume cannabis than ever before. However, bongs have been around for thousands of years – I'm not kidding - The use of a water pipe for smoking was introduced in China during the late Ming Dynasty (16th century), along with tobacco, through Persia and the Silk Road., and it remains as one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis. VITAE Glass is obviously a little biased here (hints: we sell the best bongs in the market), but I'd like to share my thoughts about the benefits of bongs so let's dive in!
1) Why do people continue to use bongs in 2019 when there are so many new alternatives such as vapes? The main reason is you get the same great smoking experience years to come. Other devices could have quality issues 1-2 years from now. What if the battery in your vape stops charging one day? What if the device stops heating to the desired temperature – ruining the quality and even potency of the cannabis? What happens when the warranty of these devices expire. Bongs would never have these issues because it is a pure product made from glass and glass only. Sure it could break, but that's why do your research in the types of glass and make that investment in one that will last and be reliable.
2) Because water plays such a vital role with bongs, it provides a lot of great benefits compared to other methods like joints and pipes. Bongs cool down the smoke with water, so you don't get a nasty cough. I am sure you have seen someone with a dirty bong left behind after each use. The water acts as filtration and thereby preventing harmful substances from getting inside your lungs. With so many chemicals surrounding our daily lives these days, you want to protect your lungs in any way possible.
3) I guess this is just me, but I rather smoke from bongs than from joints or blunts, I can't roll joints to save my life and I always want my hits to be smooth. That's why I have created VITAE Glass, made from high quality borosilicate glass that are detachable so that I can bring it wherever I go and clean it thoroughly and easily after each use. Check out our video here.
So there you have it, my thoughts about why bongs are still the most popular way to smoke cannabis.
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Martin is the Co-Founder of VITAE Glass. He is a CBD strains fanatic and loves to be in the ocean and mountains whenever he can.