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Ask a Stoner ~ How do I get started?

Dear Stoner, 

I’ve tried pre-rolls from the dispensary and really enjoyed them, but I don’t know how to get started with smoking on my own – what do I need? 

Thanks, 

Sesh Essentialist

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Dear Sesh Essentialist, 

Unfortunately, there is no official “stoner supplies” list you can bring into the local headshop like it’s Staples before back-to-school season. Maybe there can be, however, an unofficial one – I’m not sure how much you’re looking to invest out the gate, so I split your stoner basics into two categories: pure essentials and supplies for an elevated experience. 

Pure Essentials: 

  • Grinder: No matter what anyone tells you – you need a grinder. This is a non-negotiable. You need to break nugs apart before smoking them to increase the surface area and allow for airflow, and the only good answer is a good old-fashioned grinder. While some pick apart their bud by hand, this will leave your fingers grubby and melts the trichomes – robbing you of that sweet sticky resin. 
  • Piece/Papers: The most obvious pure essential, you need something to smoke out of. I’m personally more keen on glass pieces than papers, but Sackville’s pre-rolled cones make you look like an OG even if you’re a newbie.  
  • Ashtray: Please don’t ash in your sink, toilet, or trash can – the MORE SEX. MORE WEED. ashtray highlights the work being done to break the stigma in both industries with 100% of profits going to the Urban Justice Center's Sex Workers Project

Elevated Experience:

  • Stash Container: From bags to boxes and everything in between, it’s nice to have somewhere besides an old Ziploc to keep your goods fresh. 
  • Rolling Tray: Whether you’re rolling a joint, filling a cone, or packing a bowl, a tray is the perfect spillage insurance
  • Poker: For tamping down or clearing out, a cute poker is a major upgrade from the toothpicks of yore. 
  • Travel Case: A “doob tube” is perfect for bringing a joint on the go, and this one will keep your paper stiff and your bag smell-free. 
  • The Look: There’s nothing better than putting on your cutest and comfiest set to spark up the mood for a little ritual. 

Keep writing in with your deepest and dankest questions to hello@sackvilleandco.com or DM us on Instagram at @sackville.and.co. See you next week!

Signed, 

Stoner

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