Cannabis is gradually gaining popularity with every passing year. One of the main reasons for this is the medical benefits of cannabis. More and more people are now using medical cannabis to manage the symptoms associated with their condition. These may include cancer, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, Alzheimer’s disease, HIV/AIDS, and many more. You just need a medical marijuana card to buy medical cannabis for your condition. A 420 doctor can provide you this MMJ card. But what if you don’t have a grinder to break down your freshly bought buds?
Whether you are using cannabis for medical purposes, or to relax at home with friends, you have to grind your buds before you can use it. And most of us must have faced the situation when we simply can not find a grinder insight. But this should not intervene with your smoking session, especially if you are consuming cannabis to manage your condition. There are some simple ways through which you can grind your cannabis without a grinder.
Cannabis enthusiasts know no bounds even if you don’t have your cylindrical toothed companion to break down your cannabis. Today we will learn about some simple tricks and techniques to grind cannabis in case you don’t have your grinder. Whatever situation you are in, these tricks will help you. So, let’s get into it.
Trick 1. Your hands
This one seems a bit obvious, and that’s exactly what you have to do. Going back to the basics can really help you here. So what if you don’t have your tool with you, you can do this with your hands only. Also, breaking down your buds with your fingers can be a very interesting and rewarding experience for you.
Even though there are few downsides to this, you will love the reward after the overall process. Cannabis is sticky, and breaking it down by fingers can be a bit boring because of it. This is an old school way to break down your buds without a grinder. You just need to make a bowl-like shape with your one hand. Then use the other one to break the buds by picking them away.
Well, according to me, “getting your hands dirty” will give you a true feel for the structure of your cannabis. Breaking your cannabis with your fingers helps you get an opportunity to get up close and personal with the unique aroma of your strain. Trust me, your fingers will love it!
Trick 2. Using a coin and container
This is a very easy way to grind your cannabis without using a grinder. In this method, you have to use a coin to help break your tougher cannabis buds apart. The process is also simple. You just have to throw your cannabis in a sturdy container and drop a clean coin inside of the container. Seal the lid of that container, and give it a good shake.
The coin will thrash around the container and help in breaking your buds. This way you won’t have to worry about the dense and sticky buds. They won’t stand a chance against your thrashing coin in the container. This will do a good job against the slightly moist buds. And remember, do not try this method with a plastic baggie as the coin. Also, the ideal choice for this method would be prescription bottles and breath mint tins. Make sure you give your container a solid shake. Do not overpack it, your coin needs enough room for the coin to thrash around.
Trick 3. Scissors and a shot glass
If you don’t want to get your hands dirty or don’t have a coin, find scissors and a shot glass. This will really help you if you are at a party, where you can find a shot glass quite easily. And while trimmers already use scissors, they can be used for grinding cannabis as well. A shot glass can be a great catching container as you grind your cannabis with scissors.
You just have to pop your cannabis in the shot glass and then chop away with your scissors. It may sound a bit tedious, but it will give you really nice and evenly cut cannabis to smoke. The high walls of the shot glass will prevent cannabis from falling out as you are chopping. Another benefit of using a shot glass is that it has a small diameter. So, it will confine your cannabis and make it easier for you to cut it through.
If you don’t have a shot glass, you can also use a regular glass or container. You just have to tilt the container on an edge, this will keep your buds bunch together well. This will also prevent any pieces from flying out while you are chopping it.
Trick 4. A knife and a chopping board
Well, you are going to love this one if you are into cooking. Or this may also sound a little over-the-top to you, but it works amazingly. You just need a knife and cutting board for this method. Place your buds on your chopping board and then use the knife to chop them up. Using a serrated knife can be more beneficial. It can pull and tear as it glides along. But even a normal knife would work.
The chopping board will keep everything contained. So, you don’t have to stress out too much about extensive clean up afterward. Think of slicing vegetables, and work just like that. Soon you will have a really nice, finely chopped cannabis. Just be a bit patient, and make sure to clean the utensils you are using before. Previously used knives and chopping boards for certain pungent ingredients like garlic and onions can contaminate your cannabis. This happens because of the odors of these pungent ingredients.
Trick 5. A coffee grinder
Are you working with a larger quantity of cannabis? If yes, then the other 4 tricks may prove to be less efficient. But if you have a coffee grinder near you, you will be able to grind all your cannabis. A lot of cannabis enthusiasts choose to go with a coffee grinder to break up a large quantity of cannabis. It is way better than any other traditional cannabis grinder when it comes to a large amount of cannabis.
A coffee grinder is more than just a hack to grind cannabis. It makes the entire process of grinding large quantities of cannabis easy. You just have to load your buds into the coffee grinder and grind them. You will get a finely ground, consistent end result, which will make your entire experience amazing. This will also help you get your cannabis in no time at all.
If you are planning to use a coffee grinder to grind your cannabis, remember to wash and dry it thoroughly. You need to do this both before and after you use it. This will prevent your buds and/or coffee from getting contaminated.