Medical Marijuana 101: How to Pack a Waterpipe

As the legalization of medical marijuana continues to spread beyond the state of Maryland, new patients should consider educating themselves on how to use cannabis as a treatment option. There are many ways to consume cannabis, through smoking, vaporizing, edibles, and even topicals! Inhaling THC through smoking cannabis produces the quickest relief, making it a popular option among patients. Smoking cannabis can be done through rolling a joint or backing a bowl. The team members at Mary and Main are happy to provide a guide on how to pack a bowl, allowing you to properly consume the medicine.



Supplies Needed to Pack a Waterpipe


  • Medical cannabis. When purchasing your medicine through Mary and Main, our staff will help find the best suited products based on your needs.
  • Waterpipe or Bowl. Bongs and waterpipes are often made of glass and come in all shapes and sizes.
  • Grinder. This allows you to grind your marijuana to place into the bowl.
  • Flame. This could simply be a match or lighter, but will be needed to spark the cannabis.


Steps on Packing a Bowl

Step 1: Grind Your Medical Marijuana

Prepare to smoke your bong or waterpipe by grinding your marijuana. Select one or two cannabis nugs, place in your grinder, and then you’re good to go!

Step 2: Pack Your Bowl

Once your cannabis is ready, it’s time to start packing your bowl. It’s suggested to leave the bottom of the bowl a little loose, with more tight, compacted weed towards the top. This allows a smooth and even hit.

Step 3: Spark Your Flame and Take a Hit

Now that your bowl is packed, it’s time to take a hit. Place your mouth on the mouthpiece, light the bowl, and take a slow hit. Start by taking smaller hits, working your way up to where you feel most comfortable.


Mary and Main is a fully licensed and certified medical marijuana dispensary located in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Founded by doctors and experienced caregivers, Mary and Main provides safe, premium quality medical cannabis products with exemplary and compassionate service to all certified patients who are suffering from a number of chronic debilitating illnesses.

Consult with our staff professionals to determine the best opiate-free, addiction-free treatment plan for your needs.

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