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Rolling a joint, packing a blunt or hitting the bong can be easy as one, two, three. But how many times have you found yourself racking up your brain to find a way to grind up your weed properly? Of course, you will not need to do this if you have a grinder, but what if you don’t? What if you do but can’t find it in haste? Either way – there are effective alternative ways of grinding  to give a strong, powerful smoke. And when you finally have that much-needed portion and cannot find a grinder, you will not regret reading this.


This might sound like stating the obvious, but we cannot deny the fact that grinders are still the number one choice of all grinding methods. What you must know is not only that it is important to have a marijuana grinder, but also how and where to pick one. A grinder has a simple mechanism, is portable and cheap. You can find them in a smoke or head shop, or you can order one online for some simple ten bucks.

Some weed grinders have advanced features, but the basic mechanism of a grinder is to apply pressure on your weed to crumble it into small pieces. It is better to buy a grinder that fits comfortably in your pocket, so you can carry it with you everywhere you go.


A coffee grinder works just as good as a weed grinder, only with a few disadvantages that are hardly noticeable if you are really in a hurry to grind up your weed. Just as the coffee grinder grinds coffee beans, it will be ground faster and smoother. The only thing that might irritate you is that it would be hard to get every bit of the ground weed out of the coffee grinder, mainly because of the kief that will be deposited inside. If nothing else, a coffee grinder can be your saviour in times of haste.


Desperate without a grinder? You forget the most convenient tools you have. Use your hands instead! This is very basic, and probably what you will do if nothing is lying around that you can use as a grinder. Simply take it to your hands and squish until you have some excellent crumbs of ground weed. If you smoke through a pipe or a bong, this method is ideal. But if you are going to roll up, hand-ground marijuana would not work best. Even though this is probably the easiest method to crush your weed, the end result would not be perfect.


If you have a mortar and pestle in your kitchen, that is one of the best alternatives you can use to grind up some quality weed. Mortar and pestle is a traditional gadget, but it is famous among housekeepers to be hugely useful in grinding herbs and spices. So why not weed? All you have to do is to put your weed inside the mortar and grind it with the pestle; within a few seconds, you will have finely ground weed. You wipe it out using bare hands, and the ground up weed is good to go.


Scissors are the traditional method of cutting. You can cut your weed to real small pieces using a pair of scissors, but this can be a little time-consuming. The main advantage of using scissors to grind is that you can decide which size you want to cut them into. You can cut using a pair of scissors if you do not have a grinder lying around.


Blending your weed is one of the easiest methods of getting it ready to smoke. You can use a basic kitchen blender for this, and you can do this as easily as you blend fruits and vegetables. Using a blender to grind has its pros and cons. The best thing about it is that the method is easy and quick.

Nevertheless, a blender is so powerful that it might grind your weed into a powder, and that will be bad. To keep this from happening, you can use the blender in a low setting and run it for less than two seconds, so that the weed will not be over-ground. However, this method can be avoided if you have any of the above alternatives available.

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