Welcome to our guide on how many hits you should take from a bowl. Discover the ideal number of hits to achieve your desired experience and avoid any unwanted consequences.
How Many Hits Should I Take From A Bowl?
If you load packed bowls into a standard pipe for smoking cannabis, it’s reasonable to anticipate getting approximately five bowls. Each bowl is likely to provide around 10 to 15 satisfying inhalations. If you have high-quality, potent cannabis, you may be able to achieve more hits while requiring a smaller amount to experience the desired effects.
How much does a bowl usually hold?
Let’s begin with the bowl, which is a common method of consuming cannabis in North America. Bowls can vary in size, but most typically hold around a quarter gram of cannabis.
Assuming the cannabis has 18 percent THC content, for every gram, you have approximately 180 mg of THC. Taking into account about 60 percent loss due to combustion, a full bowl would deliver around 18 mg of THC. If you share the bowl with a friend, you would each receive approximately 10 mg of THC.
Rolling a joint requires more cannabis than a bowl, but joints are slightly more efficient at combusting THC, with about a 10 percent advantage. A small joint with 0.4 grams of cannabis should provide roughly 36 mg of THC, while a gram-sized joint would deliver around 90 mg of THC.
Vaporizers, when of good quality, tend to offer a higher THC yield per gram of cannabis compared to smoking due to the absence of combustion. However, the efficiency can vary depending on the device. Research conducted at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands found that the Volcano vaporizer yielded approximately 70 percent THC after vaporization, while joints yielded around 50 percent.
Using a similar vaporizer, packing the same amount of cannabis would result in over 30 mg of THC.
Dabs can be more challenging to measure precisely compared to cannabis, and the size of each dab may vary. However, a dab about half the size of a cannabis seed should weigh around 20 mg. Assuming your butane hash oil (BHO) has 70 percent THC content, and vaporization losses are approximately 30 percent, you would inhale around 10 mg of THC. Larger dabs can reach up to 50 mg, but it is not clear if larger dabs result in higher losses.
Overall, it appears that most cannabis users, whether they prefer smoking, dabbing, or vaporizing, consume between 10 to 30 mg of THC per session. While dabbing may be associated with consuming larger amounts and getting higher, a small dab contains the same amount of THC as sharing a modest bowl between two people.
How hard should you pack a bowl?
Prepare the bowl by filling it with your desired substance. Place it into the bowl opening and apply gentle pressure using your finger, the flat end of a lighter, or a designated tamping tool.
Avoid packing it too tightly, as this may impede the smooth flow of smoke through the bowl and into the pipe. Additionally, overloading the bowl can potentially obstruct the hole at the bottom, leading to undesirable effects.
The number of hits to take from a bowl depends on personal tolerance and preferences. Start with small hits and gradually increase to find the right amount for you.