7 Things You Should Know About Weed Grinders

Grinders are one of the most frequently used tools in a Cannabis smokers’ arsenal. They can be made from a variety of materials, from plastic to metal, although as we will discuss later, metal grinders are the most coveted. Recently, electric grinders have come to market, which has completely changed the way that some Cannabis smokers grind their weed.

Weed Grinder

Weed Grinder. Image Courtesy of Esteban Lopez on Unsplash

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If you aren’t a regular Cannabis smoker, then you might find these small, compact, toothed pots somewhat confusing. In this article, you will find a list of seven things that will help you to learn more about grinders:


The best part about grinders is that they save a lot of time. If smokers were to pick apart their Cannabis every time that they wanted to roll a joint, they would never get high. Picking Cannabis, especially sticky or wet Cannabis, can be incredibly laborious, not to mention annoying. Grinders remove this headache and make grinding fun and easier. There’s something undeniably satisfying about grinding Cannabis and tapping it out into a joint or onto a table. Electric grinders are also incredibly fast, but we will address them later on.

Compartmentalized Grinders

Many smokers are unaware that you can purchase compartmentalized grinders. Compartmentalized grinders are very useful tools, because not only can they be used to grind, but they can also be used for storage. As well as a grinding section, these grinders have upper and lower compartments. These compartments can be used for storing lots, from your daily smoke to your rizlas and roach material. They make carrying your Cannabis around with you much easier. Instead of having to carry a pocketful of pots and packets in addition to your grinder, you can pack everything into your grinder’s top compartment.

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Grinders can be made from lots of different materials, including wood, metal, and plastic. It’s advisable that you buy a grinder made from metal or wood because it can’t harm your health. Plastic grinders can wear away, leaving bits of plastic in your smoke. Smoking plastic can cause problems for your health. Smoking clean Cannabis is very important. That’s why growers are focusing on growing organic Cannabis, free from pesticides and adulterants. Don’t contaminate your Cannabis intentionally with plastic. It’s also important to remove stalks and stems from your Cannabis before you grind it, pick it, or smoke it. Stems and stalks don’t contain much THC, and they can cause nasty side effects.

Electric Grinders

Like we mentioned in this article’s introduction, electric grinders are now available. These incredible pieces of equipment make grinding Cannabis 100 times easier. According to the Cannabis enthusiasts from this site, electric grinders deliver efficiency and precision. That’s something that all Cannabis smokers should be looking for. Electric grinders are usually small and compact, which makes them easy to carry around. They are also incredibly fast. Most electric grinders can last for around 500 grinds before they run out of battery, and many also come with additional batteries that you can carry around with you.


There are lots of different sizes and shapes that grinders can be found in. When you’re choosing a grinder, you need to take size into consideration. If you smoke a lot of Cannabis and enjoy big joints, then you will need a larger grinder. If you choose a small one then it won’t be able to fit a lot of Cannabis in it, or alternatively, you will have to stagger grinding your joints, which can be very laborious and time-consuming. Make sure that you choose a grinder that’s sized according to the amount that you smoke.

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An interesting fact about Cannabis grinders is that, in actuality, there is no such thing as a “Cannabis grinder.” Instead, they are marketed and sold as herb grinders. This is because they can be used for other things outside of Cannabis. You can use them to shred herbs, in order to cook them or brew them in tea. If you are going to use a grinder for herbs, then make sure that you don’t also use it for Cannabis. If anybody who doesn’t smoke Cannabis were to eat your food or drink your tea, they might unknowingly consume THC.

THC Grinders

THC grinders are very popular. They are a variant of compartmentalized grinders. In the bottom of these grinders, there is a compartment that collects THC. After several grinds, you will be able to open this compartment and put the pure THC dust into your joints, delivering a better and stronger high.

Weed grinders are a great innovation, making picking apart Cannabis much easier. If you are a smoker [or will be], then you will definitely want one of these handy pieces of equipment. They are cheap, easy to find, and very easy to use.

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