How To Conserve Weed- 6 Easy Steps

With weed becoming legal in more and more states, more people are buying weed now than ever. Therefore, more people are starting to realize that if you are a regular user, Cannabis can clean through your wallet real fast. Rest assured though, there are many ways out there that you can conserve your Cannabis stash, and most of them are really easy. This doesn’t even mean you need to get high less (although obviously that’s a good way to conserve), it just means using your bud more efficiently.

Ease up on the Joints/Blunts

This one may sting for some people, but I can’t stress it enough when people ask me how to conserve their weed. And for the record, I’m not against joints or blunts, I think they’re great and I love to kick back and smoke a blunt with my buddies, but they blow through weed.

At the minimum it’s probably going to take around 0.3 to 0.4g for a SMALL joint, that’s not even accounting for some of the monster joints and blunts I know some of you like to roll! The bottom line is these are killing your stash!! If you’re smoking with a bunch of friends and everybody has bud to pitch, than go right ahead it’s probably worth it. However, if you’re rolling up monster joints/blunts and facing them by yourself, that’s when it just gets wasteful, and expensive!!! Not to mention that with joints and blunts, a lot of the smoke you could be inhaling is trailing off the end during the session, and you simply lose it.

If you are by yourself and you just can’t fight the urge to light up a jay, just take a few hits and put it out and save it for later. A lot of people feel like they have the suck the whole thing down in one sitting, and that’s just not the case. Most people don’t even have a tolerance that can handle that amount of weed, we’re not all Snoop Dogg.

Save Your Roaches

This one is great for those of you who don’t follow step one very well ;), or those who may already have a large collection of roaches. Roaches are the nubs that you’re left with after smoking a blunt or join, and they almost always contain just a little left-over herb in them. Instead of throwing these out keep them, while one roach might not do much for you, if you collect Blunt roachesthem for enough time it can lead to a sizable amount of weed. Then once you get to the end of your baggy, you still have some extra herb leftover before you need to pick up some more.

There’re many ways you can go about using your roaches, so this is where you guys can get creative. I’ve known some people that just like to throw the roaches themselves straight into a blunt wrap and light it up. I personally don’t like doing that because I don’t want to smoke all those wraps, but it certainly is quick and easy. I would recommend going through and individually unwrapping the roaches and dumping the weed out, and than go about rolling or using a piece.

Smoke With Others

Smoking with others is a fun and easy way to conserve on weed. Call up your friends and get together for a nice smoke sesh, you’ll save on weed as your friends can pitch, and you’ll have a great time. And if you’re really trying to conserve on your weed, you might have to say no the that friend that always wants to smoke, but conveniently forgot their weed when it’s time to spark up!


Grind Your Herb

If you use marijuana regularly, a herb grinder is a must. Not only will it make your smoke sesh go a lot quicker and easier, but it also can help you to conserve your herb. I would recommend a four piece grinder, it will have a keef catcher, which is really nice for when you’re running low on bud.

4-piece grinder

Many people have mixed feeling about grinding their weed, some people think it’s better to break it up with your hands, and that grinding weed can actually harm it. What I will say is that putting your weed through a grinder won’t magically double your weed or anything, the simple fact is that ground up weed has a larger surface area than nugs would, so when you light it it will burn more evenly.

4-piece metal grinder

If you want to check out some grinders, feel free to do so at Grasscity, an authorized retailer!

Pick Up a Piece

Using a piece to smoke is a great way to conserve your weed, and it can be free! You have many options when it comes to smoking pieces, and whether you want a bong or a simple little hand pipe is up to you. What a piece is going to do for you is make your sessions so much more efficient. You can easily corner (Use your inhale to pull the flame toward the side of the bowl, only lighting a little) your bowl and get a few hits in very easily for an efficient sesh. Or you can go the route of a bong or a bubbller, which you can also corner the hits if you choose.

Glass Bowl

Glass Bong

The most important thing with a piece is that it simply uses much less weed, and unlike with a joint or blunt you don’t have as much smoke constantly pouring out and being wasted. Switching to a piece doesn’t need to break your bank either, you can purchase hand pipes or one-hitters for as little as $5. And if you want to go the route of not spending any money at all, you can always go searching around the house for materials for a homemade pipe. There are tutorials online on how to make pipes using various fruits, I myself have used apple pipes many times, or if you’re feeling really crafty, you can look into making a gravity bong.

If you want to take a look at various pieces, feel free to do so at Grasscity, an authorized retailer!

Use A Vaporizer

If you’re super serious about conserving your weed, a vaporizer is undoubtedly the way to go. There are desktop vaporizers, which are larger, typically more expensive units that are meant to stay in one place when used. And than there are portable vaporizers, which you can carry anywhere and are typically more popular. A vaporizer works by heating your herb up to the point right before combustion so that you can vape the essential compounds. This gives you more hits out of the same amount of weed because it isn’t charred to ash after being lit 3 times.

Portable Vaporizers

Not to mention that after you’ve vaped your weed, you can still use the weed, called ABV weed(Already been vaped). Since your herb isn’t combusted, there’s still some essential compounds left over after you’ve vaped it. You can do multiple things with ABV weed, and this is again where you guys can get creative! If you want to, you can smoke it, it won’t taste the best, but it does work. What people more often do is use it for edibles. You can find many recipes online and some of them are simple and easy and don’t even require any cooking!

The one drawback to vaporizers is that a quality one can cost a pretty penny. However, with the amount of money that you’ll save on bud, it is more than worth it.

If you would like to check out vaporizers, feel free to do so at Grasscity, an authorized retailer!

And If you want to read more about portable vaporizers, I’ve written an article on The Best Portable Vaporizers of 2018.


I hope I’ve helped to show you some ways to conserve your bud! If you guys can think of anything I’ve left out please feel free to let me know!

Have you guys tried any of these methods? Let us know how it worked for you down below!

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  • free4life says:

    I know that back when I was a regular consumer, I always shared with my friends and it did indeed burn through my stash pretty fast. Wish I had had these recommendations back in the day, they would have helped a great deal! Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!

  • Mat A. says:


    Great article on how to conserve weed. I have a few friends who live in a state where it is legal and they are connoisseurs.  I’m sure they could benefit greatly from your article.  I plan on directing them both to your website for some great information.

    I remember back in the college days that some of my friends had the grinders.  Some people thought it was strange but they swore by it.  They said it helped the actual smoking part of it be smoother and helped it last longer.  Seems like a great tool for pulling double duty.

    Great website and resource, keep up the awesome work!

    Mat A.  

  • Kelly Elliott says:

    Thanks for the info, I had no idea you could vape then still smoke the weed in a traditional way. That’s like having a double coupon! I like it!! Question: if you do save your roaches and say you will not accumulate a crazy amount of them right away would letting the roaches just sit there change the flavor of the weed? I would imagine it would since it has been smoked. Is There a way to perverse the integrity of the cannabis for a later use?

  • Tim says:

    Great advice!

    You are absolutely right about new people coming into cannabis for whatever reason and not knowing how to be economical with it. This information is a really great help for anyone who is new it cannabis and smoking in general. I think too, that with more and more people using, proper education is essential.

    I am with you on the herb grinder, definitely something everyone should try out! Do you have any suggestions on the best type of herb grinders? I know some aren’t too good at grinding up the herb evenly and instead mash it about.


    • Joey says:

      Hey Tim, thanks for the kind words!!

      Yes many newbies can be very wasteful with their cannabis! But then again, so can all of us from time to time!

      As far as the best type of grinders, In my experience a nice aluminum grinder is best, but as long as your grinder is made of a sturdy material you shouldn’t have too many problems. Plastic grinders are where you will tend to run into mashing, so definitely stay away from those!!

      Have a great day!


  • Cathy Cavarzan says:

    I am not much into weed myself but I have a ton of friends that benefit from smoking or vaping all do so because of the medical benefits. Like most americans I did have a problem with it at first,until after reading websites like yours and doing other research I have done a 180 on my views. 

    For myself I have started taking the CBD gummies for my arthritis….wonderful stuff and it works!! Much better than meds that have a ton of side effects. 

    Your article about how to conserve weed is very helpful and beneficial until it becomes more mainstream the price is a concern. Thank you for the helpful tips.

    • Joey says:

      Hey Cathy, thanks for the response! 

      CBD is a wonderful thing, I use it myself as well and I love it!

      Thanks for the kind words, and have nice day!


  • Darren says:

    I don’t actually smoke weed but my eldest son does, I have nothing against it and it helps manage his pain he has with scar tissue on some nerve pathways. 

    The strongest pain killers the hospital could give him never touched the pain however the weed stopped did! 

    What does that say about this herb?!

    I think the suggestions you give in your post are very sensible to help preserve your stash. 

    I’m going to show this post to my son! 

    Can you drink weed In tea? I could do with it to help my knee pain but don’t want to smoke. 

    • Joey says:

      Hey Darren, thanks for the reply, I appreciate it!

      Weed can do a lot of great things, Im so glad that it provides your son with relief from his pain.

      As far as drinking weed in tea, you absolutely can!!! Look up “Canna-tea” online and you should be able to find many recipes for it!!!! 

      Have a great day!


  • Sam says:

    With everything going on around the world on the verge of decriminalisation and of course what has unfolded in Canada with legalisation and medicinal purposes of cannibis this topic may have been taboo. I enojoyed it. I felt liberated while I read it. It is informative and was most interested in the Vaping of weed. Wow, you learn something new every day. Look forward to reading some of your other articles.

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