How to Grind Weed Without a Grinder

by Sean Cooley
grinding weed without a grinder

Cannabis¬†prohibition has been repealed in the great state of California. For those over the age of 21, it is now legal to purchase and possess a substantial amount of marijuana for personal use. Suppose you’ve ordered your weed from a reputable delivery service such as The weed has arrived. Now it is time to have a smoke. Oh no! You forgot to order a grinder. It would be a waste to put a nugget into a bowl or bong without first breaking up the bud. A grinder would be best, but all hope is not lost. It is time to apply a little ingenuity and learn how to grind weed without a grinder.

Common Household Items

Fortunately, common household items, kitchen utensils, and other things are all viable alternatives to having a grinder. For example, a pill bottle and a couple of quarters can become a makeshift grinder. All you have to do is select the nuggets to be ground, place them into the pill bottle with a couple of quarters, replace the lid, and shake for about twenty seconds at a time until the weed reaches the desired consistency. 

Another method is to use a pair of scissors and a small cup. Cutting the nuggets up with scissors is straightforward and the cup holds the weed after the buds have been cut to satisfaction. You can also use a hammer and a paper bag to grind their weed. This method works best after the weed has been dried. Place the dried weed in a small paper bag and fold the bag at the top. Then use a hammer to break the weed into pieces small enough to be rolled or used in a bong or bowl.

Kitchen Utensils

Kitchen utensils make excellent tools for grinding weed. A pepper grinder or a coffee grinder is ideal for the task. Better results are achieved if the grinders are cleaned before and after use. A knife and a cutting board can make quick work of dense buds as well. You can also use a pizza cutter to break up nuggets of weed, or you can use a cheese grater. Just grate the weed down as if it were a block of cheese, knocking off any pieces that stick to the grater into the pile of grated bud. In addition, you can use a pestle and mortar to grind those buds into a usable pile of weed.

Other Methods

If you arent’ at home and don’t have access to kitchen utensils, you can still grind your weed. Simply use a book or a credit card to crush nuggets into a manageable pile of marijuana. An empty can of dip can quickly be turned into a makeshift grinder by placing thumbtacks into the top and bottom sides of the can. If, by circumstance, you can not acquire any of the items in this list, you can always do what comes naturally and use your fingers to break up the bud. It may not produce the finest powder, but it should be sufficient for a quality smoke.

Learning how to grind weed is essential for the cannabis smoking process. Whichever method you use, always be sure to grind the weed into a workable powder and be careful not to over-grind the weed into an unusable dust. Grinding weed should produce a material you can easily roll or pack into whatever smoking device you desire.

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