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Following the wide spread legalization of cannabis primarily for medicinal use as well as recreational use in some areas, numerous seniors have taken up smoking. According to a study conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Health, numerous Americans use cannabis for recreation as well as for healthcare purposes.

The question is; why have so many seniors suddenly taken up the habit?

Why More Seniors Have Taken Up the Habit

Given that seniors are smoking cannabis today, we researched some of the reasons why this may be so. Here is what we came up with.


In the past, marijuana was inaccessible legally in most parts of the world. Mainstream medicinal use was unheard of. Legalization has not just made the herb accessible to people. It has also helped in un-demonizing cannabis making more individuals open to trying it out. Further, it is much easier to get hold of than it ever was before.

Legal cannabis also gives people a sense of safety and approval hence the willingness to give it a go.

Pain and other Ailments

Cannabis has become a viable replacement for a number of pain medications. This in particular with regards to opioid based medication which is known for its unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects as well as its potential for addiction.

Marijuana or cannabis is a much safer alternative when it comes to pain medication and is extremely effective due to CBD and THC present in it. Further it can be taken without the fear of unpleasant side effects, overdoes or reaction with other drugs and medication.

Marijuana or cannabis is also prescribed to supplement other treatments. Cancer and arthritis patients are often prescribed cannabis as a form of supplemental symptom relief.

A Pleasant Alternative

Cannabis as many of us know has some very pleasant effects. These include relaxation of the mind and body, an increased appetite and mild elation among others. Many seniors including those who were initially prescribed marijuana as medication, having enjoyed these affects have taken to recreational use.

Among these there are those who have tried the herb in their younger days and are okay getting back to it. There are others who thoroughly enjoy the affects as it helps reduce boredom and keeps things interesting. This is particularly so for seniors in retirement.

Finally there are those who have taken up smoking as a healthier alternative to the previously more socially acceptable substance use – drinking. The fact that cannabis has far less unpleasant side effects in comparison to alcohol and can be taken along with medication are among two of the reasons why this is so.

The Bottom Line

Keeping all this in mind, it makes perfect sense that many seniors would drop their use of substances like opioid based pain medication and alcohol in favor of this benign herb. If you’re someone who counts as a senior and have just taken up smoking – join the club!

For those looking to buy quality glass bongs, bubblers, pipes and other smoking accessories, there is no shortage of accessories and paraphernalia to choose from!  You can even buy your bong online by visiting a headshop like ours! In any case, happy blazing!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 3:18:39 AM America/New_York By Bong Outlet Comments,

Choosing a bong for the first time or even replacing an old one in this day and age can require a fair amount of thought. This is because following the decriminalization as well as legalization of cannabis in certain places, manufacturing of smoking supplies has become a lot more mainstream. The result; a lot more to choose from!

The question is where does one begin? How do you go about finding and selecting the perfect bong for yourself?

What to Consider When Finding the Right Bong

When you’re trying to find yourself the right bong, you need to take a few things into consideration. Here they are.

What are you Smoking?

This first question refers to what form you’re smoking your cannabis in. Are you someone who smokes dry herb, do you usually go for concentrate or is it an alternation between the two?

Though it doesn’t make too much difference and though you can smoke both in any kind of bong, it sometimes helps to keep a separate bong for concentrate from the one you use for your dry herb. This is in order to maintain flavor. We will elaborate on this further in the blog.

Shape and Size

Bongs are available in a number of shapes and sizes. These range from those you can simply hold to those you need to rest on the ground when taking a hit. You also have choice by way of shape from the extremely simple varieties to more complex designs.

When trying to figure out the right shape and size for your bong, one of the things you need to do is take into account your smoking habits. If you’re the sort who smokes with a lot of people and usually stick with pipes or joints when alone, a larger design might be more appropriate.

On the flipside, if it’s just you and maybe a housemate for the most part, a smaller design would do too.

Down-stems and Percolators

There was a time when most if not all bongs came fitted with down-stems. Today, however, you are offered a choice between those that come with and those that come without. Further, many bong designs today come with what you call percolators. These are used to filter as well as diffuse the smoke you are inhaling. Again, there are bongs available with multiple percolators and those with only one or two.

We mentioned in the first pointer that keeping two separate bongs was advisable. This comes into play here. Multiple percolators are preferable when you’re smoking dry herb. If you’re smoking concentrate however, you want to reduce the number of percolators as that amount of filtration won’t be needed!    

Cost, Quality and Material

Last but not the least, you need to check your budget as bongs today can range from affordable to pretty pricey depending on what you’re going for. You have different glass thicknesses as well as a range of qualities to choose from.

If you’re the sort to take good care of what you own and are into collecting things, you might want to go for one of the higher quality or novelty bong designs. If however you just want a bong for day to day use, you have numerous reasonably priced or cheap, good quality bongs for sale you can make your selection from.

The only thing that is important is that you’re clear on what you’re looking for.

The Upshot

When you’re looking to purchase a bong, keep the points above in mind and you’ll probably make the right choice! If you’re located in Canada or the U.S. and are looking for cool glass bongs for sale as well as other designs and models, check out our online headshop and take your pick

Monday, October 8, 2018 3:32:42 AM America/New_York By Bong Outlet Comments,

Arthritis is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of medical conditions that cause painful inflammation and stiffness in joints. It’s by far one of the most common medical conditions that plague the adult population of the world as recent estimates suggest that 54 million adults suffer from the condition.

With big pharmaceutical companies trying and failing to create a reliable cure for this condition, many people have turned to cannabis to address their symptoms. After all, the drug has been around for millennia and countless civilizations have relied on it for its pain alleviating properties.

Today, we’ll be taking a closer look into why it makes sense to use cannabis to treat insufferable pain.

What Does The Medical Research Say?
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Thursday, September 6, 2018 3:04:20 AM America/New_York By Bong Outlet Comments,

Cannabis smoking has surged in popularity in recent years. With more and more people using the drug for recreational purposes, a lot of misinformation has started to propagate on the internet.

What make matters worse is that a number of otherwise reliable news organizations have shared these half-baked truths and senseless myths as “facts” which has done nothing but dissuade the occasional marijuana smoker.

To put an end to this cycle of misinformation, we’ve decided to address this issue head-on. Join us as we discuss and debunk some of the most common myths about marijuana.

Myth #1: You Can Overdose On Weed

The biggest lie that gets peddled by concerned parents and people with an agenda is that marijuana is a very dangerous and addictive compound. Owing to its addictive nature, there’s a high chance that you can overdose on it which could send you straight to the hospital.

Anyone who does weed has heard this statement at least once. The problem with this urban legend is that it sounds vaguely plausible. After all, there are many people who abuse the drug and smoke large quantities of it on a regular basis so it’s highly probable that they may overdose on it at some point, right?

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There has been a recent rise in cannabis smoking among senior citizens in the U.S. As the medicinal value of cannabis becomes more well known to the general populace, it's use in treatment becomes more prevalent and accepted.

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What are your criteria for finding a new bong? What should you consider before your next purchase? Find out how to choose the right bong for you!

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We’re more aware today than we have been in the past few decades with regard to numerous things. One of the areas where we’re now questioning our previous beliefs is that of recreational/medical substances, marijuana in particular.

The past few years have seen a rise in people smoking or ingesting the herb. Many have even traded in their liquor cabinets and home bars for stash boxes, jars, bongs and rolling papers. Needless to say, many of those mentioned are functional adults, more so, many are parents!

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 2:03:40 AM America/New_York By Bong Outlet Comments,

Potency in cannabis by many, if not most who use it, is often associated with the strain being smoked, the breed of the plant or the source of procurement. What you need to know however, is that these factors are not enough to determine how potent a cannabis plant may or may not be.

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Marijuana laws today permit medicinal use in over 20 states as well as recreational use in over 8 according to an article published in the Business Insider.

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Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned smoker, choosing rolling papers can be a challenging decision. With an unlimited number of papers available online, there is no dearth of great rolling papers. But, not each rolling paper will suit your unique smoking needs.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 2:13:37 AM America/New_York By Bong Outlet Comments,

The joint is one of the most common smoking methods. Ideal for special events and casual get-togethers, joints are portable, easy to use and share with a group of smokers.

The practice of grinding down your favorite herbs and rolling them up in a paper is can be an incredibly enjoyable, therapeutic experience. But, to ensure your smoking experience is as enjoyable as possible, you want to make sure that you use a well-constructed joint.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 2:09:00 AM America/New_York By Bong Outlet Comments,

Most seasoned marijuana smokers are already set in their ways. They know what they want, where to get it and how to hit it. On the flip side, a number of newcomers are still going through the stages of figuring out what method of intake works best for them.

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People tend to ritualize their smoking a little. What this leads to is a number of homegrown (no pun intended) theories on what the right way is to smoke, ingest or vaporize your herb. We’re already pretty clear on one debate. Marijuana can be beneficial!

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Monday, March 5, 2018 5:16:23 AM America/New_York By Bong Outlet Comments,

Without herb grinders, the marijuana smoker’s life would have been quite difficult. In fact, before the time of grinders, these poor potheads had to crush weed with their bare hands.

A weed or herb grinder is a small device that can help crush marijuana leaves into small grains. These tiny grains can then be easily fitted into the bong or pipe the smoker is using.

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Friday, January 26, 2018 3:01:52 AM America/New_York By Bong Outlet Comments,

Recently, there has been a surge in the cannabis community. This can be attributed largely to the types of devices and materials that are available. For instance, earlier it was just dry herbs, but today people can smoke a wide variety of substances including wax, oil, rosin, distillate, etc.  

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Are you on a quest to find the right bubbler? Weather a seasoned smoker or a newbie, building a collection of bubblers is always fun!

The key is to not get ripped when looking for bubblers. There are several shops that sell you bubblers for double the price. Reseaching right means you could even find shops that sell bubblers for half the price.

While for many of us, it might not be possible to find branded bubblers, but that’s not a reason enough to settle with low quality products.

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Online shopping has taken the world by storm. It is much easier to buy and sell products online. Just by sitting at home you can browse through a never-ending variety of products, surf through hundreds of choices before selecting a product which is just perfect for you.

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Many smokers have the habit of pulling their nugs apart manually or stuffing the whole chunk into the bowl, not realizing that they are marginalizing their smoking experience.

Whether you’re smoking marijuana for medical reasons, or for leisure, grinders is something that you should never skimp over. A grinder turns the whole nugget into fine grains, which make it optimum for air flow and allowing easy access to terpenes and cannabinoids in the vaporization process. A grinder makes the whole smoking process more efficient and the effects more powerful.

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More than 20 States have legalized marijuana because of the various medical benefits that it provides. Smoking is a great way to ease pain and anxiety, increase creativity and metabolism, and is even proven to impede the spread of cancer.

Bong Outlet provides a one stop solution for all smoking needs. Whether you are consuming for medical purposes or leisure, you can find everything you need at our online store.


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