MMJ Tutorials - Happy Kit

How to Use a One Hitter


How to use a one-hitter properly


The convenience of using a one hitter is undeniable. Packing a one hitter is as easy as pushing it into the grinder chamber that holds your ground up weed and voila you are ready for medicating on the go!

There is no discussion of how to smoke a one hitter, just light it and inhale. You will find it easily enough in your discreet stash kit, so pull it out and pack it up. Can it get it any easier than that? Well there are a few more smoke tips we can provide you with a one hitter that can make your experience easier and more enjoyable.

If you want to know how to use a hitter, we must start with a fundamental breakdown of a one hitter. Its name is intended to be very descriptive of the device itself. When packing a one hitter you will find that the opening at the top of a hitter is only big enough to fit just enough weed for one, maybe two hits. The longer portion of the pipe is where you inhale from. Reference the following picture for further details.


Spring loaded one hitter


How to smoke a one hitter?

The thing about using a one hitter is that it can get hot! Afterall, it is a cigarette sized tube, so how long can you hold a flame to it before it conducts heat through the entire piece? Using a one hitter is best to do alone, or with maybe one other friend so that it does not get too hot. Have your stash travel case handy so you can set it down if it does get too hot. Otherwise, you will want to use something bigger like a glass bowl which should be easily found in your mmj travel case too.

How to light a one hitter?

Again, it’s an issue of heat. Hold your lighter away from the packed end rather than right up against the one hitter itself. You will see that when you pull on the one hitter, the flame magically comes to the marijuana and only burns the ground up cannabis. By not putting the flame directly against the tube, you will conduct less heat through the tube which will help prevent burning your fingers or lips.

Lighting a one-hitter


How to pack a one hitter?

This is where it can get a little complicated. Simply packing a one hitter is not terribly challenging. If you grab your Happy Kit ginder out of your discreet stash kit and use that to grind up the weed, then just push the one hitter into the herb and then maybe you will need to use a finger to push it in a little more. What is important about how to pack a one hitter is that if you overpack it, you won’t be able to pull air through it well enough. Then all you are doing is charring the pot and wasting it. Over packing a one hitter is a major party foul! Don’t do it! Of all the smoke tips we could give you, that might be the most important one.

Use your Happy Kit Stash One Hitter right


Another important point about packing a one hitter is that you will discover that they get clogged. If you are planning on using a one hitter at a party or with friends, it’s best to make sure you clean it before you get there. You can always pull the pipe cleaner from your discreet stash kit and give the pipe a few run throughs. If you have the time, boiling a one hitter will clean it well and so will rubbing alcohol. You also do not want resin getting all over the inside of your mmj travel case either. It’s sticky and gross.


Keep your Happy Kit Stash One Hitter clean!


Well we hope these tips on how to smoke a one hitter have been helpful. As long as you abide by these guidelines on how to light a one hitter, and how to smoke a one hitter, you should find the one hitter pipe inconspicuous and easy for medicating on the go, It will be a nice compliment to your mmj travel case.


Stay Happy!

So, you are getting ready to go on a trip. Maybe you are leaving on business or to see family. Maybe it’s finally time for that long awaited vacation! A nice piña colada on the beach sounds pretty good doesn't it?

But wait, what about medicating on the go?

There is a lot to consider when you travel as a cannabis enthusiast. If you are a medical marijuana patient, then there are some real alternatives for you because there are now 30 states that allow medical marijuana. If you are a recreational cannabis enthusiast, then you best be careful traveling. Even in states that have legalized recreational marijuana, traveling across state lines with marijuana is a federal offense.

So, you need to have a plan when you travel, and a handy stash travel case is an essential part of the equation. Let’s go over some smoke tips to help you prepare for traveling with your mmj travel case.



Whatever the reason for your trip, you got to pack, right? Do you need to check luggage? Is your carry-on too big for the overhead bin? Do you have all of your necessary accessories?  Whatever your needs, you will need a discreet stash kit to pack away.

You track down your Happy Kit, and sure enough it tucks away nicely into almost any pocket of your luggage or carry on. Now you have to decide what you can carry in it. To figure that out you need to consider where you are heading and how you are getting there with your mmj travel case. You also need to consider the trip back. Marijuana is still illegal federally and so crossing state lines with cannabis can get you arrested. You don’t want to find yourself in a position where you have no choice but to dispose of your stash travel case and possibly get arrested. So, it is really important that you plan it all out and understand the legal risks that are involved.

Are you flying domestically? If you are a medical marijuana patient in the United States, then go find your medical marijuana card and make sure that you have it with you before you leave for the airport. The card will fit nicely in your mmj travel case. Our advice is not to travel with marijuana of any sort. If you do, then you run the risk of TSA turning you over to the local police.

If you are thinking about flying internationally with marijuana, it is just not a good idea. Other countries can have very strict law enforcement about marijuana, so you should be very careful.

If you are not a medical marijuana patient, then you will want to make sure that your Happy Kit has no bud or even kief in it. All pipes or one-hitters need to be thoroughly cleaned of any resin if you want to make it through security with your pieces.

You should also check if your destination is a medical friendly state, and beyond that, you need to know if your destination state will honor your medical marijuana card. Some states will honor your local medical marijuana card but the airport you are departing from may have a ban on marijuana regardless of whether you have a medical marijuana card. If the airport bans any sort of cannabis, recreational or medical, then you can kiss the medicine in your mmj travel case goodbye.  


What about if you are driving? Do you know your rights if you are pulled over with your mmj travel case in the car? Keeping it in the trunk is a smart move. The police in any state require that you have your marijuana sealed, so storing your weed it in your Happy Kit stash travel case is a good idea. Storing your kit in the trunk means you are medicating on the go more safely. You should never drive under the effects of marijuana. It does not matter if you are a medical marijuana patient or not, driving under the influence is illegal.

However you are traveling with your cannabis, having a stash travel case like the Happy Kit may separate you from the reckless people that the authorities are really looking for. Layovers, delays and security can make traveling a real hassle and a little weed can make it a lot more tolerable. Learn the rules so that you can travel safely with your medication and enjoy all of the benefits too.

We hope these smoke tips have been helpful. Have you traveled with cannabis? What are your experiences with the safest way to travel with your medicine?


Stay Happy!

Making Friends while Medicating on the Go

Are you looking for the best smoke tips to share with other smokers and find some common ground to spark up a unique conversation? The Happy Kit proudly presents the best smoke tips for medicating on the go with a new found friend who medicates with cannabis.


It may not be easy to spot someone else who uses cannabis for recreational or medical use, but as soon as a conversation is started there are some tell tale signs that the person you are talking to is a weed advocate. If this person shares the same progressive views about MMJ and recreational weed, then not only might you find a new friend, but you might find yourself in a situation where you can break out your impressive stash travel case. Follow these steps to find a new friend, because a friend with weed is a friend indeed.

 

“A friend in need's a friend indeed, A friend with weed is better”

 


 

Step 1: Find out if the person you are talking to is down with recreational cannabis and MMJ.


First of all, if you are medicating naturally, then you probably never leave home without a couple of your critical chronic accessories. If you are chatting it up with a new friend and you ask that person if they smoke, and their answer is “smoke what?” then it’s obvious you are speaking to a cannabis user. It’s time to share in a unique moment to discuss your thoughts about the current political state of medical marijuana and recreational cannabis.

 


 

Step 2: Identify what type of cannabis user you are talking to.

 

Perfect, this person is down with weed and now it’s time to figure out if she/he is the casual medical marijuana user, a daily cannabis user or anything in between. Since you have already started talking about how you think marijuana should be legal in all states and how great medical marijuana would be for the economy and how much more chill people would be if they smoked a little weed, the transition is easy. Resist the urge to show all your cards and break out your stash kit. Ask followup questions to your new friend such as, what are her/his favorite smoke tips and whether they prefer bong hits, glass bowls, joints or dabbing? What is their favorite methods of mj consumption are. Do they have a favorite strain?

 



Step 3: Boast and brag a bit

 

You are smart and prepared for whatever life throws in your direction and today is the day that you remembered to pack your favorite MMJ travel case. Your discreet travel case has all the essentials for medicating on the go and now is the time to show off your own smoke tips! You and your new friend have gotten to the point where you feel comfortable asking them if they would like to smoke now. The obvious answer is YES! Break out The Happy Kit and a smile because you have a grinder, papers, a 3” glass pipe and your storage tube.

 

 

Step 4: Pick the right piece in your discreet stash kit


Now that you have made a connection and a possible friendship, it’s time to solidify that friendship by sharing some sacred medical marijuana. Since your new friend is a casual smoker, you decide that the discrete one-hitter is the perfect piece to celebrate the day. Make sure to use your included grinder, you get the perfect amount loaded into the one-hitter and hand it off to your new friend, leaving just enough to pack one for yourself.

 



Step 5: Friend each other and share encrypted messages with your favorite strains


You win the day. You carpe’d diem. You made a friend that may turn into a long lasting friendship or you may never see that person again. You figured out the best way for medicating on the go and were able to show off your discreet stash kit. Either way, you made a connection and have done your part to better the world and especially America.



 

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Stay Happy!

Everyone knows that getting high and watching Planet Earth is a ton of fun, but why not take it to the next level and actually take yourself outside and go camping?  The United States can, after all, be an incredibly beautiful place if you know where to look.  Go pack your boots, get you keys and make a stop at Wal Mart for your tent and some s'mores cause we're going to show you our five favorite places to go camping stoned.  Make sure to bring your edibles though - it's illegal to smoke at state parks throughout the country. 

 White Mountain National Forest

White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire is a great place to go camping if you're looking for a rustic Northeast experience.  Many people enjoy visiting the area in the fall to view spectacular views of the trees changing into spectacular orangey red hues - everyone knows New England has the best fall season ever.

White Mountain has around 800 campsites and allows backwoods camping, plus they're open year round, so you have no excuse not to make a visit.  Visiting passes for the park are a measly $3, and camping will only run you as high as $24, so all in all it makes for a gorgeous and cheap vacation.  For more information, visit the park's website.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pennsylvania

Taking up a large amount of space in South-Central Pennsylvania, Pine Grove Furnace Sate Park lies along The Appalachian Trail (and actually uses the mountain range as the half way hiking point).  Make sure to pack a ton of supplies, and maybe buy a camping book or two, because the entire trail is 2,186 miles.  Only about 2,000 people attempt to conquer the whole thing every year, and then only about 1/4 of them actually finish it.

More interested in cooking hot dogs on a stick after eating some weedibles?  Pine Grove also has 70 tent and trailer spots available for rent, and campgrounds are open from April through December.  The trail is open for day hikes year round.  For more information, visit the park's website

Olympic National Park, Washington

Olympic National Park makes our list because it actually has three different ecosystems that you can visit!  You can start your day relaxing on Ruby Beach and take in the gorgeous mountain views, or you can hang out at La Push, where you can watch whales breaching in the water.  Afterwords, you can head over to Quinault Rainforest and check out the largest Sitka Spruce tree in the world.  You can check it out by driving 30 miles on a road, or our suggestion is to hike it!

The park has 16 different regulated camping areas, with a total of 910 camp sites.  Want to rough it a bit more?  Backwoods camping is only $5.  Want a cushier experience?  They even have rustic log cabins you can rent.  For more information visit the park's website.

 

 

Yosemite National Park, California

One of the best known national parks in the country, Yosemite is definitely a must visit.  Yosemite is special because nearly 95% of the parks area is designated as protected  wilderness - that means no cars, electricity or roads.  Most people visit with the intention of hiking up to the famous Glacier Point, which overlooks scenic Yosemite Valley.  

Yosemite 13 different camping areas, but are incredibly popular and reservations are strongly recommended.  Seven of them operate as first-come-first-serve year round.  Backwoods camping is also available for $5.

 

Zion National Park, Utah

Want to see something cool?  Go to zion national park and check out the breathtaking sandstone bluffs, underground caverns and tons of flourishing wildlife.  After a relaxing night under the stars, lace up your boots and go hiking in the Kolob Canyons, and visit the Kolob Arch - one of the largest natural arches in the world.  You can also explore The Subway (pictured above) for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Zion has three campgrounds, that are completely booked up every single night throughout the summer.  You can make reservations up to three months in advance, and you can purchase permits at the park the day before or the day of your trip.  Remember that wildlife we talked about?  Before you go, it's highly suggested to read through the Zion wilderness guide.

Before we get started, make no mistake, it is still illegal to fly with weed.  We can, however, give you a few suggestions if you feel brave enough to get in Johnny Law's face to get your green to your destination.

Getting through the airport with weed may seem impossible, but there are a few tricks you can use to help mask the cannabis smell and make it look more discreet within your baggage.  Don't whip out the million plastic bags, coffee grounds and duct tape though - we're not trying to be Pablo Escobar over here.  A smell proof marijuana case like the Happy Kit Deluxe can assist you in this step, as you can safely zip your flower inside and place the inconspicuous black case within your luggage in leu of a plastic bag full of paraphernalia.

While we're on the topic of scent, let's take a minute to talk about airport dogs.  You can take a deep breathe here - you'll be happy to know that the majority of dogs seen at airports and domestic flights are bomb sniffing dogs.  Drug dogs are generally only found at international terminals, but you'd never even think about flying to another country while holding, right?  Right.

 After you dab the sweat off your forehead and walk into the airport with your stash, the next step is going to be to keep your anxiety levels down.  Sure, you hear horror stories about massive drug busts in airports, but the reality is that TSA agents are not cops.  TSA is not looking to bust you for a few joints hidden in a pack of Q tips or some Cheeba Chews tucked away in your backpack - they're looking for weapons and other risks to the public.  They may look at you a little funny if your eyes are beet red because you decided to spend an extra half hour in the long-term parking garage with your rig and some wax (it's going to be a long day after all, isn't it?), but that's the worst you can expect.  Either that, or they'll just think to themselves "Man, I can't wait to get home and burn one".

After you make your way past security, keeping your cool the entire time, you've gotten through the scary part.  From here on out, your only job is to make sure that you don't open any compartments that could let out the stink of your stash.  Hopefully you didn't put your candy and green in the same compartment of your luggage!

 

Another thing to note is going to be your destination state, and any layovers you may have.  Any seasoned weed-smoking traveler knows that some states are friendlier to mosey through than others.  Ending up or have a layover in Oklahoma, Missouri or Arkansas?  Think about leaving the green at home and trying to find some when you land.  Flying non stop to California, Nevada, or any other green states?  You most likely don't have anything to worry about except not smoking too much of your stash in the car before you get on the plane.

 

The best news we can give is to never leave home without a weed travel kit so your essentials are not just loosely floating around your bag.  Why raise suspicion when it isn't necessary?

 

Regularly cleaning your marijuana grinder will help ensure that your piece stays clean, that the kief is properly collected at the bottom, and that the different layers don't stick to each other.  On top of keeping your grinder squeaky clean, a regular cleaning can also dislodge flower from the teeth and screen, giving you a little extra treat to throw into your bowl.

 

There are also some lesser health known advantages to keeping your grinder clean.  A dirty grinder can get stuck, and loosening it can cause the teeth to grind against each other, creating invisible metal shavings that can get mixed into your ground herb - and nobody likes smoking metal.  If you keep old flower in a grinder long enough, it can even begin to accumulate bacteria which is harmful to your lungs.

 

This tutorial will cover the basics of cleaning any grinder, regardless of the material or number or chambers.  The biggest difference between grinders will be the inclusion (or lack thereof) of a kief screen, and whether it's made out of acrylic or metal.  The general process, however, will always be the same.

 

Get Ready For Your Cleaning

Don't know how often to clean your grinder?  It all depends on how much you smoke.  There is no dead-set timeline as to when you should be cleaning out your cannabis grinder, but there are a few warning signs.  The first flag that it's time for a cleaning will be when you realize your kief catcher is no longer working as well as it did when the grinder was new.  Over time, your screen can get clogged with ground up weed, and this is the first sign that your new grinder is getting some good use.

Our Favorite Cleaning Tools

  • A paper plate (for collecting plant matter from the grinder)
  • A freezer (for 3 or 4 piece grinders only)
  • Toothpicks
  • A new, dry toothbrush
  • Q-tips
  • Picker Packer Poker
  • Isopropanol alcohol
  • Large glass container (large enough to fully submerge the grinder)
  • Clean kitchen sink
  • Paper towels
  • Hair Dryer

Collecting Your Kief

Before you start cleaning out your grinder, you're going to want to collect your sweet, powdery kief so you have something to smoke during the process.  If you have a three or four piece grinder, keep it together and place it in the freezer for 20-30 minutes, this will help loosen the ground flower from the teeth and other metal parts.  After some time, take the grinder out of the freezer, and (while still put together) give it a few taps on a table to loosen the rest of the kief inside.  Tap every piece onto the paper plate so you can collect all of the flower that falls out.

Now it's time to give it a little more of a deep clean.  With all of the grinder pieces taken apart, scrape the inside of the entire grinder (except for the screen) with the toothpick or Picker Packer Poker.  This process should be done on top of your paper plate to keep growing your kief pile.  Make sure you pay extra attention to any surfaces that are prone to friction - these should be free of any plant matter.

Cleaning The Grinder Screen

 

 

The screen is the most delicate, and one of the most important parts of your grinder.  Once the rest of your piece has been scraped and emptied of any flower, it's time to take your brand new toothbrush and get a little more gentle.  Since the screen can easily tear or bend, it's best to be less aggressive with this step.  Rub the top of the screen with the toothbrush, making a circular motion from the middle to the outside.  After a little while, the toothbrush will push all of the clogged kief from the screen onto the paper plate you are cleaning it on.  Brush and brush until you have another nice pile on our plate, and when you can see through the screen more clearly.

 

Final Steps

With your grinder still unassembled, it's time to move on to the final soak.  Take your glass container, and fill it with enough rubbing alcohol so that your grinder can be fully submerged.  The unassembled grinder should remain fully submerged for at least 20 minutes.  If you're cleaning an acrylic grinder and not a metal one, then make sure to soak it in a solution of hot water and dish detergent instead.

 

After the bath, take your grinder out and swab it thoroughly with the Q-tips.  If one soak did not completely dislodge all of the plant matter, then throw it back into a fresh bath and try again - if your grinder is especially old, it may take a few soaks.

 

Once clean, run your grinder under running water and place it on a paper towel to air dry.  A hairdryer is recommended at this point so that too much water does not remain in the grinder; a paper towel can be used to hand dry it a bit as well.

Now get out there and get happy!

 

While there may be a common misconception that stoners are inherently lazy, the majority of people don't understand that marijuana does not slow down the avid traveler, it only makes the trip better.  It's not always easy to find a cannabis-friendly travel destination, so we have put together a list of our favorite five around the world.

 

 

Kingston, Jamaica

While it may seem obvious, Kingston is one our favorite destinations due to the lenient laws and low prices.  While marijuana is still technically illegal, there are loopholes that allow you to sign up adventures like a pot sampling tour (and buy flower for as low as $1.40 per gram).

 

 

Toronto and Vancouver, Canada

Our friends up north have become medically friendly, and have even started to adopt some Amsterdam-style customs.  While it's still technically illegal to have any green without a medical certificate, the lenient laws will generally cause cops to turn a blind eye if you're holding less than a quarter ounce.  Travel into the downtown area of either city and you'll even find many Amsterdam style cafes where you can enjoy a joint or bowl with your meal or morning coffee.

 

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a magical place for cannabis users.  The city is so lenient towards the flower that you will even find vendors on the beach selling beer, coca cola, potato chips and hash all in one fell swoop - you don't even have to go looking for it!

 

Macchu Picchu, Peru

Our South American neighbors have decriminalized marijuana completely; you can have up to eight grams in your possession and nobody will bat an eye.  The loose laws make it surprisingly easy to get high and go to Macchu Picchu - a cannabis-friendly traveler's dream.

 

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam will always be one of the top marijuana friendly travel destinations.  The decriminalization allows even tourists to have up to five grams of flower in public, and another law makes possession legal in coffee shops, so you can light up with your morning coffee and croissant.

VISUAL GUIDE: HOW TO PACK A ONE HITTER

 

One hitters and chillums are a favorite smoking accessory among cannabis using outdoor enthusiasts.  The small size allows the user to take only one or two hits at a time, and reduce the risk of wind when trying to roll a joint outside.  The Happy Kit comes with your very one one hitter, so you can always have one ready!

 

Some people are happy to just snap a piece of bud off of their flower and jam it in, but we much prefer using agrinder to ensure a smooth and even hit every time.

STEP 1: GRIND AND COLLECT

 

Take your Happy Kit grinder, pack it up, and grind up your favorite strain.  We recommend only using a small bud when smoking with a one hitter, as you don't want to overpack it.  

STEP 2: PACK EVENLY

 

Take the flower from the grinder, and dump it into the palm of your hand.  Lightly take the bowl end of the one hitter to the pile of bud in your hand, and perform a light twist action two or three times to ensure an even pack.  Put the rest of the flower back into the grinder and into The Happy Kit, the smell proof marijuana case will also keep your bud fresh in the grinder.

STEP 3: LIGHT AND INHALE

After packing the one hitter included in your Happy Kit, slowly bring the flame of a lighter towards the packed end and begin to inhale.  The small size of the one hitter will create a cherry, which should allow you to smoke the rest of the flower in the one hitter without needing to light it again, making it the perfect outdoor smoking accessory.

STEP 4: CLEAR THE BOWL


After you have finished smoking your flower, simply tap out the ash on a hard surface or in an ashtray.  After a couple of uses, you can expect resin to build up as with any other smoking tool, so we recommend using a toothpick, dabber, or cleaning brushes for deep cleans every few weeks.

 

STEP 5: SAVE FOR LATER


Tired of only being able to carry your one hitter around in your dugout?  The Happy Kit is your complete smell proof marijuana case that comes with all the accessories you need to medicate - all you need is the green.  Once you're done with your one hitter, simply pit it back into your Happy Kit, and the smell proof design will ensure nobody around you knows you were medicating.