What is a One Hitter for Marijuana?

In 2018, there are dozens of different ways you can consume cannabis. Gone are the days of the joint or pot brownie being the only options available to the avid cannabis consumer. Now you are practically stuck for choice, and with joints, blunts, vapes, bongs, oils, topicals, and edibles, it can be hard to know how you will be consuming cannabis from one day to the next!

With such a variety of consumption methods now available, it means that the way we enjoy weed can be tailored to the individual’s needs, and that is really where one-hitters come in!

Not one for sharing? Or maybe you want to enjoy a quick buzz on the go? A one-hitter is the ideal option for the busy smoker or a clear and upfront way of letting others know you’re not up for passing your stash around! One-hitters are a versatile cannabis consumption method that is quick, easy, and best of all – discreet!

What is a Marijuana One-Hitter?

If you haven’t heard the term “marijuana one-hitter” before, you may be reading this and wondering what the hell we’re even talking about! So let us be clear, a one-hitter for weed is simply a tiny pipe, which contains roughly the amount of marijuana needed for, you guessed it — one hit.

Pretty simple, right?

We recognize that cannabis can often be a very social activity, but for every person wanting to smoke with friends, there will be someone who prefers to “stone alone” – and one-hitters are the ideal option for that person!

Proper one-hitters come in a variety of materials from metal to glass to ceramic, but the design tends to be the same, with the bowl on one end and the mouthpiece on the other. Also, they light similar to a cigarette for added discretion when out and about!

Who Might Benefit From Using a Marijuana One-Hitter?

Just like with any form of cannabis consumption, it is entirely down to personal preference as to what sort of methods you use. For example, a chronic asthma sufferer may opt for cannabis edibles over the traditional joint, for obvious respiratory reasons. And someone hosting a cannabis get-together would likely crack out a bong or multiple joints instead of a one-hitter – it is all circumstantial!

That being said, many people may benefit from using a one-hitter in particular, so let’s take a look at the prime candidates for this nifty little method of smoking:

One-hitters add simplicity for medical marijuana patients

While some patients may self-medicate with CBD products to avoid any psychoactive effects that are associated with THC, there are also plenty of patients who would prefer to reap the benefits of all the cannabinoids in weed.

If this sounds like you, then a one-hitter could be the very thing you need! You can medicate with cannabis for the powerful medicinal benefits associated with THC, CBD and the rest of the plant’s cannabinoids, without running the risk of getting higher than a kite!

Advantages of weed one-hitters for newbies

For similar reasons as those who choose to use a one-hitter for medicinal purposes, if you are new to the cannabis world, you may want to approach things with baby steps; enter the marijuana one-hitter!

Ideal for those who want to experience cannabis in all its glory, without accidentally going overboard and ruining any chance of a return to the flower, one-hitters are great! Over time, you will naturally build up tolerance, in which case you may move on to other forms of consumption, but it is a great way to ease yourself into the “culture.”

One-hitters for the busy smoker

Do you love weed, but no time to enjoy it? Marijuana one-hitters provide an easy and discreet way for you to enjoy a little weed as often as you like, on the go, anywhere!

If you are running between jobs, social events or typically spend a lot of time rushing around, a one-hitter can provide a way to get a little hit without taking time out of your day. Simply light up, puff, and go.

What are the Benefits of Using a One-Hitter?

As we have already mentioned, consuming cannabis can be done in tons of ways, and every method has its list of benefits. Here are some of the main benefits of smoking weed with a one-hitter:


If we haven’t made it clear enough already, you can’t get much more discreet than a one-hitter pipe! Because these little devices are so quick to use, you light the end like a cigarette, enjoy your one hit, then you’re done. Any passerby would likely assume you were smoking a cig, because not only are one-hitters designed to mimic this, but they also give off less of an odor than a joint would (because there is much less smoke!)

Along with easy and discreet use, one-hitters are also teeny, fit into your pocket with ease, and can be concealed out of sight with ease!


If you’re interested in microdosing, this could be an ideal way to try things out! We tell you all about the benefits of microdosing here, but we admit it can be tricky to do with joints or edibles.

Using a one-hitter to microdose your weed will ensure you are only smoking what you can fit in (which is usually the perfect microdose), so instead of struggling with how much pot you may have smoked with a joint, or waiting hours to feel the effects of an edible, why not try out one-hitters?

Cost Effectiveness

We’ve all been there; you light up a regular bowl for a big smoke, and find that half your stash is now charred at the bottom of the bowl! It is easier than you think to waste good weed, but one-hitters cut this possibility out tremendously.

It is very difficult to guess from looking how much weed you will smoke in one session, so most of us tend to overcompensate and pack our bowls full. It is this rookie error that leads to leftover and unusable weed that leaves a nasty taste and smell behind with it!

Using a one-hitter, you are restricted to smoking only the amount you can fit in, which as we have said, is just enough for one hit! There is just no possibility of wasting any weed, which ensures your stash lasts much longer!

Final Thoughts on Marijuana One Hitters

As cannabis enthusiasts, we love a bit of variety, and there is certainly a lot of that going round in the marijuana industry at the moment! If you’re on the market for a bit of something new, a marijuana one-hitter could be the way to go. Let us know in the comments below if you have tried a one-hitter, and what your thoughts are on this discreet way of toking up!