6 Ways to Grind Up Weed

6 Ways to Grind Up Weed

Ever been in that situation where you need to grind up your weed but find yourself without a grinder? Luckily, there are many different ways to grind up weed. Whether you’re planning to roll a joint, pack a blunt or just want to grind your weed before you hit the bong, these methods can always help.

Some of these methods are better than others and it’s hard to beat a good old fashioned weed grinder. However, when the occasion calls for it, they can really come in clutch. Here are six of the best ways to grind up weed.

1. Grinder

The first method and also the best is to use a designated weed grinder. You can find these all over smoke shops and head shops and they usually don’t cost a lot. All you need to do is pack your weed into them, close it up and grind, and you’re left with some finely ground cannabis to roll up.

Grinders come in many different shapes and sizes. You can get a nice cheap grinder to fit right in your pocket so you can take it anywhere. You can also get bigger and more technical grinders with more features. For instance, some grinders collect kief from your weed so you can reuse it.

It’s hard to beat the classic method of using a grinder. It’s quick, convenient, and designed specifically to grind up your weed in a hurry. Use this if you can.

Marijuana Grinder

2. Your Hands

If you have a bag of weed but don’t have a grinder at hand, sometimes you can just use your fingers. Breaking apart weed with your hands might take a little longer, and the finished result won’t be as finely ground, but when desperate times call for desperate measures this method can come in handy.

Grinding up weed with your hands can actually be useful if you’re smoking out of a bong or pipe. You don’t need finely ground cannabis for this- just pulling a bud off your weed and putting it in the bowl can work just as well. However, when it comes to rolling up, this method won’t be as handy.

Of course, the advantage of this method is that anyone can do it and you don’t need any extra equipment. But of all the methods on this list, this is the least effective if you want your weed to be properly ground up.

3. Coffee Grinder

Weed grinders aren’t the only kind of grinders you can use. In fact, you can also grind up weed using a classic coffee grinder. Although these are designed to grind up coffee beans, you can put your weed in and grind it up, and it actually works surprisingly well.

Just pack your weed in and grind it the same way you would with coffee. You’ll be left with some nice, fine weed to roll up. It’s quick and simple and gives you some fairly good quality ground up weed.

There are a few drawbacks to this method, though. Getting all of the weed out of the grinder can be tricky. Plus, if you’re used to using it for coffee, you might get some mixed in with your weed. Your coffee grinder will also end up with a lot of kief that’s hard to get out.

Coffee Grinder for Marijuana

4. Scissors

Another simple way to grind up your weed is by using scissors. Any kind of scissors can work, really, but the thinner they are the better. It’s a slower method and you might not end up with the best quality of ground-up weed, but it’s easy enough for anyone to do and most people have scissors lying around.

You’ll want to put something under your weed so you can collect it without losing any. You also might want to cut some parts a couple of times to end up with finer weed. It can be a bit tedious, but it’s a decent enough way to cut up your weed.

The advantage of this is it only takes one household object and you can decide how finely you want to grind your weed. The disadvantage is it’s not as quick and convenient as other methods and it’s hard to cut it up as finely as a grinder would.

5. Pestle and Mortar

If you want a traditional method, try using a pestle and mortar. The pestle and mortar is the oldest kitchen gadget in the world, yet it’s still used today to help finely grind up herbs and spices. That’s not all, either- you can also use it to grind up your weed.

Just put your weed in the mortar and you can grind it up with the pestle. It doesn’t take too long and you can actually grind up your weed quite nicely. It’s also easy to get the finished product out.

It’s a pretty old-fashioned method but it can work pretty well. The weed you end up with might not be as great as it would be with a grinder, but it’s an interesting and surprisingly effective way to grind up weed.

Pestle and Mortar for Marijuana

6. Blender

Last, and most likely least, is using a blender. Just like you’d blend fruits into a smoothie or blend ingredients together for pancake mix, you can technically use a blender to grind up weed. With that said, it’s far from the best method.

A blender will grind up your weed extremely fast. But blenders are usually overkill when it comes to grinding weed. You’ll often end up with your weed ground up too finely and it’ll be harder to get the excess kief out. With that said, it can come in handy if you want to prepare finely ground weed to cook into cannabis butter.

It’s best to avoid this method unless you have no other option. However, if you do use a blender, use it on a low setting so you don’t break your weed apart too much.


No matter where you are and what you have available, there are always ways to grind up weed. Whether you use utensils like a blender or coffee grinder or end up in a rut and have to use your fingers or scissors, you can always cut your weed up to roll into a joint. If you want to avoid grinding altogether, you can always just buy premium prerolled joints.

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