A bowl is a part of a smoking device, such as a pipe or a bong, where the cannabis flower or other smoking material is placed and ignited. It’s essentially the compartment where you load your cannabis before smoking.
The bowl is usually a small cavity or chamber located at one end of the smoking device, often at the top. It may have a hole at the bottom called a “carb” (short for carburetor) that the user can cover with a finger while inhaling to control airflow.
To use a bowl, the user places a small amount of ground cannabis flower into the bowl. This can be done by hand or using a tool like a grinder to break down the flower into smaller, more manageable pieces. Once the bowl is loaded, the user applies flame to the cannabis while simultaneously inhaling through the mouthpiece of the smoking device. This ignites the cannabis and produces smoke, which is then drawn through the device and inhaled by the user.
Bowls come in various sizes and styles, and they can be made from different materials such as glass, metal, ceramic, or wood. They are a common and convenient method of consuming cannabis, particularly for those who prefer smoking over other methods such as vaping or edibles.