It was the middle of a hurricane, and my only lighter broke.
This was a mistake on my part, because any serious pot smoker always has a handful of backup lighters, right? Having a big fat glass bowl of greens is worthless if you don’t have a trusty lighter to blaze it with! Somehow I forgot to get an extra pack of lighters while making my hurricane supply run, and now I was stuck at home with no way to get stoned.
My roommate gave me a unique idea that I had never heard before, where I could use knives and a stovetop to make a low-cost cannabis vaporizer. Now that I have tried it I can say that the “hot knives” method of smoking cannabis is the most powerful and efficient way I have ever tried. First, you need to take a couple of butter knives and put them on a hot plate or a stovetop. Let them sit over the heat for a few minutes to get dangerously hot, then use them to pinch and squeeze a small ball of cannabis. You only need a ball of cannabis the size of a ball bearing, so it takes very little to generate a huge hit. The heat of the knives instantly vaporizes the cannabis giving one big and intense hit of pure smoke. I didn’t need a lighter, and stayed good and high by doing knife hits of cannabis through the rest of the storm. After this I don’t know that I want to go back to the old way of smoking cannabis, this is much better.