Depending on how you were raised or the type of family you were brought in, one of your worst nightmares might be discovering a glass weed pipe in your child’s drawer and not knowing what to do with it or about it. Many factors go into this kind of thing, and there’s no one way to deal with this type of situation. Everybody is different, and drugs affect everybody differently, so it’s best not to react uniformly to these things.
If you were never exposed to drugs when you were young, your first step should probably be making sure that it is just a glass weed for pipe and something more serious. Glass pipes aren’t only used for smoking weed. Other kinds of pipes are used for more serious and harmful drugs like crack, meth, and any other chemical that can be vaporized. It’s generally a straightforward matter to identify the difference between a pipe for weed and other chemical drugs.
Your first tell if the pipe is colorful and shaped, sort of like a spoon with a handle and a ‘bowl’ at the end that kind of dips in; it most likely is a weed glass pipe. This is because the method for smoking these very different kinds of drugs is entirely different. With a weed pipe, the inside of the bowl should be charred and ashy, while a crack or meth pipe should have a round bulb with a charred bottom at the end of the handle with an open top.
Another important indicator that might help if you’re still feeling confused is the smell. Marijuana has a very skunky, earthy aroma, and if you smell the pipe, you should be able to detect hints of that, but of course, it will also smell like stale, burnt plant matter. It can be tough to describe the scent of chemical drugs like crack or meth, but they are usually represented as toxic, burning plastic scents. Consult experts before doing anything too hasty; this situation is very volatile and should be handled with extreme delicacy and maturity, regardless of the type of pipe it is.