11 ways to Grind Weed Without A Grinder

by Liam | Last Updated: July 8, 2020

Wondering how to grind weed without a grinder? We have you covered!

You just got home from an exhausting day at work and all you want to do is smoke that new marijuana strain you bought last weekend.

You want to chill. Decompress. Take a moment before you change out of your work clothes. 

But what’s this? No grinder! 

how to grind weed without a grinder

It’s not the end of the world if you don’t have a grinder to grind your weed.

There are many possible ways to grind weed without a grinder. 

So relax, and let’s find some other alternatives. You’re sure to have these items around your house.

Supplies You’ll Need to grind Weed Without A Grinder

You can pick any item(s) from the above list to grind weed without a grinder around.

All you need is a little imagination, determination and you can be sitting on the sofa with your weed ground up and enjoying the fresh taste of whatever strain you have on hand.

Mortar & pestle

Place the dried bud in the mortar and, using the pestle, roll over the bud until the desired size is crushed down. Wash and dry thoroughly before and after use.

Coffee grinder

Pretty self explanatory here. Just be careful to not over grind your weed in this device. A few seconds should be enough in this powerful kitchen gadget. Clean the coffee grinder well before and after use.

Food processor

The same as the coffee grinder. Use this one with fast, and short, pulsing. Again, makes sure to clean before and after use. 

Knife & cutting board

Chop up the bud using these simple kitchen items. You have more control over how large, or small, you make the weed using a knife and cutting board.

Cheese grater

Carefully, as to not cut yourself, just glide the bud over the largest cutting side of the cheese grater to produce some fabulous sized weed for smoking.

Mason jar & coins

Place the bud and coin(s) in the glass jar (you can use plastic as well) and just shake. The hardness of the coin smashing against the bud will help break down it down.


Just crumble it up. Wash your hands well before doing this. You, of course, want the cleanest weed.

Small bowl and scissors

Place the bud in the glass and place the scissor tip inside the jar and cut. Again, you have great control over the size of the weed pieces.

Rolling pin and wax paper

Place the wax paper on the counter and fold over so the bud is covered. Use a rolling pin, with even pressure, and carefully roll over the bud until it is crushed and the desired size.

Pizza cutter

Place bud on a cutting board and just roll the pizza cutter over and over the bud.

Credit card

Place the bud on a cutting board or counter and using the credit card as a makeshift knife, cut up the bud.

So there you have it, eleven ways to grind weed without a grinder.

All simple, easy and fast ways to get your weed ready for smoking. More than likely you have at least one of these items in your house so you can grind weed even without having a grinder on hand.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.