The one hitter dugout is a container to store your pot and a small pipe that looks like a cigarette. Originating in the 1970s, when smoking pot was illegal in most places, the dugout simply looks like a small box. It was usually made of wood that had been gouged out to create a container – hence the name dugout.
For people who smoke marijuana either as a prescribed medical dose or in areas where only a small amount is legal to carry, the dugout provides both a place to store finely ground weed and a simple pipe that is disguised as an ordinary cigarette. The finely ground weed is packed into one side of the dugout. The straight pipe is then ground into the powdered leaf, picking up enough pot for one hit – hence the name “one hit.”
The advantages of this handy container are several. It serves as a disguise for what is being smoked – providing the people around you are unaware of the distinctive aroma. If you want only a small amount, the “one hit” pipe serves as a way to conserve the substance. For those areas where limited amounts are allowed to be transported, such as where you need a prescription and only a small amount will be dispensed to you, the container and small pipe make it easier to smoke only a little at one time. The pipe and dispenser eliminate that whole messy process of rolling your own in cigarette papers.
In today’s environment of cracking down on smoking tobacco in public places, the dugout could also serve as a place to store tobacco. It could even be used as a means to transport a small e-cigarette if you enjoy the flavor of the various Vape liquids available to those who are not into pot or tobacco.
If you regularly carry a dugout, you should be mindful of your location. Marijuana has not been legalized in all locations, and in some areas – even if you are only using the dugout to carry your e-cig and its supplies – a dugout could be viewed as paraphernalia.