First time smoking weed? Learn how to hit a pipe. Beginner smokers should know the right way to smoke weed in a pipe. Hitting a pipe requires packing the bowl with marijuana buds or extracts. To hit a pipe, simply bring the lighter, match or lit hemp wick close to the top of the weed and inhale. You may hold the hit in as much as you please. Exhale will give the user the desired marijuana effect. THC and CBD levels vary between strains, so research online the unique effects of your marijuana.