While the popularity of vaping has limited discussion about the art of rolling, it hasn’t eliminated it. However, globally, this basic, readily available, tried-and-true method of ingesting still reigns supreme. Many cannabis users appreciate the innovative potential and proficiency needed to create a successful roll.
Defining joints, blunts, and spliffs
Joints, blunts, and spliffs are the three main types of rolls. Each is defined by its content (cannabis-tobacco ratio) as well as the rolling material used, tobacco, hemp, etc.
What is a joint?
Cannabis joints are perhaps the most well-known form of cannabis consumption. You can take them with you anywhere, light up whenever you want. They’re tiny and portable, so you can smoke wherever you like. Papers may be big or little, hemp-based or rice-based, and so on. There are several options to choose from.
A crutch, or filter, is generally used to stabilize the roll and enable you to smoke your joint until the end without burning your fingertips.
What is a blunt?
A blunt is a roll with cannabis inside a cigar or blunt wrap. These wraps are made out of tobacco, which gives your cannabis high a buzz and energy. Typically, they’re larger than joints and last considerably longer.
What is a spliff?
A spliff is a hybrid containing tobacco and cannabis, which is made using a rolling paper. They usually have more tobacco than a blunt, so they’ll have even more of the energetic, buzzy effects of tobacco. Spliffs frequently contain crutches as well.
The paper differences between joints, blunts, and spliffs
While the look, feel, and aroma of each brand will vary somewhat based on the paper’s source, number of pages, type of binding, etc., you can expect that lighter papers have a higher THC content. Furthermore, keep in mind that different types or origins may affect how much smoke is delivered to your lungs during combustion.
Flavored papers and blunt wraps are available, but they aren’t for everyone. Some people believe flavored papers interfere with the complex tastes and aromas of cannabis, while others prefer certain brands due to their unique flavor additives (this is more common among blunt users).
Consumers also choose papers for their rolling ease and usefulness. The finest papers don’t rip, seal neatly, or burn smoothly. Nothing is more telling of a failed roll than a joint that runs, i.e., burns lengthwise down one side of the paper.
The inside of a blunt, like that of a joint, is strictly cannabis. Whether it’s a blunt or a joint depends entirely on the strain inside; it doesn’t matter what kind of strain it is. A blend containing anything other than marijuana should be referred to by another name.
This is where the main distinction between a blunt and a joint becomes apparent. A blunt is prepared by filling a tobacco paper tube with marijuana. A clean cigar wrap, on the other hand, may be used to make a blunt. Compressed tobacco leaves are typically used to make cigar wraps.
While we’re on the subject of cigars, cigar wraps, and blunts, there’s a lot of argument about whether to hand-roll or machine-roll them. A machine is used to roll Honest Blunts. As a result, we may be sure that each Honest Blunt meets our exacting expectations.
The most important thing about rolling blunts is the marijuana itself, not whether it’s rolled by a guy or a machine. It’s all about what’s in them. To make our blunts, we only use the highest-quality bud and organic-processed hemp-leaf wrappers. There are no shortcuts here; everything is done correctly from beginning to end. That’s the way things are done at Honest Marijuana.
The “Virgin’s Thigh” logo is a real turn-off. It reminds us of the myth that the finest Cuban cigars were hand-rolled on the thighs of virgins. What does it achieve? Nothing at all. The hand-rolling approach was simply a means to distinguish that one cigar from the rest. It didn’t improve the quality or flavor in any way. What was inside did the trick.
We’ll put our hand-rolled honest blunts against any other hand-rolled blunt, and we’ll guarantee that “hand rolling” won’t make a difference in the quality, flavor, or experience.
Blunts are just brown. There are no crazy hues or interesting patterns to be found here. Simply the drab brown color of filth or muck. But really, it’s fine because the green marijuana provides a wonderful contrast against the bland brown wrapper (whether it’s tobacco, cigar, or hemp). It might even be referred to as weed art!
Why is this significant to our discussion of blunt, joint, and spliff? Because color distinguishes the three. Joints are never brown (unless you go out of your way and pay through the nose to obtain brown rolling paper), and blunts are never white, gold, or — god forbid — polka dot.
Blunts, like joints, come in a variety of sizes. Because they’re made with wrap or paper intended for cigarettes, blunts are often longer and thicker than regular joints. The thickness of a blunt varies based on the amount of marijuana put inside, although the length does not.
Some people like their blunts to be as thick as a commercial cigar. Some prefer their blunts less than half full, resembling a straw. It’s what’s on the outside that matters when it comes to making a blunt: tobacco paper or cigar wrap.
The covering of a blunt determines the flavor. The flavor of the strain you choose will be combined with a tobacco flavor at the most fundamental level. This is occasionally useful. It’s usually not wrong, but it can be harmful on occasion.
Finding the correct mix for your blunt wrapper might need some trial and error (if you’re rolling your own). A better alternative is to have the experts construct your blunt for you. You’ll be sure to get the freshest, most delicious, and longest-burning blunt possible this way.