The modern-day cannabis industry may make it possible to enjoy weed in a litany of ways, but smoking is still hands-down the most preferred method of consumption. How do people usually smoke weed? In a blunt or in a joint. So, what’s the difference? Let’s burn through the details.
What is a joint?
A joint is simply cannabis rolled into a thin rolling paper. There can be a lot of variances here depending on the paper used and the method of rolling, but the general concept is always the same: paper and weed. The standard joint is not that large; most contain only a third of a gram of weed, but can be a little more depending on the size of the paper.
What is a blunt?
A blunt is cannabis rolled into a blunt wrap or cigar made out of tobacco. Blunts can also have variances depending on the method or wrapper used, but in short, you get weed wrapped in tobacco and a relatively bigger end result than a joint. One blunt can hold roughly one to two grams of weed. Because of this fact, blunts burn slower, offer more hits, and last longer, so they are more likely to be shared among a group of fellow smokers.
What’s the difference between blunts and joints?
The primary overall difference between blunts and joints is that one is just weed and paper and the other is weed wrapped in tobacco-based paper. Another difference is the size; blunts are usually thicker and longer than a standard joint, even though some joints can be nearly as large depending on the paper used for rolling.
Blunts are also a little more challenging to roll. If you have a rolling paper and weed, you can roll a joint. With a blunt, however, the paper has to be just moist enough to prevent breakage—you need a fresh wrap. And, you can spend a bit more time getting a tight finish because the tobacco is a little harder to work with than thin rolling paper.
In terms of health, joints and blunts also have a key difference in the fact that one has tobacco and one does not. Tobacco is related to a higher likelihood of dependence because of nicotine content, and some studies have suggested that mixing cannabis with tobacco on a regular basis may make it hard to quit when you decide to stop. People who use tobacco mixed with cannabis may also be more prone to lung health issues, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Type of Blunts
- Backwoods – A blunt rolled with a natural tobacco leaf
- Cigarillo – A cigar that has been split, emptied, and then rerolled with weed
- Hemp Blunts – Weed rolled in a hemp leaf or hemp-based paper (a good way to avoid nicotine)
Types of Joints
- Classic – Classic rolled joint slightly smaller than a cigarette and twisted on the ends
- Tipped – Tipped with a filter to smoke bud all the way without burning your fingers
- Pinner – Personal-sized joint; thinly rolled
- Spliff – Cannabis and tobacco rolled together into a classic paper
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