Blunts vs Joints – What’s the Difference?

What is a Joint?

A joint is probably one of the most popular ways to smoke marijuana. They are small, cigarette sized, rolls that can contain any strain of cannabis. You can either buy your own weed, rolling papers and filters to make them yourself, or you can purchase pre-rolls that are ready to smoke. You will also need your own grinder to break up the marijuana to place in the rolling paper if you choose to roll them yourself.

Inside

The contents that make up a joint are strictly marijuana. Joints can contain any strain of marijuana you prefer, whether it’s an Indica, Sativa, or a hybrid. The important information here is that it is only cannabis that makes up the contents of a joint. One other important part of a joint is the crutch. A crutch (sometimes called a filter) is often used in a joint to add support to it. If a joint does not have a filter in it, it can be flimsy and difficult to smoke. Using a crutch in the mouthpiece of a joint will make it easier to smoke more of the joint without burning your fingertips or lips.

Rolling Papers

The exterior is what makes up the biggest differences between blunts vs joints. A joint is always going to be wrapped with some sort of rolling paper. These papers can be whatever materials you prefer to use like rice paper, cigarette papers, or hemp wraps. Rolling papers can vary in thickness, flavor, burn time, and malleability (which will affect their ability to roll easily or not). If you aren’t an expert at rolling joints, you can buy pre-rolls that are already perfectly wrapped to save you more time and convenience.

Size

The size of a joint can vary depending on what size of rolling papers you get. There are different sizes of rolling papers on the market. These sizes include Single Wide, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, Double Wide, and King Size. The length of the papers ranges from 2.75″ to 4″ respectively. Not only do these papers differ in length but also the amount of marijuana they can fit inside. For the most part, joints are going to be around 3″ long and resemble the size of a standard cigarette.

Flavor

As mentioned before, some joint papers can be found with added flavor to them. But most will be flavorless so that you can fully indulge in the flavor of the cannabis strain you use to fill it. If you don’t enjoy the flavor of marijuana then you can try and find some flavored papers. But… there are some tasty strains out there so maybe you’re just not choosing the right ones. Highly recommend ‘Game Changer’ if you’re in the Los Angeles area and looking for a flavorful strain. Depending on your location, do a quick google about the best flavored strains in your area. The location of where the marijuana is grown will have an affect on the flavors.

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