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Cannabis 101: Joints vs. Blunts

Breaking Down Joints vs. Blunts vs. Spliffs 

There are numerous ways to consume cannabis, from smoking bowls and bongs to rolling joints and blunts. For those new to the world of smoking cannabis, the different terminologies can be confusing. Exhale Dispensary, a popular dispensary in Las Vegas, Nevada, aims to clarify the difference between blunts and joints. In this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of each method to help you decide how you want to smoke your weed. 

What Is the Difference Between Joints and Blunts? 

First, let’s understand the basic difference between joints and blunts. The main distinction lies in the type of paper used to wrap the marijuana. Joints are rolled using cigarette paper, which is often referred to as rolling papers. On the other hand, blunts are typically rolled using a tobacco-based wrap. Traditionally, blunts are made by emptying out a cigarillo, such as a Swisher Sweet, Backwoods, or Dutch Masters, and then rolling the tobacco wrap with marijuana. However, nowadays, there are many blunt wraps available that do not contain tobacco, such as hemp blunt wraps. 

Blunts vs. Joints: Pros and Cons 

At first glance, smoking blunts and joints might appear very similar. However, most smokers develop a strong preference for one method over the other. Therefore, it is essential to weigh the pros and cons of blunts and joints. 

Pros and Cons of Joints 

Joints are one of the most iconic ways to smoke weed. Rolling papers have minimal taste, allowing you to experience the full, unadulterated flavor of the strain. Joints are also available as prerolls at dispensaries like Exhale Dispensary, making them easily accessible. This is particularly beneficial for those who struggle with rolling their own joints. Most importantly, joints do not contain any nicotine or tobacco, making them a healthier option for individuals who are quitting smoking cigarettes.

On the downside, some smokers argue that joints burn weed faster due to the thinner and dryer paper. As a result, smoking joints can lead to a harsher hit and a less enjoyable smoking experience. 

Pros and Cons of Blunts 

Blunt smokers have their reasons for favoring blunts. The combination of tobacco and marijuana creates a different kind of high that some individuals prefer. Many smokers believe that marijuana is enhanced when combined with tobacco, whether in a blunt or a spliff. Another advantage of blunts is their longer-lasting burn compared to joints. A well-rolled blunt can outlast a joint and provide a slow-burning experience, ideal for sharing with friends.

The drawbacks of blunts primarily revolve around personal preferences and tobacco use. Some people dislike the taste of blunt wraps or need to avoid nicotine altogether. Furthermore, dispensaries do not sell prerolled blunts (rolled with tobacco-based wraps) due to separate licenses for tobacco and cannabis products. As a result, if you prefer blunts, you will need to learn how to roll them yourself, as rolling blunts requires different skills than rolling joints. 

What About Spliffs? 

Where do spliffs fit into the picture? The comparison between joints, blunts, and spliffs can be perplexing, but it’s relatively simple. A spliff is rolled using the same cigarette rolling paper as a joint, but the ground-up marijuana is typically mixed with some tobacco. However, it’s important to note that many people use the term “spliff” interchangeably with “joint.” However, in its classical meaning, a spliff refers to a joint with tobacco mixed with weed. This combination enhances the high, adds flavor, and slows down the burning process of the stash.

Are Prerolls Joints or Blunts at Exhale Dispensary? 

Prerolls at Exhale Dispensary are typically joints. In Nevada, separate licenses are required to sell tobacco and cannabis products. Consequently, dispensaries cannot sell prerolled blunts due to the tobacco content. Therefore, most prerolls available for purchase at a dispensary will be joints. However, it is still important to read the product description carefully before making a purchase. Some prerolls might be rolled using hemp blunt wraps, which do not contain tobacco. These hemp blunt prerolls mimic the appearance of a traditional blunt but differ from both joints and tobacco-based blunts. At Exhale Dispensary, you can find a wide selection of prerolls on the Exhale Dispensary online store.


Dr. Jen Chalmers
Dr. Jen Chalmers
Dr. Jen Chalmers is an accomplished writer and cannabis enthusiast. With a Ph.D. in Botany and years of experience as a researcher, she brings a scientific perspective to her captivating articles on cannabis news, recipes, and the fascinating world of psychedelics.

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