By now everyone should know how to roll a joint. It’s an essential life skill right up there with properly separating your laundry, and being able to cook one decent dish to impress an overnight guest. In order to enjoy a blunt, it’s first important to understand what a blunt is. A blunt contains marijuana and only marijuana wrapped in tobacco (or cigar or hemp) paper.That’s it.
Generally wrapped in tobacco paper, blunts are usually brown. They’re also one of the bigger smokable’s you can put in your mouth. Also, a blunt will taste like the strain inside (e.g., Mandarin Cookies) mixed with a hint of tobacco from the wrapper. But, there are other smokable’s, that people often confuse with blunts.
Joints and Spliff:
Like a blunt, the insides of a joint are marijuana and nothing, but marijuana. In a joint, the marijuana is wrapped in rolling papers or cigarette papers. These papers can be made from a variety of materials, from everything to wood pulp, to rice, to the more exotic hemp. Joints are usually white or light tan because of the rolling paper, but don’t get confused in you find rolling papers in other colors, like gold.
Most rolling papers are about three inches long. When rolled and sealed, they typically resemble a cigarette. However, a joint can be thinner or thicker depending on the paper you use and how much marijuana is packed inside. Like a blunt, the flavor of a joint comes from the strain of marijuana that’s inside.
Like blunts and joints, spliffs contain marijuana, but unlike blunts and joints, spliffs aren’t all marijuana inside. Instead, spliffs contain a combination of marijuana and tobacco generally, the amount of marijuana in a spliff outweighs the tobacco, because a spliff is not a cigarette. Spliffs are wrapped in rolling paper just like a joint, so they often look the same to the untrained eye. As for color and size, it all depends on the rolling paper that you use. With respect to taste, a spliff is a mix of pot and tobacco, so it will taste and smell more like a cigarette than a joint. However, you may find that spliffs and blunts have a similar flavor profile because a blunt is wrapped in cigar paper, or tobacco leaf.
Enjoying the Perfect Blunt:
Smoking a blunt is simple light it and breathe in the smoke, that said the tips below will make your smoking experience even more enjoyable.
Gather Your Gear
Blunts don’t require major supplies, but there are few things worse than settling into the couch for a smoke session, only to discover that you are missing the essentials. You need to have a fire source, an ashtray, a sploof, or a filter, beverages, and your favorite movies or music to chill to.
Inhale, Inhale, Inhale
We shouldn’t have to teach you how to inhale, but remember if the smoke doesn’t get to your lungs, then you won’t get high. If you’re having difficulty feeling the effects of marijuana while smoking, try breathing through a straw for a minute or two to get the hang of it.
Try Holding In The Smoke
Once you’ve mastered the inhale, take the next step, and try holding the smoke in your lungs for longer than you normally do. This allows your lungs extra time to absorb more of the cannabinoids and terpenes into your bloodstream. That can make for a quicker, more intense high. Keeping the smoke in for one or two counts will heighten the experience.
Hydration is a good rule for your daily life in general, but when cannabis is involved, it’s even more important to hydrate like you just ran a marathon. Ideally drink two cups of water before you smoke, and then make it a point to drink more water after.
Blunts are big! The average length of a blunt is around six inches. That’s twice as long as most joints. Some blunts have a girth that is about the size of a dime. That’s a lot of marijuana! So, take it slow, and don’t be afraid to quit midway through. It’s OK to save some for later.
Prepare For The Munchies
If you’re doing it right, you will be hungry after smoking your blunt. Instead of disrupting your buzz by leaving the house and trying to decide where and what to eat prepare for the munchies ahead of time. Before you blaze, get your favorite food and drink ready, or order delivery within the next half hour. This way, you can enjoy being high without having to peel yourself off the couch.
Know Your Limits
If you’re flying high after a toke or two off a joint, there’s no way you’re going to make it to three or more off a blunt. Know your limits and, by all means, push them now and again but you don’t have to go 10 feet over the line when an inch will do.
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