There are many ways to consume cannabis, be it using a bong, in edibles or the good old-fashioned way, rolling up a sleeve.
Some lovers of the canna community can’t get enough of rolling their own cannabis for consummation, like me. :)
The creativity and ingenuity involved with rolling cannabis still reign supreme amongst the majority of herb lovers. It’s a creative craft that needs meticulous attention to get right and if you are a first timer in the community you will take time in learning how to roll one.
For now, let’s differentiate the three smokables namely blunts, joints and cigars. They may be closely similar but the distinguishing factors are the contents of each and the type of paper material used to wrap the content.
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Now cigars are the odd one out in this group, though many smokers still use the term cigar to mean a joint or blunt, they are unique in such a way that a traditional cigar doesn't have any marijuana in them at all.
Cigars are fully packed with tobacco leaves that have been dried, fermented and packed into one leaf and then rolled and dried.
The only relativity to marijuana is that the thick highly nicotine packed cigar leaves are often loosened and used in blunts to pack marijuana. This gives a synergetic high of both nicotine and marijuana.
However, it’s important to take note that cigars are purely tobacco and does not contain marijuana and that once marijuana is added the correct term is a 'blunt'.
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The name blunt originated from the Phillies Blunt brand of cigars that are used as the leave to wrap the weed. It can also be referred as Dutch or Dutchie in parts where this slung is relevant.
A blunt is basically, marijuana rolled in cheap cigar cover, which is basically a tobacco leaf.
The cigars used to wrap this marijuana aren’t the expensive long and thick Cuban cigars that the high and mighty always loves, no. These are much thinner and smaller than the normal cigar associated with flamboyancy.
The only downside to a blunt is that it contains nicotine due to the use of tobacco leaves. So if you are afraid of tobacco addiction, then blunt is not for you. You should rather look for a different form like rolling a clean joint or vape.
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Now if you want to consume pure marijuana, this is for you.
It’s basically marijuana that has been rolled in light, partially, translucent papers. The content is usually purely marijuana though can be mixed with tobacco if you prefer. The papers are made out of healthy materials such as rice, flax seed, wood fibers, wood pulp or plant cellulose.
In modern years, the addition of crutch to the filters has helped a lot. In the good old days, folks would smoke weed till they burned their fingertips. Today, the use of crutch saves you from the burn while ensuring you smoke on the whole joint.
As mentioned above, rolling joints is a craft that needs meticulous attention to detail. Not to kill your hopes of trying, this craft is easy to adopt and you can learn it if a matter of minutes. Even so, if you can’t get it done yourself, the community is so large and you can always find a friend in need of weed to help out.