Now it’s time to light up one end of your blunt and pull the smoke through the other end. (Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps) Why People Like Blunts. Many marijuana consumers have strong feelings about blunts. There are a handful of reasons why blunt lovers prefer this method of smoking above other methods: Taste and Smell – Many blunt fans enjoy the added tastes and smells that come from the tobacco leaf wrap. Aficionados often like mixing and matching wraps with different strains.
Some blunt smokers also like experimenting with flavored blunt wrappers, introducing even more complexity to the taste and scent profiles of their smoking experience. Slow Burn – Blunts tend to burn a bit longer than standard joints, giving smokers an experience more akin to slowly puffing on a cigar or cigarillo. Versatility – Compared to other, less mobile smoking methods, such as a bong or dabbing, blunts are incredibly versatile. You can easily and quickly roll one up anytime and anywhere, and they’re equally effective for solo and social smoking. Effects – The tobacco leaf wrap introduces a new and often heightened sensation of feeling high. In fact, it’s fairly common for first-time blunt smokers to feel a bit overwhelmed by the combined tobacco-plus-cannabis buzz. But this is precisely the effect that many blunt fans want. Interestingly, the reasons some people love blunts are also the reasons other people hate blunts. Specifically, people who hate blunts tend to be turned off by: The smell and taste of the tobacco wrap.
The sometimes harsh smoke produced by the tobacco wrap. The additional “buzzy” effects typically produced by inhaling smoke from the tobacco wrap. Blunts are excellent choices for cannabis connoisseurs who favor strong aromas and flavors accompanied by a slow burn and intense high. The information contained in this site is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as medical or legal advice. S moking a joint with friends is practically a rite of passage for cannabis consumers. But with this shared rite comes some rules of the road. As it turns out, over the 5,000 plus years of humans consuming the herb, cannabis has evolved and today claims its own unique slang, language, humor, literature, music, art, and etiquette. And nowhere is that etiquette more pronounced than when it comes to rolling, smoking and sharing a joint. So, whether you’re partaking by yourself or with friends, here are some pro tips on how to smoke a joint. Whether you’ve rolled your own joint or opted for a pre-roll, the first step in lighting up is to “roast” your joint. Unlike a cigarette, where you light and inhale at the same time, joints should be roasted before inhaling by holding the flame to the end of the joint. Then rotate the joint to make sure it’s evenly lit all the way around. Roasting the joint first also helps to prevent canoeing (AKA running) or an uneven burn. You may also want to consider adding a homemade filter or tip, also known as a crutch, which holds the end of the joint open, keeps plant matter out of your mouth, and protects your fingers and mouth from getting burned as you work your way down the roach. A crutch is really simple to construct and can be made with just about any kind of stiff paper (think about the thickness of a business card). Now that you’re ready to start puffing, take a steady hit, then exhale slowly. If you are new to smoking, you’ll most likely cough, which is really normal. Drink some water between hits to soothe your throat and remember, smoking a joint is not like smoking a cigarette, where you smoke the whole thing down. Pay attention to how you’re feeling, and take a break if needed. Smoking joints with friends is where the rules of joint etiquette really apply. One of the first rules of smoking with friends is that the person who rolls the joint sparks it. However, the roller is, of course, allowed to pass the privilege to another. After lighting up, the most important tip for smoking with friends: Puff, puff, pass. Take two reasonably-long puffs without hogging the joint, and pass to your left, unless house rules specify otherwise.
When you exhale, make sure that you don’t blow your smoke into someone else’s face, which is, at the very least, inconsiderate.
This way, ashes won’t fall on your friends’ floor, furniture, clothing or skin (not cool, and ouch).