Two women smoking pre-rolled hemp joints

Joints are a popular way to consume cannabis, and the most accessible. They’re easy to roll, easy to smoke, and easy to share. But they’re not the only way to roll cannabis. Lest we forget about blunts. Beautiful and born of the marriage of tobacco and cannabis, modern blunts have gotten a bit of a facelift with different flavored wraps and materials. So what exactly are the differences between joints vs. blunts?

In this post, we’ll cover,

  • What joints are
  • What a blunt is, both tobacco and hemp
  • And the difference between the two 

What Is A Joint?

A joint is cannabis or hemp flower rolled into a (usually rice-paper-based) rolling paper. Rolling methods, paper size, and shapes may vary, but the concept is the same: a paper rolled around cannabis. Standard joints are generally not too large and only contain one-third to a half-gram of cannabis. You can roll joints with more cannabis inside, but you’ll probably need to invest in larger rolling papers.  

What Is A Blunt?

A blunt is cannabis or hemp flower rolled into either a tobacco or pressed-hemp wrap. Blunts can also vary in rolling method, size, and shape, but are bigger than your typical joint and often burn more slowly thanks to their thicker outer wrap. 

A typical blunt holds about one to two grams of cannabis and is more likely to be shared among a larger group. 

What’s The Difference Between Joints Vs. Blunts?

The main difference between joints vs blunts is that joints are rolled in paper, while blunts are rolled in thicker tobacco or hemp wraps. 

Rolling blunts can also be a bit more challenging than rolling joints because of the wrap. While you can manipulate rolling papers right out of the pack, blunt wraps need to be moistened before they are used. Otherwise, you might experience a break in your blunt and need to perform some patching. 

Blunts are usually larger and thicker than your average joint, though that’s always the case. (There are rolling papers that can hold upwards of an ounce of cannabis.) Because your average blunt is larger, it’s typical that a blunt will take much longer to smoke than your average joint. 

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Five prerolled joints laid across a hemp leaf

Types of Joints

There are a couple of styles of joints that you can either roll yourself or buy in stores:

  • Classic – Your bread and butter joint. Usually smaller than cigarettes and twisted shut at the end.
  • Cone – A larger version of the classic that tapers out to create a higher-capacity joint. 
  • Dog-walker – A smaller joint. These joints get their name from the idea that you would be able to smoke one of them by yourself while on a walk with your dog. 
  • Spliff – When you mix cannabis and tobacco into a classic joint. 

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Types of Blunts

  • Hemp Blunts – Cannabis rolled into a hemp leaf or pressed hemp paper. These are great if you want to smoke a blunt with no tobacco or nicotine. 
  • Cigarillo – A cigar that’s been split, emptied, and rerolled with cannabis inside.
  • Classic – A blunt rolled with a natural tobacco leaf. 

It’s What’s On The Inside That Counts

Whether a run-of-the-mill joint or an extravagant blunt, it’s really about what’s on the inside that counts. Better cannabis is better cannabis. Sunset Lake CBD produces top-shelf, sungrown hemp flower, pre-rolled joints, and pre-rolled blunts, straight from our farm to your door.