In the current cannabis culture of vapes and dabs, the simple gratification of rolling an old-school fatty is incomparable. Rolling up a fat marijuana joint is a proven method to have a good time – all throughout the world.
If you are still an amateur in the world of cannabis, you would want to learn about the two different kinds of marijuana rolls: joints and spliffs. Being capable of telling the difference between the two is great weed knowledge for any marijuana consumer, irrespective of their favorite method of consumption.
Joints and Spliffs: What’s the Difference?
Being a novice, it is normal to get confused between the two different marijuana rolls: Joints and Spliffs. Basically, these two are nothing but ground cannabis rolled up in some kind of paper. But there are still a few major differences between these two old-school styles of rolls. Perceiving these differences could go a long way in helping you identify your preferred style that also suits you the best.
Joints are presumably the most prevalent and considered trendier out of the two popular rolls. All that it takes to prepare a joint is some dried marijuana flowers and a paper to roll. The dry cannabis flowers are grinded using either a grinder or fingers so it becomes easy to roll.
The grinded flowers are now placed into the paper and rolled up. The prepared roll can now be smoked up. These papers are usually made of flour, rice or hemp and are available in different flavors and sizes to conform to your mood.
Spliffs look and work pretty much like joints, with just one special added ingredient, which is: Tobacco. Spliffs are not as popular in the US as they are in Europe, where they are the most preferred means to smoke weed.
The rolling papers are available in a wide variety today. In order to roll a spliff, you again need to grind your cannabis flower and place it on your rolling paper. Top it up with a little tobacco, and roll it up. Always remember, the higher the quality tobacco you use, the higher quality spliff you would end up smoking.
Your smoking experience is supposed to get impacted by the paper that you have chosen to roll. For example, hemp papers lack the sweetness of tobacco paper and this can interfere with your overall smoking experience. If the paper is really thick, it will burn slowly.
To make spliff, users can either use pre-rolls or loose paper but if you are planning to roll joints, you have no other options but to use loose paper. However, there is a major disadvantage of using pre-rolls and that is you will have to be extra careful while doing so otherwise you might end tearing it apart.
No matter what kind of paper you are using, you need to appreciate the fact that all papers have some level of aromatic potency. Now, some people just love these aromatic papers whereas some people hate them from the bottom of their hearts. People who hate aromatic papers believe that these papers are ruining the complex aroma of cannabis and are interfering with the experience of consuming cannabis.
Which is Better?
Spliff is known to be better than joints owing to the following reasons:
- Spliffs are known to burn better and longer than joints because they burn slowly and steadily. Therefore, if you want to savor a long sit-down session with friends with a dash of nicotine, go for a spliff.
- Infusing cannabis with tobacco is known to induce a greater and sprightlier high. In fact, smokers in Europe actually prefer the high they experience when consuming tobacco and cannabis together.
- A tinge of tobacco in a spliff can considerably diminish the weed’s peculiar smell, that flows through the air making a joint conspicuous.
Nonetheless, Joints are perfect for smokers who keep their weed handy. They just need to roll a joint and they’re done. Joints are also great for a stopgap when there is nothing else to smoke. Rolling papers can be actually be found easily anywhere.
Finally, both spliffs and joints share a common purpose, which is to get one high. What an individual chooses to roll and savor, comes down to his/her personal predilection and the event you are rolling it up for.