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There are many different ways of enjoying cannabis. You can rub cannabis-scented oils on your body, consume edibles, or smoke marijuana. If you prefer the latter method, you can choose from a variety of formats for smoking cannabis. One such popular format is a joint. Let’s look closely at joints, how they compare to other forms of consuming weed, and the best ways to smoke a joint.
A joint is one of three major types of cannabis rolls that exist. The other two categories of rolls are spliffs and blunts. Here are the primary differences between these three rolls.
A blunt is a roll that contains cannabis inside of a cigar. Blunts are typically large and are made of tobacco.
Spliffs contain a mixture of cannabis and tobacco but normally have more of the latter than blunts. They also often have filters called crutches.
Joints, which also have crutches, are smaller than blunts and generally do not last as long as blunts. Joints are so small they are typically portable; you can conveniently transport them anywhere you want.
Several different types of rolling papers exist for each of these rolls. It’s important to carefully choose a rolling paper because this will influence your overall cannabis smoking experience, including how your joint burns. Ideally, you want your joint to burn evenly.
The process of rolling a joint is often considered an art because of how intricate it is. The many steps of joint-rolling include grinding the cannabis, making a crutch, filling the joint with weed, and packing it until it takes a conical shape. If you are uncertain about how to roll a joint, you can ask a budtender at your local dispensary or another cannabis professional.
To create a crutch, you can utilize a thin piece of cardboard, which you will fold to make it resemble an accordion. This filter is added to the tip of the rolling paper. The main purpose of a crutch is to impede the cannabis shake from falling out while you smoke. It also adds stability and can stop you from burning your fingertips.
If you are smoking a joint for the first time, there are multiple recommendations you can follow to ensure a pleasant experience. However, here are three particularly helpful tips to keep in mind.
The first precaution you should take before smoking a joint is to verify what strain of cannabis you are consuming. Certain marijuana strains offer stronger “high” sensations than others. Additionally, some strains — such as Indica — are better than others for treating anxiety and insomnia. Meanwhile, other strains like Sativa will give you greater energy. Therefore, it’s always important to know exactly what you’re consuming, as with any other type of product.
If your joint is not properly rolled, you may not be able to enjoy it as much. Additionally, on an aesthetic level, a proper roll leads to an even burn (and consequently, less injuries on your fingertips). Rolling joints takes practice, so just remember to be patient and don’t become frustrated after the first attempt.
This is one of the most important tips to remember when smoking joints. Excessive smoking can hurt your lungs. Therefore, it’s often recommended that you take slow puffs in order to avoid irritation. One good tip to follow is to slowly inhale approximately two-thirds of your hit and then take a deep breath. Cannabinoids contained in weed such as THC increase the flow of air and thus accelerate absorption.
Speak to the experts at Pure Oasis for more tips on how to smoke a joint. We are Boston’s first recreational cannabis dispensary and provide a user-friendly experience that includes staff who are extremely knowledgeable about all of our high-quality products.
At Pure Oasis, we carry several varieties of sativa, indica, and hybrid marijuana flower, as well as pre-rolled joints, which are prepared by a machine and can be infused with concentrates. When you smoke pre-rolls, you can expect to feel the full “high” sensation within 30 minutes to 2 hours. The exact duration of your experience typically depends on several factors, including the pre-roll’s contents and your overall tolerance level.
If you are over 21, call Pure Oasis today at (617) 420-6837 or contact us online to learn more about our pre-rolled joints.
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