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10 Reasons Rolled Weed is Better Than Packed Weed

Nowadays, there are TONS of ways to smoke your weed. Blunts, bowls, apples, pumpkins, bongs, joints, vaporizers, the list can go on and on. As much as I enjoy taking a big ass rip out of my sister’s bong loaded with ice (for me, one of the best ways of smoking weed), or smoking my ass off trying to get all the colors to show in my ‘rex, there is nothing like the way rolled up weed hits and tastes. In my opinion, rolled up weed burns better, retains its flavor longer, and allows you to better control your lung capacity.

After talking about basic stuff like ‘what is a blunt’ or a bong, here you’ll find 10 reasons that support my theory. Feel free to comment if you have any others, or why you feel differently. But first, we’re going to see the main differences among these three.

What Is A Blunt?

Besides being a lyric in many rap songs, or sometimes the subject of the songs themselves, a blunt is, most simply, a hollow cigar wrapper filled with marijuana. They’re easy enough to make — take a cigar (maybe one of those instances where cheaper is not the worst idea), empty out the tobacco, and repack it with all the weed that can fit in there. When we say ‘all the weed’ we mean that may be a literal statement — cigar wrappers are big and need a lot of weed to make a smokable blunt.

blunt vs pre rolled joint

Some people prefer the flavor the wrapper (either a pulp that has been made from tobacco leaves and formed or a whole tobacco leaf in itself) gives to their weed, or they love the smell of the blunt. Other people smoke them as a way of saying ‘yeah, I can afford to put a quarter of an ounce of weed in one smoke’. Whatever your reason, blunts are an irreplaceable part of cannabis culture.

If you wonder where the name comes from, we did too — popular lore has it coming from the brand Phillies, apparently, they have a line they call “blunt” cigars.

What Is A Joint?

Ah, the joint, the classic way to have a toke. A joint is a rolled marijuana cigarette. All you need are rolling papers and weed. If you don’t like the idea of getting buds in your mouth or wasting that last hit left at the end, a crutch made from a loosely rolled piece of cardboard (usually from the pack of weed rolling paper) does wonder.

Joints are relatively portable, easy to tuck somewhere inconspicuous, and don’t require a paycheck’s worth of weed to roll. They don’t break when you drop them but they can break in half or become too squished to be smokable so best to be careful about where exactly you’re putting them if you’re trying to hide them. They’re a classic for a reason: they are easy to make and share with friends. So roll it up, take a hit and pass it around.

One more thing — a spliff is similar to a joint but it contains tobacco. It seems like a small detail but if you’re not a tobacco smoker it can make a world of difference!

What Is A Bong?

The bong is a more complicated device than a joint but that doesn’t mean they’re not fun. They’re usually made up of a glass tube with a little stem and bowl coming out of the side. You put water in the tube, usually not much more than past the stem part, pack your bowl with weed, and use a lighter to heat the weed while inhaling from the mouthpiece of the bong.

Bongs rely on the concept of pulling the smoke through water in order to make the toke smoother and less harsh on your lungs. Anyone who has ever looked at dirty bong water and thought ‘I’m glad that’s not in my lungs’ understands the reason many people choose to use a bong. They are a staple in many connoisseurs home stashes, but they may not be the best choice if you need to consume your cannabis discreetly or keep your paraphernalia away from curious eyes. Bongs are most always sold as water pipes for tobacco but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who has ever used it for tobacco and not weed.

bong what is it
what is a bong

A good argument for the preference of bongs over anything else is that they don’t require a ton of weed to get high. Since all the smoke is drawn into the tube part, little goes to waste and you can even put your hand over the piece to hold the smoke in to draw again from even a little nug.

Blunt vs Joint vs Bong - Which One Is Better?

1. Bowl vs Joint: which is easier to conceal? Joints.You can keep them in your sock, pack of smokes, or as Eazy E (the “Would You Smoke With? of the week) would do, keep them in the brim of his hat. 

2. Joints vs Bowls: Which is better for traveling? Of course, joints. I have been passed by cops when I’m smoking a joint, and as long as I hold it like a cigarette, they don’t give it a second look. If you happen to get pulled over, you can always eat a joint or a blunt. And its not a waste, you’ll be high as fuck later.

3. Joint vs Blunt: flavored papers and blunts taste so much better than those little vials of flavoring. Some strains of weed are actually enhanced with the flavor of a cigar, or mask the flavor when your smoking dirt….just saying.

4. If you know how to roll properly, a joint or blunt will burn way slower than smoking the same amount out of a bong or bowl. There is no waste with a joint or blunt (granted the rotation keeps going), whereas some people will hit a bong or bowl too hard and leave a chamber full of stale smoke. If you don’t know how to roll properly, check out this video of B Real teaching his method. This helped me to perfect my rolling. So, if you are asking me which to choose in this case, a bowl or joint, definitively a joint. 

5. Joint vs blunt: papers and blunt wraps are much more portable than a piece. Most dudes I know always have a pack of Zig Zags in their wallet…smart smokers.

6. How often do you see someone busting out a pipe at a concert? Rolled bud is very concert friendly-one of the best places to spark one up.

7. Rolled weed is more sanitary. If you suspect someone hitting the blunt is sick, you can always cup your hand around it and hit it that way. Sure, you can wipe a mouthpiece, but most people use their dirty hand…defeating the purpose. And you know your gonna look like a dork handing out napkins before your session.

8. Plain and simple: a joint doesn’t shatter when your clumsy homie drops it. A blunt does not tip over and crack because you left it on the floor and knocked it over.

9. Roaches are awesome for emergencies. Definitely better than scraping bowls for resin, and much healthier too. Bonus: if your patient, you can roll generation joints.

And finally…
10. A picture is worth a thousand words…
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For us, the best method to smoke is rolled weed, but if you don’t know how to roll weed with paper or even how to use a joint roller, maybe it’s time to learn!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. awdsrox

    None of your reasons make sense , cupping your hand does not prevent bacteria/ viruses from flying into your inhalation oh and how do they make joints ? Rolling with their FINGERS and then licking the paper with their spit … , joints are not easier to travel with they break all the time , joints don’t taste better than bongs/pipes as the smoke carriers through the joint making the rest of the weed taste like tar , how often do I see a bowl at a concert ? Literally all the time . Also doesn’t matter how good you roll the paper always burns hotter than the weed and burns the weed faster . And number 10 isn’t a reason you just made a listicle for the ad revenue and probably killed thousands of stoners brain cells with your horrible nonsense

  2. Meezy The Rapper

    thank you i made an account just to reply

  3. barondrax

    Why the hate?lol silly stoners.

  4. barondrax

    Why the hate?lol silly stoners.

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