Truly a question for the ages among marijuana enthusiasts, is it better to twist up a joint or toll up a blunt? Quite honestly, I believe that this truly all boils down to one’s own personal tastes. While traditional joints offer a fairly straight up smoking experience where you mainly get to taste the herb’s different flavors over the wrapping, blunts on the other hand add an extra layer of tobacco and myriad other flavors to the table producing a significantly more robust smoke and some would say a stronger high.

Normally, I’d choose a bowl or bong over either considering the inevitable wasted herb that burns off using these methods, the time it takes to prepare a proper one and the excess smoke from the rolling papers (especially in the case of blunts). Unfortunately, because they are pretty conspicuous and relatively inconvenient, if outside of the home many enthusiasts would readily agree that there are much better methods available. Not to say that i don’t enjoy either from time to time, but do so in moderation. However, if you prefer to kick back with the old school methods, be sure to follow the link below for the full scoop on blunts versus joints!


The first difference you’ll spot between a joint and blunt is the color of the paper. Blunts are always thicker and darker in color due to the tobacco content.

Papers can vary in appearance. There are white papers which could be bleached. Unbleached papers tend to be tanner in color but thinner than blunts. There are even transparent and gold-coated papers. Certain scented rolling papers come with designs printed on them that hint at the flavor.

The Eternal Question: Joints Or Blunts?

Blunts come in various shapes and sizes but for the most part they are tan in color. Backwoods and fronto have veins because they consist of natural leaves. Depending on how the blunt was rolled, it will either look smooth on the outside or rigid from leaves and their veins.


Burn Time

One of the main reasons someone would choose a blunt over a joint is the amount of time it burns. Blunts tend to burn for a longer period of time than rolling papers because the paper they’re made with is thicker. If you prefer joints but want a slower burn there are thick papers and others labeled “slow-burning.”


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