All cannabis consumers rely on their unique routine when partaking in the drug. Some people like to light up joints, while others prefer tinctures or edibles. Some people prefer using concentrates, such as dabs and vape pens. Every way of ingesting cannabis has its advantages and disadvantages, so you should experiment to find the one that works best for you.
Blunts have become increasingly popular among social smokers thanks to their convenient size and numerous cultural references. Compared to other types of cannabis, are blunts more dangerous to the user’s health? In that case, how likely is it that you’ll succeed, and what are other safer options? Let’s delve more into some of these inquiries.
Smoking a Blunt Explained
There are several methods for creating blunts, essentially cigars with cannabis added. Blunt smokers buy a cigar or cigarillo, and a cigar wrapper called a “blunt wrap” (a shorter, more narrow cigar). After this, the inner smokeable tobacco is removed by slicing the cigar open, either with your fingers or an instrument like a knife or blunt splitter, to make a straight cut down the middle.
At last, a blunt is made by inserting ground cannabis flower into the tobacco paper, rolling it up, and resealing it. Go with the kind of blunt wrap that matches your style, be it slow burn blunt wraps or the flavored ones, as long as you have your high and fun.
Possible Dangers of Smoking Blunts
The same health dangers associated with cigarette smoking apply to traditional blunts, as tobacco is still included in the wrappings. The cannabis community tends to distance itself from the cigarette community, but this is a mistake. If you’re going to light up a blunt, you should probably read the cautionary label on the cigar you used to manufacture first. The wrap is a tobacco product; thus, the warnings on the cigar packaging also apply to the blunt you’re smoking.
Increased risk of cardiovascular disease, lung disease, stroke, numerous types of cancer, and vascular disease are all directly attributable to tobacco use. However, those who choose to smoke blunts expose themselves to additional dangers. In contrast to tobacco smokers, those who partake in cannabis smoking tend to hold the smoke in their lungs for longer to maximize the effects of the drug.
Even though cigarette smokers tend to expel carbon monoxide fast, tobacco use remains the leading cause of this deadly disease. Those dangers are amplified when smokers keep smoking deep within their lungs. Research has also shown that the high levels of nicotine in blunts can lead to addiction, which isn’t usually an issue for those who use cannabis alone.
Does the Paper Matter?
Blunts are rolled in tobacco leaves, whereas spliffs and joints use rolling paper composed of wood pulp, rice, or hemp. If you’re going to move your spliff or joint, you might be wondering if it makes a difference what kind of paper you choose. Let’s have a look at some distinct types of rolling paper and see what they have to offer;
Thinner rice papers are better for your lungs than thicker hemp or wood pulp papers, although they may take more work to roll. Rice rolling papers are light and smooth, so they don’t provide much traction during rolling and can easily be ruined by moisture. Rice paper cigarettes may be thin, but they burn more slowly than their standard counterparts. Although they are the healthiest option, they may not be the ideal choice for first-time smokers.
To provide a firmer grip when rolling, hemp papers, like wood pulp sheets, are thicker and rougher than rice papers. Although they are naturally produced, they may not be healthier alternatives to rice papers, although they are excellent for the environment. Find hemp rolling papers that don’t include additives if you’re seeking the most healthy choice. As a result of their reasonable burn time, they are less likely to go out than rice sheets.
In recent years, palm leaves have become highly prevalent as a nutritious substitute for blunt wraps. Wraps manufactured from the Cordia palm tree have no added nicotine, chemicals, glue, or flavor. They burn more gently and slowly than wood pulp papers while releasing dense smoke. For those who are just starting or would rather not deal with the mess of rolling their own, many of these products are available as pre-rolled cones that the user can fill.