Blunts vs Spliffs vs Joints: A Cannabis Guide

Today, we'll be discussing the difference between blunts, spliffs, and joints. We'll also give you some tips on how to roll. So whether you're a cannabis newbie or a seasoned pro, read on to find out everything you need to know about these three classic ways of consuming weed.

The Difference Between a Blunt, Spliff, and Joint

When it comes to smoking cannabis, there are many debates about which is the best method. The blunt, spliff, and joint form the top of this list as some of the most popular ways to enjoy your herb. 


what is a blunt

Traditionally, a blunt is a cigar that has been emptied out and then refilled with cannabis and rolled back up. Now you can even purchase blunt wraps, which are just the outer casing of the cigar that hasn’t been rolled yet, intended to be filled with your choice of flower or herbs. They are popular among smokers who want a small addition of nicotine with their cannabis. With the popularity of this format, additional nicotine-free blunt wraps are also available and are generally made with hemp or other non-tobacco plant-based alternatives. 

Due to the larger size of cigar paper blunts tend to hold large amounts of flower, making them great to share with a group of friends. They also tend to burn longer due the tobacco or hemp the wrap is made from. 


Joint vs spliff

Joints take the shape of cigarettes or cones but are packed with only weed – usually ground up finely so that it’s easier to get a good hit off of it. Joints are traditionally rolled by the user, but can also be made by filling a prerolled cone for convenience, or they can also be purchased as “pre-rolls” which are already rolled joints ready for consumption.


Spliffs are similar to joints, but contain a combination of tobacco and cannabis to spike up the flavor profile. These are mostly preferred by tobacco users or those looking for an extra buzz from their session. 

Which one you choose largely depends on your preference when it comes to flavors and potency. So grab what you love best, spark it up ,and get ready for an enjoyable experience!

Benefits of Smoking a Blunt, Spliff, or Joint

Smoking a blunt, spliff, or joint has its own unique set of benefits that are not found in other forms of smoking. Using dried cannabis buds to roll a blunt, spliff, or joint offers a smoker the opportunity to customize their experience by altering the strain of flower being used and controlling the amount of cannabis in each dose. In addition to its enjoyable flavor and scent, some believe that smoking these traditional methods can lead to a more intense head high because all parts of the bud is burned. 

The effects when smoked this way allow for a better sense of relaxation with deeper breathing and greater awareness of physical sensations. Even if you don’t use cannabis regularly, it can be a great way to bond with friends in social settings as well as during introspective moments when you need to unwind after an exhausting day.

How to Roll a Joint, Blunt, or Spliff

Rolling your own blunt, spliff, or joint can seem like a daunting task for beginners but with a bit of practice and some clever shortcuts you can master the art of rolling in no time. Whether you're using old school methods such as Zig-Zags or modern gadgets like RAW's pre-rolled cones, assembling your desired treat is far easier than one might think. 

Pre-Rolled Cones

How to roll a joint

For optimal burning and flavor, start by breaking up the herb into smaller pieces with either your hands or using a grinder. Once the flower is ground, you will begin to fill the cone. For best results fill the cone up with small amounts of flower, making sure to slightly pat the flower down to optimize the air flow. Not enough flower will cause your blunt, joint, or spliff to not stay lit, while packing too tight will restrict the airflow.

Rolling Papers or Blunt Wrap

Again, start by breaking down the flower with either your hands or a grinder. Once you have the paper and crutch in hand it is time to start filling the paper or wrap with the ground up flower. Next you will shape the joint around the flower and pinch the paper between your fingertips. 

best way to roll a joint

After the pinch begin to roll the paper back and forth to pack the cannabis into its final cone shape. Finally, to seal the blunt or joint, tuck the unglued side of the paper into the roll you created, roll it up, and lick an edge of the glued side to tack down one end of the paper.

For those looking to use loose papers but wanting an easier time, look for a joint roller or blunt roller. While using a roller will not sharpen your rolling skills it will make for a quicker rolling process.

practice makes perfect

And perhaps the most important tip of all: practice makes perfect! So don't be discouraged if that first attempt isn't quite something to write home about… As a wise sage once said: "The more you roll, the less they unroll".

The Choice is Yours

All in all, there are many different ways to enjoy cannabis. Each option has its own set of benefits that make it unique. Some people prefer blunts because they like the taste of tobacco or the extra strength it provides. Others opt for spliffs to save money or because they don’t want to smoke tobacco. And some smokers just prefer joints because they’re easy to roll and require no special equipment. 

No matter which type of cannabis you choose to smoke, the most important thing is that you enjoy it! If you’re looking for a new way to consume cannabis, why not try out E1011 Labs' elon® device? It’s a great alternative to traditional smoking and will provide you with a whole new set of experiences. The pre-filled flower pods let you enjoy the benefits of flower without the hassle of grinding, rolling or packing.