The language of marijuana is a veritable goldmine of wacky verbiage. Most of these terms can be used interchangeably as the mood hits, but some common words have very specific meanings and should be used only when the right conditions are met. Case in point: the terms blunt, joint, and spliff. Along with a few others, they may be the most common words in the cannabis dictionary. But do you know the difference between blunt, joint, and spliff? The answer might surprise you.
What Is a Joint?
How to Roll a Spliff
Some cannabis consumers find spliffs to be an abomination. A spliff is a mixture of both cannabis and tobacco, plain and simple. This differs from a joint, which is rolled exclusively with cannabis. A blunt, meanwhile, also contains only cannabis but is rolled with thicker, more durable wraps made of tobacco often dark brown.
Similar to a joint rolled in white cigarette paper, a spliff has the same appearance but with an added twist: it contains both cannabis and tobacco mixed together. Blunts, which are typically rolled in brown cigar paper, also contain tobacco, but spliffs have much higher concentrations. Spliffs, then, may be considered hybrids of joints and blunts. The strong tobacco infusion often leads to a more energetic buzz for users. Spliffs are especially popular outside of the United States, notably in Europe, where many users enjoy a combination of tobacco and marijuana for their smoking experience. In short, spliffs are cannabis cigarettes with a tobacco twist. The word has West Indian origins and may have been coined in Jamaica. However, in Jamaica a spliff refers to a cigarette containing only marijuana, not tobacco. The term is commonly used in Jamaican English slang to refer to a joint that may be especially large or potent.
To begin rolling your spliff you will need: a rolling paper or a few in case of mistakes , a small piece of cardboard to create a roach a piece of the package of papers is commonly used , your mix of choice, and a grinder. When grinding your material be sure not to over grind. Your goal should be an even, fluffy consistency so the cannabis can bind to itself and roll up nicely. The next step is to prepare your paper.