If you have been maintaining up with the words of Dante Jordan more than the previous handful of years, then you will know I certainly appreciate blunts. I’m all about the ritual of rolling up, and I’m all about the extended-lasting sessions that come from smoking tobacco wraps. And for these causes, I think flower will generally be the very best strategy of cannabis consumption.
Even though I nonetheless and will generally think smoking flower is the very best, I’m beginning to really feel significantly less connected to smoking blunts—and I’m sad about it.
There are lots of benefits and disadvantages to smoking blunts. For one particular, blunts are extended-lasting for the reason that of the thickness and chemical makeup of the wrap. And that added pinch of tobaccky unquestionably adds a tiny umph to your higher.
But all round, the disadvantages of mostly burning large blunts are beginning to turn into much more and much more apparent to me.
The Value of Swishers
This is the single largest purpose that this report exists.
Even though living in Texas, the price tag of a two-pack of Swisher Sweets was a smooth $1.07. Nonetheless, in Seattle, for the reason that of the tobacco tax, them thangs hit you for a cool $two.41. That could be a little quantity for a one particular-time acquire, but when you smoke at least 3 instances a day, just about every day, that expense can truly kill a price range.
When Swishers commence costing much more than a theater box of Gobstoppers, it is time to appear at how we’re prioritizing our funds.
The Quantity of Cannabis Burned
When rolled appropriately, the typical blunt will use about .782 grams of cannabis at the minimum. So if you cop an eighth from the nearby dispensary, possibilities are that eighth will be gone in about 4 blunts—or in a day or two, thinking about the price at which I smoke.
That is such an inefficient way of stretching cannabis.
Certain, you can roll skimpy-ass blunts to preserve bud, time, and sources, but the stretching of a tiny bit of weed via a blunt tends to make the complete L taste like tobacco. That just brings about endless coughing fits and the believed of I should’ve just place this in a bowl. It is a quite unpleasant encounter, in particular for flavor chasers like ya boy.
It Distorts the Taste of Your Weed
Speaking of flavor: Even though I’ve generally loved blunts, I in no way mentioned they had been the very best strategy for appropriately tasting the complete flavor of your weed. You are going to taste the wrap when smoking blunts, in particular if you are employing flavored wraps (please retain Grape Swishers all the way the fuck away from me).
At a particular point—especially as we discover much more about terpenes and their function in aroma, flavor, and the effects of cannabis—it’s becoming much more and much more vital for me to reeeealllllyyyy taste only my flower upon each and every inhale and exhale.
Final, and absolutely not least, as I develop older, I’ve turn into much more well being-conscious (for the reason that age tends to make my physique hurts). That indicates I have to be much more selective with what I place into my physique, in particular when it comes to the smoke in my lungs.
Tobacco wraps are a minimal quantity of tobacco (in contrast to spliffs), but they are nonetheless tobacco, which increases the danger of items like lung cancer and hunting like you are 49 at age 28.
Simply because of this, and just about every other purpose above (in particular THE Value OF SWISHERS), it could be time for me to stroll away from my beloved large boy blunts.
And I’m sad about it. *Turns on “Good Riddance” by Green Day.*