Though this is ultimately your preference, we prefer papers over blunts at MajorPac. This is because of the presence of tobacco and nicotine in blunts. The biggest plus to smoking papers is that you are not exposing your body to these harmful ingredients. The use of nicotine is highly addictive, and tobacco is one of the leading causes of cancer and heart disease in the world.
Difference between smoking a roll v. bong or pipe
When it comes to smoking a roll vs a bong, for pure taste and as a connoisseur, a roll is the way to go. The tightly rolled joint holds the herbs, allowing air to pass through evenly. This gives you the maximum blast of terpenes while also allowing smoke to be controlled. When smoking a roll up, you are actually able to enjoy the smoking experience with the convenience of portability. The process of handling and hitting a bong can be overwhelming to an unexperienced smoker. Typically, a bong will generate will be a powerful blast but a much shorter high in relative time, versus a more timely high from the rollup.
What are the benefits of a high quality rolling paper?
One of the biggest benefits of using high grade rolling paper is that your paper will not have the bleach and other chemicals/dyes used when it's printed. Your MajorPac rolling paper will be more thin and not heavy pressed paper, which will allow for a cleaner, more fluid burn, allowing your body to receive better results. Another benefit of using high quality rolling paper is that you will be able to taste more of the terpenes for better flavor. Finally, the gum that you lick to seal your joint with will not have harsh chemicals, where once they are burned off could become toxic.
Do I use a paper filter?
Using a paper filter vs a glass or ceramic filter for cannabis products is night and day. Though paper filter may be economic and convenient, a glass or ceramic filter will give you a more clean, purified smoke. Resins will attach themselves to the paper filter and could cause the filter to become soggy and moist, where in a glass or ceramic filter the flow is more efficient. If you don't have a glass filter, we would say to still use a paper filter to optimize your smoke.
What to do when your joint starts to canoe?
There are a couple things to do once your joint starts to canoe (burns unevenly), but let's try to prevent that.
The first thing to help prevent canoeing would be to use a grinder to grind down your herbs. Using a grinder will allow for your flower to be consistent while burning. The next thing that will help is not rolling too tight. Having a good consistent air flow through your joint is key. Last but not least, start with a full, even light of the joint.
Sometimes things happen and our joint gets away from us and take a wrong turn and start run/canoe. When this happens, simply tap the fire (cherry) of the joint in the ashtray till the fire on the joint is even. Then, slowly puff the joint to resume an even flow. You may need to re-light.
What is kief?
Kief is the crystal-like substance that comes from cannabis plant. It is a collection of trichomes. Kief is the what gives your flower its power.
Ground v. Hand-crumbled
When it comes to using a grinder or hand crumbled, if available always use a grinder and ensure that the grinder is clean. Using a grinder will allow your fresh herbs to be ground up evenly to ensure a more fluid burn. When using a grinder, you ensure the consistency needed to break down each bud and saving as many trichomes to be consumed, plus nothing is wasted on fingers and thumbs (as with hand-crumbled).
Rolling yourself v. Pre-rolls
There are many pros and cons to rolling yourself vs pre-rolled cannabis products. Ultimately, it comes down to what the smoker is looking for in preference and the type of flower that is being consumed. When you roll your own, it is more of a connoisseur's thing, plus at the end of the day you know what you are smoking. There are many ways to roll using many different types of products to roll up with. Each product is going to give you different levels of high and affect you in different ways. Pre-rolls are a very efficient way to consume your cannabis, though a lot of times pre-rolls are made with the shake or small nugs of the plant that aren't as tasteful as the tops.
Where can I smoke?
Adult -use, or recreational, marijuana is illegal in Missouri. Medical Marijuana is legal for patients with a qualifying condition.