As the marijuana industry continues to grow, a wider range of people are getting more comfortable with the idea of cannabis being used as a medical treatment. Now more than ever, adults all over the country are educating themselves about the different strains, medical benefits and methods of use. The most common method in the United States, is smoking marijuana. Now that smoking medical marijuana is legal in the state of Florida, there are a few things you should know. The most popular question is, “Which is safest: a joint, blunt, or spliff?”
Differences Between a Joint, Blunt, and Spliff
The type of roll is determined by the paper that is used and the contents found inside.
Joint: This is the most popular form of roll in the United States. Joints use somewhat transparent, lightweight paper. The contents of a joint are purely cannabis. Joints also include a paper filter called a crutch that adds to stability and keeps you from burning your fingertips.
Blunt: A blunt is the second most popular type of roll in this country. It’s similar to a joint in the fact that the contents are purely cannabis. The difference is in the paper. A blunt is rolled in tobacco paper, which is usually brown and more dense than joint paper. People may choose to smoke a blunt if they want the added buzz from the tobacco, as this is the heaviest hitter of the 3 types.
Spliff: A spliff is the least common here, however it is more popular over in Europe. Unlike joints and blunts, the contents of a spliff is a mixture of cannabis and tobacco. Spliffs use regular joint paper and also contain a crutch. This form of roll usually produces a head rush, much like caffeine, before the cannabis takes effect. Across the Pond, the terms are reversed. A joint is the roll that contains cannabis and tobacco while a spliff is purely cannabis.
Which is the Best for Consumption of Medical Marijuana?
Tobacco causes medical conditions such as cancer, heart disease, heart attack, COPD, etc… With that being said, the answer is quite obvious. Joints, which are purely cannabis, are the safest and most effective form for smoking medical marijuana. If you're in Europe, you would want to choose a spliff.
Aside from dry mouth, cannabis produces no serious side effects. Instead of contributing to the development of conditions like cancer and heart & lung disease, medical marijuana actually treats these illnesses.
There are several other methods you can use if you don't want to smoke. You can vape marijuana, consume it orally through food and drink, or even find a topical application for treatment of aches and pains.