Is There A Best Way To Smoke?

Is A Joint The Best Way To Smoke?

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When you think about the best way to smoke weed the question becomes whether should you use a joint or a vape. Each of the different ways to smoke comes with different pros and cons. In this blog, we are going to go over two different ways that you can enjoy your favorite bud. 

Rolling A Joint: The Traditional Way To Smoke Weed

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Rolling a joint is the oldest way to smoke. In ancient times, people would roll weed in leaves or even light the cannabis on fire and throw that on a rock in a hut. RVDCBD rolling papers are entirely made from the cannabis leaf. This means that you only get pure, clean cannabis. So, what are the pros and cons of this classic way to smoke weed?

Pros:

  1. Stronger Effects: Since you are burning the dry herb, the cannabinoids are instantly released. Whatever effect you are trying to attain can be more intense with smoking. 
  2. Cheap: All you need is the bud and paper. While you can get really cheap papers to roll with, they do impact the flavor as you smoke. So, you should use raw papers that will not impact the bud. Try our King-Sized Rolling Papers for the best joints. 
  3. Easy: There isn’t a learning curve when it comes to rolling a joint. However, RVDCBD rolling papers does come with tips to get the best rolled joint.
  4. Low Maintenance: You don’t need to clean anything or maintain any equipment.
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Cons:

  1. Lung Health: The hard truth is that anytime you are inhaling smoke, there will be some amount of damage to your lungs. However, smoking marijuana does not harm your lungs as much as tobacco. But, there will be tar since rolling a joint relies on combustion. 
  2. Smell: We all love the smell of good herb. But, if you are trying to be more discrete, that smell can really give you away. Smoking a joint will leave the most potent and longest-lasting scent. 
  3. Less Flavor: You won’t be able to taste some of the nuances of different buds if you are smoking a joint. Terpenes are responsible for the overall taste of weed and they are depleted with really high temperatures. 
  4. Joints Require More Bud: When you smoke a joint, all of the weed that you roll is completely used. You won’t be able to reuse any of that herb because, well, you burnt it up. This means that you do end up using more cannabis when you smoke as opposed to vaping for example.

Vaping: The New Way To Smoke Weed

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Vaping has exploded in popularity in the last couple of years. This new way to smoke weed seems to be everywhere. With this method, the weed is vaporized and made into steam instead of smoke. As with everything, even though it’s new, there are pros and cons.

Pros:

  1. Flavor: You can get a lot more flavor from your herb due to the lower temperature. This enables you to taste the varied terpenes. 
  2. Health: Vaping is considered 95% safer than regular smoking. Since you aren’t inhaling smoke directly into your lungs, overall it is thought to be safer. There isn’t an open flame and you can control the temperature. Your lungs and your throat will thank you. 
  3. Efficiency: Since you can use the same bud multiple times, you do not use as much herb as you would while smoking a joint. Since you aren’t literally burning your weed, the herb can be used multiple times and even used to make edibles. Granted, you won’t be able to use the same pack forever and its potency will diminish over time. But, being able to extend the life of your bud is pretty great. 
  4. Smell: Since the cannabis is vaporized the odor is quite minimal. The lower the temperature, the less odor your vaping will produce. So, if you are trying to avoid the tell-tale scent associated with weed, vaping is a no-brainer.
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Cons:

  1. Gear: In order for you to be able to vape you will need to get certain gear. You will also need to maintain that gear. You will need a high-end grinder since most vapes require a medium to fine grind. 
  2. Cost: This one is obvious. You will need to buy a vape pen. While you can find cheap pens on the market, many of those are poorly made or are actually bad for you. A high-quality vape pen is worth the cost but it also is more of an investment than rolling papers. 
  3. Charging: Vapes require an eclectic charge. So, if you don’t plug in your vape or put in new batteries, you won’t be able to use your pen. Unlike rolling a joint, you can’t just go down to the gas station to buy a lighter or bum a light from a friend. When you get a vape, plug it in just as you do your phone. One of the workarounds for this would be disposable pens. These types of pens are generally cheaper and you don’t have to worry about charging them.
  4. Effects: While you can get very faded, the effects of the weed will not be as pronounced as smoking a joint. This is due to the overall temperature and how that interacts with the cannabinoids.
  5. Learning Curve: There is a steeper learning curve with this method versus a joint. This is due to the temperature. It will take some trial and error to figure out how to get your desired result with a pen. You will also have to learn how to pack your pen differently than you would a joint.

Conclusion: The Best Way To Smoke

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When it comes to consuming weed there are a lot of different methods. For example, bongs, dabs, joints, or vapes. there is always the tried and true classical joint. Perhaps you like to roll one up and put it right behind your ear. Or you love the ritual of rolling a joint and lighting it up. Remember the best way to roll is always to use quality papers since they won’t interfere with the cannabis. Our King-Sized Rolling Papers are raw, natural, and unbleached. Plus they are RVD’s favorite. They are the Whole F’n Show.

Now, if you want to be less conspicuous or you are very health conscious, vape pens are the way to go. Even though they are new to the market, they have some serious pros. No matter what you pick, the most important component is the actual bud. Check out this blog about the difference between Sativa and Indica to help guide you. And head over to our shop to get premium full-spectrum smokables. Check back because, spoiler alert, RVDCBD has disposable vape pens and cartridges in progress. Here at RVDCBD, you know you are always getting Hall of Famer quality and you shouldn’t settle for less.

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