Joints VS Spliffs

Liz Filmer
06 Mar 2023

Joints and spliffs are both rolled using rolling papers. A joint's filling is made up entirely of weed; a spliff is a joint with tobacco mixed in with the weed.

What is a joint?

Perhaps the most well-known way to consume cannabis is in a joint. Joints are small can take them with you anywhere and light up.

Joints are simply cannabis rolled up inside a thin rolling paper that is usually white. Still, novelty papers come in all colours, sizes and flavours, allowing you to personalise your experience. Rolling papers can also be made from different materials, such as hemp, rice, paper, flax, etc. 

Joints often have a filter at the smoking end. This adds stability and allows you to smoke to the end without the worry of burning your fingers or lips.

What is a spliff?

A spliff is made like a joint, with rolling papers and a filter, but the filling combines tobacco and cannabis. As a result, spliffs will have even more of tobacco's energetic, buzzy effects. 

Spliff smokers can vary the ratio of weed and tobacco to their personal preference and tolerance. Spliffs also complicate your weed if you are trying to budget or stretch it out. There are, of course, pros and cons to each consumption approach.

Pros and cons of joints

Joints are small, easily portable, easy to spark up, and suitable for sharing. In terms of negatives, they take the experience to learn to roll appropriately, and they are not the most discreet method of ingestion. However, that goes for any smoking method.

Pros and cons of spliffs

Spliffs have many of the same pros and cons as joints: they are small and portable, easy to light up, and buzzier than joints, thanks to tobacco. Slightly more discreet than a joint, as the tobacco may mask the smell to a degree. The cons are that smoking harms health or harms your weed's taste. Like Joints, learning to roll them to a decent standard takes time. All in all, what you go for is all down to personal preference; both are very common forms of ingestion.

Liz Filmer