We have written this article to explain where our name Spliff Seeds originated from. Ever since the word Spliff became popular thanks to the Mexican Revolution, all over the world there are many traditions and methods of smoking Cannabis. Most commonly they are called a Joint or Spliff. There are actually many ways to smoke Cannabis using papers, pipes, bongs, vaporizers and dab rigs. The most common and popular method, especially in European regions, is mixing Cannabis buds with tobacco. The cannabis culture in America is different in that they do not use tobacco and prefer to smoke pure joints of dried Cannabis. Some people, due to financial or even cultural impact, choose to mix their Cannabis with tobacco: a joint rolled this way is technically a Spliff. Learn how to roll a Spliff.
Modern day smoking culture has been heavily influenced by Eastern traditions. There are so many different ways to enjoy smoking Cannabis and below are a list of all the different methods, a list of all the different methods is given below.
Blunts:A blunt is when a cigar wrap is used to wrap pure Cannabis inside. A blunt wrap can be made from a cigar or specially designed “blunt wrap” smoking papers, which are often available in many different flavours. In America smoking blunts or at least pure joints is very common. You could say that a blunt is the opposite of a Spliff.
Hot Box: This method is as old school as it gets and involves a heat source, a room where the air cannot escape and a lot of buds or extracts to throw on the heat source. Ultimately this leads to the room filling up with smoke and everyone in it getting super high, it is also why it’s called a hot box. You can try a modern day version using shisha coals and a towel.
Pipes: Eastern cultures have been using dry pipes since the Opium Wars and many people all over the world enjoy smoking marijuana through a pipe. Pipes come in different designs and materials, some might prefer a high end pyrex pipe, while others might argue that a basic wooden or metal pipe hits just as good. Most pipes are super basic and are only built with an air hole to allow air flow when smoking and control of the smoke.
Bongs: A bong is a device which allows you to smoke a ground up bud in one hit and really experience the high. Many bongs come with water chambers to cool and purify the smoke. There are also ice bongs and many creative designs with multiple chambers.
Vaporizers: Vaporizing is considered the safest way to smoke: by not actually burning the flowers, the smoke released is a very fine vapour. This vapour contains the essentials from Cannabis and has the added benefit of not smoking. A great tool for medical users as by vaporizing you can really select which cannabinoids to smoke.
Dab Rigs: With the rise in popularity of THC extraction, everyone is learning how to make oil and finding out the best way to smoke it. A dab rig is similar to a bong, however you heat the part you would usually place the buds in and when hot enough, by using a small piece of wax or hash, you then smoke and enjoy the flavour and high much quicker and stronger. For medical users, a dab is a way to achieve immediate pain relief.
Smoking a Spliff or Blunt is not the most desirable way to consume Cannabis, especially if a person does not smoke to begin with and has no intentions to start smoking. A safe alternative that has a super medical response is edibles. This means mixing Cannabis extract with ingredients when cooking and as a result, you shall have decarboxylated flowers. This basically means that you are activating the THCV to THC.
Edibles are a great way of ensuring cannabis is working its way through your system and activating the body's natural cannabinoid system. Edibles come in all varieties from the typical chocolate brownie to sweets, ice cream, bread, biscuits and even dried fruits. Edibles can be made with high doses and are often classed as narcotic and overpowering. When eating edibles you should always start small and work your way up. THC requires fatty acids to bind to so when cooking with Cannabis, use coconut oil or something with a fatty acid inside.
By Smoking a joint, a first time user can expect to feel a lasting high of around 4-5 hours, whilst during this time will experience feelings of social happiness, relaxation, increased appetite and a general feeling of being physically tired. When a bong is smoked, the effect is much more immediate and quite overwhelming to the untrained bong smoker. An entire bud is consumed in one bong hit so if you think about one full joint in a 5 second hit, then you can imagine the effects of a bong.
As mentioned above edibles are a slow releasing narcotic medicine that really takes on full effect over a 9-12 hour period. When using edibles the general advice is to ‘start small and don’t fall‘ as the high and stone can become quite dominating. Finally smoking a dab of concentrate B.H.O. or wax is the fastest and cleanest way to medicate. Pure oil is smoked in a way that allows an instant high that can cause the body temperature to rise and the smoker to break out a sweat. Dabbing is not for the light hearted and can increase someone’s tolerance to Cannabis very quickly compared to other ways of smoking. Spliff Seeds agrees there is nothing better than a nice big spliff!