Even if you’re constantly scrolling through the hottest cannabis forums, it can be challenging to keep pace with the latest pot trends. As legal weed culture becomes easily accessible, more flower fans are spreading creative ways to smoke their favorite strains. One “fire fad” making the rounds on marijuana media is known as “twaxing.” Interestingly, some cannabis connoisseurs may have been “twaxing” for years without realizing it!
So, what is the technique behind a terrific twax blunt? Also, how does twaxing differ from other smokable products like joints? While twaxing may seem like an overly technical term, you’ll soon discover it’s not all that difficult to test at home.
So, What Is A Twax Joint?
To be clear, “twaxing” has nothing to do with the unfortunate art of “twerking!” When cannabis connoisseurs talk about “twaxing,” they’re talking about adding a cannabis concentrate to their dry herb. The only difference between a twax joint and a regular joint is that the former has a significantly higher potency.
Therefore, any time you add ground herb with some concentrate, you’re making a twax product. It doesn’t matter if you add kief, wax, or budder to a joint, pipe, or bong—if you’ve got both a concentrate and dry herb, then you’re twaxing!
How Do Twax Joints Differ From Blunts?
When people first learn about twax joints, they often ask how these products differ from the more traditional blunts. The straightforward answer is that these products have different wrapping papers. Twax joints use regular rolling paper, but blunts call for tobacco leaves. Indeed, blunts should always have some nicotine content.
However, this doesn’t mean you can’t tweak your blunt’s potency with a touch of concentrate. In fact, “twax blunts” are now a real thing in many cannabis circles. These blunts have nicotine and cannabinoids, but there’s extra potency thanks to your choice of concentrate.
Why Would Someone Use Blunts Or Twax Joints?
Now, you may be wondering why tokers take the time to roll a joint or a twax blunt. Well, besides the “novelty factor,” these products offer customers incredibly intense experiences. If you’re an experienced toker who wants an easy way to add potency to your smoke, twax joints are a convenient choice.
But this raises another valid question: Why don’t these people get into dabbing? Arguably, using a dabbing rig offers a higher potency experience way faster than mixing concentrates into a joint.
While dabbing is a sure-fire way to feel weed’s full effects, it’s not suited to every situation or every person’s style. Some people don’t feel comfortable handling a blowtorch, while others don’t like lugging around glass rigs to parties. Twax joints and blunts offer comparable potency to a dabbing rig, but they’re way safer to swap at social gatherings.
In the case of blunts, some tokers argue the blend of cannabis and tobacco produces a unique “mellowing out” effect. At this point, however, scientists don’t know how nicotine interacts with cannabinoids. So, customers should view any effects ascribed to blunts as anecdotal.
What’s The Easiest Way To Make A Twax Joint?
There are hundreds of guides on how to use twax paper, but here’s the simplest way for newcomers to make a killer twax joint:
- Grind your preferred strain and spread about half of the herb on your joint paper.
- Drizzle an even layer of runny concentrate (e.g., terp sauce) across the top of your dry herb.
- Add the rest of your ground flower over top of the concentrate.
- Roll your joint as you usually would and secure with a bit of moisture.
The reason we suggest using a loose concentrate is simple: it’s easier to work with. However, if you want to make a twax joint with wax or shatter, you should try rolling it into a thin tube before placing it on your herb. You may have to gently heat these products a bit to make them more malleable.
Also, please remember twax joints could have concentrates on the inside, outside, or on the tip of your joint. Indeed, some people love to get creative with kief-sprinkled exterior designs. While these patterns may look fab on Instagram, please remember they could affect your joint’s burn rate.
After you’ve mastered the standard joint listed above, feel free to experiment with as many variations as you could imagine. Just be sure to record how each twax joint tastes so you could tweak it for future sessions.
How Should Beginners Roll Blunts?
If you’ve already mastered the art of rolling joints, it’s not such a huge step to move to blunts. Indeed, the only significant difference between rolling these items is the paper you’re using. Instead of thin joint paper, blunts are made with sturdy tobacco leaves.
Traditionally, weed smokers carefully snipped one side of a pre-filled cigar to unravel and remove the ground tobacco. However, there are some blunt papers now available that are ready to go in the package.
Whichever product you use, you’re going to have to put your pre-ground weed in a line in the center of your paper. You could then curl the bottom of your blunt paper around the weed to pack it tightly. Lastly, moisten the top of your blunt with a little water to help it stick as you seal your blunt.
Generally, blunt paper has a firmer texture versus joint paper, so you could afford to be a little more aggressive. If you’re having trouble getting this paper to stick, you could light a match a few inches from the seal to help it stay together. Of course, if you’d like to make a twax blunt, you could always add some sticky concentrate to help “seal the deal.”
Can’t Be Bothered With “Twaxing Technique?” Get A Pre-Roll!
Sometimes, twaxing can be taxing—especially if you’re an impatient toker. Who could be bothered rolling a twax joint when they need some cannabinoid action right this second? Thankfully, there are many companies now putting out pre-rolled twax joints and blunts ideal for on-demand use. Heck, there are even hemp companies like Plain Jane that offer premium low-THC twax joints. So, even if you don’t feel comfortable trying your hand at twaxing, there’s no excuse for not trying this “fire fad.”