Glass blunts are the perfect alternative to traditional rolling papers

Published Oct 25, 2019 09:00 a.m. ET
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Cannabis enthusiasts have long sought-after smoking devices that can help to enhance the experience of smoking pot, and while the vast market is filled with some pretty impressive options, there is nothing that can compare to the simplicity of the glass blunt. Here, we will start with the basics for beginners, and end with a few of the latest and greatest twisty options that are available to consumers today.

What is a blunt?

A blunt is a common cannabis roll that consists of a tobacco leaf or wrapper that is packed tightly with dry herb to be smoked.

The benefits of choosing a glass blunt

Glass blunts AKA twistys are quickly gaining popularity as consumers look for options that exclude the addition of paper or other potentially harmful ingredients that can significantly alter the flavor and effects of the cannabis, but that isn’t the only reason that so many people are choosing to make the switch. Below are a few other reasons:

  • Easy to use
  • Compact and perfect for travel
  • Durable
  • Saves time
  • Chemical-free
  • Paper-free
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Affordable
  • Convenient
  • Flavorless
  • Scent-free

How to use a glass blunt

A glass blunt is the perfect alternative for rolling papers, but twisty function a bit differently than your average roll. Luckily, once you master how to pack one, the rest of the process is a breeze.

  1. Start by grinding enough weed to fill the glass blunt, ensuring to remove any seeds or stems that might clog up the device.

  2. Unscrew the centerpiece until it is entirely removed from the glass chamber, (or as close as possible).

  3. Gently pack the ground herb into the middle of the glass tube until it is around half full.

  4. Use your finger to press down on the bud to pack it in, then finish filling the tube.

  5. Place the cap on the end of the glass blunt, and slowly turn the spiral back into the chamber until it is all the way back inside.

  6. Remove the cap and top off any empty space if necessary, before replacing the cap. The glass blunt is now ready to be smoked.

How to smoke weed through a glass blunt

  1. When you are ready to smoke your freshly packed glass blunt, be sure to remove the cap first.

  2. Use a lighter to ignite the exposed bud, just like you would with any regular blunt.

  3. Inhale from the mouthpiece and enjoy the full flavor of the weed held within.

  4. Once you have smoked enough where there is now ash built-up to be removed from the glass blunt, use the handle to slightly turn the spiral, which will feed the herb through. Keep going until all the ash is out of the tube, then gently knock it off into an ashtray or some other container.

The hottest ‘twisty’ on the market today

1. The Mini Swished Glass Blunt
Cost: $37.95
This miniature glass blunt can hold up to 1 1/2 grams and includes a two-section filtration system for a smooth hit. The kit includes a handy carrying case and all the tools that you will need to take care of your twisty, including metal scrub brushes and a scraper tool.
Where to buy: www.theglassbluntstore.com

2. 7Pipe Twisty TM Glass Blunt
Cost: $65.00
The 7Pipe is another pocket-sized glass blunt that is affordable but made by a trustworthy company that maintains the highest integrity by designing all their products with consumer safety in mind. This glass blunt is made with heat and shatter-resistant glass to hold up to drops and includes titanium tips that leak no chemicals when heated and won’t bend or warp with time, and each one comes with a whole kit that includes one cleaning brush and a soft Styrofoam bed for storage.
Where to buy: www.torontohemp.com

3. Herblux Glass Blunt
Cost: $50
This glass blunt takes the whole idea to a new level by including a high-tech filtration device that helps to keep a lot of the unnecessary resin and ash out of your lungs. The coolest thing about this mini blunt is that only the end tube is made of glass, leaving nearly 1/3 of the device coated in a metal cover to help to keep it safe during transport. The Herbluxglass blunt kit is perfect for everyone from the novice to experienced twisty users, thanks to an included manual that will help you along every step of the way.
Where to buy: www.amazon.ca

4. The Glunt
Cost: $70
The Glunt serve multiple uses as it works for storage of your buds and smoking them, but that isn’t what consumers like most about this design. This glass blunt can hold up to 2 grams of packed cannabis grind, but its most unique feature is that it is one of the few on the market that doesn’t need to be filled to capacity each time. That’s right, if you only have enough for a joint, the packing system on this glass blunt will still work for you, which is a major flaw in many other popular options.
Where to buy: www.gluntofficial.com

5. GRAV 4-inch Glass Blunt
Cost: $12
For those who want to experience this unique smoking device without investing a fortune, then GRAV is ideal, as it’s one of the few high-quality pieces that generally sell for under $20, no matter where you find it. GRAV is a popular company that makes products and ships them to dispensaries and head shops all over the globe, so if you like the looks of this starter kit, but don’t want to make a purchase online, then you will probably be able to find one by browsing your local head shop or cannabis store.
Where to buy: www.420science.com

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