How Many Grams Are In A Blunt?

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Smoking weed is of course the oldest way to consume this great plant. That said, there are many different ways to smoke it, with one of the most popular being the blunt. Blunts are big, strong, and they definitely pack a punch. That said, how many grams are in a blunt?

Generally speaking, it all really depends on who is rolling it and the quality of the weed. For the most part, expect there to be anywhere from 1 gram to 3 grams of weed in a blunt. It also depends on how large the blunt wrap is and how much can be fit inside of it. 

Weed Measurements Explained

how many grams in a blunt

In case you are not familiar with weed measurements, let us explain. Weed is usually always measured in grams. You have your standard 1 gram of weed.

For the most part, quantities start with as little as 0.5 grams. This is the least that you can get, although many retailers have a 1 gram minimum.

On the other end of the spectrum, we have the large numbers. One of the biggest measurements here is a pound. If you are buying in bulk, you can get a full pound, a half pound, or a quarter pound.

For the record, a pound has 454 grams, a half pound has 227 grams, and a quarter pound has 113 grams. As a single consumer, you usually won’t deal with these quantities.

You then have everything in between, which you as a single consumer would probably be more familiar with. First, we have the ounce, which is 28 grams. When you buy a quarter pound, you get four ounces.

Then, you have the half ounce, often called a half, which is 14 grams. You then have what is called either a fourth or a quarter, which is a quarter of an ounce, 7 grams.

Finally, you then have the eighth, also known as a half quarter, which is 3.5 grams.

Differences Between A Joint & Blunt Explained

Now that you know your weed measurements, let’s quickly talk about the main differences between a blunt and a normal joint.

The Rolling Material

The main difference between a joint and a blunt has to do with the rolling material itself. A joint is generally made out of paper, albeit very thin paper. This is not unlike cigarettes, and in fact, there are some joint papers that have the exact same consistency and feel of cigarette papers.

Joint rolling papers may also be made out of rice, soy, or hemp. Whatever the case may be, joint rolling papers tend to be fairly thin and flimsy.

On the other hand, we have blunts, which are also known as blunt wraps. Keep in mind that these are not called papers, like joint rolling papers are, but rather wraps. Blunt wraps are usually made out of one of two things, these being tobacco leaves or hemp leaves.

While most joint papers are made out of actual paper, blunt wraps are usually always made out of naturally occurring materials.

Blunt wraps are also much larger and thicker, even to the point where they can be very stiff.

Ease of Rolling

Another difference here has to do with how easily you can roll a joint versus how easy it is to roll a blunt. Joints are fairly small, and the paper is relatively thin and pliable.

This makes it easy for a single joint paper to fit in your hand, and the pliability makes rolling easy.

However, when it comes to blunt wraps, due to their large size, some people may have trouble rolling them. Moreover, blunt wraps tend to be a bit drier and more brittle, as well as stiffer and less flexible.

Blunt wraps usually have to be moistened before they can be rolled due to their dryness and stiffness.

Moreover, they may break or crack during the rolling process due to their dryness and stiffness. It is much harder to roll a nice blunt than it is to roll a nice joint.

Harshness – The Throat Feel

Another primary difference is that joins tend to be fairly smooth. Unless your weed is bad, a joint usually won’t make you cough much, and it won’t hurt your throat.

On the other hand, blunt wraps are well known for being extremely strong and harsh.

If you don’t cough while smoking a blunt, then you can consider yourself a champion. Blunts tend to be extremely harsh on the throat.


Another big difference here has to do with flavor. Joint papers can either be unflavored, or flavored with a variety of artificial flavors.

On the other hand, when it comes to blunt wraps, although they may be flavored, they usually just have the natural flavor of the tobacco or hemp leaf that they are made out of.

Some people do like the super artificial flavors that joint papers can be infused with, although some people find them to be off putting.

Many so-called professional weed smokers prefer blunts for their natural taste.

Health Concerns

When it comes down to it, if we assume that both the blunt wraps and the joint wraps have not been infused with chemicals or flavors, then you can rest assured that the blunt wraps are the healthier of the two.

Blunt wraps are made out of natural hemp or tobacco, whereas rolling papers are generally made out of paper.

Smoking both of these is not particularly healthy, although joints are usually unhealthier than blunts.


The other main difference here is of course size. Your average joint rolling paper comes in at 2.75 x 1.4 inches.

Blunt wraps are generally much larger, and come in at around 2.75 x 5 (or 6) inches.

Tips For Rolling A Perfect Joint

Joints should be tightly packed, tighter than loose. However, as a beginner, it can be hard to roll a tight joint without ripping the papers. Therefore, starting with strong and thick papers is recommended, until you get the hang of rolling a tight joint without tearing it.

If a joint is too loose, it will burn quickly and unevenly, but if too tight, it won’t light well or really burn at all. The middle ground is called for.

Make sure that your flower is properly ground. Generally speaking, the finer the better. If you still have chunks of buds, rolling a smooth joint becomes quite difficult. Break it down as small as can be, and yes, a grinder comes in handy here.

Another tip here is to not over-lick the glue strip. Some rolling papers have subpar glue, and even the good ones are susceptible to this.

If you lick the glue too much, you might lick all of it away, which will lead to your joint not sticking shut.

Remember that super dry weed burns really quick, and super sticky weed can be hard to grind and light. Something fairly dry and just a little bit sticky works best.


How Many Grams Is A Standard Blunt?

This all really depends on who you ask, who rolls it, how large the blunt wrap is, and the quality of the weed in question. Due to the size of a blunt wrap, the smallest they usually are is 1 gram.

Rolling a blunt with any less than 1 gram is not ideal, as you won’t be able to fill it properly. You’ll end up with more blunt wrap material than you will weed.

In terms of the maximum amount of weed in a blunt, although it does depend on the size of the wrap, 3 or 3.5 grams is usually about as much as they can fit.

A standard blunt wrap usually has anywhere from 1.5 to 2 grams of weed in it.

How Many Grams Is A Standard Joint?

If we are talking about a single joint rolling paper, then the standard is anywhere from 0.4 to 0.8 grams.

Sure, joints can be smaller and larger, but somewhere around half a gram is usually standard. That said, there are of course larger rolling papers out there, and people often stick several rolling papers together.

However, a standard joint with a single paper usually has 1 gram or less.

How Many Blunts Is 7g Of Weed?

As you can see from the standard size of a blunt, it really depends on how much you want to smoke.

On the high end of the spectrum, if you only put a single gram in a blunt, then you can roll 7 blunts with 7 grams.

On the other hand, if you stuff it to the brim, then you can fit up to 3.5 grams, in which case 7 grams would make two blunts.

However, if we account for the standard size of 1.5 to 2 grams of weed per blunt, then you can get either 3 or 4 blunts out of 7 grams of weed.

Is One Gram Of Weed Enough To Get You High?

This all really depends on your level of tolerance and the strength/quality of the weed in question.

If you are a beginner or occasional smoker, then 1 gram is more than enough to get you high. Generally speaking, for occasional smokers, 0.5 grams should do the trick.

For regular smokers and veterans, a gram of weed will still get you high, especially if it is good stuff. That said, if you have a high tolerance, then a gram of weed won’t hit the same as if you were a newbie.

For the most part, yes, a gram is enough to get you high. Cheech & Chong, Snoop Dogg, and Wiz Khalifa might need more, but you should be fine with a gram.


Blunts are big, harsh, and full of flavor, and my do they ever get you high. If you’ve never smoked a blunt before, we recommend getting a high quality hemp wrap, a couple grams of high quality weed, and giving it a shot.

You might cough a bit, but you’ll be sky high in minutes.


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