What do you call a cannabis “cigarette”?
There is so much to say about joints. In the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a look at what goes into a joint and why we recommend certain products for rolling (and others not so much). Before we get into the technical details though, I wanted to take a look at the different names we give our cannabis cigarettes.
Whether you roll by hand, use a machine, pack a cone, or buy pre-rolls: we all have a favourite term for the cannabis cigarette we’re holding. Here are a few of the most common, with a few notes about each:
- Bats: This is a term I usually run into out East, particularly with my French speaking friends. It references the shape of the rolled cannabis – the one with a tapered end.
- Blunt: If you’ve ever seen someone empty out a (hopefully inexpensive) cigar and refill it with weed, you saw someone prepping a blunt. For those of us who don’t want to go through the hassle of hollowing something out, Blunt Wraps are ready for you to fill and go. If you pick up a pack of King Palms, keep the packer that comes with the package! It’s one of the best tools around.
- Doobie: Did you know? The term was recorded in the Merriam Webster dictionary since 1969 as a synonym for reefer, even though the term had already been in use prior. The origin of the word is apparently latin – pretty high-brow if you ask me.
- Dutchie: Pass it on the left hand side. It used to reference Master Dutch cigar papers that were used to pack weed in. The term has since become fairly ubiquitous for cannabis cigarettes.
- Fatty: Can either reference a blunt, or simply a larger-than normal cannabis cigarette.
- Joint: Quintessential – it’s taken from French, apparently, with the verb “join” as inspiration. Some people smoke 2 joints in the morning, and smoke 2 joints at night. They smoke 2 in the afternoon – it makes them feel alright. (Note: As with all cannabis, start low and go slow – you don’t actually need to smoke the whole thing in one sesh, even if Sublime did.)
- Pinner: Rolled long and straight, these are the type of cannabis cigarettes you get when you use a rolling machine, the Redecan Reddees and the Back Forty 10 packs.
- Stubby: Small joint, often with a tapered tip. On the market, you’ll find them with Violet Tourist’s Mini J’s.
- Spliff: Originating from Jamaica and the West Indies, the term has been borrowed by Europeans to designate cannabis that mixed with tobacco (Health Canada would like us to remind you not to mix cannabis and tobacco.)
- Roach: Not quite the term for a cannabis cigarette: rather, these are the blackened remains near the tip of your toke. Many people will save them up in case of dankrupcy. Now, we encourage you not to smoke cannabis that has already been burnt. But many of us have been there. Y’all don’t know what it was like before there were over 700 cannabis retailers in Alberta.
Cold Creek Kush by Vertical
A cross between MK Ultra and Chemdawg 91. If you know your lineages, you know that means that this heavy hitter is best suited for late afternoons and evenings. While not overly sedative, I find that this cultivar pairs better with catching up on a TV series, reading a book or playing games than with a brisk walk, if you know what I mean.
Vertical’s Cold Creek Kush is nostalgic to me. Three years ago, there were a number CCKs on the market. Nowadays, daikoku stocks both Vertical’s greens (indica dominant), and Redecan’s take on the cultivar (hybrid, sativa leaning).
Since quarters are packed in the same containers as the eighths, opening a 7g of Cold Creek Kush always feels like you’re getting more bud for your buck than you’re used to. Expect mid-sized nugs, with good trichome coverage. Colour is a pale green and there are pretty pistils throughout.
The nose is minty and green, with a touch of sweetness. Busts up well, but not overly fluffy, with aromas developing as expected, though maybe there’s an additional bit of spiciness that comes through. The stickiness on these ladies isn’t where I’d like it to be – it’s better suited to glass pieces than joints. Tastes delicious in a vaporizer, but you’re not losing out on too many flavours with combustion.
Flavour in an Arizer Air II at 374˚ is herbaceous and a little woody. You can easily taste the caryophyllene, but it’s not overwhelming (read: I didn’t cough) and plays well with the sweetness we initially found in the nose and ever-so-slight touch of citrus flavour on the exhale.
About Cold Creek Kush
- Indica dominant
- Cannabinoids: THC dominant
- Min THC: 20%
- Max THC: 26%
- Max CBD: 0.1%
- Total Terpene content: 2.18%
- Terpene Profile: Myrcene, Ocimene, Caryophyllene
- Container: Plastic Container
- Humidity Pack: Integra