Seasoned smokers love the taste of marijuana and even savor the flavors the same way a wine connoisseur would. However, new smokers take a hit, cough, cough some more and chalk it up to being “an acquired taste.”
Like your first sip of alcohol, it takes some time to get used to the flavor. Nobody takes a sip of whisky and says, “wow, that’s delicious!” and cannabis is no different. Don’t worry; you will enjoy the flavors in due time, and in the meantime, we have some tips to make your joints taste better, so keep reading to find out what you can do to make smoking a little easier on the taste buds.
Flavored joint wraps are a godsend for those just starting. There are many brands, sizes, and flavors to choose from.
The types of wraps are:
- Joint papers
- Blunt wraps
The most popular brands are:
- Swisher Sweets
- King Palm
- Juicy Jays
- Zig Zag
- Tasty Puff
And the fan favorite flavors are:
- Cotton candy
Flavored Terpene drops
If flavored wraps aren’t quite masking marijuana’s earthy flavor enough, you can try using flavored drops.
Terpenes are hydrocarbons, meaning they are organic compounds made up mostly of hydrogen and carbon. Terpenes are oils responsible for the flavors and aromas in all plants.
Because these terpenes are found in every plant, they can be extracted and used in food, perfume, or skincare products to create various flavors and scents. Adding these natural terpene oils is the perfect way to change the joint’s taste without worrying about side effects.
A popular Terpene Drop brand is Floraplex, and here are some of their most popular flavors.
- Apple Jack
- Orange Soda
- Grape Ape
- Cherry Pie
- Berry White
- Banana Kush
Add Kief to your Joint
Some people love the taste of kief and use it primarily to make their cannabis taste better.
Kief is literally just trichomes that dried up and fell off of the cannabis flower. These trichomes, also known as “pollen” or “crystals,” are mainly terpenes and cannabinoids, making them flavorful and more potent. This concentrate is used in many ways other than in joints, and if interested in other uses, you can discover more on kief and the many things you can do with it here.
You can get your hands on some kief by either purchasing it or collecting it yourself.
To collect kief from your cannabis, you will need a three-chamber grinder. The first chamber is where you grind the flower, the second is where the smaller flower pieces fall, and the third chamber is where a piece of mesh sifts the trichomes away from the rest of the plant matter.
Once you have your kief, all you need to do is scrape it up and sprinkle it in your joint.
Improve your Rolling
You may be surprised to find out that if your joints are poorly rolled, they can have a much harsher taste.
Joints that are loose or have too much cannabis in them hit harder than a typical joint, resulting in heavy smoke intake, and can even let flower particles into your mouth. If you are having a hard time with the taste of your cannabis, rolling a better joint might be the answer. Everyone starts somewhere, so there is no shame in practicing your rolling or asking a friend to teach you their tricks.
Your marijuana might taste bad because of the strain that you chose.
Not all cannabis tastes the same. Different strains have different terpenes and cannabinoids, so choosing the right strain can make a huge difference in flavor. The best way to ensure that your cannabis has a good taste is by asking the dispensary employees directly. Let the employees know that you are looking for a marijuana strain of high quality that hits smooth and has a good flavor.
Most people that do not enjoy the taste of cannabis struggle with the flavor because of how earthy some strains are. Luckily, many strains have fruity or sweet terpenes. Some of the most popular ones are Blueberry Kush, Cherry Pie, Banana Sundae, Fruity Pebbles, Thin Mints by Girl Scout Cookies, and Wedding Crasher.
Between all of these helpful tips, you are sure to find a way to make your joints tasty or at least more tolerable.
Remember that THC products with fun flavors can entice children, so please keep them out of reach and smoke responsibly.