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The 9 Best Types Of Joint Filter Tips

Just as cannabis has transformed over the years, so have joint filter tips for weed. Although many pre-rolls still use either paper or glass filters, new types of marijuana filter tips are emerging with even more benefits than previous popular choices. Below, check out the latest types of joint filter tips for weed making noise in 2020.

1. Organic Corn Husk Filter Tips

The corn husk filter tip will cool down the smoke that passes through it, and even more so as squeezing it. They are much more durable than glass filter tips, and will not shatter if dropped on a hard surface. Thanks to the corn husk’s natural design, it’s super efficient at preventing weed from falling out. Corn husk rolling filters from King Palm come in two popular sizes. Their “9mm” size is ideal for rolling 1-2 gram joints or blunts. The “10mm” size is good for rolling with 2 grams and above.

Corn husk are not only some of the best filter tips for marijuana smoking, but they are excellent at helping deliver flavor as will. King Palm has a nice selection of flavored pre-rolled cones with the flavor located in the cornhusk filter tip. The flavored filter tips are easy to use, too: simply activate the flavor by popping the capsule inside the filter. The capsule will release the food-grade essential oil which is infused with terpenes. This combination of flavor and smoother smoke had some of our customers comparing their experience to the smooth and flavorful inhale and exhale of vaping.

These types of filters are super budget friendly, making them an ideal affordable option for the stoner looking to elevate their weed smoking experience. Find a pack of two flavored filter tips for about $1.29-$1.49 in smoke shops and convenience stores throughout the USA. Use their helpful store locator to find King Palm filter tips near you. If you don’t feel like going to the store, you can buy King Palm filter tips from their online store.

2. Unbleached Paper Rolling Tips

Disposable paper filter tips are often used with pre-rolls sold in legalized states. They are cheap and can do a great job if you know how to fold some crazy filter tip designs. Also available are weed filter tips that come already rolled for you. The two most popular brands dominating paper filter tips on Amazon are Raw and Hornet. The Hornet brand uses a natural grain fiber for their filters to create an organic, smooth smoke. Raw tips also use natural fibers, but they offer many other different options, too.

3. Glass Filter Tips

Weed filters made from glass will make any joint or blunt feel more premium. This is especially true when buying pre-rolls in legalized places. There are many different unique designs when it comes to glass joint filters available for sale online—great for all types of stoners. Weed filter tips made from glass can be efficient, depending on its design. The glass will help cool down the smoke that passes through it, too. It’s important not to drop a joint or blunt with a glass filter to prevent mixing your weed with broken glass and ruining your smoke sesh.

Typically, marijuana filters made from glass will last until you either lose or break them. Since they are made from this fragile material, they are really cheap and cost a couple of dollars each on average.

4. Hemp Filter Tips

You’ve got to be careful with the stuff that’s on marijuana filter tips. One hemp filter tip label one may come across states it is chlorine-free, making you realize that maybe other filter tips could have chlorine on them. There are hemp filters on the market that are coated with hemp oil, keeping it a more natural choice.

This hemp filter tip option will require you to know how to make a filter tip. But don’t worry! Practice will have you rolling your own cool filter tip designs in no time! There are many intricate designs of paper filter tips that can be found online and various social media platforms.

5. Ceramic Weed Joint Filters

Another popular choice to prevent choking on any unexpected cannabis is joint filters made from ceramic. Rolling filter tips made from ceramic are popular because they are durable and efficient. Depending on your ceramic filter tip’s thickness, it won’t break as easily as glass.

Not all, but some ceramic filter tips will fit into hand twist-rolling machines. Ceramic joint tips make a better option compared to regular paper weed filter tips, it will keep the mouthpiece dry and the smoke cool. A ceramic filter tip will provide a pleasant smoking experience, and are easy to clean by soaking in alcohol.

6. Silicon and Glass Combined

One company has made a fusion of silicon and glass for their joint tips, and they look pretty cool. This filter tip option will hold your joint, and the glass part becomes the mouthpiece. Unfortunately, this design is only useful if you’re smoking a joint or blunt, and it will not work with backwoods. But, it will prevent you from burning your fingers trying to get that last hit.

7. Food Grade Plastic And Silicon

Those looking for another new type of filter for smoking weed might be interested in them from filter420.com. Do keep in mind, though, that these joint filters are a bit pricier than the others on our list. Inside this weed filter is a chamber with silicone beads that the smoke must travel through, capturing the tar from it, and simultaneously cooling down the smoke. However, many people have complaints that they only get one good use from these joint filter tips, which is something to keep in mind with its expensive price tag.

8. Silicon Marijuana Filter Tips

Cannabis filter tips made from silicon are not too popular, but they can prove useful at preventing cannabis from going inside of your mouth. Silicon filter joints make it easy to smoke the entire joint without burning your fingers. It’s easy to clean any resin build-up because it will effortlessly wash off with alcohol. Silicon weed filters are cheap too, and typically don’t cost more than a dollar or less each online.

9. Charcoal Weed Filter Tips

Charcoal weed filter tips may not be on your radar yet, but they will be soon. Essentially, these are rolling filter tips with little charcoal pieces inside, waiting to be activated. As a natural filter itself, charcoal provides multiple benefits to enhance your smoking experience. People choose charcoal tips because of its ability to provide a smoking session without harshness. Plus, they help prevent your hands from smelling like smoke. However, there are some common complaints on Amazon about clogging issues and black residue seeping out. In general, though, most reviews praise these types of joint filters for their overall smooth experience.

Just like cannabis is far from the same that it was over a decade ago, joint filters saw a change too. Let's take a look at the best joint filter tips in 2020!

How to Roll a Better Crutch for Your Joint or Spliff

A crutch—also called a filter or a tip—is one of the easiest improvements to make to the standard joint. It’s effectively a mouthpiece, and it serves a number of purposes: It keeps the end of your joint open (even when sharing with your wet-lipped friends), blocks bits of plant matter from getting in your mouth, and ensures you don’t burn your kisser as you puff your way down to the roach.

Some people, including a few of my best friends, insist on rolling joints without crutches. I think those people are silly. Others include a crutch but treat it as an afterthought. While I respect that everyone has their own methods, I thought I’d share my preferred way of building a crutch. It’s quick, easy, and has earned the seal of approval from co-workers here at Leafly.

What are Crutches Made From?

Unless you opt for a reusable glass tip, the best material for a crutch is stiff paper. You’re looking for something thicker than printer paper (which is too flimsy) but thinner than a cereal box (too bulky). Some of my favorite options include:

  • An index card
  • A manila file folder
  • The back flap of a checkbook
  • A magazine subscription card
  • Some business cards (not the thick ones)

There is also a bunch of pre-cut crutches on the market these days. My favorites are RAW’s standard tips, which use long-fiber paper made on a special mill. They’re designed specifically to roll up smoothly and have enough rigidity to hold their shape in your mouth. (I initially thought these were dubious marketing claims, but after two years of using ‘em, I’m convinced.)

I’m partial to use these RAW tips, which is what I’ll be using to demonstrate. (Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

The Easy (but Flawed) Way

Most people I’ve smoked with tend to roll a crutch by literally rolling it into a cylinder. When viewed head-on, it looks like a spiral.

One of the most common methods to make a crutch or filter tip is to roll it into a cylinder. (Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

This is an easy technique, but it has some drawbacks. The main weakness is that the opening in the center of the crutch is big enough to let through small pieces of plant matter, which can end up getting in your mouth. Another problem is that it’s not particularly sturdy and can sometimes pinch closed. Does it work? Sure. But there’s a better way.

The Better Way

You can make a much better crutch simply by adding a few accordion-style folds before rolling it up. It takes a tiny bit of practice to master, but the end product will keep those pesky flecks of cannabis out of your mouth and ensure a smooth draw.

To start, make a few folds at the end of your crutch material. Make the folds about as wide as you want the final crutch to be. Be sure not to crease the paper when you’re folding it; otherwise the final crutch will be too tight.

Start by putting a few accordion-style folds in your crutch material. Keep in mind, the space between your folds will determine the crutch’s width. Don’t crease! (Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

How many folds to use is up to you. Some people talk about making an M shape inside the crutch, while others opt for a simple V. I tend to toss in a few more. Experiment to find out what you like best.

Once you’ve made those first few folds, roll the remaining crutch material around the folded part. Make sure you have enough unfolded paper to wrap completely around the crutch—you want the final product to roll easily between your fingers.

After a few folds, start to wind the remaining paper around the folded part. Make sure to leave enough left over to wrap all the way around the crutch. (Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

Wrap up all the excess paper—you can rip some off if you have too much—and roll the finished crutch between your fingers. You might find that it wants to unroll or expand on its own. That’s OK. Once you roll the crutch into your joint, that springiness will help keep the crutch from falling out of the end of your joint.

Your finished crutch should look something like this. Just keep winding that excess paper. (Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

Put the crutch at the end of your rolling paper and roll it into your joint. I like to leave a little of the crutch exposed, then push it flush with the edge of the rolling paper once I’m finished rolling.

Here’s what it looks like when I’m done:

The accordion-style crutch helps keep bits of plant material out of your mouth while still allowing for a smooth draw. (Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

The More Expensive Way

Can’t be bothered to practice tiny origami? That’s fine. Either buy a reusable tip, skip the crutch altogether, or opt for a pre-rolled crutch. There are all sorts of pre-rolled options these days, including choices by RAW, Elements, and a handful of others.

The tips work just fine, but they’ll cost you a bit more. RAW’s standard tips, which I used above, cost around $0.75 for 50. The company’s pre-rolled tips go for about $1.75 for 20—or more than twice as much.

What are your tips and tricks for rolling the perfect joint? Share them in the comments below or give me a shout on Twitter.

Want to make a filter for your joint? It's known as a crutch and here's how to roll one for your joint or spliff.