For many, learning to roll a blunt is a rite of cannabis passage. However, not everyone has the proper dexterity or the patience to roll up a proper blunt — cue pre-rolled blunts, like Dankwoods.
Despite their popularity and large following, Dankwoods are not actually a legitimate product on the legal market. In fact, the sale of pre-rolled blunts is currently illegal everywhere in the United States. Even in states with legalized adult-use sales, the mixing of tobacco and cannabis into a single product is simply not allowed by law.
The appeal of this illicit product is the simplicity and ease of use, but many find themselves asking, at what cost? Let’s take a closer look at Dankwoods and the potential risks involved in supporting an illegal cannabis business.
What Are Dankwoods?
In order to understand Dankwoods, you must first understand their inspiration: Backwoods Smokes.
Backwoods Smokes is a popular line of cigars most known for being wrapped in a leaf of Connecticut Broadleaf tobacco. When unrolled properly, this tobacco wrapper makes for a sturdy and enjoyable blunt.
Besides its durability, Backwoods also come in an assortment of flavors, like honey and grape, that adds to the smoking experience. They can also hold an impressive 3.5 grams of weed, making it the ultimate choice for pro-smokers and sharing amongst friends.
Using Backwoods’ popularity, Dankwoods has essentially ripped off their brand by making pre-rolled blunts using Backwoods as wraps. They also use similar branding and styles to entice users to their line of products, even though it does not appear that the two brands are associated in any way.
Dankwoods also take the traditional blunt a few steps further: after rolling up some ganja in a Backwoods wrap, the blunt is often dipped in THC concentrate and covered in kief. In addition, they allegedly use high-quality Los Angeles grown cannabis strains like Gorilla Glue, Sour Diesel, and Girl Scout Cookies in each of their products.
While this may sound rather tempting to the everyday observer, the fact still remains that Dankwoods is a questionable brand.
Are Dankwoods Legit?
For those of you still wondering if Dankwoods are legit, the short answer is no. Although Dankwoods has a professional-looking website and over 60,000 followers on social media, they are not a licensed business on the legal market.
While this may not be an important distinction for some, it does make a major difference in the finished product. When you purchase Dankwoods, you have no idea what is actually inside the blunt, where it came from, where your money is going, and there is little to no transparency about any of the procedures involved. You could be unintentionally putting yourself and your health at risk if you choose to go with illegal market goods.
If that is not evidence for you, Dankwoods are simply not legal by design. As we previously mentioned, combining tobacco and cannabis in one product is not allowed in the US, no matter where you live.
While you cannot beat the ease of a pre-rolled blunt, you may be better off considering an alternative to illicit brands like Dankwoods.
Cannabis brands continue to innovate each and every day, with some even coming out with their own line of “cannagars”. These brands use natural wrappers, like weed leaves, rose petals, and palm leaves, and premium licensed flower to complete their cannabis cigars. Keep an eye out for brands like Las Vegas Cannagars and Lobo Cannagars at your local licensed dispensary.
You can also always go the traditional route and become a blunt rolling expert in your own right. Many smokers still turn to conventional tobacco leaf products, but you can also now find hemp wraps and other natural wrappers that are sans tobacco. Rolling a blunt can be tedious but it is also incredibly satisfying and unlocks the next level of stoner life.
Dankwoods may appear legit and convenient, but they come with an array of potential risks that could end up causing more harm than good. Instead of reaching for a Dankwoods next time you want to spark up a blunt, try rolling your own or supporting a legal cannagar brand.
While being a safe consumer does take a little more effort and knowledge, it is always best to make an informed decision that makes the most sense for you. As with any new product, be sure to do your research and consult your local licensed dispensary for expert recommendations.
And you never know — maybe you’re the next blunt rolling master.