All You Need to Know about Joint Holders

With the continued spread of the legalization of marijuana across the country and indeed across the globe, users have experienced various innovations which include tools that help enhance users’ experience. One tool that has gained significant recognition is the joint holder.

In this article, we will be looking at this tool and everything you need to know about it. This will include its use, types and benefits. At the end of this article, you will have a better understanding of why more and more smokers are choosing this tool.

For other tools and accessories, you can check out this article here.

What is a Joint Holder?

In the simplest of terms, a joint holder is a device that helps you hold the joint. It can come in many different forms with different additional functions, but at its most basic form, it simply helps you hold your joint.

Having given the most basic definition, it is important to note that modern holders will offer way more than this basic function. In the next section of this article, we will look at different types of joint holder. From this, we’ll get further clarity on what this device is and can be used for.

Types of Joint Holders

Classifying this accessory into types can be tricky. You can classify them based on the material they are made with and you can also classify them based on their functionality. Let’s start by looking at the different types based on functionality.

There are three basic types and they are: Simple tubes, filtered holders and multi-holders.

Simple Tubes

These are the most basic designs of this accessory. They are simple tubes that allow you to hold the joint in the tube and suck in the smoke from the other end without touching the joint itself. As you can guess, this is nothing sophisticated and can be made of a number of materials including wood, silicone, glass etc.

Filtered Holders

These are a bit more complexly designed variations. In addition to the basic holding design, they add a filtration system through which the smoke passes before being inhaled. The level of complexity of the design can vary depending on the purpose of the filtration system.

Under this group, you will find designs like the raw chiller and glycerin blunt tips that add a cooling chamber which cools the smoke before inhalation takes place. The glycerin cooling holder is certainly a long way from the basic design we described above. You can visit: to learn more about this type of holder.


This type of joint holder is different from the basic design in that it can hold multiple joints at the same time. One of the main benefits of this design is that with it, you can enjoy different flavors at the same time. The number of joints it can hold will depend on how many inlets it has.

Having looked at the three main types based on functionality, we will now look at the materials they can be made of and the benefits that each one offers. Some of the most common materials used include: wood, glass, metal and silicone.


Most traditional joint holders are made of wood. You will also find that a lot of multi-holders are wooden. This gets the job done with minimal fuss even if some flavor from the type of wood used may get through to the smoker. They are also a lot more affordable that the other options. Of course, care has to be taken not to get it burnt.


Being made out of metal makes this type strong and durable. On the down side, it also makes it a bit more difficult to clean and may leave a metallic after-taste that some users may prefer to do without. On top of that, it is also more expensive than most other options.


Of all the materials used, glass appears to be the most popular. Some swear that it offers the most pure taste as it adds no flavor of its own to the taste of the smoke.


Silicone is lightweight and durable, making it a great choice for many.  As with some other choices, there are a few down sides to it. You can get some aftertaste and you also need to be careful with your choice of silicone. This is important because having an open flame close to the wrong type of silicone can cause health concerns.

In making your choice, you’d have to consider all the options above, weighing the pros and cons of each before arriving at your conclusion.

Benefits of Using a Joint Holder

There are a number of benefits that smokers can enjoy when they make use of this accessory. We will quickly look at the most obvious ones before concluding this article.

Burn-free Finger

This is the first obvious benefit that this device offers. By inserting your joint into a holder, your fingers are never in danger of being burnt by the heat from the flames.

Get the Most from Your Joint

There’s just so much you can get from your hand-held joint. At some point, you won’t be able to hold on to it because of the heat. However, with this device, you can get as much as possible from your smoke because your fingers won’t be endangered by the heat.

Healthier Group Sessions

A group session can be messy with every participant touching the joint. This can introduce all kinds of dirt and grime into your smoking session. With this device, this is eliminated, giving you a cleaner smoke.

Cooler Smoke

Even with the basic holders, the smoke you inhale is a bit cooler than it would have been if it was inhaled directly from the joint. It gets even cooler with the glycerine cooled joint holders. You can see a demonstration in this video.

While the above are some of the major benefits, there are also a few minor benefits like the fact that they look cool. These benefits are certainly enough reason for many smokers to have decided to use this device as their smoking companion.


Joint holders have added a level of innovation into a pastime that is as old as anyone can imagine. Considering all the advantages we’ve looked above and the different variations there are, it’s certainly something that any smoker will love to give a try. Like they say, a trial may just convince you.

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Martin B.

Ex-smoker, passionate vaper who loves to tell the world about the life-changing potential of vaping. Co-creator of Ecigclopedia with a background in Business & Finance. Prefers a dessert flavored vape and loves to innovate.

Martin B.

Ex-smoker, passionate vaper who loves to tell the world about the life-changing potential of vaping. Co-creator of Ecigclopedia with a background in Business & Finance. Prefers a dessert flavored vape and loves to innovate.

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