Blunts are fantastic. There is no doubt about that. But perhaps you’ve never rolled one before. It might appear intimidating in that case. Don’t worry, stoner friends, for we’ve compiled a must-know guide to blunts, including how to roll them—in just six simple steps. So grab some Rolling Papers and get started educating yourself.
Blunts are popular among frequent cannabis users. There are several reasons for this, including the fact that blunts contain more marijuana, burn more evenly and slowly, and look fantastic! If you’ve never smoked a blunt before, attempting to make one may be daunting. After all, it’s quite different from preparing a joint or a spliff.
However, there’s no need to be concerned; with a little time, expertise, and the appropriate guidance, you will be rolling ’em up like a pro. Here is our guide on how to roll a traditional blunt.
What is a blunt?
A blunt is a cigar that has had its loose-leaf tobacco removed and replaced with cannabis. While the traditional joint isn’t quite as famous as the joint, the cultural significance of the blunt cannot be overstated. Many people enjoy the greater buzz generated by the combination of cannabis and cigarillos’ flavors, while others appreciate the variety accessible in blunt wraps.
To roll a blunt, start by selecting your cigar/cigarillo of choice–Swisher, Dutchie, or Backwoods are all popular options. Next, remove the tobacco from the inside of the cigar so that you’re left with just an empty outer shell. Then, fill the shell with marijuana and use a roller or paper to wrap it up snugly. Finally, lick along the edge of one side of the wrapper and seal it shut.
Are Blunts Harsher Than Joints?
Joints should be bland, with no exterior tastes other than those of the cannabis within. Blunts, on the other hand, have a harsher flavor and smoke because to their thicker, tobacco-infused wrap. Tobacco and nicotine have a considerably more powerful flavor by default. The majority of blunt wraps available on the market are also flavoured, potentially exacerbating the taste even more.
Advantages of smoking a blunt
Blunts are either loved or despised by the general public. The primary criticism against them is that they contain tobacco and can be harsh to smoke.
Some reasons people prefer blunts are:
- Heightened effects: Tobacco adds a buzziness and energy to your high
- Flavor and aroma: Some people love the smell of a burning blunt, especially if you use a nice cigar or a flavored blunt wrap
- Portable: Like joints, you can take a blunt anywhere
- Slow burn: Blunts burn slower than joints, so they last a lot longer in your smoking circle
What you need to roll a blunt
To roll a blunt, start by gathering the necessary supplies:
- Cannabis strain of choice
- Cigar, cigarillo, or blunt wrap
- A razor blade (optional)—useful for breaking open cigars or cigarillos, but not required nor needed for blunt wraps
Not just any cigar or cigarillo will do though; we recommend choosing one that still has some moisture to it. This way, the blunt wrap won’t break as easily and rolling it will be a simpler process. If you’re having difficulty finding blunt wraps, visit your nearest corner store—they typically sell them nowadays. Blunt wraps are essentially like one large rolling paper made out of tobacco leaves.
Common cigarillos you can find at most corner stores are:
- Swisher Sweets
- Black & Mild
- Dutch Masters
- White Owl
How much weed should you put in a blunt?
Blunts are larger than normal joints, so you’ll need more marijuana. On average, 1-2 grams of marijuana should enough for one blunt, but if you’re using a large cigar, you might require more. Consider how many people will be part of your smoking circle and adjust accordingly.
How to roll a blunt: step-by-step instructions
Step 1: Grind your cannabis
If you’re wanting to create shake, start by breaking your cannabis down using a grinder or your hands. A grinder will give you an even consistency and help control the rate of burn. However, some people prefer the traditional method of using their hands which often results in a slower burning blunt.
Step 2: Prep the blunt wrap
Traditionally, connoisseurs have used a cigarillo to empty a blunt (such as Swisher Sweets, Phillies, or Backwoods), but today you can buy empty wraps at any corner store. To split the blunt in half lengthwise, use a razor blade; if you have the correct touch, you may “crack” it using your fingers. After splitting the blunt, remove and discard the tobacco from the middle (or save it for later if you enjoy smoking spliffs).
Step 3: Wet the tobacco wrap
If you want to make the blunt wrap simpler to work with, and prevent tiny tears while rolling or emptying it, moisten the wrap lightly. This can be done by licking it, but if you’re rolling blunts for other people, wet your finger tip with some tap water instead.
Step 4: Fill it up
Fill up the void with ground marijuana. One to two grams is sufficient for a small cigarillo, but if you’re sharing your blunt, are an experienced roller, or using a blunt wrap, you may put in a bit more.
Step 5: Roll the blunt wrap
Gather the cannabis in your fingers and roll it so that the blunt is packed evenly. If you’re not careful,the wrap could crack if it isn’t moist enough . After you’ve packed and shaped the blunt to your liking, tuck the wrap under itself then wet the inside of exposed edge from end-to-end. Use your fingers to iron out any wrinkles.
Tip: You may repair a punctured or cracked blunt using the gummy adhesive from a rolling paper if you poke a hole or if the blunt cracks while working with it.
Step 6: Bake (or seal) the blunt, and enjoy!
Once your blunt is rolled, you’ll want to “bake” or dry it in order to seal the edges and ensure an even burn. To bake your blunt, hold a lighter lengthwise close (but not too close) to the seam and around the outside of the wrap. The heat will help set everything in place without charring the tobacco leaves themselves.
The next and final step after rolling a blunt is to light the end and enjoy it with some friends!
Different ways to wrap a blunt
Rolling a joint may be difficult, and it necessitates delicate fingers and expertise. Pre-rolled wraps, such as King Palm palm leaf rolls and High Hemp Herbal Wraps, are available for those who want an easier way to wrap blunts.
Blunts are similar to pre-rolled cones in that you simply grind up some weed, pour it into the wrap, and pack it down with a tamping rod (or a pen or chopstick). You can also add a filter or crutch to your blunt, similar to a joint. However, most smokers don’t bother with rolling a crutch into their blunt because the blunt wrap itself is already stiff and doesn’t usually need one.
The crutch on a blunt is similar to the filter on a cigarette—it provides support, prevents inhaling plant material, and allows you to smoke down to the nub without burning your fingers.