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How to Roll a Blunt

We put together this step-by-step guide with everything you need to know on how to roll a blunt.

Posted by Adam Frost on

There’s nothing like smoking a perfectly-rolled blunt. The taste and smooth smoke let you take your time to enjoy the taste of your cannabis flower. The key to a good blunt? A good rolling technique.

Rolling blunts can be tricky at first, but it’s not hard once you know what you’re doing.

That’s why we put together this step-by-step guide with everything you need to know on how to roll a blunt. We’ll review your options and give you a few tips and tricks to help you when rolling your next one.

Let’s roll.

What is a Blunt?

A blunt is a roll made by rolling ground cannabis in a cigar wrapper. Popularized in the hip-hop community of the nineties, blunts started by using tobacco leaves to roll cannabis. The extra thickness resulted in slower combustion and better flavor than simple joints, with more portability than a glass pipe or bong.

Nowadays, you can swap tobacco leaves with specialized hemp blunt papers to enjoy the pure flavor of your weed.

Blunts vs. Joints vs. Spliffs

Blunts, joints, and spliffs are all popular ways to smoke cannabis, but they’ll give you different smoking experiences.

A joint is usually made by rolling cannabis with a rolling paper, usually without adding anything else. When you add tobacco, that joint becomes a spliff. A blunt is made by rolling cannabis with thicker paper, usually made out of tobacco or hemp.

Joints are more popular wherever it’s custom to smoke pure weed, whereas spliffs are common in areas where tobacco consumption is more common. Blunts, however, are better for slower smoking sessions and can be made with either tobacco or hemp.

Blunt Rolling Machines (Blunt Rollers)

Blunt rollers make it easy for everyone to roll a blunt, ensuring a consistently perfect blunt every time!

Although they may take away the novelty and artistry of rolling the perfect-sized blunt for your sesh, they can also prevent all those sad times when something goes wrong as you’re about to finish rolling, and have to start over.

What Do You Need to Roll a Blunt?

Here’s everything you need to roll a blunt:

  • Blunt wrap: While the most traditional kind of blunt wrap is a tobacco leaf, you can also find blunt wraps in our shop made out of pure and flavored hemp if you want to skip the nicotine.
  • Your favorite herb: A delicious blunt needs delicious weed! Blunts are perfect for enhancing the taste of your herb, so choosing a delicious cannabis strain is always a good idea.
  • Grinder: A perfect blunt needs perfectly-ground cannabis. Invest in a high-quality grinder that grinds consistently for an even burn.
  • Rolling tray: Skip the mess and keep everything tidy by rolling on top of a good rolling tray so you don’t waste any of your precious weed.
  • Knife or scissors (optional): Only needed if you’re cutting a cigar for the wrap or if you’re trimming your blunt paper.

Now that you have everything you need, let’s start rolling!

How to Roll a Blunt in 6 Easy Steps

Here’s how to roll the perfect blunt step by step:

Step 1: Split and Empty the Cigar

If you’re using the wrap of a cigar or cigarillo (like a Swisher, Phillies, or Backwoods), you’ll need to get rid of the tobacco in it. Use the scissors to make a transversal cut, and carefully empty the tobacco out of the wrap.
If you’re using a blunt wrap instead of a cigar, you can skip to the next step.

Step 2: Grind Up Your Weed

Although you could use scissors or even your fingers (the worst way of grinding weed) to break apart your nug, you’ll get a better roll with a grinder. If the herb is ground evenly, it’ll be easier to roll and distribute.

grinding weed for a blunt

Step 3: Wet the Blunt Wrap

If your blunt wrap has a glue strip, you can simply lick it to get it ready. If you’re using a wrap without a strip, hold it between your fingers and use your other hand to gently break up the fibers along the seam before you moisten it. That way, the loose and wet fibers will act as an adhesive when you’re rolling it.

Step 4: Fill the Blunt Wrap

Sprinkle your ground herb across the wrap, evenly distributing it. If you’re using a crutch, you can leave some space at one end of the wrap to push it in. You can spike it up with some kief or concentrates as long as you evenly distribute them across the blunt.

filling a blunt

Since blunts are larger and thicker, they can also hold more weed than your average joint. However, a fat blunt will be harder to seal, so using less weed will make things easier if you’re learning.

Step 5: Wrap it Up!

Now, you want to do the good old tuck and roll by tucking the paper around the herb and using your thumbs to create a crease at the top of the paper. Then, roll up the paper between your fingers, gently applying pressure to compress your herb into a packed and sealed cylinder.

rolling a blunt

Step 6: “Bake” (Seal) Your Blunt

Use your fingers to smooth out any wrinkles or bumps and, if you’re rolling for later, wet the top of the blunt and press it down to seal it. You can also use your lighter to dry up the blunt, just be careful to not hold the tip of the flame too close to the wrap to prevent burning it prematurely.

Your blunt is ready to smoke.

How to Smoke a Blunt

Now it’s time for the best part of blunt-rolling: smoking it. Smoking blunts is slightly different from smoking joints. Here’s how to do it right:

Light it Up

You can easily light up a blunt by holding a lighter to the end of it, and rotating the blunt until the end is properly lit. The thicker blunt wrap will easily light up and should stay lit throughout your session.

Take a Puff

Inhale through the mouthpiece of your blunt and savor the smoke. The length and thickness of your wrap will help filter the smoke, giving you smoother smoke with a layered flavor.

As your blunt burns, you’ll need to tap the ash off the end to keep it burning smoothly. Give it a few taps over an ashtray to get rid of those ashes after a few hits.

Pass it On!

Blunts are more enjoyable when they’re shared! Remember the golden rules for a shared blunt: two hits, tap the ash off, and pass it on.

lighting a blunt

Blunt Rolling Tips and Tricks

Rolling a nice blunt takes some practice, but you’ll get there faster if you keep in mind these tips and tricks:

  • Use fresh blunt wraps: Whether you’re using tobacco leaf wraps or hemp wraps, make sure they’re fresh and pliable. Keeping them in the open for too long will lead to the wraps drying up and cracking as you roll them, ruining your blunt.
  • Use a good weed grinder: Invest in a high-quality grinder that can grind your weed into a consistent size so you can roll it, pack it, and make it easier to maintain a slow burn.
  • Use the right amount of cannabis: Keep your blunt tight, but don’t overfill it! If you do, you’ll risk the annoying canoeing resulting from an uneven burn.
  • Evenly bake your blunt with a lighter: Use your lighter to slowly heat the surface of your blunt to help seal it while removing any moisture. If you happen to have any gaps or holes when you’re done, you can use a small piece of rolling paper to patch it up.

Now you’re ready to roll like a pro!

Blunt Rolling FAQs

Here are the answers to frequently asked questions on rolling blunts:

Should I use a cigar or blunt wrap?

It depends on your smoking style. Cigar wraps made from tobacco leaves can add a rich and smoky flavor to your weed, and make the smoke less harsh. They can also hold more cannabis, although their size and thickness makes them harder to roll than blunt wraps.

Blunt wraps are meant to enhance the taste of your herbs, making them better for people who don’t want to smoke nicotine and want to enjoy a pure session instead.

What kind of blunt wrap should I use?

It depends on your personal preference and your smoking style! From affordable flavored blunts wrappers to hand-rolled pre-rolls from King Palm ready to fill, there’s a blunt wrap out there for everyone. The best way to find out which one you like is by trying them out!

How Many Grams Does a Blunt Hold?

The amount of cannabis you can fit in your blunt will depend on the kind of wrap you’re using and how tightly you’re rolling it. A standard blunt can hold anywhere from half a gram to a couple of grams of cannabis.

How do I keep my blunt from canoeing?

Prevent canoeing by evenly distributing and packing the cannabis inside the blunt. Make sure you’re baking the blunt properly before smoking, ensuring it’s tight and sealed. If your blunt starts canoeing, use your lighter to even it out before it gets too bad.

How long does a blunt stay good for?

It depends on how well you’re storing it. A blunt can last several days or even weeks if it’s stored in a cool and dry, airtight container, away from any sources of light. However, the longer you wait, the less potent the cannabis inside will be.

How much money does Snoop Dogg’s blunt roller make?

Although the information on Snoop Dog’s personal “chief blunt roller” isn’t publicly available, it’s estimated that she makes between $40,000 and $50,000 per year. She has also estimated that she has rolled half a million joints for Snoop Dog, and can usually tell which joint he needs by just looking at him.

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