How to Roll a Blunt

Andrew Ward

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The pantheon of pot smoking is not complete without blunts. Although not as iconic as the simple joint, blunts have their diehard fans and their fair share of casual consumers. Blunt rolling requires a bit more effort, but with a little ingenuity over the years it has become quite an art. 

Scores of consumers do love blunt smoking, but the consumption method doesn't sit well with everyone for various reasons. That said, proponents of the technique will likely tell you to try one for yourself before coming to a decision. 

Learning how to roll a blunt may seem like a daunting task, but it's pretty easy once you get the hang of it!

Anyone looking to try a blunt for the first time may want to roll their own. It will take a bit more effort but learning how to roll a blunt isn't that difficult. In this article, we'll cover six steps to blunt rolling success. We'll also delve into all the aspects of blunt rolling, from how much weed is needed in a blunt to how to split a blunt.

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Now, let's dive into this blunt discussion!

What is a blunt?

A blunt is much like a joint in that its contents contain cannabis and a wrap for smoking. Like a spliff, blunts often have tobacco, depending on the wrap type chosen. Traditional blunt wraps made from cigars, like Phillies, Dutch Master, Swisher Sweets and Backwoods, or smaller Cigarillos contain tobacco and are popular blunt wrap choices. Some newer options have removed tobacco from their products, offering an alternative to those opposed to tobacco. 

Increased demand and accessibility to pot led to a wave of new blunt smoking products. Many wraps now come pre-made, removing many of the DIY steps listed below. 

Choosing the pre-made path or going with the authentic handmade experience of emptying a cigar and resealing it is your call. We've made this guide for whichever way you want to learn how to roll a blunt.

Traditional blunt wraps are made from cigars.

Why blunts are so popular

The popularity of blunts is supported by their unique consumption experience, potency, longer smokes and various other factors.

Blunts come in a range of flavors, from vanilla to cherry to traditional. The variety allows consumers to add flavors to whatever cultivar they're smoking--a feature not possible with joints, spliffs, or most other forms of smoking. 

Blunts are portable as well. While a joint can do the same, a blunt's thicker tobacco leaf paper burns slower than a joint, allowing for a more extended session or multiple rounds. Blunts also provide a bit more of a buzz from the leaf's tobacco, a feature many, including spliff smokers, may enjoy.

Some people like blunts for the added tobacco buzz.

How much weed is in a blunt

Blunt answer: How much weed is in your blunt depends on your leaf/wrap size. You'll need a bit more pot for your blunt than you would a typical joint. A standard-sized blunt wrap typically calls for 1 to 2 grams of cannabis. A Cigarillo will call for less, typically a gram or less. Note the size of your wrap before starting. You may need more or less pot depending on the make and size of the wrap. 

A typical blunt contains one to two grams of cannabis.

Smoking a blunt isn't for everyone

They certainly have their fans, but blunts have a fair share of detractors as well. In some cases, consumers don't enjoy the added taste or flavor the wrap provides. Though, most reasons typically center on the tobacco component. 

For some, the added tobacco buzz doesn't sit well with them. In other cases, the leaf may produce a smoking experience that some consider harsher on their lungs and throat. And, with much of the world shifting towards a more health-conscious lifestyle, many prefer not consuming tobacco. 

Some people prefer to avoid blunts because they contain tobacco.

How to roll a blunt in 6 easy steps

Learning how to roll a blunt can seem challenging. If you take a moment and follow these six easy steps, you'll realize that the process can be as simple as twisting up a joint. 

It helps to have a clean, organized surface when rolling a blunt.

What you'll need

Let's start with the essentials. Before beginning any blunt rolling, make sure you have the following: 

  • 1 to 2g of cannabis, pick a favorite strain for your first blunt
  • A cigar, Cigarillo or blunt wrap
  • A sharp knife or box cutter (for cigars and Cigarillos)
  • Recommended but not required: An herb grinder 

Grind your cannabis

Place your pot in an herb grinder to break down your nugs. Be sure to avoid grinding your cannabis too fine or risk increasing the difficulty when packing and smoking later on. 

If using your hands or another device, make sure that your flower is broken into small enough pieces to pack your blunt properly. 

If you chose to grind your weed, be sure not to grind it too fine.

Get your blunt wrap ready

Getting ready could be a simple or slightly intricate step, depending on your wrap choice. Blunt wraps come ready-made, skipping any work at this stage. Just take out your wrap, ensure that it is fresh and up to rolling and smoking standards. 

Learning how to split a blunt requires a bit of precision.

Unlike wraps, cigars and Cigarillos need to be split. Learning how to split a blunt requires a bit of precision, as you'll be creating a split along one side of the blunt. Any knife may do the trick, but an Exacto knife or something similar typically allows for the cleanest cuts. In some cases, blunt rollers may lick or wet the cigar before cutting, believing it helps work with the shape and contour of the source material.

Wet your blunt wrap

The same reasoning for wetting the blunt in the previous step applies here. Some people will soak the blunt at both stages. If you don't wet the leaf during step 2, then you must do it here. Moisture helps retain the leaf's flexibility, avoiding any splits or breaks in the wrap. Keep in mind that you'll want to wet the wrap, but don't soak it. A modest amount of moisture should do the trick. 

Add your cannabis

Place your ground pot evenly and in the middle of your now-moist wrap. Have enough cannabis to run the entirety of the leaf without overfilling. You'll know you've overdone it if the two sides of your wrap struggle to meet in later steps. 

Make sure you leave enough room for the edges to overlap when you roll.

Roll your blunt

With a light touch, roll your wrap with both hands. Take one end and bring it over the other end, delicately moving until your cone is complete. Be sure to use both hands. Doing so allows you to quickly smooth out any gaps, overfills, folds or wrinkles in the blunt as it takes shape.

Hand-rolling a blunt is an art and takes a bit of practice.

Seal it up and start smoking

Moisten the final piece of blunt wrap hanging off your rolled piece with a bit of saliva--think like you're sealing an envelope. Once wet, press the remaining leaf into the blunt, sealing the deal. Run your finger over the new fold to ensure there are no gaps. If any are spotted, lightly press down until the spaces are gone. Once the seam is sealed, your blunt is ready to be smoked at your convenience. 

Ahh! The finished product. Simple enough! Now it's time to enjoy.

And that's how you roll a blunt! With these simple steps, you should find out soon enough if this type of consumption suits you well. As always, consume responsibly and have a good time.

Andrew Ward

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