Wherever you sit on the spectrum, learning how to roll a blunt has its own challenges compared to rolling a joint. So, to ensure you don’t experience blunt trauma during your next attempt, we’ve pulled together a quick guide on how to roll a blunt like the pros.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Grab a cigar, cigarillo, or blunt wrap. Swisher Sweets, White Owl, and Black & Mild are a few of our favorites, but anything will do. Next, choose your herb. Since blunts take more cannabis than joints, make sure you have enough on hand to fill it up.
Step 2: Prep Your Wrap
If you’re using a store-bought cigarillo like Swisher Sweets, slice it from top to bottom, crack it open, and empty out the tobacco. Alternatively, if you’re a DIY freak, you can always pick up some empty wraps at your local corner store. Either way, you’ll want to moisten your fingers with a little water and wet the wrap so it’s easier to shape. Keeping it moist will also help prevent cracks or tears.
Step 3: Break Down Your Herb
Breaking down your cannabis doesn’t only make the blunt easier to roll, it directly affects the quality of your smoking experience. If you run it through a grinder, you’ll likely get a more even burn. Break it down by hand and those larger bits will make the burn last a little longer. Whichever route you take, just be sure to remove the stems and seeds along the way.
Step 4: Start Rolling
Now you’re ready to fill the empty tobacco wrap with your cannabis. One or two grams is ample herb for a standard sized cigarillo. If you can squeeze in more, then great. Sprinkle it in from one end to the other, then roll with your fingers to pack the blunt evenly. If you’re using a cigar shell, pull one side of the wrap over the other, then wet the overlapping side from end to end and seal it up. If you’re using a fresh wrap, you’ll need to roll and unroll it a few times until the herb is evened out. Then give it a good, tight, final roll and seal it up.
Step 5: Bake It and Take It
To cure the blunt, you’ll have to make sure it’s dried and baked. You can do this by running a lighter lengthwise under the seam and around the outside. Don’t let the flame get too close – you just want the heat, not the fire. Once all that goodness is baked and sealed in, all that’s left to do is enjoy it!