How to roll a blunt: the 7 easy steps to rolling the perfect blunt like a boss
Get ready to enjoy the warm glow of artistic accomplishment and the relaxing body buzz of THC.
Let’s face it. Rolling a blunt is an art form. Like any skill, practice is key, and that applies doubly when you’re learning how to roll a perfect blunt. But if you know just a few tips and tricks, blunt rolling can quickly become second nature. Here’s how to roll a blunt step by step.
What you’ll need to roll a blunt:
Get all your supplies together so that you can stay focused once you get started. Here’s what you’ll need:
• Cigars (it’s always a good idea to have extras, especially when learning how to roll a blunt)
• Good weed
• Small knife
1. Getting started: split the cigar
Now you want to find the “vein” on the cigar– that’s where you split it. This, like blunt rolling itself, is a learned skill. Lots of people like to moisten the cigar to make it easier to work with. Use a small knife to do the splitting, always lengthwise, from the butt (the end you smoke on) to the tip (the burning end). If you accidentally poke a hole in the wrapper, or it cracks during the process, all is not lost. You can repair it with the gummy adhesive from rolling papers. There are also ready-to-use blunt wraps available, in case “street cred” doesn’t matter to you, and you want to skip Steps 1 and 2
2. Empty the cigar
Once you’ve split the cigar open, carefully remove its contents. You can just push it out with your thumb. Be careful; you don’t want to tear the wrapper. (You did get a couple of extra cigars for learning how to roll a blunt, didn’t you, man??)
3. Grind the weed
Now you’ve emptied the cigar, leaving an empty blunt wrapper. It’s time to grind your weed. Don’t grind the weed into powdery dust. Go for a fluffy consistency when rolling a blunt. The goal is for there to still be small chunks of weed to facilitate airflow.
4. Load the blunt
Carefully pack your ground cannabis into the blunt wrapper. Load it as full as possible; nobody likes a skinny blunt. Besides, under-loaded blunts are structurally unsound. They tend to collapse after lighting up, and that’s a waste of good weed. Many seasoned blunt rollers load up the center of the blunt a little more thickly and gently push in on each end. That helps the blunt even out when you’re rolling, filling out the ends of the rolled blunt again.
5. Roll the blunt
There are two main methods of blunt rolling; both work. If you try them both, you can decide which works best for you. When using either method, carefully heat the rolled blunt with a lighter. That helps hold the seal and also promotes a more even burn. Run the lighter lengthwise under the seam and around the outside of the blunt. Don’t hold the lighter too close; you don’t want to ignite the blunt… just yet.
For the first method of how to roll a blunt, fold the shorter end of the blunt wrapper under the weed. Roll back and forth using your thumbs. Make sure your index fingers are pressing downward, onto the blunt. That way, you’ll get a nice tight roll, while also shaping the blunt. Pay attention to the ends; make sure you don’t accidentally seal them up while you’re rolling.
Method two for rolling the perfect blunt:
For the second method of rolling a blunt, roll from the butt to the tip (the burning end). To start, tuck the bottom flap of the blunt wrapper under the top flap on the butt end. Repeat this action as you make your way along the blunt, all the way to the tip.
6. Even it Up
Make sure the blunt’s contents are evened out. Rub your thumb and index finger up and down the length of the blunt.
7. Seal the blunt.
Lick the blunt wrapper’s edge, then roll the rest of the wrapper over the moistened part. Voila! Look what a thing of beauty you’ve made. Admire your rolled blunt. Now, burn that thing. Enjoy the warm glow of artistic accomplishment and the relaxing body buzz of THC.
If you prefer the classic joint, check out RAW Regular Rolling Papers.
Remember, practice makes perfect.