Rolling the perfect blunt is an art form. It takes patience, and a lot of practice to perfect this craft. But in the end, the final product and experience of smoking a nice blunt is totally worth the effort.
Before you get started, you will need some supplies that will help you get rolling.
Tip/Crutch, which is a small piece of paper that is rolled into a spiral and acts as a filter
‘Poker’ to push down and help pack your cannabis. You can use an item such as a chopstick or pen.
Now, let’s get started…
Grinding your cannabis is the first but most important step in the process. Be sure to grind your cannabis into a uniform consistency to ensure that it burns smoothly all the way to the end. Double check the shake pile for lumps or stems prior to moving to next step.
Hold the blunt wrapper in your non-dominant hand with your index finger in the middle. Use your thumb to roll the wrapper up and down to create a halfpipe shape that will hold the amount of cannabis to be rolled. Double check that the sticky side of the wrapper is the back edge that is facing you (will seal the blunt in next steps)
Fill the inside of your halfpipe shaped gutter with cannabis, making sure to keep an even consistency through the whole thing. If you’re looking for a cone shape, you will need to place more cannabis on the opposite end of the tip/crutch, and gradually decrease the amount of cannabis used as you get close to the tip end which will be the same side as your dominant hand. Now, place the tip inside and ensure the tip size is suitable for the blunt you’re rolling.
Grab the other end (tip end) of the wrapper with your dominant hand, so both of your hands are now holding the blunt. At this point, do what feels right and comfortable and begin to roll the cannabis in between the wrap very gently. You want to try to even out the product from one end to the other, compacting it lightly. DO NOT over compact the cannabis because the result will be a blunt that doesn’t burn well.
Now you are ready to start shaping the blunt and preparing the blunt to be sealed. Continue rolling while forming and preparing to tuck in the non-sticky lower edge which will get overlapped by the sticky top side when you fold over and create a sealed seem across the blunt. When you’re ready for the fold over you will need to get freaky and give it lots of love with some wet licks to help create a sticky seemed seal.
Use your poker and gently pack your weed down before you close off or twist the end that you will light up. Once satisfied, you can use a lighter along the shaft of the blunt seem to further secure and tighten up the blunt a bit before smoking.
BOOYAAAA! You’ve just rolled your first blunt and you’re one step closer to rolling blunts like a boss. Now it’s time to light it up and ENJOY!!
Tips for the Beginner
Remeber, practice makes perfect, so don’t get discouraged if you rip the wrap or your final product ends up looking like a pregnant caterpiller.
Does your blunt have loose pockets? Use your poker to gently pack down the weed, but as stated above, don’t over pack.
Using your thumbs and rolling fingers, try to get a feel for the technique that creates some tension between both ends of the blunt wrap before you begin to tuck and roll. This will help form a smooth and tight blunt!
Davie is a long time cannabis professional who has worked not only as a cultivator but in all aspects of retail cannabis. From budtender, to wholesale and retail management, and from harvester to advanced hydroponic specialist, Davie has been around the block more than once. Now residing in beautiful British Columbia, Davie now works with acres of greenhouses, producing some of the best buds in the country.