How to Roll a Blunt

Cannabis has been used for many years as a way for people to get to know each other. There is a great sense of unity when passing around marijuana, while sharing funny stories or interesting thoughts. Blunts are great for sharing because they are easy to pass around-they don’t involve any re-packing or re-lighting.

So, what is a blunt? The term “blunt” actually was  derived from “Phillies Blunt” brand, but is commonly used as a nickname for cannabis that is broken down and filled into an emptied cigar wrap. There are many cigar brands that are available on the market. Commonly used brands include: Swisher Sweets, White Owl, Phillies, Dutch Masters, and Backwoods. They come in a variety of sizes and flavors. Flavorless is also an option for those who enjoy tasting the terpenes within their marijuana.

Here are my tips so you can roll a perfect blunt, with trial and error (if the error leads to getting high then I’m in!) you will be rolling them in no time.

When purchasing a cigar, first make sure that it is fresh. All you have to do is pinch on the casing or packaging to feel for softness. If the cigar is crunchy, simply ask for another. Most places will not mind pulling a few out for you to choose from. After deciding on a cigar, you will need to split it evenly along the seal and remove the tobacco. To do this, look closely at your cigar and search for the faint line that goes from one end of the cigar to the opposite end. Opening the cigar here will make rolling the blunt easier. There are a few ways to split the cigar; you can either use a blunt splitter or your fingers. A blunt splitter is a very inexpensive tool that can be purchased at most head shops. You simply slide the cigar through the splitter and it is finished. It’s magic, I promise. If you are using your fingers, I would suggest getting the seal lightly wet with your saliva first. This keeps the blunt tearing along the seal instead of going off course. This will save many the heartache of ruining their only wrap because of a dry cigar.

Now that the blunt is split and the guts are safely discarded, you may start filling the wrap. You will want to fill the majority of the wrap evenly with broken down weed, leaving less weed on one end to form a mouthpiece. Filling the blunt evenly insures the blunt burns smoothly and without running. It is easier to roll a blunt when the cannabis is evenly distributed. After the blunt is filled with your broken down cannabis, it is time to shine!

Hold the blunt with your both index fingers and each thumb. The next step is the most difficult part. You must attempt to form the marijuana into a cylinder shape. To do this, slide each side of the blunt wrap together by pushing up and down evenly with your thumbs in a rolling motion. You should apply equal pressure with your index fingers as well. As you begin to move pressure from the mouthpiece to the end of the wrap, you will notice the cannabis starts to form into shape as it sticks to each other. Start from the mouthpiece and slowly move towards the end. Begin to tuck the wrap from your thumbs side under the wrap on your index fingers side. As you begin to tuck the wrap under its opposing side, lightly lick the inside as to cause adhesion between the wrap. This will help hold the blunt together as you move from sealing the mouthpiece to the end.

The most vital part is lighting the blunt. You don’t light a blunt the same way you light a cigarette. With a blunt, you hold the flame to the tip of the blunt while rotating it with your fingers until the blunt is evenly lit on all sides. This makes the tobacco wrap burn evenly throughout the smoke session.

As with anything, practice makes perfect. In no time you will have the technique down but until then, keep on practicing. If you need a better visualization or any tips come see me at The Evergreen Market Ikea-District Location!

By Educator – Vaughn

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