Blunt Rolling for Beginners

By | July 18, 2022
Blunt Rolling

For those unfamiliar with blunts, they’re essentially hollowed-out cigar wrappers typically used for smoking cannabis. While not as popular as the better-known joints, they provide many different flavors and offer a much more unique experience. In this article, we’ll talk about what you’ll need and the steps in rolling the perfect one.

Things you need to roll a blunt

Before you can learn about rolling a blunt, you must first have all your supplies ready:

  • For an excellent blunt, you must have at least one to two grams of the preferred cannabis strain. Otherwise, you’ll only have an empty wrapper.
  • While it’s possible to break the cannabis buds apart by hand, it can be a messy task. It’ll also make it more challenging to maintain an even or uniform consistency with this method. Instead, use a cannabis grinder, especially if you’re an avid smoker. It will make a difference.
  • Blunt wraps. As the name suggests, blunt wraps are the wrappers that wrap around and hold your blunt together. It’s different from rolling papers because they’re generally made out of tobacco leaf from inexpensive cigars. They also come in various blunt wrap flavors.

Blunt Rolling

Steps in rolling your blunt

Once everything is prepared, you can begin rolling your blunt. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Grind your cannabis. Rolling a blunt begins with grinding the cannabis buds. As mentioned previously, you can do this by using a grinder. Apart from making the task easier and keeping your hands clean, it also helps preserve the trichomes that could potentially fall off if you aren’t careful. To grind the buds for your blunt, place a couple of grams of the desired strain into the grinder, close its lid, and turn it a few times.
  2. Prepare the wraps. After you’ve ground up the cannabis, the next step is to prepare your blunt cones or wraps. It’s up to you whether you want to start with using empty paper or empty the content of a cigar or cigarillo. If you opt for the latter, use a sharp object like a knife. If you try using your hands, you’ll only risk the wrap getting torn. Moreover, a blade will make things easier.
  3. Moisten the blunt wrap. The next thing you need to do after the preparation of the blunt wrap is to moisten it a little. Doing so will make the wrapper more pliable, allowing you to manipulate it more manageably. Some prefer to dab it with a bit of water using their fingers or lick it. Whichever method you prefer, be sure not to get it too wet.
  4. Fill and roll. Lastly, you need to fill the wrap with sufficient cannabis and roll it carefully. The distribution of the ground buds is crucial—it mustn’t be too much or too little to ensure a consistent thickness.


Contrary to what some might think, rolling a blunt is neither as tedious nor complicated as it appears. In actuality, it’s easy to do, and you’ll immediately get the hang of it. So if you want something different from the more traditional joint, give blunt wrapping a try.