How to Roll a Blunt : First Timers Guide
Most weed smokers know how to roll a joint, but how to roll a blunt is something that takes a little more know-how and experience. Not only is a blunt much longer and fatter than your average joint, but also the paper is a lot courser, which makes it a bit more difficult to roll. If you're a first timer or a beginner and you have questions about how to roll a blunt, from which blunt wrap to choose or how to prepare your marijuana, read on for a step-by-step guide that will make you an expert on blunt rolling in no time.
Step 1: Buy marijuana
You'll need to break up your weed into small pieces in order to roll it in a blunt, so you might as well save some money and go for the shake rather than the premium top-shelf flower. It just seems a shame to break apart a perfect nug of crystally flower, but if you take advantage of the best ounce deals in denver and get a great deal on a shake ounce—which many denver dispensaries offer—well, you might as well roll a good bit of it up in a blunt and smoke a fatty to celebrate. You'll need a valid photo id proving you're 21 years old or older to shop at any of the local marijuana dispensaries, and you'll need a med card if you want to shop at the medical dispensaries or take advantage of medical pricing which is often lower.
Step 2: Buy a blunt or a blunt wrap
You can go with a traditional blunt which uses an actual cigar (also called a blunt) with the tobacco taken out of it, or you can purchase a commercially made blunt wrap which is basically a rolling paper made out of cigar paper. They are usually sold in packs of two and are available at most convenient stores. If you're a beginner to blunt rolling, you're best bet is to choose a commercially made blunt wrap as these are much easier to work with. Zig Zag has a good variety of flavored blunt wraps if you like your blunts on the sweeter side. If you want to go the more old school route and start with a cigar, get a Phillies blunt.
Step 3: Prepare your blunt wrap
If you've opted to start with a traditional cigar, you'll need to empty out the tobacco first. Slit the cigar down the middle vertically and empty out the tobacco, or gently twist until you get all the tobacco out. If you've opted for a blunt wrap, simply bend it in half as you would with a rolling paper if you were twisting a joint, only don't make a sharp fold but rather a gentle curve. Some blunt wraps come wrapped around a paper or plastic cone that you can utilize to pack the weed inside the wrap.
Step 4: Prepare your weed
You'll want your weed to be broken up to an even density, without any thick chunks, stems, or seed remnants. Break up the mariuana until it's the consistency of loose tea leaves or pipe tobacco.
Step 5: Roll the Blunt
If you're using a blunt wrap or a cigar that's been split down the middle, simply roll it as you would roll a joint. Put your weed down the middle and spread it out so that it's nice and even, then hold it with your thumbs in the middle while you use your index fingers to keep everything in place as you roll it up as tightly as possible. Lick the wrapper along the upper edge, seal it up, and it's ready to smoke. If you've chosen to empty the tobacco out of your blunt without cutting it, you'll need to carefully fill it with weed, packing it down as you go. A small funnel made out of construction paper and a straw or other thin object will really come in handy here and make your job a lot easier. Once you have your weed in and it's filled up completely so that it's nice and fat, simply light it up and get to toking.
How to roll a blunt video tutorial
If you're still not feeling confident about how to roll a blunt, you might want to check out this video tutorial. Rolling a blunt isn't too difficult, but it does take a bit of practice so don't be too disappointed if your first timer blunt rolling attempts aren't the greatest. Practice makes perfect, so try again.