Rolling a blunt is a skill that any cannabis smoker should have. Blunts are one of the most popular methods of smoking because of the size and strength of the hits compared to that of a joint or a pipe. There’s also something ceremonious about a blunt. It might not be something for your everyday smoke sesh, but special occasions can be made even better with the presence of a nice blunt to share with your loved ones. You might think rolling a blunt is a skill you learn once you’re a marijuana expert who has been smoking for years, but it’s not as hard as it looks. You can easily be the life of your next party, rolling blunts for everyone to enjoy.
Why Choose a Blunt Over Another Smoking Method?
There are so many options these days for consuming marijuana. Each of them is great in their own way, and everyone has their personal preference. However, there are so many pros to smoking blunts over other methods. It’s clear why blunts are so popular and ubiquitous in the cannabis community.
Glass pipes and bongs are other common smoking methods, and they are more convenient, as you only have to pack cannabis into a bowl. However, these pieces can be quite expensive, and they require a lot of maintenance over time to give you a smooth, clean hit. Vapes and concentrates are also expensive, and many smokers may find concentrates too strong. It’s important to know your limits to ensure you enjoy the high.
Edibles are an option that many choose because they’re tasty and often more enjoyable than smoke inhalation. However, the THC potency of edibles may be less predictable than flower, unless you buy your edibles from a reputable dispensary.
You may also consider smoking a joint or a spliff. These are very similar to a blunt, but with some key differences. Joints are simply cannabis buds rolled in cigarette papers. A spliff is either a blunt or joint with a combination of marijuana and tobacco. Blunts and joints are notably healthier than smoking a spliff because they have little to no tobacco.
So, why smoke a blunt rather than a joint? A single blunt can have a similar effect as six joints. That’s because they can hold a much larger amount of cannabis. If you’re planning on smoking a large quantity, a blunt is the most efficient and effective way to do so. Blunts also offer a little kick that comes from the trace amounts of tobacco in the cigar leaf, which can enhance your high.
Picking Your Cannabis
The first thing you need when rolling a blunt is, of course, high-quality cannabis. Make sure you buy your weed from a dispensary that you trust and that will offer a variety of plants for you to choose from. If you’re having a relaxing night in with some friends, you may want a nice indica strain. However, if you plan to stay up late or go out, sativa might be a better choice. Buying from a dispensary that offers a variety pack allows you to try out all kinds of cannabis buds, including hybrid strains, to see what feels right for you.
Rolling the Perfect Blunt
Once you have your cannabis, the only other things you need are a cigar or cigarillo, a sharp blade, and an optional paper filter. You can find cigarillos in a variety of delicious flavours to enhance the taste of your blunt. If you’re looking for something bigger to smoke, like with a large group of friends, a cigar is the choice for you, as they are much larger than cigarillos.
Use the blade to slice a clean line straight down the length of the cigar, then empty the tobacco from the leaf. To get the most out of your cannabis, be sure it is ground into a fine, fluffy consistency. This ensures that the entire flower comes in contact with the heat, providing a stronger hit for you. Pack your ground cannabis evenly into the cigar leaf, filling all the space so the blunt is nice and sturdy once it’s rolled. If you choose to use a filter, place it at one end of your blunt.
To roll the blunt, hold it with both hands and use your thumbs to roll the edge of the leaf closest to you over the cannabis. You should see the cylinder of the blunt coming together. Next, lick the opposite edge of the leaf, giving it an adhesive quality. Finally, carefully roll the blunt between your fingers, applying the adhesive edge over the other. You may need to close the blunt one section at a time, especially if it is a larger one.
Once your blunt is all rolled up, the last step is to seal it and make it ready to smoke. This is easy. Hold the blunt over the flame of a lighter, being careful not to burn it. Run the flame over the seam you just created. This will dry out the leaf and help the blunt burn smoothly. Some choose to put their blunts in the microwave for a few seconds to get a similar effect, but using a lighter works perfectly. Now, you have a wonderful blunt to enjoy during some relaxing alone time or to spark up with your friends.
Make It Special
If blunts aren’t a part of your daily routine, you may be rolling one to treat yourself or your loved ones on a special occasion. If that’s the case, you may want to add something extra to take your smoke sesh to the next level. You can do this by mixing different forms of higher-potency cannabis in your blunt. Many people use kief, the tiny crystals that collect at the bottom of your grinder, or hash, blocks of pressed cannabis resin, to intensify their blunts. Both of these concentrates contain large amounts of THC that will make your blunt more potent. Simply sprinkle the concentrate over the ground-up bud in your blunt leaf and roll it as you normally would. You will surely impress when you bring such a strong blunt to your next party.
What really makes a blunt special, though, is sharing it with those you love. However you choose to consume your cannabis and no matter what you put in your blunt, it can be used to bring people together and create wonderful memories.