How To Roll The Fantastic Blunt: The Foolproof Guide

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Learning how to roll a blunt is an essential skill if you wish to make and maintain up your Stoner Guru Card (patent pending).

Rolling a combined  can definitely get you approved — most of cannaseurs need to acquire that ability — and rolling up out a cross-country  will provide you with the loving appearances you’ve been craving all of your life.

However, to really set yourself apart from the audience, you want to understand how to roll up a blunt — and then roll it nicely.

In the following guide, the all-things-cannabis pros at Honest Pot  provide a step-by-step guide that will help you understand, practice, and learn about the science and art of rolling a blunt.

Blunt 101

example of how to roll a blunt

In its most fundamental, a dull is bud wrapped in an smokable wrapper.

But , so is really a joint along with a spliff and a Thai rod . What’s more, you shouldn’t, actually consult with you as another unless you would like to eliminate all cred because of cannaenthusiast.

While you’re here, we’ll put you right on the dull angle, however for more info about joints, spliffs, along with Thai sticks, Have a moment to browse these useful posts:

OK, so today let’s concentrate on what creates a dull a dull. We’ll tackle this issue by breaking down to five classes:

  • Inside
  • Exterior
  • Shade
  • Size
  • Taste

Doing this will provide you points of reference to if you compare a dull into a joint into some spliff to a Thai stick.


The inside of a dull is strictly bud. Even the breed  doesn’t matter 1 lick — merely that it’s 100-percentage cannabis.

A dull blended with any non-cannabis-based merchandise isn’t a blunt and ought to be known by another name.


That is exactly what creates a dull a dull and puts it apart from the rest of the smokable marijuana solutions.

A dull is a sheet of tobacco newspaper or even cleaned-out cigar wrap stuffed with your selection of bud.


Blunts are brownish, and that’s all you’re getting. No wacky colours or entertaining prints. Only the dull brownish color of sand or dirt.


Blunts can vary in dimension. But since they use paper or wrap intended for cigars, they’re nearly always thicker and longer than the normal joint.

Though the duration doesn’t change so much, the depth could fluctuate based upon the dimensions of the wrapper you’re using and the sum of bud you package inside.


The taste of a dull is determined, in large part, on the kind of wrap you utilize.

In the most fundamental, you’ll taste tobacco along with your breed of selection. At times that’s good. Sometimes it’s poor.

You’ll need to experiment to get the ideal strain/wrapper mix (or you can just buy a pre-rolled Honest Blunt — the most lightest, most flavorful, longest-burning blunt accessible ).

Now which you may differentiate a blunt by a joint out of a pole at the ground, let’s talk about how to roll up a blunt.

How To Roll A Blunt

woman smoking after learning how to roll a blunt

What You’ll Need

  • Cigars or Notebook packs
  • Your Favourite breed of marijuana
  • Grinder
  • Little knife or razor blade
  • sterile tray to operate on
  • Water
  • Paper Deck
  • Patience
  • Exercise


1A) Purchase A Cigar Wrap

There are two methods to begin learning how to roll a blunt (thus the 1A here and also the 1B under ): the simple method and the hard way.

The easy way is to purchase an empty cigar wrap in the neighborhood smoke store or online — honestly, the simplest approach is to purchase a pre-rolled blunt such as those that we create here in Honest Pot .

However there’s something to be said about DIY, which means you ought to at least understand how to roll up a blunt in your even in the event that you don’t do it often.

1B) Empty The Tobacco from a Cigar

This requires just a tiny bit of doing, however, the results will be well worth the attempt. Before you begin, make certain that you have several cigars available since you will make errors and need to begin.

Appear and feel to get a bulge or “strand” that runs this length of the cigar. That’s the adhesive the maker utilized to seal the cigar, and that’s where you wish to divide it.

You can use your hands to massage “crack” the cigar, or you could use a little knife (an X-acto or razor blade works nicely ) to slit the cigar in half lengthwise.

when you’ve gotten the cigar available, empty the java into a bowl if you would like to use it or even the crap if you don’t.

Feel free to trim the paste seam using a sharp border of your selection.

2) Publish Your Pot

tool for grinding weed

In case you don’t own a grinder, obtain you. It makes everything simpler.

should you want to wash said grinder, take a couple of minutes to browse our educational article The Best Way To Clean A Grinder In 5 Easy Steps. Doing this — really cleaning the grindernot simply reading the content — will enhance the flavor and expertise of your closing dull.

Grind up 1-1.5 g  of your favourite marijuana so that you have lots to use. And don’t get overly aggressive with your own grinding.

The aim here’s really a pleasant, fluffy consistency with loads of little chunks. This promotes warmth and creates the burn simpler and much more pleasurable.

3) Moisten The Cigar Wrap

This measure is optional — as well as exercise, you might not want it anyhow — but we would like to ensure it is effortless for all those first-timers on the market.

Using a moist paper towel, tap the cigar wrap till it seems moist. Take care to not saturate the cigar wrapping using an excessive amount of liquid (hence no dunking it into a bowl of water).

Obtaining the cigar wrap a tiny bit moist will make it much easier to work together and block it from ripping in areas it shouldn’t.

4) Load It Up

scatter the vacant cigar wrap with just as much marijuana as you possibly can. This makes the final product easier as an underloaded dull will fall when it.

Pro Suggestion : split the middle of this dull with more marijuana than the endings. If you roll it, the more bud will spread and complete the endings to get a pleasant, even depth.

5) Roll It Up

That is the component that requires patience and training.

Roll the cannabis-filled cigar wrap between your palms and thumbs until you’ve obtained a closed tube using marijuana indoors. Be gentle so that you don’t tear or crack the cigar wrap and then ruin the appearance and texture of your own blunt.

Once you’ve got the dull all shut up, moisten the vulnerable border from end to end then seal it down (like licking a ring ).

Guru Tips:

  1. Exercise your rolling procedure together with the tobacco in the now-empty cigar along with also a quarter of a slice of printer paper (4.25” x 5.5” or 10.8 cm x 14 cm to all those who will manage the metric system).
  2. As an alternate to licking the border before closure, it is possible to seal your dull with a little cannabis oil in case you’re feeling very daring and need an excess kick.
  3. “Bake” the dull by conducting a milder lengthwise below the seam and about the exterior to help shield everything together.

6) Lighting It Up

man lighting up a blunt

After admiring the beauty of the dull you’ve made, light that sucker up! Toke it to yourself or puff, puff, pass along with your pals.

Blunt Gains

1) Burn Time

The depth and composition of this wrapper create a blunt burn more than the short-lived, flash-in-the-pan combined.

Burn is a significant bonus, particularly when smoking at a bunch. Participants get more tokes because the whole thing lasts longer.

2) A Different Type Of Buzz

The tobacco in the cigar wrap provides a “buzz” similar to the caffeine in coffee.

This pleasurable effect often precedes the cannabis high, makes for a different type of buzz, and is a nice addition to the cannabis experience.

3) A Higher High

Blunts are usually thicker than joints, and many feel that they get higher from a blunt because of the extra cannabis.

Whether this is true in all cases or just a matter of perception is open for debate, but the addition of tobacco may have something to do with it as well.

Get Creative With Your Blunts

We talked about the construction of a blunt at the beginning of this article — inside is cannabis, outside is cigar wrap.

After you’ve got those basics, though, the sky’s the limit on what you can add to make your blunt even better.

To help you customize your blunt, here are some DIY suggestions that take everything to a whole new level.

  1. Sprinkle a dash of kief on top of your cannabis before you close to add a kick of flavor and a bump of psychedelic effects to your blunt
  2. Moisten your blunt with THC oil and roll the whole thing in kief if you’re really adventurous
  3. Roll a Backwoods blunt
  4. Add some wax or shatter or budder to the inside of your blunt
  5. Roll a cross blunt
  6. Make your own moon rock weed and add it to the mix

Get creative and we’re sure you’ll come up with some cool variations of your own.

Will All Blunts Get You High?

trippy neon lights

This may seem like a trick question because when you first learn how to roll a blunt, you’ll probably be doing it for the sole purpose of taking a psychedelic trip.

Because of that, you may think that all blunts are the same and that all blunts will get you high.

We’re here to inform you, friend, that they won’t. It all depends on what you roll inside.

Yes, the outside is always going to be cigar wrap — if it’s not, you’re smoking something else — but, on the inside, your blunt can be anything you want it to be.

It can be hemp. It can be a high THC strain. It can be a high CBD/low THC strain. As long as you’re rolling with some form of cannabis, a blunt it will be.

That highlights the importance of knowing a bit about the ganja you’ve got on your hands.

If you bought it yourself, you’ll know what it is. But if someone hands you a zip and tells you to show them how to roll a blunt, you’ll want to ask some questions before you take a toke.

Once you’ve got the information you need, here are some general rules for assessing the possibility that the blunt will get you high.

  1. If the cannabis you roll in your blunt contains one percent THC or less (commonly known as hemp), you won’t feel a thing.
  2. If the cannabis you roll in your blunt contains one percent to five percent THC, you’ll start to feel something (depending on your pot experience).
  3. If the cannabis you roll in your blunt contains five percent to 10 percent THC, you’ll probably hear a shape or two.
  4. If the cannabis you roll in your blunt contains 10 percent to 15 percent THC, you’ll be well on your way to high town.
  5. If the cannabis you roll in your blunt contains anything above 15 percent THC, kiss reality goodbye.
  6. If the cannabis you roll in your blunt is a CBD-dominant strain used for medicinal purposes, you will not get high.

So, back to the original question: Will all blunts get you high?

No, they won’t. The lower the THC dose, the less likely you’ll feel anything at all.

What Does A Blunt High Feel Like?

Again, it all depends on what you load in your blunt before you roll it up.


If the strain (or creative extras) are greater than one percent THC, you’re going to find yourself experiencing the seven stages of being high.

These include:

  1. A dramatic shift in your reality (what we’ve dubbed the “what-the-eff-just-happened moment”)
  2. Euphoria and a complete lack of all worries
  3. Deep contemplation
  4. Paranoia
  5. The Munchies
  6. Contentment and happiness
  7. Fade out and sleep

That’s not to say that you won’t encounter more (or fewer) stages from your blunt high, but these are the most common ones we’ve experienced in our many years dating Mary Jane.


If the strain you add to your cigar wrap is high-CBD/low-THC, you’ll experience a different set of feelings than you would with a THC strain.

These include:

  1. Relaxation
  2. Less nausea
  3. Increased appetite
  4. Less pain and swelling
  5. Improved mood
  6. Less anxiety
  7. More focus
  8. Dry mouth

Additionally, CBD is unique in that it can interfere with your liver’s ability to process other drugs (read, prescription drugs). Be sure to talk to your doctor about potential conflicts before you add CBD blunts to your repertoire.

It’s also important to understand that CBD is biphasic, meaning that, at low levels, it provides a certain list of effects, while at high levels, it provides a different list of effects.

If this seems foreign to you, think about alcohol (also biphasic). At low levels, it’s a stimulant. At high levels, it’s a depressant.

CBD doesn’t act exactly the same as alcohol — stimulant on one end, depressant on the other — but the effects will change as the dosage level increases.

Hand-Rolling Vs. Machine-Rolling

Woman showing how to roll a blunt

The instructions above focus mainly on learning how to roll a blunt the old-fashioned way: by hand.

But there is another way — the blunt-rolling machine.

At Honest Marijuana, we use a large, industrial blunt-rolling machine to produce some of the best blunts in the business.

Our machine is a mass of gears and motors and computer controls that can roll hundreds, if not thousands of perfect blunts every day.

But for those of you who only need one or two blunts a day — and don’t have a big pile of cash burning a hole in your pocket — there are plenty of simple manually-operated blunt-rolling machines on the market.

If you’ve ever seen a joint-rolling machine, the concept is the same for the blunt-rolling machine, only slightly bigger.

Most of these “machines” cost less than ten bucks and make building a blunt so easy that even a complete noob could sit down and figure it out.

That said, we firmly believe that everyone should learn how to roll a blunt by hand.

We tell everyone who asks us for advice and guidance the same thing: learn the skill so that you’ve got the skill in your toking toolbox.

You just never know when you’ll be without your trusty machine or find yourself somewhere that you can’t get a hold of one of HMJ’s delicious blunts.

So why do we even bring up the whole issue of hand-rolling vs. machine-rolling — other than to encourage you to learn the skill for yourself?

Because there’s a whole debate among cannaenthusiasts about which method is better.

Only One Or The Other Will Do

Many feel that hand-rolling is the purest way to build all your joints, blunts, spliffs, and Thai sticks, and that machine-rolling is flying the finger in the face of the cannagods.

Basically, they feel that anything you can smoke is better having been hand-rolled — with the exception of the bong, we guess, which would burn the hell out of your hands if you tried it.

It reminds us of the legend that the best Cuban cigars were hand-rolled on the thighs of virgins.

Really? What does that do?

Absolutely nothing, except perhaps introduce a whole hygiene issue into the discussion.

The hand-rolled angle was just a way to make that particular cigar stand out. It didn’t contribute to the taste or the smoker’s overall enjoyment. The quality of the wrapper and the stuff on the inside did that.

The one concession we will make is that whoever came up with the whole “virgin thigh” thing was a frickin’ genius since we’re still talking about it today.

Which Is Better?

upclose of a flame of some one smoking a blunt

Honestly, cannaboys and cannagirls, it’s entirely up to you.

Asking which is better, hand-rolling or machine-rolling, is like asking which is better, cats or dogs? Toyota or Chevy? Coffee or tea? Pens or pencils? Yoda OG or Blue Dream?

Remember, variety is the spice of life and different strokes for different folks.

It all comes down to whatever makes your smoking experience the most enjoyable.

Because, either way — whether you hand-roll or machine-roll — when all is said and done, you’ve still got a joint in your hand. That’s really all that matters.

We recommend that you learn both methods and then decide for yourself which one to use most often.

Pros And Cons Of Hand-Rolled Vs. Machine-Rolled

Again, we’re not taking sides in the debate over hand-rolled versus machine-rolled anything. We do recommend that you learn how to hand-roll for yourself.

You never know when society is going to break down and you’ll turn into a nomadic stoner hunting for whatever landrace strain you can find.

Think of it as a survival skill!

After you learn how to roll a blunt, you can do whatever makes you feel good and use a machine eight times out of ten.

We don’t care. We just want everyone to know how to do for themselves. To help you decide, here’s a list of pros and cons from each side of the issue.

Hand-Rolled Blunts


  • No need for extra supplies
  • Master a new skill
  • Roll anywhere


  • Takes practice
  • Not the fastest method
  • Produces irregular joints

Machine-Rolled Blunts


  • Uniformity
  • Easy to use
  • Fast


  • Bad rollers produce bad blunts
  • Only rolls one size
  • Can develop into snobbish behavior

Many of the pros and cons of the hand-rolled versus machine-rolled debate are the same for joints as well.

For a more in-depth discussion of these pros and cons, check out this article from the HMJ blog: Joint-Rolling Machine Vs. Hand-Rolling: Which Is Better?

How To Roll An Blunt: What’s Inside Matters

Honest Marijuana blunts

If you want to roll the best blunt possible, start with a high-quality, sustainably sourced, organically grown cannabis bud like those from Honest Marijuana.

At our Rocky-Mountain-based grow facility, we employ world-class organic growing methodologies to provide cannabis connoisseurs with the purest marijuana experience on the planet.

We grow our plants the way Mother Nature intended: at organic soil without chemicals or pesticides. We even hand-trim our plants so that they’re organic from this ground up.

Not only does that make all your smoking, dabbing, and edible experiences infinitely better, but it also means that the blunts you roll are better, tastier, and well worth the effort.

So don’t settle for an inferior strain. Get the best strains on the planet — the Honest Marijuana strains — and encounter cannabis the way it was meant to be.

For more information on most things cannabis along with for check out our 100-percent all-natural marijuana products, visit today.

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