How to Roll a Perfect Blunt with Cigar? Step by Step Guide

how to roll a blunt

Blunts have long been a popular choice for cannabis lovers seeking a unique and satisfying smoking experience.

They offer a slow-burning, flavorful smoke session that sets them apart from other methods of consuming cannabis, such as joints or hand pipes.

Mastering the art of rolling a blunt is a rite of passage for many stoners, an essential skill that enhances your overall smoking experience.

Wondering how to roll a Blunt? Rolling a blunt isn't as hard as it seems. After some study and practice, you'll be a pro.

In this guide, we'll walk you through each step towards expertly rolling your very own blunt, ensuring a slow burn and smooth draw every time. Let's get started!

What is a blunt?

hemp Blunts

A blunt is a cannabis-filled cigar typically made by emptying the tobacco from a cigarillo or cigar and replacing it with marijuana.

The outer wrapper is often made from tobacco leaves and packs a punch when smoked with cannabis.

The term originated from the popular brand of cigar wrappers known as Phillies Blunt. It's a cheap, machine-made cigar, making it perfect for destroying to obtain the wrapper.

Over time, the term came to mean what it does in today's cannabis culture: cannabis inside either a hollowed-out cigar or tobacco paper.

Blunts vs Joints: What's the difference?

Blunt vs Joint

While both blunts and joints serve the same fundamental purpose, there are distinct differences between the two.

Unlike joints rolled with thin paper, blunts are rolled with a tobacco cigar wrap or another heavy paper or leaves from another plant such as hemp or palm.

Blunts are more substantial than even a king-sized joint and use more weed.

Also, blunts produce a different type of high because they often uses a Cigar warp or tobacco leaf wrap, which adds a unique flavor profile to the weed in a blunt.

Why do people like blunts?

why blunts are so popular

The distinct, often sweet, taste of the tobacco leaf or hemp wrap adds a new layer of flavor to your favorite weed strains.

Especially the tobacco leaves with a higher content of nicotine will adds a buzziness and energy to your high.

Moreover, blunts burn slower than joints, prolonging the smoking experience, making them perfect for savoring moments and passing around.

The Materials Needed to Roll a Blunt

Gather all of your materials before rolling so that you can concentrate once you begin.

To roll a blunt, you will need the following material:

1. Cannabis

Choose your favorite strain of high-quality cannabis. Gather enough to fill a cigar.

For one blunt, 1-2 grams should be plenty, but if you're smoking a large cigar, you could need more.

Furthermore, Take into account the number of smokers that will be in your circle.

2. Grinder

Grinder is a tool to grind the cannabis into smaller, even pieces. This helps with even burning and easier rolling.

3. Cigars or Blunt wraps

You can typically get blunt wraps that made from tobacco leaves, at smoke shops.

Blunt wraps are typically larger and thicker than regular joint rolling papers, which can lead to a slower burn and a longer smoking session.

If you're just learning how to roll a blunt, it pays to have extra wraps on hand.

You can also use a hollowed-out cigar by removing the tobacco. Any cigar or cigarillo will suffice, although one that is too dry will break more easily and be more difficult to roll.

4. Sharp blade or knife

When it comes to how to split a blunt wrap, you'll need a Sharp blade or knife. This is an essential tool used to split the cigar.

Skip the blade if you can stuff the cigar without cutting it open.

5. Rolling tray

You don't want any of your weed to get lost in the carpet or scattered on the table!

So use a rolling tray to gather any excess weed that drops when making your blunt.

If you don't have a rolling tray, you can use a plate, a lunch box lid, or a newspaper to collect weed and kief.

6. Lighter

A lighter is a must-have tool in your blunt-rolling arsenal. You'll need it to bake and light up your handcrafted blunt.

How to Roll a Blunt: Step-by-Step Guide

How to roll a blunt by 7 steps

Now that you've got your materials, you're ready to roll! Follow these 7 easy steps so you can roll the perfect blunt.

Step 1: Grind your cannabis

Place your cannabis into your grinder and begin breaking the flower down into a fine, even consistency. Doing this will help ensure a smooth, even burn.

Avoid grinding your flower too finely; you don't want your weed to look like dust.

To prevent this, check your grinder every few twists and turns to make sure it's breaking down properly.

Once your cannabis is fully ground up, dump the flower onto your table and make sure there are no big clumps.

If there are chunks, break them apart with your hands. Plus, remove any tiny twigs that can poke holes in the wrap.

Step 2. Break down the Cigar Wrap

Use a sharp knife or blade to split open your cigar wrap longitudinally, from the butt (the end you smoke on) to the tip (the burning end).

Once it's open, dump out the tobacco inside. This creates space for you to put weed in a blunt.

While you could break the cigar down by hand, you run the risk of tearing the wrap. A blade makes things quicker and easier.

To make it easier to deal with, many individuals like to wet the cigar. This can be as simple as wetting your fingers and running them across the wrapper.

Additionally, you can use an empty, flat blunt paper and start from scratch.

Step 3. Moisten Your Wrap

The blunt wrap will be more flexible and manageable to roll if it is slightly moistened.

The moisture can also assist in sealing any very fine cracks that may result from cutting or emptying a cigar or cigarillo wrap.

Lightly moisten the Cigar wrapper or tobacco leaf by licking it or using a little water.

If you are rolling a blunt for yourself, this can be done using saliva.

However, if it is to be shared, it is much more hygienic and considerate to dip your finger in some water and use that.

Step 4. Pack in the Cannabis

After that, evenly distribute your ground cannabis throughout the open cigar wrap or blunt wrap.

Distribute the weed evenly along the wrapper's center, leaving a section open toward one end. This is where you'll close and tuck the end later.

Remember that too much or too little can impact how the blunt burns.

Step 5. Roll the Blunt

Once you have your smoking mix settled into the open blunt, it's time to get to rolling it up.

Start by rolling the open wrap between your forefinger and thumb with both hands to pack the blunt evenly.

Keep squeezing and shaping going down the length of the blunt to roll up the blunt into a cylinder shape. Once the blunt is shaped, bring one edge of the wrapper over your bud and tuck it under the other side. At this point, the wrap should completely encase the cannabis.

Step 6. Seal Your Blunt

Once you've rolled the blunt, moisten the inside edge of the top layer of the wrapper and press it down to seal it.

You can use your saliva or a slightly dampened sponge or finger. Be gentle to avoid tearing the wrapper.

Step 7: Bake the Blunt and Enjoy

Because your blunt wrap is wet, it's important to let it dry before use.

A wet blunt will not smoke properly and be hard to enjoy.

You can leave it alone to sit in the sun for about ten minutes and that will do the trick.

Additionally, you can use a lighter. Run the flame up and down along the seam to dry out the blunt wrap.

The heat will seal the wrap patches together, so you can smoke them without worrying that they will fall apart.

When using a lighter make sure to hold the flame far enough away from the blunt to not burn it.

After that, the blunt is ready, Just light up one end, inhale through the other, and enjoy your sweet-tasting, long-lasting blunt!


If you smoke weed for pleasure or medicinal purposes and have not tried a weed blunt, you don't know what you are missing.

Following the 7 steps highlighted above will help you master the art of rolling blunts. Plus, Use our tips and tricks to perfect it.

Like with many other trades, rolling blunts can be hard the beginning, but it is well worth it in the end.

If you're new to rolling blunts, there's no need to get frustrated after failing in your first few attempts. Mastering the art of rolling blunts takes patients and tons of practice.

So what are you waiting for? Start rolling! Take your time, be patient, and have fun.