Have you ever wondered how to roll a blunt? You’re in luck! Greenside Recreational’s Des Moines dispensary has got you covered!
The first time I smoked with anyone from Greenside Recreational was with a group smoking a blunt after work. The blunt was passed to me and I took a long draw. As I exhaled, I asked who had rolled this beautiful blunt. They all pointed at the budtender, Xavier. I knew this was my guy for a how-to—and now, you get all this great knowledge in a useful post. Make sure to bookmark this so you can perfect your method!
How to Roll a Blunt: Getting Started
So what do you need to roll a blunt? For starters, you have to get your hands on good bud. Stop by our Des Moines dispensary to grab your favorite flower or try something new.
For our sesh, we started off with a couple grams of bud by Noble Farms from Tacoma, Washington. A single gram is a good amount for an average-sized blunt using a standard wrap, although you can stuff more in one and you can certainly buy oversized wraps if you’re planning on sharing with a large crew.
Today we went with some Blackberry Headband for the first blunt and Ace of Spades for the second. (Find your favorite strains using our online cannabis dispensary menu!)
Being old school, we used Swisher Sweets Cigarillos. You can grab whichever cigars look good to you. Heck, why not try a few to see what gives you best results?
Once you’ve picked yours, you’ll have to break them up and remove the tobacco. You can also buy virgin wraps so you won’t have to remove the tobacco, but where’s the fun in that?
While removing the tobacco, be careful to preserve the integrity of the wrap.
Start at one end and gently pull the outside apart with your thumbs while working your way to the other end. If you ended up with a dry cigar, this will be difficult. It’s important to gently squish a wrap when you buy it. If it’s crunchy, point that out to the clerk immediately and they will typically exchange. Typically you have to buy the cigar before you can handle it, so it’s important to check the freshness right there when it gets into your hands.
After you’ve broken it open, use a finger to push the tobacco out. Again, this will be difficult if the cigar is dry. You can see the ones we purchased were perfect for our goal—a big, juicy blunt.
How to Roll a Blunt: Fill ‘er Up
Now that your wrap is ready, it’s time to grab those sticky buds. We went with the full gram of Noble Farms Blackberry Headband for this one (yum!).
Carefully break your buds apart. Now, some people simply don’t have ‘the touch’ and shouldn’t be doing this by hand because they will destroy the weed. For those people, there are grinders. But we’re professionals… If you need a grinder, don’t hesitate to ask your budtender when you stop by.
Once the buds are broken down, proceed to pack the wrap. There’s no real strategy here aside from evenly laying out the bud. This will make it easier to close and create a more balance blunt (and thus a better smoke).
See how we’re putting it in nice and evenly? This one is going to burn great!
Work the weed into a manageable state. Some people use their phones or credit cards to pack down the broken up buds. Fingers work fine if you’re comfortable.
How to Roll a Blunt: Seal it Up
After a practice roll, lightly lick the inside of the wrap to close it. You should lick the portion you intend to fold over, not the whole thing.
Continue your way down, lightly licking the inside before you fold. If it looks like the wrap’s about to lift, use your tongue lightly to push it down. Be careful to not get it too wet. You want it to burn, after all.
If you take your time and don’t get too eager to light it, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful blunt that burns evenly.
Light it, hit it, pass it!
And what’s better than rolling a blunt? Rolling two!
If you need more advice, make sure to ask your budtender at your favorite Des Moines cannabis dispensary.