How to Roll A Blunt
Have you ever wondered how to roll a blunt? You’re in luck! Greenside Recreational 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.
We started off with a couple grams 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 over sized wraps. Today we went with some Blackberry Headband for the first blunt and Ace of Spades for the second.
Being old school we used Swisher Sweets Cigarillos. You’ll have to break these up and remove the tobacco yourself. You can also by virgin wraps so you won’t have to remove tobacco, but where’s the fun in that?
Start at one ends and gently pull the outside apart with your thumbs. Work 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.
Get your buds. We went with the full gram of Noble Farms Blackberry Headband for this one.
Break your buds apart. Some people simply don’t have ‘the touch’ and should not be doing this by hand, as they will destroy the weed. For those people there are grinders. But we’re professionals…
After the buds are broken down, proceed to pack the wrap. There’s no real strategy here aside from evenly displacing the herb.
It’s important to have the weed broken down properly and distributed evenly to ensure an even burn.
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.
After a practice roll, lightly lick the inside of the wrap. 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 a it it looks like it’s about to lift, use your tongue lightly to push it down. Careful to not get it too wet.
If you take your time and don’t get too eager to light it, you will be rewarded with a beautiful blunt that burns evenly.
Join Greenside Recreational in a brief yet informative step-by-step tutorial on how to roll a blunt using your favorite weed and wrap!
How Many Blunts Can You Roll With One Gram of Weed?
If you are a regular smoker you may understand the ins and outs of how cannabis is usually sold, with the measurements coming in various weights with their own nicknames and quantities. Whether it is measured in grams, ounces, ‘eighths’, ‘quarters’, and so on, it may be slightly confusing to casual smokers who aren’t accustomed to the terminology.
You may simply be wondering how many joints you can roll with a specific amount, or how long you can expect a certain amount of weed to last when you are purchasing. We’ll break down the differences between the normal quantities you will see when visiting a dispensary and how many blunts or joints you can expect out of them.
The Typical Measurements Of Weed
You will find that weed is typically measured in two different categories, individual grams or a fraction of ounces. Grams are usually sold in increments of one, either as separate strains or multiples of the same.
If you are purchasing larger quantities of weed, it is usually measured in simple fractions of ounces and are usually comprised of the same strain. The various measurements and their nicknames are as follows:
- “Gram” – 1/28th of an ounce– 1 gram
- “Eighth” – 1/8th of an ounce – 3.5 grams
- “Quarter” – 1/4th of an ounce – 7 grams
- “Half Ounce” – 1/2 of an ounce – 14 grams
- “Ounce” – 1 ounce – 28 grams
- “Pound” – 16 ounces – 448 grams
You’ll hear other terms such as “dime bag” or a “dub”, which normally consists of one or two grams of weed respectively. These are also considered $10 or $20 worth of weed respectively, however this will change depending on the prices in your area.
What Is The Difference Between A Blunt And A Joint?
Aside from using the various paraphernalia to smoke, whether it be a bowl, bong, or vaporizer of some sort, the most stereotypical way to smoke weed comes with the joint or blunt. Because of the similarity to smoking cigarettes or tobacco, these have taken hold as one of the easiest and most popular ways to smoke weed.
While they are similar, there are some key differences between the two ways to smoke.
The standard joint is rolled with a relatively small amount of weed, made up of purely cannabis with no other additives. A joint uses the traditional white rolling paper that you will find in gas stations or convenient stores, although there are specialty brands that feature natural materials or unique designs or form factors.
Joints are often rolled with filters, which allows you to hold the joint easier while also being the most efficient way to smoke the most weed without waste.
Although blunts are also comprised of solely cannabis, they are usually wrapped in tobacco leaf paper and are usually much larger in size. Whether the paper is taken from a cigar or are packaged solely for blunts, these will pack a more powerful punch due to the fact they are usually more dense and significantly larger.
You will also receive the added buzz from the tobacco paper itself, making these a more intense way to smoke cannabis.
How To Roll The Perfect Joint
While everyone tends to have their own special process and techniques when it comes to rolling their joints, there are a few tips if you have trouble finding your footing in the beginning. The first step comes with picking out your paper, whether it is the typical white paper or blunt wraps.
Once you have your weed, you should use a grinder to break it apart (or use your hands if you don’t own a grinder), which will help to pack and roll the joint. Be sure to not grind the weed too finely, as this will make the joint burn much quicker and subsequently waste weed.
Afterward, you can save the remaining weed either inside the grinder or in a container, which you can read more about here.
The next step is to pack the weed into the paper, creating a boat or ‘U” shape with the paper. Afterward, you can take the edges of the rolling paper and use your fingers to roll the joint back and forth until the weed is packed tight and uniformly with the paper.
The next step is to wrap and secure the joint together tightly, pinching the end to secure the weed from falling out. If you choose, you can then insert a homemade or premade filter into the other end of the joint, securing the weed on the other end from falling loose.
How Many Joints Can You Roll With One Gram Of Weed?
The most basic starting point when you are purchasing weed, buying a gram is both the cheapest and easiest way to step foot into the world of rolling your own joints. Or perhaps you have a gram of your own homegrown weed, which you can learn more about here.
Because a gram of weed is relatively a small amount, you can typically roll two normal sized joints. If you plan on rolling a blunt, you may only be able to roll one with a gram, being slightly less efficient than joints.
If you want to get more out of your weed, you could roll a “spliff”, which is weed and tobacco combined into either a blunt or a joint.
While this won’t carry the same buzz you get with a normal joint, it will stretch out a relatively small amount of weed. Additionally you could use a bowl or a pipe of some sort if you have a small amount of weed, letting you smoke without any of the waste associated with joints or blunts.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many blunts can you roll with an ounce of weed?
In general most blunts will have about a gram or a little less of weed. An ounce of weed on paper is 28 grams, so you will be able to roll anywhere between 25-30 blunts per ounce of weed, although it depends on your personal preference of blunt size.
How much weed is in a joint?
As mentioned above, each joint will have about half a gram of weed. As with anything, you can make these smaller or bigger depending on your preference.
You can stretch this out by adding in tobacco to create spliffs.
Is one gram of weed enough to get you high?
In general a gram of weed should be more than enough to get anyone high, as long as it is a relatively high quality strain and you don’t have an especially high tolerance. In most cases, a gram of weed, which equals about two joints, should be more than enough for one person.
If you are smoking with multiple people however, this may fall short if they are regular smokers. You may have a better time smoking from a pipe if you have a smaller amount of weed, as this will be the most efficient way to get multiple people high off a small amount of weed.
How Many Blunts Can You Roll With One Gram of Weed? The differences between the normal quantities you will see when visiting a dispensary and how many blunts or joints you can expect out of them.