Medically Reviewed by
Jason Crawford

Article Last Updated on January 7, 2023

Smoking weed is still one of the most preferred ways to consume the cannabis plant around the world. While you can use various methods for smoking weed, blunts and joints are still the most popular ones.

Therefore, making the perfect blunt or joint is the ultimate goal of cannabis aficionados once they start consuming cannabis. This article will focus on informing you how to make perfectly rolled blunts, as well as how much weed is needed to fill each blunt to perfection.

What Is a Cannabis Blunt?

Blunts are rolled up tobacco leaf papers that contain ground-up cannabis in the middle. The term blunt originated in the US when Phillies Blunts popularized this method of cannabis consumption and coined the term blunt to be used for cannabis cigars. Blunts, just like joints, are filled with weed, and you can choose to roll a medicinal CBD blunt or a high-THC blunt filled with your favorite strain.

Some cannabis users prefer this method of cannabis consumption to joints since they add a level of nicotine from the tobacco leaf when inhaling. According to a 2016 study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, cigar wrappers contain about 1.2-6.0 milligrams of nicotine per wrapper.

Rolling the Perfect Blunt

You can roll your blunt in just a few easy steps by following our guide below.

Grinding The Cannabis

Rolling any type of cannabis “vessel” first starts with grounding your cannabis, and you can do this either with your fingers, or by grinding it with a grinder. Breaking the weed down with your fingers is helpful if you don’t have a weed grinder on hand, although grinding the weed allows it to break down evenly, and results in a more even burn, which is why it’s the preferred option. And, of course, don’t forget to use your finest grinder for best results.

Blunt Wrappers

The next step to rolling a blunt is buying blunt wrappers. If you haven’t purchased tobacco leaf papers, now is your time to go to your local dispensary and buy them. Otherwise, you could use the wrapper of a cigar or cigarillo (like Swisher Sweets, Phillies, or Backwoods) that you have at home. You just need to cut the cigar along the edge lengthwise and empty the tobacco, or set it aside for spliffs.

Moisten The Cigar Paper

After you have all your ingredients, it’s time to roll your blunt. If you’ve cut open a cigar, you could try moistening it to make the paper easier to wrap. Applying a little water will also help to seal micro tears that may have happened as a result of splitting the cigar.

Fill the Blunt

The next step is filling the blunt, and for that you need to add your desired amount of ground cannabis to the center of the blunt wrapper and spread it lengthwise. You could choose to add both tobacco and cannabis to your blunt and make it a spliff, or just add the cannabis. It’s important to adjust the amount of weed if you’re also using tobacco so you’re able to roll the blunt without overfilling it. Once you’ve added the cannabis, make sure that the weed is packed evenly before you seal the blunt. 

Rolling and Sealing the Blunt

After you’ve filled the blunt wrap with ground weed, you’ll only need to roll and seal your blunt before lighting it up. Tuck one edge of the weed blunt under the other, lick the edge lengthwise, and seal the blunt. You can cover up rips and tears with extra tobacco leaf paper. 

Baking and Smoking the Blunt

After rolling and sealing the blunt, you could also bake it by running a lighter around the exterior of the wrapper (which will ensure an even burn). This step dries out the moisture at the seal of the blunt and it’s the final step before you can light up your blunt.

How Much Weed Is Needed for a Blunt?

Since blunts are bigger than the average joint that contains about 0.32 grams of weed (0.01 ounce of marijuana), you’ll require more weed. Depending on the type of blunt, how much the wrapper can hold, and your individual rolling technique, blunts can pack between 1-2 grams of weed, and an average blunt will contain about 2 grams of weed (0.07 ounces of weed). 

Some blunt wraps can even hold more weed than the above-mentioned amount. However, the amount of weed per blunt also depends on whether you’re planning to incorporate tobacco into the blunt. 

Other Ways to Smoke Cannabis

Apart from smoking a blunt, there are a few other ways you can smoke weed and different methods can give you more intense or less intense highs. While some users may need to smoke a whole joint to get high, others might just need a few hits. Read on below to find out the different methods of cannabis consumption.


Smoking joints is one of the most common and preferred methods of consuming cannabis today. All you need is some rolling paper, a filter (a crutch), your ground-up weed, and you’re ready to spark up your joint. The average joint rolling paper is white, although nowadays papers come in various colors and materials including rice paper, hemp paper, etc.


Spliffs are similar to joints, the only difference being that spliffs have both tobacco and cannabis mixed together in the rolling paper. Spliff smokers can adjust the ratio of cannabis and tobacco according to their preference.


Bongs are another pretty common way of consuming the cannabis plant. Once you’ve acquired your plastic, glass, ceramic, or metal bong, you don’t need any additional equipment to enjoy your preferred Indica, Sativa, or hybrid strain apart from water and a lighter.

Vaporizers (Vape Pens)

Vaping is becoming more and more popular in recent years. Vaporizers, or vape pens, are regarded as the healthiest way to smoke cannabis since the vapor has less toxins and carcinogens compared to marijuana smoke. Vape pens consist of three main parts like the mouthpiece, the THC cartridge which contains the cannabis concentrate, and the battery. 

Dab Rigs

Dabbing is also a common marijuana inhalation method, especially for seasoned cannabis users who are looking for a more intense high. Dabs are potent extracts from the cannabis plant which are made with flash evaporation and have THC levels between 50-90%.

Final Thoughts and Advantages of Smoking Cannabis Blunts

Cannabis users prefer rolling either joints or blunts. The ones who prefer blunts like the harsher smoke and the buzz and aroma that you get from the nicotine in the blunt wrap. Some blunts are even flavored and have aromas added to them which makes the smoking experience even more interesting. And finally, blunts last longer in a smoking circle as they burn slower than joints.

If you’re a first-time cannabis user, you can talk to your budtender about different cannabis strains, or if you’re having trouble figuring out how much weed to put in your blunt.

And for those planning on trying a blunt, you can get blunt wrappers at your local dispensary, tobacco shop, or gas station. Happy smoking!

A passionate advocate for the benefits of cannabis. Fraser Horton, who has a background in botany and a strong love of nature, has spent years researching how cannabis affects the body and mind. He established Leaf Nation in 2020, where he has devoted himself to educating people about the legalisation of marijuana and its safe and responsible use. Fraser is committed to highlighting cannabis’ potential for improving wellness and working to dispel the stigma associated with its use.


The information presented on this page is provided as a public service to aid in education and is derived from sources believed to be reliable. Readers are responsible for making their own assessment of the topics discussed here. In no event shall Leaf Nation be held reliable for any injury, loss or damage that could happen if using or abusing drugs.