Posted by Brian Wroblewski on Oct 20th 2022
How to Roll the Perfect Hemp Wrap
Can You Roll a Blunt?
If so, you can quickly learn how a hemp wrap differs from your standard blunt wrap, but you'll figure it out after spinning a few of them. Try to keep level headed and be patient.
If you haven't rolled a blunt, perfect.
There are no
bad habits for you to bring to this tutorial, so that works out better in the end anyway.
Keep reading below to learn how to roll a hemp wrap that is a smooth-pulling, slow-burning, crowd pleaser.
Rolling a Joint vs Using a Hemp Wrap
Rolling flower is easily the oldest smoking method in history.
It’s cheap, convenient and easy once you get the hang of it.
Despite all of the exciting smoking devices on the market today, rolling up is definitely one of the most common and casual practices.
Rolling a joint and rolling a hemp wrap have some stark differences.
The Hemp Wrap Experience Overview
- A hemp wrap can hold a bunch more of your delicious ceremonial flower, making it the perfect choice for a larger or longer session.
- A hemp wrap has no nicotine, so you can pick one up at the local cannabis dispensary.
- Hemp wraps come in a variety of flavors, shapes, and even come in pre-rolled cones.
- Hemp wraps typically come in a 2 pack, 3 pack, or 5 pack.
What Is A Hemp Wrap?
Hemp wraps are thin, flat sheets of paper made from the hemp plant. They are very similar to conventional blunt wraps, but without any nicotine involved.
When there is no nicotine, the ATF cannot regulate, so cannabis dispensaries are legally able to sell hemp wraps on location.
Nicotine is a toxic, addictive chemical that can fucking kill you.
Do your best to quit smoking. I'm a big fan of self-hypnosis for creating new habits habits.
As an added bonus, most of the hemp wraps on the market are 100% organic.
Many smokers are beginning to become more conscious of the harmful chemicals in other types of rolling papers and wraps.
In addition to being 100% organic, the natural hemp wraps don’t contain any toxic ingredients and the adhesive, if any used, will typically be composed of a sugar-based glue.
If you start messing around with the super-fun flavored hemp wraps, then the organic-panic is out the window, but you can find some wraps infused with flavored terpenes.
If you like a traditional tobacco based blunt, but are concerned about the potential negative health concerns, quality, and additives, then organic hemp wraps are the better choice for you.
How To Roll A Hemp Wrap
Grind your flower evenly, but don’t pulverize it to dust. You want there to be sufficient airflow so that your blunt burns evenly.
Flatten your hemp wrap and place a generous amount of flower on top, mostly in the center.
Don't worry, the ceremonial flowers will evenly spread through the rest of the wrap.
If your wrap has an adhesive strip, make sure it is facing up, and on the far edge away from you.
Fold the edges of the wrap toward each other, but not so much that it makes a sharp crease.
Work the wrap back and forth in a rolling motion to pack the flower evenly throughout.
This is done the same way you would roll a conventional blunt wrap or rolling paper.
Roll the body of the wrap toward the end with the adhesive strip.
Generously wet the adhesive strip and secure it to the outside of the roll.
If your wrap does not have an adhesive strip, it may take more saliva to get it to attach securely.
Step 5 (Optional Filter Tip):
Let's make a paper filter tip for your hemp wrap.
Using a piece of cardboard or business card, cut a small, rectangular strip about the width of your thumb.
You’ll want to make sure there isn't any print or ink on the piece to avoid potentially smoking harsh chemicals.
Roll it up to about the width of your blunt, and slide it into the butt end of your wrap.
This will act as a buffer so that you can burn through all of the flower in your blunt.
Plus, it helps keep crumbs from falling in your mouth.
Light up and enjoy a natural, organic, nicotine-free smoke sesh!
Common Issue With Hemp Wraps
If you’re new to rolling, it will take you a few times of trial and error to get your method down. You’ll definitely go through a few wraps and end up with tearing, holes, an uneven burn, a loose pack, or it not sticking.
It’s best to be patient, go slow, and be gentle.
Rushing the process or getting frustrated will never end with a good result.
Just like any new skill, rolling the perfect hemp wrap takes practice. It's ridiculous to think you'll be perfect at doing something for the first time.
Hemp wraps tend to be thicker and stronger than many other rolling materials.
This will help you if you’re just starting out because they're not as delicate as something like rice rolling papers. Practicing with hemp wraps can help you get the hang of things before you move on to thinner, more fragile rolling papers.
Not sticking is one of the more common issues.
Because many hemp wraps don't come with an adhesive strip, you’ll need to figure out the right licky-licky or moisture level to secure it properly.
- If you don't wet it enough, there’s nothing there to help stick the paper together.
- If you wet it too much, you’ll end up with a slippery, soggy mess that might knock you off your head game, and you might not be able to make it come together.
If this is something you continually struggle with, you can also try water, sugar water, or honey to help seal the deal.
You can even find blunt glue in head shops or online, but we haven't tried it.
Don’t Want To Mess With Rolling?
If you’re looking to enjoy this natural and convenient smoking method, but don't want to put the time or effort into rolling it yourself, there is an alternative.
You can find pre-rolled hemp wrap cones that are already assembled.
All you have to do is grind your flower, fill the wrap, pack it down with the eraser end of a pencil or other packing tool, and enjoy!