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 herb is definitely one of the most common and casual practices.
What Is A Hemp Wrap?
Hemp wraps are thin, flat sheets of paper made from hemp. They are very similar to conventional blunt wraps, but without any nicotine involved. Nicotine can impact the flavor of your hits, and is a toxic, addictive chemical that a lot of folks try to avoid these days. Plus they're totally 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, 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 enjoy smoking this way, but are concerned about the quality and additives of conventional wraps, organic hemp wraps are the better choice for you.
How To Roll A Hemp Wrap
Grind your flower generously, 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. In the following steps the flower will evenly spread out 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):
Using a piece of cardboard or cardstock, cut a small, rectangular strip. 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.
However, hemp wraps tend to be thicker and stronger than many other roling 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 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 soggy mess that also won’t come together. If this is something you continually struggle with, you can also try water, sugar water or honey. You can even find blunt glue in head shops or online.
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!