How to Roll a Backwoods Blunt

If you’re a seasoned blunt smoker, this one’s for you. If you’re a newbie to the world of blunts, welcome and buckle up.

Backwoods tobacco has burst onto the scene recently and gained acclaim for its all-natural ingredients and fantastic flavor. What does that mean? Well, the tobacco is grown and processed in the USA and is aged a full year before being rolled. This accentuates its flavor and brings out its sweet undertones.

If you’re after high quality (and a quality high), this is the one for you. Below we look at what you need to roll a Backwoods blunt and how to do it.

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The Gear You’ll Need

Here’s what you need to get the job done:

  • A pack of Backwoods cigars
  • A rolling tray (basically, your blunt rolling station)
  • Weeeeeeeed (pick your favorite strain — may we recommend trying Blueberry Muffin or Blue Cookies)
  • A grinder (to grind up the aforementioned weed)

Steps to Roll a Backwoods Blunt

Follow these steps to roll the perfect Backwoods blunt:

1. Unwrap the Cigar

There are two ends to your Backwoods cigar, with one wrapped more tightly. Start with this end, slowly unraveling the leaf and working your way up. This is the most important step. If you tear the leaf, you could ruin a perfectly good blunt.

2. Remove All (or Some of) the Tobacco.

Here we reach a crossroads: if you remove all of the tobacco, you’ve made a blunt; if you remove only some of it, you’ve made a spliff.

Either way, remove as much as you’d care to and then flatten out the leaf.

3. Fill the Blunt

Tobacco leaves are irregular in shape. One edge is rounded, and one edge is sharp, and it’s much easier to position the sharp edge away from your dominant hand to make rolling easier. For instance, a right-handed person would position the sharp edge to the left.

Next, add the ground flower of your favorite strain. Use the other hand to gently curl the tobacco leaf as you fill-up the blunt. This will concentrate all of your weed along the central line of the leaf.

4. It’s Time to Roll

Now for the fun part (and also the tricky part). Begin by taking the rounded end of the blunt and tucking it securely around the weed. This round end should stay tight as you continue rolling your blunt. This part may take patience and, unfortunately, a sacrificial blunt or two as you perfect your craft.

5. Seal it Up

The good old-fashioned saliva seal works like a charm. Because Backwoods is such a particular breed of tobacco, you may have to juice up some extra spit to seal it properly. Twist excess tobacco leaf at the tip to seal it off properly. If you fancy a clean look, use a pair of scissors to snip off the business end of your blunt.


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Why a Backwoods Blunt?

We’ve already said that Backwoods cigars are special. But why choose a Backwoods blunt over, say, a joint?

It’s the combination of herb and tobacco that really seals the deal here. By combining your favorite weed with the Backwoods tobacco leaf, you can practically enjoy twice the effects and far richer flavors. Note that you won’t necessarily get higher off of a blunt, but you will probably get more of a buzz if that makes sense.

You can also get Backwoods cigars in various flavors, from Sweet Aromatic to Honey Bourbon. These cigars have been around since 1973 and have become the de facto choice for rappers and other weed aficionados. Backwoods are weed-friendly by nature, as they’re rolled with unrolling in mind.

The challenge comes from the fact that a Backwoods leaf is more breakable than many other cigar rollers. However, they’re still quite easy to roll and can easily give you a nice, tight blunt.

Another perk is the nicotine content of Backwoods. Blunt aficionados love the fact that Backwoods sports higher nicotine levels, giving you a spurt of energy and a more intense buzz. They also burn for a long time, meaning you won’t have to constantly light and relight.

So that’s it. Practice hard and play harder, friends.

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JJ Smoak

Brooklyn native, accent-having, travel lover, wordsmith and bud enthusiast. Versed from the streets of NYC, mixed with some world influence, writer/editor and medical user extraordinaire, JJ is here to tell you like it is and guide you to the finest. Brooklyn's favorite feminine stoner, your neighborhood contributor, wrapping leaves like a bandage and bringing you along for the ride.

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