Wanna learn the secret of how to roll a Backwoods blunt? You’ve come to the right place, my friend.

In this article, the all-things-cannabis experts at Honest Marijuana tell you everything you need to know to roll the perfect Backwoods blunt the first time and every time.

We’ve even included some soon-to-be patented HMJ Tips you can’t get anywhere else (we’re kidding about the patent thing, but that’d be cool if it was true).Before we get to the how, let’s talk about the what so you understand how to roll a Backwoods blunt the right way.

This one is for all the dedicated blunt smokers out there. If you are a consistent blunt consumer, then you are probably familiar with brands like Swisher Sweets and Optimo. Yet, these long-time favorites now have a little competition. All-natural, Backwoods tobacco is earning a stellar reputation for inspiring some ultra tasty and relaxing blunts. For those seeking a high-quality smoking experience, here’s the scoop on how to roll a Backwoods blunt in five easy steps.

What Is A Backwoods Blunt?

A Backwoods blunt is a blunt (duh!) built with your favorite strain of cannabis and a cleaned-out Backwoods Cigar wrapper.

Backwoods Cigars are different from other cigar brands in that they use a single, all-natural tobacco leaf on the outside instead of a piece of pressed tobacco paper or some other type of cigar wrapper.

This appeals to cannabis purists who are looking for a clean experience free of chemicals, pesticides, and heavy metals, and is why Backwoods blunts have grown in popularity over the last few years.

Now that you know what all the fuss is about, let’s get on to learning how to roll a Backwoods blunt.

Backwoods are the result of changing tobacco laws in the ‘70s that made it difficult to advertise tobacco as people became aware of its health hazards. To get around this, Backwoods created and branded little cigars that could still be advertised on television, avoiding the new laws and still hitting a target audience.

Backwood cigars consist of a tobacco leaf wrapper filled with aged tobacco. They come in several flavors which can make for slightly different experiences smoking, from Honey Berry to Black‘n Sweet and Wild‘n Mild. Their leaf wrapper makes for a perfect opportunity to rip them open and fill them with weed without even having to slice down the middle like you would to make a blunt with other cigars. Here’s what you’re going to need if you want to learn how to roll a backwoods:

Backwoods Blunt Supplies

  • 1 package of Backwoods cigars
  • A decent amount of cannabis to fill the cigar
  • Grinder
  • Level rolling surface
  • Patience

How to Roll a Backwoods Blunt

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If you’ve rolled a blunt before, you’ve probably been through at least some frustration. Sit down, take a deep breath, and prepare to slowly and carefully prepare your Backwoods, otherwise, you’ll look like a poser fumbling around with a torn-up leaf. If you start getting flustered during the rolling experience, take a moment to regroup and take it slow.

Step 1. Open the cigar

For those who have rolled blunts with other papers, remember Backwoods are made up of real tobacco leaves. They’re fragile.

Find the natural split in the cigar and trace it all the way with your fingers. Once you’re sure you know where and how it’s going to unravel, begin to carefully unwrap the leaf from one end to the other.

If the leaf feels extremely dry, you can get it a little wet. Just get your hands damp and run them over the wrapper softly. It won’t take a lot of water to add some moisture back in so don’t make it soggy.

Step 2. Dump the filling

You’re here to make a blunt, so that means getting rid of the tobacco filling. You’ll have enough tobacco and flavor from the wrapping, so don’t be shy about scraping the guts out of your cigar.

But don’t be too enthusiastic either. This is a really easy place to mess up. The tobacco should stay in the shape of the cigar, for the most part, so you’ll mostly be working to remove the cigar-shaped lump as well as any stray piles of tobacco.

If you have a pack with several more backwoods, you can dump the tobacco back into the bag to keep it fresh or go ahead and toss it out.

Step 3. Grind your weed and fill the leaf

Grind yourself a decent amount of weed. Just enough so you’re not overflowing the wrapper while also not underfilling it which will result in a blunt that resembles a twig. 

Filling the wrapper can be a challenge. Look for the middle point in the leaf and fill in a straight line from the top to bottom, leaving plenty of room on the left and right sides for rolling.

Step 4. Roll it up

Nervous yet? Now’s the time.

Pick up your leaf and gently roll the side closest to you over the weed, tucking and tightening as much as you can with your thumb. Once you’ve covered and tucked the weed once to secure it, you can slowly wrap the rest of the leaf over, continuing to put pressure on each newly rolled section. This can be done while holding it up or you can have it placed on a flat surface for a sturdier rolling session.

When you have just a little bit of leaf left, shamelessly lick it thoroughly so there’s no risk of it not sticking and give it a final roll. Lick it as much as you need to make sure it will stick once it’s completely sealed.

At this point, you can add a crutch or filter by inserting it in one of the ends, but it’s not necessary.

Step 5. Dry and smoke

Give your blunt a few minutes to dry off and seal together properly. Alternatively, you can just hold your lighter up near the seams, close enough to heat it up and dry it quickly but not so close you accidentally light the leaf.

Now you’re ready to light it up and enjoy.

Backwoods tips

The biggest tip any new Backwoods roller needs is to keep their patience. If the process does not come naturally to you yet, you just need to get good at it. This means taking every single step slowly because there are so many places you can go wrong and end up crumbling your leaf.

Why Do So Many People Use Backwoods For Blunts?

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It’s no secret that blunts offer a unique smoking experience. By combining your favorite herb with tobacco, you get double the effects and flavors than you would from a joint. Although blunts don’t necessarily get you higher, users swear they feel extra buzzy while smoking them.

Despite there being a vast number of brands, from Game to Swisher Sweets, Backwoods remains to be one of the most popular cigars on the market. Your favorite rappers smoke them, including the Game and Fetty Wap, and plenty of everyday weed enthusiasts burn them too, which might have someone who’s never tried them wondering: why do so many people use Backwoods for blunts?

What Is A Backwoods Cigar And What’s With The Hype?

What is a Backwoods blunt you ask? In short, a Backwoods blunt is weed rolled in 100% natural tobacco leaf. Like other cigars, Backwoods come in a variety of flavors, from Honey Bourbon to Sweet Aromatic. Produced in 1973, these cigars have been around for decades but continue to maintain popularity in the smoking community.

So why do so many people use Backwoods for blunts as opposed to other brands? Aside from the fact that they are a go-to brand for rap legends like Mac Dre, who swears that when it comes to smoking weed, “without a Backwood, it ain’t all that good,” splitting open a Backwoods is not necessary. Unlike other cigars, Backwoods are designed to unroll by hand, which allows the guts to fall out naturally all at once.

While the leaf is more prone to breakage and harder to get to stick than say a Swisher Sweet, Backwoods are still surprisingly easy to roll (you can learn how to roll a blunt on the link). With little to no effort, you’ll have yourself a blunt that’s nice and tight. And fat at that. These cigars can hold more a lot more weed than the average blunt wrap. In fact, some smokers have successfully rolled as much as an eighth of herb using a single cigar wrap.

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