Hemp wraps are thin paper sheets made from industrial hemp pulp. They are a healthier alternative to conventional tobacco-based blunt wraps.
That’s because they don’t contain any nicotine, carbon monoxide, heavy metals, or other dangerous substances. They’re also completely organic since they’re not grown using chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Unlike traditional blunt wraps, hemp wraps burn slowly and more evenly. You can also choose between various flavors. But the flavors are not as intense as those of tobacco wraps. And if you’re worried about falling on the wrong side of the law, you’ll be delighted to find out that the 2018 Farm bill legalized all hemp-derived products, including hemp wraps.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you become a hemp-rolling master.
What you’ll need:
Grinding cannabis flowers is important for airflow and for the flower to burn more uniformly. While you can rip the flower buds by hand, using a grinder minimizes mess and makes the process more convenient.
To get started, load the flower inside the grinding chamber of your grinder. Next, choose your preferred coarseness setting and run the grinder to produce equally sized, smokable hemp pieces. Just make sure you don’t grind it to dust.
Spread the empty hemp wrap and fill it up with the ground cannabis flower. The amount of flowers you pack inside will depend on several factors, such as:
Two grams of ground cannabis flower is about the right amount for most standard hemp papers. For hemp wraps that come with an adhesive strip, let the strip face up and on the far boundary away from you.
Once you’ve packed the wrap, what follows is the tuck and roll process. Gently fold one side of the hemp leaf wrap and tuck it in. The wrap will bend naturally without difficulties. In the meantime, press the flower inside to guarantee a good pack. Also, make sure the wrap remains tight while tucking it in to create a sharp crease.
Roll the body of the hemp leaf wrap towards the other end that has the adhesive strip. If the wrap lacks an adhesive, you’ll have to wet the inside of the exposed end of the paper. Do not soak it, but make it moist.
A quick lick of the tongue can do the trick. Alternatively, you can spit saliva on the tip of your finger and use it. Then press the adhesive strip or the wet edge down to attach it to the outside of the rolled hemp wrap. This will create an airtight seal that will not disintegrate when you light up.
This is a difficult step that requires some practice before you can pull it off. Don’t be disappointed when you don’t get it right on your first attempt.
A filter tip bars cannabis flowers from entering your mouth when smoking up. While you can buy a filter from the smoke shop, making your own using cardstock is much more economical.
To get started, slice a small, rectangular strip from a piece of cardstock or cardboard. Make sure the piece doesn’t have any ink or print to avoid the possibility of smoking dangerous chemicals. Roll it up as per the width of your blunt. Then slide it into the end of your hemp leaf wrap.
That’s it! Light up and toke up a nicotine-free smoke.
If you’re new to rolling a hemp wrap, you may face the following challenges:
Packing too much cannabis flower in your hemp wrap may cause some tears when rolling it up. A tightly packed wrap may also restrict airflow, leading to a poor smoking experience. You can tell if your wrap is over-packed when it feels rock-hard when you tap it.
Underpacking your hemp wrap creates plenty of airflow inside the blunt, which could cause the smoke to escape through the opposite end. The hemp wrap may also burn faster than the hemp flower. This means that the whole blunt may burn in a few minutes, leaving you with no chance to enjoy your session.
For hemp wraps without an adhesive strip, you will need to apply the right amount of moisture to attach them properly. If the edge of the wrapping paper is not moist enough, it won’t stick together.
Making it too damp will create a soggy mess that won’t fasten either. If a quick lick of the tongue doesn’t work for you, you can try honey or sugar water.
Hemp wraps don’t pose the health concerns associated with traditional blunt wraps since they’re organic and nicotine-free. If you’re green in rolling one, it may take a bit of trial and error before you can finally pull it off. It’s also helpful to be mindful about packing the wrap with just the right amount of hemp flower.
But practice makes perfect, so be patient and don’t give up. Soon you’ll get the hang of rolling hemp wraps before you upgrade to thinner, more delicate wraps.