Rolling the perfect cross blunt

What’s better than smoking a blunt? Smoking two blunts at the same time! That’s the magical result you can achieve by learning how to roll a cross blunt.

This guide will walk you through how to roll a perfect cross blunt in 8 easy steps. You are essentially going to roll two different blunts (one big, one small) and insert the small blunt through the larger blunt in order to make a cross shape.

If your more of a visual learner, you can watch our in-depth video on how to roll a cross blunt here:

So, cross your blunts and dot your eyes. And by “dot” your eyes, we mean use eye drops because after you smoke this masterpiece, you will surely need them!

Cross Blunt Supplies:

You'll want to start your cross blunt journey by gathering the necessary tools and supplies together on a clean rolling surface. Here’s what you'll need to get started as well as some additional recommended supplies:

Crucial supplies:

  1. Dry Herbs
    -A generous helping
  2. Two Blunt Cigars/Wraps
    -Preferably one larger and one smaller
    -We will use a Dutch Masters cigar and a Cigarillo
  3. Dry Herb Grinder
  4. Poking Tool or Paper Clip 
  5. Knife

Recommended supplies:

  1. Filter
  2. Scissors
  3. Razor Blade

If it's your first attempt at rolling a cross blunt, we recommend buying more than one of each size cigar in case you find the need to start over. We also recommend reading up on the history of blunts as a prerequisite to this cross blunt tutorial if you’re new to rolling. 

Step 1: Grind your herbs.

How to Roll a Cross Blunt

If you are living in a weed-legal state, we recommend using marijuana. If you are not living in a weed-legal state, we recommend using CBD flower with a THC content under the federal legal limit of 0.3%.

It is best to use a grinder to break down your dry herbs, leaving them as fine as possible. Using your fingers will result in a coarse grind, ultimately creating a lumpy cross blunt that has a higher chance of boating or canoeing (burning unevenly).

Step 2: Gut and prepare your larger blunt.

How to Roll a Perfect Cross Blunt
  1. Moisten the outer-leaf of the cigar.
  2. Carefully unwrap the outer-leaf of the cigar.
  3. Split open the inner-leaf (a razor blade works best to cut in a straight line) and dump out the filler tobacco (A.K.A. “the blunt guts”).
  4. Cut off the rounded end of the inner-leaf so that you have a clean rectangle shape as seen above.

Step 3: Roll the big blunt.

How to Roll a Perfect Cross Blunt
  1. Place the optional filter tip at one end of the inner-leaf and fill the rest with a generous helping of herb. You want this blunt to be thick enough to fit another blunt through it perpendicularly, so don’t skimp on the herb.
  2. Carefully pick up the filled inner-leaf and gently begin to roll the inner-leaf up and down between your thumb and index finger to lightly compress the contents.
  3. Once your dry herbs are in a more compact shape, starting from the filter end, hold the end of your soon-to-be-blunt and slide your thumb fully across while simultaneously rolling/tucking the paper into its cone shape. Remember to slide your thumb the full length of the blunt with every roll to make it tight and smooth.
  4. When the non-filter side begins to have limited paper remaining to roll, pause to lick/moisten all the way across the inner-leaf. Then finish the rolling process.
  5. Tamp down the ground herb in the inner-leaf.

    How to Roll a Cross Blunt
  6. Grab the outer-leaf. Lick/moisten one side of the outer-leaf and lay it down on a clean, flat surface, with the moist-side-up.
  7. Lay your rolled inner-leaf perpendicular (or a 45° angle) to the outer-leaf and tightly roll the outer-leaf around. Make sure to seal it well.
  8. Cut off any extra outer-leaf with scissors. You can use this extra leaf later to seal any unwanted airflow from your cross blunt when the smaller blunt is inserted.

Blunt #1, done!

Step 4: Gut and prepare the small blunt.

How to Roll a Cross Blunt
  1. Carefully break open the cigar down the seam (a razor blade is helpful). As a reminder, we chose to use a Cigarillo. 
  2. Dump out the filler tobacco.

Step 5: Roll the small blunt.

How to Roll a Cross Blunt
  1. Spread ground herb onto the empty leaf, distributing evenly for a straight roll. Remember that this blunt has to be skinny enough to fit through the big blunt.
  2. Gently compress the herb into a straight, cylindrical shape.
  3. Slide your thumb fully across while simultaneously rolling/tucking the paper into its straight, even shape. Remember to slide your thumb the full length of the blunt with every roll to make it tight & smooth, and leave some extra space for sealing.
  4. Moisten and seal while keeping the roll tight.

Blunt #2, done!

Step 6: Cut a hole through the big blunt.

How to Roll a Cross Blunt
Now for the fun part!
  1. Carefully cut a hole through the big blunt using your knife. The hole should be about ⅓ of the way down from the end of the blunt you intend to light. (Opposite the filter if you used one)
  2. Gently make the hole big enough for the smaller blunt to fit through it. Shimmying a thin poker tool in the hole helps to carefully enlarge the hole to the desired size.

Step 7: Poke a hole through the small blunt.

How to Roll the Perfect Cross Blunt
  1. Poke a much smaller hole through the small blunt using your poker tool. This hole should be placed directly in the middle of the small blunt and go through both sides. The function of this hole is to enable sufficient airflow so that the cross blunt burns correctly when lit. 
  2. Now you have two hole-y blunts, and you’re ready to create a holy shape!

Step 8: Assemble the cross blunt.

the secret to a perfect cross blunt
  1. Gently stick the small blunt into the hole of the big blunt and slowly twist, turn, push, and pull until it is positioned halfway through and looks symmetrical.
  2. You can now use any leftover cigar leaf from step #3 to seal unwanted airflow around the intersection of the blunts!
  3. Pro Tip: You can cut your excess leaf paper into smaller strips and work it around the cross for a better seal.

Final Thoughts:

Now you're ready to enjoy your perfect cross blunt! If you're not sure what to do next, we’ll let Saul from Pineapple Express explain the rest:

“What you do is light all three ends at the same time and then the smoke converges, creating a trifecta of joint-smoking power. This is it, man. This is what your grandchildren are gonna be smoking. Future. The future...”

Keep in mind--these instructions are not for the roller who is faint of heart. Rolling a cross blunt requires patience and precision. This is, after all, like, the apex of the vortex of blunt engineering. 

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