It was just another September day in 2017 when Twitter legend @Simple_Sasha posted a wildly popular tutorial on rolling a not-so-common blunt made out of rose petals. People immediately began testing their own, and the rose blunt became an iconic part of weed culture practically overnight.
If regular blunts are great, then rose blunts are even better. Rose petal extractions are used in candles, essential oil blends, body products, and more because it is inherently soothing. Cannabis (in case you hadn't heard) also has calming properties, making the combination of the two irresistible.
In fact, rose and cannabis share chemicals, like floral-smelling nerolidol and other aromatic terpenes that give both weed and rose blooms their intoxicating smells. So it makes perfect sense to get intoxicated with both. This is also why the video resonated so much — not only are colorful petals more aesthetically pleasing than a plain blunt wrap, they smell worlds better.
What you'll need
Before rolling anything, you'll want to make sure you have:
- High-quality flower
- Pesticide-free rose petals
- Small baking sheet
If you're looking for rosy-feeling cannabis to put into your rose blunt, there is no shortage of options. Classics like Jack Herer and Chemdawg are hugely popular, and they deserve a luxurious petal wrapping.
How to roll a rose blunt
Step 1: Grind up your bud. About a gram of flower should be enough to roll one rose blunt.
Step 2: Arrange three rose petals in an overlapping row on a baking sheet.
Step 3: Toast your rose petals. Rose petals need a light toasting to convert their silky-soft selves to a slightly dried (and rollable) medium for weed, so gently bake them at 250°F for a few minutes.
Step 4: Once the petals are done toasting, line up some ground flower down the center of your row of petals.
Step 5: Roll up your petals as you would a normal blunt by tucking one edge of your rose wrap under the other and licking the edges to form a seal.
Step 6: Once you're done rolling, place your rose blunt back in the oven for roughly 10 seconds.
Step 7: After the briefest of stints in the oven, take your rose blunt out and let it rest for at least two minutes.
Step 8: Light up and enjoy.
Again, make sure you use organic rose petals or rose petals from a garden you know hasn't come in contact with pesticides. You don't want to be smoking any potentially hazardous chemicals.
If you're struggling to get a tidy wrap, try wrapping heated petals around a cannagar tube. Purple Rose Supply makes a convenient model, including tutorials for various types of wraps. Intrepid and experienced consumers may even feel inspired to add concentrates or kief.
If your rose petals simply refuse to roll up, fear not. Just crush up a few petals and add them to your usual joint or blunt. Now you can stop and smell the roses while you puff.