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The pairing of cannabis and tobacco goes back centuries. The two complement each other so well with an intense but euphoric buzz, and blunts are one of my favorite ways to medicate. And there's nothing quite like a perfectly rolled Backwoods blunt.

Backwoods can be intimidating because they are one of the 'rawest' blunt wraps on the market — the wrap is straight dried tobacco leaf rather than processed tobacco pulp. This makes them exponentially more fragile than other blunt wraps, like Swishers or Zig Zag wraps. One wrong move and you could be left in a crumbly mess of tobacco leaf. 

But fear not — rolling with Backwoods wraps can be just as simple as any other blunt or joint, it just takes a little finesse.

Backwoods come in a variety of flavors — honey, honeyberry, Russian cream, dark stout, grape … just to name a few. For this tutorial, we decided to roll up some Mochi from TKO Reserve in a delectable honeyberry backwood — a perfect combination to satisfy our sweet tooth.

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Learn how to roll a backwoods blunt.

  1. Break weed up by hand

    Time to grab your jar and pick out some choice buds. Break down those sweet, sticky nugs by hand — as opposed to a grinder — for a smoother smoke. On average, about 1.5 - 2 grams of cannabis will fit in a Backwoods blunt, but since it's just raw tobacco leaves, the size of the leaf varies per package.
    How to roll a Backwoods blunt

  2. Find the edge of the wrap

    Find the edge of the leaf and track it down to the tip of the cigar. This will ensure a clean unravel.

  3. Unravel the wrap and remove tobacco

    Once you've followed the edge of the leaf to the end of the cigar, gently begin to peel the leaf away from the cigar. We're trying to fill the Backwoods with something much more delicious, so once you've unraveled the tobacco leaf, gut the insides into an ashtray or small dish.

    How to roll a Backwoods blunt

  4. Place broken buds in the wrap

    Unlike other blunt wraps, every Backwoods leaf is unique in shape. This can make it a little more difficult to fill because it doesn't have a natural pocket for your cannabis. Now that your weed is all broken down, find the center point on the leaf and lay out your herb in a line down the wrap.

    How to roll a Backwoods blunt

  5. Tuck one side of the edge around the weed until secure

    Get ready to tuck. Hold the blunt between your index and middle fingers and your thumb.

    How to roll a Backwoods blunt

  6. Roll the leaf up entirely over the weed

    Gently roll the leaf edge closest to you up and over the weed, tucking it into the other side while gently applying pressure with your thumb to make the blunt tighter.

    How to roll a Backwoods blunt

  7. Gently apply pressure and complete the roll

    This is the trickiest part, but it's just like rolling a joint; once you have it down it becomes muscle memory. Don't worry if some weed falls out, you can always use it to top off the blunt once it's rolled. 

    How to roll a Backwoods blunt

  8. Generously lick edge then press down tightly to seal

    Once the blunt is tightly tucked and rolled, it's time to seal that ish. Since the tobacco leaf is uneven, there will be a leftover tail that will help seal the blunt wrap. Generously lick that extra bit of leaf and wrap it around the blunt, using your lips to push down and seal the leaf tightly.

    How to roll a Backwoods blunt

And just like that, you have a beautifully crafted Backwoods blunt.