There’s an old folktale about rolling your blunt backwards and how it makes for a slower burn. Let me tell you right now that this is not a case study and we did not test it out, so you won’t get a firm answer near the end of this blog post. What you will get is a breakdown of what backwards blunts are and insight on double wrapping joints!
You mean to tell me that you turning your paper around and stuffing it on the opposite side makes for a slower burn? Hm. I won’t argue with this suggestion, but what I will argue is for the end result. You still get high don’t you? The *amount* of weed that is placed on the opposite side of the wrapper is the same, right? So unless you’re crazy about slow burning blunts, there really is no real difference in flipping your blunt wrapper inside out.
Once you flip that bad boy inside out, you may have to carefully stuff and lick it closed, as the crackling of the actual wrapper has been known to be a problem.
Now, there’s only one way to find out if rolling a backwards blunt will cause them to burn slower.
I challenge all of you active smokers to the following:
- Grab 2 blunt wrappers
- Roll one blunt the regular way
- Roll the next blunt upside down
- Pay attention to how long it takes you to successfully roll each
- Smoke each and time yourself (not sure if you should do this back to back, especially if it’s mid-work-week)
- Do your highs differentiate?
- Comment with research
Now, another interesting thing I’ve heard of is double wrapping your blunts. Some people tend to wrap them twice if the first one came out looking a little janky, or if they just want a joint that feels a little more secure. Initial thought: Cease and desist. Spend less money on rolling papers and more money on the chronic. Some even say it makes the joint burn slower, which can be great, but in all honesty who wants to smoke more paper? Also, if there’s more paper, doesn’t that make your pulls a little harsher? Conclusion, spend less time double wrapping your joints and just take your time making better ones. If that’s not an option, a rolling machine or a single George Washington will get’r done.
If you really want to master the craft of rolling a great joint, whether it’s inwards, outwards or upwards, just practice! You’re sure to improve your rolling skills if you practice correctly holding your joint while you roll it.