Five neat ways to add weed to your cigarettes

Published Jan 15, 2020 10:00 a.m. ET
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Not all cigarette smokers enjoy pot, and the same holds true for stoners, many of which aren’t fond of the idea of mixing an element like tobacco with natural medicine. It might not be your cup of tea but the benefits that can come from figuring out how to spike a smoke are vast, particularly for someone who smokes cigarettes regularly anyways.

Reasons why you might want to add some green to your cigarettes

  • Offers a discreet way to consume cannabis in public spaces
  • Your cigarettes will get you high which can provide relaxation, pain relief, and more
  • It works in a pinch when you don’t have rolling papers on hand
  • Cigarettes can be naturally flavored with cannabis products

Different ways to do it

When you first look at a perfectly packed cigarette, it might be difficult to decide how to tackle the task of lacing it with some beneficial green, but luckily, no matter what type of cannabis product you have on hand, the process is relatively simple if you know where to start.

1. Replace the tobacco with weed

One of the most obvious ways to turn your cigarette into a THC boasting product is by emptying out some of the tobacco. It is easiest if you have a handy cigarette roller on hand, as it makes packing and filling the paper tube much easier, but with a packing stick and some patients, it doesn’t take much to do.

  1. Roll the cigarette between your fingertips back and forth to loosen up the tobacco.

  2. Let either some or all of the filler fall out.

  3. If at this point the tube is empty, you can repack it with whatever variation of tobacco and cannabis that you like, but if you only feel comfortable with removing a small amount, then it might be easiest to tap the smoke filter down until a space opens up at the end that can be filled with dry cannabis.

2. Add a little hash oil

BHO AKA hash oil, and pretty much any other smokable liquid cannabis product can make an excellent addition to a cigarette. The clearer the hash oil, the more discreet it will be, and there is a couple of ways that you can do it.

  1. Take a needle and dip it into the hash oil before pressing it gently into the open end of a cigarette. As you pull the needle out, apply a small amount of pressure so that the tobacco inside grips onto the oil, and holds it into place.

  2. The second way to use hash oil to spike a cigarette is a bit messy, and with darker oils, won’t be as discreet. You will need a pin or other spreading tool that can be lightly dipped into the hash oil and spread around the outside of the cigarette paper. It is important to note that this will leave your cigarette sticky, so it’s best to do it right before you are ready to smoke it or to opt for a powdery finish of either kief or small tobacco scraps to create a layer of protection that will seal in the cannabis concentrate.

3. Run a ring of shatter around it

Shatter is a fantastic cannabis product that is pure and easy to work with if you know what you’re doing. The trick is figuring out how to keep it from sticking to your fingers both when you apply it and during transport and storage. Unfortunately, it’s not as discreet as the BHO method, but it is a whole lot of fun.

  1. You can use any amount of shatter that you like to encase the outside of the smoke, so figure out how much you want and separate that chunk from the rest of your stash.

  2. Run your fingers under some cold water.

  3. Do not dry your hands, instead grab the piece of shatter with your fingertips and roll it back and forth, using the heat and pressure from your fingers to shape it into a long worm shape.

  4. Once you have a relatively straight roll of shatter, it is time to start applying it to the cigarette. Start at least ½ inch away from the filter tip and slowly turn the smoke gently pressing the shatter into a perfect spiral until it runs out or you reach the end.

4. Fill the tip or mix it with hash

Hash is one of those cannabis concentrates that is typically quite highly concentrated, which means that you don’t need a whole lot to get high. Adding hash to a cigarette can be as simple as adding a few small balls to the tip, but if you want some hashish hits all the way through, then you will need to follow the steps below:

  1. Empty almost all of the tobacco from a cigarette tube, leaving a small amount of “breathing room” to keep the hash from getting wasted when you put the smoke out.

  2. Break up your hash into tiny pieces and gently combine it with the tobacco.

  3. Now you can either pack the tube full by hand or get out a cigarette roller and let it do all of the hard work for you.

5. Combine the tobacco with cannabis and or concentrates for an ultra-potent hit

Looking for something extra special? If so, then a unique combination might be just what you need. You can combine all or some of any of the techniques listed above to come up with a personalized twisted cocktail of cannabis goods that will knock you off your feet. Just remember to have enough dry material to keep the thing burning the whole way through.

Don’t smoke cigarettes? No problem!

If you don’t smoke, then this method of consumption might not be the one for you, but some feel that hemp cigarettes are an excellent solution. After all, what better way is there to make marijuana cigarettes than with materials derived from its close cousin. Hemp cigarettes do not contain the same harmful carcinogens that can be found in tobacco products but work just as well as normal smokes with this kind of experiment.

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