How to make your own high-quality cannabis cigar

Published Jan 27, 2020 10:00 a.m. ET
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There are so many different kinds of cannabis rolls to choose from out there, but this one is relatively new to the scene. They can also be difficult to find, and if you are able to locate one, then the price should be enough to scare you away from ever trying one.

Luckily, the makers of the Cannagar aren’t the only ones that can pull this one off, and to help, we are going to walk you through the steps of how to make one at home, without any fancy tools, but first, for those who don’t know, we will briefly explain what a cannabis cigar is and why we think that you should try one.

What is a cannabis cigar, AKA cannagar?

A cannabis cigar is exactly as the name suggests. It’s a pot filled cigar casing that is made from the large fan leaves that are often disposed of. The major manufacturer of these beauties calls them cannagars, but in reality, it’s just a big fat joint rolled into a professionally made cannabis leaf casing, which is why they are all green.

Isn’t that the same thing as a blunt?

Not exactly. A blunt is typically a weed-filled cigar casing, and we’re the first to say that they are pretty amazing too, but a cannabis cigar doesn’t typically contain a single trace of tobacco. That is believed to be one of the primary reasons for its rise to fame, as it’s an option that appeals to everyone, including those who don’t wish to inhale tobacco products.

Why you might want to try a cannabis cigar

Generally, when you roll a joint, it’s relatively small and filled with some sort of paper. Whether it’s hemp paper, tree paper, or rice paper, the taste and smell can be greatly impacted. Cannabis cigars, on the other hand, contain none of that, and since they are rolled up with some of the freshest and finest cannabis leaves, they can actually enhance the natural aromas of the plant while removing unnecessary ingredients from the combination.

If the taste isn’t enough to convince you, then you might want to take a look at the average price of a cannagar because it might be enough to change your mind. One single cannagar can sell for anywhere from $50.00 and go well up into the hundreds, making it a higher-class experience that not everyone gets a chance to check out.

How to make a home-made cannagar

Now that you know all about cannabis cigars, we’re betting that you are ready and waiting to learn how to make one at home, and here, you will find the answer with some really easy step by step instructions to help you along the way. Just know that you will need a good 24-48 hours to let the leaf dry enough that it will burn.

You will need:

  • Fresh cannabis leaves (or hemp)
  • Hemp string (optional)
  • Blunt glue (optional)
  • Grinder
  • Cannabis flowers

Instructions

  1. Start by grabbing some of the biggest rip and damage-free cannabis leaves that you can find and placing them on a clean surface to dry. Depending on the moisture level in the leaf and the humidity in the space, this can take anywhere from 1-2 days, so be sure to check on it frequently. The goal here is to dry it out enough that you can still bend and shape it with ease while removing enough of the water that it will burn slowly and smoothly. If your leaves end up brittle and crunchy, this won’t work, so be careful.

  2. Once you have aged the leaf for your cannabis cigar, it is time to prepare the herb by busting it apart with a grinder and removing any seeds or bits of stem that might be left behind.

  3. Now roll and bend the leaf into a curve, gently using your fingertips until it shapes into a “u.”

  4. Fill the leaf with herb grind and pack it in as well as you can.

  5. Now roll up the cannabis leaf the same way that you would with normal rolling papers.

  6. Once you are satisfied with the way that your cannabis cigar looks, you can stick the leaf into place with a small amount of moisture, blunt glue, or hemp string tied around both tips.

Your fresh homemade cannagar is now ready to spark up and enjoy!

Storing to avoid cannagar mold

In situations where it might be a while before you’re ready to smoke your cannabis cigar, proper storage will be essential. The best way to store a cannagar is in a sealable tube-shaped contains that isn’t much larger than the roll, but if that isn’t possible, any airtight container should do the trick, as long as it doesn’t get banged around too much in transit.

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