5 Tobacco-Free Alternative Wraps for the Cannabis Connoisseur

Aujha Aye
6 min readApr 19, 2022
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It’s no secret that smokers have the ability to tap into innovative levels of creativity. We typically see this power put to use whenever the lonely stoner realizes they’re out of wraps (or rillos, gars, blunts, etc. depending on where you’re from). We’ve seen everything from burrowing holes into fruit, to taking bong rips out of a water bottle jug — that’s a gravity bong for those of you that are new to the game. The majority of the toker population might be a little too high to do all of the extra work, so typically, you’ll see them pack a bowl, roll up a joint (in a paper), or pearl a blunt in a fruit-flavored tobacco wrap. Today, these cigar alternatives are bit more of a necessity as the government has ramped up it’s fight against tobacco. In 2020 the US House of Representatives passed the Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act, which would prohibit the production and distribution of flavored tobacco products. While many states haven’t yet adopted similar legislation and still allow flavored tobacco products, the world’s current pandemic state has caused quite a few issues with shipments. This has also affected the tobacco industry, causing the availability of flavored cigars to become very limited and sporadic.

So, what happens if you wake up one day and read online somewhere that the government says they’ll send you straight to jail (do not pass go, do not collect $200) for the rest of your life if you get caught smoking out of a rillo? Or, let’s go a little less dramatic, and perhaps, more realistic — what happens if they shut everything down again and wraps just aren’t available? Or, maybe you just want to give your lungs a break from tobacco. Whatever your reason, you might be surprised to find out there’s more than one way to pearl that blunt. You may even have some of these items on hand. If not, you can find a few of the best tobacco-free options to pack your bud in below:


Rolling up some bud in the plant it comes from might seem a little bizarre but, it’s actually pretty common — especially if you grow your own. This practice dates all the way back to ancient Mayan civilizations. The hemp leaf comes from cannabis plants that contain less than .3 percent of THC content. Hemp is also used in spiritual rituals for…

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