A Cannagar is an all cannabis cigar made by compressing cannabis around a skewer and then rolling it with hemp or cannabis fan leaves.
If you enjoy a fat cannabis roll with a long-lasting burn, then you might want to substitute your next blunt for a cannagar instead. A cannagar, short for cannabis cigar, is made entirely with cannabis. The inside is packed with top-tier cannabis flower coated in potent hash oil, a combination similar to what you find in moon rocks. The outside is made with cannabis fan leaves, though you can use hemp paper as an alternative.
What’s a Cannagar?
A Cannagar is an all cannabis cigar made by compressing cannabis around a skewer and then rolling it with hemp or cannabis fan leaves. The process of compressing the cannabis around a skewer creates a slow-burning, full-flavored roll that lasts for hours. This type of compressed roll was originally known as a “Thai Stick”. The term Cannagar was newly created to signify a Thai Stick rolled in fan leaves.
What’s a Thai Stick?
A Thai Stick is the original Cannagar. In the 1970s they were usually made by tying hemp rope tightly around cannabis on a skewer, covering it in opium, and then letting it cure for months. The end result is a rougher looking Cannagar. In recent years, people have started to bring this trend back (without the opium) due to the elevated smoking experience it creates. Because the cannabis is so compressed, Thai Sticks can burn for hours while still providing a smooth hit and easy draw due to the hole left behind by the skewer.
What’s the difference between a Thai Stick and Cannagar?
Since Cannagars are a relatively new term, there’s still a lot of confusion and debate about its definition in the cannabis community. We believe both Thai Sticks & Cannagars are compressed cannabis on a skewer and the only thing that separates them is rolling material. Cannagars are usually rolled in hemp or cannabis fan leaves, while Thai Sticks can be rolled in anything.
A Cannagar is an abbreviation for cannabis cigar. 100% cannabis. No paper or tobacco harshing up your smoke. Instead, wrap your pot in a premium cannabis leaf. Inside should only be the finest weed and marijuana products available to you.
We’re talking high-quality indoor full flower nugs, solventless hash oil. The concept is similar to moon rocks which are made with full nugs, hash oil, and kief. If you’re really ’bout that life, take your cannagar to the next level. Using kief and hash oil covered nugs should easily double the potency.
One issue with moon rocks is they’re more tricky to grind and smoke. You risk losing the two most expensive and potent ingredients. Every time you break up a moon rock, kief and oil can get lost to your fingers or a grinder.
On the other hand, the ingredients of a cannagar are wrapped and tightly sealed. So your potent ingredients are safe, and you get the smoothest cannabis smoke of your life as a bonus.
The best part is that it can burn for ages. Spark it at 4:20 pm, and it should still be going by 5:20 pm. The cannagar is the smoothest and classiest smoking experience a cannabis consumer can have this 4/20.
Materials To Make A Cannagar
If you want your cannagar to match a corona size cigar, you’ll need about 12 grams of flower and 3 grams of hash oil to stuff in there. Live resin and sappier consistencies of cannabis concentrates work well for making cannagars.
However, an eighth of weed, a half gram of any cannabis concentrates, and pot leaves are enough to make a mini cannabis cigar or “cannagarillo.”
On top of the required marijuana products, you’ll need a small wooden stick and hemp rope.
You’re essentially making a piff-ka-bob. The wooden stick makes it easier to consume your ingredients. Take it out before smoking it. The hole in its place will help keep the smoke and air flowing as you toke. Without it, your cannagar is vulnerable to clogging from resin build up. Roll it too tightly, to begin with, and it won’t hit.
How To Roll A Cannagar
Once you’ve got all your materials, you can start putting this beast together.
1. Grind your weed: Make sure you’re using fresh, sticky, and preferably fluffy buds. Dry weed has no chance of sticking to a wooden stick.
2. Start molding: Coat the skewer with hash oil or a mix of sugar and water to create an adhesive. Next, you’ll need to pack as much bud as you can spare to the stick.
3. Utilize hemp rope: You can use some hemp rope to tie the weed down to the stick. Don’t tie it too tight, you want to make it easy to remove later on. The string will help prevent weed from falling off while you mold it.
4. Put mold in the fridge: Once it’s tied up, wrap the mold in parchment paper and throw it in a fridge for 1-2 days.
5, Remove hemp rope: Gently remove the hemp rope after removing from fridge.
6. Apply hash oil: Use the ends of the stick to roll your bud in sticky hash oil. If your concentrate is more stable like shatter, you can put a lighter to it until it gets sticky.
7. Wrap leaves: You can start to wrap the oil-soaked cylinder with cannabis leaves. This takes the place of rolling papers or cigar wraps when rolling blunts. Soak outside of leaves with liquid concentrate or sugar water before you tie it up again with hemp string.
8. Refrigerate: A few days in the fridge and you can add another 1-2 layer of oil and leaves to fatten it up.
9. Cure: Finally, you’ll have to dry your cannagars out for 1 to 2 weeks before they’re ready to smoke. After curing, store in an airtight container until you’re ready to smoke. Before sparking it, remove the hemp strings and skewer.
A properly rolled cannagar will ensure the smoothest smoke from start to when you finish 1-5 hours later.
Final Hit: What is a Cannagar?
If you’re buying a pre-rolled cannagar, you can expect to pay anywhere from $100-$500. For about $420 you can find a pre-rolled cannagar with 12 grams of the finest bud and 3 grams of quality concentrates. Even if you can’t get your hands on a pre-made cannagar, you now know how to make your own. Unfortunately, it’ll take a couple of weeks to make your own, so if you can’t buy one soon, you’ll have to smoke it after 420.