What’s a Cannagar?

…and other frequently asked questions

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.

Can I buy pre-made Cannagars?

Store-bought Cannagars are hard to find and cost hundreds of dollars. Save your money and make your own!

How to make a Cannagar?

Using a Purple Rose Supply mold, you can easily make a Cannagar in 4 steps. Pack the flower into the mold, store it for a few hours, roll it in a Purple Rose Supply Cannagar shell, and enjoy. You can visit the How-To-Make-a-Cannagar page for a quick infographic or instructional video to see how it’s done.

How do I get my Cannagar core to stay together when I remove it from the mold?

The key to a great Cannagar is compression. Make sure you pack a little at a time and press down hard on the packing tool each time. If your Cannagar core is compressed properly, you should have no issues.

What if I don’t have time to store my packed Cannagar mold?

We recommend storing your packed mold in a cool, dry place for at least 3 hours. Cannagars that stay in their mold for a few days give smoother hits and permanently hold their shape. If you’re in a rush, you should get your Cannagar core as compressed as possible by packing it a little at a time and pressing down hard on the packing tool. Leave it in the mold for as long as you can, and when you remove it roll it right away so it holds its shape.

My Cannagar mold is getting sticky after several uses. What should I do?

Cleaning your mold with a Q-tip and alcohol makes it easier to take apart.


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