Smoking Guide: How to Properly Use RAW Cones with Filter Tips

How to Pack RAW Cones with Filter Tips and Video Guide

RAW Cones and RAW tips have been around for a while now, but still many smokers have not caught onto how great of a smoking experience they provide.

If more people tried RAW Cones instead of still rolling joints, it may be a mind blowing experience for them. Cones with filter tips are easy to pack and smoke really well.



  • RAW Cones are different than rolling papers, but not really
  • You pack RAW cones instead of rolling them
  • You can get RAW cones with tips already in them
  • You can add filter tips to joints, hemp wraps or your own cones
  • You can use hemp filter tips or a glass filter tip
  • There are different RAW Cones sizes and types

    Times are changing faster these days than they used to. As an example, many more of us now have access to the medicine we have craved for so long. Access to mj has also brought other changes, like how we consume it.

    Some of us still love using a unique glass pipe or smoking a joint. Others are using vape pens and eating edibles all of the time.

    One of the newest additions that a lot of people are still unfamiliar with are RAW cones. Rolling joints is an important tradition. It’s so ingrained into our culture that it may be one of those things where people think, if it’s not broken then don’t fix it.

    But, when legalization happened, people became introduced to prerolls. You can walk into a dispensary and buy a pre rolled cone already packed with a gram or more and have an excellent smoking experience. Super easy, right? It made a lot of people think, rolling a quality joint that smokes this well is actually quite challenging and can waste my stash. Why wouldn't I keep smoking these?

    RAW Cones are Different than Rolling Papers, But Not Really


    Raw rolling papers are made from hemp and are excellent for smoking joints, but the act of rolling a joint is challenging for many smokers which is why RAW Cones are so popular now.

    The first thing to know is that preroll cones are made with the same rolling papers you are used to rolling joints with. RAW cones are simply already rolled into a cone for you and typically come with a filter tip already in the narrow end meant for your mouth.

    So, let’s not make this over complicated. When you smoke a RAW cone, it’s a lot like smoking a joint, except it sort of fans out at the top in what makes a cone shape. They sort of look like spliffs really.

    Raw Cones are made with the same hemp rolling papers you get when you buy RAW Classics except they are already formed into a cone with a filter tip in place.

    So, what makes a RAW Cone different from the rolling papers you make joints with? It's the cone shape, the built-in filter tip and how you get your stash inside it. Let’s talk about how you pack a cone.

    You Pack RAW Cones Instead of Roll Them

    How you add your stash into a RAW cone is one of the biggest differences between cones and rolling papers. 

    When you roll a joint, you line your ground up smoke product along the crease of the paper evenly, and then roll it up into a joint. It’s a tricky thing to do because unless you are really good at it, your stash can be unevenly distributed throughout the joint.

    Here, take a look a this video of an average roller struggling with the typical challenges of rolling.


    It’s also hard to get the paper to roll evenly into the joint and prevent it from just sliding up the other side of the paper. Repeated attempts to get the paper to fold in properly so the joint rolls smoothly can result in the paper ripping, some mj falling out and a whole lot of frustration.

    With cones, a lot of that frustration is gone. There is no rolling. Instead, you grind up your RAW cone filler just like you would for a joint, but now you just pinch it and drop it into the wide end of the cone. 

    RAW Cones packages come with 6 premade cones with filter tips built-in and a convenient packing tool.

    It slides down to the narrow end of the cone and doesn’t fall out because the built-in filter catches it. If you have ever tried to pack a joint, it just never seems to work because it comes out the other end and the paper is just too narrow.

    With a cone, you will find that these long packer tools come with them. So, you drop your stash into the cone and then use the packer tool to push it to the bottom and pack it lightly. Don’t overpack it or air will not get through and you will just burn your mj instead of smoke it.

    Once you have filled the cone to near the top, just pinch the paper together and give it a twist. What you have now should closely resemble the prerolls you can buy at dispensaries.

    You Can Get RAW Cones with Tips Already in Them

    When you buy RAW Cones, the filter tip will already be built into the cone at the narrow end, which is very convenient. However, you can create your own cones with traditional rolling papers. Both cones and joints are made with the same kind of papers.

    Having the tips already in the cone is really nice since all you have to do is drop your ground up stash into the wide end and push it down with the packing tool.

    You Can Add Filter Tips to Joints, Hemp Wraps or Your Own Cones

    Forget about premade cones for a moment. Using a filter tip in the joints, hemp wraps or cones you made yourself, has its advantages.

    Filter tips protect your lips and fingertips from getting burnt. When smoking an old fashioned joint with no filter, people are always smoking it to the very end not wanting to waste their stash. Just picture Jeff Lebowski sitting in his tub with his roach clip.

    With a filter tip you never have to worry about roach clips and get the most out of your stash when smoking.

    Lips get burnt that way. Fingers have to be adjusted constantly to keep them from getting burnt and to make sure that enough air can get through for a proper hit. In the end, there is always some mj at the end that has to get tossed or ripped apart and added to a glass pipe.

    You Can Use Hemp Filter Tips or a Glass Filter Tip

    Along with the paper filter tips you often find in rolling paper books, built into preroll cones and for sale individually, you have other options as well. There are even curved cone tips specifically designed for cones.

    RAW filter tips for cones are biodegradable and help preserve lips, fingertips and your stash of mj.

    For those of us looking to be more conservative both financially and environmentally, glass filter tips are an option as well. Just like the paper filter tips, you can use them in the joints, hemp wraps or cones you make. 

    Glass filter tips are reusable and washable. Keeping a glass filter tip clean is important and having a proper place to store them is also important or else you will lose them and their long-term value.

    There are Different RAW Cones Sizes and Types

    RAW really offers a great product line of rolling essentials. If you are interested in buying RAW cones, you can get a RAW cones 100 pack, RAW cones lean, King Size RAW Cones, the standard 1 1/4" cones and much more.

    You can get 1.25" RAW Cones or the King Size RAW Cones depending on how much you like to smoke in one session.

    MeTime Box Products is a proud partner with RAW and offers a wide variety of their products at low prices. Remember, Atomic Blaze was made for smokers, by smokers. Don’t get tricked into buying fake RAW cones. They are not all made the same.


    RAW cones might be the best smoke product to hit the market since glass pipes and rolling papers. These cones smoke really well and are super easy to pack relative to rolling a joint. 

    Rolling will always be a thing. You have surely seen some of the crazy smoking joints talented rollers can whip together. They have turned rolling joints into an art form.

    Let’s be honest though. Those crazy joints just aren’t practical. They do it for fun. It’s like buying some incredible giant hand blown glass bong. You might use it on occasion, but it’s not your go to, and you know it.

    For a quick, enjoyable, easy-to-use smoke experience, a RAW Cone is undeniably one of the best options out there these days.

    There is no denying that most smokers out there will get a better smoke session with a RAW Cone than having to roll up a joint.

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