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

How to Pack RAW Cones with Filter Tips and Video Guide

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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Did you like this tutorial on how to pack a RAW cone and the comparison to rolling a join? If so, you just might like these guides as well.

Once you learn how to roll a cone with a RAW paper tip, you will question why you ever used a roach clip. Read our Pro Guide to Rolling a Fat Cone with Tips.

Classic Tips

Made on an original type Fourdrinier paper machine, RAW Classic Tips are the foundation of a great roll.

RAW Classic Tips

  • Unrefined
  • Pre-Rolled

RAW Original Tips

RAW Original Tips are meticulously crafted from naturally unrefined long fibers using an original type Fourdrinier paper machine – we’ve spared no expense. RAW Original Tips roll up smooth and have enough structural integrity to maintain their shape and rigidity even when wet. We carefully lay out and cut the paper properly with the grain so they roll smoothly (instead of squaring as many other tips from inferior companies do).

RAW Perforated Gummed Tips

Made from our naturally unbleached, long fiber classic tip paper milled with a traditional type Fourdrinier paper machine – RAW Perforated Gummed Tips are a smoker’s dream. Perforated in just the right places for perfectly sized tips and lined with a lickable gumline, RAW Perforated Gummed Tips are all about style and convenience. We are proud that we invented the gummed tip many years ago to solve the “recoil” problem. #RAWcreativity #RAWinnovation

RAW Black Tips

To go with the finest rolling papers ever made, RAW Black Rolling Tips are meticulously made using the old ways that master craftsmen have passed down for generations. RAW Black Rolling Tips roll smoothly to give you an exceptional smoke. They’re strong enough to hold up to your next sesh.

RAW Perforated Wide Tips

RAW Perforated Wide Tips were created to get the burning ember further away from our faces. The thing with tips is that everyone rolls differently and has different preferences. These tips are made from our soft fiber paper and pressed for easy smooth rolling. They’re really RAWesome!

RAW Seeded Tips

Plantable and made from the purest natural fibers – we can make the world more beautiful one smoke at a time. RAW Seeded Tips are limited production and often hard to find!

RAW Perfecto Cone Tips

The gold standard of cone tips – RAW Perfecto Cone Tips are stiffer and optimized for tightly packed cones. We use this same cut in our RAWthentic Cones and we won’t settle for anything but the best. It’s not the easiest tip to roll, however many real smokers love this tip!

Pro tip: One side has perforations in order to make rolling your preferred inside shape (“Z” or “W”) easier, or for RAWesome rolling artists that want to get tricky!

RAW Maestro Cone Tips

Designed for a specific type of smoker with particular tastes, RAW Maestro Cone Tips are made with our softer textured paper with perforations for extra support and cut longer to make trick rolling a breeze. With so many RAWthentic options to choose from, this might be the cone tip that feels like it was invented just for you. That’s what we’re going for here – if it feels like a product speaks personally to you, we did something right!


Made for only a few insanely true smokers! The RAWlbook was created for a small group of very like minded smokers who use a lot of tips AND enjoy every smoke. The RAWlbook is filled with our classic original RAW tip paper laid out in tearable sheets precision made from naturally unrefined, chlorine-free paper and carefully cut with the grain to ensure that each tip rolls smoothly without “squaring”.

With 420 tips + 60 bonus tips to share with moochers – this book is truly only for extreme smokers (and our friends) 🙂

Book size: 7.25” x 10.75”
Tip size: 0.75” x 2.5”
480 Tips per RAWlbook

RAW Pre-Rolled Tips

RAW Pre-Rolled Tips are one of our US patented inventions and we are extremely proud of them! We made these based on a request from a friend so that they could roll up quicker and for patients who had difficulty in holding and rolling up an uncoiling tip. All RAW Pre-Rolled Tips were rolled by hand for the first few years until demand became ludicrous and a machine was finally engineered to pre-roll the tips for us!

21 Pre-Rolled Tips per pack / 20 packs per box

RAW Perfecto Pre-Rolled Cone Tips

RAW Perfecto Pre-Rolled Cone Tips are the ultimate foundation for building your own soundly constructed, handcrafted cones for a hassle-free smoking experience. Hand rolled in Bali, Indonesia – each tip is carefully cut and pre-rolled following the natural grain of the fibers to ensure a perfectly round tip for every cone. Yes, these are still hand-rolled!

21 Pre-Rolled Cone Tips per pack / 20 packs per box

RAW Pre-Rolled Tips Tin

RAW Pre-Rolled Tips are made from the purest vegan-friendly fibers, and now come in a handy slide-top tin for easy access and organization. Each Pre-Rolled Tip in the RAW Pre-Rolled Tips Tin is perfectly round and features internal support for lasting strength and strong base for your precious rolls.

100 Pre-Rolled Tips per tin / 6 tins per box

RAW Perfecto Pre-Rolled Cone Tips Box

RAW Perfecto Pre-Rolled Cone Tips are the ultimate foundation for building your own soundly constructed, handcrafted cones for a hassle-free smoking experience. Hand rolled in Bali, Indonesia – each tip is carefully cut and pre-rolled following the natural grain of the fibers to ensure a perfectly round tip for every cone. Yes, these are still hand-rolled!

100 Pre-Rolled Cone Tips per box / 6 100-ct boxes per display box

RAW Tips are the foundation of a great roll. Check out our huge selection of smoking tips, including the game changing RAW Pre-Rolled Tips & RAW Cone Tips. ]]>