There are a number of different ways to roll a joint and every cannabis user should learn how to roll a joint. Regardless of the technique that you choose to use, make sure that your creation burns smoothly and evenly.
Rolling a Joint: What Do Supplies Do I Need?
You are going to need the following rolling supplies:
- The Cannabis flower that you want to smoke
- Business cards or thin cardboard
- Rolling papers
- Cannabis grinder
- Pen, pencil, or anything of similar shape.
Step One: The Shake – Grind
To create the shake you want to break down your cannabis into shake using a grinder. You can also grind the flower down by hand, knife, scissors, or any number of other breakdown methods. Make sure the consistency is even. Remove any stems or other lumps. If the shake is 100% cannabis then make sure your material is absolutely dry.
Step Two: Creating the Filter
Next, you need to create the crutch/filter. To create the filter grab a business card. To start with a few folds at the end of the cardboard like an accordion, then roll the material to the thickness of your joint.
The filter helps to keep the shake from falling out of the end of the joint in your mouth when you smoke.
The shape of the joint is determined by how you distribute the mix over the papers. Use long papers. Most Joints are cone-shaped. Cones tend to smoke more smoothly than straight joints but are slightly harder to roll.
Step Three: Fill Rolling Paper with Cannabis
Now grab the crutch/filter and start filling the rolling paper with the cannabis shake. Once you have filled the paper with approximately a half to a gram you can start to form and shape the joint.
Step Four: Roll it
This can be the tricky part. Pick everything up and start rolling gentle in the middle, rolling outward. You want to pinch the paper in your fingertips and roll it. Let your thumbs do most of the work and give support and pressure with your forefingers. You should start to feel the mix firming inside the paper.
You might want to start rolling it on the crutch/filter side since it helps guide the paper as it guides the roll. Once you work your way down the rest of the seam by sealing the joint.
Step Five: Pack It and Seal It.
Grab the pen/pencil and pack the end of the joint. This will help the joint burn even. Once you have it packed tight twist the paper to seal it.
Step Six: Smoke it
Now you have a joint ready to smoke. There are an unlimited amount of ways to roll a joint. You can change the amount of cannabis in the joint, change the shape of the joints, and even change the type of paper that you roll the joint with.
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