Smoking a joint is perhaps one of the most iconic ways to consume cannabis products. With that being said, it is also easy to mess up the process when rolling a joint yourself. Creating an evenly rolled, well-crafted joint can be one of the most satisfying experiences as a cannabis connoisseur. Today, we want to share a 7 step guide that you can follow along with the next time you are considering rolling your own joint. Whether you are beginner or a frequent cannabis user, knowing how to properly roll a joint is a handy skill that you will be glad you learned.
If you are having troubles following the steps below, feel free to check out the video link here for a visual demonstration of rolling a joint.
First of all, you will need to gather all of your supplies. For a one person joint (maximum two people if you are in a sharing mood), you will need at least a quarter of a gram of pot. Once you have that taken care of, grab the following:
• Rolling paper – normal cigarette papers will do
• A filter – a thin piece of cardboard is usually the best option
• A grinder
• Preferably something long and thin which you can use to stuff your joint at the last phase. This could be a toothpick, a chopstick, a key, the base of a pen or even the cable of your headphones – get creative!
The next step is potentially the most important step and often goes overlooked in the joint making process. A good filter forms the base of your joint. It helps hold in the mix of your joint, prevents you from burning your lips when smoking, and provides the joint with greater stability.
If you don’t have a grinder already, then by all means come by the Queen of Bud store and get one! It is one of the best investments you will make with regards to smoking cannabis. There are some fancy ones that have multiple compartments, but the cheaper grinders will still do the job.
Whether you go with a simple or more expensive grinder, the important point is that any grinder is much better than using your hands. This leaves you with sticky and smelly hands as well as an uneven mix. If you do not have access to a grinder, a pair of scissors may be your next best option. If using scissors, be sure to cut up the weed in small pieces that are roughly the same size. This will ensure there are no lumps in your joint that block the air ventilation, as well as maintain the aesthetics of the joint.
Once you have your filter and you are happy with the consistency of your mix, place your filter at the end of your rolling paper. If you used glue to make your filter, make sure the part with glue is facing towards you and away from the paper. Set up the filter so that it sticks out just a bit from your joint. The reason for this is that you can gently push it in when you are done. Otherwise, you might end up with a layer of paper covering your filter, which can get wet and nasty quickly. Usually, when that’s the case you can burn the paper off with a lighter.
While holding the paper at the point where your filter is, put the weed in the paper and start smoothening and evening it out. When you are done, you need to slide the paper to the point where the edge of your paper meets the edge of your weed mix.
Grab the filter with two hands and tuck the unglued side of the paper into the roll.
Once tucked in you have to roll the paper tightly, making sure there are no air holes in your joint. Use the glued edge to secure the first end of the paper. You can then work along the edge of the joint to other end of the paper by tucking and sealing the joint from end to end.
When you get to the end, lick the glue side of the paper and start pressing it from filter to tip or vice versa. Make sure you do not let go of the filter.
If your joint mix is a little loose or feels uneven, pack the tip of the joint by pressing gently on the mix from the open end. This will help ensure you do not lose any of the mix while smoking the joint. It also helps to even out the joint’s mix.
When you have finished all of these steps, simply twist the top end to secure your joint and ensure none of the weed escapes.
And with that, you should now have a joint successfully rolled and ready to smoke! It may take you a few times to perfect the process, but keep practicing and you will be a pro in no time.
While the staff here at Queen of Bud can’t roll joints for you, we can certainly help you stay stocked up on the finest cannabis the legal market has to offer. Stop in today and see for yourself!