Steps For Rolling A Cannabis Joint

Date: July 19, 2022

A joint is easily one of the best and quickest ways to smoke cannabis. It's also one of the best ways to enjoy it without altering the flower's natural flavor. Everyone that smokes cannabis needs to understand how to properly roll a joint. Here are some of the steps you'll want to take when it comes time to roll your next joint.

Step 1: Choose The Paper

- Size

The first thing you need to do is acquire the paper to roll your joint with. You will find numerous different types of paper and styles. The main thing that differentiates them is the size. You want to choose the size that fits the amount of marijuana you are looking to smoke. The standard size is 1-1/4 paper.

- Material

You also need to factor in the material of the paper you are considering. You can find various types of paper made out of different things. You can find bamboo papers, flax papers, rice papers, and even hemp papers. The standard rolling papers are usually made out of the pulp of a tree. The thinner the paper, the slower it's going to burn. Also, it should burn much more evenly too. 

- Types

You can find standard rolling papers and pre-made cones. Cones are great for those that are new to smoking. If you've never rolled a joint before, you can get a cone that makes it much easier to make everything evenly distributed.


Step 2: Grind The Cannabis

When you've acquired the papers you'll be using, you'll want to grind the cannabis. Ideally, you want to use a stainless steel grinder. This can ensure that the cannabis is evenly ground and that you get it to the right consistency. This makes it much easier to roll the perfect joint because your joint won't be bulging in different areas. You also want the joint to burn evenly. The better your grind, the more even your joint will burn. 


Step 3: Get a Crutch

You could purchase a pre-made crutch or make it yourself. There are plenty of different ways to make it from the materials you have readily available. You could use a business card, an index card, or even the flap of your rolling papers. This will make it much easier for you to add stability to the rolled joint.


Step 4: Fill The Paper

Once you've added a crutch, you'll want to place it towards the end of the joint. From there, you can start to fill up your paper with cannabis that has been ground. Typically, you'll want to avoid overstuffing the joint. Try to put half to an entire gram in the joint. Once you do this, you can start to roll it.


Step 5: Roll It

Rolling the paper is the fun part. An easy way to do this is by rolling the joint between your index finger and your thumb. This can help you create an evenly distributed joint that has the right shape. You can start to pack down the joint at this point if you have something with a sharp and narrow end like a pencil.


Step 6: Lick It

To seal the joint, you need to use your saliva. Lick the side of the joint so you can seal it. Use enough saliva so it doesn't come apart. If needed, you can lick the outer portion of the joint too. 

By now, you are ready to enjoy a perfectly rolled joint. A good way to ensure the marijuana doesn't fall out the top is by twisting it a little bit. This also helps burn the marijuana more evenly.



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