There is still nothing quite like smoking a joint to enjoy cannabis use, which is still one of the most common methods. But rolling a quality joint can be challenging. If you don’t do it right, you can have a huge mess and run out of marijuana to smoke! We’ll show you how to roll your joints like cannabis pre-rolls in this blog post.
Joint Rolling: A Lost Art
Before marijuana became legal, any stoner worth their weight in schwag could roll a mean joint. However, with the availability of pre-rolls and other cannabis consumption options, many modern users probably aren’t familiar with the process of rolling their joints.
Of course, in today’s cannabis society, those who are unable to roll their joints are not excluded. For those who can’t do it themselves, there are items like rose petal blunts, oil-wrapped pre-rolls, and joints studded with THC diamonds. However, there’s something about being able to make your joint that more fully satisfies the soul. Every hit has a slightly different flavor now that it has been more genuinely earned. No matter how long you’ve been a cannabis user, it’s never too late to start rolling your first joint.
Guide for Rolling a Joint
A joint is rolled through six phases. Make sure you have all the required supplies before starting this procedure:
- Your preferred cannabis strain
- Cones for pre-rolls or rolling papers
Grind Your Weed
The cannabis must first be ground. The plant should crumble readily if it has been adequately dried. Your hands won’t perspire and adhere to the rolling paper if you use the grinder. If you don’t have a grinder, you can also cut the cannabis into smaller pieces with scissors or a set of keys.
By breaking down any sharp ends or stems that can potentially harm the pre-roll or rolling papers, grinding the product produces a texture that is better for pressing up against the fragile paper.
Create a Crutch or Filter
After grinding the cannabis, you must create a crutch, sometimes referred to as a “filter” or “tip,” if you’re using rolling sheets. You will require thin cardboard or material comparable to it. The rolling paper has this crutch attached at one end. To build a junction with the necessary thickness, begin by folding your paper in a few “accordion-style” folds close to the end. The filter’s purpose when smoking a joint is to prevent the shaking from escaping. It also helps to keep your creation’s structural integrity intact.
Wrap it Up and Put it Away
Cones that you have purchased from Frost, another dispensary, or a local smoke store typically come with a little plastic tube to maintain their shape. This device can be used as a packer to efficiently fill the pre-roll cone. Something long and thin, like a chopstick or a pencil eraser, will also function in place of a straw.
Start by pressing down on a small amount of cannabis in the bottom of the paper cone close to the crutch. For an evenly rolled joint, it’s essential to pack the base of the cone. Your entire joint could fold at the bottom and break if you don’t pack this component properly.
Using rolling papers makes this procedure simple. Simply roll the paper back and forth between your fingers until it resembles a cone.
Twist and Shout or Rock and Roll
The penultimate stage in rolling papers is essential since how you roll your joint greatly affects its quality. Make sure to tuck the unglued portion of the paper into the wrap before rolling up your joint. Roll one last time to secure the top edge (leave a tiny gap at the end). Use the filter side first because tucking and sealing will be simpler.
Leave the top part of the paper blank when using pre-roll cones so you can properly seal it. Roll the paper between your thumb and pointer finger in a single direction until the joint assumes its final shape to make a wick.
The Initial Hit
It’s time to enjoy a well-earned toke to mark the completion of your invention. Avoid touching the cannabis with the open flame when lighting the wick. When passing a wooden match, make sure it is completely out before doing so.
Enjoy your neatly rolled joint and savor the flavor! You succeeded! You can now enjoy your rewards because you are a master joint roller.
Now that you know how to roll like a pro, head over to Helping Hands Dispensary in Boulder and pick up some cones, rolling sheets, or premium pre-rolled joints if you’d prefer to just have someone else do everything.