Whether you are a newcomer to smoking joints or you simply are looking for a more optimal way in which you can do so, this article will walk you through the process in a step by step manner.
You can impress your friends the next time you are smoking with your new and improved rolling style that will make for a smoother overall experience.
Joints have long been an iconic way in which you consume weed, and they are a great method for enjoying your smoking experience. It is important that you know how to properly roll a joint if you are a regular smoker, or you will not be making your experience the best possible.
Everyone is going to have their own opinion as to what the best way to roll a joint may be, but there are a few common variables that need to be met if you want to have an even and smooth smoking experience.
Beginning the rolling process
The first thing you want to do is gather up all the supplies that you need for rolling the joint.
What you will need is, of course, some cannabis. There are hundreds and even thousands of strains to choose from, so make sure that you do your research on what strain you are going to use.
Certain strains will lead to a more relaxing high, whereas others will give you an uptick in energy. Different strains will vary in their levels of CBD and THC, so these are all things that you are going to have to consider.
You will also need some rolling papers, a crutch, a grinder for the cannabis, and you may want to use an item such as a pen when it comes to packing your joint.
The first thing you are going to do once you have assembled all of your supplies is to have your cannabis broken down into finer material. If you are using cannabis which is nice and dry then this will be very easy to do.
If you prefer to keep your hands nice and clean, then you should use a grinder. This will help to avoid your hands from getting stuck to the rolling paper.
The best types of grinders are made out of metal, as the weed will not stick to the surface and they are easy to clean and maintain. If there is no grinder available close at hand, then you can try to use some scissors or use your imagination and find another way to grind it up.
You will then need to create a crutch, which some people will call a filter or the tip. This can be created by utilizing most types of materials, with the most common ones being some type of thinnish cardboard.
Your first step here will be to create some accordion-like folds at the edge end of the piece of cardboard. You should then suitably roll it depending on how thick of a joint you want.
While the crutch is not an essential part of the process and can be done without, it is useful to prevent any of the cannabis from falling out when you are going to smoke it. It will provide a decent level of stability for this joint and you don’t need to worry about having the tips of your fingers burned during the smoking process.
You will then want to add the cannabis onto the paper in addition to the crutch if you are using one. When you have adequately filled up the paper with the right amount of weed that you are happy with (most people use anywhere from a half to a full gram) then you can start the process of shaping the joint through the use of your fingers.
You can use a variety of different rolling papers, which some featuring different flavors. The majority of people will favor papers made out of hemp, as they are strong while remaining thin. This allows them to burn in an even and consistent manner without there being a bad taste.
When the joint has been fully loaded with bud and adequately shaped, you will then be ready to start the rolling process. You need to pinch the paper between some of your fingertips and then roll it gently backwards and forwards in order to neatly pack down the shake in what will be its final form.
In what is possibly the most important step of the entire process, you are going to want to have the side of the unglued paper tucked inside of the roll and ensure that the glued edge is tacked to the other side of the paper.
You can make this easier by adding some moisture here. The best way to start is by using the side of the crutch as it will give you a guide when rolling, making the process a lot easier. When the paper has been tacked on one end, you can then work down the remainder of the seam and ensure that it is completely sealed end to end.
The final step is for you to pack down the shake if needed to make sure that you will have an even smoking experience. A lot of people will use a pen for this step, but you can use anything that is handy.
This, of course, is just one of the common ways in which people will roll a joint, and it is a good starting point for people who may not be overly familiar with the process. There is even an art to the rolling process, with some people appearing to be wizards in the various ways in which they can roll.
Once you have finished you can sit back, relax and enjoy your joint knowing that you did a good job in preparing it.