Consuming cannabis by smoking is one of the most common ways, and many people do that because the effects are felt within minutes, unlike with other methods of taking it. If you’re a novice smoker or you got used to buying pre-rolls, you can consider learning how to roll a joint yourself. It can be a tricky task, but let’s explore some tips and tricks to roll the perfect joint.
First of all, you need to make sure that you have all the necessary materials and equipment. If you want to learn how to roll a joint, you’ll need cannabis buds, rolling papers, and a filter. That’s the starter kit. Also, you can consider getting a proper grinder to make sure you have a consistent grind and a rolling machine if you want to accelerate the process.
Step 1: Grind your cannabis buds.
You can break the flowers apart with your bare hands, but it’s recommended to have a grinder to reach the perfect consistency of a grind. But you need to make sure you don’t overdo it because you may have problems with the rolling process. If you have a grinder, make sure that it has a kief catcher at the bottom to prevent you from losing the kief that falls off the buds as you grind. You can sprinkle it on top of your roll later to add potency.
Step 2: Create the filter.
It’s optional because some people prefer to roll a joint without a filter, but it’s better for beginners to use it because joints without a filter are harder to smoke. There’s no need to buy special filters because you can roll a thin strip of paper or use a clutch and roll a piece of cardboard into a tube shape, but it can be more convenient to have pre-made ones. If you prefer to use a filter, you can make one by rolling a thin strip of paper or using a pre-made filter.
Step 3: Place the filter at one end of the rolling paper.
Make sure that you keep the paper with the filter end facing up and spread a small amount of cannabis on top of the filter. Also, you need to be careful and not overstuff the joint, it will make it harder to roll and smoke. If you have scales, you can measure about 0.5-1g of cannabis and use it per joint.
Step 4: Roll the joint.
If you don’t have a rolling machine, you need to hold the paper with your non-dominant hand and use your other hand to roll the paper around the cannabis and filter. You should tuck the paper in and roll, you want to do it as evenly as possible.
Step 5: Lick and seal.
Now you need to use a tiny lick to glue the paper down and seal the joint closed. Make sure you don’t soak it and do everything carefully; otherwise, you may need to start over.
Step 6: Twist the ends.
That’s the last step, and you need to twist the ends of your joint to seal in the cannabis. That’s it, time to smoke and relax!
Some tips to keep in mind:
You want your hands to be dry and keep the rolling paper the same.
Even if you didn’t succeed on the first try, don’t worry. No one is born with that skill, and remember that practice makes perfect.
If your joint is falling apart a little bit, you can stick a small piece of tape to keep it all together.
Also, you can just use a cigarette, get all the tobacco out, and tamp the cannabis down, that’s the easiest way to roll a joint.
If you managed to make a good joint, but you feel like it’s too strong for you, why not look here? You can consider starting with cannabis products that are less concentrated, and after a while, you may enjoy a joint.
Rolling a joint can be less complicated than you may think, it just requires practice to understand how to do everything the right way. You can ask your friends for help, and over time, you’ll be able to do that even with your eyes closed, just make sure you follow all the steps and practice to get the perfect joint.