If you are a cannabis smoker, I’m here to tell you that life is certainly better when you finally know how to roll a joint by yourself. There’s just something so rewarding about being able to craft your own joints without having to buy some pre-rolled or ask your friends to do the rolling for you.
You get to create your own piece of art and then enjoy smoking your handmade cannabis, which has a lot of health effects on the body. What more could anybody want?
If you ever thought that it would be impossible for you to learn how to roll a joint, then we’re here to tell you’re wrong! In this article, we will show you how to roll a joint step by step, all you have to do is practice each of the individual steps, and you will be a master in no time.
It’s much easier than it looks.
What is a joint?
There are various names for it but simply put a joint is a cannabis cigarette. The main difference between a joint and a blunt is the paper that is used to roll it.
What you’ll need to roll a joint
Before we get started, here is a list of some things you will need:
- Rolling papers
- A tool to pack down the joint at the end
Okay, so how to roll a joint – let’s get into it.
Grind up your cannabis
Step one of rolling a joint, you need to grind the marijuana. This is entirely up to you how you approach this, but the best method is to use a special cannabis grinder.
These are typically very affordable, and you can pick one up for a few bucks at your local cannabis dispensary.
Simply put, the cannabis into the grinder, put the lid on, and give it a good old twist for 10 seconds or so. When you remove the lid, you should find your marijuana is now in a powder-like form, ground up, and ready to put into your joint.
If you don’t have a grinder, then you can just pick it apart with your hands or use some scissors.
Make your filter/tip/crutch
Next, you need to make your filter for the joint. This is the part that goes at the end of the joint to stop the marijuana from falling out and prevents you from burning your fingers.
You can make a filter from a wide range of materials, the most common being pieces of thin cardboard or business cards. Rip off a small part of the card and roll it up until you get the desired size.
The filter should be about the same size as the desired thickness of your joint, so keep that in mind. To get perfect filters, you should place a few folds at the start before you roll it up, this way it is more sturdy and won’t unravel so quickly.
Fill joint with cannabis
Get your rolling papers, put the filter to one end of the paper, and use this as your holding place for the whole time you roll the joint. It gives you something solid to grab onto.
Now you can add all of the cannabis that you ground up to the joint. Add as much as you like, but keep in mind that your paper can only wrap around so much.
Pack the joint
Now for the first tricky part of rolling a joint. You need to use two hands and pinch the joint together. Use a firm grip but allow the papers to move between your hands. Roll the papers backward and forwards while applying pressure, and this will pack the cannabis into the desired shape.
Take your time and spread the marijuana out evenly; it will make the next step much easier.
Time to roll it up
This is the make or breakpoint. The first few times you try this, you will almost certainly fail, everybody does, don’t worry. Keep practicing, and you will eventually get it.
Look at the inside of the paper. One side will have glue on it, and the other will not. You want to tuck the none glued side around the cannabis and roll up the joint. Start from the filter and go up the joint from there.
The tighter you pack the roll, the better. If the joint is too baggy, then it won’t burn correctly.
Finally, lick the glue part and stick it down to the other non-glue side of the paper. The glue should only be hitting paper, not cannabis.
Lastly, you should have something that resembles a joint by now. All you need is a tool to pack down the cannabis from the nonfilter end. This will pack up your marijuana nicely and tight and will make sure it smokes nicely.