Any marijuana recreational or medical user must know how to roll a joint. If you’re a newbie on using this herbal plant, fortunately, it will take mere practice to learn this skill. But, this is more than just learning the art of marijuana rolling. Other matters like the right weed to roll and the materials you need are basic stuff you have to know.
If this is the first time, be patient with yourself—no one master this skill overnight. Even the experts you probably know came at this point.
Preparing the Joint
One of the basics in knowing how to roll a joint is to make sure that the weeds to use are somewhat roughly grinded. Too ground cannabis can result in clogging of the joint due to the resin. Fortunately, there are various grinders available in the market that you can choose from.
Another thing to prepare is excellent joint papers and a rolling tray. For the papers, cannabis users recommend not using a real joint paper to roll up. Instead, you can use some alternatives like a gum wrapper, aluminum foil, corn husk, or even printer paper.
Steps in Rolling a Joint for Beginners
You may have heard some new tricks on how to roll a joint, but you cannot find them in this section. To know those tricks, you must first understand the basics of this activity. Here are the ways of rolling a joint that beginners like you should know to do first.
Step 1: Grinding the Marijuana
As mentioned, regardless of the grinder others can recommend, opt for rough grinders to achieve the best weed experience. You can also start by using regular scissors. Do not be afraid to research and try different methods to determine what will work best for you. Remember, not all smokers smoke the same.
Step 2: Fill the joint with weeds
Now that you prepared the cannabis, it’s time to put them in the joint. To do this, fill the paper with the ground weeds. If you will use a filter, put it on the one end of the joint. The usual amount of cannabis in a single joint is about half a gram.
While your other hand holds the paper, use your free hand to shape the joint. Move the cannabis around where it can be distributed well to the paper. Avoid roll joints with fat bellies. Be patient and feel free to take time to create the best shape of the joint.
Step 3: Pack the joint and distribute the hemp inside
With the weeds already inside the joint, you can now pack it properly. Do this by squeezing the paper using your fingertips, then roll it slowly back and forth.
Step 4: Roll the joint
This stage is the simplest in this process since everything is already packed and distributed well. Tuck the unglued portion of the paper into the roll. Afterward, lick the glued areas and roll one end down. It is to hold everything in the proper place. If you used a filter awhile ago, start rolling on the area where you put the filter. It will be more comfortable as it can guide you and the paper since it moves around itself.
Continue doing the process to the rest of the joint. Then, tuck and seal the joint as you go.
Step 5: Proper packing for the finishing touches
You can use simple tools like ordinary pens to pack it properly to ensure a smoother burn. With the pen, you can pack the marijuana down through the joint’s tip part. You can also squeeze the tip of the joint, then flip the joint back and forth.
Doing these mentioned steps can help you prep up for your best smoking experience. Again, it takes practice to perfect this art on how to roll a joint. Never stop exploring what’s the best for you, and it takes repetition to achieve the perfection you’re aiming for.