The concept is pretty much the same as rolling one free hand, except the machine does the work of holding the paper in the right place for you.
First, grind up your bud with a couple of twists. Take the joint roller and make sure it’s not locked into its tightest position, push the apron down and fill the chamber with your bud. Make sure that the bud is evenly distributed in the joint roller machine. If you’re using a filter, you can place it on either end of the joint roller.
Now, you need to close the joint roller. You may have to push the bud into place with your finger to close it. Word of caution, though. Don’t put too much cannabis in the roller. If you have to cram the stuff in there forcefully, the joint will be too tight to smoke. Give the roller a couple of rolls without the paper to get the bud settled into place.
Next, grab a paper, making sure the adhesive is facing you, place the joint paper in the opening of the roller. Once in place, roll down. It’s important to roll down, or the adhesive will be on the wrong side. The key here is to just lightly roll it up. Rolling machines can easily roll joints way too tight, ruining the entire experience.
Roll it until just the adhesive is sticking out of the top and lick the glue before giving the roller a final roll finishing the joint.
Using a joint roller is one of the easiest ways for beginners to learn how to roll joints.
Filters are also called crutches or tips. The idea behind them is they allow you to smoke more of your bud instead of being left with an unsmokeable roach.
You also can smoke a joint a little bit better because it helps fight the resin clogging that usually happens at towards the end of the joint. To make one, it’s best to use a thin cardboard like a business card. Some papers even come with crutches built in, or you can just use an empty paper box.
RAW also makes some packs of just filter papers that, of course, work perfectly.
They’re pretty easy to make. Just make a couple of accordion folds on one end of the cardboard (basically, fold the end into a W) and then roll it up thick enough to match the width of the joint you plan on rolling.
Again, it’s not required to use a filter for your joints, but they do prevent scooby snacks (swallowing cannabis), make the joint more stable and make it easier to smoke.
The other way to roll a two paper joint is by attaching the papers slightly overlapping each other.
While this one sounds cooler since it will be a bigger joint, it tends to be pretty unstable and clog up from massive resin build up. You’re better off rolling up a blunt.
No. You’re not going to be smoking a dollar bill! Instead, you’re using the dollar bill as a makeshift joint roller to roll perfect joints quickly and effortlessly every time.
Usually, when I’m asked to teach a beginner how to roll a joint, using a dollar bill is the first method I go to. It’s like joint rolling with training wheels, and it helps you perfect the motions.
Here’s how to do it:
First, you need a paper, some weed and a dollar bill. Fold the dollar in half and place some ground up bud in the middle of the dollar. Spread the cannabis out evenly.
Fold the dollar bill back in half keeping the cannabis at the crease in the bill. Using your thumbs, work the bud towards the bottom of the crease by slowly rolling the dollar back and forth.
Roll the dollar bill down to where the end of the dollar is just covering the weed. Holding the dollar in place with one hand, place the joint paper in the opening with the adhesive facing you (just like a joint roller) and lick the adhesive.
Then, roll the dollar bill slowly back up. Make sure not to roll it too tight, or the joint will not be smokeable. Roll the dollar up until you can’t anymore, and the doobie will be done.
Now, rolling a two paper joint is exactly like rolling a single paper joint. The only thing you need to learn is how to attach the two joint papers. There are two different ways you can go about doing it.
The first way is the preferred method that is easier to roll, and that’s to take the second paper and attach it by shaping the two papers into an L shape.
You can see how it’s done in the video below.
Everything up to this point has been easy. Now is the time that the great joint rollers separate themselves from the beginners. Start by tucking the unglued side of your paper into the roll.
Lick the glued edge of the paper and roll one end down to hold it into place. If you’re using a filter, roll this end into place first. It makes it easier and helps guide the paper as it rolls around itself.
Slowly, work your way down the rest of the joint, tucking and sealing the joint as you go.
Before you learn who to roll, you need to think about how you need to get your cannabis ready to be rolled. What do you need? Just a paper and some weed! (How cool is that?)
There isn’t much that goes into the preparation of a joint, but I wanted to talk a little bit about how to prepare the cannabis for one.
Some smokers like to use grinders, and you really can’t go wrong with that. If you grind up your bud to finely for a joint, however, it can lead to a joint that ends up being hard to hit and gets bogged down with resin. When rolling up a joint, it’s always best to go with a somewhat rougher grind.
Aside from that, make sure you have some good joint papers and maybe a rolling tray.
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Learning how to roll a joint is an essential stoner skill. Think about it. Glass breaks, is expensive and is hard to travel with.
While all you ever really need to roll a joint is a few buds of marijuana and a rolling paper, with a few extra supplies, you can craft top-notch joints for a more pleasurable smoking experience.
Want to know the easiest way to roll perfect joints time after time? Here is our easy to follow guide on how to roll a good joint.
Put your rolling paper on a flat surface in front of you with the adhesive strip facing up on the side furthest from you. Place your crutch where your joint’s mouthpiece will be, and then use your fingers to fill the rest of the rolling paper with your pre-ground cannabis.
A study published in 2016 concluded that the average joint is 0.32 grams . This number has been contested by some in the cannabis community, and it may not mean much to you personally. When deciding how much marijuana to add to your joint, take into consideration your own tolerance for cannabis and the level of effects you are looking to achieve. Joint rolling papers come in a variety of sizes, giving you the freedom to roll the joint size you prefer.
Be sure not to overfill it since adding too much can make your joint difficult to close. If you find yourself with excess paper, you can trim it off the side without adhesive before rolling your joint to ensure you aren’t smoking extra paper.
Here is the simple six-step process for the easiest way how to roll a joint:
Don’t light your joint like a cigarette, inhaling as you ignite the tip. Instead, to light your joint, hold a flame to the tip of the joint, and turn it over in the flame to create an even “cherry” or burning ember at the tip of the joint. Move the flame closer to the joint until a full, slow-burning red cherry develops. When the cherry is ready, begin smoking your joint.
What is a crutch? Also known as a filter, a crutch is essentially a mouthpiece for your joint.
- Dried Cannabis Flower : This will be the material used in your joint.
- Grinder : While optional, a grinder will ensure a more even burn for your joint and will make the joint easier to roll.
- Joint Paper : Available in a number of sizes and materials like hemp and unbleached paper.
- Card Stock : Used to create the “crutch” or mouthpiece for your joint.
- Pen: Or a similarly shaped object to help you pack the joint.
Learn how to roll a joint with your marijuana with our easy to use guide for a quick and convenient way to get consume your cannabis.