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rolling a joint

Rolling a joint
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.
What is a crutch? Also known as a filter, a crutch is essentially a mouthpiece for your joint.
Once the joint is sealed along its seam, take a pen or similarly shaped item and gently pack the end of the joint you will light until it is firm. If any marijuana fell out while you were rolling your joint, you can add it back into your joint here if you’d like, pushing it in with the tip of the pen. If you’re out and about and a pen isn’t available, good solutions for packing the end of the joint can be a small stick, a key, or the tip of a shoelace or hoodie drawstring.

  • 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.

If you want to roll a cone-shaped joint, add less marijuana near the joint’s mouthpiece, and more towards the tip, tapering it as you do. This will help your joint form a cone naturally.
Many rolling papers feature a sticky substance on one edge that when moistened helps provide a seal. After you’ve rolled your joint, you’ll want to lick the adhesive strip and seal your joint by pressing the glue side onto the joint. Starting with the crutch or mouthpiece end, begin sealing the joint with even pressure.
Take the time to work the ground marijuana into a cylinder shape to make it roll easier and smoke more evenly. If you roll your joint too loosely, it will burn quickly and unevenly. If you roll it too tightly, it may be difficult to take a hit. Once the joint seems smooth and even, tuck the side of the rolling paper closest to you into the joint and roll the joint up towards the adhesive strip.
How much cannabis should you break up for your joint? That depends on how much you want to smoke.
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.
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Rolling a joint
From my experience, if you just tear off pieces of hash and throw them in the joint it smokes unevenly and causes the joint to run once you get to a chunk of hash. These methods distribute the hash evenly creating a better smoke.
Before you can roll, you need to prep everything.
As mentioned earlier, you can use a grinder or a rough finger grind to prepare your cannabis. You can also use scissors or any other homemade grinders. I recommend you play around with different methods to see which you like the best because they do not all smoke the same.
Using a joint roller is one of the easiest ways for beginners to learn how to roll joints.

Now, take your paper and fill it with the shake you got from grinding your cannabis. If you’re using a filter, place it at one end of the joint.
Usually, a good amount of cannabis for a joint is around a half gram (you can weigh it out with a scale if you want).
With one hand holding the paper, use your free hand to shape the joint by moving the cannabis around to where it’s evenly distributed across the paper.
A lot of beginners tend to roll joints with fat bellies. Don’t do this. Take the time to shape the joint properly.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Learning how to roll a joint is an essential stoner skill. Think about it. Glass breaks, is expensive and is hard to travel with.