Rolling a good joint is essential if you’re looking to get the most out of your marijuana. Badly rolled joints can be hard to smoke, burn too quickly, and cost you money. With a little practice, you can be well on your way to rolling the best joint ever. Here’s a step-by-step guide on high to roll a world-class joint.
Break-Up Cannabis Thoroughly
Arguably the most important step to the whole rolling process is the first step – breaking-up your cannabis product thoroughly. In order to assure an even, slow, and efficient burn, all of the joint’s contents ultimately must be in a fine, broken-down, homogeneous form without any clumps, stems, seeds, or other inconsistencies. Some use grinders for this process, while others simply break the product down entirely by hand or with the inclusion of scissors.
Next, hold the paper long-ways from side to side with one hand, and use the other hand to carefully deposit the broken-down cannabis product lengthwise into the paper. One popular method for assuring the cannabis will stay in the paper and in the right position is to create a horizontal fold across the paper so the cannabis will naturally come to rest there along the length of the paper. Others simply hold the paper so as to naturally create a sort of cannabis-capturing bow along the length of the paper. In any case, the ideal resting place for the cannabis to run across the length of the paper is at about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom.
Once the cannabis is in place, it’s time to focus both hands on the paper by curling the bottom of the paper up and around the line of broken-down cannabis and gently pulling it down tightly so that the cannabis is now tightly encircled/entrapped at the bottom section of the paper. Be sure the thickness of the line of cannabis remains uniform all the way across. This can be assured and fixed to an extent by simply using your two thumbs to rearrange and spread out the line as it’s still contained tightly in the first round of paper.
Even distribution assured, you can now begin to finish the roll. Keeping the line of cannabis tightly contained as described above, begin to roll this encircled line of paper and cannabis upward, rolling the rest of the paper around it. It’s important to maintain a firm hold of this line as you roll upward so that it stays tight and uniformly arranged across the paper. Once near the end of the paper, lick the glue strip and finish the final bit of roll, ensuring the glue holds tightly all the way across. This part of the process may require some practice, so don’t feel bad if it doesn’t come naturally on the first few tries.
The Rolling Machine Option
One alternative to hand-rolling your joints is to use a rolling machine. Essentially, these machines hold the rolling paper in place and use a mechanized process to create a nice roll once the cannabis is deposited onto the paper. Years ago, these could only be found in-person at specialty tobacco shops, but they are now easily found at no shortage of online retailers.
Rolling the best joint is a fairly easy task once you’ve figured out the process. Break up your product well, fill the paper evenly, and roll carefully, and you’ll be spitting out professional-grade spliffs on the fly before you know it. These above-mentioned steps can help even the newest beginner to doing just that.