Learning how to roll a joint may seem daunting, especially if you’ve seen your friends doing it like pros when you don’t even know how to get started. Or perhaps you already have tried rolling one, but the bits of the flower kept winding up in your mouth while inhaling. But we have all been there at one point, and although it might look challenging, rolling a joint is easier than you might think, and here’s everything you need to know to roll your first one.
What is a Joint?
A joint is a traditional cannabis cigarette rolled up in translucent white or brown paper. Smoking joints is amongst the most common methods of cannabis consumption.
Materials needed to roll a joint:
- ½ gram of flower of your preference
- Cannabis grinder
- Crutch (which you can make at home from stiff paper)
- Standard Rolling papers
1. Grind The Flower
To begin rolling your first cannabis joint, grind your flower into a shake – cannabis flower broken down into tiny buds. Although it’s easy to do this using your bare hands, especially if the flower is dried fell, things can get quite messy and sticky, so it’s way more convenient to invest in a grinder. Once you have one ready, insert the flower buds and break them down into smaller parts.
2. Create the Crutch/Filter for the joint
A crutch is a filter or a tip of the joint and is one of the crucial aspects of a well-rolled joint because it’s what blocks bits of flower from getting in your mouth and prevents your lips from burning as you take the last puffs down to the roach.
Stiff paper is the best material for a crutch, and it can be a business card in your wallet (which you no longer need) or cardboard.
Some joint papers already include crutch material in their packaging, so you won’t have to spend time finding stiff paper for your joint such as RAW rolling papers that include the pre-installed tips. Of course, you can also get a reusable glass tip or disposable tips and skip this step of making one yourself. If you don’t have a reusable tip, here’s how to make one at home:
Fold the cardboard back and forth four about four or five times on top of itself – accordion-style, then roll up the excess paper around it into a small cylinder to the desired thickness of the joint.
3. Fill the Rolling Paper with Flower
Rolling papers come in many different types and flavors so that you can choose from numerous online and in-store options. One of the best-loved types of paper amongst cannabis consumers is hemp paper, as it’s not too thick but is strong and doesn’t affect the flavor of a joint. Once you have the rolling paper of your choice, open it and fill it with the shake. A half gram is a typical portion for each joint evenly distribute the shake across the paper in a straight line,
4. Roll the Joint
Now that your shake is in its place, it’s time to roll by pinching the paper with your fingers until it’s in a cylinder shape. Seal it up by licking the exposed top of the paper like it was an envelope. Slip the dry side of the paper into the roll, roll it up, and use the moisturized edge to tack down one end of the paper, then work your way down the rest of the seam by tucking and sealing the joint to the end.
Hemp Flowers to Roll and Smoke
Now that you know how to roll a joint, you’ll need to know what to put in it. As the recreational use of marijuana remains federally illegal, the interest in hemp-derived products keeps rising. Hemp is the cousin plant to marijuana with low THC content – the psychoactive compound in marijuana; therefore, it doesn’t get users high.
The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp and its derivatives with up to 0.3% psychoactive THC federally legal for purchase and consumption. Therefore, many people opted for a legal alternative to marijuana and started consuming its famous CBD and Delta 8 THC.
Both compounds come from the hemp plant and are now increasingly popular on the market. They are available in many types of products, including smokables like flower, buds, and pre-rolls. Unlike THC, which is responsible for marijuana’s high, CBD is non-psychoactive and doesn’t produce mind-altering symptoms, so it’s safe to smoke with no undesired side effects and consequences like failed drug tests.
Delta 8 THC is a variant of THC, and compared to the famous Delta 9 THC, which is federally illegal, it is less psychoactive and delivers different outcomes than the latter. So, CBD and Delta 8 THC are now amongst the best-loved products amongst cannabis consumers. CBD and Delta 8 THC flowers are now widely available on the market, so you can conveniently buy them online and use the guide above to roll your hemp joint.
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