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How to Roll the Perfect Joint

Published: September 22, 2021

There are a variety of ways to smoke cannabis including hand pipes, water bongs, vaporizers, and hookahs, but one of the most popular methods is with a joint (or doobie, as we prefer to say). Joints are great because they’re quick, easy, and usually take less than 5 minutes to roll. If you’re interested in learning how to roll the perfect joint, look no further. We’ve got you covered with a step-by-step guide to help you with rolling a joint.

Your Tools For Success aka Your Rolling Supplies:

  • Cannabis flower
  • Rolling papers
  • A grinder (you can also use your fingers or scissors)
  • Cigarette lighter or matches
  • Optional: Paper filter or a “crutch”

It may also help to have a pen or something similarly shaped to help pack the joint when you’re almost finished.

Step 1 – Break Down Your Weed

Using a grinder, scissors, your fingers, or whatever is comfortable, break down ¼ to 1 gram of cannabis. Grinders and scissors are helpful if you have sticky weed and want to avoid getting resin on your fingers! Double-check that you remove any stems or seeds from your bud, and grind it so it’s shake. If you break down too much, you’ll be left with powdery cannabis, and what fun is that?

Step 2 – Make Your “Crutch”

If you’re wondering how to roll a joint without a filter, you can skip this step and head to step 3.

Also known as a paper filter, crutches are helpful to make sure you don’t burn your lips or fingers when you get to the end of your joint. These come in handy if you want to hit your clips for later, or if you need to reuse your crutch. Think of them as the mouthpiece that makes your smoking experience easier.

For the crutch, you can use a piece of hard paper like one that the packaging the papers come in, or use one of the filters that come in some packs for you to detach. You can also use sturdy paper like a business card, index card, or manila folder. You can also buy pre-made tips!

Fold the crutch paper three to four times so it creates an M-shape, and roll it until you have a small, cylindrical filter. Be mindful not to leave it too wide or else you’ll have bud in your mouth when you’re trying to smoke, but if you make it too tight that you make it difficult to inhale.

Step 3 – Fill the Joint

Grab a paper and place the crutch at one end of the paper, right where the centerfold is. Fill the joint with your cannabis, and tamp it until it’s evenly distributed along the middle of the paper from one end to the other.

Step 4 – Form the Joint

Use your fingers to roll the paperback and forth to even the weed, and begin rolling your joint. Roll the paper into a cone shape, until you’re able to tuck the non-sticky side of the paper into the cone and continue rolling.

Step 5 – Seal the Joint

Lick the sticky part of the paper and seal the joint on the opposite side of the filter. Roll the joint until all the sticky paper is sealed on the other side of the paper. Using your pen or something similar, pack the end of the joint to help make sure you have an even burn.

How to Use a Joint Roller

Joint rolling machines are another alternative to rolling a joint by hand. A joint rolling machine is about the length of a standard rolling paper and consists of two “rolling pins,” connected by a sheet of material.

You place your filter on one end, you place your cannabis on the other. Close the pins, and roll them towards you so the joint forms and into a uniform shape. Once you’re done, you’ll have a perfectly rolled joint.

Whether you roll with or without a filter, or if you prefer to have someone else roll the joint for you, Doobie has you covered for getting happiness delivered with a variety of flower and pre-roll options. Have questions? Call us on the Highline, we’ll help you out, bud.

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