Reefer madness came out back in 1936.
It told the cautionary tale of smoking reefer cigarettes and listening to jazz music. Thankfully, a lot of the cannabis myths the movie spread have been utterly busted today. Now we know that cannabis can be an excellent tool for stress and pain relief. If you want to try your hand at smoking a reefer cigarette, you should learn how to roll a perfect joint. If you tried to roll a joint before, and we’re unsuccessful, don’t worry. We’ll give you all of the pro tips so that you don’t waste any of your weed.
What’s the secret to rolling a joint that burns evenly? Read on to find out.
Prepare the Cannabis
Before you learn how to roll a perfect joint, you’ll need to get your weed ready. We suggest using a high-grade grinder to help break up your weed with ease. For the fastest solution, try using an electric grinder. If you’re going to use a hand grinder, find one with plenty of teeth inside. When the device can grind the weed evenly, you won’t have to worry about wasting any of your buds.
It’s also a good idea to look for a grinder with a pollen chamber. Using a sifting screen, the grinder will be able to gather up kief in the pollen chamber. When it gets full enough, you’ll be able to have an extra tasty joint!
Pick Your Rolling Paper
You’ve got your weed all ground up, and it’s in a perfect little pile. Now it’s time to decide what size rolling paper you want to use. There are many different sizes out there on the market, so it’s really a matter of preference.
If you’re rolling a classic size doobie, we suggest getting a standard size paper. Standard size rolling papers are usually 1 1/4 inches wide. You could also go for a double-wide paper if you’re looking for an extra fat doobie. When you’re rolling a joint for a group of friends, splurge for the king size. King-sized rolling papers can hold almost 2 g of weed, so you won’t worry about running out.
Rolling a Joint With a Filter
Always use a filter when you roll joints. You’ll find that when you buy pre rolled joints, they always have a filter. This is because it provides the smoothest, most efficient smoking experience.
Without a filter, a lot of weed is wasted. Using a filter helps eliminate this problem by giving you something to hold on to. You’ll be able to puff until the last hit of weed is gone.
Different Types of Filters
There are a few different filters you can put in your joint. First, there are flavored organic corn husk filter tips.
Cornhusk tips are going to work the best for large king-sized joints. You won’t have to worry about losing any of your weed as you smoke, and you’ll be able to enjoy a nice smooth burn. Cornhusk filter tips can also stop the resin from sneaking through and staining your lips. The filter’s dense structure also make it great for cooling down your hits.
If you want a reusable filter, consider getting a glass filter tip. Glass filter tips can be a little pricey, but they last forever. Just make sure that you regularly clean your glass filter with isopropyl alcohol and salt.
Finally, there are also popular unbleached paper filter tips. These will be one of the most accessible filters to find, and they’re also easy to use. Another benefit of paper tips is that they’re affordable and made from plant fiber materials.
Load up the Paper
Alright, now it’s time to get to the trickiest part of how to roll a joint; putting it all together. Go slow, and prepare to practice before getting things perfect. Start by holding the joint paper between 2 fingers. It helps if you think of it like a taco shell.
Holding the joint taco open, evenly spread the weed across the paper. Less is more. You want a nice slim line of weed rather than a big pile. The more you load into it, the harder it’ll be to get a perfect roll. Once you think you have enough weed on the paper, you can start to pinch the ends together to form even more of a taco shape.
Using your thumbs, gently roll the paperback and forth to distribute the weed. You want the weed to pack into a tubular shape.
It’s also important that the weed isn’t too tight because it’ll restrict your airflow. When you’re sure you have a good layout and pack, you can begin tucking in the end. You’ll need to tuck in the non-adhesive end over the bud and roll up.
Seal the Deal
Now you should have what resembles a joint in your hand. However, you’re not done yet. To tie everything together, you will need to seal the joint paper.
No matter what size or material joint paper you buy, it will come with a preloaded adhesive strip. The adhesive strip is activated by moisture. Once you’re happy with the look of your joint, you can gently run your tongue along the adhesive strip. Slowly seal the joint by pressing down the adhesive onto the top of the roll. Now you’ll have the perfect joint that’s ready to smoke!
Practice How to Roll a Perfect Joint
It feels great learning how to roll a perfect joint. But you’ll feel even better after you light it up!
Go ahead and buy a pack of rolling papers today, and start practicing your joint rolling skills. Don’t be discouraged if it takes you a couple of tries; practice makes perfect. Your hard work will definitely pay off when you enjoy the ultimate smoking session.