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Rolling a Joint: Learn How to Roll a Joint

September 06, 2022
Rolling a Joint: Learn How to Roll a Joint

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more classic way to consume cannabis than the ubiquitous joint. But just because they’re so prevalent doesn’t mean they’re easy to create. In fact, rolling a joint can be a tall order for newer cannabis patients. That’s why we’re going to break down how to roll a joint in this post, along with a few hacks like how to prepare your cannabis flower, what joint papers to use, and how to roll a joint without a filter.

How to Roll a Joint: Before You Get Started

You can think of rolling a joint as cooking your favorite dish. Before you actually start cooking, you need to do all of your prep work. The same is true when it comes to crafting the perfect joint. Make sure you start here to make the entire process as simple as possible.

Choose the Right Joint Papers

At first glance, all joint papers look pretty much the same. But all papers are not equal! If you’re a rolling newbie, stay away from extra thin papers. These can split apart when rolled by unfamiliar hands, adding endless frustration to the entire rolling process. For newbies, we recommend natural hemp papers to make the rolling process easy and preserve your cannabis flowers’ natural flavors.

Grind Your Cannabis Flower

It’s definitely possible to break up your cannabis flower with your fingers. But when it comes to joints—especially when you’re learning how to roll them—grinding your flower before you get started is a huge help. If you don’t have a grinder, don’t sweat it. We can help you get a high-quality metal grinder at your next visit.

Rolling a Joint in Three Easy Steps

Once you have the right rolling papers and your finely ground cannabis flower, it’s time to start rolling

First, take a joint paper and place it on a surface. You may not want to place it directly onto a table to minimize your mess. Many people use some kind of tray (even if it’s just a plate) to roll their joints. Then, apply the ground up flower in a line down the middle of the joint paper (like a hot dog). Fold a piece of paper into a small, tight circle and place it at one end of the joint. This will act as a filter to keep the cannabis flower from falling back into your mouth.

Second, take the two top edges of the joint between your fingers. Roll the cannabis flower into a tube shape inside the paper. Some flower may fall out of your joint paper at this point. Don’t worry: We can always put it back in later on.

Now it’s time for step three. At this point, your joint should be starting to take a cylindrical shape. Lick the strip of gum across the top of the joint paper. Then, using the tray as a surface, roll the joint towards the strip of gum. Press the strip gently against the paper to ensure that it sticks.

That’s it! All you need to do now is enjoy your perfectly rolled joint.

How to Roll a Joint Without a Filter

It’s happened to all of us. As you’re twisting up a nearly perfect joint, you realize you’re missing one component: a filter. Fortunately, you don’t actually need one to roll a joint.

In fact, it’s fairly easy to learn how to roll a joint without a filter. Just keep the end with the mouthpiece fairly tight. Instead of being a straight tube, your joint will look more like a cone. This will prevent any plant matter from falling back into your mouth. Just don’t make the mouthpiece too small, or you won’t be able to get enough suction to actually smoke your creation.

Rolling a Joint: Wrapping Up

Learning how to roll a joint (with or without a filter) is just part of a joint roller’s job, though. You’ll also need to stock up on some quality  cannabis to fill it with: That’s where 3Fifteen Primo comes in. 

Stop by your local 3Fifteen Primo medical cannabis dispensary today to explore high-grade cannabis we carry—we’ve got something that will be perfect for your next joint. Of course you can always peruse our online menus from the comfort of home. Either way, we look forward to serving you!

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