Rolling a cannabis joint is an art. It takes patience and practice to get it right, but once you do there’s nothing quite like that first perfect puff on your own custom creation. Rolling a joint can be intimidating for beginners, so we’re going to take you through the process step by step: from rolling up your papers all the way to lighting up and taking your first hit!
Step One: Gather your supplies. You’ll need some rolling papers, cannabis, a grinder (optional), and something to light your joint with (a lighter or hemp wick).
Step Two: Grind up your bud. If you’re using a grinder, put your bud in there and give it a few twists. This will make it easier to work with and ensure that your joint doesn’t come out too tightly packed. If you don’t have a grinder, no worries! You can also break up the bud by hand or even use scissors to chop it into small pieces.
Step Three: Fill one paper at a time until they are about halfway full. Be sure not to fill them too tightly, or your joint will be difficult to smoke. If you are new to rolling, it might be helpful to practice with a smaller amount of cannabis until you get the hang of it.
Step Four: Tuck the end of the paper into the crease created by folding it in half. This will help keep your joint from coming undone as you smoke it. It may be pretty hard to do this, depending on how tightly you packed your cannabis. If it’s difficult to get the paper in there, use a pen or pencil eraser (or an object with a similar circumference) and press down hard just below where the fold is.
Step Five: Roll up slowly but firmly until all of the loose bits are gone and you have a smooth, tightly packed joint. It’s important to go slowly here so you don’t rip your paper or spill any bud!
Step Six: Roll the other end of the joint closed using the same method as above. If you are new to rolling joints, it might be helpful to practice with an empty rolled-up piece of paper until you get the hang of it.
Step Seven: Light up and enjoy! Be sure to take your time with this one, especially if you’re a new smoker. Cannabis can take a little while to hit you, so don’t overdo it on your first joint. Take small puffs and wait about five minutes between hits to gauge how you’re feeling.
There you have it! Your very own cannabis joint, made with love and care. Now go forth and enjoy, my friends. Just be careful not to get too carried away – remember, moderation is key!