How to Properly Roll a Joint

How to roll a joint1. The Mix

The Marijuana mix is perhaps the most important part of the joint.

Make sure the consistency is even. Remove any lumps or woody bits.

If you are rolling a pure-weed joint, make sure your material is absolutely dry.

How to roll a joint2. Shape

The shape of the joint is determined by how you distribute the mix over the papers. Use long papers.

Most Joints are cone-shaped. Cones tend to smoke more smoothly than straight joints but are slightly harder to roll.

How to roll a joint3. The Roach or ‘Filter’

Joints usually don’t have a filter like a filter cigarette does. A Joint filter is more like a mouth piece.

Joint Filters are made of cardboard. Cut an apprx. 2.2 x 0.7 Inch (5.5 x 1.7 cm) piece of thin cardboard and roll it up tightly.

Insert it at the left of your mix.

How to roll a joint3. Roll it

This can be the tricky part. Pick everything up and start rolling gentle in the middle, rolling outward.

Let your thumbs do most of the work and give support and pressure with your forefingers.

You should start to feel the mix firming inside the paper.

How to roll a joint4. Seal it

When you have an even consistency, tuck down the facing paper edge with the tips of your thumbs, wrap the excess paper around the joint, wet the glue and seal that baby.

How to roll a joint5. Smoke it

The best joints are firm but not so tight you have to bust a lung drawing smoke.

Loose joints taste rough, burn too fast and have a nasty habit of setting fire to clothing and furniture.

Source: The Joint rolling Handbook (Bobcat Press).

Leave a Comment