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How To Roll A Joint | Step By Step Guide For Beginners

Updated: Aug 17, 2023

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Rolling a joint can be tricky at first, but with practice, it becomes easier and more enjoyable. In this article, we will discuss the step-by-step process of how to roll a joint for beginners just starting out or experts looking to perfect their roll.

Tips For Rolling The Perfect Joint

Before rolling a cannabis joint, there are a few things you should look out for. Here are a few tips:

  • Make sure the cannabis flower is ground up to an even consistency. This will make rolling much easier and ensure that your joint burns evenly.

  • Use a filter. Not only does it help keep your joints from getting clogged, but it also makes smoking much smoother.

  • If you're using cones, make sure they are rolled tightly. This will ensure the joint burns evenly and doesn't get too hot.

  • Don't overstuff your joint with cannabis, especially when rolling it by hand. You want to avoid spilling any on yourself while trying to roll the joint.

What You'll Need

Below is a list of what you'll need to roll the perfect joint:

1. Cannabis Grinder

2. Large to medium-sized rolling Papers

3. Cones or Joints

4. Filtration Tips (optional)

5. Scissors

6. Tweezers (optional)

7. High-Quality Flower (You can get this from us!)

Step By Step Guide On How To Roll A Blunt

step by step guide on how to roll a blunt

Now that we've gone over some tips and the tools needed to roll a joint let's go ahead and get started with rolling our own! Below is an easy step by step guide on how to roll your first perfect joint:

Step One - Grind Your Weed

First thing on how to roll a joint - it's time to grind up this cannabis! Grinding will make smoking much easier because it breaks down the flower into smaller pieces, allowing for more airflow while smoking. If you're using a grinder card, simply tear off three pieces of aluminum paper and grind up your flower until it's finely ground to an even consistency.

However, if you don't have access to one of these, no worries - there are other ways! You can bust out your rolling machine or use scissors if that is all you have on hand.

Below we will discuss each method step by step so you won't be left in the dark when it comes time for grinding:

Method One: Grinding with Scissors

  • Take two sheets of parchment paper and fold them over several times.

  • Once folded over several times, they should look like this.

  • Place cannabis between both sides of parchment paper, then cut the cannabis with scissors while applying pressure. This will grind the flower evenly.

Method Two: Rolling Machine

If you have a rolling machine, the process is straightforward. Simply place your ground cannabis in the chamber and twist the top until all of the cannabis is tightly packed inside. You'll want to make sure there is enough cannabis so that the joint isn't too thin when you roll it.

Step Two: Creating The Filter

Now that our cannabis is ground up and ready to go, we can start creating a filter for the joint. A cannabis filter is used to ensure no ash or debris enters your mouth while smoking.

There are a few different ways to do this, but we will discuss two methods - using a premade cone or making your own from scratch.

Using A Premade Cone

If you're using a pre-made cone, this is very simple. All you have to do is break off the top of the cone so that it's open and flat. Then, take your ground cannabis and fill up the cone until it's nice and packed. Finally, lick the adhesive on the bottom flap and fold it over to secure the joint.

Making Your Own Filter From Scratch

If you want to make your own filter from scratch, you will need a few things: some sort of thin paper such as rolling paper, tissue paper, or even an envelope. A pen or pencil. Some scissors and tweezers (optional).

  • Take your thin paper and fold it in half twice so that it is a square shape. Then, take your pen or pencil and make a small hole in the center of the folded paper.

  • Next, cut along each side of the folded paper so that you have four flaps resembling wings.

  • Open up each flap and place your ground cannabis inside the center of the filter. Then, take one flap at a time and fold it over until all four are securely around the joint.

  • Take the cap off of your pen or pencil, then use this as a tool to press down each corner so that they stick together tightly.

  • Congratulations! You just made your first homemade filter.

Step Three: Rolling The Joint

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Drumrolls, please. It's time to learn how to roll the perfect joint. This can be a little tricky if you're new to it but don't worry, we will walk you through each step!

The key to rolling a good joint is packing the cannabis in tightly to prevent it from falling apart while smoking. However, you don't want to pack it so tight that you can't actually roll it. Here’s how to roll a joint in the easiest way:

  • Start by placing your rolling paper on a flat surface with the adhesive facing up.

  • Take your grinder card (or just use your fingers) and sprinkle some of the ground cannabis over the top of the rolling paper.

  • Next, take your filter and place it in the center of the rolling paper. Make sure it's securely in place.

  • Now comes the tricky part - Rolling!

  • Start by using your fingers to roll the cannabis into a ball. Then, use your thumbs to press down on top of the joint so that it becomes slightly longer. Finally, start rolling from the bottom up until you reach the top of the paper.

  • Make sure to keep pressing down as you continue rolling the cannabis.

  • Once you've reached the top, lick and seal the adhesive flap shut with your tongue

  • You've now successfully rolled your first marijuana joint! Pat yourself on your back - you did great!

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