There are a handful of ways to roll a good joint, and every dedicated stoner will tell you their own method is the clearly the best. Sure, everyone agrees there is more than one way to roll a joint, but if you’re new to all of this joint-rolling, weed-smoking falderal, this is the only joint-rolling how-to you’ll ever need.
First of all, you will need the following:
- A grinder (or a pair or scissors you don’t mind getting sticky)
- Rolling papers
- Approx 0.5 oz of your weed of choice
- Optional; A business card (or other small, thin piece of cardboard) to rip up and re-purpose as a “filter”
First, grind up your weed into as fine a grind as possible — easy with a grinder, a bit more time-consuming with alternative means. Don’t grind it all at once, but rather bud by bud. This way you won’t overwhelm or jam your grinder.
Next, and this step is wholly optional, tear or cut a strip of your business card about an eighth-inch wide. Roll it up tightly, this will serve as your de-facto filter.
Now you can remove one rolling paper from its pack. Hold it so the glue side (it will be a small strip on one side that is shinier than the rest of the paper) is facing you. Pinch by pinch, evenly distribute your ground weed across the paper, allowing it to fall into the fold. If you are using a filter, place it on the left side of the rolling paper to anchor your roll, and proceed to distribute your weed. Gently guide the weed with your finger tips to shape the joint as evenly as you can. Holding your joint so that your thumbs are facing you, smoothly roll the joint back and forth, easing the paper to fold itself under the weed, creating your joint. Take your time, rushing this step will result in a big mess and a wasted rolling paper.
Once you’ve gently rolled your joint, apply a bit of moisture to that glue strip (we pretty much all use our tongues) and seal the glue side down to the rest of the joint.
Voila! You have rolled one up! You can use a pen or other device to pack down the weed if you desire, but granted you have evenly distributed weed and a tight roll, that shouldn’t be unnecessary.
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