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How to Roll the Perfect Joint


Rolling a joint seems like a talent that all stoners are born with. The most talented among us can make the most exquisite joints in a matter of minutes. If you’re hoping to join their ranks or simply step up your smoker game, you too can learn the secret art of joint rolling.

Learning How to Roll a Joint

Rolling a joint isn’t difficult in theory, but getting your hands around the entire process takes a bit of practice. This how-to will discuss how to roll a joint, as well as some key tips to keep in mind as you learn.

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Rolling papers

  • Product

  • Material for the Crutch

  • Grinder

Rolling the Blunt

Ready to get started? Follow these instructions to start rolling the perfect joint:

1. Grind the Cannabis

Unless you’ve already received ground weed, you’re going to need to prepare your cannabis to to be put into the joint. Get your cannabis and begin breaking it down in your fingers. The drier the cannabis, the easier it will be to pull apart.

Once you’ve gotten the weed into smaller parts, place it into your grinder. This will help you break it down even further until it’s finely ground. However, if you don’t have access to a grinder, use scissors to breakdown the weed. If you skip this part, you won’t be getting the most out of your marijuana.

2. Create the Joint Crutch or Filter

The crutch, filter, or tip helps to to ensure the shake doesn’t fall out of the joint when you smoke. The crutch also helps to prevent burning as you hold the joint. If you’re in a pinch, you don’t need the crutch, but it does help create the perfect joint.

To make a crutch, get a business card or thin piece of cardboard. Begin by making “accordion” folds towards the end of your cardboard. Then, roll the piece to your ideal thickness for the joint.

3. Fill Your Joint with Weed

Get your rolling paper and start to fill it with the shake, then the crutch. Once your paper is filled with an appropriate amount of cannabis (typically about a half gram or a gram), you’ll start to shape your joint using your fingers.

When choosing your paper, you’ll find that there are many different flavors and types of papers. Most cannabis lovers tend to prefer hemp papers, as they are stronger and tend to burn evenly without changing the flavor of the joint.

4. Pack Your Joint

Once the joint is properly shaped and loaded, you’ll start rolling it. Pinch the joint between your fingers and start rolling back and forth. This will pack the cannabis into the final shape.

5. Roll the Joint