How to Roll the Perfect Joint
Whether you prefer to eat edibles or spark a bowl after a long day; smoking marijuana takes skill. A lost art in the marijuana community is joint rolling. This is because pre-rolled joints are now all the rage at marijuana dispensaries. A great way to impress your friends at your next kick back is to roll the perfect joint. So grab your rolling papers and get ready.
Here are 8 tips for rolling a joint that is sure to earn you some cannabis credit.
Start with Quality Bud
A joint is only as good as the weed you are using. Nothing can replace the rich flavor of high-quality cannabis. So when rolling a joint that everyone can enjoy, make sure you know what mood you are going for. For a more laid back experience, stick with an Indica which has been known to offer a relaxing body high. More robust strands like Sativa are great for parties because this has been known as the social strain.
Use a Cone
Rolling a joint has come a long way from the tobacco papers you can get at any gas station. Marijuana cones are a great way to impress your friends without having to do too much work. All you need to do is grind up about a gram of premium bud and let the cone do the work. Filling the cones is easy and fast and they even come with a built-in filter.
Grind your Flower
Nothing can ruin a joint faster than the texture of the flower. In order to get the smoothest smoke, make sure you are grinding your flower properly. Most dispensaries and smoke shops will sell bud grinders. These grinders guarantee a perfect sized grind anytime.
Use the Right Paper
Did you know that there are different types of rolling paper materials out there? From hemp to rice paper, make sure you are choosing the right one for you. The one type of paper you want to avoid when rolling a joint is wood pulp papers. These will greatly change the flavor of your bud. For best results, try to find a high-quality hemp rolling paper.
Be Mindful of the Size
The best way to avoid wasting any of your precious bud is to be mindful of the size of the joint. Even if the paper you bought has a large surface, you don’t have to use it all. If you are rolling a small joint just for you, cut the paper down to size. While you can always butt a joint and save it for later, the flavor will not be the same.
Get a Crutch
There is nothing worse than going to hit a joint only to find that your bud buddy has left you with a wet mess. If you are not using a rolling paper with a built in filter, consider getting a crutch. While paper crutches work just fine, there is a better way. Glass filters are reusable and washable so you can always keep your mouth dry. This is great for when you are sharing a joint with a packed room.
Want to be the hero to your friends in their time of need? Always be prepared by making your own weed survival kit. Create a little case filled with everything you need for rolling a joint in a pinch. Make sure you have small scissors, rolling papers, portable grinder, a lighter, and at least a gram of premium cannabis. http://www.smokeweedinc.com/reviews/top-5-best-rolling-tray-joint-kits/ has some of the best rolling kits you can find.
Take Your Time
Don’t rush when rolling a joint. This will end with a product that is less superior than a perfectionist like you can do. Take your time to not only properly prepare your bud, but also measure and roll slowly. This will ensure that there is a smooth and even texture in your joint. This not only will help the paper burn slower but will also result in a better high for you.
When rolling a joint that is worthy enough for you and your friends, practice makes perfect. Don’t expect your first joint out of the gate to be a masterpiece. Keep trying and following these tips and in no time your friends will be designating you the supreme roller. It is also important to remember that when rolling a joint to keep yourself safe. Try to avoid rolling a joint in public places where you feel rushed and nervous. When hitting the town, pre-roll a joint or two so you are ready when the time for smoking comes.
(This article originally appeared on potvalet.com and was written by Jake Methow)