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How To Roll A Joint (Properly)

How To Roll A Joint (Properly)

How to Roll a Joint (Properly) in 9 Easy Steps.

Rolling a joint is a popular way to consume cannabis. It involves rolling ground cannabis flower into a thin paper to create a cylindrical shape that can be smoked. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to roll a joint properly:

How To Roll A Joint Properly Step 1

1. Gather your supplies: You'll need ground cannabis flower, rolling papers, a grinder (optional), and a filter or "crutch" (optional but recommended).

How To Roll A Joint Step 2

2. Grind the cannabis: Use a grinder or your hands to break the cannabis flowers into small, evenly-sized pieces. A grinder will help create a finer, more consistent grind, but you can also use your fingers to break the flowers apart.

How To Roll A Joint Step 3

3. Create the filter or crutch: If you're using a filter, you can simply fold a small piece of cardboard or paper into a triangular shape and tuck one end into the other to create a cone shape. If you're using a crutch, you can roll a small piece of paper into a thin tube shape.

4. Place the filter or crutch at one end of the rolling paper: Position the filter or crutch about a quarter of the way down the rolling paper. This will create a mouthpiece at one end of the joint and help filter out any plant matter or ashes as you smoke.

5. Place the ground cannabis in the rolling paper: Carefully pour the ground cannabis onto the rolling paper, leaving a bit of space at the ends for tucking and sealing.

How To Roll A Joint Steps

6. Roll the joint: Hold the rolling paper with the cannabis inside and use your thumbs to roll the paper back and forth, tucking and sealing the ends as you go. Be sure to roll the joint tightly, but not too tightly, as this can make it difficult to draw air through the joint and may cause it to burn unevenly.

How To Roll A Joint Step 7

7. Lick the glue strip and seal the joint: Most rolling papers have a glue strip on one edge that you can moisten with your tongue to seal the joint. Be sure to moisten the entire strip to ensure a secure seal.

How To Roll A Joint Step 8

8. Shape and twist the ends: Use your fingers to gently shape the joint into a cylindrical shape, and twist the ends to seal them.

How To Roll a Joint In 9 Easy Steps

9. Light and smoke the joint: Hold the joint between your thumb and index finger and light the end with a lighter or matches. Take slow, steady puffs, rotating the joint as you smoke to ensure an even burn.


There are many variations of this basic method, and you may find that you prefer different techniques or materials. Experiment and find what works best for you. It may take some practice to get the hang of rolling a joint, but with a little bit of effort and patience, you'll be a pro in no time!

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