Learn to Roll from the Pros
Ever been to a party and a friend, or worse a hot chick, asks you to roll a joint, but you can’t roll a decent joint to save your life? What do you do? Well, you try, right? And you fail. That is not a pleasant experience. The outcomes are awful. For one, you get laughed at by everybody at the party. Secondly, you are definitely not getting laid. And finally, you might get your ass kicked, since you just wasted your generous host’s last bud of weed. It fell on the floor. Well, worry no more, my socially inept amigos. We are going to learn to roll from the pros. Impress the guys. Woo the girls. And always get invited back to get stoned because you are now the Man!
Step Two: Choose Your Poison
It comes down to the weed. Choosing the right strain will dictate how the rest of your day turns out. You might want a trippy weed strain that makes you creative or induces laughter. Perhaps, you’re sick and need relief and are on a medical regiment. Either way, it’s all about the strain. So, learn about Sativas, Indicas and THC potency before purchasing. This way you will get the right high or medicine that you require.
Step Three: Get Your Grind On
Make sure you have a decent grinder. They are not that expensive but make all the difference in the World. The better you grind up your flowers the better you can roll your joint. This ain’t rocket science. So, it should make simple sense that more finely ground up your weed, the more evenly your joint will burn. And the easier it will be to roll that joint.
Step Four: Picking the Right Paper
Choose a good quality paper. The better the quality the paper the less burn, loss and harmful chemicals that will be inhaled into your bloodstream. Mass manufactured rolling papers contain all sorts of dangerous poisons you do not want to be putting into your body. Plus, rolling papers made of Hemp, Rice or all organic compounds can actually add to your smoking experience. And pick the right size to accommodate your smoking needs.
Step Five: Decide on a Shape
You probably just want to roll a respectable joint that smokes well. So, you will want to roll a standard pinner. A pinner is a typical style joint that resembles a cigarette. But if you’re into blunts and cones for bigger joints you can learn how to roll those too. But today we want to teach how to be a master standard joint roller.
Step Six: Make a Filter
A filter ups the quality of a joint. A filter is essentially a roach, sometimes referred to as a crutch. It gives the joint class and stability. Plus, it gives you something to hold on to as the joint gets small. It also maximizes how much weed you can smoke. And it’s easy to do. All you need is a small piece of cardboard that you roll up into a tube shape and place into the joint on one end. This allows you to not only smoke every last bit of the weed but helps you avoid burning your fingers. Use a crutch!
How to Actually Roll
Now you have taken your preparation steps to fruition. So, it is time to roll the damn joint. First, place a 1 ¼ rolling paper in front of you with the glue up faced on the far side. Organize the weed onto the paper evenly. You don’t want a pregnant joint that is all fat in the middle and skinny on the ends. When that joint gets to the middle, all of your weed will fall out. Place the rolled up crutch at one end and let about 30% of it hang out of the paper. Then grab it with two hands, using the thumbs in front and two fingers on the backside. Then gently and patiently roll. Lick the glue when you get near the top. And close the deal.
The joint is now rolled. But you’re not done. You want to make sure it’s perfect. You just rolled a nice tight and even joint that should burn perfectly. But first, you must baptize the baby. That’s right kids, it’s called baptizing. You stick the joint all the way inside your mouth lengthwise, wet your lips and pull it out slowly, wetting the entire joint. Don’t saturate. We don’t want to kill the baby, just baptize her. You then grab your lighter and prime the joint. This is like roasting a chicken on an open fire. A quick couple passes will assure the joint is dry and ready for smoking. Now you can roll like a Pro. Spark it up, Baby!