How To Roll A Joint For Beginners: Step-By-Step Guide To Rolling Up Weed

Marketing 29th May, 2021 5 Mins Read

If you want to smoke cannabis, then you should learn how to roll a joint. Rolling a perfect joint will help the cannabis burn properly and evenly. If you are doing it for the first time, it’s normal that you may find it difficult. After taking 3-4 attempts, you can roll a perfect joint. 

There are several opinions on rolling a joint. Additionally, there are also various ways to roll a joint. As this is a beginner’s guide, we will look into how to roll a joint in the simplest way. You can then gradually learn other methods, which I will be sharing with you at The CBD Magazine.

Step-By-Step Guide On How To Roll A Joint

Before you learn the steps, it’s better to know how much weed you should take in a joint. If you are doing it for the first time, take 0.5 gram of weed to roll in a normal-sized rolling paper. Gradually, you can take 1 gram of weed with a king-size rolling paper. Now, explore how to roll a joint step-by-step. 

Step 1: Breakdown/Grind The Weed

The first step is to grind the weed. If you have a grinder, that’s great! You can simply put the raw weed into your grinder, and you are all done. If the weed is dry, it won’t stick on your hands and on the rolling paper.

However, if you don’t have a grinder, don’t worry. You can simply break the weed with your hands or chop it with a scissor and glass, or you can crush it using a mortar and pestle. No matter which method you use, ensure that you reach the desired shake. 

Step 2: Prepare A Filter

The next step is to prepare a filter which is also known as the tip or crutch. Some rolling papers also provide filter material with their packaging. However, you can prepare the filter using thin cardboard. Also, you can make the filter with business cards. 

Even though it’s not compulsory to use a filter, it helps you to roll the joint. Moreover, it also prevents the weed from entering your mouth while you smoke and protects your fingers from the fire. Thus, it’s better to use a crutch or filter when rolling a joint. 

Step 3: Fill The Rolling Paper With The Weed Shake

Next, you need to fill the rolling paper with the weed shake. If you have prepared a filter or crutch, place it at one end of the rolling paper. If you have normal size rolling paper, you can fill a half gram of weed. For king-size rolling paper, you can fill a whole gram of weed. 

When it comes to choosing a joint rolling paper, there are various types and flavors available. It’s better to use rolling hemp paper because it’s thin and strong. Also, it allows the weed to burn evenly without changing the taste and flavor. 

Step 4: Pack The Joint

Once you fill the weed onto the joint rolling paper, you need to pack the joint. For that, pinch the rolling paper between your fingertips and try to make a cone shape with it. 

When you are packing the joint, try to fold it from the filter end so that it will get into a proper cone shape. Initially, you may find it a little difficult, but once you do it three or four times, you can get the hold. 

Step 5: Roll Up And Seal The Joint

It can be tricky and determines the quality of your joint. Your need to roll the unglued edge to cover the weed and gradually roll it towards the glued edge. You can simply use a little bit of moisture to glue that edge.

When you are tucking the glued edge, ensure you start it from the crutch side. It will help guide the rolling paper to the other end easily. The moisture will stick to the paper, and you now have a cone-shaped joint ready to smoke. Before that, give it a finish by packing the weed and twisting the tip. 

Step 6: Finish & Twist The Tip

Although it’s almost done and you can start smoking, the finishing and twisting tip will ensure an even burn. Use a pen or pencil or simply a stick to pack the weed inside the cone-shaped joint. 

However, don’t forcefully pack the weed; otherwise, it may not burn properly. Finally, you can close the tip with a twist if you don’t want to smoke it right away. It prevents the weed from coming out of the joint. 

Step 7: Experiment Other Methods

Now you have learned how to roll a joint in simple steps. So, you can sparkle and enjoy smoking it. There are several other methods that you can try to roll your joint. Many people experiment with rolling paper by making it small, big, and different sizes. 

Another simple trick to roll a joint using a dollar bill. You can fold the dollar bill into half, fill the weed, and roll it up, and it’s ready. Other methods are cross joints, L-joints, tulips, etc. You can experiment with different methods of how to roll a joint. 

Before wrapping up, here is an important thing to note. Even though weed and cannabis products have some benefits, they can get you a high. There are also many side effects after smoking weed. So, ensure that you are aware of them and smoke them at your own risk. Again, you should also be aware of your state law whether weed is legal in your state. 

Final Words 

Now that you have understood how to roll a joint with simple steps, what are you waiting for? Go ahead, roll it up, set the fire, and enjoy! You can share this with your friends who want to learn how to roll a joint. Lastly, don’t forget to mention how this article helped you. Also, you can drop your queries regarding cannabis and weed in the comments section. 

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Mashum Mollah is the man behind TheCBDMagazine, a blog solely focused on CBD guides, tips, and advice. Mashum loves using CBD products and blogs at TheCBDMagazine to explore new things around CBD.

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