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The Art of the Joint

All it takes is the right technique. A little patience. And practice, practice, practice. Let’s start from the beginning (for beginners) and work our way up to the final touches.

Date: Jan 1, 2019

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All it takes is the right technique. A little patience. And practice, practice, practice. Let’s start from the beginning (for beginners) and work our way up to the final touches.

woman rolling a joint with pink nails

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First, buy some rolling papers. Wood pulp paper is strong and easy to practice with, but burns quickly and tastes less than great. Hemp’s a good go-to, and burns smooth with a sweet, slightly musky flavor. Rice paper is the best way to roll a joint. It’s relatively tasteless—so you get to savor your strain—but can be delicate and difficult to use.

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Next, head inside and/or turn off all fans. (Wind is not your friend.) Use a grinder to separate your cannabis into just the right size pieces. Shoot for a consistency between a fine powder and smaller gravel size nugs. Then open your rolling papers, remove just one, and place it square atop the pack. One side might have a lightly glistening strip—that’s sugar gum glue; take note for later.

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It’s best to do this next part over a hard surface or even a tray as you won’t want any of your provisions to fall to the ground. Fill the centerfold of your paper with more green than you’ll need, this way when the extra falls out, your joint is still packed evenly. Press the pack “lid” tightly closed to compact the green together, and run your fingers over the pack so it’s tight, end to end.

You’re ready to roll.

The glue-strip side may extend a bit above the top fold. Good. Pick up the folder paper and get started. Act like you’re rubbing your forefingers and thumbs together, with the paper in between. Roll until only the glue strip remains sticking up. Lick it, roll closed.

Finally, run your fingers over the J a few times to make sure the glue sticks. Then twist one end almost shut to form a mouthpiece. Use a stem or retracted pen to push any loose cannabis back into the open end. (Twist optional.) Light, pull, puff.

References

This publication and the information contained herein are provided for educational and informational purposes only and are not intended to provide you with any legal, medical or health-related advice on the subject of cannabis or the health effects of cannabis use, and should not be relied upon by you for such matters. Although 10552763 Canada Corp. operating as Garden Variety uses reasonable efforts to provide accurate and reliable information, we do not guarantee that the information provided will always be accurate, reliable or current. You should assess whether you require additional information and, where appropriate, consult with your health care professional, physician, wellness care provider and/or other professionals before making legal, medical or health decisions.

This publication and the information contained herein are provided for educational and informational purposes only and are not intended to provide you with any legal, medical or health-related advice on the subject of cannabis or the health effects of cannabis use. Although Native Roots uses reasonable efforts to provide accurate and reliable information, we do not guarantee that the information provided will always be accurate, reliable or current. You should consult with your physician, or other health care professional about any health related questions or concerns.

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