How To Roll A Marijuana Joint
By Aarr Kellz, Spaceship Earth Farms
There are many ways to roll a joint, but I have found this to be a tried and true method that seems to work every time, and leave my joints burning smooth and evenly.
Materials That you will need:
-1 gram of ground cannabis.
-1 1-1/4'' Rolling Paper
In this picture, Mama Meemers uses a little bit of ground Geoffery and a RAW hemp paper to prepare a joint. I used orange zig zags for years, but prefer unbleached hemp papers, as I think they are a healthier alternative, and it's is why we choose them over anything else.
Ok, start by grinding up your bud. I love using a coffee/herb grinder to complete this task. You can find a decent one such as the one in the picture at stores everywhere, or online for as little as $10.00. These are great, and if you breath into the lid before you grind, you can catch a lot of keif, which can be used to to sprinkle in the middle of your joint.
Once you have your herb ground up, prepare your rolling paper for insertion. Meemers here, likes to do a final inspection to make certain there are no stems or seeds. When you sprinkle the cannabis into the rolling paper, you are going to be tempted to place the majority of it in the middle, and not on the edges. This is usually what causes joints to appear pregnant, or look kind of like a whale.
What you really want to do is sprinkle some cannabis in the paper, and spread it so that it is gathered on both sides, and less in the middle. This way, as you roll, it will spread out more evenly and come out straight like a cylinder.
Begin rolling with the index finger and thumb of both hands, making sure to tuck the weed in as you roll. Once you have rolled it all the way to the edge, wet the end of the paper (we use our tongues) and seal. Next, wet your lips and insert the entire joint into your mouth being careful not to let it touch the inside of your mouth or your tongue. Then grab the end of the joint and pull it out of your mouth, allowing the saliva on your lips to gently coat the paper. Be careful not to pull the paper across dry lips, as it may tear. Once you have wet the joint, set it down and allow it to air dry for a minute or two. Often referred to as baptizing, this process allows the joint to have a more even burn and have less of a chance of running or canoeing.
Now it's time to light up!
Joints are great. They can be shared, hidden in the brim of a hat, behind an ear, and even eaten to made disappear! Get to rolling and make some new friends. :)
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