How to Roll a Joint: A Quick Step-By-Step Guide

Many people smoke joints, but not all of them know how to roll properly. This guide will help you get better at rolling joints. Not only will you be able to roll a better joint, but you'll be able to save money and get smoother hits. Whether you're a seasoned joint roller or are just starting out, this simple article will help you become more knowledgeable about rolling joints.

Step 1: Grind it up.

That's right—you want to grind your herb up into a nice fine powder. You don't need a fancy grinder; just use whatever you have on hand. Grinding it up will ensure an even and smooth burn.

Step 2: Use a filter (or don't).

Filters are great because they keep your bud from falling out of your joint as you smoke. If you want to use one, make sure that it fits inside of your rolling paper without being too big or too small. Pre-rolled tips will work just fine, but you can also make one using tip paper.

Step 3: Put your dry herb into the rolling paper.

This step is pretty self-explanatory—just lay your open joint paper out on a table or in your hand. Place your filter in one of the ends and then fill the remainder of the folded crease with dry herb. Ensure you use just enough of your herb to fill out the paper but not so much that you can’t close the joint.

Step 4: Start rolling.

Hold down one end of the rolling paper with one hand, then use your other hand to roll over the non-sticky edge of the paper over your dry herb. Hold this new cylinder firmly together to prevent any dry herb from escaping.

Step 5: Lick it and seal it.

Carefully lick the sticky edge of your joint using the tip of your tongue. You only want to wet it enough for the sticky edge to stick to the other side of the paper. Too much saliva and you’ll get a soggy, non-functional joint. Once it’s properly moist, gently seal the sticky edge to the other side of the joint. Give it a minute or so to dry. If you’re confident enough, you can also use your lighter to speed up the drying process. Just make sure you don’t burn the paper in the process!

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