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Joint Rolling 101: 5 Tips On How To Roll The Perfect Cannabis Joint

Rolling a cannabis joint might seem daunting if you're new to it, but with a little practice and the right technique, you can master this art form quickly. Here are the top 5 tips to help you roll the perfect cannabis joint;


1. Choose the Right Rolling Paper Selecting the appropriate rolling paper is the first step toward a great joint. Thin, high-quality rolling papers burn more evenly and provide a better taste. Hemp, rice, and unbleached papers are popular choices among enthusiasts for their natural ingredients and slower burn rate. My personal favorite are Juicy Jay's - you can also find these in our monthly subscription box, Blaze Box!


People rolling a medical cannabis joint. There are grinders, rollies, lighters, cannabis flower, ash trays and hands in the picture

2. Grind Your Cannabis Evenly Before you start rolling, make sure your cannabis is ground evenly. A medium grind works best as it ensures an even burn without being too fine, which can lead to clogging. Use a grinder rather than your hands to avoid uneven textures and to keep the essential oils and trichomes intact.


3. Make a Filter or crutch, isn't just there to keep the shape of your joint; it also prevents cannabis from getting into your mouth. You can make a simple filter by rolling a small piece of thick paper or card into a cylinder. Place this at the end of your rolling paper. It also adds stability and helps you smoke the joint all the way down without burning your fingers. You can also purchase various kinds of filters from perforated tips, gummed, and more!

A picture showing where to put the filter in a cannabis joint

4. Use a Nug Plug Before placing your filter, add a small, tightly packed nugget of cannabis at the end where you intend to put the filter. This "nug plug" acts as a barrier, preventing smaller pieces from slipping through the filter and enhancing the overall smoking experience by ensuring you draw only smoke and not bits of plant material.


A lite joint, in hand with tattoo, peaceful setting. Weed smokers

5. Perfect Your Rolling Technique Place your ground cannabis evenly along the length of the paper, with the filter at one end. Pinch the paper between your fingertips and roll it back and forth to shape the weed into a cylinder. Tuck the unglued side of the paper around the cannabis and filter, then roll it up, licking the glued edge at the end to seal the joint. Ensure the roll is neither too tight (which restricts airflow) nor too loose (which causes uneven burning).


Rolling the perfect joint is an art that takes a bit of practice. By following these five simple tips, you’ll enhance your skills and enjoy a better smoking experience. Remember, patience and practice are your best tools.


Happy rolling!