First, consult your doctor!
Just like smoking itself, rolling a joint should be a pleasant experience but some find it a source of frustration. I’m Sheldon volunteer for Florin Wellness Center. I’m going to show you my method for rolling a joint using your fingers only. Before we get started, please understand that the information contained in this video is for entertainment purposes only and for adults at least 21 years old.
Before you begin an holistic health regiment and that includes cannabis, talk to your doctor first. Every collective working within state guidelines requires that each potential patient have a valid doctors recommendation, once you have that in place your free to go to any collective and I certainly hope that cannabis works out for you.
What you need
Okay so here’s what you need you need rolling papers of course this is the one and a quarter inch paper. This is the standard size of paper these days, also a grinder in order to break up the Cannabis flowers. You can use scissors or your fingers but that’s a little messy and takes a little bit more time. Plus you’ll need the scissors for something else. A toothpick or something similar isn’t absolutely necessary but it’s good to have. It will help and I’ll show you why and also of course you’ll need some cannabis.
Let’s talk about the rolling paper now. Most come in different flavors some different sizes. Again, I like the one of the one and a quarter inch size. These are your standard size. Nowadays they are basically packaged like the old zig zags. They pull out one at a time in a zigzag pattern and the paper itself is a little stiff. Now you can of course use the paper just as it is but we really want to prep this paper making it easier for us to roll our joint.
Let’s get it started!
We’ll gather the bottom corners together, flip it over the opposite end from the gummed edge. That makes it easier to seal the deal. We’ll gather the corners together at the bottom will take scissors and make a nice uniform very small 45 degree angle cut. Our paper has a cut on the corners so you can buy papers that have cut corners like this. The reason why we do that is it really helps keep the edges from binding when you roll your joint, binding can make your joint burn unevenly. So we want to do that. We also want to get rid of this crease in the middle.
The best way we can do that is we’ll fold the paper at the crease using our forefinger and thumb; and thumb and middle finger and just roll back and forth over that crease. Go back and forth over the few times and what you end up getting is not just rid of the crease in the middle but this also makes a j-shaped pocket. That helps us to really get our joint rolled. And that’s how you prep your paper.
Now that we’ve prepped the paper it’s time to grind up the cannabis…
We’ll just simply drop our flower on the grinder, it has teeth on both ends we will close this up.
With agitation, this is manual unit we just simply go back and forth. You can go around in circles if you like, but you see how fast a grinder works. It’s a good idea to invest in a new grinder. Again, we just want to break down the dry flowers, no need to pulverize them just break them down.
Okay let’s go ahead and roll our joint
I’ve already scooped up some of our cannabis that we grind up in the grinder and we’ll toss that in our paper, which we already prepped. Here we are, the cannabis is a little sticky. We’ll spread that out across the paper, get accustomed to being able to hold the paper in your hand versus lying it down. It’s going to be a lot more difficult to roll that way. We’ll spread the cannabis on the paper almost to the ends. Holding it firmly with our thumbs will start to take that bottom lip and flip it inside and with our forefingers we’ll even it out. I got my thumbs in back 4 fingers in front or rather my thumbs on the bottom 4 fingers up front and middle finger in the back. At this point we can guide and roll.
Now if you find that it bunches up a little bit, you can roll back out again and restart. We’re almost finished. Everything is in place and our gummed edge is exposed. We want to moisten that to seal the deal.
There we are
You twisted all the way around. It’s nice and sealed but now we’ll balance that on our finger and we’ll take our a toothpick and tap down pack a down just a wee bit… thumb and forefinger with a little pinch and a Twist and flip it over. We’ll tap down the bottom or top, it’s up to you and give that a little twist as well.
There we’ve rolled our joint, pretty simple. If you don’t get it the first time that’s okay keep trying. We hope it all works out well for you.
I’m Sheldon for Florin Wellness Center.