The Basics: 6 Simple Steps on How to Roll a Joint

More than just online weed delivery

Maybe you’re new to cannabis and while you may have mastered online weed delivery, you’re still a little lost when it comes to how to roll a joint. We here at Black Rabbit specialize in same day weed delivery and now weed delivery Canada-wide – but we also aim to guide in all matters of the cannabis experience. Below we break down the basics of how to roll a joint in 6 easy steps.

A step-by-step breakdown

Ask any seasoned cannabis smoker and they’ll tell you that rolling a joint is an art form, ritualistic even, a process filled with particularities that drive their craft. Do you have a favourite poker? A very specific filter paper preference? Then this post isn’t for you. There are countless ways to roll a joint, but for the first time rollers, the below outlines the basic steps for a coned shape joint.

Step 1: Assemble your rolling supplies 

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Here’s what you need:

  • Weed strain of your choice
  • Rolling Paper
  • Filter Paper – something firm yet malleable enough that you can manipulate it into a cylindrical form
  • Poker – a pen or a similar object to pack the joint
  • Card
  • Grinder

Step 2: Break up your flower

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Load your grinder with your bud of choice then twist and grind until the flower is a uniform consistency. Make sure to pick out the stems before grinding your cannabis and remember not to overfill your grinder or to grind your bud too small.

Step 3: Make the filter/crutch

A filter prevents fingers and lips from getting burnt and ensures flower won’t fall into your mouth. Use any thin cardboard like material, something like a business card is perfect. Rolling paper often includes filter paper in their packaging as well.

Make thin accordion folds with the paper to make a “W” and tightly roll the rest of the paper to create a cylinder. Set aside.

Step 4: Load and roll

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Take your ground up bud and use your card to position the weed for its placement within the joint.

Take and hold the paper horizontally in your palm with the glue side on top facing you. Place your filter at the end of the paper (typically left side for right handed people, right side for left handed).

Fill the rolling paper with the ground up flower from your card. Using your index fingers and thumbs gently pinch the top of the paper and roll back and forth until you start to form a cone – try to keep the filter end tight and it’s okay if the rest of the joint is a bit loose at this point.

Next, make a fold covering the weed you just shaped, making it snug (too tight and the bud might be too compressed and you might not be able to pull properly, you want good airflow) until you get to the glue of the paper. Once you get to the glue, lick starting from the centre of the joint to one end then repeat for the other half, fold and seal.

Step 5: Pack and twist

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By this step, bud has likely has escaped your joint so gather the stragglers, and lightly pack down the overflow with your poker of choice.

To finish it off, pinch the paper at the top of your joint to make sure it’s even on all sides, then twist.

Step 6: Enjoy

Light the twist and only pull once the flame hits the bud part of the joint.

Start rolling today with same day weed delivery

Practice makes perfect so you’ll need supplies. Black Rabbit has same day weed delivery in Mississauga, plus 15 regions across the GTA and we’re now offering weed delivery Canada-wide through our new mail order program. Happy puffing!

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