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Four Essential Cannabis Tutorials
Any cannabis enthusiast can attain to the various essential rituals and skills that pertain to smoking.
This blog post aims to describe some of the essential cannabis practices and provide guidance on how to achieve a stellar smoking experience. We're even going to give some tutorials related to edibles if that's your preferred method of cannabis consumption.
Joints have been a staple of marijuana culture dating back to the 1800s when Mexican workers were mixing cannabis with their tobacco cigarettes. With paper rolling still standing firm as a leading method of cannabis use, we thought we'd start off giving some pointers on how to roll a joint.
How to Roll a Joint
Possessing the ability to roll a joint is an impressive skill as not everyone has the patience to perfect the practice.
Before we give some tips on how to go about rolling a joint, we'll offer an alternative for those who are looking to produce a perfect joint without mastering the skill of rolling.
Rolling machines are simple to use and consistently get the job done. All a user has to do is open the middle of the machine, pack some ground up cannabis in the center of the device, close it up, then roll the machine's top portion toward you.
The paper will then disappear into the machine, and after a few rotations, you'll have yourself a beautifully rolled joint.
While rolling machines offer users an easy way to create joints without learning the actual skill of rolling, if you're without a rolling tool and want to smoke a joint, knowing how to roll by hand will help you be more self-sufficient.
Smokers love rolling by hand due to the ritual that's involved. There's a feeling of accomplishment associated with rolling a joint by hand that other smoking methods don't achieve.
To keep things organized, we'll break down our rolling tips into steps and end with a video recommendation if you're more of a visual learner.
- Grind up your cannabis. Rolling is more complicated if the marijuana isn't ground up. The flower will also be more difficult to light if it's not ground.
- Take a rolling paper from the pack. Our recommendations for rolling paper brands include Raw, Elements, and Zig Zag Organic Hemp papers as these three options all-natural. Unnatural bleached rolling papers tend to create a harsher smoke with a more pronounced smell due to the production's chemicals.
- Sprinkle some cannabis in the center of the joint and spread it evenly throughout at about half capacity. Rolling with fewer flower tends to be a more accessible practice.
- Roll the paper back and forth to start forming the shape of the joint
- Start rolling the paper toward yourself to tuck and roll the bottom half into the top half. When you create the joint's shape as referenced in step four, it'll be easier to tuck and roll.
- After rolling, lick the sticky part of the paper and seal the joint with your finger on the fold. Don't use too much saliva; only a little bit is necessary to complete the job.
A helpful tip is to roll with a filter tip to help form the shape of the joint.
As promised, here's a link to a solid joint rolling tutorial for the visual learners out there. Think about the steps listed above as you watch the video to get a better idea of mastering the skill of rolling.
How to Roll a Blunt
Blunts' popularity grew steadily during the second half of the 20th century as the smoking method is now seen as neck and neck with joint rolling.
People love to smoke blunts with all the different wrap flavors that companies offer users.
So, how is rolling a blunt different than rolling a joint?
There are similarities and differences in rolling blunts. One similarity is that you start with grinding your cannabis. The next step is a crucial difference between joints and blunts. If you buy a tobacco blunt, you'll probably have to cut the cigar down the middle and empty the tobacco.
If you're looking to skip the tobacco ingredient, consider purchasing a hemp wrap for you blunt. After you insert some ground cannabis in the open blunt, shape the blunt by evenly packing the marijuana within the blunt shape, then tuck the blunt wrap under itself before wetting and sealing the exposed edge left to right.
If you want to solidify your blunt's seal, take a lighter and run the flame somewhat close to the wrap's seam.
Check out this video if you want some visual examples to help with your blunt rolling technique.
How to Smoke Without Rolling
There are a select number of smokers who look to skip rolling all together by turning toward other smoking methods.
The top methods of smoking without rolling include, but are not limited to:
The above smoking devices contain bowls where a user inserts ground up cannabis to then light and inhale smoke from the opposite end.
While prepping pipes doesn't require any specific skills, a user must understand the importance of cleaning their pipes. A dirty pipe will distort the flavor of the flower and can even break due to corrosion.
How to Make Brownies
Brownies continue to be seen as one of the most popular ways to make edibles. If you don't enjoy smoking, pot brownies may be the perfect option.
To prep, you'll need:
- A mixing bowl
- Stainless steel cake pan
Green Camp has supplied the following as a list of proper ingredients for marijuana brownies:
- 1 cup of sugar
- ¾ cup of cocoa powder
- One teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Two tablespoons of water
- Two large eggs
- ⅓ cup of flower
The last main ingredient is one stick of cannabis butter.
Bake your mix at 325 degrees for 20-30 minutes to enjoy.
Above are four of the most traditional ways of enjoying cannabis. Whether you prefer to roll, use a pipe, or make edibles, MJ Wholesale can help you optimize your smoking experience.