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How to Roll a Joint

How to Roll a Joint – Things You Need to Know

The stigma attached to cannabis has slowly but steadily disappeared in recent years. More and more people are in favor of legalization. This is, of course, good news for smokers and vapers. Although there are many advanced options today to consume cannabis, such as dry herb vaporizers, it is still important to know the basics regarding how to roll a joint.

how to roll a jointLet’s get started – picking the right type of cannabis

Do you wish to be vitalized and energetic? Maybe you feel like taking a step back, relaxing and forgetting the pressure of your everyday routine? The effect you will want to get will depend on the cannabis strain you will smoke or vape. Ask your supplier to give you the proper strain.

Grinding the cannabis you chose

Dried flowers are much easier to grind. You could use scissors, but if you want a perfect joint, the flowers must be finely chopped. We recommend a grinder.

As a rule of thumb, the more pins the grinder has, the more efficiently it will chop the herbs. Grinders’ prices range from 15 to 80 dollars, the electric ones being the more expensive. Take into account that a cheap grinder can do the job quite well.

One word of caution, avoid aluminum grinders which may be hazardous to your health. Aluminum, if not properly processed, is toxic.

What about a filter?

Do you want your joint to include a filter? A filter will make your joint tighter and more durable and will prevent it from crumbling when passed from one smoker to another.

In addition, with a filter you will be able to hold the joint longer without getting burned as you won’t find yourself holding a roach. In that way, you will exploit more of the weed in the joint. You can make an improvised filter using cardboard (which will suffice) or buying a reusable one made of wood.

How much cannabis should the joint contain?

Some like their joints compressed to make the smoke denser and richer. I personally prefer the joint to be lighter.

What is important is to make sure the weed is spread evenly. Experienced smokers may prefer to put less weed close to the filter to make inhaling easier and smoother.

One more tip, it is strongly recommended to use a hemp paper when you roll the joint. Its thinness promises that you will fully enjoy the weed’s flavor.

Smoking vs vaping

True, rolling a joint is simple and classical, but there are better ways today to enjoy cannabis. Dry herb vaporizers promise you a much better experience with your weed.

Smoking a joint creates combustion. Along with cannabinoids, you inhale substances containing a variety of toxic carcinogens capable of causing cancer. Vaping, on the other hand, promises you a much purer cannabinoid extract with minimum health hazards.

What is more, dry herb vaporizers are much easier to use. You just have to put the weed in a chamber, push the on button, wait a couple of seconds for the device to reach the desired temperature and start vaping.

Having said that, smoking a joint is still great fun, which even the most enthusiast vapers enjoy doing once in a while. That is why is it important not to forget how to roll a joint.


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Smoking vs Vaping

When It Comes to Smoking vs Vaping, There Is No Doubt Which  One Is Better

Smoking vs vaping is an issue raised countless times either by vapers or smokers. What both should know is that vaping is much healthier as it causes almost no damage to the body’s respiratory system.

Smoking, whether tobacco or cannabis, leaves a lot of tar and other carcinogens which may cause cancer and heart diseases. Vaporizers operate below the point of combustion and so only the plant’s oils are emitted without the harmful substances. These oils contain the terpenes that are responsible for the effects generated by the plant you vape.

A word of caution

Some vaporizers are manufactured by unlicensed companies with no regulation. Their devices contain heavy metals or glue that may emit poisonous substances at high temperatures. So it’s always recommended to buy a vaping device made of high quality materials manufactured by a reputable company even if it means paying some extra bucks. At the end of the day, your health has no cost.

Vaping is much more discrete

smoking vs vaping
Smoking creates bad smell that sticks to your hair and clothes

Smoking generates bad smell. It sticks to your hair and clothes and stays with you whenever you go. When you enter a room, everyone will know you have just smoked. Vaporizers, in contrast, create a gentle smell that quickly disappears.

When you are at work or in a movie, you can take a few minutes off, go to a quiet place to vape. When you come back, no one will be able to tell that you have been vaping.

It’s much easier

Rolling a joint is more difficult that loading your vaporizer with your desired herbs and pushing the on button. Many dry herb vaporizers are portable and can be carried in a small pouch and even in your pocket.

Of course, you must make sure the device is fully charged, otherwise your vaping experienced won’t be optimal and you may waste your herbs.

The taste and the experience are undoubtedly better

When you vape, the weeds are not burned as in the case of smoking. As a result, the flavors you will get from a vaporizers are softer but much richer. The effects when vaping marijuana is tenderer compared to what you feel with a joint, but it lasts longer as you gradually get stoned. To be honest, it’s a matter of personal preferences. Some like to get high quickly. Others, such as myself, like it gentler and smoother.

To sum up, when it comes to smoking vs vaping, the latter is definitely preferable. Those who haven’t yet been exposed to the benefit of vaping, should give it a try.