Nowadays, we can get weed just about anywhere from anyone. With that being said, we all have either smoked a spliff, rolled a spliff, or seen one being rolled. If you have yet to roll one, this will be your initiation, here’s your chance to prove yourself in front of all the 'cool' kids. I’ll be teaching you the basics on how to roll a basic joint.
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Here are step by step instructions on how to make a basic spliff.
The basic spliff everyone learns to roll first is normally a basic cone using either king-size or 1,1/4 papers.
There are different kinds of rolling paper, some made from hemp which is 100% organic, some are paper while some are thin sheets of leaf.
When you decide to roll a spliff, you must have:
- Rolling paper
- Some sort of cardboard to roll on and to make a filter out of
- and patience.
The type of papers that I tell everyone to get are organic Zig Zag’s or rice paper OCB. I guess we all have our preferences. Today we will be using OCB slim unbleached and go all natural.
Following this guide you will be rolling smoke.io worthy spliffs in no time.
1. Crush it
You need to make sure your weed is crushed up. Herb grinders are preferred, however, some folks use scissors or simple pinching it with your fingers.
Make sure there are no stems and seeds in the joint else it smells funny and they sometimes pop and poke holes in your blunt…. It's just a mess, just make sure they’re out.
Your weed should be finely ground. If it's lumpy, you will not get a good hit from the spliff. It won’t be fun smoking and will most likely go out and require you to relight it every few puffs.
If you preparing a pure cannabis joint makes sure your herb is completely dry and well cured. I smoke with a pinch of all natural organic tobacco but it is not required.
2. Roach Filter or Clip
Gone are the days of burning your finger on a joint trying to squeeze out the last bit. Most, if not all, joint smokers I know use a cardboard filter for their joints.
The thickness of the cardboard and texture is important tho, so don't just stick anything in there, I noticed some cardboards can cause resin to build up and make it tricky to smoke.
I suggest a thin card that has some gloss to it. I always grab a few of the Burger King flyers as those seem to be just perfect, though most business cards work great too!
Cut a small piece and roll it up into a filter looking cylinder.
3. Roll it
Your weed can now go into the rolling paper, distribute it evenly throughout. The thicker the spliff, the more weed you’ll need to put in there. It's really up to you how much weed to use.
I personally like a skinny king size joint for personal use and roll a slightly thicker joint when with friends.
4. Cone it
Next you need to roll the spliff. The favored way to roll a joint is into a cone, but less individuals select to roll it straight.
I say go with the popular kids and roll it into a cone making each end more narrow than the middle so you make a filter and weed just doesn’t fall out too.
Cannabis seems to smoke best as a cone due to the joint actually getting stronger towards the end due to resins and turps that build up.
5. Tap & Twist
Tap your joint down so that the cannabis fills the entire cone and is distributed evenly...
The best and final step is to twist the top of your spliff, then use a lighter to light up your spliff.
Begin to smoke your spliff. Relax, clear your head, smile, and get high.
Just enjoy how you feel, do not like any negative thoughts enter your head. Let yourself just be high and enjoy yourself. If you are with friends or alone, think about things before you do them, do not do anything crazy or stupid, do not let your friends do it either. Just be responsible and smart.
Eat some munchie foods and watch a classic flick...