Why Rolling A Good Joint is So Hard and What You Can Do About It

Unless you’ve trained a monkey to roll joints for you, rolling a good joint yourself can seem nearly impossible.

If your joints come out burning only one side, lop-sided, lumpy, limp, or just generally unsatisfying, we want you to know that you’re not alone.

If you’ve come here because you already roll solid joints and you want to learn how to roll braided joints, cross joints, or tulip joints, you’re in the wrong place. But good for you.

This blog is for everyone out there that, for whatever reason, have not yet mastered the art of rolling joints.

Rolling a good joint takes patience, concentration, and time. It takes rolling papers, a grinder, and the right amount of weed. It takes dexterity, steady hands, and good eyes.

Rolling a good joint is hard.  Here’s what you can do about it.

1. Dedicate time and energy to practicing rolling a good joint.

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Did you know that if you practice something, you’ll get better at it? Mind-blowing.

Okay, so you probably didn’t need me to tell you this but let’s not rule out the most obvious solution.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s do some real brainstorming.

2. Don’t dedicate time and energy to practicing rolling a good joint.

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This one might be your speed.

This is 2019. You don’t need to be an expert joint-roller to smoke a solid jay.

Luckily for you, there is a magical concept called pre-rolls.

You can find them at pretty much any of your local dispensaries.

Essentially, they take all of the work out of rolling a joint and leave you with the best part… the actual joint!

But it doesn’t end there.

Pre-rolls are everything you knew about joints except BETTER.

Some are drizzled in cannabis concentrate or dusted in kief.

Some come in convenient individual packages and others come in packs of multiples, like a hippie’s cigarette carton.

If it’s a joint you want to smoke, it’s a joint you shall smoke.

And the best part is that you don’t have to spend any time or energy rolling it up.

Just spark up and enjoy.

3. Explore other avenues.

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We know, we know. You had your heart set on a joint.

We don’t blame you. Joints and pre-rolls are such a timeless way of enjoying cannabis.

But if you’re open to being flexible about your method of consumption, I think you’ll be interested in something else.

Joints are awesome because of their convenience and their portability.

But the one thing that’s not so awesome about joints is that they’re not super discreet.

Light one up at a concert? Everyone knows.

Want to stop smoking half-way through your joint? That half-smoked joint is going to stink up a storm no matter where you store it.

Want to smoke in the house? Good luck covering up the smell.

If only there was something you could get high with that avoided all of these issues…

Oh wait, there is.

And if you didn’t already catch my drift, I’m talking about vape pens.

Vape pens have gained a ton of popularity because of how discreet, convenient, and potent they are.

While flower that you typically find in a joint has a THC percentage of around 15-25%, you can get a THC percentage of 75-90% from a vape pen.

Not only does this give you a much more potent high, but it can save you money in the long run.

What you’d get from a half or full joint will likely equate to only a few puffs from a vape pen.

And if you were worried about being discreet, vape pens are definitely your friend.

It doesn’t let off smoke the way that a joint does, but instead, it does give off a bit of vapor. But the nice thing about vapor is that it disperses into the air much, much faster.
And so does the smell.

So it may not be a joint, but we’ll always endorse products that solve all of the issues that people may be having with their previous methods.

So there you have it. Rolling a good joint isn’t always easy, so unless you have a dexterous smoking buddy, you’re probably better off heeding the advice of this blog.

Are you team pre-roll? Or team vape pen? Let us know in the comments section below!