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How to Make your Cannabis Joint Burn Slower and Last Longer

Savor the most till it last. Every cannabis fantasy should be maximized and every inch of the smoke from the joint should be felt vigorously. There should be no waste moment in each sip of your cannabis ecstasy. Thus, it’s vital that before taking a start for a cannabis ride, you’ll be able to be informed on a few important ways to make it prolong in a most efficient way.

If you are considering smoking using a joint, then you’re on the right page. In this article, we’ll explore and give you the most important tips to remember when you’re smoking a joint. Nevertheless, this includes the following;

A. Proper Joint Rolling

Sometimes it’s all about the whole process. It’s critical that you’ll be able to maintain appropriate airflow while doing the operation. This means that it should not be too loose enough to burn it easily or not very tight as to induce struggles on smoking. Thus, a suitable method should be followed as to how to roll a joint properly. It’s important that you follow these steps in order to assure this efficiency.

Basically, there are a lot of ways to fold a joint depending on what’s convenient for you. At this part, we’ll examine six ways on how to fold it. However, not so fast my canna-joint friends! There are a few important things that you have to remember and prepare before we start our joint rolling adventure

Gather the materials

This includes a well-grinded cannabis piece, a preferable standard size (one and a quarter) rolling paper or any as desired, and a crutch for the mouthpiece.

Prepare your mix

Determine how much well-grinded cannabis pieces that you’ll be putting into your joint rolls. It is important that you’ll be very consistent with the size and the amount is evenly spread out to the joint roller.

Plan on the Joint Smoking Duration

Two or five minutes This depends on the amount of ‘mix’ or cannabis pieces to be spread out in the rolling paper and the length of the rolling paper you have. It’s best to spread and test out the mix into the paper before start folding.

After then, without further ado, let’s start folding!

1.The Basic Joint or the Doobie

STEP 1. Primary Folding

Fold the paper half crosswise using your fingers. Spread it again and remember the mark it followed. Then, fold it again halfway down to the mark from the first fold.

STEP 2. Like a Canoe

After that, fold the corners in a small triangular shape. Tuck going to the inside resembling a canoe or a boat. Hold the folding using the tips of your fingers before tucking it. This shape is ideal to prevent the ‘mix’ from falling upon placing it over the folding.

STEP 3. Drop the ‘mix’

Spread evenly the mix into the rolling paper in parallel to the rectangular shape of the paper. However, it’s important to NOT put too much of cannabis mixture. It should stay within the borders of the center folding itself as a guide. Keep in mind that you still have to fold it. Estimate and be smart about it.

STEP 4.Tuck and Roll

Using your thumbs and forefingers, slowly roll the rolling paper upwards forming it a cylindrical shape. Tuck it gently ensuring that no ‘mix’ will fall out the roll.

STEP 5. Paste and Seal it

Near to its end (gum edge), wet the rolling paper using your saliva or water. After then, keep rolling until its end to seal out the joint. Touch gently and turn over the rolling paper to check if it’s completely sealed.

2. Tipped or Crutched Joint

This type of joint uses a crutch as a mouthpiece to smoke out the joint.

Why you should use a crutch

The crutch serves as an aid to shape over the joint preventing to disintegrate the mix into the joint. It improves the airflow and prevents the joint to get soggy. Also, a crutch will be helpful to avoid your lips or fingers to get a burn while smoking.

STEP 1. Make the crutch

Cut cardboard or an ordinary paper about an inch wide and two inches long. After that, roll it until a cylinder is formed. The size could vary depending on the desired diameter of the joint. Nevertheless, there are existing ready-made crutches that you could buy online or to selected cannabis dispensary if you want to do things effortlessly.

STEP 2. Place the crutch on the rolling paper

 Put it on one end at the center portion of the rolling paper.  This will serve as a mouthpiece and the framework upon folding the joint. It’s important that the size of the mouthpiece will be in sync with the number of cannabis pieces placed in the joint roll to prevent it from loosening.

STEP 3. Placing the mix

Before start folding, spread evenly the mix on the center (in line with the crutch) into the paper. Likewise, the spread should be in parallel with the paper.

STEP 4. Start Rolling and Seal it

Likewise, fold and roll it. Serve the crutch as its framework upon rolling. Then, slowly tuck and seal it through licking or putting glue in it as similar to the first method. After then, push the crutch slowly inwards until it fits the joint itself.

Optional Step:

You could add a charcoal or tip filter paper on the other end to filter out the tar and THC while smoking over the joint. It’s usually the same size as the crutch, rolling it as needed. There are also available filters made from glass primarily online that you could buy if you find hassling to make it.

3. Cone Joint

This joint is intended for tight and secured rolling joints.

STEP 1. Fold it out

Similarly to the first step on the basic joint, fold it halfway securing three divisions. Then, fold the lower portion is about 60 degrees with a fluted larger end to the right and a small one to the left.

 STEP 2. Place the ‘mix’

Set the cannabis pieces according to the shape of the joint. The left end should have the least mix as compared to the right with a lot of mixes. It should resemble a cone upon folding it.

STEP 3. Roll and Seal it

Start spiraling until it shapes like a cone. Then if it’s rolled about two-thirds of the joint, then slowly lick it to seal it. Continue rolling the cone and seal it as needed.

STEP 4. Add more and Cover it

If there is still a space left, then add more of the mix until it will be filled enough. Be sure to make some space and slowly put its end over the joint to cover, sealing it.

4. Backroll joint

An interesting joint type to put the fold in reverse as compared to the basic one. The purpose of this type of joint is to useless amount of paper which is desirable most especially if you want to focus on its smoking quality.

STEP 1. Fold and Place the Mix

In contrast to the basic one, the gum edge should be face downward. Then, start folding it the similar way as you did in the basic one. Then, it’s helpful to put a filter tip or a crutch on its center portion to serve as a framework.

STEP 2. Rolling it like a Cone

Similarly to the cone joint, you have to roll it. The gum edge should come into the inside and paste it as needed. Flatten it out to provide sealing further from the joint.

STEP 3. Ignite or Cut the Extra

Upon rolling, you’ll be able to left out with few pieces of rolling paper unfolded. If you felt uncomfortable smoking with extra paper in it, then ignite it over or cut until a specific point that the joint will be shaped similarly to the basic joint.

5. Over Sized Joints

This technique is best suited if you have an oversized (not the same paper used in previous joint types). There are actually two ways to do this method.

The first method is to just connect two standard size cannabis joints using another separate rolling paper. It’s essential to make sure that you link them from the middle to ensure stability. Then, slowly roll things from the middle to create a longer connection.

The second method is to do the fatty. This means that you have to do asimilar method of basic folding, though it requires a larger filter sized tip. For the rolling paper, just paste over the gum edges of two rolling papers and cut the excess.

There are also available sizes other than the regular one that you could be bought into local dispensaries or online. Though, it would be a bit expensive since its customized.

Video by the Ruffhouse Studios:  How To Roll 5 Types of Joints

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Storing by Locking the Joint

This is the one end opposite to the mouthpiece. Its often left hanging, prone to microbe exposure most especially if you keep it in store for next few uses. Thus, it’s important that you’ll secure the tip as needed. There are ways you could do this.

  1. Twist and Seal it

Just gently push a little bit the end inwards to create few centimeter gaps for twisting. Then, slowly twist it from the end until its precisely tightened and well-sealed as needed.

  • Shake it

Another way to lock the tip is to ‘shake it’ using a separate joint paper. Wrap around this small joint paper into an end and gently use your wrist to turn it back and forth until it will be compress and stable enough to hold it further.

  • Paste and Seal it

One way also is to use another rolling paper and paste another end of it. Just make sure to glue it not too wet to prevent deconstructing its shape. Also, it’s important to keep the compression on its optimum.

  • Drop it

This is an easy technique yet not quite recommendable. You’ll be able to waste a few pieces of ground cannabis if you do it the wrong way. All you have to do is drop the cannabis into a hard surface such as a table repeatedly. Nonetheless, continue to do this until such point that it will be well-compressed sufficient to prevent a few pieces from falling.

The Joint Aid Kits!

You could use a joint kit to facilitate the rolling and folding of it. The joint rolling kit includes everything from the paper, grinder, crutches, poker, silicone mat to lay your cannabis pieces, silicone containers, and a space for pens or pipes.

Aside from that, you could also add a raw roller to precisely roll the joint without any hassle. There are joint kits that you could buy in the local dispensary stores or online.

As to how to use it, the above methods could be done. Though, it would be much easier with the aid of additional tools that comprise the joint kit.

Video:Let’s Talk: Breaking Down a RAW Rolling Kit

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B. The Quality and Consistency of Grinded Cannabis

The curing and storage of the weed is a critical period. Thus, it’s important that you’ll be able to make sure that it’s properly done without exposing it to moisture or to any contamination as well.

Also, it is essential to take note of its curing condition. If you want long and lasting yet not too potent or efficient smoking, then you could use under-cured cannabis. If you want it to easily burn, then don’t use over dried cannabis. It’s best to buy in a reputable cannabis store or examine its curing state well to prevent this from happening further.

One thing to note also is its consistency. Its particle size should be well-distributed and powdered to promote proper airflow while smoking the joint. Thus, its best to purchase a grinder to facilitate this activity.

Nevertheless, it’s important to examine the range, size, and teeth of the grinder. Most likely, there are as much as 50 teeth a typical grinder possesses. The shape of the teeth is often diamond.

Though, there are teeth which are constructed in a square shape to assure a well-efficient grinding performance and might as well, to prevent metal shaving.

There are three main types of grinders categorized into material used.

1.Metal Weed Grinder

If you want a durable and long lasting grinder, then this is the most practical option. A recommendation would be titanium made weed grinders that have definite teeth sharpness and lightweight design. Also, aluminum manufactured weed grinders are also something to look forward. Though not as sturdy as the titanium one, it won’t absolutely leave any metal cuttings into your cannabis pieces.

2. Wood Weed Grinder

Probably, the most complicated to construct. This type of grinder is convenient for those artistically minded people and preferably, those who want to use organics on its things. Commonly, these grinders have only one compartment as compared to those who have four pieces. Aside from that, there is a risk on mixing the herbs with the wood fillings or to the smell of the varnish on it.

3. Acrylic Weed Grinders

Another single chambered grinder which is considered to be the cheapest among all types. Its very lightweight and easily break as compared to the other two grinders. It’s suitable for use for several or few times of smoking.

4. Electric Grinders

This is probably the most efficient yet expensive one to buy. Its battery powered and automatic without requiring a lot of effort. A maximum of 2 grams should be placed into the grinder and it does directly the job.

Other than that, there are grinders who have additional features which aidin the grinding process. There are grinders who keep a magnetic lid to ensure that the cannabis pieces won’t just fall anywhere outside the grinder.

How to Properly Use a Weed Grinder

It’s critical that you understand how to pound your weed. This is essential to prevent any loss of THC content that induces the potency of a cannabis bud. Though there are different types of weed grinder, they have utmost a similar method of operation.

For starters, pour over enough cannabis pieces into the grinder. It’s important to put at least ‘small’ sized (not consistent) cannabis pieces. Then, put the lid and screw it to push further the cannabis pieces to the teeth of the grinder.

Afterward, unscrew over the lid to reveal out the cannabis pieces being under the device itself.

Video: How to Grind Weed – Getting the Most Out of Your Weed!

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C. The Type and Size of Rolling Paper

The type of rolling paper is also an essential parameter that should be considered for efficient joint weed smoking. A specific paper material differs on its burning rate and might as well, it’s smoking longevity. Nonetheless, you tend to desire a type of material that will prolong your joint experience. Generally, there are three types of rolling papers. This includes the following;

1.Wood Pulp

The most commonused also in cigarette packs. This material is the most affordable and easiest to use. Among the three materials considered here, it readily burns quickly as prevented.

Aside from that, it’s susceptible to impurities that could cause a change in taste. Nonetheless, the most concerning part are that it promotes respiratory illnesses that could lead to death at often times.

Most wood pulp papers being sold commercially is mixed with other materials such as flax or cotton. Depending on the blend, the taste of it differs. Wood pulp papers are often bleached out to improve its color to appear whiter and a little brownish. Thus, in addition, it contributes to health complications.

2. Rice Papers

It’s the thinnest among the three and the taste is the most indistinct one. Thus, the most desirable one by joint smokers. However, since its too thin, you’ll be able to delicately handle and fold it or else it will be torn to pieces. Also, you’ll have to use it directly as it’s vulnerable to spoilage with a thin coating.

But nonetheless, rice papers like paper pulp are blended now with other materials such as flax to make it more efficient as needed.

3. Hemp Papers

The most ideal for rolling and quite expensive among the three are these type of papers. They are easy to handle with no undesirable taste instead of a smooth and weed-resembling taste that you always wanted. Its all natural without any artificial mixture that the latter two have on them. Aside from that, it burns not too slow or fast for which is perfect for smoking.

As for the size, it’s essential to determine how much you’ll be smoking with in order to examine what paper size you’ll be using.

Generally, the less paper you use, the more desirable your smoking experience it is. There are multiple availabilities of sizes into different brands.

For basics, sizes ranging from 40 mm to as long as 300 mm are being sold now in the market. It’s best to check on the size written on its product label to know more of it.

Additional Tips:

As a supplement for this topic, here are some tricks that you could do to improve airflow and as to promote the decrease of the burning rate on the cannabis pieces within the joint. This includes the following;

1.Utilize a Toothpick

Stick a toothpick into the hole filled with the mix of cannabis fillings into the joint. Create a small funnel to maximize the airflow and develop a concrete air circulation to ensure a consistent burn and taste as well.

2. Do the Plumber’s Joint

This is another type of rolling a joint which creates a tunnel or hole within the joint. Nonetheless, setting up is just like a typical joint. The only difference is that there is another separate joint paper hollowed into the main joint. This paper will serve as the border for the air and pounded cannabis.

Video: SMOKEABLES: How to Roll a Plumber’s Joint

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Final Word

Joints are simple to assemble from pieces of cannabis and rolling papers. However, there is still a lot to learn from it— from the paper to be used, the proper method to fold, or even the quality of bud to be used should be considered. However, once your equip and had knowledge regarding these things, then you’ll be ready to extend your ‘joint experience’ into a whole new level.