Rolling a joint is an important skill for cannabis consumers to learn. It’s a fundamental aspect of cannabis culture passed down from generation to generation. The art of rolling a joint is not just about smoking it mindlessly to get high. At its simplest description, yes, but it also involves the selection of the strain, the preparation of the cannabis, and the social aspect of sharing with friends. Mastering the art of rolling a joint is a rite of passage for cannabis enthusiasts, and it can help build confidence and self-sufficiency in your cannabis consumption practice through mastering the art of joint rolling.
Despite all of the amazing cannabis products and accessories out in the world right now, I’ve realized that knowing how to roll your own joints is not only a necessity but also a lost and understated art form.
I must say that I’ve been spoiled at the beginning of my discerning cannabis life. I never had to learn to roll because, at the time, I never felt like I had to. You can blame my discernment and my naivety for thinking like this. It was also my way of denying that I was a cannabis consumer. To me, learning and knowing how to roll a joint was admitting that I was a stoner, which was a label I wasn’t comfortable with for a long time.
This all changed in 2019 when I had the pleasure of attending a rolling party hosted by Jen Newt of Hightea! This was my second time attending her rolling party, and each time, I learned something new. My biggest takeaway from the event was when Jen explained why it’s important to learn to roll! And let me tell you! I couldn’t get these words out of my head!
1. Enhance your cannabis experience with joint rolling
Knowing how to roll gives you the power to know what kind of flower you are consuming; you remove the reliance on someone else to provide dried flower and avoid consuming cannabis that doesn’t work for you! How many stories have you heard of people experiencing a terrible high because someone passed them a joint that they didn’t know where it came from?
Because of this, one of the main reasons why it’s important to learn how to roll a joint is that it allows for greater control over the amount of cannabis consumed in each smoking session. It also puts you in the power position of your consumption practice, and this can be in the way you buy it, grind it, roll it, blaze it, smell it and everything in between. The simple act of touching, interacting and connecting with your bud is crucial, especially if you’re trying to find the right strain for yourself! Each strain is uniquely different, and if you can identify which bud is ‘yours’, it’s an empowering and responsible way to know the cannabis-infused lifestyle you want to live!
And although pre-rolled joints are convenient and affordable, they may contain too much or too little cannabis for an individual’s desired experience. By rolling your joints, you’re the one in control, and you can tailor the amount of cannabis to your specific needs. This is especially important if you’re a medical cannabis patient requiring a specific dose to manage your symptoms.
2. The therapeutic aspect of joint rolling
The process of rolling a joint can also be therapeutic and stress-relieving. Many cannabis consumers use it as a way to unwind after a long day or to relieve anxiety. The repetitive motion of rolling a joint can be calming and allow for a moment of mindfulness. It can be a way to disconnect from technology and the outside world and focus on the present moment—your weed.
The act of rolling a joint requires a certain level of skill and attention to detail. It can be meditative and relaxing, allowing a deeper connection with the cannabis plant. By taking the time to roll your own joints, consumers may gain a greater appreciation for the plant and its effects. They can experiment with different strains, rolling techniques, and doses to find what works best for them. If you’re new to cannabis, learning to roll a joint is the quickest and easiest way to build your confidence and self-sufficiency with the plant.
3. Connecting with cannabis culture through the art of joint rolling
Learning to roll a joint can be a form of cultural appreciation. Cannabis has been consumed for medicinal and recreational purposes for thousands of years, and the art of rolling a joint is part of that history and culture. By learning how to roll a joint, consumers can connect with the cultural significance of the cannabis plant and its role in various societies throughout history. It can also be a way to honour the plant and the people who have used it before us.
Besides the benefits for consumers, learning to roll a joint can be a valuable skill for those working in the cannabis industry. Budtenders, growers, and other cannabis professionals can benefit from understanding the nuances of different strains and how they interact with different rolling techniques. Understanding how to roll a joint can make it easier to explain to consumers how to do it themselves and recommend the best strains for their preferences.
Rolling a joint opens up conversations and allows you to connect with people, whether your budtender or even your grandmother; there is a legacy in the plant. Part of destigmatizing the plant is to continue these conversations, stories and connections so we can normalize and connect on a deeper level with our culture and others.
4. Joint rolling art: a creative outlet
Rolling a joint can be a creative outlet for many cannabis enthusiasts. There are many ways to roll a joint, blunt, doobie, spliff, or whatever you want to call it. It is the “arts and crafts” of cannabis. Everyone rolls a joint differently, and finding your rolling method is a very rewarding experience, especially when you master it, you can teach others. You can experiment with different rolling papers and filters and add fruit peels or other natural flavours to enhance the smoking experience. Mastering the art of rolling a joint can be a way to express oneself and showcase your personality and creativity.
Take a look at the way Seth Rogen rolls his joints! The way he puts the filter in after sealing the joint is mind-blowing to me!
Rolling a joint can be a social activity that brings people together. It encourages a shared experience and can create a sense of community among cannabis enthusiasts. Learning to roll a joint allows consumers to take pride in their ability to roll a perfect joint and share it with friends. So go ahead! Show off your joint art!
5. Save money with DIY joint rolling
There are also practical benefits to knowing how to roll a joint. Rolling your own joints is similar to growing your own cannabis plants. It can be more cost-effective than purchasing pre-rolled joints and pre-packaged flower from a licensed producer. Pre-rolled joints are often more expensive than purchasing loose cannabis, and there is usually a premium added to the cost for the convenience of pre-rolling. By rolling your own joints, you can save money in the long run, especially if you are a frequent consumer.
Empower yourself by learning to roll joints
Learning and mastering the art of rolling a joint is an important skill for cannabis consumers to develop. It allows for greater control over dosage, can be a social activity, promotes self-sufficiency, deepens one’s connection with the cannabis plant, is a creative outlet, and fosters cultural appreciation and understanding.
As the cannabis industry continues to grow, evolve and become more widely accepted and legalized worldwide, the art of rolling a joint remains a timeless tradition that can be a way to break down stigmas and stereotypes surrounding the plant. By openly discussing the benefits and joys of rolling a joint, we can help to normalize the consumption of cannabis and promote its positive effects on individuals and communities. By mastering the art of joint rolling, consumers can enhance their overall cannabis experience and share it with others.
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