How To Use a Joint Roller in 3 Simple Steps

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Rolling a joint by hand can be time-consuming and challenging for many. That's why learning how to use a joint roller can be a game-changer.

Not only does it save you time, but it also ensures a perfect roll every time. As a bonus, using a joint roller can also have a relaxing effect on your mind and body, preparing you to enjoy the present moment.

In this guide, we're going to teach you three simple steps for rolling an impeccable joint with a joint roller. This technique is a valuable skill for anyone, whether you're just starting out or you've been smoking for years.

I've always found the act of rolling oddly soothing, though I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the anticipation of knowing that soon I'll be enjoying the calming effects of the herb.

Yet, there are times when you might want to enjoy a joint without the hassle of rolling it manually.

That's where a joint roller comes in handy, serving as an ideal tool to streamline the process. We'll walk you through the use of a joint roller in this article, ensuring that your joint turns out even better than everyone else's.

We will also go over the three easy steps to roll the perfect joint every time.

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A joint rolling machine is sold by any head shop or smoke shop and most online head shops also sell it.

There are a few other companies that concentrate on joint rolling machines. Depending on the joint roller specific instructions might vary, however the overall steps should remain the same. 

These are the steps we use to roll the perfect joints using a joint roller. 

Step by Step Instructions on How To Use a Joint Roller. 

1. Collect your Materials

  1. Raw Joint Roller
  2. Grinder
  3. Rolling Papers
  4. Joint Filter
  5. Herb

2. Load the Joint Roller

  1. Open the joint roller by sliding the top over, place a filter on the far side
  2. Grind your herb so it’s fine, this will help the joint to smoke evenly. Nobody wants their joint to only burn on one side. We suggest using a gram of weed. For weed measurements and pictures
  3. Place the finely grounded herb inside the joint roller. Make sure there is not too much, you need space so that the air flows through properly.
  4. Make sure the tip, crutch, or joint filter on the side opposite the herb.
  5. Close the joint roller.

3. Using the Joint Roller

  1. Place the joint rolling machine in front of you and place your fingers on the handles. Spin the handles towards yourself using your thumbs. Make sure to do this slowly and at a constant speed to ensure the joint is rolled evenly. 
  2. Place the raw rolling paper with the sticky side facing up. 
  3. Press down and once again roll towards your body. 
  4. Finally, lick the sticky part and finish rolling. 

How to use a Raw Joint Roller

  1. Place the Raw rolling machine in front of you and place your fingers on the handles. Spin the handles towards yourself using your thumbs. Make sure to do this slowly and at a constant speed to ensure the joint is rolled evenly. 
  2. Place the raw rolling paper with the sticky side facing up. 
  3. Press down and once again roll towards your body. 
  4. Finally, lick the sticky part and finish rolling with the raw joint roller machine. 

Be sure to grab the Stashlight to store your joint until you are ready to smoke it. Nobody wants their hard work to go to waste. Since you'll need something to light your joint, here's the best lighters for weed

Never put your joint or blunt inside your pocket or backpack without it first being protected.

The Stashlight enables you to carry your joint anywhere you’d like without having to worry about it bending or falling apart. This is key. Don’t waste your joint. 

When you are ready, break the Stashlight back out and remove the joint from the joint case. Now using the built in lighter, light your joint. Puff puff pass. Make sure to always ash in an ashtray!

Most Popular Joint Rollers

There are a ton of different options out there. The most popular ones are probably the classic hand rollers made from plastic or metal. These are simple, affordable, and easy to use, which is why they're a go-to choice for many cannabis enthusiasts.

Another popular type of joint roller is the cone filler, which is a device that helps you fill pre-rolled cones with cannabis. These are great if you want to save time and effort, or if you struggle with manual dexterity. Some cone fillers even come with attachments that allow you to pack your cones tightly or adjust the size of the joint.

If you're looking for something a bit fancier, you might want to check out electric joint rollers. These machines do all the work for you, automatically grinding and rolling your cannabis into the perfect joint. They can be a bit pricier, but they're a great investment if you roll frequently or want to save time.

Ultimately, the best joint roller for you will depend on your personal preferences and budget. Whether you're a traditionalist who likes to roll by hand or a tech-savvy cannabis lover who wants an electric roller, there's a joint roller out there that will suit your needs.

Are Joint Rollers Easy to Use? 

Joint Rollers are very easy to use and require no experience or instructional guide. To use a joint roller you can simply load it with the required materials and the joint roller does the rest for you. All you'll have to do is apply some moisture to close the paper up and finish your roll. Joint rollers can still be messy, so we suggest using a rolling tray under them to collect any herb that drops. 

Can you use a Joint Roller without a filter or crutch?

Yes, you can absolutely roll a joint without a filter when you are using a joint roller. The filter or crutch will add stability and make it easier for you to roll it. If you're rolling by hand a crutch is more important, with the joint rolling machine a crutch or filter is not needed. 

The Wrong Way How to Use a Joint Roller

Using a joint roller can be a great way to make sure your joints come out perfectly every time, but it's easy to make some common mistakes.

One mistake people often make is not properly preparing their rolling material. If you're using ground cannabis, make sure it's not too dry or too sticky, as this can make it harder to roll a joint. Similarly, if you're using rolling paper, make sure it's not too thin or too thick, as this can affect how the joint rolls.

Another mistake people often make when using a joint roller is not applying enough pressure when rolling. It's important to apply consistent pressure to the rolling material to ensure the joint is tightly packed and burns evenly.

If the joint is too loosely packed, it can be difficult to light and may burn unevenly. On the other hand, if the joint is too tightly packed, it may be difficult to draw smoke through it. So, be sure to find the right balance when applying pressure to your rolling material.



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