How to Roll a Basic Joint
Most people reading this will be well practiced the art of rolling a decent, smokeable joint. However, for those with more thumbs than fingers and a zero rating on the Kudos scale, here are few basic tips
Place your skin (rizla) flat with the gum (shiny strip) at the top. Make your roach, and place it in the rizla. If you have decided to make a mix, skip to step 3. Place your chosen substance (Cannabis, Salvia, Legal High etc) along the centre of the skin. Notice in the picture how the mix is narrower close to the roach, and gets wider towards the end of the rizla (indicated with the red lines). This will help form the classic cone shape of your joint.
Now sprinkle tobacco, trying to follow the same line you did with your chosen substance (Cannabis, Salvia, Legal High etc). Again notice how its narrower close to the roach, getting wider towards the end of the skin (indicated with the red lines).
Using your thumb and index finger, pick the joint up carefully.
Now using the thumb and index finger of each hand, gently pinch both ends of the joint. Using your 4 fingers (thumb and index of each hand) roll the paper up and down whilst applying pressure, you may also use your middle fingers behind the joint to provide more support. We are trying to roll the mix into a circular shape.
Using your left thumb and index finger, roll the paper down so you can just see the top of the roach and mix. Now pinch with your left thumb and roll up gently, while gently rolling down with your right thumb and index finger until the rizla tucks behind the roach. Try to avoid letting go of the joint at the roach end, as it will become loose and hard to work with. If this does happen, repeat this step.
Continue the same process as above, rolling upwards with your left thumb and index finger, while gently rolling down with your right thumb and index finger. Slowly tucking the rizla in further up the joint.
Once it is tucked all the way to the end, you should have something similar to this
Now move your right thumb and finger into a more vertical position (while still keeping a good grip with your left hand at the roach end). Squeeze your right thumb and index finger gently and roll down slightly and then back up more. Keep repeating this until the joint is in line with the gum. This will help keep your joint quite tight.
Once the joint is level with the gum, lick across the gum and roll upwards with your right index finger and thumb as in step 8. If all has gone to plan you should have something similar to the below
When we roll a joint, there is usually a bit of looseness to it. There are 2 ways we can fix this.
The first is by using something like a pen and poking it down. However personally I find this just packs the end of the joint and leaves the rest loose. The other method, can be seen below.
Now simply twist the end, sit back and admire your work get blazed!
Here are a few short movies on how to roll a a cannabis joint.
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