Joint

ˈjȯint | Noun

Cannabis rolled into a thin sheet of smokable paper. Joint paper material includes rice, hemp, wood pulp, and more. These papers are available in most convenience stores, smoke shops, and dispensaries. A marijuana joint that includes a mixture of tobacco and cannabis is called a spliff, while a preroll is a ready-to-smoke joint created by a manufacturer or a dispensary.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s a joint?

A joint is a cannabis cigarette generally hand-rolled by the user but also available for purchase as a preroll. A joint is similar to a blunt, but the difference between a blunt and a joint is that blunts are rolled with thick, dark tobacco paper whereas joints are rolled with a lighter colored, thinner paper. 

How to roll a joint?

Rolling a joint can be an intricate art, but is accomplished in 5 basic steps. 

 

  1. Use a grinder to break down the weed and make it easy to pack.
  2. Create a crutch or filter by taking a thick piece of paper, folding tightly and rolling.
  3. Fill and pack the paper with your weed and create a cone shape.
  4. Press the weed firmly into the paper and then roll it up.
  5. Wrap it up in a thin layer of paper, like a cigarette filter, smoke and enjoy. 

Can you double-wrap joints?

Double-wrapping a joint can slow the burn and make the joint last a little longer. Rolling with an extra layer of paper can also help direct airflow properly and minimize an uneven burn. But it also means twice the rolling paper, which will inevitably lead to a harsher smoke with less weed and more burning paper in every puff.

 

How to smoke a joint

Smoking a joint has a certain etiquette and rhythm, especially if you’re in a group setting. A Joint smoke session starts when the roller sparks the joint, takes two puffs, and then passes it to the person on the left. Sharing is part of cannabis culture and spreading the wealth comes naturally when you smoke a joint. 

How do you put out a joint?

There’s not much to putting out a joint. All you need to do is press the burning end against the surface of an ashtray or other non-flammable surface. If you want to put out a joint that you haven’t finished to save for later, apply minimal force to maintain the integrity of the joint, or let the cherry separate from the rest of the joint and fall into the ashtray.