Here's one more life skill you can add to your resume.
It seems like a weedophile right of passage to roll a crisp, clean joint, like something you learn to perfect over the course of a listless summer or a lazy week at your girlfriend’s parents’ beach house. Sure, you could exclusively buy packs of high-quality pre-rolls or stick to smoking flower out of a trusty old pipe, but where’s the fun in that? Like most things weed-related, there’s a ritual aspect to rolling joints by hand that can’t be replaced. Bragging rights don’t hurt either.
Before You Begin
You’re going to need a few materials to get started. Grab some top-rated flower (or, let’s be real, some mid-range flower if you’re nervous about botching your first attempt), a grinder, rolling papers, a booklet of filter tips, and a lighter or matchbook.
A little bit about these items: Don’t feel obligated to drop a ton of cash on a fancy grinder. If you’re new to joint-rolling, a basic model will work just fine. You can always decide later if you want to step your game up. Similarly, you don’t necessarily need to buy filter tips, but they sure are easier to roll than ripped-up pieces of business cards. As an added benefit, you’ll seem like a grown-up. Lastly, you’ll want to check out our unbiased guide to the best rolling papers for a handful of solid options you can find just about anywhere.