If I’m looking for convenience and portability, I shop pre-rolls.
The dispensary carries a rewarding variety of strains and sells them in singles and packs.
I can buy infused and non-infused joints, blunts and cannagars. There is no hassle. I simply light up and enjoy. However, I sometimes like to roll my own joint. While the process is a bit tricky, it’s also rewarding. I spent some time consulting with several different budtenders, read blogs online and practiced until I got proficient at rolling. I start with a top-shelf fower that is the ideal consistency between dry and sticky. I make sure to purchase only mature, dense buds with lots of trichomes and a pungent aroma. In the end, it’s all about the cannabinoids and terpenes. For rolling papers, I like those composed of rice and hemp for a clean-tasting result. Brands like Elements, RAW and Rizia are good quality and affordable. I’ve learned that it takes more than dried flower and paper to roll a perfect joint and have invested in additional gear. A grinder comes in handy to dice up the weed for proper mixing and an even burn. To create a filter, I sometimes take the easy way out and purchase pre-rolled filter tips. I’ve used thin pieces of cardboards and index cards. For me, the best option is to use the denser paper rectangles that are included with rolling paper packs. I like to roll on a smooth, clean surface that contains the mess. A dedicated tray facilitates the process, makes cleanup easier and avoids unnecessary waste. Lastly, I use a pencil, pen or even my eyeliner pencil to pack the weed nice and tight into the paper. Moving the device in a circular motion results in a tight, thin and enjoyable joint.