What You Will Need to Make a Joint
There are technically several ways to make a joint, so the required materials may vary depending on your personal tastes. That said, there are a few items that you will definitely need in order to make one, as well as a few items that are completely optional. In any case, you will need to obtain the following ingredients and items before you can make your own joint:
This may seem obvious, but now there are so many different forms of cannabis consumption (vapor, oils, topicals, edibles, etc.) that many people may not be sure which kind they need for a joint. When you visit a cannabis store, feel free to ask an employee for their recommendations. If you already have experience consuming cannabis and know which kind you want to get, that’s great! You can move on to the next item on the list.
However, if this is your first time, there’s no need to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of cultivars. At most dispensaries, you can simply explain what you are looking for and an employee will be more than happy to help you choose something that fits your needs.
You do not need a lot of cannabis in order to make a joint. However, you might want to purchase a little bit extra in case your first attempt at making a joint doesn’t turn out so well. Generally, you will need no more than 1 gram (at most) to make a joint. So, purchasing anywhere between 1 and 3 grams should be more than enough. Obviously, if you plan on rolling more than one joint, you will need to buy more and should calculate about 1 gram per joint.
Rolling paper will create the “shell” of your joint, and can greatly affect the taste, thickness, and burning speed. There are various kinds of rolling papers, including some that are borrowed from other products. Traditional rolling paper is made from wood pulp, though this has become less popular recently due to its negative impact on the environment. Nowadays, you can find rolling paper made from rice, hemp, or even clear cellulose.
Rolling papers are relatively easy to come by. You can find a wide variety of rolling papers online, at cannabis or tobacco shops, as well as in many convenience stores.
Lighter or Matches
Without something to ignite your joint, you won’t be able to enjoy the effects of cannabis. You don’t need anything fancy; any household lighter or matches will do. If you do not already possess these items, lighters and matches can be purchased in just about any place where rolling papers are sold.