Roll a Joint With Zig Zag – If you smoke cannabis, you must also know how to roll a joint. But have you ever tried rolling a joint with Zig Zag? If not, then here is a complete guide on how to roll a joint with Zigzag. All you need to do is get a zigzag paper and other items needed to roll a zigzag joint and follow all the given instructions carefully.
What Do You Need to Roll a Joint With Zig Zag?
Here is the list of items you will be needing to roll a joint with Zig Zag –
- The herbs – What else are you going to make a joint of? You can of course mix tobacco too. Get any cannabis strain that you wish to smoke and enjoy.
- Grinder/ Scissors – You will need these to grind your herbs. I would prefer a grinder especially the one that comes with 2 chambers. But you can also crush the weed using your fingers or a pair of scissors.
- Rolling Paper – Zig Zag rolling papers of size 1/1/4 can be used. You can use any size of the rolling paper according to your convenience.
- Crutch/ Filter – Crutch is actually the clutch of your joint. It helps you hold it properly without burning your fingers and also not letting the weed fall down through one end. However, this is optional ingredient. You can skip this. But we would definitely recommend using one.
How to Roll a Joint with Zig Zag?
Now that you know the ingredients that you will be needing to taste heaven, here is the detailed and step by step process on how to roll a joint with Zig zag. Just make sure to follow the below instructions as it is and carefully. Also, try to follow the below steps on a flat surface like a table or a tray.
Step 1: Grind Your Herbs
The first thing you need to roll a joint is prep up your herbs. Choose any cannabis strain that you wish to enjoy. Take the stems and seeds away from the buds and then grind them. You can either grind them using your hands or just use scissors. But the best way would be using a grinder especially a two-chamber grinder.
However, make sure to not over grind the stuff or else it will turn powdery and not taste good enough. It will also not burn efficiently. Also, do not under grind it or it will all go to vain. Once you are done with grinding the weed, you can jump to the next step.
Step 2: Load the paper
Assuming that you have grinded the weed, you can now load it on the rolling paper. Just see what size of rolling paper you will need. The most common one would be the Orange Zig Zag rolling paper also known as 11/4 zigzag which is nearly 78mm wide x 44mm tall. Or you can also go for the White Zigzag rolling paper which is also known as the single wide rolling paper that measure over 70mm wide x 36mm tall.
Once you have chosen your zigzag rolling paper, now put it down with the glued side facing up on a flat surface like a table. Now evenly put your herbs on the paper where you see a natural crease. If you want to use a crutch or filter then this is the time to put it in place. What I would do here is hold the crutch with my thumb and then spread the herbs on the paper.
Note that putting the crutch or filter is an optional step but I would definitely recommend using one. This because, you definitely do not want to burn your fingers or mouth or worry about the weed spilling from one end of your joint. So putting a crutch will only help in handling your joint well.
Step 3: Roll It Up
When you are done filling in the stuff, fold the zigzag paper so as to cover the weed. This is a tricky step and might take some practices so don’t give up if it’s just your first or second attempt. Now slowly lift the paper and see that your thumbs are on the top of the paper.
When you do so, starting rotating it in a downward motion such that your fore fingers are sliding up down the paper from the back side. Congrats! You are shaping your joint. You will see that this forms a cigarette shape soon.
You will have to keep it rolling till you reached the sticky part of the paper. Once you are there, seal the joint. Again, it might sound easy and seem easy at first but it could take a few tries and it is totally fine. Just do not give up!
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Step 4: Light It Up & Enjoy
Once you have successfully rolled zigzag joint, you are now free to light it up. Just make sure that you DO NOT light it up like a cigarette while holding the joint in your mouth and inhaling. You will have to ignite the joint slowly so that it burns well and smoothly.
Tips to Roll a Joint With Zig Zag
- It is totally fine if you could not roll the joint properly. Rolling a perfect joint is an art in itself and takes time and patience. Just make sure to follow the instructions and you will learn soon.
- Grind your Herbs well. If you wish to experience the greatness of the herb, you need to grind it well. If you do not grind your herbs well, it will be useless. And if you grind too small and make a powder of your herbs, it will not burn efficiently. Hence, make sure to grind the herbs well either using a Grinder or using your fingers or scissors.
- Choose the right size of the rolling paper. Although this depends on the usage and number of people smoking, the most popular sizes are 1 ¼ “size and King Slims. This size of the rolling paper is a standard cannabis rolling paper.
- Ensure to twist the upper part of the joint or else the weed might spill out of it.
- You might have also experienced this if you are a smoker that Marijuana if open, can produce a lot of odors in the air. It would be better if you keep an air freshener by your side.