Rolling your own joints

Rolling your own vs. Pre-rolls

Since we opened on legalization day, we haven’t been able to keep pre-rolls in stock. They were, and still are, some of the first products we sell out of. Convenience has proven to reign supreme.

Rolling a joint is an art form, a bit of therapy or Zen. So, here’s our guide to rolling your own joint and taking back a moment for yourself — getting back to the true art of rolling. Poetic yes, but at the end of the day, we’re really just making it easier for you! No more stressing over pre-rolls not being in stock, you’re a master of your craft.

Here are the three things you need to keep in mind:

Your Product 

You can easily buy whole flower and grind it up using the trusty grinder. Medium grind is fine because you don’t want your product too fine. Make sure all stems are removed.

OR you can skip that step altogether and buy your product “milled”. If you are worried about what that means for your cannabis, it simply describes bud that is pre-ground. This saves you a step and typically comes at a cheaper cost than whole flower. It’s literally made for rolling joints. So next time your see milled product, go for it!

Your tools

There are a few routes you can go. You can go with the classic rolling papers or you can go with pre-roll cones. Papers take a little more finesse, while the cones just need to be filled.

You can get a joint roller, pop your paper in and twist one up if a cone is too big and you can’t always get the precision you crave from rolling your own. The opportunities are endless.

In addition to your papers and rolling tools, you might need a filter tip. Filter tips can easily be made with some spare thin card paper or you can purchase joint tips, pre-rolled joint tips or filters. Using a filter of some form will help prevent the end from getting soggy and loose bits of flower from entering orifices they have no place being.

Your technique

We can explain it to you, but it’s a lot more exciting to watch Seth Rogen explain the whole process. If you’re not a Seth Rogen fan, this is what you need to know.

If you’re pouring into a cone or cone loader:

Pour your weed in and twist the top. If you’re a person who spills a lot, transfer the weed into the cone with a with a small piece of paper.

If you’re using a joint rolling device:

Put your paper in the device and add in your product. Make sure your glue strip is on the inside so it can be sealed. Twist it up, and enjoy!

If you’re free-rolling:

  1. Place your product in the shape that you wish your joint to be. Ex: if you’re looking for more of a cone shape, add more product on one-side. If you prefer a straight joint, align your product as such.
  2. Now, some people like to add their filter at this point and roll the joint around the filter. If you’re good at keeping multiple things in place while rolling, all the power to you. Some prefer to add the filter afterward. This way you can customize the filter and it can be easier to roll.
  3. So, you’ve got your product in, now is the tricky part. Using your thumb and index finger, you want to slide the paper between your fingers to compress your weed into a tube.
  4. Once you are satisfied with the shape and the compression, you’re going to tuck the end WITHOUT the glue side under your product and then twist together, rolling up so everything is nicely tucked in like a beautiful burrito.
  5. Do not seal your joint if you’re not happy with it. Once, you’ve sealed, you’ve committed. But if you’re happy, seal that baby up! Twist the widest end closed with your fingers to keep the product from falling out the end.
  6. Now you can add your filter in the slim end of the joint. Roll up your card paper or filter tip and slid it in. Make sure it’s wide enough to not slip out.


Et voila! You’ve done it. It will take a bit of practice, but you’ll be a rolling sensei in no time. Pre-rolls are great for when you’re on the go, but nothing beats the feeling of rolling your own.