Learn The Basics About Joint Rolling History And Technique

Cannabis has been used in the form of medicine for countless generations. Scholars like Carl Ruck believe that cannabis was used as a form of a religious sacrament back in ancient Greece and Jerusalem. Ruck specializes in studying the role plants played in inducing altered states of consciousness for the purpose of religious ceremony and shamanic rituals. 

Cannabis has been on record as a recreational drug for less recorded time. The first recorded use of cannabis recreationally was in Mexico, per Leafly. Laborers were reported smoking marijuana cigarettes as early as 1865. Rolling papers themselves were created in Spain around 1764. Pay-Pay papers were created in Alicante, Spain and were exported all over the world in exchange for tobacco.

Marijuana cigarettes are now simply known as joints and are the most popular mode of cannabis consumption on the planet. Joint rolling and smoking started to pick up in the 1920’s when alcohol prohibition was active. “Reefer Madness” became a government pushed anti-cannabis propaganda campaign to dissuade the public from using cannabis. Harry J. Anslinger helped fuel this propaganda by stoking misguided fears of Mexican immigrants and their alleged dangerous marijuana use. With the help of Randolph H. Hearst and his media empire, cannabis prohibition became the federal standard for the next 70 years with the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act.

Although cannabis use was being deterred, joint rolling never died, and even picked up rapidly during the civil rights movement and anti-war counter culter of the 1960’s. Hippies and Rastafarians became the face of joint smoking culture and celebrities like Bob Marley and Willie Nelson made the joint cool and helped usher it to a mainstream audience at a time when cannabis use was not only frowned upon but subject to draconian drug laws.

Joint smoking has come a long way since the 1800’s. Joint papers and rolling tools have become much more advanced. There are even devices that can produce perfectly rolled joints time after time. Many smokers prefer the ritual of joint rolling. There’s just something special about breaking down the flower and twisting up, sealing the joint with your own saliva, and sparking up. While joint rolling techniques have been evolving since its inception,  the same basic principles remain the same. Master the basics and everything else comes naturally. Joint rolling remains one of the trickiest stoner tools you can master, but doing so will make you the hit of your next stoner circle or social event.

Joint Rolling Basics

Select The Flower you want for your joint. Flower texture is important. Fresh weed that can stick together is helpful for keeping weed in the wrap during the rolling process. Sticky weed also helps keep the joint in sturdy shape while rolling.

Select Wrap Style for your joint. There are literally hundreds of joint paper brands to choose from. They come in different lengths, made out of different things like hemp versus rice paper. The type of paper really comes down to user preference. If you’ve never rolled, king size papers might be easiest for rookie rollers.

(You can also buy pre-wrapped cones that simplify this entire process for you. Just grind up some weed and stuff them until they’re full. This won’t help you get better at rolling, but will suffice if frustration takes hold.)

Breaking Flower Down might be the most important step of this process. It’s a step many people cut corners on and its to the detriment of the joint smoking experience. You need to make sure all the flower is clear of stems. Stems will tear right through joint papers. When rolling blunts there’s some leniency to this rule because blunt wraps are tougher and harder to tear.  Stems can absolutely negate a great roll, so take extra precaution during this step.

Construct/Place Filter in your joint. Joint crutches/filters will help stabilize the joints structural integrity and help filter tar and Scooby snacks. Joint crutches also allow you to smoke the entire joint, getting rid of that smelly roach collection.

Roll/Twist the joint. Some people roll from the middle and work out; others like to start at the ends and work their way into the middle. Which-ever way you go, the actions your making with your fingers remain the same. When the joint is in your fingers, you want to pinch and roll one side of the wrap down with your thumbs while rolling the other side around with your index fingers. Your almost pinching your thumbs between your index and middle fingers. Don’t worry about weed falling out, this will happen. Remain calm and keep placing weed back in the middle of the joint and roll it back into shape.

Seal the joint. Using residual saliva from your lips, gently dab the unsealed end of the blunt and roll it down to seal. Once sealed, stuff any extra weed in the end of fill it out.

Spark your joint. Make sure your spark the end evenly and puff it to get an even ember started. Pass to the left and enjoy. Your first couple joints might not smoke properly, this is to be expected. Just keep rolling and it will become second nature sooner rather than later.

The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top-ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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KushKrew’s NFL Week Five Season Recap With Emerald Jane’s Lil Fatties

Check out our week five season recap with Emerald Jane’s cannabis. Their flower and pre-rolls are flavorful and pesticide free. Emerald Jane’s might be the best selection the middle shelf has to offer. For $35 an eighth, you can find strains like Emerald Cookies, Lavender, Lemon Sour Diesel, and Vanilla Kush. Lil Fatties are Emerald Jane’s full-flower one-gram pre-rolls that are hand rolled, jar-cured, and sealed with nitrogen for freshness.

Week five was great, but nothing was bigger than Drew Brees becoming the NFL’s all-time leading passer. He and the Saints dominated the Redskins and looked like the high flying Saints offense of the mid-2000’s. Brees has been proving doubter wrong since he was drafted, showing that short quarterbacks can not only play in the league but dominate year in and year out.

NFL Week Five Season Recap

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KushKrew's NFL Week Five Season Recap With Emerald Jane's Lil Fatties

The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top-ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

ORDER  ONLINE NOW   USING KUSHMART’S ONLINE MENU SYSTEM. CLICK HERE TO ADD TO YOUR CART

Learn More About The Importance Of Joint Filters

Joint filters are an underappreciated part of the joint smoking experience. They improve joint smoking in a variety of ways that many people don’t realize. Joint filters increase the structural integrity of your joint. When attached to the wrap correctly, the crutch (filter) acts as an anchor point for your joint. The filter also acts as a Scooby snack trap between your lips and unwanted scraps of flower or resin.

You can manually design the desired airflow of the joint through the filter. Blunt and joint smokers prefer different smoking styles – some people roll loosely to take fat rips and blow smoke tricks; others roll tighter to keep the smoke small and slow to reduce coughing. The filter itself catches tar as well, which can reduce coughing.

Blunt and joint roaches will become a thing of the past when you master crutch construction. Crutches provide a crucial barrier from the embers/cherry and your lips/fingers. This will save your precious dollars and get the most out of your stash.

How To Construct A Joint Filters

  1. Pick material – Almost any type of cardboard or thick paper will work. Some people worry about chemicals or inks having adverse reactions to heat. If you’re worried about that, make sure to find a dye and ink free construction paper, but notecards, cereal boxes, magazine subscription cards, etc will work just fine. You want something sturdy that doesn’t wilt when some saliva soaks into it. 2. Make initial folds – On one side make several (3-4) initial accordion folds. DO NOT crease these folds, as you risk making your filter’s airflow to constricted.
  2. Wrap material around folds until snug. You’re basically rolling the extra paper around the folded portion of the crutch.
  3.  Remove extra material – Wrap the extra material until its snug. Remove extra material if necessary.
  4. Get creative – There are a hundred different ways to design a joint crutch. Get creative and claim crutch constructor god status amongst the stoner circle.

If you’re in a hurry, you can always stop by KushMart and pick up some premium pre-rolled joints, blunts and infused-joints.

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The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top-ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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Learn More About Retail Branding, Marketing, And Business At Portland’s RAD Expo

The problem with many cannabis trade shows is that they suffer from the same problems as any trade show. Poor organization, no clear focal point, no vendor balance, crowds of non-industry types taking free swag without a second thought of networking or fostering business relationships. Paying hundreds of dollars in registration fees to deal with the above-mentioned problems is too much to ask for many retail businesses. RAD Expo is trying to change that.

Portland Oregon’s Rad Expo aims to be a different kind of cannabis industry trade show. This show is specifically designed for retail businesses and subsidiaries. The RAD Expo is free to any dispensary or licensed retail business. It’s even free for licensees who haven’t started selling product yet. Take advantage of this networking opportunity to soak up game about risks, problems, and pro-tips about running a legal cannabis retailer.

RAD Expo partners with huge names inside and out of cannabis. The RAD Expo is partnered with companies like  NW Leaf, Hemp Industries Association, and Hempfest Seattle. And they’ve grabbed sponsors like Bic, Smokus Focus, and Futurola.

The RAD Expo has too many vendors to go over, over 100 at least. But names like Marijuana Venture, Monster Energy, Dope Media, and Wick & Mortar will be in attendance. The vendors are focused to help retailers expand their business and make it more efficient. You can find ATM services, compliance software providers like Green Bits, and a slew of cannabis and hemp-based products for your shelves.

RAD Expo Speakers

RAD Expo book speakers that push cannabis knowledge forward, educating attendees. RAD understands this event is full of cannabis connoisseurs, influencers and business professionals. Many are highly educated on cannabis issues and there’s no need to beat ears about basic topics. This year’s panels will focus on marketing, branding, store design, and legal issues.

In the past, RAD has featured speakers from other major brands and businesses. The cannabis industry is a baby compared to more established corporate giants. Soaking up tools of the trade from giants can act as cheat codes for staying ahead of the game in the quickly changing legal cannabis landscape.

In the past, speakers have had high profile clients like Disney, Coca-Cola, Levis, Hallmark, and Macy’s.

Why Washington Cannabis Retailers Should Attend

While states keep different cannabis retail regulations, any retail business would be smart to attend. Shows like this are aimed to make every retail business better, no matter which state they operate in. Regardless of the state regulation, many aspects of retail business overlap. Learn new and creative ways to display products or change your shop’s flow with a different floor layout. Simple changes like those can make or break a customer’s shopping experience. Find a new security system for your shop or a better seed-to-sale tracking system. These problems and more can be solved on the floor of the RAD Expo.

RAD Expo Event Planner

RAD Expo takes place October 10-11. It will be at the Oregon Convention Center (largest event center in the Pacific Northwest), next door to the MODA Center, home of the Portland Trailblazers. The Oregon Convention Center’s address is 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. You can park at the event for $10 per day. There are public lots and street parking available as well.

The historic Lloyd Center is a mere 10-minute walk from the Oregon Convention Center, as well as miscellaneous lodging, food, and coffee options. The Lloyd Center is one of Portland’s most vibrant entertainment centers; featuring restaurants, shopping centers, an ice rink, and movie theatre.

You can stock up on cannabis directly next door at Oregon’s Finest. This was Oregon’s first licensed recreational dispensary. They have the full range of cannabis products, flower, dabs, edibles, topicals, etc.

Portland Road Trip Cannabis Recommendations

MAC Pax Vape Pod – Dabstract

Sativa Lifestyle Tincture – Fairwinds

Deathstar OG Vape Cartridge – The Clear

The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top-ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

ORDER  ONLINE NOW   USING KUSHMART’S ONLINE MENU SYSTEM. CLICK HERE TO ADD TO YOUR CART