Videos: Marijuana 101 -- how to roll a joint
While there are dozens of ways to ingest your cannabis, the most common (and classic) way is to roll yourself a number, light it and burn it down to the end. Unfortunately, some people have yet to master that skill and are still rolling pregnant dolphins. So to help, we've compiled some of our favorite how-to videos to help you get from pinner to perfect in this week's how-to version of Stoner MacGyver.
Let's start with this old hippie, rolling his old hippie joints and singing his self-indulgent hippie songs. But for all of the hippie-ness, this is pretty much the standard, basic joint that everyone should master. Already got this one down? Good. Let's move on.
Stop paying $6 for joints of shake just because they look nice. You can roll the exact same thing yourself with actual buds -- all it takes is practice. I spent about a week in Jamaica a few years back with a pack of these papers and a whole lot of Jamaican green perfecting this very simple, but very elegant method.
This dude, Michael Sessions, is a true preacher of the Stoner MacGyver ways, passing on old-school methods like this one. A friend taught me the technique about ten years ago, and while it takes a few tries to master, it eliminates any excess paper that you'd otherwise be smoking. It's also a pretty cool parlor trick that, as the eloquent Sessions says, "is the fun part that the bitches love."
You don't really even have to know who Pierre Burton is for this video to be funny. But understanding he's one of Canada's most respected authors, journalists and cannaseurs definitely adds to the hilarity. Though the "hydroponic" in this video looks like someone forgot to trim it, the old man lays it down and spins up a nice "coner."
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