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How to Roll the Perfect Joint or Cigarette

by admin Jul 14 2020

Rolling a joint or cigarette can be nerve-wracking, especially if you have never even seen it done before. However, the process does not need to be intimidating or difficult, as long as you have the right RAW materials and a simple guide to follow – and we’ve got you covered for both.

With our guide, we will teach you the exact steps you need to take to make the rolling process easier and faster while giving you the control you want to create the perfect joint or cigarette time and time again.

Essential Rolling Supplies You Need

Before you start getting into the logistics of rolling, you need to make sure you are prepared with the right equipment.

How To Roll a Joint or Cigarette Using a Rolling Machine

Rolling a joint or a cigarette is a particular skill that, for some smokers, seems like an impossible feat. Yet, not all hope is lost. For those who really want to learn the art of rolling a joint or a cigarette but just need some extra help, the rolling machine will become your favorite rolling partner.

There are several types of rolling machines out there. However, you want to make sure you buy one that is not only easy to use but also reliable, ensuring that it will last you through many joints or cigarette-making endeavors. That is why the RAW rolling machine will be the perfect addition.

So, now that you know what you need to create that perfect joint or cigarette, it is time to break down exactly how to get there.


Before you start the rolling process, you need to first make sure that you have all your materials ready to go - including everything listed above.

When using cannabis, you will also want to break up your bud into small bits using a good grinder before starting. This will not only save you time, but it will help ensure that the bud burns entirely as you are smoking them.


Now that you are ready and have everything good to go, it is time to get rolling. You will begin by opening up the rolling machine, inserting a filter, and sliding it entirely to one side. From there, you will fill the roller with a pinch of cannabis or tobacco, making sure not to overdo the amount. You want the "goods" to be packed firmly but not too tight, allowing for some airflow, which will make sure that there is an even burn.

Another vital tip to remember is that when you fill the roller with tobacco or cannabis, leave enough room for the tip at the other end. Even though not everyone uses a filter, it can be extremely beneficial at keeping you from burning your lips or your fingertips while smoking and also at keeping the shape of the joint or the cigarette.


Once your cannabis or tobacco is inserted, it is time to close up the roller and start rolling. Pick up the rolling machine and turn both of the rollers towards you. During this process, it is best to move your forefinger and thumb at the same time, so you can keep the plastic taut and ensure that everything is packed firmly and evenly. This will usually require completing a full rotation of the two rollers.

Even though a rolling machine will make this process go a lot faster, it still will take some time to master this technique, so just remember practice makes perfect!


Now that you are done rolling, it is time to transfer everything to the rolling paper. To complete this step, you will take a rolling paper sheet and place it between the rollers, with the sticky side facing up and roll it towards you. You will continue rolling until you see a small portion of the paper sticking out - which you will need to lick. Finish up by rolling it the rest of the way and give it a minute to sit. This will ensure everything is sticking tightly and firmly.


Open your roller, and there you have it - you just rolled yourself a joint or cigarette. Now sit back, light up, and enjoy.

Alternative Rolling Options/Supplies

Perfecting the art of rolling a cigarette or a joint takes some practice. Hardly anyone gets it on their first go. However, if you find that the whole rolling process is overly tedious and you want to speed it up or make it easier, give the following accessories a try:

  • Vaporizers: No Paper. No Problem! Vaporizers have become increasingly popular and one of the best ways to consume marijuana products because of their flexibility.
  • Pipes: What is excellent about pipes is they come in all shapes and sizes and can be ideal for smoking tobacco or cannabis. They are a great alternative to the rolling option and provide users with an easy and convenient method for smoking. Small Tip- Make sure you find the right material for your smoking pleasure, as it can affect the quality of your smoke.
  • Hookahs: This popular smoking device has been used to smoke tobacco for ages. However, smoking marijuana out of a hookah pipe has also grown in popularity. You just need to make sure you have the right parts and ensure that the setup is done correctly.

Even though the process may be more time-consuming, rolling your own cigarettes or joints, is definitely worth the extra effort. And with a little help from Matchbox Bros, you will be on your way to the perfect smoke in no time.

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