If you’re anything like us, you’re probably going through a gram or two a day and want to learn a few tips and tricks on how to make your weed last longer.
And if you’re a social smoker, your preferred method of smoking is probably through a joint.
Sure, bongs and pipes have their place, but there’s something inexplicably beautiful about a masterfully rolled joint. The subtle art of the roll is something that every toker aspires to learn, but one problem that still plagues many of us today is figuring how to make your weed last longer when it’s in a joint.
Joints burn quickly, and this is doubly true if it’s rolled incorrectly.
Without the proper techniques or precautions in place, more than half of your joint might just burn up without you ever being able to enjoy it!
So what’s the best method on how to make weed last longer? Here are a few tips to ensure that your sesh stays fresh.
Use Quality Weed
This might come off as a no brainer, but if you want to learn how to make weed last longer, the first step is to find quality weed.
Properly cured and treated weed will burn slower and more efficiently than weed that has been under-cured. Buying your weed from a trusted dispensary is the first step you should take, even before you start considering how you want to roll your joints.
Our advice? Visit an online dispensary Canada. Unlike government dispensaries, online dispensaries have a lot of fresh product that moves quickly so the chances of you getting a rough, dry bag of ganja is considerably lower.
Fresh is best, so keep this in mind when you’re looking for quality flower to roll your joints with.
Weed Accessories – Part of the Package
While it largely boils down to preference, choosing the right weed accessories is paramount in learning how to make weed last longer.
From flavoured papers to blunt wraps and even rice wrapping papers, the variations that each of these have will play a large role in influencing both the quality and longevity of your joint’s lifespan.
High-quality, popular rolling paper brands such as RAW papers and Zig-Zags are pillars of the toker community, but we also encourage you to try different papers to find one that’s best suited for your smoking needs. It’s been said that hemp rolling papers burn more evenly than plain paper ones. Other smokers swear by corn husk rolling papers for their supposed ability to burn slower and longer.
Taste also needs to be factored into the equation. If your joints are lasting longer but taste considerably worse, it’s best to stick to the tried and true papers that you’ve been using instead of making a switch over.
Use a Grinder
Another supposed “no-brainer” in learning how to make weed last longer. At least, that’s what you’ll expect!
Contrary to popular belief, not all tokers have a grinder on hand to properly process their weed. Many simply use scissors, a knife or their hands to break up their sticky icky into smaller pieces. While there’s nothing wrong with employing these grinder-less techniques, learning how to use a grinder is an essential skill that every toker needs to learn.
Grinders grind weed more finely and evenly than you could ever achieve by using your hands alone. The difference is palpable – so much so that many of us won’t even try to roll a joint if we don’t have a grinder on hand.
Why is grinding your weed so important?
The answer is surface area.
The more evenly ground your weed is, the more evenly it will burn. If your weed is in large, irregularly shaped clumps, one part of the joint might burn slower than the others which could cause the joint to canoe or burn unevenly altogether.
That being said, it’s also important to not overgrind your cannabis, too. Leaving it too finely will make it burn up incredibly fast and worse yet – you might even inhale some through the filter!
Twaxxing your joints is an advanced level technique meant for tokers with high tolerance levels. If you’re a beginner, we encourage you to build up your tolerance first by trying out cannabis concentrates and some edibles first before attempting to roll a twax joint.
With that being said, twax joints are the pinnacle of art of joint rolling. “Twaxxing” is the process of imbuing your joints with concentrates. It’s a great way to add an extra bit of “oomph” to your joint experience as well as prolonging the burn of your joints.
Adding wax, shatter or even distillate down the length of your joint will make it burn considerably slower and also give you a potent kick to boot. Don’t have shatter, wax or distillate? You can also add rosin, crumble or even some hash in the middle of your joint before rolling it up to achieve comparable results.
Want to learn how to twax? Check out our guide for the full scoop!
How to Make Weed Last Longer? Pack it Tight
When it comes to learning how to make weed last longer, air flow is the name of the game. While we don’t expect you to to pack it as compactly as a cigarette, you should endeavor to make sure that it’s rolled as tightly as possible using your hands.
If you’re having trouble achieving results with your hands, there are rolling machines and other tools that can help you achieve that tight, compact profile needed to maximize your joint’s lifespan.
For the full guide on rolling joints, be sure to read our instructions here!
The Final Hit
While this list is by no means exhaustive, we hope that these tips and tricks help you prolong the joint experience to its maximum before you need to head back and roll another one up.
To sum it up, learning how to make weed last longer boils down to a few core tenets:
Find quality weed
Use the right weed accessories
At the end of the day, it boils down to skills and experience. If you’re not accustomed to the subtle art of rolling, don’t be scared to practice or ask someone experienced to teach you how to roll that perfect doob. You (and your friends) will thank you later!