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Videos: Marijuana 101 -- how to roll a joint

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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."

Continue for more video tips about how to roll a joint.

Sessions' videos are just too good not to share another with you. In this one, he lays it down with his take on the cross joint. I dig the method, which (as he mentions) doesn't require as much tearing or construction as other approaches. My only criticism would be the Zig Zags. That shit is like notebook paper compared to other papers out there these days.

Joints too small? That happens. Remedy that situation with a huge chunk of nugget, some ska music, a half-dozen papers and this video from the good people over at

Daily Smoker


This vid comes from Holland in more ways than one. Arvid from Coffeeshoppr gives a lesson on the rare (around these parts) Dutch tulip.

Practice enough and you'll get to this speed (some dispensary somewhere will eventually hire this dude).

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