Rolling a joint is so much more than licking a couple of papers and sticking them together. It’s art. It’s a ritual and just about every marijuana enthusiast testifies to how satisfying it is to roll an amazing joint. I like to call the art of rolling joints “spliffogami”. Thanks to the internet, joint lovers can perve on some incredibly creative joints. You can also learn to roll them if you have the patience and a lot of papers lying around.
So if you want to become a sensei master joint roller, you’ve arrived at the right page. I’m here to provide you with a little bit of inspiration. Potheads usually have a lot of time on their hands, too, which is imperative if you want to learn to roll some of the most complicated joints ever. And yes – we’re taking this much further than rolling the cross joint. That’s basically child’s play compared to some of the badass joints you’re going to discover in this article.
Sit down with as many packets of papers as you can afford. Try not to be stoned in the process of rolling because you’re also going to need as much saliva as possible. Now it’s time to get inspired – and to exercise a lot of patience!
Get inspired by Tom Greenhand
For those who aren’t already acquainted with Tom Greenhand, he’s probably the world’s most famous joint roller. Actually, this guy has made a career out of rolling joints for rich cannabis enthusiasts. He was once commissioned to roll a series of cool joints that replicated military weapons, including a replica of an AK-47. The man who wanted this set of joints paid Tom Greenhand $7,000 for his creations. It turns out that you can make a living out of spliffogami.
He isn’t just famous for his AK-47s either. He likes to make fully smokeable cool joints that look like cartoon characters and superheroes. Pikachu and Spiderman are just the beginning. He can make just about anything, like this cute little ice cream cone.
he Greenhand has als committed to joints that have moving parts, such as his Tommy Chong figurine. Put together, it was the full figurine of Tommy Chong. But of course, you could take his limbs and head apart and smoke them separately. Oh – and all of his joints are fully functional and smokeable. That’s what makes this spliffogami practical and worthwhile!
Unfortunately, I don’t have any instructions for you on how to roll joints that look like your favorite superhero. Your own creativity is needed for that one. But you can use Tom Greenhand to get inspired for the joints that I’m going to teach you roll in this article!
A step up from the cross-joint
The cross joint was made famous by our favorite stoner flick, Pineapple Express. It is made by effectively threading a second joint through the middle of another joint, creating a cross. It can be lit on all three sides of the cross, and is of course smoked through the fourth. Almost everybody has at least attempted to roll a cross-joint before, so to keep it interesting we’re going to step it up a level. This is a “3D cross joint”. It involves threading a third joint through the same vortex to give it a third dimension, such as in the photo below.
The first thing you want to do is a roll a long two,paper joint. Make sure you put a filter in the bottom of this one, because this is the one you will eventually suck on. With a paperclip, pierce a hole about three quarters of the way to the top of the joint. You are going to very carefully thread a second, smaller joint (one paper) through that hole. With your paperclip, pierce another hole that goes horizontally through the cross you have created. It will be perpendicular to the one you just added. You will thread a third joint (one paper, too) through that hole. With a strip of rolling paper that you’ve cut off, cover any holes that are created in the paper so that there is no place for air to leak.
Now beware. There are 5 ends to light on this joint. It is basically the equivalent of smoking 5 joints at the same time. Smoke with care and remember to share this joint with friends!
As the name suggests, this blunt looks like a submarine. It’s fun because it completely resembles your favourite childhood bath toy. If you’ve mastered the cross joint, then this one should come pretty easily. The bigger your submarine, the more weed you’re going to need. So make sure you’re adequately prepared!
For the sub-blunt, blunt papers are better than regular rolling papers. The colour and texture is far more appropriate. You want to start by rolling a fat blunt that will make up the body of your submarine. You can now roll another, thinner and slightly shorter blunt. You are going to pierce two holes through this one, the same way you did with the cross joint. Roll two smaller joints that you are going to thread through these two holes. You end up with something that looks a little bit like a television antenna (or a cross joint with an extra cross?). You will attach this to your submarine with some more blunt paper.
Again, make sure that there’s nowhere where air is leaking, because this will mean your blunt will smoke really poorly. Light all the ends, and get ready to go under!
The Pitchfork Joint
This joint might be a perfect one to show up to your Halloween party with. It’s the perfect addition to a devil costume! It is really just another variation of the cross joint. Once you get used to sticking joints together, you can create almost any shape you wish. For this one, start by rolling a cross joint (there are instructions above). Before you light it, you’re going to attach two more joints. They shouldn’t be long enough to pass the top of the middle joint! You will attach one (at a right angle) to the left side, and you will do the exact same thing on the right. The final product is a pitchfork!
The Marijuana Leaf
This one is a personal favourite of mine, because it’s an ode to what you’re about to smoke. This joint takes forever to roll, so make sure you feel like exercising a lot of patience. It looks just like a marijuana leaf, and is made up of a total of seven joints. That’s of course if you want your marijuana leaf to be seven pointed. If you’re lazy, it might only be a five pointed marijuana leaf. Well, you get my jist.
Start by rolling a long joint to act as your stem and middle point. You won’t be threading joints through the same way you did with the cross joint. You have to attach them all separately. You’re going to attach six more joints. Two of them should be smaller, another two slightly longer, and the final two slightly longer again. This will create the fan shape that is so characteristic of a marijuana leaf. Attach them all according to the photo below. Make sure you pierce small holes where you are going to attach the six joints to make sure the air flows through them smoothly!
A joint as long as your arm
Someone once offered to roll a special joint for my birthday that contained as many papers as the length of my body. It’s a lot of papers – and I’m a pretty short human being. So this can be a very creative endeavour for those who want to get their spliffogami on. The thing about a really long joint is that you have to anticipate the width, too. If it’s too skinny, it won’t hold together. So you want to start with at least the width of two papers, if not three, depending on how long the joint is going to be.
It can also be really hard to roll a mega long joint with only two hands. It can require the synchronized movements of four hands. Finally, you need to make a pretty decent sized filter so that there is some stability in the bottom. Ensure that you have ample weed to roll a super-duper long spliff, and make sure you hold it correctly when smoking. If it’s really long, you probably need to hold it with two hands!
I hope you feel inspired to roll something that’s a little bit more than your regular joint! Enjoy smoking your artistic creations!
Cannabis and the 2020 Election
Next month, five states will be voting on seven ballot measures to legalize cannabis. A variety of proposals, including constitutional amendments, statutory initiatives, and alternative measures, could establish new medical cannabis markets in two states and expand legalization to include adult use legalization in four states. Three of these proposals would enshrine cannabis possession and consumption within state constitutions.
This article will explore the proposals themselves as well as the short-term implications of legalization on existing license holders and the industry.
Arizona voters have another opportunity to legalize cannabis next month, after narrowly defeating adult use legislation four years ago. In recent years, the Copper State’s medical cannabis market has seen significant MSO expansion, and new mandatory testing requirements launch at the beginning of November.
There are roughly 150 medical cannabis licenses in the state currently — all of which would receive priority status in the application process for adult use licensing. Additionally, diversity applicants and applicants in areas currently lacking cannabis retail access would be fast-tracked applicants.
Prop. 207 does include local control and opt-out provisions, and a new 16% tax would direct revenue to a variety of funds, while retail operators would be able to launch delivery services as soon as 2023.
Mississippi could become the 34th state to legalize cannabis for medical use, but two competing measures are creating complications on the ballot. A citizen-driven campaign led to the placement of Initiative 65, while the legislature responded with Alternative Initiative 65A.
Initiative 65 establishes a medical cannabis program similar to the program structure of many other states; with clearly defined qualifying conditions, possession limits, taxes, registration fees, and a regulator — the state health department. The alternative includes no definitions and only allows smokable cannabis products for terminally ill patients, leaving a highly restrictive market requiring enabling legislation.
Previous bills have been proposed, but never brought to a vote — leaving some skeptical that anything at all may come of Initiative 65A.
Montana’s existing medical cannabis program relies on a system of caregivers who cultivate cannabis and make manufactured products, including edibles and concentrates. Additionally, there is a limited number of licensed dispensaries throughout the state. Legalization would be a major evolution for Montana, which has seen multiple ballot initiatives and legislative interventions in recent years.
Two measures have been placed: one constitutional amendment to set the age of 21 as the minimum buying age and a measure to establish a commercial adult use market. While no early sales provisions are included, Montana companies would be the only businesses able to start sales for the first year after legalization.
New Jersey voters may make history, legalizing the adult use of cannabis and triggering a race among Mid-Atlantic states to implement sales first. While all of New Jersey’s neighbors have existing medical cannabis programs, none have taken steps to expand further. In recent years, numerous regional state legislatures have attempted to legalize, and Public Question 1 may tip the scales for an entire region with over 50 million residents.
The text of the amendment is brief, but it establishes a definition for ‘cannabis’ while permitting possession, use, and industry operations for adults ages 21 and up. The existing Cannabis Regulatory Commission would be tasked with regulating the industry, but the state legislature must first come to an agreement and pass enabling legislation.
Currently, New Jersey’s medical market includes roughly fifteen licenses, including cultivation and manufacturing, as well as a limited number of dispensaries. The next phase for cannabis in NJ is uncharted territory for now: it is unclear if existing licenses will be given the first opportunity to serve the general public.
Given licensing delays and a slow rollout in Illinois, lawsuits and delays could be in New Jersey’s future — with some analysts suggesting a four-year timeline from amendment passage to full implementation. This may be good news for MSOs, including Columbia Care, Verano, and Acreage Holdings, among others.
South Dakota has long been unfriendly to cannabis in all forms and has some of the nation’s strictest marijuana possession penalties. While other non-medical states have at least given a nod to low-THC medical hemp programs, the Mount Rushmore state hadn’t established any kind of hemp or cannabis program at all until the legislature passed industrial hemp legalization this past spring.
Now, the state could make history as the first to legalize cannabis for medical and adult use purposes at the same time. Two proposals are on the ballot: an initiated measure to launch a medical cannabis program, and a constitutional amendment to fully legalize cannabis, with provisions including adult use, a medical program, and expanded hemp legalization.
Medical use is enshrined in both proposals, while the constitutional amendment would prevent the legislature from any type of statutory tampering to limit a retail market. The constitutional amendment would establish a commercial market for both adult use and medical purposes. Medical use would include home cultivation. As there is no cannabis market in the state at this time, no businesses would be able to take advantage of “early sales” provisions, as seen in other states.
Previously, medical cannabis programs and commercial licensing schemes predated adult use legalization, and the majority of these proposals came into existence by way of the ballot. In most of the earliest states to fully legalize, this was the case: Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, California, Massachusetts, and Nevada all had some form of voter-approved medical cannabis legislation first.
Implementation of adult-use legalization has, however, varied across the states. In these proposals, Arizona, Montana, and New Jersey have existing medical cannabis infrastructures, but the implementation of adult use will likely lead to program changes.
Some legalization measures have allowed for existing medical dispensaries to launch sales to adults during a period of late-stage rulemaking. These businesses have operated under modified compliance rules, with track-and-trace requirements and varying tax rates until legalization rules are completed.
After Oregon voters approved legalization in 2014, the state’s medical market rapidly expanded with early sales on the horizon. At one point, there were more medical dispensaries in the state than Starbucks or McDonald’s locations. That number later dropped as businesses converted their licenses over.
For some of the states with legalization on the ballot this year, the transition out of medical will pose challenges: product shortages, long customer lines, new tax rates, uncertainty over product offerings, and testing requirements on top of an already difficult pandemic business environment.
Overall, legalization measures promise to bring a significant impact to consumers and patients in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota. It’s hard to quantify the short-term improvements to consumers and industry operators, as passage of these initiatives will set off a flurry of legislative and regulatory discussion over the holidays and into the spring. Existing licensees and hopeful applicants should keep an eye for new opportunities: public comment periods, application deadlines, and new sales opportunities on the horizon.
Jason Kikel is a Senior Data Analyst at Cannabiz Media, where he researches licenses across the cannabis marketplace and the policies behind them. He brings forth a variety of experience in urban planning, agriculture, and education, as well as enthusiasm for an expanding industry. Jason graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University and recently completed his Master of Community + Regional Planning at The University of New Mexico. A longtime cannabis policy reform advocate, Jason first jumped into the cannabis economy as a graduate student while completing his master’s thesis, studying the legalization-land use-water policy nexus in Colorado. Jason recently delivered a presentation on this research, “Land Use, Water, and Policy Considerations in Emerging Cannabis Markets: Lessons from the Arid Mountain West” at the inaugural Institute for Cannabis Research conference at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Cuomo advisor predicts New York will legalize pot in April
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s advisor on marijuana policy said this week the Empire State could legalize weed in April of next year with a bill that would serve as a model for other states looking to allow recreational pot in the United States.
Axel Bernabe, assistant counselor to Governor Cuomo, was a guest on the Under The Canopy series, recently launched by Canopy Growth, where he discussed cannabis legalization efforts in New York. According to Bernabe, a bill to legalize marijuana will be introduced through the state budget in January again, while he expects legalization to take effect by April.
As New Jersey appears ready to legalize marijuana this November, Bernabe said the Cuomo administration has been watching its neighbor “closely.”
“We’re watching New Jersey closely. We’ve always been confident that we’d get to this before New Jersey, so if they pass the referendum they still have to have an agreement between the governor and the Senate over there,” he said.
“If New Jersey can beat us to it, they’ll get a gold star but I still think we’re gonna set the model for this,” Bernabe added, referring to the bill’s social equity provisions, among other things.
During the interview, Bernabe also said that New York has been monitoring how legalization has been unfolding in Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts, but has also consulted with states on the West Coast, where the legal pot industry is larger and more developed.
Regarding hemp, Cuomo’s advisor said the state will release its guidelines and regulations for CBD consumer products early next year as well.
“Those products are already out there, so there’s no sense in pretending they’re not,” Bernabe explained.
For this reason, the governor and his team have been working on guidelines, which will include maximum dose per serving labeling and warnings about potential THC content in various hemp-derived products. New York has copied a lot of Florida’s hemp regulations while crafting its own policies, Bernabe stated, before telling Canopy Growth’s David Culver that the administration is currently putting the finishing touches to the guidelines.
Although Governor Cuomo promised his state would legalize weed soon, marijuana legalization was left out of the New York state budget for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which hit the state particularly badly earlier this year.
Cuomo previously proposed working in conjunction with the neighboring states of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania on coordinating a recreational marijuana system for the region.
PURA Concludes Farmersville Meetings – Deal Imminent
Dallas, TX – October 20, 2020 – OTC PR WIRE — Puration, Inc. (OTC PINK: PURA) today announced that CEO Brian Shibley concluded a key meeting yesterday essential to finalizing the acquisition of 72-acre property in Farmersville, Texas central to the company’s recently announced Farmersville Brands strategy. “The acquisition is imminent. Look for an announcement very soon,” said Mr. Shibley.
PURA has scheduled the release of a comprehensive update this Friday, October 23, 2020, to provide the latest information on progress with the Farmersville Brand strategy. The Friday update this Friday will include the latest on the company’s planned dividend of PAO Group, Inc. (OTC PINK: PAOG) stock in conjunction with PURA’s sale of its cannabis cultivation business to PAOG.
For more information on Puration, visit http://www.purationinc.com
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act. The statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Among others, these risks include the expectation that any of the companies mentioned herein will achieve significant sales, the failure to meet schedule or performance requirements of the companies’ contracts, the companies’ liquidity position, the companies’ ability to obtain new contracts, the emergence of competitors with greater financial resources and the impact of competitive pricing. In the light of these uncertainties, the forward-looking events referred to in this release might not occur. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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