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1. In England, joints are rolled with tobacco to help them burn. The tobacco leaks tar, which can cover and burn the smoker’s lips and fingers. A roach, in England, is a small piece of cardboard, often torn from the pack of rolling papers, which is rolled and placed into the mouthpiece of the joint. This makes it easier to hold and also makes it possible to smoke the entire joint without the aid of a roach clip.

2. In America, people tend not to smoke joints using tobacco, and what is called a roach in England is termed a filter in America. The roach is the end of the joint which cannot be smoked without a roach clip, because the smoker’s fingers would be burnt. The roach contains the most resin and is stronger than the rest of the joint because THC smoke has passed through and settled on it with each inhalation. A roach is often saved and smoked in a joint made from other roaches, which is much stronger than a normal joint.

1. “Put the roach in, I won’t smoke without it”

2. “Save the roach, we can smoke it with some others later on”

Roach weed 1. In England, joints are rolled with tobacco to help them burn. The tobacco leaks tar, which can cover and burn the smoker’s lips and fingers. A roach, in England, is a small piece of

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This week our Stoner received an age-old question: What do to with all the joint roaches piling up in his room? “It seems like a waste to toss them,” the reader confessed.

Our Stoner had an answer for that, but readers also had plenty of suggestions. and memories.

Used to eat them. Destroy the evidence.

I’m old school and just can’t throw these away. I will save them for someone.

Same, I’ll save them up til they like fill up a little jar, then I usually find a homeless person who could use them. They’re very grateful usually.

Responds Mary Jane:

Do you also save up the crust from your sandwiches and give those to the homeless?

Joints and blunts are not even remotely efficient. I still smoke joints but I pretty much agree. Missing the forest for the trees, so to say. Some pun intended.

Speaking of trees, Steven says:

Weed is legal and plentiful. Compost them.

I boil chicken carcasses for stock. I don’t waste a thing. Infer what you will.

Weed is so damn cheap and so damn heavily available there is absolutely NO NEED to save roaches. But if you must, if you’re dedicated to saving every scrap of weed possible, then all you have to do is learn to roll your joints with a little paper filter like they do in Holland and you will have a handy little thing to grab onto when you’re smoking, you won’t need roach clips, and most importantly, NO MORE ROACHES.

Save them, soak in everclear alcohol in the freezer for 2 days covered, strain using a coffee filter. Let alcohol evaporate. Scrape up with a razor and you basically have qwiso hash. Smoke away Johnny! You can also make edibles that are already decarboxed.

I grew up in the days of nickel, dimes, and three finger lids for $15. Saving roaches for a dry spell. In the 21st century, I can’t remember the last time I rolled a doobie. One hitters and H2O pipes all the way.

Ever heard of generation joints? You are not a stoner if you throw your shit away. Shame on you.

And Eugene concludes:

Holy crap, this is actually a question? Peel them open and smoke a bowl! Waste not, want not.

For the record, Herbert Fuego falls on the no-recycling side of this issue.

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“I don’t know how old you are, or how easy it is for you to attain cannabis,” he wrote in his reply. “We’ve all been in spots where we only have a couple of roaches left. But if you live in a state with dispensaries nearby or have regular access to cannabis, then grow up and get some damn standards, son. Legal weed has never been cheaper in Colorado, and prices are dropping on the black market, too. Stay stocked on the fresh stuff.”

Then again, he also confesses: “I’d be lying if I told you that in my younger days I never rolled legacy joints, gutting a handful of roaches and roasting a tarry, harsh bone.”

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Our reader debate what to do with roaches, now that weed is so cheap in Colorado.