Some cannabis enthusiasts deride those who can’t or don’t hand-roll. Sure, hand-rolling is a useful and enjoyable skill for any smoker to acquire, but it’s in no way necessary. It’s possible, even probable, that some snob will make a comment about a machine-rolled joint.
If someone makes fun of your joint, feel free to not share with them. Finding a quality joint rolling machine can sometimes be a bit of a mission depending on what head shops you have access to. To this writer’s experience, OCB makes the best widely available rollers on the market. They have a smooth action, churn out quality jays, and the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) sheaths can last a few years on daily use. There are products to be found above the OCB standard, but they are more difficult to come by for the typicall consumer. The disdain that the common cannabis smoker has for joint rollers is uncalled for. Weigh in below with your own joint rolling experiences. Matt Mongelia holds an MFA in writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
He has worked in the cannabis industry in various roles for 4 years, from dispensaries, production and retail to events, content and marketing. He is a writer for the comic Dark Beach, and has previously covered music and cultural content for SOL REPUBLIC. All About dabs: Do they smell and how to maximize pleasure. All about the potent cannabis concentrate known as dabs – what causes them to have a particular smell and how to attain maximum pleasure and benefits. When using an extraction solvent such as butane in order to remove THC or other cannabinoids from weed you get a potent cannabis concentrate known as “dab.” And just like regular marijuana tobacco, dab can be smoked. If you’re a first timer, you may have a few questions: do dabs smell and if so, do dabs smell like regular marijuana? Dabs do smell because they possess the terpenes that are present in the cannabis it was extracted from. The pungent skunk smell doesn’t seem to linger on clothes or in a room when compared with smoking a bud. When one smokes a joint or spliff, the stench can be strong and intense and as such it tends sticks to one’s clothes or fingers. However, the same cannot be said when consuming dabs. Frequent marijuana users have said that the first hit of a fresh wax dab concentrate is going be the highest in the terpene content. As one continues to consume each dab, subsequent hits will contain more of the cannabinoids unless one is using a vape pen. For context, cannabis is famous for its pungent and quite distinctive smell. Hence in the marijuana community, the slang term for it is often referred to as “skunk.” Marijuana connoisseurs value the herb for its unique scent, with some independent growers even going so far as to cultivate varieties of different strains with different flavour profiles including orange, chocolate, pine and so much more. That said, there are some situations in which a strong smell is not desirable, which brings us to dabs and dabbing. When using dabs, one gets a high from the concentrated cannabis substance. The dab oil is made by extracting THC and other chemicals from cannabis using a solvent such as butane. Once the process is finished, the sticky oil will be between a potent fifty and ninety percent THC. Typically, the dab is vaporized and can be used in bongs, water pipes and e-cigarettes also known as a vape pen. Alternatively, it can also be flash vaporized in a much more elaborate process by putting the oil on a hot nail and then inhaling the vapour using a dab rig. This rig is usually a device that resembles a bong made of glass and this process is commonly referred to as dabbing. Another method of consuming dab is to heat the oil concentrate on a metal surface using a small and portable blow torch. The resulting vapour is then inhaled and produces a more intense and euphoric high than smoking or eating marijuana. Marijuana smokers may have often wondered why some pot smells like a skunk or nasty dirty socks while others have a pleasant fragrance of pine or lemons. This is because terpenes are essential oils that provide the fragrance found in foods and herbs. For example, when you smell basil, that fragrance is the terpenes.
Dabs don't smell as strong as flower, but there is a smell. Dabbing has become increasingly popular over the last decade as extracts and concentrates have made it to the mainstream. If you’re new to dabbing, you probably have a lot of questions about the process. It used to be obvious when someone was toking up inside because of the distinct smell. Dabs are different from fresh flower, however, and do not produce the same effects or smells. Whether you’re trying to be sneaky and discreet or you’re just a really considerate roommate, let’s get to the bottom of it. You’re heating highly potent cannabis extract, inhaling it, and then exhaling it back out into the room.
However, the smell will not be as strong as if you were to light up a joint or use a pipe to smoke flower indoors. The resulting vapor will still smell like weed, but it won’t be as strong nor will it be likely to stick around as long. If you have access to a window or good ventilation the smell should dissipate quickly. Of course, there are other factors that may contribute to the smell produced by taking a dab.