Joint Rolling for the Arthritic Boomer
Updated: Mar 24
Imagine being 'marooned' on a sailboat for three months in the middle of the ocean with food, water, a ton of the finest marijuana in the world and a case of Zig Zag rolling papers. That was us between late November 1973 and early March 1974, smuggling the first ton of Thai Sticks ever into the US. Needless to say, I became very adept at rolling joints.
Willie getting ready to go on watch looking typically ‘relaxed’ on the Voyage of Nepenthe 1974.
That was us between late November 1973 and early March 1974, smuggling the first ton of Thai Sticks ever into the US.
From 'pinners' to 'bombers' and 'Zeppelins' with all that time to practice and all that 'material' to practice on and being as anal as I am... I was the King of joint rolling... at least among the four of us on board! Well... skip (hobble) forward four plus decades. For me, those following years also included nearly a 30 year hiatus from smoking weed. When I became 're-enlightened' in 2014 I discovered how rusty I'd become at rolling joints. These old fingers just didn't work very well anymore as arthritis was taking a toll on my once 'king-like' ability to roll joints. I was bummed until a budtender enlightened me to the world of pre-rolled cones. I'm not saying that this invention is on the same level as the invention of the wheel, but to an arthritic boomer who loves to smoke pot and is having trouble rolling joints like the old days it certainly rivals sliced bread!
Like everything it takes a little practice and patience, but it's a pretty quick learning curve and with the right 'stuff' even us arthritic boomers can roll perfect joints every time.
I found several videos on YouTube that discuss the finer points of
how-to-use the pre-rolled cones most effectively.