Pre-Rolled Cone Education
noun- A cone is a type of joint that is more conical than a typical joint or cigarette. The cone starts straight and thin but widens as the cone gets longer. A crutch or filter is often included and stops the weed from falling out of the bottom of the cone. It also stops resin from clogging the end of the joint shut.
Sizes And Types OF Cones
- Single wide papers typically measure 68-70mm in length and 34-36mm in width. These papers are very common and can be easily found at gas stations and smoke shops. They tend to be less popular among cannabis smokers as a result of their small size and associated rolling difficulty, but their slim profile makes them perfect for a solo smoke.
- As the name indicates, 1 ¼" papers can hold approximately 25% more than a single wide rolling paper. The typical 1 ¼" paper measures 76-78mm in length and 45-48mm in width. The slightly larger size of the 1 1/4 in rolling papers makes them the most popular size on the market today. The increased width of the paper allows them to be rolled into more of a cone shape than the single wide papers. This size is great for small groups ranging from 1-3 people.
- These papers are even wider than the 1 ¼" rolling papers. 1 ½" papers typically measure 76-78mm in length and 60-62mm in width. Essentially, these allow you to roll a bigger diameter joint than the 1 ¼" rolling papers. This size is less common but still widely available. 1 ½" rolling papers are great for group sizes ranging from 1-3 people.
- These papers are intended to double the capacity of single wide papers. Because these are the least popular rolling paper size available, they vary greatly from brand to brand. They typically measure roughly 76-78mm in length and 63-88mm in width. This size allows you to roll the largest diameter cones, but maximizing the capacity of these papers is inefficient from a smoking perspective. Furthermore, most people do not utilize the entire capacity, which results in a joint rolled with significantly more paper than necessary.
- King size rolling papers are the largest standard size available, generally measuring 100-110mm in length and 55-60mm in width. King size papers also come in the slim variety – referred to as King Slims The king slims, as the name suggests, are slightly narrower at +/-44mm than the standard king size. The increased length of king size papers makes them the second most popular size on the market today. The size is great for group sizes ranging from 2-5 people.
- If you need to go bigger, there is no shortage of larger rolling papers on the market today. In fact, you can even purchase rolling paper on a spool similar to tin foil.
How to pack a Pre-Rolled Cone
1. Grind The Cannabis
- To properly load a cone the cannabis must be ground up. You will most likely need around 1 gram of weed to properly load a cone.
2. Open Cone Package
- All pre-loaded Cones will come with a small, clear tube. You will use this to to pack the cannabis in the cone
3. Begin To Load Cone
- Begin to place cannabis in the cone and pack down the cannabis every inch or so.
- Continue packing and loading cone until there is about 3/4 of an inch left at the top.
- To finish the cone grab the excess paper and spin it to a point.
- Know shake the cone side to side by holding the paper at its point. The Cannabis will begin to pack down, continue to twist the top until the cone is the desired amount packed.
Cones vs. Other Options
If you're not used to rolling but still want to buy rolling tobacco, or want to ingest your herb in cigarette form, you might consider rolling cones. Although cones are a bit more expensive than rolling papers, they can be bought in almost any quantity. Although many purists prefer rolling papers, there are some benefits of pre-rolled cones.
First, with pre-rolled cones, it is easier to make sure that every cigarette rolled is the same. In the case of herbs, this can be helpful, since you will probably want to control the amount of your dosage. For someone who is not used to rolling cigarettes, on the other hand, the results can be quite uneven. Pre-rolled cones can also be ideal for those suffering from joint pain. Rolling a cigarette is a delicate and exact process, and can be difficult for someone with mild or severe arthritis. Since many of those suffering from arthritis smoke herbs, cones can be a real help.
On the other hand, there are some definite benefits to learning to use rolling papers. An expert roller can roll cigarettes with a uniformity rivaling or even surpassing the uniformity that is achievable by using pre-rolled cones used in dispensaries. With papers, too, you can roll the cigarette to the dimensions you want. And from an aesthetic perspective there is a certain amount of art and tradition that goes into constructing a well-rolled cigarette from nothing more than a pinch of tobacco and a rolling paper. It's true that it will take a certain amount of practice, and that your first cigarettes are likely to be loose, uneven, and just plain ugly, but a well-rolled cigarette is something you can take a certain pride in.