“How can I preserve my half-smoked blunt while maintaining its freshness for when I wish to smoke it later?”
Not everyone who lights up a blunt, joint, or pre-roll intends to smoke the entire thing in one go. The first question we receive is, “How can I preserve my half-smoked blunt while maintaining its freshness for when I wish to smoke it later?”
But, for the finest impact, how should you extinguish your joints? And how are you going to store the leftovers?
Honest Cannabis’s all-things-cannabis specialists address those questions and lead you through the process of learning how to roll a joint in this article.
So, How To Put Out A Joint?
Here we how you some of the best ways to put out a Joint:
Leaving a joint in an ashtray is the simplest method to learn how to put it out.
Before you say, “Great!” and click away, keep in mind that this isn’t the ideal technique to put out your J because the bud inside will still be burning. Because there won’t be enough wind to fully ignite it, it won’t burn very hot, but it will smolder before dying out completely.
To check if this strategy works, try it out (and how you feel about it). Always keep the smoldering joint in an inflammable container, such as an ashtray, a metal can, a plate, or a glass cup.
Flicking has the purpose of physically separating the burning cherry from the rest of the joint. The J will go out without the burning plant debris, and you can save it for later.
Hold the joint in one hand gently and flick the tip toward the ashtray with the bottom of your lighter, a finger on the opposite hand (try using your fingernail), or another hard item.
For the sheer reason that it is so entirely counterintuitive, this is one of our favorite ways to learn how to put out a joint. You’d think it wouldn’t work, yet it does!
This is how you do it: Blow for 10 seconds into the joint. That’s everything!
The air blowing out the joint’s burning end separates the cherry from the fuel (ground plant matter), speeds up the burn, and effectively consumes the tip.
Stubbing is perhaps the most common method of learning how to light a joint.
It’s similar to cigarette smokers’ method of pressing the tip of the joint against a flat, hard surface.
The only difference is that because the paper is thinner and more likely to break, you should be softer with a joint. If you stub too hard, the skunk stick will squash and lose its form.
Cutting the cherry off the tip with a pair of sharp scissors or a knife is a proven technique to put out your burning Js so you can save them for later.
You can either snip or cut with one hand while holding the joint in the other. Alternatively, you can put the joint on a plate or an ashtray and do some minor surgery to separate the burning plant stuff from the rest of the roll.
Grazing is comparable to stubbing in terms of how to put out a joint, but with a lot less force.
To graze your joint, lay it horizontally and gently rub the burning cherry against the ashtray’s walls (left to right or up and down).
The burning plant materials will slide away, extinguishing the joint and allowing you to preserve it for later.
And now…How To Save A Joint For Later?
The next step after learning how to light a joint is to save it for later. However, you shouldn’t keep your doobies outside in the outdoors for days on end. This is a formula for disaster.
The easiest approach to keep a half-smoked doobie fresh for subsequent use is to store it properly.
Storage Techniques That Work:
Using a Glass:
Half-smoked Joints can be stored in a glass canning jar with a cover. Mason jars are impervious to oxygen, unaffected by residual humidity, and unaffected by temperature changes.
Furthermore, glass does not produce any chemical compounds that would degrade the fresh aroma of your terpenes (such as humulene and myrcene) in your joint.
Unfortunately, most clear mason jars won’t keep your ganja from drying up and getting brittle due to heat or sunlight. Glass jars that are opaque or darkly colored are always a smart choice.
If dark glass jars are unavailable, use clear glass and store it in a closet or cupboard away from heat sources.
If you can’t find a glass container with a lid, an airtight titanium container is the next best thing to keep your half-smoked joints safe.
It also doesn’t have to be a gigantic container. Once you’ve mastered how to put out a joint, a small titanium tube with a lid — a cigar– or cigarillo–sized container, for example — will suffice to store the remnants.
Because you’re going to come back and finish that sucker today or tomorrow, you don’t need a lot of space to hold numerous joints.
A resealable container is another wonderful alternative for long- or short-term storage after you understand how to put out a joint.
Honest Cannabis, for example, sells its dried cannabis in metal cans the size of tuna cans. Metal cans have been used to preserve food and other perishables for more than 200 years, so you know they work.
HMJ’s cans even come with a resealable plastic cap that keeps the bud (or joint) inside fresh and prevents it from going bad. Empty cans can be used to store a variety of cannabis-related items, from half-smoked joints to leftover wax and shatter.
Plastic bags should be avoided.:
Avoid storing your joint, extinguished or not, in a plastic bag whenever possible.
One of the worst ways to save a J for later is to put it in plastic. The plastic baggie is the most well-known offender.
Plastic baggies do nothing to protect your cannabis from light, air, heat, cold, or moisture. You’d be better off leaving the cannabis on the ledge and saving the plastic baggie for munchies or an olive loaf sandwich.
Furthermore, plastic is a terrible material for keeping cannabis fresh since it has a static charge that will drag valuable trichomes from the plant matter onto the plastic, resulting in a fine, sticky, powdery mess that you’ll never be able to get back into the J.
You’ll be alright just leaving the leftovers in the ashtray if you’re going to blaze the remainder of the joint in a couple hours, like we suggested before. It’s not necessary to put it in a plastic bag.
Plan to store the remainder in a glass jar, titanium container, or resealable can if you’re going to wake up and bake before breakfast and may need to put the joint out halfway through.