How to Roll a Corn Husk Spliff!
by Find Medical Marijuana Dispensaries at Nugs.com on 12/13/2011 - 05:20 pm
How to Roll a Perfect Spliff!
I remember well the day I read in High Times how to roll a spliff the way they do in Jamaica, using corn husks to wrap it in. Needless to say I immediately wanted to try it out. I was with a friend that day named Hashoil Mike who made hashoil for a living. I'm not totally sure this was the name his parents gave him at birth, but as he answered to it, that's what we called him. At the time he was living in an apartment about a mile from a soon to go under grocery store. We were there in a matter of minutes. We'd never been in before so it took a bit to find the corn that we needed to roll our first spliff, per the instructions in the magazine.
It seemed like a good idea to smoke a hashoil joint while we shopped (when isn't a good time for that?), so we pulled one out and lit it up, trading turns toking on it as we walked up and down the isles. The place was fairly empty so all we got was a few looks from other shoppers who seemed to just take in the sight as if it was something normal, as if it was common to burn one while shopping. Since the place wasn't that big it took only a few minutes to locate the corn and pick up several ears of it. As we headed up to pay we still had half a joint left, so we did the polite thing and left it on a shelf on the cereal isle, still smoldering a bit.
Below is the description taken from a 1976 issue of High Times Magazine that inspired us to go shopping for corn. Enjoy Mon! It's one of the best ways to smoke cannabis I've ever tried. Though the article doesn't make it clear, the spliff is tied with narrow string like strips of the corn husk as well as using the husk as the 'paper'.
"HOW TO ROLL A SPLIFF"
HI. I’M LEE. I’M GOING TO SHOW YOU HOW TO ROLL AN I-TAL SPLIFF.
I’M AL. AN I-TAL SPLIFF IS ROLLED IN CORN HUSK, NO ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS. SO SAVE YOUR CORN TRASH.
FIRST CLEAN THE HERB. USE AN ALBUM COVER OR A PHOTO OF BIT YOUTH.
THE CORN HUSKS ARE SUN DRIED. BEFORE YOU USE THEM, DIP THEM IN A GLASS OF WATER.
PULL OFF A FEW STRANDS OF FIBER AND SET ASIDE.
TRIM THE ENDS OFF THE HUSK. THIS CORN WAS REALLY SWEET.
THEN LOAD IT WITH LOTS OF YOUR FAVORITE HERB.
AND GIVE IT A ROLL…BUT AS YOU ROLL
ROLL ONE END TIGHTER, FORMING A SLIGHT CONE.
LIKE THIS! NICE, HUH?
YOU HOLD THE WHOLE THING TOGETHER BY TYING IT.
AND SNIP OFF THE EXTRA STRING SO YOU DON’T SET YOURSELF OF FIRE.
THEN TRIM THE ENDS OFF THE SPLIFF NEATLY.
AND TAMP IT DOWN ON BOTH ENDS. SO YOU DON’T LOSE ANY HERB. AND YOUR’RE READY TO SMOKE NATURE’S WAY.
NOTHING IS WASTED BUT THE SMOKER IR-RE ITES".
Article By Uncle Mark
-Original "How to Roll a Spliff" from High Times Magazine 1976.