How to Grind Your Cannabis
Before rolling a joint, packing a bowl or filling your vaporizer, you need to prepare your cannabis. There are many ways to do this, but the easiest and most efficient way is to use a grinder. Not only are grinders time efficient but they retain more precious terpenes and trichomes than most other forms of grinding or cutting cannabis. Click here for other ways to prepare your cannabis if you don’t have a grinder.
There are two types of grinders, 2-piece and 4-piece. The only difference is the 4-piece has an extra compartment that catches kief (cannabis crystals that fall from the bud during grinding). The kief can be collected and consumed in a bowl or a joint.
With either grinder, there are 4 simple steps required to grind your cannabis.
Step 1: Break your cannabis up into small pieces that will fit into your grinder
Step 2: Press those small pieces into the teeth of your grinder and close the lid tight.
Step 3: Twist the grinder back and forth as many times as required to break up the cannabis. Open the lid as necessary to make sure you do not grind your cannabis into a dust. Rule of thumb is the more dry your cannabis, the less times you need to twist your grinder.
Step 4: Open your lid and dump the ground cannabis onto a tray. Tap the grinder clean every time to keep it from ceasing up.
Your cannabis is now ready, enjoy!