Joint History Lesson

Article by Canna Lance, Cannabis Life Network


Ever wondered where the first rolling company was created or when the first record of someone smoking a joint was? If so, you’re definitely going to want to check out this article! Many people in the cannabis culture love consuming this plant rolled up into what is commonly known as a joint. While it has gone by many names the joint is one of the most popular consumption methods, however, not many individuals can tell you the history surrounding their origin.

No worries. Here at CLN with Expert Joints, we believe that history of this magnitude should be available for those who want to be in the know. If you want to elevate your knowledge surrounding this topic, check out the info below! Remember sharing is caring, so be sure to share this knowledge with others next time you sesh!

First Rolling Paper Company

Without rolling papers, rolling a joint would be quite difficult. That is why it is essential that we first look at the origins of the rolling paper before learning the history behind the joint itself. In 1532, it is said that Alexandro Rizlette de Cramptone Lacroix traded a rolling paper for wine. The exchange happened between him and a group of French soldiers.

Many individuals believe that the rolling paper originated in France, however, according to history, it was actually in Spain. The Lacroix family opened the first rolling paper company in 1736 named the Lacroix Rolling Paper Company. The family, however, had already been mass producing rolling papers since the mid-1600s.

First Record of a Joint

The first recorded history of someone consuming cannabis in a rolled cigarette form was from a pharmacist in the 1850s. This pharmacist at the University of Guadalajara noted that people in the workforce had begun to add cannabis to their tobacco cigarettes.

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