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As cannabis legalization spreads across North America, it’s bringing new ways to consume cannabis with it. But thanks to new technologies like the OTTO cannabis grinder, one of the most classic cannabis consumption methods—the simple, dependable, and iconic joint—is getting the 21st century treatment.
This artificially intelligent joint machine has been a go-to among Leafly staff for months, since OTTO’s CEO Dave Richmond visited our studios to talk about the tech powering this joint machine that can fill up to 30 cones with your favorite cannabis in a single charge.
Whether you’re a cannabis patient looking for an easier way to roll up your medication, a newcomer who wants to smoke a joint without wasting a whole packet of papers, or a cannabis aficionado eager to test out the latest gadgets, the OTTO is sure to find a place on your shelf.
Plenty of smokers use cannabis because of medical concerns, and many of those same medical concerns, such as arthritis, can make it hard, painful, or downright impossible to roll a joint. For cannabis users who are medicating, the OTTO can tick a difficult chore off the to-do list with the push of a button.
This ease of use has made the OTTO a go-to accessory for performer Alice Diehl, who has used cannabis for the last decade to treat her cerebral palsy and reviews cannabis accessories for individuals with disabilities on YouTube and Instagram.
“Without cannabis, I wouldn’t be able to do a lot of the things I do in my life, and joints are my absolute favorite way to consume cannabis. But until the OTTO, I had never been able to roll one on my own,” Diehl says. “And beyond making it really easy to produce a great joint, the OTTO preserves the terpenes on flower in a way that other grinders don’t. You can really tell the difference, in both flavor and effect.”
The consistency a joint machine like the OTTO brings to rolling your own also helps for dosing purposes. This cannabis grinder can turn any flower—dense or fluffy, slightly wet or a little dusty—into uniform particles that make for uniform joints. That means you’re getting the same thing, every time, ensuring that medical cannabis consumers get exactly what they’ve come to expect.
Getting started in cannabis today can be intimidating. There are new terminologies to learn, a world of flavors and effects to experience, and lots of novel products on dispensary shelves that can surprise even seasoned smokers.
Flower is always a great place to start, and if you’re just looking to dip a toe into recreational cannabis, joints can be a familiar and fun way to ease back in without leaping into the deep end. But learning to roll your first joint as an adult—or learning the skill again if the last time you practiced was college—can be a barrier to entry.
“One of our goals with the OTTO was to make it easy for anyone to enjoy a great-tasting, even-smoking joint without a headache,” says CEO Dave Richmond. “Whether you’re a new smoker or a veteran, this technology makes it easy to enjoy a great smoke at the push of a button. We couldn’t think of a better way to invite new cannabis consumers in!”
In this complex new market, we’re all getting by with a little help from our friends, and the OTTO makes it easy to enjoy a joint of any flower you like without any hassle or mess. And the uniform texture and density that the OTTO mills cannabis to works for joints, glass, and vaporizers alike.
For the daily smoker, OTTO is a great way to make sure you’ve always got a well-rolled joint easily at hand. And since this joint machine makes rolling so easy, there’s no reason not to make a spare for later while you’re at it. It’s this ease-of-use for smokers of all stripes that made the OTTO an easy choice for Leafly’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide.
If you’ve got a party, gathering, or long weekend on the horizon, the OTTO joint machine is also a great way to produce joints in volume, filling as many as 30 cones in a single charge. Get ready for your annual camping trip or holiday party in record time by rolling a big batch of joints in the OTTO and save yourself the hand cramp to boot.
The OTTO’s grind is more than just automatic, though—it’s fine-tuned to preserve the personality of the cannabis you use with it.
“Traditional grinders can crush buds and damage the trichomes that give cannabis its character. In contrast, the OTTO’s smart milling system continually senses resistance against its blades and makes automatic adjustments,” says Richmond. “The result is finely milled cannabis that retains its surface structure and flavor, and makes for a great smoke in a joint or whatever accessory you prefer.”
For adventurous smokers looking to try out the work of new gardens or exotic strains, the OTTO is also a great way to ensure consistency. With every joint coming out the same, you can know that you’ll never judge a flower too harshly just because the joint of it you smoked wasn’t your finest work.