Filter or no filter? This age-old debate among cannabis enthusiasts has always perplexed me.

I have rolled with strictly crutch-less crews over the years, where it seemed that filters were too new, unnecessary, and even frivolous. I respect the simplicity and adherence to tradition, but I’m sure many of you reading this have been on the receiving end of a collapsed-upon-itself-and-sticky-with-resin crutchless joint. I, for one, will pass — especially since a handmade, well-executed crutch is so easy to accomplish.

And while using a crutch might seem unnecessary to some, a simple folded paper filter you make yourself — like the ones detailed below — might even be considered outdated in the age of ceramic tips and terpene-infused corn husk crutches. Still, even with a…

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