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How to roll a cross joint

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  1. What do you need to roll a cross joint?
  2. How to roll a cross joint

Whether you want to impress friends or simply relive the glorious cannabis moment from the film “Pineapple Express,” rolling a cross joint is undeniably impressive. The cross joint may seem complex but never fear — it’s easier than you might think to make this respect-commanding super joint. Read on to achieve true stoner brownie points and roll your own cross joint.

What do you need to roll a cross joint?

You’ll need to assemble the following materials to construct a cross joint:

  • Your favorite strain of cannabis.
  • Grinder.
  • Full-size rolling papers.
  • Small rolling paper.
  • Pin, needle, or other small, sharp object.
  • Scissors.
  • Some friends to light the extra tips of your finished cross joint (optional).

Assemble the materials you need to construct a cross joint. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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How to roll a cross joint

1. Roll a Fat Joint

First, roll a fat joint using the full-size rolling paper. Grind up your favorite strain of cannabis — if you haven’t already done so — and stuff this bad boy full of much more bud than you would for a typical smoke session. The more cannabis in your joint, the easier the cross joint is to build. When finished, leave a little bit of an empty twist on the end to make your joint easier to light when it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

First, roll a fat joint using the full-size rolling paper. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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2. Roll a Thin Joint

Next, roll a thin joint to use as the “cross” section of your cross joint. Rolling a thinner joint makes it easier to assemble, while one closer in size to the larger joint makes for a more even burn. Practice makes perfect, and trying both methods is a great excuse to roll two cross joints. When finished, leave a twist at both ends of your thin joint.

Next, roll a thin joint to use as the “cross” section of your cross joint. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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3. Poke a Hole in the Fat Joint

With your joints complete, it’s time to make a few modifications. Take a pin or needle and poke a hole approximately three quarters above the bottom of your fat joint. Be gentle and slowly navigate the needle all the way through the joint.

With your joints complete, poke a hole approximately three quarters above the bottom of your fat joint. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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Once you’re in, use the needle to gently wiggle the hole wider. Don’t worry about gouging a large hole, as a smaller opening creates a better seal once you insert the second joint. Eyeball the width of your thin joint and try to make the poked hole slightly smaller.

4. Poke a Hole in the Thin Joint

Set aside the larger joint for now. Grab your thinner joint and use your needle to poke a hole straight through the middle, again wiggling the hole wider. This hole should be smaller than the first one you made, approximately twice the diameter of the needle you’re using to poke it. This small hole allows the smoke from the smaller joint to flow up through the larger joint and into your mouth. Take the time to be precise — get this wrong and your cross joint will be unsmokable.

Now poke a hole straight through the middle of the thinner joint, and wiggle the hole wider. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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5. Assemble the Cross Joint

Here comes the hard part: assembling the cross joint. Carefully insert one end of the thin joint through the hole of your larger joint. Slowly twist, push, and pull the joint through the hole until the small hole in your thin joint is inside the fat joint. The closer you can get the small hole to the center of the fat joint, the better and more evenly your cross joint will burn. Be careful not to move too fast or roughly to avoid breaking either joint.

Carefully insert one end of the thin joint through the hole of your larger joint. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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6. Reinforce the Intersection

With the pieces assembled, it’s time for some last-minute reinforcements. Grab your scissors and two more rolling papers, regardless of size. Cut the glue off the rolling papers and wrap the glues criss-cross around the crux of your cross joint, reinforcing the section where your thin joint passes through the large one. This extra step adds structure and keeps the joint completely airtight.

Cut the glue off two rolling papers and criss-cross the pieces around the crux of your cross joint. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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7. Light Up the Cross Joint

You’re finally ready to light up your epic cross joint. Recruit a friend or two, grab three lighters, and spark up all three ends simultaneously.

Recruit a friend or two, grab three lighters, and spark up all three ends simultaneously. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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How to roll a cross joint with cannabis

Many people are taking up alternative methods of ingesting marijuana products to avoid some of the adverse consequences that can come from inhaling smoke, which is amazing, but despite the bad rap, smoking is still the most popular way to use the marijuana plant.

This is for several reasons, with the top 5 being convenience, simplicity, cost effectiveness, the discreet look and familiarity. No matter how many times a user may try a new and exciting cannabis product, they will likely find that none can compare to smoking a good blunt.

For those who remain more traditional and still enjoy the delicious and the intense smell experience that different types of joints can offer, the cross joint is an excellent starting point for learning how to roll a joint that is essentially, a piece of art. This project can make for a fun DIY challenge before or after getting high, and the results once completed, are almost certain to make you proud.

If you have yet to master how to roll a joint, then you might want to take a look at some of our joint-rolling tutorials, as it will require enough skill to properly roll 2 straight joints, to make this project come together.

How to roll a joint that looks like a cross (cross-joint)

This straightforward, how to guide, will teach you how to roll a joint that will result in a spectacular cross shape. It might take a few attempts before your “high art” gets to the point where you are ready to put your newly found talent on display. This roll can help to teach the building blocks necessary for rolling other more intricate types of joints that are certain to impress your friends.

  • 3 grams of cannabis
  • 2 rolling papers (1-XL and 1-Standard size)
  • 6 glue strips (cut from rolling papers)
  • 1 joint filter
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • Weed grinder

1. Use a weed grinder to bust apart the cannabis buds until they reach an evenly, fine grind that is suitable for rolling.

2. Split the pile of herb into 3 even sections and sweep 2 of those portions into one. Essentially, to fill the rolling papers properly, 1/3 of the grind will go in the standard-sized paper, and 2/3 will fill the larger one.

3. Take the smaller pile of cannabis grind and roll the standard sized joint as straight and firm as possible for added strength.

4. Now do the same with the extra-large rolling paper, only this time, you will have to install a filter onto one end.

5. Use a pair of scissors, pencil tip or some other blunt object to gently drill a hole through the middle of the larger joint to create a space that is just wide enough for the small joint to fit through.

6. Once you are satisfied with the size, take the smaller joint and gently twist it as you feed it into the hole.

7. Get out those glue strips one by one, add a small amount of moisture, then stick them to the edges where cannabis might be exposed, or where the edges look like they overlap. This is to avoid any leak that will make it difficult to draw from.

8. After all that layering of glue on the rolling papers, it is time to take a break and give everything a few minutes to dry. As the moisture leaves the strips, they will harden to provide additional strength and support that will hold it all together when smoking. 5 or 10 minutes should be more than enough, and then you can move on to smoking your homemade work of art made of rolling papers.

How to smoke weed through a cross-joint

Using a cross joint is just as easy as it is with any other types of joints, simply place the filtered tip in your mouth, and light the tips. The only trick is that there are 3 ends to ignite, and it’s a good idea to get them lit all at the same time for an even burn.

Once the two joints burn down to the point in the middle of the cross, you might notice that the paper layers remain behind. This is common with lower quality rolling papers, and once the weed contained inside has burned, you can often remove the excess with a gentle tug into an ashtray.

How to roll a joint that looks like a UFO

Learning how to roll a joint that is this unique does require some prior skills with rolling papers, and it is not recommended for beginners.

No matter how many times a user may try a new and exciting cannabis product, they will likely find that none can compare to smoking a good blunt.