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How to Roll a Joint

Do you want to learn how to roll a joint? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this short guide, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about rolling the perfect joint. We’ll go over the different rolling styles, as well as how to prepare your weed and roll it up into a perfect cone. 

So, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced smoker, this post has something for everyone. Let’s get started!

How to Roll a Joint for Beginners

We’re guessing you already know how to smoke weed. However, if you’re not keen on rolling your own buds and you’d rather be using a bong or a pipe to puff your precious weed because “rolling is tough,” we’re here to prove you wrong.

When you learn the art of rolling a perfect joint, you’ll find that this ritual is what makes smoking weed more pleasing. Plus, you’ll be able to impress your friends!

How to Roll a Joint Step by Step 

Step one: Choose the right flower. If you’re looking for a perfect mood booster, opt for Sativa strains. If you want a good night’s rest, go with Indica strains.

Step two: You’ll need some rolling papers and something to grind your bud with. If you don’t have a grinder, there are several ways to grind cannabis without a grinder.

Step three: Break your weed up into small pieces. You don’t want any huge chunks because they won’t roll well and will be difficult to smoke.

Step four: Choose your favorite rolling papers. Now, there are three types of rolling papers:

  • wood pulp (the most common) can be white (if bleached with calcium carbonate) and translucent (unbleached)
  • hemp paper (made of hemp fiber, usually unbleached) is environmentally friendly and can add a mild, musky taste
  • rice paper (made with processed rice) is the thinnest among the three, which means it will burn pretty quickly.

Now that you know the basics, let’s start rolling!

How to Roll a Joint With a Filter

Grind your weed until you get about ¼ or 1 gram of cannabis. Make sure not to turn your flower into powder, though. Also, remember to remove the stems. If you’re rolling a spliff, put less cannabis into your joint and leave some space for the tobacco.

Next, make space for the filter. You can roll a small, thick paper into a cylindrical filter, just make sure it’s tight. You don’t want to eat your flower but smoke it.

Finally, start rolling, but make sure your joint is not too tight. Lick and close your joint.

How to Roll a Joint Without a Filter

First, you need to fill the entire paper with weed (i.e., don’t leave a space on the side for a filter). Shape your joint like a cone (put less weed on one side). Tuck the bottom of the paper and start rolling using your thumbs.

Make sure to use a big enough rolling tray. This way you’ll be able to collect the buds that may fall off your joint while rolling.

Now lick the stripe and seal your joint. Again, don’t seal it too tightly. Leave some space for the airflow, or you won’t be able to smoke it.

How to Roll a Cross Joint

Cross joints are a popular way to smoke marijuana, especially when you’re with a group of friends. They’re easy to make and can be rolled using just about any type of paper.

To roll a cross joint, start by taking two pieces of paper and folding them into thirds lengthwise so that they form long, skinny triangles. Next, hold the weed in one hand and use your other hand to twist the top of both papers around it.

Take one of the paper rolls and tuck it underneath so that its end is pointing towards you. Then do the same thing with the other paper but in reverse.

Now that you’ve got everything rolled up into a cross shape, all you have to do is tuck the ends underneath and give them a little pinch. This will help keep your joint from falling apart while you’re smoking it.

How to Roll a Cone Joint

To make a cone joint, choose your favorite flower, grind it, and put it on a rolling paper. Put the filter at the end of the paper and fill the remains of the paper with your weed. You should add less weed near the filter and more near the end.

Now, start folding the paper. Hold the end of the joint (where the filter is) firmly and start rolling the paper to make a cone shape. Make sure it’s sealed tight. You should end up with a joint that looks like a baseball bat.

How to Roll a Perfect Backroll Joint  

Backrolling a joint is an improvement on the traditional style because it minimizes paper consumption and makes for a smoother smoke. You simply need to invert the smoking paper. I.e., the glue stripe needs to face the inside of the joint (closer to you).

Now put the weed inside and shape your joint tightly. Lick the stripe and use a pair of scissors to cut off any loose pieces of paper that might be hanging down.

How to Roll an “L” Joint

L joints are useful if you’re smoking sesh includes more people. This method is unique because you can increase the joint’s size by adding additional rolling papers.

How to roll a good L joint? Take two pieces of rolling paper and make an “L” shape. One paper should have its glue side up, the other needs to be rotated by 90 degrees so that its glue side is next to the end of the first paper.

Now, attach the two papers by licking the glue strip of the second paper. You should end up with a one-piece paper that looks like the letter “L.”

Put your buds into the paper (the longer half) and roll until you get a straight shape. Once you’re done, lick the stripe on both papers to seal your joint. You’ll end up with a joint that looks like a flag. The only thing left to do is to seal the flag.

Well done! You’ve just made your first L joint!

Roll, Roll, Roll Your Joint 

Now that you know how to roll a joint with paper, with filter, without filter, it’s time to get out there and enjoy some good old-fashioned weed-smoking! Whether you’re a seasoned smoker or this is your first time trying, we hope you’ll find these instructions helpful and easy to follow. 

Happy rolling!


How do you start rolling a joint?

First, choose your preferred flower (Sativa, Indica, or hybrid). Next, get rolling papers (we recommend using hemp papers). Now, grind your weed using a grinder or other alternative technique.

Now, fill the paper with the weed. You can use a filter or smoke your joint without it. Roll your joint as a pinner (straight cylinder) or a cone (baseball bat).

Is it easier to roll a joint or blunt?

Rolling a joint is much easier than rolling a blunt, especially if you’re a beginner. To roll a blunt, you’ll have to do many things, like de-leafing the cigar and cutting the tobacco out, while with joints, you’ll only need to fill your smoking paper, add a filter, fold it, lick it, and close it.

How to roll a fat joint?

Want to roll a fatty? No problem! To roll a flat joint, you need to use a glass filter tip. Put it at the end of the rolling paper (instead of a filter), fold the paper around it, and lick the sticker. Now fill your joint with sweet buds (use a pen to push the weed if needed).

Fold the top of the joint, and you’re done.

How to roll a joint with a gum wrapper?

Peel off the foil from the gum wrapper. You can do this by using a coin or your fingernails or by heating the colored side with a lighter (just don’t burn the paper). Make sure to get rid of all the foil because smoking it can be hazardous.

Next, fill the paper with your weed, roll it with your fingers and seal it using honey. Now that you know how to roll a joint using a gum wrapper, you can also use a THC tincture to seal it if you want to make it more potent.