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How to Roll a Cross Joint | Guide to Mastering the Art

Learn how to roll the iconic cross joint with precision and skill with this step-by-step guide.

If you know how to roll a cross joint, consider yourself lucky for it is a revered skill among cannabis enthusiasts. Made famous by movies like “Pineapple Express,” this technique has become a symbol of creativity and craftsmanship. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of rolling a cross joint. Whether you’re a seasoned roller or a beginner looking to expand your repertoire, this article will equip you with the knowledge and techniques to create your very own cross-joint masterpiece.

How to roll a cross joint

Discover the art of rolling a cross joint with our step-by-step guide, perfecting this iconic cannabis rolling technique.

Step 1: Gather your materials 

Before learning how to roll a cross joint, you will need a few essential materials: 

  • two regular rolling papers; 
  • one longer rolling paper (such as a king-size or extended rolling paper); 
  • a weed grinder
  • a cannabis strain of your choice, and; 
  • a thin, cylindrical object like a pen or a chopstick. 

Ensure that your rolling papers are in good condition and your cannabis is finely ground for optimal rolling.

Step 2: Roll the base joint 

To begin, roll the base joint, which will serve as the foundation for the cross joint. Take one of the regular rolling papers and place it on a flat surface, holding it with the adhesive side facing up. From your weed stash box, distribute a generous amount of ground cannabis along the length of the paper, ensuring an even distribution. Gently shape the cannabis into a cylindrical form and begin rolling the joint, tucking in the bottom edge and carefully rolling it upwards. Lick the adhesive strip, seal the joint, and set it aside.

How to roll a cross joint properly

Step 3: Create the crosspiece 

Using the longer rolling paper, form the crosspiece that will intersect with the base joint. Take the paper and fold it in half lengthwise, creating a crease. Open the paper and place your thin, cylindrical object (pen or chopstick) along the crease. Roll the paper around the object, creating a hollow tube shape. Remove the object, leaving the hollow tube intact. This will be the crosspiece that connects the two joints.

Step 4: Attach the crosspiece 

Take the crosspiece and slide one end into the base joint, making sure it fits snugly. Carefully align the other end of the crosspiece with the base joint, creating a perpendicular angle. The crosspiece should rest in the center of the base joint, forming a “T” shape. Ensure that the connection between the crosspiece and the base joint is secure but not too tight to impede airflow.

Step 5: Roll the top joint 

Now it’s time to roll the top joint, which will complete the cross joint structure. Place the remaining regular rolling paper on a flat surface, with the adhesive side facing up. Distribute ground cannabis along the length of the paper and shape it into a cylindrical form. Position the top joint over the crosspiece, making sure it aligns with the base joint and rests securely. Carefully roll the top joint, tucking in the bottom edge and sealing it with a lick on the adhesive strip. At this point, you are ready to light up your joint


Learning and perfecting how to roll a cross joint demands patience, precision, and practice. It may take a few attempts to perfect the technique, but by following this step-by-step guide, you’ll gain the necessary knowledge and confidence to roll impressive cross joints. The artistry behind this unique cannabis creation lies not only in its construction but also in the camaraderie and enjoyment it fosters among friends. For additional inspiration and a wide range of cannabis-related merch and accessories, be sure to check out AllStuff420, where you can enhance your cross joint sessions with style and flair. Let your cross joint rolling skills shine, impressing your friends with a truly memorable cannabis experience.