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Joint rolling is one of those aspects of stoner culture that really show who's in the scene, and who's actually just a casual user. Thanks to marijuana legalization, there are actually people out there who have become professional joint rollers for celebrities.
Rolling a joint is something every stoner should learn how to do. However, if you want to go above and beyond your buddies, you should learn how to roll a cross joint. Believe it or not, it's not as hard as it looks.
Here's the scoop on rolling a cross joint.
Before you learn how to roll a cross joint, make sure that you have supplies on hand.
In order to roll a cross joint, you'll need a lot more supplies than a standard joint. You will need three rolling papers, some weed, scissors, and a paperclip (or needle).
For weed, any strain works, however, it's best to really get a quality herbal strain for this just to add to the awesomeness that is smoking a cross joint with friends.
Got the supplies? Great! Here's how to roll a cross joint...
First, you're going to need to roll two joints.
In order to make a cross joint, you're going to need to roll two regular joints. (If you don't know how to roll a joint, refer to my last tutorial on how to roll a blunt.)
Ideally, one joint will be larger than the other. The larger the big joint is, and the smaller the small joint is, the better. For reference, you're going to be lighting up from both ends of the smaller joint once the cross joint is ready to go.
Now, poke a hole...
Use the paperclip to poke a hole through the larger joint. You'll need to go gentle with this. After poking through both ends of the larger joint, you'll need to wiggle the paperclip until it's a large enough hole to fit the other joint through the large joint.
Then, poke a hole through the small joint. This allows air to go through one joint into the other when you light up.
Shove the small joint through the large joint.
This turns it into a cross-shaped joint, rather than two joints that have holes in them. In order to finish learning how to roll a cross joint, you will need to learn how to seal it.
For this, you'll need that third wrapping paper. Use that third wrapping paper to add a protective layer around the cross's intersection and make it airtight. This will make it smokeable.
Now that you know how to roll a cross joint, light it up!
Rolling a cross joint is a quick and easy way to impress a lot of newbie stoners. That being said, it's important to remember to light the smaller ends of the joint first — and to remember to have fun while you smoke up.