If you have been part of the cannabis community for some time, then you will have likely come across the various complex-looking ways you can indulge in your favorite bud. From supercharged bongs to joints the in the shape of your favorite cartoon character (seriously), it seems that these days the sky’s the limit with ways you can get high.
If you are one of the many who look at these complicated joints and think you could never dream of doing something like that for yourself – think again. Today we are going to show you exactly how to create a cross joint – like a real pro!
Stick around as we offer you just six simple steps so that you can make your own cross joint and smoke your cannabis in an original and badass way!
Why Would You Smoke a Cross Joint Anyway?
Smoking a joint is the most common way of consuming cannabis, and preparing it is a skill that patients who use it should develop. Whether you love to get high or use your favorite bud to relieve medical symptoms – it can pay off to hone the skill of rolling a good joint.
But if you want to go a step further, you can look for new and original ways of consuming cannabis, one of these being the cross joint, which has become popular thanks to actors like Seth Rogen, known for being an advocate of smoking weed.
Don’t let their appearance fool you though – rolling a cross joint can be surprisingly easy – in fact, you can learn how to make your own in less than ten steps and impress your friends with a killer joint!
What Do You Need to Roll a Cross Joint?
Despite how the finished product looks – it turns out you don’t need much to make your very own cross joint – you need only 3 simple materials:
- 3 rolling papers
- A paper clip, needle, or any other small, pointed object you have at hand.
- Your favorite smoking blends.
How to Roll a Cross Joint
To start, you must roll two joints around your choice of bud (you can opt for any strain you like – go crazy!). The first should be larger than a joint for a regular smoke session, and we’re not just talking about length, but thickness too; the second should be smaller and thinner.
If this is your first time rolling a cross joint, we recommend that you make it bigger than normal so you can practice, and when you have more experience you can make it smaller. This will give you more room for error!
It is also important that when you roll up the joint, you leave the end a little empty. This way when you start smoking, it will be easier for you to light it up. And don’t forget that, in the case of the smallest joint, the idea is to ignite both ends.
Once the largest joint is rolled up, use a paper clip to make a hole through the joint from one side to the other. Locate the hole approximately 3/4 of the way from the base of the joint. Once the hole is made, work carefully to enlarge the hole to a size similar to that of the smaller joint.
Be careful not to forget this step. Once the hole in the large joint is made, make a new hole, but in the center of the smaller joint. The hole doesn’t have to be as big as the other joint, but at least twice the size of the clip or needle used to make the hole.
This hole is important because it will allow air to flow from the tip of the joint to the back end. Forgetting this step will make rolling a cross joint almost impossible to smoke, as the ends will only burn, and you will not be able to suck the inhale the smoke into your lungs.
Once the holes are made, insert the smaller joint through the hole of the larger joint. Make sure the holes you made in the smaller joint are aligned inside the larger joint. For this step, it is recommended that this joint be as small as possible, especially if it is your first time doing it so that this step is easier for you.
Once the two joints are in the shape of a cross, cut or rip a strip of the third rolling paper to wrap the center of the rolling cross joint, sealing them both to avoid letting any smoke out. Wrap in diagonal directions to ensure they are secure.
That’s it – you are now ready to take a load off, sit back and enjoy your cross joint. As always – what you choose to enjoy your joint with is up to you, but we recommend a great group of friends, a bucket of popcorn and some killer comedy movies to see you through the night!
Round Up: Is the Cross Joint on Your To-Do List After Our Simple Guide?
You may be asking – what’s the point, can’t I just smoke a normal joint? Well yes, you can – but where is the fun in that?!
Cross joints smoke like a dream when done well, and not only that but they look cool too! If you’re looking for inventive ways to get high doing so with a cross joint will be sure to impress.
We would love to hear in the comments if you have ever indulged in a cross joint, and if not – has our handy guide tempted you over? Let us know – and happy smoking!