How can some people roll a joint like a pro? This is the question that comes around in every new smoker’s head. Do you find it challenging to roll joints and smoke them without embarrassment? Well, if yes, then you are not alone. There are so many people who face difficulties while rolling the joints. If you want to impress your friends with your rolled joints and don’t want to look silly doing it, then this article is for you.

Read on further and learn how to roll joint like a pro:

Grind It Properly

The first step in making a great joint is grinding your weed to a similar consistency. A person can use the blunt or cigar roller, but one should take their time and get it right.

If you’re using scissors or a grinder, give yourself time to do it properly—you don’t want your smoke to taste like metal! Grinding is also an opportunity for more airflow and mixing in other additives like tobacco, hashish and so on.

Take Care of It While Getting the Filter Tip Tight

As you’re twisting the filter tip on, it’s essential not to use any tools that could get in the way of your perfect joint. One doesn’t want to use their teeth or a knife, for example, as these can easily tear the paper and make it more difficult for one to roll. The same goes for pens (and pencils), screwdrivers and drills—all common household items that could ruin your perfect weed-filled stick.

Even Spreading

Once a person evenly spreads the right amount of tobacco, it’s time to spread the paper. One should be using the rolling paper to push down and press the tobacco evenly into the paper. This will help ensure no gaps or lumps in the joint. If one sees any gaps, their fingers should be used or a matchstick to press them down until they disappear.

Taking Your Time in Tucking and Rolling

You’ve mastered the twisting and are now ready to tuck and roll. To ensure that you’re rolling your joint properly, take the following steps:

  • Make sure that everything is aligned before starting. Make sure the papers are even, lined up, and perpendicular to one another. This will help create a smooth smoke once you’re done with it.
  • Take your time in tucking and rolling. It can take some practice, but if you don’t have time for perfection, just make sure the herbs are in one place on the rolled paper.

Finally, Lick and Stick

Lick the glue on your rolling paper. You want to ensure it’s nice and sticky, so get in there with your tongue.

The joint has to be tight enough that it doesn’t fall apart when handled lightly but not so tight that you can’t fit a filter tip on top of it.

Stick the filter tip onto one end of your new hand-rolled joint, and it is ready to enjoy.


Now that you know how to roll a joint,  you have to practice creating a masterpiece of your own. This is hard to master for a newbie, but with enough practice and patience, one can roll perfect joints. Just take your time, and don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t work the first few times.