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How To Roll A Classic Joint

An Excerpt From The Book...

How We Roll: The Art and Culture of Joints, Blunts, and Spliffs

Written by Noah Rubin and published by Chronicle books, this handy, visual, and giftable guide to twisting-one-up is available for preorder on now. Rolling out to booksellers everywhere in October.


This quick hit should be enough to get beginners rolling and to help veterans fine-tune their fundamentals. But we recommend you buy the book If you want to learn how to roll some more black diamond level J’s like the Triple Braid or the Extendo. It’s fun for the whole family!

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How To Roll A Classic Joint

Everybody starts somewhere. Mozart didn’t always play the piano. The Williams sisters didn’t always hit blistering serves. And even the most experienced joint roller had to practice in order to master the craft. Being frustrated with yourself will not help you achieve your goal. But keeping with it, using the right tools, and believing in yourself will help guide you on your path. Visualize it now: holding a perfectly rolled joint in your hands to enjoy with yourself and others. Never forget: The magic is in your mind.

1. Grind your herb so it has uniform consistency; you don’t want stems to rip the paper.

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2. Take out a new piece of rolling paper. Make sure the glue edge is flat and crisp. Don’t be afraid to toss out a paper or two if it looks as though it’s begun to curl up.

3. Don’t be afraid to toss out a paper or two if it looks as though it’s begun to curl up.

4. Slowly pour out your weed onto the paper so it’s as even as possible.

5. Pick up the paper carefully and begin massaging the cannabis so it’s even and packed down in a moderately firm cylindrical shape.

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6. Begin tucking the paper in. You can keep the folding edge tight by pulling at the opposite end of the paper.

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7. Tuck the paper in little by little until you are at the top of the joint.

8. Moisten the glue edge, seal up the joint, and breathe deeply. You’ve just rolled a perfect joint.

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What You Can Learn From A Joint - Dad Grass - Noah Rubin

About the Book
Celebrate one of the most foundational and varied skills of the cannabis connoisseur, with How We Roll: The Art and Culture of Joints, Blunts, and Spliffs. This handy, visual, and giftable guide to twisting-one-up offers rolling techniques, do's and don'ts, quizzes and charts, and illuminating interviews in one lively illustrated reference. Practiced potheads and perennial puffers alike will find something new and exciting in these pages written by the former editor-in-chief of Snoop Dogg’s media platform, Merry Jane.

From the classic joint to The Scorpion, The Braid, The Holy Cross, The Tulip, and other unique approaches, How We Roll employs clever illustrations and clear instructions to take you higher. Featuring interviews with notable cannabis lovers like Wiz Khalifa, Dawn Richard, Wayne Coyne, Laganja Estranja, and Tommy Chong, insight into rolling culture around the world, and tips and tricks for rolling an impressive J, How We Roll is the go-to guide to rolling deep.

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About the Author
Noah Rubin is the editor of Snoop Dogg's hit cookbook From Crook to Cook and the former editor-in-chief of Snoop's media platform, Merry Jane. Before Merry Jane, he was editor-in-chief of Nas's media platform/production house Mass Appeal. In addition to his writing and editorial work, Rubin has an extensive music background. His credits include Grammy-winning A&R work for global EDM phenomenon Flume and production on two highly regarded albums for Wu-Tang Clan. He is also the former VP of Music at Decon Records (now Mass Appeal Records), home to artists like Run the Jewels, Pusha T, and the Hood Internet.

About Chronicle Books
Founded in 1967 in San Francisco, Chronicle Books is one of the world’s most admired publishers and distributors of illustrated books, gifts, and games for all ages. Its highly acclaimed list spans art, photography, food, lifestyle, pop culture, humor, self-help, wellness, children’s books, and stationery, among other categories. Chronicle is the home of numerous award-winning authors, bestselling series, and trend-setting titles. Chronicle Books is committed to partnering with artists and writers who represent the diversity of our world and to maintaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for its employees and business partners. For more information visit

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