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“This is the apex of the vortex of joint engineering,” says James Franco’s character in Pineapple Express. Ever since the “Cross Joint” scene in one of our favorite stoner comedies, we’ve all wondered exactly how to roll like a cannabis engineer. Take a look at these easy steps and you’ll be rolling in no time.

If you’ve got a moment, dig into this video featuring Seth Rogen and a few other surprise guests:

Want to cut to the chase? Here’s how to roll a cross join in 5 steps:

What You Need

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For this feat, you’ll need three rolling papers, a sewing needle or paperclip, cannabis, a grinder, a small piece of cardboard and scissors. Cool? Let’s get started.

Step 1:

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Grind the weed and then roll two joints—one really big one and one small one. For the big one, make sure it is thick enough to fit another joint through it.

Step 2:

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Use the sewing needle or the paperclip to poke a hole through the larger joint about 3/4 of the way down. After it goes all the way through, begin to jiggle it so that the hole can fit the smaller joint through it with ease.

Step 3:

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Now, poke a hole in the smaller joint. Note: this is a necessary step to allow air to flow through it consistently.

Step 4:

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Insert and push the small joint through the hole you have already made in the larger joint. Make sure the holes you poked through both joints are in line.

Step 5:

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Using the scissors, cut or tear the gum strip off the extra rolling paper. Use this strip to wrap around the center, thus making it airtight.

Enjoy!

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