How to Roll the Perfect Joint (Visual Guide) Cones vs Pinners

Whether you prefer a straight, cigarette-style joint or the classic cone, we all strive to roll the perfectly shaped joint. Not only do pearled joints look good, but they also smoke more evenly than their elbowed counterparts. This step-by-step visual guide will show you how to roll a cone joint (or pinner), making it easy to roll a photo-worthy joint.

A joint rolling kit is ideal for managing your smoking essentials because you need a few different items!

Before you get started, make sure you have all your supplies: the best rolling papers, a great herb grinder, rolling tips, cannabis, a poker of some kind, etc. If you need a smart system for managing these items, check out our article on smell proof stash cases.

Crutches, or rolling tips, provide a perfect cylinder to which the rolled cannabis can be easily integrated. The crutch establishes the joint’s general shape and size, providing a stable area to hold the joint while arranging the bud. We prefer to let part of the crutch stick out the end of the rolling paper as shown.