Once mastered, the joint rolling technique opens a realm of possibilities for weird and wonderful creations. The Diamond is a good place to start and when made with care smokes surprisingly well.


Roll a straight, fat joint with a sturdy roach and carefully cut it in two using a pair of scissors or a knife.
Roll two identical joints, without roaches and slightly thinner than the first. Put slightly less mix in their centers so that you can bend them later on. Consistency is important here, the joints must burn at the same rate.
Carefully trim away any excess paper from all four joints, leaving the mix flush with the paper.
Cut the gummed strips from ten spare papers (the wide strips from king skins are best) and put to one side.
Now for the tricky bit… Join the two identical joints to the segment of the first joint containing the roach. Use some of the gummed strips to bandage the join as shown. It is best to do this on a flat surface. Keep bandaging until you are confident everything is airtight and secure.
Very gently, bend the two joints at their centers until they meet to form a diamond shape.
Finally, bandage the joint to the remaining at the end of the diamond, using the gummed strips as before. Pat yourself on the back, you’re officially a diamond geezer!