Learn how to use a joint roller like the zig zag rolling machine or joint rolling machines from RAW, Juicy Jay, and Rizla.

How To Use a Joint Roller

So you’re probably looking at your brand new rolling machine and wondering how something that looks so simple could be so totally unintuitive to use, am I right?? Yes. Well look no further. If you want to roll your own and need simple rolling machine instructions for your joint roller, you’ve come to the right place.

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The Perfect Joint

The instructional video below provides a straightforward and fairly dope guide on how to use one of the coolest and simplest smoking accessories out there, the classic joint roller. With a little help from this handy weed gadget, you’ll be rolling the perfect joint in no time! Simply follow this easy-to-understand video for simple instructions.

And if you like your how-tos on the text tip, there are step-by-step text instructions on how to use a joint roller detailed below the video.

Rolling Machine How-To Video

Step-by-Step Rolling Machine Instructions

Time needed: 2 minutes.

These instructions detail how to use a joint roller. They apply to the Raw Rolling Machine, the Zig Zag Joint Rolling Machine, Juicy Jay’s Jumbo Blunt Rolling Machine, or any other roller of similar design. There are just a few easy steps to follow and you’ll be rolling your own, lickity split…


    Roll up a small strip of heavy paper to use as a filter (like an index card). Open up the rollers, drop in the filter, and slide it to one side.

    This step is optional, but smoking with a filter is so much nicer, you should do it!

    Step 1: Insert filter into rolling machine


    Put in a big pinch of whatever you’re smoking. You might want to do this over a sheet of paper or a magazine, there could be some spilage.

    Step 2: Load material into joint roller

  3. ROLL

    Close the rollers back up. Pick up the joint roller and turn both rollers toward you. Use your fingers to keep the plastic taut around the inside so that the material inside gets nice and tight.

    Step 3: Roll the rollers toward you.


    Insert a sheet of rolling paper between the rollers, with the gummed side facing up and towards you. It might require a little shimmying. Don’t be scared.

    Step 4: Insert paper.


    Roll the paper in by continuing to roll the rollers towards you. Stop before rolling it all the way in – you’ll want to leave a little sticking out so that you can lick it.

    Step 5: Roll again, leaving a little bit of paper hanging out.


    Lick the paper, then roll it in the rest of the way, giving it a few more rolls.
    Now open er up, and BOOM! You just rolled yourself a joint!

    Step 6: Seal your joint by licking the gummed strip of rolling paper sticking out of the top.

  7. SMOKE IT!

    Congrats, you did it! You earned one joint, now smoke it.

    You can roll the perfect joint with this rolling machine.

And now you know how to use a rolling machine. What a good day this turned out to be, huh?!

If you don’t already have one, grab one of these Zig Zag Joint Rollers from Amazon. At just around five bucks, these things are cheap and fun! There are plenty of machines and papers to choose from.

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NOTE: These video instructions featured a Zig-Zag Rolling Machine for the demonstration, but this how-to applies to any joint roller or rolling machine of similar design, like the very highly rated Raw Rolling Machine (or if you’re feeling like a pimp, brush ya shoulders off and check out Juicy Jay’s Jumbo Blunt Rolling Machine). We hope you enjoyed this note.