How to roll a diamond joint

Published Jul 6, 2019 10:32 a.m. ET
(including a double-barreled version) Reddit / u/polarizedcacti

Is your average experience with smoking marijuana feeling a tad boring? Have you been wondering if there is a way that you could kick it up a notch without any serious investment? Maybe you have just heard the term and came here to find out how it’s done. No matter what your reason for coming might be, this guide is perfect for anyone who is wanting to learn how to roll a joint with some extra flair. With this one, you don’t need more tools or accessories then you would typically have on hand, so if you’re a regular consumer, than you likely already have everything that will be needed for this project.

What is a diamond joint?

A diamond joint is a cannabis roll that consists of one mouthpiece, one filter, and several smaller joints that are fused together in the shape of a diamond.

How to roll a diamond joint

A basic diamond joint is more difficult to roll than a double-barreled version because there is a lot more sealing that needs to be done for it to smoke and burn properly. You will need to roll two small - medium sized joints, and one large joint which will all fit together here.

You will need

  • 3 large marijuana rolling papers
  • 2-3 grams of cannabis
  • 1 weed grinder
  • 1 dab tool (or tweezers)
  • glue strips
  • hemp string


  1. To start, you will need to roll two identical joints that are straight and filter-less.
  2. Now you will need to roll one more massive marijuana joint that will fit the tips from both first ones at the end of it and come equipped with a filter. To do this, your third should be roughly double the size of the first two.
  3. Place the two that are the same side together, and line up the ends so that both tips are even. If one is shorter than the other, you might want to trim it down now to avoid problems further along.
  4. Use a hemp string to tie two of the tips together and feed them into the larger end until they rest snugly.
  5. Use hemp string or glue strips to fasten the two smaller joints to the larger one.
  6. Use a dab tool to press on the inside of the smaller joints and pull them away from one another to create a V shape.
  7. Do this once more in the opposite direction, until the middle hole between the two smaller joints is shaped like a diamond.
  8. Use a glue strip, or hemp wick to tie the ends together.
  9. Use liquid glue or glue strips to seal up any holes. To test for leaks, you can blow into the mouthpiece of the joint and feel with your fingers for a rush of air escaping,

How to smoke a diamond joint?

Smoking marijuana in a roll like this might look fancy, but it doesn’t take any special skills or techniques at all. Just light the tip that is furthest from the mouthpiece, and puff away just as you would with any other cannabis joint.

What is a double-barreled diamond joint?

A double-barreled diamond joint is a cannabis roll that consists of two joints that are shaped and tied off in a way that resembles a diamond shape in the middle. It will have two mouthpieces that are fused together, and though it sounds more complicated, this one is a lot simpler to seal, which makes it that much easier to roll the perfect joint.

How to roll a double-barreled diamond joint


What you will need

  • 2 large marijuana rolling papers
  • 2 grams of cannabis
  • 2 joint filters
  • 1 weed grinder
  • 1 dab tool (or tweezers)
  • glue strips
  • hemp string


  1. Grind up the herb using a weed grinder and roll two medium-sized straight rolled joints. Be sure to install filters at one end of each of them.
  2. Use a few inches of hemp string or wick or wrap the two filters so that they align. This is necessary, as you will need to be able to put both between your lips at the same time to achieve a good draw. If you don’t have access to hemp string than you can use glue strips instead. Liquid glue will not hold on its own without a lot of waiting, so in this case, it is not recommended.
  3. Use a dab tool or tweezers to gently pull the joints away from one another until they form a V shape.
  4. Now press the tool into the side of each joint, to bend the centers outwards which will give you most of the diamond shape. You can use your fingers to perfect the size and angles until you are happy with how it looks. The idea is to make shape the entire middle hole into a diamond, and each side should be symmetrical to complete the look.
  5. Flatten the unattached joint tips and cross them over one another.
  6. Use a glue strip, liquid glue, or hemp string to tie off the end of the diamond joint.

How to smoke a diamond double barrel joint

Place the tips with filters in your mouth, and light the opposite end with a lighter or matches. Once lit, you should be able to puff away until it’s gone, just like you would with any straight cannabis roll.

Tips and tricks for rolling the perfect diamond joint

  • Most people use standard sized marijuana rolling papers when they try to create these more complex joints. Though it is certainly possible to do so, softer papers that are made with either rice or hemp are much easier to shape and work with. Slightly larger options like those made by RAW will allow you to replicate this masterpiece on a more significant and more impressive scale.

  • These DIY instructions call for glue strips that have been removed from rolling papers, and they can work, but the easiest way to roll the perfect joint is to buy joint glue which can be spread over any tiny pinhole openings to seal them without ten layers of paper with glue that are stacked on top of one another which can severely impact the flavor.

  • Do not overpack the joints, or you will face a much higher chance of them ripping open, which would mean starting all over again. A firm but loosely packed cannabis joint is always more malleable.

  • If you don’t get it right the first time, don’t be afraid to try again. Practice makes perfect!

  • Get creative by using different types of papers, strains, marijuana concentrates, and anything else you can think of to truly personalize the experience.

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