In his new show on Quibi, Tony Greenhand shows how he makes sculptural, smokable joints for famous weed enthusiasts like Hannibal Buress and Nikki Glaser
In 2008, moviegoers who flocked to see the hit comedy Pineapple Express were introduced to the concept of the cross joint. In the film, James Franco’s character, a marijuana dealer named Saul, hands a four-pronged joint to his client Dale (Seth Rogen), telling him, “This is like the apex of the vortex of joint engineering. It is rumored that M.M. O’Shaughnessy designed the first one—the guy who designed the Golden Gate Bridge.”
Now, in 2020, recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states, medical cannabis is legal in 33, weed culture has even further permeated the mainstream, and if you check out the work of Tony Greenhand, the cross joint doesn’t seem like such an impressive feat anymore. Greenhand has made an entire career out of rolling impossibly intricate, over-the-top joints in the shape of pretty much anything you can imagine. His clients pay anywhere from $300 to $10,000 for customized cannabis art, and include people like Rihanna, rapper 2 Chainz, Tommy Chong, and more. On his new Quibi series Let’s Roll With Tony Greenhand (available to stream now), he continues to one-up himself, creating a nearly five-pound joint in the shape of the Titanic for stand-up comedian Nikki Glaser, a smokable bouquet made with real rose petals for actress Bella Thorne, and more.