Are All Rolling Papers The Same?

Devlyn Spencer
Are All Rolling Papers The Same?

Ready to roll? First things first, you're going to need some rolling papers. But which ones? The options can be overwhelming with different sizes, fibres, and glues to consider.

Read on to learn more about how to master the assets that go into rolling a proper joint.

Wood pulp, hemp, flax, or rice paper

There are many different kinds of fibers to what the papers are made of, some are arguably better than others. Which is perfect for you? Hemp is typically a favourite for what you’ll find pre-rolls in, they also are just a cannabis paper rolling up your cannabis. Hemp is incredibly sustainable for the environment as well as being thin, mild-tasting and easier than most plant fibers to roll with.

Traditional wood-pulp are set in movies you’ve grown up with, stapled as a classic choice for the fact they are easiest to roll with and keep sturdy. Although wood-pulp does burn fast and hot, it’s a good spot to start perfecting your roll.

Rice papers can come across as strange to hear rice in your smoke, they reward you with a slow-burn but are tricky from how smooth and thin they are to roll. Flax is the best of the mix, it’s thin like rice, rolls effortlessly like wood-pulps, and thanks to the thin measure, it produces less combustion to savour the greens and smoke thoroughly.

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Bleaching, glues, and flavours

Probably have had it crossed your mind a couple times, nobody’s asked but is there a safer choice between bleached and unbleached? White papers are put through an oxygenation process, there is no bleach or chlorine used and through the process there is no chemical residue left behind. While unbleached simply means it wasn’t put through oxygenation and the colour of the paper is the natural hue of the certain fibers used.

When you pick out the seeds and stems, you’re going to hug that paper around the holy flower and lick to make it loctite. If a rolling paper doesn’t have the glue ingredients listed, it’s probably safe to stray from that and go with something else.

Some brands use 100% arabic gum adhesive that is a kind of tree sap, it’s all natural and holds on. Some rollers might use sugar glue to wrap their papers, but if you’re unsure, a safe bet is arabic gum.

Besides papers and their qualities, there are plenty of novelty styled papers and wraps on the market that look harmless but may not be. From recent studies, it has shown that a flavoured rolling paper contains high levels of pesticides, lead and other contaminants. Cellulose papers (clear paper) were shown to contain the highest levels of contaminants. Personally, that’s got to be a no for my friends. 

 

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Keep it Natural

There’s so much choice coming down to what you’re about to roll up with, but it’s really simple to find out what’s the healthiest then besides that what works for you the best. Keep in mind, those little packs carry 30-50 papers, so it will be useful to think for a second before buying. 


     

  

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