This fast-paced world we live in is overwrought with hustle and bustle. Resist the madness by keeping it classic with a hand-rolled cigarette. There’s just something soothing about grinding up fresh flowers, sprinkling into your favorite paper, and giving it a roll. With a spark and an inhale you’re connected to herb enthusiasts from the time of pow-wows to Woodstock who all enjoyed this traditional smoke experience.
As the smoke scene advances into portable vapes and futuristic water filtration techniques, even the most cutting edge smokers return to the authenticity of the rollie again and again. There is nothing more pocket-sized, portable, and as bottomless as your herb supply than a booklet of papers. The scene has progressed into a matter of art as we’ve all come to know which friend is the speed-roller and which can craft you a braided three-in-one.
The most iconic brand in rolling papers by far is RAW. Manufactured in Spain, they have become world-renowned for the care they put into each pack of papers, prioritizing quality in a way brands before them did not. As a result, they’ve inspired a whole industry of papers and rolling accessories that cater to the connoisseur. Other popular brands have taken the minimal processing of RAW papers and run with them adding such fun features as Randy’s built-in wire for down-to-the-nub maneuverability that won’t leave you wasting any tobacco or herb at the butt. Another popular adaptation is the Cone, which typically comes in a pack of six pre-rolled papers already fitted with a tip that allows you to scoop up your ground herb and get right to smokin’!
Most of today’s rolling papers are made from either hemp, rice, or wood pulp. Each of these materials has its own set of pros that can make enthusiasts pretty die-hard about their preferred type. For a basic catch-me-up, here’s what you need to know: Rice papers tend to be the thinnest and offer a slow-burning pace; hemp papers are known to be the most Earth-friendly and easy to grip for hand rolling; and, lastly, wood pulp papers are what factory-made cigarettes are rolled in and can be purchased in their least processed form when “unbleached.”
Sizes range from the compact Single Wide, extending in width up to the Double Wide and in length up to the King Sized. The most popular size paper is the classic 1-¼ inch, which fits into most rolling machines and tends to hold an ideal amount of legal herb. Generally, the larger the paper, the better it is for a larger group of people. So you may want to consider if you’ll be smoking solo or passing it around at the next big show.
Take a look at some of the fun features, sizes, and materials in our selection of rolling papers below! This fast-paced world we live in is overwrought with hustle and bustle. Resist the madness by keeping it classic with a hand-rolled cigarette. There’s just something soothing about grinding up fresh flowers, sprinkling into your favorite paper, and giving it a roll. With a spark and an inhale you’re connected to herb enthusiasts from the time of pow-wows to Woodstock who all enjoyed this traditional smoke experience.