Rolling a joint is a mandatory skill for any cannabis user. And choosing the right papers and tips can really help you elevate your skill level from beginner to expert. Let's have a look at the different types available on the market.
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Selecting the perfect rolling paper and filter tip for you is a matter of taste and style. Do you just want them to be easy-to-use or are you up for something more advanced for the sake of some top-quality smoke? Do you prefer a straight joint or a cone?
As you answer these questions, you may also have to consider your own rolling skills, the size of the joint you want to roll as well as how much ash it can produce, especially if you’re smoking indoors.
Whether you’re a newbie or an expert consumer looking to escape from ordinary rolling papers, this mini-guide is sure to help you move to the next level. All the rolling papers and filter tips described below are available in LaMota’s catalogue so don’t worry because there you’ll find everything you need for the perfect smoke.
Natural hemp rolling papers
Hemp is an easy choice: you’re essentially rolling your cannabis in more cannabis. As they’re incredibly sturdy and easy-to-roll, hemp rolling papers are excellent for first-timers in a world without wood-pulp papers.
Their mild flavour doesn’t interfere with the taste of your weed. Plus, and this one will definitely win over many of the doubters, hemp papers are a way more sustainable option than standard papers because hemp crops are space-efficient, fast-growing, and good for soil conditions.
Some examples of natural hemp rolling papers are:
Rice rolling papers
Selecting rice rolling papers is one amazing way to move towards a more professional smoke as they’re more delicate and thin. However, once you get the hang of them, get ready to roll some awesome joints. Many people choose rice rolling papers because they don’t affect the burn of the herb and allow the cannabis flavour profile to stand out. If you’re willing to share a long quality smoking session with your friends, rice rolling papers are a solid pick.
If you’re interested in trying rice rolling papers, check these out:
Ultra-thin rolling papers
Once you feel confident enough to manipulate thin papers, it’s time for you to move on to the next challenge. OCB or RAW ultra-thin rolling papers, for example, can be made out of various materials, but the idea behind of all them is the same: minimise the amount of paper while smoking. Ultra-thin papers help limit combustion for cleaner hits, less coughing and less ash. They can be slightly more difficult to handle than thicker papers, with a higher risk of tearing them, but with a bit of practice, you’ll quickly start rolling amazing joints that seem to have no paper covering them.
If you’re ready to claim the title of rolling-master, the following ultra-thin papers are the perfect start:
What about the tips?
There are many advantages to using tips for smoking weed, starting from toxin-free, cooler and nicer hits. They also allow you to enjoy the joint to the very end without burning your fingers. Plus they make rolling the perfect joint easier thanks to their rigidity that provides greater consistency to the joint, preventing it from breaking apart.
A solid tip can create a good airflow. That’s why smoking with a tip is way easier: no need for hard puffs. When the joint is too tight and it seems impossible to smoke, filters can help increase the airflow.
You can either use store-bought tips or make them yourself. If you’re not really into origami and prefer using mass-produced filters, the market is full of them, in various sizes, shapes, and materials. There are many different brands, each of them with its own peculiarities.
RAW, for example, has a vast catalogue of tips to cater to the needs and tastes of all kinds of smokers. Even professional booklets for expert users: organic RAW filter tips, with a comfortable shape that makes rolling joints easier, or prerolled RAW filter tips that are great for those who don’t feel skilful enough.
OCB is another top brand that has marketed 100% foam filter tips in natural cellulose. This material makes them organic and biodegradable, which is great news for the environment as well as for its advocates. They are commonly used by tobacco smokers, although it works as well for cannabis smokers.
In short, you’ve got many options. All you have to do is choose the one that best meets your tastes in our section of smoking accessories.