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December 18, 2020

There’s nothing like a joint. Whereas there are various completely acceptable methods to devour hashish, a joint is an artwork. They’re simpler to roll than you assume, however that further little bit of effort makes it that rather more satisfying to smoke.

All of it begins along with your favourite pressure and the proper rolling paper—and when you in all probability have the hashish coated, selecting out a paper from all of the choices available on the market can appear overwhelming. As soon as the fundamentals, although, you’ll be discovering your joint-rolling expertise very quickly.

Select your fiber

Wooden pulp

Conventional wood-pulp papers are a basic for a purpose: They’re the simplest to roll and are extremely sturdy. Whereas they’re the quickest, easiest method for a newbie to get a joint collectively, they burn quick and scorching, although, so you possibly can find yourself with a joint that smokes too rapidly or inconsistently.


There’s one thing good about rolling a hemp joint—you’re simply including extra hashish on prime of the hashish. Hemp papers are skinny, sturdy, and simpler to roll than different plant fibers, and the delicate taste gained’t disrupt the pure style of your hashish. They’re a bit trickier to work with than wooden pulp, however they’re an amazing place to begin branching out. Hemp is an ultra-sustainable crop, so it’s an amazing selection for the surroundings, too.

For a sustainable possibility, Zig-Zag’s hemp rolling papers are made with fibers from natural farms. 


Rice papers are tough, however extremely rewarding, due to their ultra-thin profile. They could be a little slippery, however they burn sluggish—and look actually cool.


Flax paper is the most effective of all worlds: skinny like rice, however straightforward to roll like wooden pulp or hemp. Due to their low profile, flax joints have much less combustion, so that you’re tasting much less smoke and extra of the good things.

Fiber blends

Every rolling paper materials has its advantages and downsides, so typically the only option is a mix. Zig-Zag often blends wooden pulp with different pure plant fibers for a straightforward roll and a sluggish, even burn. Their famous white papers and classic orange packs are produced from pure flax fibers.

To bleach or to not bleach?

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Whereas there’s a whole lot of chatter in stoner circles about whether or not unbleached papers are safer, there’s actually one most important distinction between the 2: colour.

Whereas some have mistakenly claimed that “unbleached” signifies that white papers are made with family bleach or one thing prefer it, this isn’t the case. Zig-Zag white papers use an oxygenation course of that leaves no residue of any sort on the paper. There is no such thing as a “bleach” or chlorine used within the whitening course of. “Unbleached” merely means the papers skip this step which suggests the paper has that pure hue of the fibers versus a basic white look.

In case you love the tried-and-true white and orange packs, you possibly can smoke them with confidence. However for patrons that favor unbleached, Zig-Zag has you coated. Their customary 1.25-inch papers are available unbleached, however simply as straightforward to roll and satisfying to smoke. In case you favor to roll larger, the ultra-thin King Slim unbleached papers have you ever coated. Even the packaging is unbleached and embellished with vegetable inks.

Zig-Zag’s full line of natural hemp papers are all unbleached, simply as nature meant.

The glue that holds all of it collectively

You want your joint to stay collectively, however built-in adhesives on rolling papers can disguise a whole lot of chemical compounds. If a rolling paper doesn’t have its glue components listed, it’s greatest to remain away.

Zig-Zag makes use of 100% gum arabic adhesive, which is a type of tree sap. It’s the identical stuff used on postage stamps, and supplies an all-natural, safe maintain.

There are different all-natural choices—some rollers use glue produced from sugar. Gum arabic is the clear selection for each security and dependability.

What to find out about novelty papers

Rolling joints is enjoyable, and mixing it up with the occasional flavored or colourful paper appears innocent. However take a re-examination earlier than you wrap your Grape Ape in some grape taste. Latest analysis confirmed that flavored blunt wraps were much higher in pesticides, lead, and other contaminants than different rolling papers. Cellulose paper, which is evident to indicate off the herb inside, had the very best ranges of contaminants.

It’s greatest to go together with a trusted model if you wish to add a bit whimsy to your joints. Or higher but, attempt some advanced-level joint rolling, like an L-joint or tulip. Some extra-creative rollers have even made scorpions.

If you wish to see your weed when you’re smoking it, attempt an ultra-thin paper, like Zig-Zag’s translucent ultra-thin papers, as an alternative.

Added comfort

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No time or vitality to roll a joint at the moment? Sick of inhaling shake? Cones, like Zig-Zag’s customary, unbleached, and king-sized cones, are a very easy possibility—you simply stuff and twist for a thick, safe joint. In case you simply need to make joint-rolling a bit simpler, these little cigarette-rolling devices work simply as effectively for hashish, too.

Prepared to begin rolling? There’s no higher authority on rolling papers than Zig-Zag. The enduring firm has been a staple of hand-rolled cigarettes and joints. Zig-Zag is so deeply ingrained in hashish tradition that Dr. Dre featured them on the album cowl for The Persistent. In case your great-grandpa smoked, likelihood is he used Zig-Zags. Zig-Zag’s bundles are there to get you began, full with rolling trays with the enduring design.

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