The process of rolling up a joint, spliff or blunt is one of the most universally recognized acts across the world of cannabis. Short of the ubiquitous pipe, rolling papers are the most utilized smoking method when it comes to enjoying cannabis, and the quality of the rolling paper is critical to the enjoyment of the joint. Traditionally, papers have been made from wood pulp, but recently natural rolling papers made from healthier and more sustainable products such as hemp, rice and flax have entered the marketplace. Wood paper tends to burn the quickest, rice paper the slowest and hemp burns at a fairly moderate rate. The novelty market has also taken off, with luxury rolling papers made of gold catching the eye of those who want to roll a spliff that sparkles. What are the best papers to roll with at the moment? Check out the list below for Where's Weed's Best Rolling Papers for 2020.
The iconic Zig-Zag label kicks off our list with its classic Unbleached King Slim. Legend has it that back in 1879 a bullet broke the pipe of a French soldier and he improvised by tearing a piece of paper from his sack of gunpowder to use to roll his tobacco. A few years later Maurice and Jacques Braunstein took the rolling paper idea to the next level in their Paris shop by inventing a package that allowed single sheets to be dispensed one at a time. The "Z" shape that the papers make when pulled from the package prompted them to call their new product "Zig-Zag" and the rest is history. Natural flax fibers and the absence of any bleach or chemicals mean nothing gets between you and your favorite strain.
The Miquel Family has been making paper in Spain since the 18th Century, producing rolling papers since the late 1800s and offering its elite Smoking Brand rolling papers to happy customers since 1924. Smoking Masters are now produced in Catalonia and are FSC certified which means that your joint will burn with pulp from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. Sealed with 100% natural vegetable gum, these papers provide a surprisingly slow and smooth burn.
Natural Mystic might not be the most well-known brand out there, but this tiny company based in Texas makes some of the best papers for joints and some of the best hemp rolling papers available. The pre-rolled cones are all rolled by hand and feature 100% unbleached fibers to create a brown organic hemp paper that provides an impressively controlled burn rate and a pure taste. The single gumline keeps the cones from unravelling when they are being filled and makes it simple to get your spliff ready if you're not a skilled roller. All of Natural Mystic's products are GMO free and Vegan friendly so you know you'll be smoking some of the healthiest rolling papers on the planet.
RAW papers have set the standard of quality for well over a century and are quite simply some of the best rolling papers for weed that you can find. Founded in the Alcoy region of Spain where the rolling paper booklet was first invented, RAW has since expanded its empire across the globe but continues to produce top-quality and earth-friendly merchandise. And while all of their products deserve recognition, we're going to choose the Classic 1.25" version to spotlight here. The natural sheets that create these stalwarts are made from unrefined plants and use organic tree sap to seal joints securely with ease. RAW Classics can be found in all sorts of shops across the country and are an excellent paper to have on hand when the need to roll one up arises.
Some of the slowest burning rolling papers on the market, these fine rice papers utilize a sugar gum that yields an attractive and slightly sweet burn that won't interfere with the tastiness of the terpenes in your weed. The pure rice used in the papers results in a smooth burn with little to no ash and the crisscross watermark prevents runs and irregularities. The tiny magnetic closure device in the packaging is genius; it keeps the papers from getting torn, wrinkled or smashed. Made utilizing wind power in Northern Spain, Elements produces some of the best weed rolling paper in the world.