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Your Guide to Rolling Papers From the Best Weed Shops in Denver

March 20, 2019

Bongs, pipes, hookahs, and vapes are all great ways to enjoy cannabis. And while these methods are incredibly popular, they’re not the most common way of getting high. Rolling a joint is still the preferred method for millions of smokers. But if you’ve never rolled your own in the past, getting started can feel a bit intimidating. Not only do you have to properly grind your weed and roll the joint, you need to have the right tools in place. Nothing is more important than picking the right rolling papers. We’ve put together a simple guide to help you pick the best type.

Rice Papers
Believe it or not, some rolling papers are made out of rice, making them a great choice for smokers looking to better taste their weed. Rice has virtually no flavor, letting the pure taste of the cannabis shine through. Though they’re thin, they burn incredibly slowly so you get more of the good stuff and lose less to the ash-tray. 

But there are downsides. Since they’re slow-burning, they need to be relit often. This makes it tough if you’re smoking on your own, but you shouldn’t have too much trouble if you’re passing a joint at a party. Their thinness means they’re harder to roll without tearing.

Hemp Papers
Hemp rolling papers are quickly growing in popularity and you’ll be able to find them at most dispensaries and headshops. Hemp papers are easy to roll and slightly textured, giving you a better grip when you’re first starting out with rolling. They burn slightly faster than rice papers, but slow enough to let your weed last for as many hits as possible. Unlike rice, they do have a slight sweet taste. For some smokers, this enhances the flavor of the pot. But for others, it’s distracting and detracts from the strain.

Wood Pulp
Wood pulp papers are the standard papers used by most smokers. They’re thick and easy to manipulate, making them perfect for learning to roll the perfect joint. Though common, they’re not the best choice for rolling. Wood pulp burns quickly and has a harsh aftertaste. For most people, starting with wood pulp papers is fine, but you’ll eventually want to make the switch to hemp or rice papers. 

As Your Skills Improve 
When you’re first starting to learn how to roll the perfect joint, you’ll want to use a thicker and stiffer paper, like wood pulp. But because they interfere with the taste of the pot, most smokers move on as soon as they master their technique. Other papers will give you a superior experience. Keep in mind that all papers will have some type of flavor, however mild it might be. If you’re looking for the purest smoking experience, a bong or pipe will be the best choice.

High-quality cannabis deserves high quality rolling papers. If you’re not sure which ones are best for your preferences, stop by Altitude Dispensary. We carry only the highest quality smoking accessories so you can enjoy your favorite strain and all the flavors it has to offer. Stop by one of our three Denver-area locations today and join our loyalty program to save on every purchase.