Papers vs. Hemp Wraps
Rolling Papers and Wraps, everything you need to know. When you roll your own tobacco or cannabis, it gives you a customizable smoking experience. As the user, you control your paper and you decide on type, and amount, of product to use. Many people love pre-rolled tubes, however, there is absolutely nothing quite like rolling your own.
It can be overwhelming to decide whether to use rolling paper or a rolling wrap (hemp wrap), especially if it’s your first time trying to roll.
All have different characteristics: the taste, burn, smoke quality and the way you roll them. Some smokers prefer using papers, while others dedicate themselves to using rolling wraps.
First, What are Rolling Papers?
Papers are a thin sheet of paper that you can use to manually roll your own cigarettes/joints. Most rolling papers are tasteless, although some manufacturers can add flavors and chemical additives to their papers enhancing the smoking experience.
Typically, rolling papers are thin but definitely strong enough to provide support for your tobacco or your finely ground cannabis during the entire rolling process.
People overlook the quality and thickness of their smoking paper, but these factors will determine how well your roll will smoke and burn. For a beginner, it’s best you get a thicker rolling paper, especially when you’re just learning how to roll. Heavier papers will not rip when rolling and they burn slower than thinner papers.
Standard sizes of rolling papers are single-wide, 1 ¼”, 1 ½”, double-wide, and kings.
- • User gets the natural flavor of the tobacco or cannabis
- • Not expensive
- • Give the user control over his or her smoking experience
- • Are quick to roll
- Compared to wraps, rolling papers offer more paper per pack
- • Burn faster than wraps if prepared poorly or incorrectly
- • Can also require a bit of dexterity and practice
Second, What Are Hemp Wraps?
A wrap…also known as a cigar, blunt, or hemp wrap…is a type of material that can hold either cannabis or tobacco together much like a cigar. In simple words, wraps are an imitation of a real cigar.
Various wraps come prepared with tobacco inside… commonly known as cigarillos. Companies that make these are: “White Owls”, “Swisher Sweets”, “Backwoods”, “Dutch Masters” and “Good Times.”
These particular wraps can come in various flavors all the way from menthols to fruity flavors to custards. Individual users explore the flavored wraps because it supersedes the taste of cannabis or tobacco. Others, on the other hand, enjoy natural and organic wraps because it gives users the true flavor of their cannabis or tobacco.
At times, users who have been rolling for a long time like to expand the potency of their product, mainly cannabis, by adding wax to the outer layer of the roll. Check it out…this little trick is called a twax blunt. Remember, if you are a new to the art of rolling…you might want to hold off on this trick for now.
Shape, size and color of a rolling wrap varies among brands. Generally, these wraps, just like real cigars, are measured by their length (in inches) and ring gauge (1/64th of an inch). Color of these wraps largely depends on the aging process of the tobacco leaves.
Fresh tobacco leaf is naturally green. As it gets old and dries, it becomes caramel, and then chocolate brown. Multitude of these wraps are typically around the brown color but some stay at the green spectrum. Wraps made from hemp come with a green hemp leaf wrapped around tobacco.
- • Easy to use
- • Easily shared among friends or smaller crowds
- • Great flavors
- • Burns longer than rolling papers
- • Wraps use more product (cannabis or tobacco)
- • Might cause harsh smoke on your lungs