Why is everyone smoking out of...
Why is everyone smoking out of cones now?
For old time smokers this seems to be a common question. If you are an old timer you are use to using a standard rolling paper like a zig zag orange. It is a basic economy no-frills paper that works, but it in no way compares to a modern day cone. The best part of using a cone is that they come prerolled and all you have to do is stuff them with the ground up smoke of your choice. Most cones will come with a packing tool that helps you pack your cannabis into the cone. Once packed the only thing you need to do to finish the process is twist the end. This has made using cones an easier process because there is no rolling it up like a joint. It seems as though the cone was the answer to the person that couldn't ever roll a good joint.
Another great thing about cones is that they come in different sizes. Depending on how much you want to smoke you can choose smaller ½ gram cones, or the standard one gram cone. In recent times companies like Raw Brand Rolling papers has made monster cones that measure 12” and even 24”. These pre-measured sizes make it convenient to smoke a regulated amount for someone that wants to keep track of their consumption. If you know that you are hanging out with friends and you guys will go through 3 grams, then you just take three 1 gram cones.
Most prerolls in dispensaries are now made out of cones. Industrial cone filling machines have been invented to pack thousands of cones per hour. In the older days of medical marijuana employees of the dispensary would roll joints by hand. This was time consuming, and the weights were all over the place. With standardized cone sizes and filler machines they made the process of turning your trim into packed cones a fast and easy operation.
What about Blunt Wraps?
Blunt wraps rose to fame in the 90's. Celebrity rappers well known for smoking cannabis used blunt wraps as their wrap of choice. Phillies Blunts were the OG of blunts wraps. Anyone and everyone smoked out of Phillies. Eventually Companies like Swisher Sweets and Backwoods got into the blunt wrap game, and Phillies fell to the way side. Now there are hundreds of choices when it comes to blunt wraps. The newest most popular choices are all tobacco free blunt wraps. They can be made of hemp, palm leaves, or even banana leaves, but they all are 100% tobacco free. As society has been educated on the effects of tobacco, and true cannabis connoisseur want to enjoy a purer flavor, tobacco blunt wraps have fallen out of vogue.
Blunt wraps always had an advantage over traditional papers because of their size. You can roll up a blunt and share it with a group of 5 of your friends. Depending on the quality of the product inside you may not even be able to finish it. It's a far cry form a 1 1/4” standard rolling paper. For a single user you can roll a blunt and hit it through out an entire day, and still might not finish it. Once blunts caught on flavoring became popular. Flavors like blueberry, strawberry, and cognac were common place when smoking with friends.
Rolling Papers are king
No matter the trends in the wraps world Rolling Papers have held the top spot for decades. Traditional rolling papers were made of trees. They didn't stick very well, they were stiff, and they weren't the best tasting. It literally tasted like smoking paper. Rolling papers have progressed so much that they are no longer anything like the papers of the 70's. The options are endless. They come in varying sizes, flavors, and are made of different materials.
Hemp papers have become the paper of choice in today's smoking market. Hemp offers a sustainable material that doesn't leave a foul taste, and burns evenly. Brands like Raw Hemp Papers have risen to the tops of the papers charts with a varying list of sku's that rivals your local super market. Raw Rolling Papers offers hundreds of variations of papers. They come in natural unbleached papers as well as a more refined product. The sizes available in hemp papers is insane. From smaller 1” papers, all the way up to rolls that roll out many feet long, there are now so many options for hemp paper sizes making a decision n which one to choose can be daunting.
Flavored rolling papers have come into popularity in the 2000's. Despite actions from the US Federal government, they have continued to gain in popularity. Early flavors that shot to popularity were blueberry, sour apple, grape, and pretty much and type of berry your could think of. Today flavored rolling papers have morphed into some of the flavors that ejuice became popular for. Flavors like coffee, cotton candy, and cookies and cream have started to take some of the market share form some of the more traditional flavors.
Unlike tree rolling papers of the past, today's papers can be made of a wide variety of materials. Hemp obviously is the go to in today's papers, but newer on the scene are materials like flax, rice, banana, and palm leaves. All of these have different advantage over the other, and it really comes down to personal preference. Flavor would be the top deciding factor when choosing one of these papers. Second would be the way the paper burned. It's a huge factor when choosing the right paper. If you live in a humid climate you may want to choose a paper that burns faster to help compensate for the herbs being moist. If you live in a super dry climate you may want a paper that burns slower because your buds are also dry and brittle.
With so many choices of rolling papers it can be hard to figure out where to start. That's why Mile High Glass Pipes sells our single packs of papers for your to try as an economical add on to any pipe purchase. For only a couple of bucks you can try a paper you have been eyeing, and wade through the options knowing that all of the papers we sell have been tested personally by us. ;)