Best Rolling Papers

A list that lays out the names of rolling paper brands that are sure to make your next joint a great one, how to choose a rolling paper, and the types of rolling papers you have access to.
April 19, 2019
Written by Steve Elliott

There’s nothing sweeter than smoking a joint. With joints, you can kick back and enjoy the best weed strains at the same time. Truthfully, paper airplanes are probably the freest and most chillax way to get medicated. There is no glass to break, and there is no bowl that you have to pack continuously. As long as you have a lighter to ignite the goods, you can smoke a joint in bed, in the tub, on-the-go, or wherever your heart desires. There are very few limits when it comes to rolled, tobacco-free ganja. That is, of course, if you’re preparing your Js using only the best rolling papers.

Everything You Need To Know To Find The Best Rolling Papers

Rolling papers either make or break the experience of puffing on a J. With the best rolling papers, smoking a joint is smooth sailing. But with the wrong ones, you end up just wasting your weed altogether. While some rolling papers burn nice and slow and let you taste the Kush, others disguise its natural flavors and aromas and blaze way too fast on top of it.

Joint preference is on the individual, so choosing one can become a personal subject. In this list we have divided rolling papers into 5 main types to hep you choose wisely; Rolling paper for the health-wary smoker, for big joints, for mint (flavor) lovers, for the stylish smoker, and for the weed connoisseur. And if you’re not into all that, then you’ll be able to find the best rolling papers overall listed as the first nine items on the list!

How do you know if you’re scoring the best rolling papers?

You can’t tell whether you’re dealing with the best rolling papers or the worst by the outside. It’s all about what type of experience you’re looking for, along with factors like flavor, size, and the materials used to produce them. Whether it’s your first time buying a pack of papers or you’ve had way too many bad experiences, here’s everything you need to keep an eye on while shopping if you want to score the best rolling papers and an even better high.

Size and thickness

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First of all, you have to ask yourself how big is this joint about to be, how much weed are you willing to sacrifice, and how many people are joining you for a sesh? Rolling papers come in all sorts of sizes, which generally include Single Wide, 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″, Double Wide, King, and King Slim. Obviously, the bigger the paper, the more bud you’ll need to roll the perfect joint. Here’s a closer look at the width and length for each size,

  • Single Wide (68-70mm long, 34-36mm wide)
  • 1 1/4″ (76-78mm long, 45-48mm wide)
  • 1 1/2″ (76-78mm long, 60-62mm wide)
  • Double Wide (76-78mm long, 63-88mm wide)
  • King (100-110mm long, 55-60mm wide)
  • King Slim (105-110mm long, 42-46mm wide)

You should also pay attention to how thick the rolling papers are as this defines how fast your J will smoke. Thinner ones allow more air to pass through, but provide a slower burn and are harder to roll. Also, they tend to go out faster when left unattended. Thick papers, however, smoke more freely, but using them to prepare a joint is a lot more breezy.


The second thing to consider when shopping for the best rolling papers is flavor. Flavored rolling papers can add a delicious touch to an already tasty weedy, smokable treat. For example, Juicy Jay’s come in an assortment of flavors, from Very Cherry to Black Magic. They also add a little flair to a plain J with their adorable paper prints. Aside from bursting with flavor, Juicy Jay’s have seductive aromas to match. But you can still taste your favorite flavor of them all, weed, and get to relish the smell of dank along with it.

Not everyone wants their joint to come with anything extra, so for them, the best rolling papers would be flavorless. A brand that lets you taste the weed. Of course, if you’re looking for an all-natural experience as far as flavors go, then you need not look any further than RAW. Because RAW papers are 100% organic, the only thing you’ll be tasting while smoking on mary jane rolled up in a RAW is the herb.

Besides RAW, Smoking Master is another brand that never disappoints, especially if you like rolling fatties. Their Kingsize papers are super thin, and 100% natural to boot. Not to mention, each pack comes with a whopping 50 sleeves.


Perhaps the most important thing to look out for when shopping for the best rolling papers is what they’re made out of as it’s the materials that play a vital role in how they’ll taste, how fast or slow they’ll burn, whether or not they can stay lit, and how hard they are to roll. It’s crucial to avoid papers that are bleached and contain chemicals, like calcium carbonate or chlorine, that make them toxic. Paper products that are thick and white are typically a dead giveaway that you’re about to smoke on something deadly. But to be sure, you can check out the packaging for a list of ingredients. Or, do your research online.

The best rolling papers, and the most popular are made of either rice, wood pulp, or hemp. But again, which one is best for you depends entirely on the experience you’re aiming to have. For instance, wood pulp papers burn quickly but are easy to work with, while rolling hemp papers are semi-easy to roll and burn somewhat slow. Here’s a helpful cheat sheet to guide you to the right product for you,

Joints aren’t just a relaxing way to smoke weed. They’re also discreet, portable, and perfect for sharing. While some papers are better than others when it comes to the ease of rolling and what not, in all honesty, anyone can learn how it’s done. But to have the time of your life, you can’t settle for any pack on the shelf. Always be on the lookout for the best rolling papers around. Using this guide, you’ll be a step ahead in the proper direction.

Best Overall Rolling Papers

1. Zig Zag Ultra Thins

These classic rolling papers, made in France, are made of bleached wood pulp. Classic Zig Zags aren’t the thinnest rolling papers you’ve ever used. That’s why some paper purists turn up their noses at them. But the orange packs of Zig Zag 1-1/4s are omnipresent in stoner culture. They’re good papers to learn how to roll with, as they don’t tear easily. To their credit, Zig Zag now offers an Ultra Thin paper which is nearly see-through.

2. OCB Premium Slim King Size Rolling Papers

The king size version of French-made OCB rolling papers, handily enough, comes with a filter tip. This helps keep weed out of your mouth while smoking. These rolling papers are thin, but, being made out of wood pulp, don’t easily tear or wrinkle. The burn is even and slow. OCB offers an X-Pert version of the king size rolling papers which are even thinner. As you might guess by the name, they aren’t for newbie rollers.

3. Randy’s Roots Wired Organic Hemp Rolling Papers

Talk about bells and whistles. Randy’s Roots Hemp Rolling Papers come equipped with a small metal wire glued into the bottom edge of the paper. This provides a built-in roach clip as you’re smoking the joint. It also makes joints easier to roll. That makes these rolling papers a good choice for beginners. They are made of a combination of wood pulp and hemp.

4. JOB 1.5 Rolling Papers

Job 1.5s became a cultural icon in the 1970s. They were introduced because their predecessor, JOB Double Wides, provided a little TOO much paper for some stoners. It became a popular practice to tear off part of the double wides. The company took the hint and put 1.5s on the market. These rice papers are of medium thickness and make for easy rolling.

5. Bob Marley True Hemp Rolling Papers

Hemp papers are gaining mass popularity and Bob Marley True Hemp wraps are some of the best ones out there. These papers have more than Bob’s name and face to recommend them. They are both high quality and easy to roll with.

6. Big Bambu Rolling Papers

Bambu papers are a classic among stoners. This is partially because, back in the 70s, Cheech & Chong made an album cover which mimicked a pack of them. Bambu are very thin papers, so they aren’t the best for novices.

7. Pouch Papers

Pouch papers have been around for decades, and are now reaching a new generation of smokers. Perfect for newbies, they make rolling easy. Pouches are built into each leaf. This eliminates the frustration of losing your weed on the ends of the paper while learning how to roll.

8. RAW Organic Hemp Papers

RAW makes eco-friendly papers from unrefined, chemical-free organic hemp. This helps you taste the real flavor of your marijuana when you smoke a joint. Watermarked for a slow, even burn, the papers are thin and lightweight, but won’t tear when used properly. We prefer the RAW Organic Hemp papers to the company’s other main offering, Raw Classic Natural Unrefined, which are made of rice.

9. Elements Ultra Thin Rice Papers

Elements are slow-burning, thin rice papers. No chemicals are used in their production, and they leave very little ash. They affect the taste much less than many other rolling papers. Packs contain a generous 300 leaves. Elements are folded at the side rather than in the middle, to make the rolling papers easier to use.

Best Rolling Papers For Health-Wary Smokers

10. Raw Natural Unbleached Rolling Papers

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These unbleached and untreated rolling papers are less processed, bringing you more weed flavor. They are totally free of chlorine and 100 percent vegan. Each paper has a natural tan color. The papers are so thin they are translucent. Every leaf is watermarked with a criss-cross pattern which helps prevents runs. The full box of 24 packs of papers (32 leaves each) is around $40 – $50.

Best Rolling Papers For Big Joints

11. King Size Smoking Papers

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These ultra-thin King Size Smoking papers come from Smoking Master. They feature 100 percent natural vegetable gum and pure rice paper. A generous 50-leaf pack is just $1.29.

Best Rolling Papers For Mint-Lovers

12. Juicy Jay’s Flavored Black Magic Rolling Papers

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Juicy Jay’s Flavored are among the best rolling papers for those who want to amp up the flavor in their joints. Black Magic papers are very flavorful, with a deep, dark menthol taste. The flavor from these “tripled-dipped” wraps lingers on the tip of your tongue, complementing the cannabis. The papers are made from hemp pulp and burn nice and slow. Twenty-four packs per box, 32 leaves per pack.

Best Rolling Papers For Stylish Smokers

13. Tyga x Shine 24K Gold King Size Rolling Papers

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Sure, they’re plenty decadent. These insanely luxurious king-sized rolling papers are sure to turn heads at parties. They’re made of a hemp paper coated in edible 24K pure gold. The papers make for an easy roll, and deliver a luxury smoking experience. The papers measure 53mm x 100 mm, and come six to the pack for around $46.

Best Rolling Papers for Weed Tasting

14. Rizla Natura

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For the best rolling papers made of hemp, try Rizla Natura rolling papers. From king to single, Rizla Natura rolling papers come in a variety of sizes to suit the needs of every joint aficionado. Ideal for sparking up at the end of a grueling day, Rizla Natura rolling papers burn nice and slow, and more importantly, actually let you taste the ganja thanks to their thinness. For ten booklets, it’ll cost around $15.32, depending on where you shop.

15. TRIP2 King Size

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TRIP2 King Size papers are some of the best rolling papers for three reasons: they are transparent, super thin, and no trees were killed in the process of making them. Of course, being that they are clear, rookies may have a bit of difficulty learning to roll with them. But once they master the art, there’s no going back.

Not only do you get to stare at your herb while you smoke on TRIP2 King Size rolling papers, which usually retail for a little under two bucks a pack, but you also get to relish all the unmistakable flavors and aromas of your weed.

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