Herbs and Rolling PapersErinn Holman
In 1996, California was the first state in the United States to legalize herbs for medical purposes. Since then (as of 2012), seventeen other states, as well as the District of Columbia, have enacted medical herbs legislation. For the first time in the modern history of the country, herb is becoming widely accepted as a legitimate form of therapy for those suffering from serious and chronic illnesses.
While there are many different methods of receiving the medical benefits of herbs, many choose to do so by inhaling the smoke of a herb cigarette. You may be wondering what is the best rolling paper to use for such a purpose. There are a few factors to consider.
Most rolling papers are made from natural components, but some can contain synthetics. If you are concerned with the effects of inhaling the rolling paper (an unavoidable part of smoking a cigarette), perhaps you will be interested in rolling papers that are free from all synthetics. There are several all-natural rolling papers available, many of them made from hemp. One of the most well-known brands of all-natural rolling papers is RAW papers, which are also vegan.
You should be aware that, if you are a novice at rolling cigarettes, the thickness of the paper can make a difference. Thicker papers burn faster, which is generally considered undesirable; but they have the advantage of being easier to roll. Thinner papers are, from a smoking perspective, better, since they burn more slowly, but they are also more difficult to roll. It might be a good idea to start with thicker papers and move to thinner ones once you become more comfortable with the process.
Rolling papers also come in different widths, from single-wide to double-wide. Single-wide are designed to hold about as much tobacco as a normal-sized manufactured cigarette, whereas double-wide papers hold twice as much. Single-wide is probably the best place to start. You can consult your doctor for his recommendations about the amount of herb that will be helpful for your particular condition.