Identification: One of the main categories
The Spaniards brought the tobacco plant to the western world, and smoking with it. Better said, the puffing. The cigarette was invented by Spanish beggars who were the first to inhale tobacco. They collected tobacco remains, rolled them into newspaper and inhaled to avoid wasting any of the valuable substance. As a result, the first cigarette paper factories were built in Spain, which has remained one of the major producers of cigarette paper to this day.
The first industrially manufactured format for cigarette paper was 78x44mm, which is pretty much the same as today's 1¼ format. Therefore traditionalists call this format also Spanish size. More common is the term Queen Size.
As the tobacco tax was increased in England, people began to smoke smaller cigarettes and smaller papers sizes (69 x 35mm) were produced (Standard Papers, Single or Single Wide). Since this format is too small for joints, Stoner stuck three L-shaped papers together.
Only recently, large formats are available especially for joints - the king size and king size slim size 105-1010 mm in length. Increasingly popular are rolls in King Size and King Size Slim format, with which you can determine the length of the joints themselves.
Materials and Texture
Papers are made of bleached or unbleached paper, hemp paper, rice paper, or cellulose (clear papers). Anyone who wants to see his status taken into consideration when choosing materials chooses the latest trend: Papers made of gold leaf or silver. Of course, there are also colored and flavored papers. Most papers have natural arabic gum. Less often are those without gum.
Blunts, Cones and Wraps
Blunts are cigar wrappers or papers made of tobacco or pressed tobacco-free material, also flavored, for rolling herbs or herbal mixtures.
Cones are pre-rolled blunts with integrated tip made of tobacco leaves or tobacco-free, pressed material.
Blunt wraps are cover sheets / tobacco leaves for rolling joints. The leaves are made of tobacco (pressed tobacco remains) or of tobacco-free material and are often filled with herbs. Before blunt wraps were available, cigars were cut, the tobacco removed and then filled with a mixture.
Filters and tips
To prevent tobacco residues from entering the respiratory tract while smoking, use tips or filters. Tips are available as paper strips or pre-rolled, bleached or unbleached perforated and unperforated. They are placed in front of the tobacco or herbal mixture and are mostly made of paper, more rarely of glass. Paper tips are often provided with motifs. Cigarette holders or joint holders fulfill the same purpose as tips. In addition, they cool the smoke, which makes smoking more pleasant. Filters are ready-made inserts which additionally reduce pollutants in the smoke. Common filter materials are: activated carbon (very effective), silica gel (effective) and raw fibers or pulp (hardly effective). Standard diameter = 8mm, slim = 7mm, ultra slim = 6mm.
Joint cones have proven to be a useful accessory for transporting joints. They are available matching the popular sheet sizes. For the transport of the material and the papers special bags are avaiable. If your unexperianced, use a cone shaped roll mate. Fillers for cones work like funnels or shovels to fill in the herbal mixture in Cones. For those who want to improve their rolling skills, Black Leaf offers books with instructions for countless different shapes.
Joint boxes are becoming increasingly popular. They are available as storage boxes for cannabis and accessories and even as a humidor.