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How to Select the Right Type & Size of Rolling Paper

How to Select the Right Type & Size of Rolling Paper

Even with vaporizers & edibles, rolling a good old joint is still the preferred method of many. But with a wide selection of rolling papers available today, how do you ensure you can roll a nice fat one? Which type and size should you choose to create the best-rolled joints? 

Whether you’re new to the cannabis world or have been rolling since the old days, here’s a quick guide (or refresher) on selecting the right type and size of rolling paper.

The Rolling Paper: Find the Type That Best Suits Your Needs

The big difference in rolling paper types is the material. From wood pulp & rice to hemp, each material has pros and cons that can affect your rolling experience & joint’s burn rate and taste. Let’s take a closer look at these various rolling materials below. 

Wood pulp rolling papers

Wood pulp is the same paper used to make cigarettes and writing paper. Since they’re made from a widely used material, wood pulp rolling papers are practically available anywhere. Another advantage of these papers is they’re easy to use, making them a good option for newbie rollers. They also offer a medium-to-fast burn rate and usually stay lit for a long time. 

The downside to wood pulp papers is their noticeable aftertaste. They also contain impurities and produce the most ash compared to other papers. If the aftertaste & ash bother you, but you want to try pulp, consider those made from a blend of pulp & other materials like flax.

Rice rolling papers

Rolling papers made from rice are arguably the thinnest, so they have the least-noticeable aftertaste. While being thin is their most significant advantage, it’s also the reason it’s not suitable for those still learning the art of rolling the perfect J. They may find it hard to build a fat one when working with thin rice rolling papers. Already an expert in rolling? Then, you’ll appreciate the almost-absent aftertaste and slow-burning rate of rice papers. 

Hemp rolling papers 

Want the advantages of rice and wood pulp without any of their drawbacks? Get hemp rolling papers. They’re made from 100% natural hemp fiber and may come unbleached. Unlike rice papers, hemp papers are not thin and have a texture that makes them easy to grip and roll. Even the most amateur rollers can create a fat & perfect J with hemp papers. 

Hemp rolling papers aren’t taste-free. But unlike wood pulp and those with additives, hemp papers have a mildly sweet and musty taste that won’t bother most cannabis smokers. They burn slowly and stay lit longer than other papers, creating a satisfying smoking session.  

The Rolling Paper: Select the Right Size to Roll a Perfect J

The paper size matters to roll a fat one. You would want a size that can hold the perfect amount of herbs, whether you’re smoking alone or with your friends. Explore the various rolling paper sizes below to find one that works best for you or your group. 

Single wide

The standard rolling paper size is also called single-wide rolling paper. It’s around 70mm long and 36mm wide, making it an excellent option for solo smokers. Do you use a rolling device? Don’t fret, as single-wide papers are suitable for virtually all rolling devices. 

1 ¼ 

Are you comfortable with the length of single-wide papers but wish they were a bit wider? Look for 1 ¼ rolling papers. They’re about 78mm long and 44m wide. They may be the size you need if you’re ready to step up and smoke a joint larger than standard Js.

1 ½ 

The 1 ½ paper shares the same length as a single-wide paper, but it’s way wider (even wider than 1 ¼) with 79mm width. It’s your best bet when you want to create a longer-lasting joint that you can pass around in a small group. 


Looking for a massive rolling paper to create a huge joint to share with a large group of friends? Kingsize fits the bill. The exact dimensions of a Kingsize vary significantly depending on the brand, but it is usually 100 to 110mm in length and 4o to 60mm in width. 

Final Words

When it comes to rolling papers, you have plenty of options to create the best smoking experience. Selecting the perfect paper all boils down to how much you want to smoke, how long you want it to last, and whether you’re smoking alone or with your favorite people. And no matter your preference, DSH Hub is here to offer the best rolling papers for you.
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