Top seven countdown to the best rolling papers: Stoner MacGyver marijuana product review

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Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver.

This week, it's a Stoner Mac special: The top seven countdown to the best rolling papers.

A few months ago, Steve Elliot, a friend at Toke of the Town, our pot-smoking sister blog, unearthed his thirty-year-old collection of vintage rolling paper boxes for a photo blog. The selection was huge, and things haven't changed much today, with dozens of rolling paper companies out there. It got us thinking: When it's time to spin one up, which popular papers hit the mark? Stoner Mac's grades are below.

Number 7: Zig-Zag

The tried and true wood-pulp classic made in France. The image of the man on the package is synonymous with cannabis smoking; these have to be the most common brand wrapping up joints across the USA. Doubt it? Ask around at your next concert for a paper and see how many people pull out a flattened orange paper box.

For their longevity and brand recognition though, your average pack of Zig-Zags are among the thickest papers out there. You might as well roll up your herb with printer paper.

Number 6: Randy's

The brand has got more slick packaging today than back in the 1970s. But this has always been a paper for the pot puffer, and it may be one of the first specifically marketed to cannabis users.

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Dig that roach clip.
The key to this paper's popularity is in the small metal wire glued into the bottom edge of the paper opposite the gum. Not only does it help in rolling by keeping the paper in a pouch position, but as the paper burns the wire exposes and becomes a built-in roach clip. Far out, man!

But nostalgia doesn't a good rolling paper make. Like Zig-Zags, these papers are thick and made with wood pulp.The added fold keeping the wire in doesn't help minimize things, either. And let's face it: The biggest strike is that you're smoking metal. Nevertheless, they still survive as a brand -- kept alive mostly by old timers and high schoolers still smoking buds down to the lip-burning end.

Continue for more of our top seven countdown to the best rolling papers.

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You had to rip a jagged edge of the Clubs (fold and lick then rip, easy) to expose the fibers, then they would hold better. Too bad they didn't tell anyone how they work.


*Sarcas* The article on Club papers was really useful to helping me know which papers are the best.

If the title says "top 7" I damn well better see 7 of the best, not 7 papers thats easiest to write multiple details about. I'm only suggesting that the authors of these blogs spend more time matching the level interest in the title with the level of interest in the blog itself. I suggest this for the sake of the writer.


try this site: they have the pbest papers- try the one that says arabic writing not sure what it means but their paper is best of bests it does not have glue ... very special paper quality... it is called flying white ashes paper

Last time i checked it was out of stock :(


I was hoping to get a review or at least a little knowledge about paypay papers the worlds oldest brand,but I guess no one has heard of them,hell I never heard of them before a few days ago.If anyone has tried them let us know if they're any good,supposedly they're made from hemp with a sugar glue.

Aaron LeForce
Aaron LeForce

anyone who smokes high quality herb should know that the best way to roll up your herb and get the most out of the taste, is by using unbleached organic hemp papers...OCB all the way! not surprised you hipster douches did not even put them on the list.


that some nice cut and paste action on this review...


Ha, thats what I use....Elements and Raw... The orange zigs are indeed nasty and dont belong on the list at all.Elements contains 50 leaves as opposed to the standard 32 of most other brands....What the hell are you talking about Juan Leg???


A 1 &1/4 inch paper is for idiots who CAN'T roll !

You become more and more exposed w/ each of your columns .

Did they require your Jr. High School diploma before hiring ?

Or is this another example of Patricia's BIG HEART ?

Were you " Homeless Mac " ,  bummin' change outside the

Westword offices around the Holidays ?

Have you EVER owned an item that requires dry cleaning ?

Thank you for reinforcing the stereo-typing of a person who

uses marijuana ! Just the kind of shit WE REALLY NEED when

trying to ULTIMATELY  achieve , FULL decriminalization .

In other words, TOTALLY legal ...

Think about it the next time you sit down to write .

PLEASE ???.....


@Juan_Leg   Decriminalization is not the same as being "totally legal". Also, please learn to write yourself.

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