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5 Ways to fix a rolling paper

Published Jul 15, 2022 09:00 a.m. ET
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We’ve released a guide on how to patch a broken joint, which can be annoying but manageable, however, starting out with a rolling paper that’s already damaged is a whole different ball game. If tears or other issues already exist before packing and rolling, you’ll only increase the likelihood of damaging the paper beyond the point of repair, and that’s where this helpful list of additions comes in. With these items, you’ll be able to successfully repair all different types of rolling papers and hemp wraps.

1. Blunt glue

Blunt glue is the ultimate joint roller's best friend because it can be useful in so many different situations. If your rolling paper is missing a glue strip, or this essential piece is damaged due to exposure to moisture, a few dabs of blunt glue will do the trick to hold the whole thing together. It’s also a quick solution in the case of small tears, as it’s thick enough to dry solid overtop of the cracks to seal the deal back to its original holeless condition. When things get really bad, blunt glue is the ideal thing to use to keep small patches in place, and it hardens fast, so there’s very little added wait time.

2. Honey

Honey isn’t quite as good as blunt glue, mainly due to how long it takes to dry, which can be anywhere from 30 minutes up to several hours depending on how much is applied. However, in a pinch, it’s just as if not more so sticky, and it tastes great too, even when it’s burned. This hack can come in handy all the same ways that blunt glue does, to fix a ripped, torn, or moisture-damaged paper or wrap, it just requires a bit more patience, as it really should dry. Otherwise, you’ll risk experiencing an uneven burn from the excess moisture.

3. Glue strip

Glue strips are often harvested from extra rolling papers to seal up holes in already rolled joints, and if you keep those pieces, they can do the same thing when you’re down to your last one, and it’s got a small rip or an area of the seam that just won’t stick. These things are often so strong that they’ll hold up as a patch on hemp wraps, which can cost a pretty penny, so it really sucks when they tear. This is why even if you don’t use rolling papers, we highly recommend keeping a cheap pack on hand for just this occasion.

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4. Paper

If you’re desperate enough to fix a paper before you’ve even gone through the hassle of rolling, then chances are pretty good that it’s your last one, or it’s a hemp wrap that costs too much to waste, and if you don’t have any others to use as patches for the damage, then you’re likely panicking, but there’s no need to fear because any old paper will do. With a dab of blunt glue or honey, or in the case of small repairs, a bit of moisture and a small bit of paper might be all that it takes to repair a rolling paper. If you roll it tight enough and carefully, you might not even need ad adhesive to keep the leak shut.

5. Leaf

You don’t want to use just any old leaf because some are toxic and unless you’re a plant expert, it’s simply not worth the risk. However, most cannabis flower will have small leaves, especially near the base, and with a bit of patience and care, these bits may be harvested and turned into a patch for your rolling paper. With a lick or a dab of glue or honey, in no time, you’ll be rolling up and toking without any noticeable difference in the experience.

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