All About The Benjamins

All About The Benjamins | Empire Rolling Papers

All About The Benjamins

It's Friday night and you're celebrating the end of another long week of hard work. A smoking session is definitely called for and a small gathering of friends that you have not seen in a while calls for a little something extra to impress them with. After all, what is more impressive than taking a crisp-looking $100 bill, filling it up with some dank bud, and lighting it up like a boss? The Benny rolling paper is super stylish and will make you the life of the party at first glance. The slick texture and sharp details make it a superb conversation topic (and make you look like you have money to burn), but does it burn slow and evenly? You probably know of people who spend a considerable amount saliva to ensure their piece does not burn too quickly. However, you shouldn't have to pass around a saliva-saturated jay just to ensure that the wrapper doesn't go up in flames before the bud does. The Benny rolling paper is one of the smoothest and longest-lasting on the market. However the burn time is just one of the perks to this product. These slow-burning papers have a lot of surprising benefits besides making your jay last longer.

These Slow-Burn Papers Won't Go Like a Puff of Smoke

Heads will turn and impressions will be made when you light up a fat one wrapped in a Benny. However, beyond a statement-making party favor, these wrapping papers make a great smoking experience because they burn slowly and smoothly. The worst thing would be to waste your bud (and your reputation) on a paper that burns faster than toilet tissue. Unlike other designed smoking papers, Benny makes a lasting impression as it burns slowly, giving time for more conversation and multiple passes of the piece. When a paper burns slowly, it tends to also burn evenly. A slow, even burn is important as it prevents canoeing (when a long section of paper ignites on one side, effectively ruining the airflow for smoking and you may have to make a new one). Some will assume that the problem is with the plant matter itself, if it is dry. However, having freshly cured flower with dense, sticky trichomes will give a similar problem with an inferior rolling paper - the paper will flare up and disintegrate while the buds only slightly char. To get past this issue, someone may offer an additional glob of saliva or to double wrap, but why waste extra money (or share extra spit)? Having a slow-burn paper like a Benny will ensure a smooth, long-lasting smoke for a highly satisfying session.

Pro Tip:

If the problem really is dry plant matter, try rehydrating your cannabis with an orange peel or a piece of bread. Placing this in an air-tight container with your flower will bring some moisture back it if it has dried out, but do not leave it in for more than a day - you do not want mold!

What Makes A Benny Burn Slowly? What's In It?

Understandably, some consumers may be a bit leery of harmful additives and chemicals that are put into various smoking wrappers to make them burn slowly. Igniting some of these chemicals results in noxious fumes that could cause some very nasty effects in the lungs. Even wraps that are are tobacco and nicotine-free often have chlorine, calcium carbonate, or even potassium nitrate in their ingredient list. Rest assured, there is nothing terrible added to make Benny rolling papers slow-burn. In fact, the 100% natural ingredients that are listed here. These papers are vegan, made with organic wood pulp, dextrose, starch, and water. Using the combination of these plant materials as well as sealing as much as 10% water into the rolling paper itself allows for a smooth, naturally slow-burning smoke experience. The water as an ingredient in the wrap is a key component in making it burn slowly. In addition, the print of the $100 note is also colored using edible natural vegetable oils, so smoking these slow-burn wraps mean reduced pollutants for the earth as well as our bodies. For those of us who are extra health-conscious, try using a match instead of a butane lighter. Some say it actually makes your bud taste better!


The Slow-Burn Difference

Having a slow burning rolling paper really makes a marked difference in the experience of your smoking session (and it comes with a lot of science for those of us who like useless trivia). Smoking any plant material that has moisture produces what is called incomplete combustion. This causes more of the terpenes and other cannabinoids that would have otherwise burned up completely due to the high temperature of the flame to remain as particles in the smoke. This is very important to smokers who enjoy the flavor of their herb. Terpenes are responsible for a majority of the smells and flavors in plants. Certain terpenes like Beta-Caryophyllene (also found in black pepper) have low evaporation temperatures, as low as 119 degrees Fahrenheit. THC, however, activates around 230 degrees with the cherry at the tip getting as hot as 1900 degrees. Having a slow burning Benny helps to keep the temperatures at a level that allows total enjoyment of the strain's flavor profile as the terpenes evaporate. This is what makes a slow burning paper vital consumption product to those who find the importance of using cannabis medicinally. Have you ever heard of the entourage effect? The availability of a wider range of aromatic terpenes and flavonoids enhances the "feeling" of the high. Having a slow burning Benny rolling paper also has the benefit of effectively gathering the oils of your plant matter, as the evaporated terpenes and cannabinoids condense and gather on the remaining material. All of the additional oils mean more and more concentrated THC as your piece gets shorter, like an infused blunt. Puff slower and gentler at this point, oil in the piece will smoke more like a vape than a blunt, and it will hit much harder. The slow-burning papers keep the oils from going into complete combustion and evaporating too quickly leaving you with a sweet, sticky-icky, slow-burning treat that even has the courtesy of putting itself out as you inevitably get so high that you forget you are smoking. Talk about class!

Benny's Slow-Burn Makes The Party Last

At first glance it's clear how these $100 bill papers will make you the life of any party. The appearance of anyone lighting money on fire is enough to turn some heads and spark fascinating conversation and perhaps some good debates. After lighting it, the slow-burning experience will make it hard to smoke anything else. The way that the paper conserves the oils of the cannabis and effectively burns the plant matter results in a superior experience that cannot be had using inferior products. The organic, all natural ingredients cut down on any extra chemicals and pollutants that would otherwise fill our lungs and the atmosphere, making this a good choice for those who are health-conscious about themselves or others. Providing smooth hits and blunt-like smoke sessions, the slick texture and design of this tobacco-free alternative makes a great gift for yourself or anyone else to celebrate being a boss like no other. Pass the Benny!