Afghan Hemp uses the bast of the dried hemp stems. The bast contains the most desirable fibers that allow for the cleanest & slowest burn in rolling papers. Afghanistan has a subarctic mountain climate with dry and cold winters with only about 15% of land being suitable for agriculture. Hemp fibers used to produce Afghan Hemp papers come from the eastern province of Afghanistan, called Paktia, where the plots are collected by hand and fibers broken down into a pulp slurry. Once fibers are broken down, they are molded with a deckle and gently pressed and laid flat to dry. This is an entirely natural process to convert the plant into it’s final product, which is all of the Afghan Hemp rolling paper and cone products.