The Rolling Paper Size Guide
Rolling papers come in different sizes for a reason -- different size papers will yield different types of joints. Depending on your location, the size of your smoking circle, and your dosage preferences, you can roll cannabis into a variety of shapes and sizes. It is important to note that the exact width and length within each size category varies slightly between manufacturers, so if your roll depends on particular dimensions, be sure to note the measurements on the label.
Before you start, have you selected the best rolling paper material for your smoking style? Wood pulp, hemp, and rice papers all smoke differently and impart different flavors on your cannabis or organic hemp flower. To find out which material is best for you, check our guide on choosing the right rolling paper material. The primary rolling paper sizes are as follows:
Roll the right paper for the occasion.
Single wide papers typically measure 68-70mm in length and 34-36mm in width. These papers are very common and can be easily found at gas stations and smoke shops. They tend to be less popular among cannabis smokers because of their small size and consequent rolling difficulty, but their slim profile and short length make them perfect for a solo smoke.
As the name indicates, 1 ¼" papers can hold approximately 25% more than a single wide rolling paper. The typical 1 ¼" paper measures 76-78mm in length and 45-48mm in width. The slightly larger size of the 1 ¼" rolling papers makes them the most popular size on the market today.
The increased width of the paper allows them to be rolled into more of a cone shape than the single wide papers, perfect for those of us who have difficulty rolling perfect pinners. This size is great for small groups of 2-3 people, but heavier smokers may also choose to smoke them solo.
These papers are even wider than the 1 ¼" rolling papers. 1 ½" papers typically measure 76-78mm in length and 60-62 mm in width. Essentially, these allow you to roll joints that are wider in diameter than the 1 ¼" rolling papers create. This size is less common, but still widely available at smoke shops and many convenience stores. 1 ½" rolling papers are great for small group sizes ranging from 2-3 people.
These papers are intended to double the capacity of single wide papers, creating joints that are, well, chonky. They're a fun novelty, but aren't the most practical rolling size out there and, thus, aren't the most widely used.
Because these are the least popular rolling paper size available, they vary greatly from brand to brand. They typically measure roughly 76-78mm in length and 63-88mm in width. This size allows you to roll the largest diameter cones, but maximizing the capacity of these papers is inefficient from a smoking perspective. Furthermore, most people do not utilize the entire capacity, which results in a joint rolled with significantly more paper than necessary -- making for a harsher smoke.
King size rolling papers are the largest standard size available, generally measuring 100-110mm in length and 55-60mm in width. King size papers also come in a slim variety – referred to as King Slims. The king slims, as the name suggests, are slightly narrower by +/-44mm than the standard king size.
The increased length of king size papers makes them the second most popular size on the market today, as they are good for larger groups without necessitating a blunt. The size is best for group sizes ranging from 3-5 people, though it could also be split between two heavier smokers.
If you need to go bigger, there is no shortage of larger rolling papers on the market today. In fact, you can even purchase rolling paper on a spool similar to tin foil for maximum length, serving smoking circles of 5+ people.
What to Buy
Ready to up your rolling paper game? Start by expanding your collection of rolling paper sizes and materials. Try a complete rolling kit and you'll receive two sizes so you can find the one that suits your smoking style.
Regardless of your rolling paper size preference, you can keep everything you need in The Safety Case. With room for king size joints and even blunts, your rolling supplies will be ready to go in this smell-proof smoking kit.
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- The most popular and widely available sizes are 1 ¼" and King Slim
- The right size paper is largely situational: be conscious of your smoking circle
- If you like to roll large diameter cones, stick with wider papers
- Don't use more than necessary: you can cut larger papers down to your desired size