The Rolling Paper Size Guide
Rolling papers come in different sizes for a reason. 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.
Before you start, have you selected the best rolling paper material for your smoking style? To find out, check our guide on choosing the right rolling paper material. The primary rolling paper sizes are as follows:
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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 as a result of their small size and associated rolling difficulty, but their slim profile makes 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. This size is great for small groups ranging from 1-3 people.
These papers are even wider than the 1 ¼" rolling papers. 1 ½" papers typically measure 76-78mm in length and 60-62mm in width. Essentially, these allow you to roll a bigger diameter joint than the 1 ¼" rolling papers. This size is less common but still widely available. 1 ½" rolling papers are great for group sizes ranging from 1-3 people.
These papers are intended to double the capacity of single wide papers. 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.
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 the slim variety – referred to as King Slims. The king slims, as the name suggests, are slightly narrower at +/-44mm than the standard king size. The increased length of king size papers makes them the second most popular size on the market today. The size is great for group sizes ranging from 2-5 people.
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.
What to Buy
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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