Can You Bring Rolling Papers on a Plane? 2024

Rolling papers and pre-rolled cones are some of the most common smoking items travelers want to carry with them, but taking these things on planes can be complicated especially if you are unaware of the TSA and your airline policies.

6 packs of rolling papers

Generally you are allowed to pack rolling papers for tobacco on a plane in either your carry-on or checked bag, just ensure that you don’t carry with them any other illegal products or items.

In this blog post, I’ll share with you all that you need to know about traveling with rolling papers in both carry-on and checked baggage in addition to some tips and tricks on how to travel responsibly as a smoker.

Let’s dive right in.


We’re not promoting any kind of smoking. It’s not exactly the healthiest habit, so please take care of yourself. and this information is strictly for adults over 21 and over.

Taking rolling papers through the security checkpoint

The TSA didn’t specifically mention anything about rolling papers on their website.

But contrary to popular belief that rolling papers are illegal or prohibited by most airlines and security airports, you can bring them in your carry-on and checked luggage, as long as they are not used or contain any THC or illegal substances.

Here’s an answer form the AskTSA team just to prove it:

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The reason the TSA does allow rolling papers on planes, is that they can be used for rolling tobacco which is also allowed on planes.

However, that doesn’t mean you can use them or smoke anywhere you want.

Smoking is strictly forbidden on flights and in most airports, except for designated smoking areas.

Please note that even though an item is generally allowed, the final decision whether an item can be transported on board or not rests with the TSA officer at the security checkpoint, so you should always use your common sense.


Take rolling papers in Checked baggage

If you want to avoid the headache of the security checkpoint then it is better to pack your rolling papers and your checked bag.

Again as long as your rolling paper does not have any illegal substances then you don’t need to worry.

Can you take rolled blunts on a plane?

Even tough the TSA does not focus on detecting illegal items like Weed and Marijuana, these items are still illegal to fly with

You can only bring rolled tobacco blunts and joint papers in both carry-on and checked baggage, however it is better to pack them in your checked baggage to avoid any inconvenience at the security checkpoint.

If the TSA clerks detect a rolled weed or Marijuana blunt in your bag they will immediately inform the local law enforcement.

So be careful with that.

Can I take a grinder on a plane?

Grinders and other rolling machines are linked with illegal stuff, so the TSA folks will have the final say whether they will accept it or not.

But to increase the likelihood of the TSA approval, just tell them you are using it for spices and herbs or you just bring it as a gift. 

But first ensure that your grinder is super clean, with no tobacco or anything illegal left on it.

Can you take rolling paper on a plane Reddit?

I did a search on reddit for some answers and tips, so I can share them with you.

Crig answered a passenger’s question about taking rolling papers on a domestic flight within the US, that it is better to go to a gas station, drop a $20 and get what he needs and save the hassle of the security checkpoint.

Taking rolling paper on a plane reddit
Screenshot from Reddit

Taking rolling papers on international flights

Before you book your flight, it is a good idea to contact your airline and confirm with them whether it is okay to bring rolling papers to your destination country or not.

Or you can just buy your rolling papers when you get to your destination.

It is important to conduct a small research on the smoking laws and culture of the country you are visiting.

You can use online resources like Tobacco Atlas or watch a YouTube video to get an overview of the situation.

In some countries like Thailand, Singapore, and Australia, smoking in public places is banned or heavily fined.

In other countries like Japan, China, and India, smoking is more common and accepted, but there are still restrictions on where and how much you can smoke.

Final Thoughts

So, can you bring raw, zig zag or any other brand of rolling papers on a plane, but with some caveats.

You need to follow the rules and regulations of the airlines and airports you’re using, as well as the local laws and customs of the state or country you’re visiting.

You also need to be respectful and responsible when smoking or vaping at your destination.

Remember Let it FULLY dry before you FLY.

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