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Images of “recreational cannabis” bag in use

14 grams in 5.5" x 5.25" bag

Our uniquely-sized stand-up-pouches are designed with the cannabis user in mind. The bag’s wide opening, relative to the depth of the bag, provides the end-user with a more relaxed and convenient experience selecting and extracting specific blossoms. The bag can also accommodate a wider range of accessories that the end user might desire to carry alongside your product.

The most common payloads for this bag are 7 grams and 14 grams dried flowers. Below are images of two examples (click on either image to be taken to the product page):

7 grams in 5.5" x 5.25" bag
7 grams in 5.5″ x 5.25″ bag



14 grams in 5.5" x 5.25" bag
14 grams in 5.5″ x 5.25″ bag

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Our recreational cannabis bag “breaks the rules”

square bag image

The proportions of most stock unprinted stand-up bags follow, wittingly or not, an ancient mathematic and aesthetic convention. Our newest bag size rejects these traditional conventions in favor of usability for our customers (particularly in the recreational cannabis industry).

Fun Fact:For most stock bags, the relationship between the width and the height adhere to the “Golden Ratio”. There are many explanations and applications for this ratio, but in its most oversimplified form “if the long side divided by the short side is approximately 1.6, it will be pleasing to the eye”.

The actual number is 1.6180339887498948482…, but for the sake of this post, “roughly 1.6” will do.

When HQ Packaging first hung out its shingle, so to speak, we carried six different sizes of stand up bags in stock. These are shown in the table below with the dimensions and the “ratio”. If you click on the link in the leftmost column, a new window/tab will open showing all of our offerings in that size.

Standard Stock Sizes
#Overall DimensionsWidthHeightGusset
1 3.125” x 5.0” x 2.0” 3.125”5.0”1.60
2 4.0” x 6.4” x 2.3” 4.0”6.4”1.60
3 5.0” x 8.0” x 3.0” 5.0”8.0”1.60
4 6.0” x 9.4” x 3.25” 6.0”9.4”1.57
5 6.9” x 11.0” x 3.5” 6.9”11.0”1.59
6 7.6” x 11.75” x 4.0” 7.6”11.75”1.55

Why is this a problem for recreational cannabis?

Recreational cannabis, or the “flowers” more specifically, are not simply poured out of the bag like one would pour mixed nuts, tea leaves, or rice. The user typically wants to be able to reach in and pinch of a specific bit of the product without dumping all of the flowers out. In a conventional bag, the smaller sizes do not allow this, leading to end-user frustration.

That is why we have produced the “square bag”.

square bag image

The “Square Bag”

Purchase now on our web store.

Take me to it!

With dimensions of 5.5″ x 5.25″ x 2.0″ it is easy to reach into with your entire hand to pick out exactly what you want. It is suitable for and amount of flowers up to and in many cases exceeding 3.5 – 5.0 grams.

These bags can be purchased on our web store.