Nowadays, it is possible to find cannabis in many different forms since its legalization. As the cannabis flower has lost its taboo, more and more scientific research investigates the health benefits its consumption offers. That being said, the most common method of consuming marijuana around the world is by smoking a joint.
What are pre-rolls?
Pre-rolls consist of a paper that is filled with ground cannabis with a filter at the base of the joint. In the long list of cannabis products, certain reputable brand names in the industry offer pre-rolled joints that can be bought at different locations or with other smoke products online.
Some of these joints are sold in individual tubes, while others are packaged and sold as a pack. The size of pre-rolls can range from a standard rolling paper to a king size. Pre-rolls can be found in a variety of flavors and strains that are different in their potency of THC and CBD.
Why use pre-rolls?
Pre-rolls are used for convenience. Since they are ready to smoke, cannabis users can forget about grinding the weed and rolling the joint. Pre-rolls are always perfectly rolled! The reusable containers in which they are sold also provide a great advantage, as people can use them to store their joints or cannabis flowers.
Do pre-rolls have a shelf life?
Although marijuana does not have an expiration date, it can lose potency, become crispier, and even develop mold. If stored correctly and in optimal conditions, cannabis pre-rolls have a shelf life of 6 to 12 months.
What are pre-rolls made of?
Pre-rolls are made of cannabis flowers, rolling paper, and a filter. They are usually filled with cannabis (Indica, Sativa, or hybrid), CBD, or keef. They can be made with papers of different sizes and they always have a filter tip that is placed at the base of the lower part of the marijuana cigarette.
The benefits of pre-rolled cannabis joints
Now that you know the anatomy of a pre-rolled joint, here are the various benefits of pre-rolled cannabis:
- Saves time
- Good for beginners
- Available in different strains
The most obvious benefit is that they save you time. As it is ready to smoke immediately, you do not have to go through the whole ritual of choosing the herb, grinding it, making a filter, and rolling it. Also, you know exactly what you are smoking and what are the characteristics of the chosen strain.
Good for Beginners
Let's face it, perfecting the art of rolling can take some time. If you are one of those cannabis consumers who is just beginning to discover the benefits of marijuana, pre-rolls are an easy purchase that will make your smoking session pleasurable. Rather than having rolling paper drenched in saliva and feeling unaccomplished, treat yourself with something of high quality.
All pre-rolls come in convenient packaging to protect the pre-rolled joint and so you can take it wherever you want. This small container can be reused for other purposes. In addition, storing the herb in the container prevents any room from having that characteristic smell of roach or burned cannabis flowers.
Available in different strains
It is different to buy a pre-roll of different strains than to buy 3 grams of each to test them out. Smoking pre-rolled joints makes tasting different strains easier. This way, you can decide which one gives you the best effect.
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Pre-rolls vs. joints
Depending on your rolling skills, joints can either be a hit or miss. Pre-rolls are ideal for people who are discovering cannabis and starting to smoke, as well as for those who do not have the accessories required to roll. As for joints, they offer a lot of versatility. You can dose the herb you have whichever way you like, either by rolling large blunts or small joints, mixing them with other herbs or tobacco, etc.
It cannot be said that one is better than the other as they both serve the same purpose, it is just a matter of context. Let’s say you are going to a party and you do not want to bring everything that is required to roll a joint, a pre-roll is convenient to transport.
Another advantage of smoking pre-rolls is that you can buy several different strains, and you can mix them up so that you get the most out of them. For example, you can buy a Sativa pre-roll to start the day, an after-meal hybrid, and an Indica or CBD pre-roll to go to sleep peacefully. On the other hand, they are particularly larger than a standard joint, so you will have to dose them and keep them in their containers as you consume them.
Pre-rolls are known for having exceptional consistency and build. When smoking a pre-roll, you can be sure that you will be smoking a quality product and you will know what kind of effect it will give you. In addition, the budtender will help you in your purchase process, recommending the strain that best suits what you are looking for.
How to use a pre-roll
To smoke a pre-rolled joint correctly you must follow the following instructions:
- Remove the joint from the packaging
- Light the tip of the joint
- Turn the joint slowly as you smoke it
- Take little puffs at first
1. Remove the joint from the packaging
All pre-rolls come in a reusable container. The first thing you should do is remove the lid of the container and take out the pre-rolled joint. Make sure you are in a place where you feel comfortable and it is legal to smoke.
2. Light the tip of the joint
To start enjoying the cannabis pre-roll you must take a lighter, and burn the part of the end until the herb of the pre-rolled joint begins to burn.
3. Turn the joint slowly as you smoke it
This will help even the combustion of the rolling paper and the cannabis flowers. They are usually very tight and the movement causes the ground cannabis plant to separate a bit and burn properly.
4. Take little puffs at first
Until the joint is not flowing well, it is better to take small puffs so that the weed is settling. This will ensure that it doesn't burn too much on one side of the paper and you end up wasting cannabis.
How to make sure that the pre-roll is good
To determine that a pre-rolled is good, the herb must have a fresh smell and a fairly rich taste. If you want to be sure that what you are smoking is of high quality, you should visit one of Seed & Stone’s stores. A passionate retailer that cares about its clients is your best bet in ensuring that you are not getting a pre-roll that has been accumulating dust.
Our mission at Seed & Stone is to provide our customers with an exceptional cannabis retail experience that speaks to local sensibilities. Through community engagement, we are committed to creating a safe and convenient place to interact with cannabis products.