What Are Pre-Rolls? What You Need to Know

Tired of having to roll your own joints? Just grab a pre-roll instead! As their name suggests, they are joints that have already been rolled for you, saving you the time and frustration of doing it yourself.

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What Are Pre-Rolls?

If you’re not an experienced joint roller, the process of rolling a joint can be a frustrating and time-consuming endeavor. Additionally, it can be really easy to make mistakes and end up with unevenly rolled joints that don’t burn properly, meaning you need to keep relighting them. Relighting joints dampens the cannabis flavor and makes the smoky flavor more pronounced.

Grabbing a pre-roll, instead, will keep you from having to deal with all this. With a cannabis pre-roll, you can enjoy ready-to-smoke, high-quality cannabis in a perfectly-rolled joint.

Are There Standard Pre-Roll Sizes?

They come in smell-proof packaging that makes them easy to carry with you, without alerting anyone to the fact that you’re carrying cannabis. Moreover, they come in various sizes. Common sizes include 0.3 grams, 0.5 grams, 1.0 grams. These precisely measured joints let you precisely control how much flower you smoke, without having to carefully weigh it yourself.

Kinds of Pre-Rolls

There are several different types that you can find at a cannabis dispensary. Here are the three most common kinds of pre-rolls: flower pre-rolls, infused pre-rolls, and hemp-based pre-rolls.

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Cannabis Flower Pre-Rolls

These are the most basic and commonly-consumed kind of pre-roll you’ll find at a dispensary. Flower pre-rolls contain ground cannabis flower and nothing else. They may be made with shake, trim, or ground whole flower—though there is little difference between the part of the flower used. It all comes from the bud of cannabis and which parts of the flower are used doesn’t really matter, as it is all ground anyway.

If you’re looking for THC, CBD-rich, or ones with both of these compounds, simply look at the packaging. All packaging will display the THC or CBD content, or the ratio of the two compounds if the strain contains both. Ask a budtender to recommend a good option for you that is based on your goals.

Infused Pre-Rolls

Infused pre-rolls are flower pre-rolls that have been infused with some type of cannabis concentrate, giving them a bump in potency and a higher-THC content. Infused pre-rolls may contain many different concentrate styles.

Types of concentrates include hash, kief, cannabis oils, and more. Make sure to check the label in order to see exactly what your joint contains. If you’re looking for something stronger and more hard-hitting than just a regular joint, try infused instead.

Hemp Pre-Rolls

Hemp pre-rolls are pre-rolls that have been rolled with hemp flower instead of cannabis flower. While hemp flower may be low in THC (legally, there must be 0.3 percent THC of less), hemp flower can still be high in CBD, a compound many people like for its therapeutic potential.

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How to Smoke Pre-Rolls

When it comes to how to smoke a pre-roll, there’s not too much to know besides knowing how to light it properly. Lighting a pre-roll incorrectly could lead to it burning unevenly, making it harder to smoke and wasting cannabis in the process.

To light you pre-roll the correct way, use your lighter to produce a flame, then bring the flam to the tip of the joint while rolling the joint in a circular motion between your other thumb and index finger. Remove the lighter flame once the joint tip begins to smolder evenly and place the joint between your lips. Take a few, very small puffs in a row to make sure the flame catches. This will help the pre-roll to light evenly and burn well.

When you’re done, don’t forget to recycle any recyclable packaging that the pre-roll came in. That’s pretty much everything you need to know about how to smoke pre-rolls!

Pre-Rolls at GreenBean

Ready to try out some professionally-rolled joints for yourself? Come visit our dispensary today or browse our online menu right now to shop a wide selection of premium cannabis pre-rolls that are ready to smoke right out of the package!

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