What You Need to Know About Cannabis Pre-Rolls
Joints remain a popular way to consume cannabis among everyone from those just starting out to seasoned stoners. Pre-rolled joints, simply called pre-rolls, are an alternative to rolling your own and a convenient option for those who enjoy smoking jays, but not the hassle and mess of making them.
What is a Pre-Roll?
A pre-roll is simply a joint that has been pre-prepared and is not all that different from one that you would roll on your own. As more and more people discover the benefits of pre-rolls, the breadth of their offerings grows, with pre-rolls now available in a wide variety of price ranges, strains, sizes, and strengths. Stop into your local dispensary and you’re likely to discover pre-rolls sold both individually in packs.
Parts of a Pre-Roll
Pre-rolls generally consist of three parts: wrap, crutch, and fill. What’s of most interest to most smokers is what a pre-roll is filled with, particularly since the fill is hidden underneath the wrapper. Generally, you’ll find three types of cannabis inside a pre-roll:
Buds are the key ingredient in a pre-roll—the more bud in a pre-roll, the higher its quality. This is the part of the cannabis plant that gets you high and smells great.
Shake is the small bits of flower that fall off buds as they’re harvested or packaged.
Trim is the plant matter—leaves, stems, and seeds—that’s cut away from buds after harvesting and is lower in THC (the high-producing chemical compound) and harsher to smoke than buds or shake.
With the growth of legal cannabis, the quality of pre-rolls has increased while their price has decreased. Today, most pre-rolls are made using high-quality flower to deliver the desired effect without harsh smoke.
Types of Found in Pre-Rolls
Numerous factors contribute to the effects of a pre-roll, but the strain of flower used is one of the primary influencers. Cannabis strains are typically divided into three categories—indica, sativa, and hybrid—and each possesses its own unique characteristics.
Indica is known for producing calm, relaxing feelings and delivering more of a body buzz than a head high. The mellowing effect of indica makes it a favorite for chill nights in watching a movie or listening to music. Because indica can have a sedating effect, it’s sometimes jokingly referred to as “in da couch.”
Sativa has a reputation for having an energizing effect, imparting a euphoric feeling, and providing more of a head high. Sativa strains are a good choice for daytime, physical activities, and doing anything that requires focus.
Hybrids contain the genetics of both indica and sativa strains. They provide the best of both worlds and are commonly thought to deliver a relaxing-yet-energetic high. The effects of a hybrid are often determined by their lineage and most strains are labeled as either indica- or sativa-dominant.
Most pre-rolls are made using just three ingredients, however, infused pre-rolls also contain other materials such as concentrates like shatter, wax, oil, and kief. Infusing pre-rolls with extracts ups their potency, making them a favorite of smokers with high tolerance to THC but are best steered clear of by beginners.
Why People Love Pre-Rolls
Pre-rolls continue to hold a favored place among all types of smokers thanks to their numerous benefits, such as:
: rolling your own joints is time-consuming, especially if you’re not proficient at it
Less mess: rolling a joint is often messy and pre-rolls provide a much cleaner alternative
More cost-effective: not only is rolling a joint sometimes a messy operation, but it can also lead to a significant amount of waste
Convenient: pre-rolled joints don’t require any accessories, a lighter—there’s no need for bongs, vapes, or pipes
Portable: pre-rolls are small and easy to transport, which makes it easy to take them with you wherever you go (provided cannabis is legal there)
Discreet: pre-rolls don’t look all that different from an old-fashioned cigarette, which makes them a relatively discreet method for consuming cannabis
Pre-rolls provide smokers with a wide variety of product options, which allows them to try everything from different strains of cannabis to different types of pre-rolls, like pre-rolled blunts.
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