Cannabis users everywhere have enjoyed the convenience of the pre-rolled joint. Pre-rolls are cheap, discreet, and easy to share. They are ideal for the occasional smoker and dabblers looking for a small sample. The satisfaction of having a quick and ready toke speaks for itself, though a less than stellar quality herb could put a damper on the smoking experience. Luckily, the explosion of this market has improved the general quality of the pre-rolls available through cannabis vendors thanks to increased regulation, demand, and the option of enhancements such as flavors.
Yes, the pre-roll market is undoubtedly on the rise. The best part about this transition is reliable access to consumer-friendly pre-rolls produced by certified and regulated cannabis brands. This provides assurance that the flower is of a premium quality and can offer complete transparency in dosage strength, a huge step forward from the mystery shake combinations typically thought to be found in pre-rolls. This also introduces consumers to the wonderful world of having options to choose from. Infused pre-rolls – joints that come with an extra THC boost from concentrates like oil, kief, caviar and hash-are becoming increasingly more popular.
We’re beginning to see more and more providers choosing to offer an enhanced product infused with natural terpenes. For those unfamiliar, terpenes are common constituents of flavorings and fragrances. Terpenes are found in virtually everything and, unlike cannabinoids, are responsible for the mouth-watering aromas of cannabis. Think of terpenes as nature’s anti-depressant, acting on receptors and neurotransmitters in the brain. That’s right, terpenes can actually act as serotonin reuptake inhibitors, increase dopamine activity, and enhance norepinephrine activity. In simplest terms, terpenes can provide natural, and measurable beneficial effects that are medicinal in nature.
This new age infused joint is definitely not the simple smoke of past generations. Not only do these expertly rolled fatties come filled with premium flowers, but also packed with an assortment of enhancements including hash, concentrates, oils and resinous trichomes of kief. With so many options it can be intimidating to begin to navigate these uncharted waters. These infused joints are not ideal for beginners, but perfect for the experienced cannabis enthusiast looking for a unique and tailored experience with mind-blowing amounts of THC. With that in mind, here’s a list of a few of our favorite infused pre-rolls available at a legal dispensary near you.
California’s Emerald Triangle supplies the premium flower used to roll these oversized joints that each weigh a full gram. Each Singoli also comes infused with a 9:1 ratio of flower to solventless, full-spectrum hash crumbled throughout. Individual pre-rolls go for about $25 and are available at finer cannabis dispensaries like SPARC and Med Men.
These frosted mini-bats are definitely not your boring old joint. Sublime’s King Fuzzies come bursting with terpene-enhanced flowers infused with co2 wax and are topped off with a healthy dusting of kief on the outside. Fuzzies also come in a 3-pack of mini pre-rolls (see feature photo) for a series of short but sweet smoke sessions. Find these at your local California pot shop.
For those looking for a longer smoking experience, Gurus come handcrafted with a full gram of shatter/flower pairing made from the same strain of premium flower. Each single-packaged joint can be found at cannabis shops throughout California, with a retail price around $16.
If you’re searching for the ultimate infused joint, look no further than Ganjagold’s Tarantula King. Each single pre-roll is packed with a whopping two grams of top tier, indoor-grown buds within an oversized RAW natural paper that’s fully coated with co2 oil and frosted with kief. Look to spend upwards of $45 for one of these monsters at Bay Area shops like Purple Star and CBCB.
There aren’t many methods of smoking cannabis that’s quite as traditional as a rolled joint. With the added convenience of the pre-roll and the yummy extras, the entire smoking experience is elevated. Our flavor experts here at Extract Consultants are ready to help cannabis brands everywhere take their products to the next level.