I’ve recently become a fan of pre-rolls.
I used to strictly purchase dried cannabis flower and roll my own joints. I invested into the papers, grinder, rolling tray and all of the necessities. Since there are hundreds of types of rolling papers available in different sizes, materials, and flavors, I was never quite sure what to buy. I typically stuck with the standard 1 ¼ “ papers because they are easy to roll and can fit a filter. I then had to figure out if I wanted hemp, rice, bamboo or flax papers. I tried to stay away from papers that use bleach or additives such as charcoal. Once I had assembled all of my supplies and shopped for dried flower at the dispensary, I then needed to grind the bud into a finer and more consistent texture. I’d place the filter at one end of the rolling paper and fill the paper with the ground bud. I used around a half to a full gram and then attempted to form the shape of the joint with my fingers. Rolling it back and forth is supposed to pack the cannabis into its final cone shape. I usually made a mess. I either rolled the joint too loosely or too tightly. I always had trouble tucking the unglued side of the paper into the roll. Licking the edge is supposed to keep it tacked down. I never was rewarded with an even burn. Either the joint would burn up too fast or refuse to stay lit. I’ve finally given up. I am not proficient at rolling joints. The whole process is frustrating. It’s much easier to simply purchase pre-rolls. The dispensary sells top-shelf pre-rolls from some of the top producers. I can get top-shelf weed in a wonderful variety of strains and potency. They are sold in singles at a very affordable price, which allows me to try new options. I can also buy my favorites in packs. Pre-rolls are often included in the dispensary’s sales and weekly specials.