While I’ve constantly been a fan of smoking traditional cannabis flower, I’m no budtender at rolling a joint.
I either pack too much or too little bud, roll the joint too tight or too loose and usually end up with a large deal of mess and waste.
Just attempting to create a joint requires a number of accouterments, including the loose flower, rolling papers, a grinder, a tray, filters and more. Because of this, I now buy pre-rolls from the dispensary. There is a wide variety of pre-rolls on the market, and they tend to be quite affordable. They are sold in singles and packs, with low or high levels of THC and CBD, and make it easy and smart to experiment with unusual strains. A joint provides a fast-acting and tasty delivery plan and ready-made pre-rolls are super convenient. I’ve realized that while most pre-rolls look about the same, there are differences in strains, moisture content, size, shape and packages. Some pre-rolls are made from shake or trim, which is the leftover from cutting dried flowers and not the best bud. I savor those that offer ground-up whole buds for better strength and flavor. A nice quality pre-roll is packed tightly and burns evenly. Moisture content is also a big thing to me. If the bud is too dry, the smoke is sizzling and extreme. Too much water can result in mildew and bacteria growing within a sealed package. My local dispensary is careful about the brands they sell. All the products have gone through third-celebration testing, avoid harmful pesticides and are clearly marked. I’ve figured out the manufacturers, strains and terpenes I savor best.