While I’ve constantly been a fan of smoking typical cannabis flower, I’m no expert 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 big mess and waste, but just attempting to create a joint requires a number of accessories, including the loose flower, rolling papers, a grinder, a tray, filters and more.
Because of this, I now purchase pre-rolls from the dispensary. There is a wide range 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 economical to experiment with strange strains. A joint provides a fast-acting and flavorful delivery method 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, wetness content, size, shape and packaging. Some pre-rolls are made from shake or trim, which is the leftover from trimming dried flowers and not the best bud. I savor those that offer ground-up whole buds for better potency and flavor. A nice quality pre-roll is packed tightly and burns evenly. Wetness content is also a concern. If the bud is too dry, the smoke is boiling and dire. Too much moisture can result in mold and bacteria growing within a sealed package. My local dispensary is careful about the brands they sell. All the products have gone through many kinds of testing, avoid harmful pesticides and are clearly labeled. I’ve figured out the manufacturers, strains and terpenes I enjoy best.