It’s a special (or maybe just regular ol’) night and you're thinking of picking up something special to bring home and smoke with your friends.
One of the easier options for you to bring to smoke is a pre-roll joint.
There are a lot of benefits to pre-rolls.
A pre-roll joint is affordable, disposable, and can be easily shared.
But there’s just one problem: Pre-rolls aren’t seen as a quality product.
They are seen as low-quality cannabis.
But why? The quality really varies a lot from dispensary to dispensary.
Some use high-quality buds while others use shake or trim (a combination of stems, buds, and other plant materials).
So, are pre rolls worth it, or are they just getting rid of the ditch weed?
Simply put, pre-rolls are joints that have been rolled ahead of time for you.
A regular pre-roll is made up of cannabis, rolling paper, and a small filter or crutch at the end. Sometimes pre-rolls can include other cannabis products to increase the THC potency.
Many pre-roll joints contain awesomely fresh, ground-up buds.
Pre-roll cannabis often contains shake, AKA what accumulates at the bottom of marijuana jars. High-quality marijuana provides an amazing experience.
Unlike with bowls or bongs, purchasing a pre-roll does not require any other equipment except a lighter.
Don’t pass on the pre-packed puff! There are many reasons pre rolls are worth it!
A huge benefit of a pre-roll is that it’s incredibly convenient.
A pre-roll is ready to go right out of the tube.
No work and no mess for you.
Their convenience also offers major benefits to medical users whose condition might make it difficult for them to roll joints themselves or pack a bowl.
Often in cannabis, prices for high-quality buds/equipment to smoke from can be crazy.
Pre-rolls are much more affordable and can be bought in singles.
It’s also a great way to try different kinds of strains. The weed is taken from the same jar, we promise!
Pre-rolls are discreet and easy to transport from place to place.
No need to carry anything else but a lighter.
Ditch the tube in the trash/recycle and ditch the crutch of the joint when you’re done.
No glass, no torch, no problem!
We have looked at what makes a low-quality pre-roll but how do you spot a quality one?
Smell it: Your nose is a great pre-roll detector. It will tell you a lot. If not sealed, twist open and smell it. If you can smell terpenes and thick aromas, you can expect great things
Look At the Maker: Take a look at the label. Companies like Flower Collective, Willie’s Reserve, and Kaviar won’t risk their reputation by selling underrated pre-rolls.
Cut it open: Before buying a bunch of specific pre-rolls, consider buying one and cutting it open. Ideally, you should find ground buds and little to no stems/other plant material.
Pre-rolls may have some great aspects, but like with everything also have their downsides. Here are a couple of disadvantages associated with buying pre-rolls.
Not being able to always be able to look at the joint may make things “interesting”. For those who aren’t strain-specific, give it a go.
If a certain strain makes you paranoid, best to stay away.
Some dispensaries use shake and various plant material to fill their pre-rolls.
Some might even mix in some older product (I’ve seen this happen first hand).
You’ll typically not know how old it is.
However, with Colorado’s quality of weed available, even shake and “older” weed is still very good quality.
In the end, be your own judge.
People might try to scare you away from pre-rolls, but for many, pre-rolls are an extremely viable option.
So, whether or not pre-rolls are worth it for you is a matter of opinion.
Get out there and try some!
Each dispensary is different, too.
Rocky Mountain High has 4 locations spread around Denver
Current deals for pre-rolls include:
RiverRock has a location in downtown Denver
Current deals on pre-rolls are:
Just about any/every dispensary in Denver and in Colorado is going to have some deals on pre rolls, so go and ask your local budtender!
Happy toking, bud!