If you’re a fan of the cannabis industry, then chances are that you have heard about products called pre-rolls. These little cylinders of hemp or marijuana contain a number of cannabinoids and terpenes, which is what makes them so special.
While they might not be as popular in the West as edibles, pre-rolls are becoming increasingly more popular among those who love pot.
In this article, we’ll look at how to roll the perfect pre-roll, from choosing your favorite strain, using a vaporizer, and rolling it up properly. It may sound like a simple task, but there are some tricks and tips to keep in mind that will make you a master pre-roller in no time.
For starters, you should always choose your pre-rolls based on what you plan to use them for. Some people prefer CBD pre rolls, while others prefer weed. If you’ve never purchased any kind of pre-rolled product before, then the choice of THC versus CBD can seem daunting. In fact, THC vs CBD has been a hot topic online lately due to legalization issues.
Before you get too far down the rabbit hole of THC vs CBD, let us help you understand what each one does. A good rule of thumb is if it contains less than 0.3% THC, then it’s considered “low-THC”. Anything with more than 0.3% is “high-THC”.
What’s in a Pre-Roll?
A pre-roll is simply a small cylinder of dried flower that you can smoke out of either a joint or a bong. They come in all shapes and sizes, depending on what type of material the manufacturer uses. You can find pre-rolls made of wax, paper, metal, plastic, glass, ceramic, and even wood!
Regardless of their shape, all pre-rolls contain two primary ingredients: dry herb and binders. While both of these elements play an important role when making a great pre-roll, we’ll focus on the binders in this article.
As mentioned above, most pre-rolls are made of hemp or other forms of cannabis. However, there are pre-rolls made of non-cannabis materials, such as sugar cane or rice hulls. If you’d like to try one of these types of pre-rolls, just know that they’re not as potent as regular hemp-based pre-rolls.
Types of Binders
There are three main types of binders used in pre-rolls:
All of these binders have different properties and effects. For example, gum resin is usually sticky, but it doesn’t hold its shape very well. Synthetic resins are often used in order to reduce costs and increase yields. The downside of synthetic resins is that they don’t absorb moisture very well, which means that pre-rolls made with them tend to crumble faster than pre-rolls made with other binders.
Of course, there are also many types of binders used in pre-rolls that aren’t listed above. If you’ve ever rolled a pre-roll of hashish, then you know that there are certain chemical compounds present in marijuana flowers that help bind the buds together. Depending on which compound is used, it can affect the taste of the pre-roll, the potency of the pre-roll, and the shelf life of the pre-roll.
Choosing Your Strain
One of the most important things to consider when choosing your pre-roll is the strain you’re planning to buy.
It’s true that the quality of your pre-roll depends on the quality of the original plant material, but you can actually get a lot of mileage out of a poor-quality plant if you apply a few extra steps to your process.
First off, if you’re purchasing pre-rolls made of cannabis, then you should always choose strains that are low-to-medium THC content. This way, you’ll avoid getting yourself high.
When it comes to CBD, you should go with a strain that is low-to-medium CBD content. Again, you want to stay away from anything containing more than 0.3% THC.
If you’re going the route of buying pre-rolls made of non-cannabis materials, then you should stick with strains that are naturally high in CBD. As mentioned above, you’ll get better results if you purchase a non-cannabis pre-roll over a cannabis pre-roll.
Using a Vaporizer
The next step in the pre-rolling process is to heat up your pre-rolls using a vaporizer. Some people think that vaping is a waste of money, because they believe that the smoke created by vaporizers is full of harmful chemicals. But there are plenty of benefits to vaping, including:
If you’re new to vaping, then check out our list of best portable vaporizers. With a vaporizer, you can enjoy the benefits of vaping without having to deal with harsh chemicals. And if you’re interested in making sure that your pre-rolls last longer, then you need to take into consideration the amount of moisture your pre-rolls retain.
Rolling Them Up Properly
Finally, you should pay attention to the direction in which the pre-roll is being rolled when you’re finished with it. If you roll up a pre-roll in the wrong way, then you risk breaking the pre-roll during the rolling process.
To prevent this from happening, you should always roll your pre-rolls in a counterclockwise motion. When rolling pre-rolls, it’s a good idea to start off with the end of the pre-roll facing the ceiling or floor, rather than rolling toward you.
Once you’ve rolled up a pre-roll, you should store it in an airtight container. If you’re storing your pre-rolls in a jar, then you should seal the lid tightly after wrapping it with aluminum foil. Don’t forget to label your pre-rolls, so you know exactly what strain it is.