An infused pre-roll is a joint that is not only rolled with premium flower but also includes some kind of high THC cannabis concentrate in an oil, wax, or hash form. Roughly 78% of the pre-roll joint market is infused now, say cannabis industry experts, and the concoctions are getting better and stronger every day. Those looking for a more potent, intense high should definitely purchase an infused pre-roll and have it delivered by Doobie for the ultimate chill experience.
Let’s talk about the concentrates that make up the infusion. They are made from the cannabis flower and processed to retain only the cannabinoids and terpenes. What’s left is essentially powerful concentrate with the non-essential plant material having been removed. Quite often with infused joints, either the flower itself is infused then rolled, or the roller of the joint peppers the concentrate in the ground-up flower and then rolls it up.
Regular Pre-rolls vs Infused Pre-rolls
The biggest difference between a regular pre-roll and an infused pre-roll is in their potency. In fact, infused pre-rolls are not recommended for novice cannabis users. If you’re trying the infused pre-roll for the first time, start slowly with a single puff or pull and wait for effects to begin before smoking more. It’s also best to stay home in case it hits you harder than you thought. That’s where we come in.
For an epic experience, look for high-quality extracts like resin, rosin, or even live versions of these distillates. On the cheap end would be a butane hash oil distillate-infused pre-roll. Quality costs more, but your health and enjoyment are worth the higher price.
How Do You Choose A Pre-roll?
First, how often do you toke? If you’re inexperienced, or the last time you tried to smoke (but didn’t inhale) was in college, you’re going to want to take it easy and slow. In fact, infused pre-rolls are not recommended for novice cannabis users. Adversely, if you’re a heavy user, you probably want to go right to the strongest thing out there, depending on you you roll. If you’re somewhere in the middle, don’t worry, we got you!
For the Occasional User
For the occasional recreational user, choosing a pre-roll will depend on what you’re looking for. If you smoke weed to relax and help you sleep at night, check out the Gelato High Octane by Heavy Hitters. With 60% THC, this one’s sure to put you “in da’ couch.”
Daytime and Productive Highs
For a daytime or more “productive” high, you can’t go wrong with the Maui Wowie Infused pre-roll from Jeeter. Maui Wowie is a Sativa-dominant landrace strain that originated in the 1970s on the Hawaiian island for which it’s named. The strain has been cultivated for more than four decades and has legendary pop culture references.
Hybrid Flower Blends
If you prefer a more mild, hybrid flower blend, Drew Martin has a Lavendar & Passion Flower pre-roll. It’s a low-dose curated blend of sun-grown Sativa-hybrid cannabis and globally inspired botanicals. Their pre-rolls are crafted to be unlike anything you’ve ever tasted and deliberately low dose so you're always in the room.
If you’re on the fence about a specific pre-roll, or if you have questions and/or concerns in general, here are a few options. Ask your budtender for a recommendation, or call Doobie’s friendly cannabis consultants at 888-836-6243. You may also consider buying a single just for research purposes. You can either cut it open to inspect the interior – which should look like freshly ground nugs – or just pay close attention when you smoke it. If you smell like a campfire or pick up strong plant flavors, there’s probably trim in the mix, which is a compromise on quality.
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