What’s An Infused Pre-roll?
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, 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.
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 recreational user, choosing a pre-roll will depend on what you’re looking for in a high. Kush Family Farms has a nice selection of hybrid blends ranging from 16% to 21% THC, infused with CO2 wax and kief. If this is your first time or you suffer from anxiety, headaches, and fatigue, go for Garlicane Monkey Stix. Twenty-three percent of users who have tried it reported that it helps reduce anxiety. Its effects are calm, happy, relaxed, and energetic.
For something, just a hair stronger that’s more Indica-dominant, do Do-Si-Dos at 19% THC. Do-Si-Dos is an Indica dominant hybrid (70% Indica/30% Sativa) strain created through crossing the potent Girl Scout Cookies with Face Off OG.
For something stronger, move on to Motor Breath, named after its excessively gassy flavor and smell. Motorbreath crosses Chemdog and SFV OG Kush. This award-winning strain produces a flavorful smoke with notes of fuel, earth, and citrus. If you’re an OG fan, Motorbreath is a must-try, but novices should be aware of its potent effects.
For a euphoric experience, GG#4 is an award-winning strain guaranteed to glue you to the couch. “Gorilla Glue #4” is a potent hybrid marijuana strain that delivers heavy-handed relaxation. Gorilla Glue’s chunky, resin-covered buds fill the room with pungent earthy and sour aromas inherited from its parent strains, Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel.
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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