Choosing a cannabis pre-roll is kind of like closing your eyes while you are grocery shopping - you won’t know what you’re getting! It’s hard to choose a pre-roll when you can’t see (or smell) what’s inside, so that’s why you need to do your research beforehand. Not all pre-rolled joints are created equally and some are definitely better than others for a variety of reasons.
Not only can you not see the flower inside the pre-rolled joints, you can’t even see the joints themselves! Under the Canadian Cannabis Act and current cannabis regulations, there are many guidelines that cannabis brands have to follow. One of these rules forbids windows in the packaging, so no chance at sneaking a peak before purchasing. Instead, you need to narrow it down to a few different brands yourself.
Some cannabis pre-rolls use shake or trim, and others use whole buds. They both have their pros and cons.
Whole buds may retain a better flavor and more efficient therapeutic qualities, but there are great pre-rolls made from trim, too. A lot of the time, pre-rolled joints made with shake or trim are more affordable, making them a great option for cannabis users on a budget.
The type of cannabis flower used in your pre-roll is up to you, but with a little research, you should be able to narrow down your options to something that will really appeal to your personal preferences.
Not all cannabis is grown the same way. Some companies don’t tell you any information about their growing and manufacturing processes, making it impossible to determine the make-up of their pre-rolled joints. It’s important that you smoke a pre-roll from a company you trust, and that their growing and harvesting processes are transparent.
Everyone has different preferences. You’ll need to determine if you want organically-grown cannabis, cannabis grown in a particular area or craft cannabis. Familiarizing yourself with the production processes of each company is the best way to make an informed decision.
You should also know exactly where your cannabis is grown, and this should be the first piece of information you seek. If you aren’t sure where to start looking, think domestic. Canada is the second largest producer of weed around the world, just behind China.
Cannabis production primarily takes place in three provinces: Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Choosing domestically grown weed, especially as a Canadian consumer, reduces the carbon footprint associated with imported goods. Plus, Canada is known for producing top-quality cannabis flowers; so, you know you’re going to get something good.
Obviously when you smoke a pre-rolled joint, you get what is inside. That’s why you need to think carefully about the kind of effect you’re seeking beforehand; otherwise, you could be stuck with something you don’t enjoy. Cannabis pre-rolled joints, like other cannabis products, are labeled as being primarily sativa or indica dominant.
What is your purpose for using cannabis? Do you use it to unwind, or are you throwing together a socially-distanced gathering?
Sativas uplift you, energize you and stimulate the mind. They are great to use before a workout, before you start your day and for creative energy.
Indicas turn you into a couch potato, where you feel like lying around, relaxing and not doing much of anything. They are great before bed to encourage a restful night’s sleep, or after work to transition into home life. They also are great at relieving stress; if you’re looking to chill, an indica is likely what you want.
Some pre-rolls come in hybrid strains as well, which is great for the cannabis enthusiast that can enjoy a joint in any setting!
Choosing a cannabis pre-roll isn’t hard when you look at the companies who are doing everything in their power to educate the consumer.
Let’s face it, cannabis products come with a lot of questions. The company you support has an unspoken responsibility to educate their customers. You shouldn’t have a single question about your pre-roll, because the manufacturer should have answered them in their product information.
There should be plenty of content about smoking cannabis, the potential health benefits, how to smoke it, what to use, etc. on the company’s website. Choose a cannabis pre-roll produced by a grower that supports your efforts towards wellness and offers you resources to prove it. Blog content, interactive social media channels and informational newsletters are all ways that cannabis companies can provide essential customer education.
Choosing a cannabis pre-roll is also a good way to test the waters of a company’s products before making a larger purchase of raw cannabis flowers.
Until you choose and try your cannabis pre-roll, you can’t make a fair assessment on whether or not you like it. Don’t be afraid to try something new or try something slightly outside of your comfort zone. You might just find your new favorite strain!
And when you have questions that you need answered, House of Cannabis has a team of highly educated budtenders at each of our locations across Ontario. They’re ready and eager to help you find the cannabis products that are going to best fit your preferences.
If you’re looking for the best weed strains, pre-rolled joints and weed accessories, House of Cannabis is the place to go.