The Many Faces of Prerolled Cannabis

As the industry continues to innovate, cannabis consumers continue to reap the benefits of new conveniences. A recent trend that has once again boiled to the top is prerolled joints. 

A quick recap on prerolls

Prerolls or pre-rolled joints are virtually self-explanatory. These are joints or wraps that have been rolled for the patient before purchase for their convenience. Virtually every dispensary across the nation offers some form of pre-rolled joints and wraps.

What are in prerolls?

Contrary to popular belief, THC-laden cannabis is not the only thing featured in prerolls. Prerolled joints and wraps come in all shapes and sizes and can contain a specific profile of cannabis, cannabinoids, concentrates, or terpenes. Some examples include CBD prerolls, kief joints, and even cigar-sized cannabis wraps.

Creating prerolls

With the help of today’s technology, the days of handrolling joints are a thing of the distant past. Prerolls are often made with the help of a tumbler and roller. Patients can purchase consumer-based variations of the apparatus as mentioned above at their leisure to create their very own unique prerolls. However, most cannabis cultivators and dispensaries do not roll joints by hand. Instead, they use equipment ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 to create these prerolled joints. Despite the initial price tag, the equipment used to craft most prerolls can save a dispensary or cannabis cultivator more in the long run. This is because it cuts down on expenses related to quality control and labor.

Models of prerolled joints

As mentioned earlier, there is a litany of styles of prerolls that are available to patients. Here are a few of the commonly consumed pre-rolled joints open in most dispensaries.

Classic joints

The most popular form of preroll is referred to as the classic joint. These joints typically contain anywhere from 0.3-1g of traditional cannabis buds. The conventional size of classic joints is approximately one ¼ inch. This is why usually, no more than a gram is packed into classic pre-rolled joints.

Hemp wraps

One type of preroll enjoyed by patients is hemp blunts. These pre-rolled joints are wrapped in hemp-based leaves instead of the traditional tobacco-based wraps. Patients prefer hemp wraps because it is typically less harsh than tobacco. Moreover, these types of prerolls can contain cannabinoids aside from THC or CBD. Hemp wraps can contain CBN and CBDA. This, in theory, will help further the Entourage Effect.

King-sized prerolls

This type of preroll worth mentioning due to its stature – the king-sized joint. Typically referred to as ‘doobies,’ this form of preroll is similar to classic joints. However, doobies are rolled in a longer paper with nearly triple the cannabis capacity. The size of king-sized joints is about 4 inches long. The increased power of king-sized joints allows cultivators and dispensaries to add not only more cannabis flowers but cannabis concentrations as well. 

Thai sticks

Chances are you have seen those ritzy cannabis-based cigars on social media within the last year. These cannabis cigars are often referred to as Thai sticks. These types of pre-rolled joints contain more forms of cannabis than the prerolls, as mentioned above. This type of preroll comes in the name of the kind of cannabis-based cigars available throughout Thailand since the early 1960s. Thai sticks are packed with traditional cannabis buds as well as cannabis concentrates such as wax or keif. In total, Thai bars can contain anywhere from 3.5-8g of cannabis concentrate.

Moreover, Thai sticks are wrapped in a variety of ways. Cannagars can be covered in different leaves. Some types include raw cannabis leaves, hemp-based wraps, or the tobacco broadleaf in which traditional cigars are rolled. Due to the necessary hand-rolling and amount of cannabis and cannabis concentrate found in Thai sticks, this form of preroll is typically the most expensive.

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