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In legal states, life is beautiful and breezy. Instead of having to roll a Backwoods blunt or a Raw joint by yourself, you can merely make a stop at your local pot shop and buy one or a dozen, just as if you were going to the gas station to pick up a pack of smokes. Some towns even have delivery services that will bring the doobies and paper airplanes to you, which couldn’t be more convenient, especially on a rainy day or when you’re feeling funky. The cost is going to be higher than rolling up yourself, they usually run $5 to $15, maybe even $20 and up with blunts, but at least with pre-rolls good vibes are only a spark away.
Cannabis enthusiasts in prohibition states can experience the luxury of pre-rolls, too. Sure, it won’t be GG #4 sprinkled with kief, but there is hemp. Hemp pre-rolls are smooth and relaxing, tasty, and boast therapeutic qualities of their own. They’re the perfect smokes for replacing cigs and THC, or to puff on throughout the day if you’re more of a nighttime toker.
While hunting for a fine and flavorful pre-roll, you should be cautious. Certain brands are a ripoff, literally. It’s not unheard of to receive a ripped pre-roll at your doorstep. Some also like to be sneaky and stuff theirs with stems and seeds, and you’d never really know unless you cut it open. If you want the most bud for your buck and something that will burn nicely and get you feeling right, then keep an eye out for our favorite pre-rolls:
For larger more potent hemp pre-rolls, you’ll surely enjoy JustCBD’s hemp doobies. Packed with one gram of flower, JustCBD’s hemp doobies come in three fabulous flavors and are ideal for connoisseurs and novices alike. The first is Hawaiian Haze, a tropical strain infused with 100 mg of CBD that’s a smoker’s paradise. Second is BaOX, which also contains 100 mg of hemp-derived CBD and is mellow and earthy. Last is Master Kush, which not to worry, is completely THC-less, but every bit of CBD-rich (100 mg). The line is a little on the pricey side, but in exchange for a calmer body and mind brought to us conveniently by an easy to light pre-roll, we’ll happily pay up.
As a reminder, don’t knock hemp-derived CBD bud just because it’s not technically weed. Hemp CBD flower, especially when rolled up into a joint, is excellent for unwinding and delivers a unique taste to go along with the one-of-a-kind experience. Plus, it’s legal to have shipped to your house most everywhere.
Cloud N9ne’s Special Sauce pre-roll from Buy Legal Meds is my personal favorite. It hits sweet, the flavor is delightful, and it will give you a peaceful night’s rest. Cloud N9ne also has two other pre-rolled strains, Therapy Tea and Cherry Wine, which are also phenomenal. Each type of joint is available solo or in flip-top packs of five, and is rolled with half a gram, in addition to a filter tip to reduce coughing fits.
For a pre-roll brand with lots of flavor options, Galaxy has a massive and delicious collection. From Peppermint Mocha, dipped in golden kief and packed with 1.4 grams of Holy Grail OG and live resin, to the Cannabis Cup winner Lemon Lime, Galaxy offers all your favorite flavors and then some. If you don’t want any sweetness interfering with the natural dankness of the Holy Grail, then there’s also their original pre-roll for straight OG fans. In case you haven’t experienced the satisfaction of inhaling this strain, it’s both uplifting and relieving, is known to alleviate pain and stress, and features a pleasure-inducing skunky lemon pine taste/aroma.
When it comes to consistency and potency, Golani Farms has some of the best joints. Each of their Raw king-size pre-rolls, which also include a Raw filter tip, is 100% hand-crafted and contains precisely 1.8 grams of mysterious Golani-infused product, said to be 30 percent Sativa and 70 percent Indica-hybrid. Moreover, they’re all dipped in hash oil and rolled in kief for the extra kick. From coconut to peach to natural gold, Golani is another 5-star pre-roll brand that has heaps of flavor varieties for consumers to drool over, and probably even on they’re that smooth and refreshing. Save these little smokes for solo sessions in that case.
If you prefer not to be overwhelmed with options and want a joint that’s crafted just for cannabis connoisseurs, then Grizzlers provides the fewest, but the finest pre-rolls. You won’t get any additive flavors with these joints, just .5 grams of high-quality ganja a piece. Each of the four available strain varieties, including their signature Sativa and Indica blend, along with their premium line, rest in a convenient flip-top package to seal freshness and contain small batch craft cannabis, sourced from the beautiful BC. The signature packs focus on delivering quality and consistency, while the premiums are organic and designed for raising the caliber of your cannabis experience. Regardless of the box, you get five high-quality joints that provide 100% contentment and keep the good times rolling.
If you’re a sucker for a pretty package like me, then right away you’ll love Higgs pre-rolls. Available in Higgs Black and Higgs White, these colorful and retro flip-top boxes come with six pre-rolls a pop filled with .58 grams of sun-grown California cannabis. Higgs Black, in particular, is for calming and relaxing smoke breaks. As for Higgs White, they’re perfect for when you need a little energy or focus boost. The two types of Higgs pre-rolls also come with matching filter tips. They’re definitely the kind of pre-rolls you want to have an Instagram photo shoot with, and to share with your fellow tokers.
Joints aren’t the only form of smoke that comes pre-rolled. There are blunts, too. Barewoods is one pre-rolled blunt brand that’s a favorite amongst the blunt-burning community. They offer several types of top-shelf strains, like Phantom Cookies and their famous BARE OG, as well as flavors of Backwoods, including Honey Bourbon, Banana, and many more. Or, if Backwoods is too intense, then there’s a hemp wrap option also.
All Barewoods blunts are topped with a glass tip, which makes them so much smoother than your average L. The amount of flower varies between .2 and a whopping 3.5 grams. That’s an entire eighth of bud right there. But if that’s not boss enough for you, then we recommend the TKO Limited Edition, which contains not only an eighth of OG but is also dipped in oil and rolled in kief.
Dankwoods is another company that uses Backwoods to craft their amazing pre-rolled blunts, the Maduro leaf to be exact, along with LA’s finest flower. All of these blunts, however, come with an extra punch. They might only contain 2 grams of your choice of organic fire, but mixed in, there’s also a quarter gram of concentrate. On top of that, they’re rolled in kief. From GSC to Skywalker OG, Dankwoods has several familiar flowers available. Each pre-roll features a custom made reusable quartz filter to give the smoke a velvety feel on the back of your throat and a lip-smacking taste.
For many, the sweetest relief comes without the high. If that sounds like you, then a CBD pre-roll will do, especially Lola Lola’s. Lola Lola’s joint packs are fabulous point blank period, but we had to highlight their CBD-infused variety as they are some of the best and tastiest in that particular industry. They’re virtually THC-free (.82%), smoke flawlessly, and contain 1.5 grams of The Gift, a CBD-dominant strain rich in Limonene, an aromatic terpene that has a sweet citrus smell and mood-lifting effects. With that being said, these CBD pre-rolls, available in packs of three, are sure to provide an uplifting experience, just what you need to stay productive on a stressful day. They’re also helpful for alleviating any aches and pains that may flare up, making them beneficial to not only the mind but the body too.