How Are Pre-Rolls Made? 

Don’t like to roll your own joints? Reach for a pre-roll instead! They’re convenient, easy, and a great way to enjoy your favorite strain. 

Curious about how pre-rolls are made? Whether you’re a seasoned smoker or new to cannabis, this blog will provide valuable insight into the world of cannabis pre-rolls. Sit back, relax, and let’s dive in! 

What are cannabis pre-rolls?  

Cannabis pre-rolls are ready-to-go joints or blunts that don’t require any grinding, rolling, or other preparation on your part. Pre-rolls can be found at most provisioning centers and offer a convenient option for those who simply want to checkout and have a great sesh without any fuss. They’re available in a variety of strains, sizes, and potencies, and they’re quite a popular choice for new and experienced consumers alike.  

Pre-rolls are currently one of the most popular forms of cannabis consumption; according to data compiled by Headset, consumers in the U.S. and Canada spent more than $752M and $402M CAD, respectively, on pre-rolls in the first half of 2022.

How are pre-rolls made? 

Not all pre-rolls are the same, and manufacturers make use of many different procedures to create their products. In addition to making pre-rolls for wholesale, some provisioning centers roll their pre-rolls in-house. Regardless of whether the pre-rolls are made by a manufacturer or in-house, the following steps are generally followed:  

1. Sourcing high-quality cannabis

The first step to creating cannabis pre-rolls is selecting the right cultivar (AKA strain). Sourcing high-quality cannabis is crucial because it directly affects the quality and effectiveness of the product. Iconic sources high-quality flower from the best cultivators in Michigan to provide our customers with the most potent, flavorful prerolls possible.

2. Grinding and rolling 

After the right flower has been selected, it must be carefully ground to the desired consistency and rolled into paper or blunt wraps. Depending on the manufacturer, cannabis pre-rolls can be rolled by hand or with a machine. Some pre-rolls contain just flower, while others are infused with extract or rolled in kief.

3. Packaging and labeling

Once the pre-rolls are made, they’re ready for sale. You can buy a single pre-roll packaged in a glass or plastic doob tube, multi-packs placed in tins or cartons, or — in the case of Iconic — select which house pre-rolls you’d like and make your own multi-pack.


Pre-rolled joints vs pre-rolled blunts 

Pre-rolled joints and pre-rolled blunts are both convenient, ready-to-smoke cannabis products, but they differ in a few key ways. Pre-rolled joints are typically made using thin rolling paper and are filled with ground cannabis flower. They are usually made from rice or hemp, contain less flower than blunts, and burn more quickly. 

Pre-rolled blunts, on the other hand, typically have more cannabis than pre-rolled joints and burn slowly. They are traditionally rolled using tobacco leaf or with hemp or other tobacco-free alternatives. They are ideal if you want a long-lasting session but don’t know how to roll a blunt on your own.

And at Iconic Wellness, we offer both!

What to look for in pre-rolls

Not all pre-rolls are the same. Aside from the cost, there are a few essential things to look out for when choosing between pre-rolls: 

  • Cultivar: The cultivar (AKA strain) of cannabis used in the pre-roll steers the taste, aroma, and effect of the product. If you’re not sure what cultivar you want, talk to your budtender about your preferences before making a decision.
  • Quality: The quality of the flower used in the pre-roll also affects the overall smoking experience. Although pre-rolls have earned somewhat of a reputation for using lower-quality “shake” or “mids,” some manufacturers are dedicated to using only high-quality flower in their pre-rolls. 
  • Size: Pre-rolls come in different sizes, generally ranging from 0.5 gram to 1.5 grams for joints or even larger blunts. When looking for a pre-roll, consider how much you want to smoke in one session or if you will share with others.
  • Rolling paper used. Some people prefer thin rolling papers, while others may enjoy a thicker, flavorful blunt wrap. Have an idea of what you’d like before you make your purchase.

Is it better to buy pre-rolls or flower?

Pre-rolls offer convenience, while cannabis flower provides versatility. While the choice between pre-rolls and flower ultimately depends on the preference and situation, the following factors should be considered when making a choice between pre-rolls and flower.

Do pre-rolls expire?

As with any other form of cannabis flower, the potency and flavor of cannabinoids and terpenes diminishes over time. Pre-rolls generally have a shelf life of 6 to 12 months. While properly storing your cannabis can help to slow down the degradation process, the quality of the products will still naturally degrade over time. For this reason, it’s best to consume cannabis products within their recommended shelf-life. 

Ready to try pre-rolls? 

Pre-rolls have become a popular way for consumers to enjoy their favorite strains without the hassle of rolling up flower themselves. At Iconic Wellness, we take pride in our pre-rolls and use only the highest-quality flower to ensure our customers consistent, enjoyable experiences. Check out our online menu or visit one of our locations to shop from a variety of brands and experience pre-rolls today! 

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