When it comes to cannabis consumption here in Nevada, you have options. Edibles, concentrates, tinctures, topicals—the list goes on. But a growing segment of enthusiasts are increasingly turning to the pre-roll, and most specifically, the infused pre-roll, for any number of reasons. If you’re new to the cannabis scene, or just new to the pre-roll, join us as we take a look at the ins and outs of infused pre-rolls.
WHAT ARE INFUSED PRE-ROLLS?
Pre-rolls are exactly what you’re imagining—an expertly rolled joint with premium flower designed for perfectly even density and a balanced smoke. The infused pre-roll takes this to the next level, with the addition of a concentrate. It could be oil, kief, or a mix of different strains for a specific cannabinoid ratio. Just like a great bartender mixes up cocktails you just can’t replicate at home, so does the cannabis professional create an infused pre-roll that delivers an unparalleled smoking experience.
Both pre-rolls and infused pre-rolls have spiked in popularity over the last few years. Data compiled from West Coast markets, including Nevada, found that sales of pre-rolls bumped by nearly 50% from 2019 to 2020—and that’s in spite of the pandemic.
So what’s the deal? This cannabis product in particular is discreet, disposable, easy to share, and ready to go from the minute you buy it. All you need is a lighter, and you’re all set. What’s more, they’re available in smaller sizes these days, which makes them perfect for one. Brands are rolling out more sophisticated infusions and strains, so in a sense, a pre-roll is a great way to sample a strain before splurging on the flower itself.
A WORD ON REPUTATION
It’s absolutely true that pre-rolls were an afterthought with some cultivators, and they loaded them up with low-grade shake and trim. But those days are largely gone, and brands are seeing the value of putting their best bud in their pre-rolls. You can always ask a budtender here at MYNT for a recommendation of a really great pre-roll, infused or otherwise, but by and large, these are a reliable, consistent, highly enjoyable way to consume. The pre-roll market is growing, so you can expect more creativity and quality to come.