Pre-rolled hemp cigarettes remain one of the simplest & most convenient ways of using the raw hemp flower at home.
Despite the many different forms of hemp CBD products on the market today, the joint remains one of the most popular options to this day.
They’re cheap, easy to use, and deliver a fast-onset of effects.
The conventional way to roll a CBD joint is to grind up some raw hemp flower and roll it up into a joint yourself. While there’s nothing wrong with this method, some people find it easier to order their joints pre-rolled to begin with.
Most companies that sell the raw hemp flower will also sell pre-rolled joints. The cost is only marginally higher, if at all.
Here, we’ll cover the basics of hemp pre-rolls and where to order some yourself.
A pre-roll is exactly what it sounds like — a prepared hemp flower cigarette, ready to use right out of the package.
If you already know you’re going to be rolling your hemp into cigarettes anyway, why not buy them pre-prepared? This is a great option for people who don’t like rolling their own joints or suffer from a medical condition that makes doing so a challenge (such as ALS or Parkinson’s disease).
Pre-rolls come in various forms — from the classic cone-shaped joints to more conventional cigarette-shaped versions. You can also order hemp blunts, which are much thicker and wider — sort of like a cigar.
We all know smoking isn’t great for our health. The combustion process creates many nasty byproducts such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and particulate matter that can irritate and inflame the lungs.
With that said, if used in moderation, smoking CBD hemp flowers isn’t likely to cause long-term damage. It becomes dangerous when you’re using these pre-rolls several times a day over long periods of time.
If you’re looking to use CBD products like this on a regular basis, you may want to consider switching to a vape pen, dry herb vape, or other CBD products like oils or capsules instead.
There are three different types of vapes when we talk about cannabis products — dry herb vaping, e-liquid vaping, and concentrate vaping. All three options are considered safer than smoking because neither produce the harsh byproducts from the combustion process.
A dry herb vape is a device that heats up dried cannabis flowers to temperatures that are hot enough to cause the active ingredients to evaporate — but not hot enough to result in combustion.
This type of vaping offers all the same benefits as smoking hemp flowers, but it’s considered much safer.
To use dry herb vaping, you’ll need an electronic vaporizer and some raw hemp flower (not pre-rolls).
E-liquid vaporizers is the other form of vaping hemp products. This practice doesn’t work with the raw hemp flower. Instead, you have to use e-liquid extracts.
CBD e-liquids are made by infusing a concentrated hemp extract or purified CBD into a mixture of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine. When reheated, the mixture converts into a thick white vapor that can be inhaled via the lungs. This works the same way fog machines work to produce a thick white fog.
You can order CBD e-liquids and add them to your electronic vaporizer or order disposable vape-pens prefilled with the active ingredients.
The final option for vaping is to use CBD concentrate. The concept is the same as the other styles of vaping — a small heating chamber holds the concentrates, which is then heated to a temperature that causes them to evaporate (but not combust).
This style of vaping produces little to no vapor but offers the same rapid onset of effects.
The best place to order CBD pre-rolls is online. There’s a larger selection of products to choose from, and the prices tend to be cheaper than in-store. Ordering online also allows you to source products directly from the manufacturer, making it more likely that the products you’re using are fresh.
It’s especially important to order hemp flower products that are fresh because they will start to degrade after just six months of storage.
Here are 6 points to consider when shopping for CBD pre-rolls online:
This is the most important consideration to make. You need to make sure the products you’re ordering are actually hemp and not psychoactive (and potentially illegal) marijuana plants instead.
Most companies that sell CBD products don’t carry marijuana, but it’s not wise to assume this. Always make sure the type of product you’re ordering states explicitly that it’s made from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC (less than 0.2% for Europe).
The next consideration is to look at the manufacturer directly. You’ll want to order from a company with a good track record in this space. There are many inferior manufacturers in this space piggy-backing off the success of reputable brands.
Low-grade companies are selling cheap, potentially even contaminated, and underpowered hemp products at a premium. In the best-case scenario, you’ve wasted your money; in the worst-case scenario, you’ve ordered products contaminated with harsh pesticides or other chemicals.
Check for reviews on the company you’re ordering from by searching the brand name online. If you find that most reviews have negative sentiment, or there are no reviews available whatsoever — it’s wise to look for another company to order from instead.
While it’s not completely necessary to order organic hemp — it’s certainly a plus.
By definition, organic plants are grown without toxic pesticides and were grown in soil that hasn’t been contaminated by heavy metals or other dangerous chemicals. Companies selling organic products need to comply with much stricter standards overall or risk losing the organic title.
Many CBD hemp flower companies are offering organic products, which is bringing the cost down substantially. It’s not that hard to find high-quality, organic hemp these days that don’t cost you an arm and a leg.
The strain you’re ordering matters a lot.
Some strains are high in sedative terpenes and cannabinoids (best hemp strains for sleep), while others contain more uplifting and energizing compounds.
It helps to look for strains that match the effects you’re hoping to get from using the hemp flower. This information is usually listed on the product page.
Here are some suggestions for you if you’re not sure where to begin:
Third-party testing is the best way to provide transparency in terms of a CBD manufacturer’s quality and potency.
Here’s how it works.
A CBD company will voluntarily send a sample of their hemp to an independent lab. This is a lab with no affiliation with the company itself to provide a completely unbiased analysis of their products. The lab will test the sample to look at the cannabinoid and terpene profile and check for the presence of contaminants like heavy metals, pesticides, or microbial contaminants (like mold or bacteria).
The results are then sent back to the manufacturer.
A reputable brand will provide the most recent lab results for each batch of hemp flower pre-rolls on their website.
If these tests are missing — it’s best to look for another brand instead. There’s no good reason why a company wouldn’t offer these tests — it’s cheap, easy to publish. If a company has nothing to hide, there’s no reason to avoid publishing these results.
Most companies won’t tell you when the hemp was harvested — but it can make a big difference in terms of quality.
While the company may not explicitly list this information on the website, you can always reach out to the customer service team to ask.
If the taste and quality of the hemp pre-rolls you’re using are important to you, it’s definitely worth asking for the harvest date.
Ideally, you’ll want to order products that have been harvested within the last six months. However, it’s hard to find products harvested less than two months because it can take several weeks for the hemp to complete the curing process.
Even with all the different CBD products on the market today, hemp flower remains one of the simplest, cheapest, and most popular forms of CBD on the market today. You can order raw hemp flower on its own or hemp flower that comes pre-prepared in a CBD cigarette instead.
The main selling point of ordering a pre-roll is convenience. There’s no need to mess around with grinding and rolling your hemp flower, and the final product is almost always better than any DIY joint. They’re made in bulk by a machine, so every single joint is exactly the same size and shape. They weigh the same amount and deliver identical doses of CBD in every cigarette.
Needless to say, smoking is not considered a safe way of using CBD on a consistent basis. These products are best used in moderation.
If you plan to use CBD consistently, it’s better to use your raw hemp flower in a dry herb vape or order CBD vape pens or e-liquids instead. CBD oils, capsules, gummies, and other edible forms of CBD are also available that don’t have the same level of inherent risk.