With the hemp legislation in 2018, users have lately become acquainted with prerrolls. These readymade joints are perfect to light up and enjoy some tokes on the go without having to worry about cleaning up or maintenance. Best of all, you don’t even have to practice your rolling skills or keep a stash at all.
Now, one of the most recent questions that users have asked is if there’s any actual THC in delta 8 prerolls. And while this is a little complicated to answer, we’ve tried our best to find the basics about prerolls and THC in the following guide.
In this text, you’ll find all the general information you have to know about prerolls, whether they smell, and which cannabinoids are used in these prerolls to make them hit stronger. Besides this, we also explained a little more about how they work and what percentage of delta 8 THC you’ll find in regular rolls.
So if you want to know delta 8 prerolls better and how they can spice up your delta 8 game, you can keep reading below.
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- Delta 8 THC is a fairly new cannabinoid that’s fully derived from hemp and structurally different from delta 9 THC, which has about 50% of its potency.
- Prerolls that have delta 8 THC are ready-to-smoke joints that have milled hemp flower that’s been infused with delta 8 extracts.
- Delta 8 prerolls can smell when burned, so if you mind smoke and smell, you might feel better without other methods like edibles.
- The price of prerolls varies depending on quality, materials, and concentrates used. Higher-end, infused prerolls can be slightly more expensive but nothing out of this world.
- Delta 8 THC percentages in prerolls can vary, but most contain anywhere from 3-8% delta 8 THC. A good way to add potency to joints is using THCA rolls instead of delta 8, as it turns to delta 9 THC when exposed to heat.
What are Delta 8 Pre Rolls
Let’s start by breaking delta 8 THC prerolls into two concepts. First, delta 8 THC. This fairly new cannabinoid has gained a lot of popularity thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, which allows for hemp products to be sold and consumed pretty much over the counter as long as they contain less than 0.3% of delta 9 THC.
Now, delta 8 is an isomer of “regular” THC, meaning it has a slight change in its structure that makes them act differently from delta 9 THC. Delta 8 is also psychoactive, and it can bind to the proteins of our CB1 receptors, but it is considered to have about 50% of regular THC’s potency.
Prerolls, on the other hand, are a little easier to describe. These products are basically readymade joints that dispensaries sell and you can enjoy just by lighting them up. You can get simple prerolls, which only use milled hemp flower, or try infused ones, which have some sort of extract added for potency.
Delta 8 THC prerolls are unique, as they mostly use hemp flower that’s been infused with delta 8 extract. This requires a special process in which producers use distillate or extracts to infuse the flower before rolling it. Some use it on the paper, others use it frozen on the inside so it can melt when smoked.
So, how do delta 8 prerolls work? This type of product gets the best of infused prerolls with the potency of delta 8 THC. Let’s go further into detail about these infused joints in the following sections.
Do Delta 8 Pre Rolls Smell?
First, let’s go over the smell. Since these premade joints burn actual flowers covered with delta 8 THC distillate, they will most likely smell. Burning concentrates usually produce very weak vapor that doesn’t linger in fabric or other places, but generally herb does.
Be mindful before lighting a preroll up, as they can get slightly skunky. If you don’t mind the smell or you are actually taking a hike, this shouldn’t be a problem. Otherwise, you might want to take a look at this article with tips on how to not smell like weed.
If you’d prefer a method that does not use smoke or vapor, you can always opt for tinctures or edibles. The first one is a little more difficult to get on the go but can be pretty discreet, while edibles are a lot stronger and can have long-lasting effects (and high).
Does Delta 8 Pre Rolls Get You High?
Yes! delta 8 THC might be slightly milder than its cousin delta 9 THC, but it can still definitely get you high. Most users describe the high as an euphoric buzz that follows through with the body relaxation that hemp flower can provide.
Or even better, you can try delta 8 THC prerolls with THCA diamonds in them. THCA is somewhat like the grandparent of all THC forms, as it is the precursor of delta 9 THC in the cannabis plant. When heat is applied, it transforms into delta 9 THC, which could spice up your preroll from just having delta 8 THC infused.
How Much are Delta 8 Pre Rolls?
The price range of prerolls all comes down to the quality. Lower-end prerolls will go as cheap as 5-8 USD and can go up to $15 USD. Anything above that usually means that the preroll has some sort of distillate added, like THCa diamonds or delta 8 THC distillate.
Sometimes the price range is also an indicator of the materials used, like paper, filters, or even the herb itself. If you are unsure if you should get a high end or low end product, try to reflect upon what kind of experience you are looking for.
Most times, higher end products like infused pre rolls are not that much of a splurge (1-3 more bucks) and you’ll definitely need a lot less puffs than your regular joint. And since most infused prerolls have to be neatly packed for the distillate inside, it might be easier to put it out and save the puffs for later in the crystal or plastic case they come in.
Delta 8 THC Percentage
Well, this varies depending on the product and the making process. Most delta 8 products use distillate which uses pure concentrate of this cannabinoid which is then used in different combinations of the product.
Tinctures use a carrier oil with this extract to create a whole new product. Now, prerolls usually add anywhere between 3 and 8% of delta 8 THC to the mix. So, in reality, premade joints won’t be that much potent from taking a few tokes from a vaping pen or half a dropper from a tincture at a first glance.
Just remember that the method you use for consuming delta 8 will change your experience. Smoking and vaping can actually make you feel the effects quickly, but these will usually only last anywhere between 4 and 6 hours. Other methods with the same percentage can last up to 8 hours, like edibles.
If you want to make sure how much delta 8 THC your product has, it is recommended you only try products that have a third party lab test in which you can triple check the product’s cannabinoids and delta 8 percentage.
How Much THC Does Delta 8 Have?
Well, in general, delta 8 THC does not contain delta 9 THC. Products might have traces of it, which we’ll go deeper into detail in the following sections, but in general hemp products do not have delta 9.
Now, some products can have similar forms of THC, like delta 8, HHC, or even THCV. Other items might have THCA, an inert version of delta 9 THC that changes to “regular” THC when heated but otherwise not psychoactive when consumed.
So in general, delta 8 THC as a cannabinoid does not contain delta 9 THC since most producers use CBD as a base to create this product. That said, some delta 8 products can have traces of delta 9 THC due to the extraction process in minimal levels.
Now, we’ve explored delta 8 THC, you might be asking yourself if there is actually any type of delta 9 THC in this cannabinoid.
Well, in general, most delta 8 THC products can have small traces of delta 9. However, due to the legal framework from the federal 2018 Farm Bill, products can only have less than 0.3% of delta 9 THC in their dry weight as part of their composition.
Some products might have other cannabinoids in the mix, such as CBD, CBN, or terpenes, which can power up the effects of delta 8 THC or even add flavors and aromas. If you want to know which ingredients are part of your preroll, our best bet would be to check their third party lab test out.
How Much THC is in Delta 8 Prerolls
This is a little tricky to answer. If we are talking about delta 9, by law, all hemp-based products should have less than 0.3% of “regular” THC. Now, delta 8 can be different in prerolls. Some of them can have different percentages depending on the brand or dispensary.
Most prerolls will have anywhere between 3 and up to 8% of delta 8 THC. Some higher end prerolls can go up to 22%, but for the price, we’d recommend going for extracts instead.
However, there is a gray area where prerolls can have more THC percentage than other joints. By using THCA diamonds, the precursor form of delta 9 THC in the plant, you can spice up the THC levels of a joint. When this concentrate is heated up, you can get about 87.7% of its weight turned into delta 9 THC when smoked.
So, let’s have a quick math exercise. If a prerolls has 3% delta 8 THC and 15% THCA diamonds, the joint will have 13.15% of delta 9 THC when smoked. So by switching up to THCA-infused prerolls, you might be getting stronger hitting prerolls without having to change up your method or dosage.
Where to Buy Pre Rolled Cones
Having checked out delta 8 THC and prerolls, you might want to try some for yourself. However, delta 8 THC usually only adds anywhere between 5 and 8% of distillate to the mix. For something even stronger (and legal), we are cooking up a preroll pack of THCA Diamond Infused Pre Rolls at the Delta Munchies store.
These prerolls will have THCA diamonds, a special concentrate that uses the pure form of THCA. The cannabinoid-based crystals, besides looking pretty, turn into delta 9 THC when heated. This, when mixed with hemp flower, can spice up your regular preroll into a new and delicious experience that will hit much stronger than a delta 8 THC infused joint.
While we have thing cooking up in the lab, you can learn more about delta 8 THC and premade joints in the following video: