How To Smoke a Pre Roll

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If you are new to the scene, some slang, like pre rolls or joints, might be a little confusing. And even more, trying to light up your first jay on your own can be a memorable experience, which can go in many different ways depending on your knowledge and technique.

Well, don’t worry. In this article, we’ve gathered some of the most important techniques, tips, and information so you can start smoking your pre roll and make the best out of your new experience. 

So buckle up; we are going through a quick class on how to smoke a pre roll in a few steps.

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Key Takeaways

  • A pre roll is a ready-made joint sold by dispensaries and producers.
  • The quality of the hemp or weed flower affects the aroma, taste, and potency of each joint. You can basically get two types of pre rolls: regular and infused ones.
  • Regular pre rolls are plain, milled weed, and infused ones that have extracts or concentrate added for more potency or flavor.
  • For beginners, regular joints with low THC levels are recommended. You can also try infused rolled. Just have fewer tokes and put it out lightly.
  • To light a pre roll, remove it from its container, put the tip with the filter in your mouth, and light the other end, then gently pull with your mouth.


What is a Pre Roll?

Let’s quickly review the basics. A pre roll is a ready-made joint that dispensaries and producers roll and sell for the day-to-day consumer. Unlike other methods, you don’t need anything but a lighter to enjoy this product as it comes ready to light up and enjoy.

These usually come in a glass or plastic container to hold your jay and to ensure it comes in a single piece. Some producers have artisan rollers making the jays, and others use machines to get the perfect amount of flower and roll each time.

Think of it as having your personal roller without having to spend on paper or learning how to roll each joint, making sure each of your jays gets perfect and gives the same experience every single time.


Smoking Pre-Rolls: What to Know

Some important things to know about pre rolls are the actual joint itself, how to set the mood, and planning your session. First, the quality of your hemp or weed flower will have a significant impact on its aroma, taste, and potency.

Try to go for pre rolls from reputable dispensaries or sites, especially if you can find lab reports or site reviews. By shopping online, you can access a wide range of products, including delta 8 joints, blunts, and flowers, that can be delivered right to your doorstep.

Now, setting the mood. A comfortable environment and engaging activities can enhance your experience. It is suggested that you surround yourself with a small group of trusted friends and avoid any stress from work or daily tasks before indulging. A relaxing atmosphere can encourage a fun-filled experience.

Lastly, planning your session is a crucial step in having an enjoyable experience when it comes to smoking pre rolls. Without proper planning, you may not get the desired effects and risk having a less-than-satisfactory experience. 

Try having a lighter meal, relax, and find yourself a space to have a good old smoke without interruptions.


Different Types of Pre Rolls

There are essentially two types of pre rolls: regular and infused ones. Regular ones are simple as that, readymade joints that you can light up at any given time and try a few tokes wherever you want.

Infused pre rolls, on the other hand, have some sort of extract or concentrate that makes them more potent or adds more flavor. Some add kief or diamonds to their pre rolls to make them extra powerful or even terpene juice to make them full of flavor.

Some dispensaries like to add different kinds of flowers to change the color of their smoke. Before trying these, make sure the flowers or added ingredients are safe and mix well with cannabis.


Best Pre Roll for Beginners

Honestly, if you are full on a beginner, we’d recommend going for regular joints first. Infused joints can be an option if you only take a few tokes. Just try to put it out gently and make sure it is fully off, then pack it up in the glass or plastic container it came on.

Jays are usually a good way for beginners to try out weed in general, thanks to their low THC levels. They usually hit anywhere between 15 through 30 minutes, and the effects can last up to 4 hours. Some special types of joints can hit a little harder, like dutch joints, but it comes down to the experience you want to get.

For infused rolls, you get about the same time of expected high, just slightly more potent than your typical jay. This usually means a harder-hitting high, full-body relaxation, and even strong euphoric feelings.


How to Light a Pre Rolled Joint

Now, to the actual lighting it up. First, make sure to take the pre roll out of its container. If it has some plastic wrap around it, take it off and ensure you only have the joint.

Put the tip with the filter in your mouth and get the lighter close to the other end. As you put the lighter on the other side, start pulling with your mouth gently. You’ll see it works as you get smoke from the filter into your lungs.

If you are a first-time smoker, it is completely normal to start coughing. Try to pull air as you have each toke to get more THC into your lungs, but start slowly and build up your pulls as you feel comfortable doing it. And that’s it! You’ve lighted up your jay.


Tips On How To Light A Pre-Rolled Joint

Lighting a pre rolled joint can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time. However, with a little patience and the right techniques, you’ll be a pro in no time. Here are five tips to keep in mind when lighting your pre roll.

First and foremost, take your time. Don’t rush the process, as it won’t light up immediately. Observe cigar smokers and learn from their techniques. When it’s time to light the joint, aim for the tip. 

Roll the tip to create a paper overlap for an even burn. Light the joint a few inches away from the flame, and avoid touching the flame directly to the joint. Keep your fingers a safe distance away from the tip.

Before taking a puff, slowly rotate the joint between your thumb and index finger for an even burn. Take small puffs to start, and avoid inhaling large amounts of smoke from the get-go: your lungs will thank you. 

Also, never inhale while lighting the joint. This is one of the biggest differences between cannabis pre rolls and regular cigarettes. Inhaling while lighting can result in a fast, uneven burn and make it difficult to see what’s happening at the tip. Wait up till the actual paper gets lit up before taking the full toke.

Most importantly, take your time, aim for the tip, rotate the joint slowly, start with small puffs, and never inhale while lighting the joint. Follow these tips, and you’ll be lighting your pre roll like a pro in no time. Happy smoking!


How to Smoke a Pre Roll

This is one of the most difficult parts to master, and even veterans develop their own techniques to get the best out of each pull. Our recommendation is to inhale from the filter side of the joint for 5 through 10 seconds with each toke.

Some people say it is “easier” to take long pulls, but it might be more difficult at first as a beginner. So start with small tokes and slowly take larger hits as you feel comfortable with that; just make sure the smoke doesn’t stay in your mouth but rather goes down your lungs.

Unlike a cigarette or vape that you want it to stay in your mouth, you want to get as much THC goodness as you can with each pull. This way, THC gets to your system through the blood vessels in your lungs. And don’t worry if you cough, as this can help the lung open up and absorbs more of the THC in the smoke. 


Where to Buy Pre Rolls Online

Now that we’ve covered the basics about pre rolls, you might want to light a few yourself. While regular pre rolls could make a good choice, our new and upcoming THCA Diamond Infused Pre Rolls will definitely be a game changer.

Now, what is THCA? This cannabinoid has a pretty significant role in cannabis, as it transforms into delta 9 THC when heated. When left as is, this cannabinoid has practically no psychoactive properties, which is why you need to decarboxylate weed so it actually hits.

What does it mean? Well, you can get much more potent pre rolls by adding THCA crystals, which some cannabis users might know as diamonds. So, while things are cooking up in the Delta Munchies lab with delicious THCA crystals, you can check out some of our delicious products at the shop.

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