How to Smoke a Pre-Roll Delta-8

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If you are like us and you just don't have much time on your hands, smoking pre-rolled joints is always much easier. Sure, rolling your own joint can be fun, but it takes a lot of time, not to mention the right skills. If you don't have the time or skills to roll your own joints on a constant basis, there's absolutely nothing wrong with smoking some pre-rolls.

That said, people do have some questions about smoking pre-rolls, such as how to smoke them in the first place. Some people don't know how to write a pre-roll, how to properly pull on it, how to keep it burning evenly, and so on. Today, we're going to talk about everything you need to know about smoking a Delta-8 THC pre-roll, starting with what exactly Delta-8 THC is and how it's going to make you feel.

Key Takeaways

  • A Delta-8 THC pre-roll is a pre-rolled joint filled with hemp flower that is infused with Delta-8 THC.
  • Delta-8 THC is significantly less potent than Delta-9 THC.
  • Delta-8 THC, so long as it is hemp-derived and contains acceptable limits of Delta-9 THC, is considered legal under the 2018 farm bill.
  • Delta-8 THC produces a fairly mild psychoactive high that is very calming and mellow in nature.

What is a Delta-8 Pre-Roll?

First and foremost, a pre-roll or pre-rolled joint is any kind of joint or hemp cigarette that comes to you already rolled and ready to smoke. It, therefore, eliminates the need for you to buy flower, grind it up, buy papers, and then roll the flower into papers. The joints come to you ready to light.

Delta-8 THC is a special cannabinoid derived from hemp. It occurs in fairly small quantities in hemp and cannabis plants, making extracting it unfeasible. However, it can be synthesized from CBD, hemp-derived CBD to be exact.

Because Delta-8 THC is made from hemp-derived CBD, it is totally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. This Delta-8 THC extract is then infused into hemp flower and rolled into a joint. Simply put, a Delta-8 pre-roll is a pre-rolled joint that comes to you ready to smoke filled with Delta-8 THC-infused hemp flower.

How Does Delta-8 Make You Feel?

Delta-8 THC is intoxicating and psychoactive. It's not like CBD which doesn't produce any psychoactive effects. Delta-8 THC, however, is not nearly as potent as regular Delta-9 THC. It is anywhere between 40% to 60% as potent as regular Delta-9 THC; about half as strong as Delta-9 THC. Therefore, unless you consume twice as much of it, the high is much milder when compared to Delta-9 THC.

Delta-8 THC is generally said to be more like a mild Indica strain than a Sativa strain. Delta-8 THC should help to relax your body, make you feel a bit heavy and tingly, and relax you in general. It may also be able to relieve some aches, pains, and inflammation too. Furthermore, it does also produce a bit of a cerebral or head high, although not nearly as much as Delta-9 THC.

You will still feel a bit happy, calmer, elated, euphoric, and maybe a bit talkative, social, and giggly too. However, just keep in mind that the effects of Delta-8 THC are not nearly as potent as those of Delta-9 THC, although quite similar in the grand scheme of things, especially when compared to a relatively mild Indica strain.

How Long Do Pre-Rolls Stay Fresh?

Whether pre-rolled joints or other kinds of hemp or cannabis flower, they will generally stay good for around 6 to 12 months before starting to degrade. This is the case if you store them properly. If you don't store your pre-rolls properly, they may go bad in three months.

The reality, however, is that even when properly stored, THC eventually degrades. If your cannabis or hemp flower is properly stored, after the first year, it's going to lose around 16% of its THC content, and more and more as the years go on.

Keep in mind that even if the THC doesn't degrade, your joints can still go bad. If you store them in an exceedingly dry place, they can get brittle and fragile. If you store them in a place that is far too moist, they can get wet and moldy. Therefore, you can keep your pre-rolled joints in top condition for anywhere between 8 to 12 months, as long as you store them properly, which we are about to discuss below.

How to Make Pre-Rolls Last Longer

Let's quickly go over some valuable tips to help make your pre-rolls last a bit longer.

  • Store your joints in a relatively cool area, a few degrees under room temperature. You don't want them to be too hot or too cold.
  • Make sure to store your pre-rolled joints in a dark area. UV light from the sun causes THC to degrade. Keep your weed out of sunlight.
  • Make sure that where you store your pre-rolled joints is also relatively dry. Being drier is better than being too moist. You don't want mold developing on your joints.
  • If possible, keep oxygen away from the pre-rolled joints. This means keeping them in an airtight container is ideal.

How to Open Pre-Roll Tube

Pre-roll joints usually come stored in little plastic or even glass tubes period to open up the tubes, particularly if they are made out of plastic, usually have to squeeze the sides of the tubes right beside the lid. Squeezing the tube itself beside the lid usually caused the lid to pop out of the tube.

However, there are different styles of these tubes. Some may have a stopper-style lid, not unlike a wild wine bottle. For these, you simply pull them out. Others may have screw-on lids, in which case you just have to unscrew the top.

How to Smoke a Pre-Roll Delta-8

OK, so this is somewhat subjective. Different people will provide you with different tips on the best way to smoke any kind of joint. Right now, we're going to go over a quick list of the most popular tips for smoking any kind of joint, whether a pre-roll Delta-8 joint or otherwise.

1. Moisten it with Your Breath

Some people like to hold the joint in both of their hands first and blow some warm air onto it using their breath. This will help to moisten the joint slightly, therefore preventing it from burning too fast or unevenly.

2. Give it a Shake

A good idea is to take the end of the joint, not the end where you put your mouth but the other end, hold it by the paper and then shake it back and forth with quite some force. This will compact all of the plant matter down towards the end where your mouth goes.

Pre-rolled joints are often extremely loose and not packed properly, which could be because they weren't rolled properly in the first place or because they loosened up during transportation. If a joint is not packed properly, it won't burn properly. Therefore, shaking it back and forth a bit will help it burn evenly and slower.

3. Rotate and Light Your Joint

With that done, you can then put the mouth end of the joint in your mouth. You need a lighter or matches to light the other end. Now, many people will tell you to not pull on the joint as you hold the flame to it because this will cause the pre-roll joint to canoe. For those who don't know, a joint that canoes means that it burns unevenly and that only one side is burning while the other side doesn't.

This may be true, particularly if you don't follow our tip in the previous step, i.e., shaking the joint back and forth. Either way, to get the best result, it's a good idea to rotate the joint in a full circle while you hold the flame to the end. Realistically, if you want the joint light properly, you do have to pull the flame through it with your breath while you rotate it. Once again, this is subjective in nature.

Some people will hold the flame to the end of the joint for anywhere between 30 and 60 seconds while they rotate it, without actually pulling on it. This takes quite a long time but generally does produce a good cherry. If you are in more of a hurry, you can always lightly pull the flame through the joint with your mouth while rotating it. If you are careful, it shouldn't canoe.

4. Ring the Joint

If you want your pre-roll joints to burn extra slowly, some people also perform what is known as ringing. Ringing your joint is when you take a little bit of saliva, put it on your fingers, and then roll it around the perimeter of the joint right below the cherry, the part that is lit. This helps to provide a bit of moisture, therefore slowing down the burn.

5. Take a Drag and Inhale

Then, take a drag, anywhere between one and three seconds. A big mistake that many newbies make is keeping the smoke in their mouths instead of inhaling it into their lungs. That smoke needs to get into your lungs for the THC to get into your bloodstream and to have any kind of effect.

6. Let the Smoke Out

Therefore, inhale the smoke directly into your lungs. You can then hold it in for two or three seconds, and exhale it. Most of the THC is absorbed into your lungs within the first few seconds, so holding it in for as long as possible to get as high as possible is actually a total myth. You don't need to hold your breath to the point where you pass out to get high from THC.

How to Smoke a Pre-Roll: Reddit’s Advice

According to Reddit users, just put the joint in your mouth, light it up, inhale, hold the smoke in, and then exhale. Many also give the same advice in terms of actually inhaling it into your lungs instead of just holding it in your mouth.

On Reddit, there is also a debate between people who pull the flame through the joint with their breaths, or simply like the end of 30 to 60 seconds before inhaling it. This seems to be quite the point of contention.

How Much Pre-Roll Should I Smoke?

How much of the pre-roll you smoke depends on a wide variety of factors, including your own size and weight, how accustomed you are to smoking Delta-8 THC, and how potent the strain in question is.

Generally speaking, if a pre-roll is one gram, we recommend smoking anywhere between one-quarter and one-half of it. You can then wait 20 to 30 minutes to see what the effects are like and if desired, you can then smoke more. Anywhere between 0.25 and 0.5 grams of Delta-8 THC is recommended for beginners.

Where to Buy Delta-8 Pre-Rolls Online

If you want to buy some Delta-8 THC pre-rolls online, right here at Botany Farms is your best bet. We have an absolutely fantastic selection for you to choose from. This includes these Botany Farms Delta-8 Sugar Queen Pre-Rolls and these Delta-8 Lemon Diesel Pre-Rolls. If you like your smoke fruity, check out either this Botany Farms Delta-8 Blueberry Kush Pre-Roll or this Delta-8 THC Strawberry Banana Kush Pre-Roll.

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