Why are Pre-Rolls Cheaper Than Flower?

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One of the most popular things in the hemp and cannabis world right now is the pre-rolled joint. We can certainly see the appeal of pre-rolled joints because they just help make life a whole lot easier. You don't have to do any rolling yourself, they burn really well, and there is plenty of selection to choose from.

Realistically, if you have access to some really nice pre-rolled joints, there's just no point in rolling your own. Many people see rolling joints as a waste of time, and if you need to learn how to do it properly, it probably is. For this reason, many people buy pre-rolled joints.

One interesting note about pre-rolled joints is that on a quantity or weight basis, they are generally cheaper than unrolled flower. 1 gram worth of pre-rolled joints usually costs a few dollars less than one gram of raw cannabis flower that has not been rolled.

This is odd considering that pre-rolled joints come rolled for you, which means that somebody had to put in extra work. You’d think that this labor would cost money.

However, there is a good reason why pre-rolled joints often cost less than flower, and you'll find out what that is further below. We’ll then also take a look at all of the different benefits that pre-rolled joints bring to the table and why you might want to try them yourself.

What is a Pre-Roll?

A pre-roll or pre-rolled joint is simply a joint that already comes rolled for you. Instead of having to purchase raw cannabis flower from a dispensary, grind it up with a grinder or scissors, and then roll it into a joint using your own papers, these are already rolled for you.

Cannabis and hemp dispensaries use rolling machines to roll hundreds or even thousands of joints every single day.

Yes, some pre-rolled joints are rolled by hand, although machines usually do most of the work. The cool thing about pre-rolled joints is that there is so much variety to choose from.

Why do Pre-Rolled Joints often Cost Less than Flower?

What you are probably wondering is if pre-rolled joints already come rolled for you, which means that somebody had to do hard work, why would they be cheaper than cannabis flower? Well, the simple and unfortunate answer here is that most dispensaries that make pre-rolled joints just don't use very good products.

More often than not, these pre-rolled joints are made with low-quality flower, not premium or top-shelf bud. This is often flower that hasn't sold because it's not very popular, old flower that is past its prime, or bottom of the bag shake or trimmings that aren't very potent. Furthermore, many places also mix a variety of strains together, usually stuff that hasn't sold very well.

Simply put, it's usually the stuff that nobody else wants and that nobody buys in the form of raw flower. However, there are some online retailers and dispensaries that stand out from the pack.

We don't usually like tooting our own horn, but the simple fact is that here at Botany Farms, our pre-rolled joints use the same quality product as we sell unrolled. We don't use old product, we don't use bottom-shelf product, and we don't mix various strains together. Our pre-rolled joints here at Botany Farms use top-shelf and top-quality material that is fresh and enjoyable.

Benefits of Pre-Rolled Joints

Leaving the issue of quality aside, let's take a look at some of the biggest benefits of buying and smoking pre-rolled joints. Although affordability is a selling point here, it's not the only one.

They are Affordable

No, we cannot ignore the fact that pre-rolled joints can be very affordable. In some cases, based on quantity or weight, they can be about half as expensive as raw cannabis flower, if not even less.

For anybody who is working on a tight budget, and wants a larger quantity of hemp or cannabis, pre-rolled joints are a good option. Depending on the source you get them from, they can be one of the most cost-effective ways to get your herb.

They Eliminate the Hard Work

One of the biggest benefits of using pre-rolled joints is that you don't have to do any of the hard work yourself. They already come shaped and formed for you. Some people can take upwards of 10 minutes to roll a single joint and let's face it, that's time we just don't have to waste. If you were to smoke two or three joints in a single day, you might spend up to half an hour rolling.

Let's not forget that a lot of us just don't know how to roll either. Rolling a good joint takes many years of practice. If you are a beginner or just somebody who hasn't smoked too many joints, the results you achieve may not be ideal.

If a joint is not properly rolled, it won't smoke very well, and you'll end up wasting a lot of the material. Therefore, smoking a pre-rolled joint not only saves you a whole lot of time but probably a lot of plant matter too.

They Usually Burn Better

Touching on the above point, pre-rolled joints do not always, but often, burn better than those that are self-rolled at home. Pre-rolled joints are usually created using rolling machines, and these rolling machines are designed to specifically create the best joints possible.

This means that they generally burn more evenly than those that do roll at home. This is also another factor that leads to less plant matter being wasted. It also allows for a more enjoyable smoke, because don't we constantly have to fix the joint and stop it from canoeing.

They Come in Various Sizes

The next thing that you might appreciate about pre-rolled joints is that they come in many different sizes. You can find pre-rolled joints that only have 0.3 or 0.5 grams in them, all the way up to several grams.

Even if you do know how to roll a decent joint, chances are that you're only used to rolling small joints. However, rolling really big joints with several grams is a different beast altogether. This can be quite difficult. Having access to various sizes of pre-rolled joints is just another thing that makes life a little bit easier.

There’s Plenty of Selection

The next thing that you might appreciate about pre-rolled joints is that there is a lot of selection to choose from. Most retailers, such as ourselves, offer pre-rolled joints in all of the same great strains as raw flower.

There are indica pre-rolled joints, sativa pre-rolled joints, hybrids, and everything in between. Furthermore, depending on the retailer, you can find pre-rolled joints that use hemp flower or cannabis flower, along with a wide variety of cannabinoids. This election here is virtually endless.

The Often Offer Mixed Benefits

Yes, pre-rolled joints are often cheaper than raw cannabis flower because they feature various strains mixed together. Some people may see this as a bad thing, but there are benefits here as well.

Let's just say that hypothetically speaking, one strain is great for insomnia, another is ideal for pain, and a third is ideal for anxiety relief. So if all three of those strains are mixed in one awesome pre-rolled joint, then you should theoretically get all three of those potential benefits.

How to Smoke a Pre-Roll

Smoking a pre-rolled joint is really no different than smoking any other kind of joint. The only note here is that during transportation, pre-rolled joints might have loosened up a little bit. A loosely packed pre-rolled joint won't burn very well.

Therefore, it's a good idea to grab them at the front, at the end that they are packed from, not by the mouthpiece, and give them a bit of a shake.

There should be a little tuft or loose piece of rolling paper at the end that you can hold on to with your thumb and pointer finger. Hold this and shape the joint back and forth. This will pack the plant matter down towards the mouth end of the joint, therefore allowing you to burn better.

How Long will a Pre-Rolled Joint Last?

It is tough to answer how long a pre-rolled joint lasts because it depends on a variety of factors. Keep in mind that THC degrades, and after about one year, up to 16% or more of the THC content in cannabis dissipates. However, this is for fresh cannabis, and if it is properly stored.

Remember that there are sources out there that use old plant matter for these pre-rolled joints. However, if properly stored, which means in a cool, dark, and dry place, they can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months.

Final Thoughts – Why are Pre-Rolls Cheaper than Flower?

The bottom line is that pre-rolled joints are generally cheaper than flower because the quality of the plant matter isn't the same. However, here at Botany Farms, we pride ourselves on using top-quality and premium product to roll our pre-rolled joints, so you never have to worry about quality issues.

Where to Buy Premium CBG, CBD, HHC, and Delta-8 Pre-Rolls Online

As you can probably guess, we think that the best place to buy all of your premium Delta-8, HHC, CBD, and CBG pre-rolled joints is right here at Botany Farms. We have an absolutely massive selection of premium products to choose from.

If THC is what you are looking for, our Delta-8 Godfather OG Pre-Rolls could be just what you need. (Click here to learn more about the differences between Delta-8 THC and HHC).

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