What Are Pre-Rolls?

When it comes to consumption methods, there are many different ways to enjoy cannabis. One of these ways is by smoking a pre-roll. Marijuana pre-rolls are pre-rolled joints that are already wrapped and contain ground cannabis flower. You can purchase pre-rolled joints at dispensaries throughout the state.

Written By: The Pacific Stone Editorial Team
Date Published: February 19, 2023

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In general, a pre-roll will contain three different parts:

    Rolling Paper

    This is what contains the flower in your joint. This thin paper comes from a variety of plant fibers. To create a joint, you fill a rolling paper with flower.


    The next part of a pre-roll is the flower itself. Some companies produce pre-rolls with shake or trim, which can produce a less-than-desirable and low-quality smoke. However, Pacific Stone only uses premium, 100% greenhouse flower with NO shake or trim. This leads to a more pleasurable, higher-quality smoke.


    Also known as a crutch, this is a piece of paper that can help filter out large particles while also providing a physical barrier between the lit end of the pre-roll and your lips.

    Pre-rolls are also called pre-rolled cones based on their shape. You’ll find them throughout dispensaries in a variety of strains, quantities, and filled amounts.

    The Benefits of Pre-Rolls

    Pre-rolls are a great option for many cannabis consumers, and they come with many benefits. Here are the top benefits of using pre-rolls.


      Pre-rolls are an affordable way to consume cannabis, as they can be purchased in singles or in multi-packs. They also don’t require any costly equipment to enjoy the smoking experience. They can be great if you want to sample a particular strain before committing to buying higher quantities.


      Cannabis pre-rolls are also great due to their portability. Because everything is already packaged for you, you don’t have to mess with bringing a grinder, grinding up the flower, and then rolling it. Plus, most pre-rolls can discreetly fit into your pocket. So, for consumers looking for an on-the-go experience, pre-rolled joints are a great option.


      Pre-rolls are also an ideal way to share cannabis with friends. Whether you’re passing a pre-roll around or sharing with friends so they can try a strain you love, joints are a great way to share cannabis with others.

      Easy to consume

      Unlike other ways to consume weed, enjoying a pre-roll is pretty straightforward. Simply find some fire and enjoy a quick smoke experience. Once you’re finished, you can dispose of the joint quickly and discreetly as well.


      While rolling joints can be satisfying, it can take some time to master the art of rolling your own joint. This time-consuming and sometimes complicated process can slow you down from enjoying your smoking experience. In contrast, pre-rolled cones provide a fast option to consume cannabis that only requires the amount of time needed to smoke the joint.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      What’s the difference between a blunt and a pre-roll?

      A blunt is rolled using a wrap. While some blunts use tobacco as a wrap, Pacific Stone uses hemp wraps. Blunts also tend to contain more cannabis than a pre-roll. In contrast, a pre-roll uses rolling papers and is often smaller than a blunt.

      Do you smoke a pre-roll all at once?

      Some people may choose to use the entire pre-roll at once, while others may save part of the pre-roll for a later time. Your decision can depend on your personal tolerance, the strength of the THC, how much time you have, and how big your pre-roll is. For example, a .35g pre-roll will be easier to consume in one session versus a 1g pre-roll.

      Products like our Slims Pre-Rolls are smaller in size, while larger pre-roll sizes may require multiple sessions or sharing with friends.

      How do I buy a pre-roll?

      Pre-rolls are available for purchase at almost every dispensary. To find a dispensary near you that carries Pacific Stone pre-rolls, click here.

      Why are pre-rolls so cheap?

      Pricing for pre-rolls can vary based on a variety of factors. The cost can depend on the size of the pre-roll, what kind of pre-roll it is, and where you purchase it. In recent years, there’s been more demand for high-quality pre-rolls. That’s why we’re proud to offer pre-rolls with 100% premium flower at an affordable price.

      How long does it take to feel a pre-roll?

      Pre-rolls can affect every user differently. While it may hit one user quickly, it may take 45 minutes to an hour to affect another user.

      How long do pre-rolls last?

      Pre-rolls can last for 6-12 months before they go bad, depending on how you store them. Products that are sealed by the manufacturer will last a lot longer than opened products. At Pacific Stone, we sell pre-rolls in counts of 2 and 14 and Slims in 20 packs, so you always have the option to purchase the quantity that best fits your needs!

      How do I smoke a pre-roll?

      Typically, smoking cannabis pre-rolls can be a straightforward process. First, you’ll remove the pre-roll from any packaging or tubes. Then, light the rolled end while inhaling through the filtered tip. Once lit, inhale gently into your lungs and then breathe out.

      Enjoy Pre-Rolls from Pacific Stone

      Every Pacific Stone pre-roll contains premium flower. Choose from Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid strains, including favorites like Blue Dream, 805 Glue, Cereal Milk, PR OG, Wedding Cake, and more!

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      About Pacific Stone

      Pacific Stone was founded in 2015 with the goal of growing clean, consistent, and affordable cannabis for California. Founded by friends and family from the 805, Pacific Stone is a labor of love. We are intently focused on delivering high-quality marijuana at an affordable price.

      As multi-generational Dutch greenhouse growers, we utilize our long history of growing to bring you farm-direct cannabis at the best price all year long. We take pride in ensuring customer satisfaction, and our flower has been consistently recognized as some of the highest quality and top-selling throughout the state of California.

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