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Do Infused Pre-Rolls Enhance Your Marijuana Experience?

Want to join the extreme experience when you consume? Maybe try an enhanced pre-roll

Consumers don’t mind the extreme experience occasionally – we have Doritos Extreme,  XXXXX Hot Sauces, TikTok chalneges – everyone wants more, extra, extreme and mainly different.  So what about a cannabis infusion pre-roll??

An infusion is the introduction of marijuana concentrates into other products like pre-rolls, oils, or edibles. This process enhances the potency and flavor of marijuana products, making them more appealing to users who prefer a stronger experience.

Infusion methods vary depending on the desired final product. But they all involve heating cannabis and a carrier substance (butter or oil) together to transfer terpenes and cannabinoids.

Here are the main infusion methods you need to know:

  • Decarboxylation involves heating cannabis to activate the cannabinoids, making them more bioavailable. You can do this in an oven or a specialized device, and it’s always the first step in most infusion processes.
  • Oil-based infusion is when you heat cannabis concentrates in a carrier oil, such as olive oil. The resulting product is cannabis-infused oil that you can use in topicals and edibles.
  • Alcohol-based infusion is soaking cannabis flowers in high-proof alcohol to create a tincture that can be added to drinks or used sublingually.
  • Fat infusion involves heating cannabis in fat to create fat-infused butter that can be used in baked products.

Understanding infused pre-rolls

Pre-rolled infusion is another method of cannabis infusion where cannabis extracts are added to pre-rolled joints. Also known as infused blunts or infused joints, these products come in various strains and flavors. As mentioned earlier, you can find them at licensed cannabis dispensaries in states where marijuana is legal.

They typically combine high-quality flower with cannabis extracts to create a more potent and flavorful smoking experience. Infusion methods vary depending on the desired final product. But they all involve heating cannabis and a carrier substance (butter or oil) together to transfer terpenes and cannabinoids.

It’s important to note that infused pre-rolls can be very potent and may not be suitable for novice cannabis users. It’s always a good idea to start with a small amount and wait for the effects to kick in before consuming more.

Infusion methods vary depending on the desired final product. But they all involve heating cannabis and a carrier substance (butter or oil) together to transfer terpenes and cannabinoids.

Here are the main infusion methods:

  • Decarboxylation involves heating cannabis to activate the cannabinoids, making them more bioavailable. You can do this in an oven or a specialized device, and it’s always the first step in most infusion processes.
  • Oil-based infusion is when you heat cannabis concentrates in a carrier oil, such as olive oil. The resulting product is cannabis-infused oil that you can use in topicals and edibles.
  • Alcohol-based infusion is soaking cannabis flowers in high-proof alcohol to create a tincture that can be added to drinks or used sublingually.
  • Fat infusion involves heating cannabis in fat to create fat-infused butter that can be used in baked products.

 

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Here is how pre-rolls can potentially enhance your marijuana experience:

Increased potency 

The quality of a regular joint varies depending on the strain, quality of the flower, and the skill of the one who rolled it. But an infused pre-roll guarantees high potency because of concentrates such as hash, oil, or kief.

When you smoke infused pre-rolls, you’ll get a more intense and longer-lasting “high” than a regular joint. A few puffs can give you the experience you desire.

It’s worth noting that these products are ideal for those who’ve built up a tolerance to cannabis. That means they need a higher potency to achieve their desired effects. Therefore, they’re not recommended for newbies.

Another important thing to remember is that infused pre-rolls vary with the type, quality, and amount of concentrate used. So, it’s essential to purchase your infused pre-rolls from a reputable marijuana dispensary.

Enhanced flavor

The cannabis concentrates or oil adds a robust and flavorful taste to the infused pre-rolls. There is a wide range of strains and flavors to choose from, which is great for marijuana enthusiasts.

This enhanced flavor allows you to enjoy your smoking experience. At your nearest dispensary, you’ll likely get different flavors based on their components. If you’re a beginner, it’s a good idea to consult the budtender before completing the purchase.

It’s also worth noting that various strains you’ll find at the store have different effects and benefits. If you’re adventurous, you can explore several strains and flavors and find what works best for you.

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Convenience

Infused pre-rolls are often more convenient to use than traditional flowers, as they don’t require grinding or rolling. As such, it’s a great option for those who want a quick and easy smoking experience.

It’s useful when you are traveling or in situations where you may not have access to rolling papers or other smoking accessories. Infused pre-rolls are ready for use; you just need your lighter.

Infused pre-rolls also come in different sizes and packaging options, making them easy to carry and store. Some brands offer individual pre-rolls that are packaged in child-resistant tubes, making them easy to carry in a pocket or purse. Other brands offer larger packs of pre-rolls that are sealed for freshness, making them easy to store and use over a longer period.

Precise dosing 

Infused pre-rolls are made using precise measurements and techniques, ensuring each joint has a consistent and reliable dose of cannabis. This means that you can have better control over your cannabis consumption and can accurately determine the amount of cannabis you are consuming with each puff.

For medical cannabis users, precise dosing is particularly important as they need to ensure they take the correct dosage to manage their symptoms effectively. Infused pre-rolls can provide a reliable and consistent dose, making it easier for medical cannabis users to manage their dosing.

Additionally, precise dosing can be beneficial for recreational cannabis users who are looking to have a more controlled and predictable experience. Infused pre-rolls can help users avoid overconsumption or taking too little, resulting in an unsatisfying experience.

Potential medicinal benefits

Infused pre-rolls may have additional medicinal benefits beyond those of traditional pre-rolls. Of course, experts are still doing their research. Also, these benefits depend on the specific cannabis strains and concentrates used.

Pain relief

Infused pre-rolls may provide pain relief due to the added concentrates, such as CBD, which has analgesic effects. Additionally, smoking cannabis can activate the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is involved in pain regulation.

A caution that infused pre-rolls are not for the newbie or beginner.

This article originally appeared on Cannabis.net and has been reposted with permission.

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