How to Roll The Perfect CBD Pre-Roll
When time is on your side, the coziest activity you can do is lighting up a CBD pre-roll crafted by your own hands. It’s a precise job of a few steps that, if followed, will give you the perfectly rolled CBD pre-roll. This article explains everything you need to know about assembling CBD pre-rolls at home, plus tips on how to smoke it.
What is a CBD Pre-Roll?
A CBD pre-roll is a pre-crafted joint (by hand or a machine) filled with CBD flower instead of marijuana. CBD flower (or hemp flower) is the female flower of the hemp plant — the non-intoxicating form of cannabis with less than 0.3% delta 9 THC. Hemp flower is rich in many cannabinoids, but cannabidiol (CBD) is present most abundantly.
CBD pre-rolls are designed for smokers and involve direct inhalation. Although smoking is one of the most efficient delivery methods of cannabinoids, it’s not the safest for the lungs. That being said, pre-rolls offer a full spectrum experience and are a great way to taste a variety of CBD strains.
The Ultimate List of Things You’ll Need
While you can buy pre-rolled CBD joints from Mr. Hemp Flower, there’s satisfaction that comes from rolling your own. If this is your first time, you need to remember that practice makes perfect, so don’t be too hard on yourself when following our step-by-step guide.
Things you’ll need to roll a great CBD pre-roll are:
- A CBD flower strain of your liking
- A grinder
- Quality paper
- Filter or crutch (optional)
- A pen/poker (optional)
Most pre-rolls are 1 gram, and they can be long and slim or short and chunky. If this is your first time doing this, it’s best to fill your pre-roll with half a gram of flower by using standard-size papers. Once you get to the bottom of it, you can increase the amount of hemp flower and easily roll a 1 gram pre-roll.
How to Roll The Perfect CBD Pre-Roll?
Step 1 — Prepare the Flower
Once you have all the rolling stuff ready, it’s time to grind the CBD flower, preferably with a grinder. If you don’t have a grinder, you can turn to one of the many alternatives to grinding CBD flower without a grinder, including using a knife and a cutting board, scissors, a cheese grater, pestle and mortar, or your coffee grinder.
All of these methods can be used to chop the CBD flower to the ideal consistency without turning it into a powder. The buds should be tiny enough to burn evenly but still look like small pieces, not powder. If the CBD flower contains any seeds or stalks, remove them before grinding it.
You might be tempted to break down the CBD buds using your fingers, which is a bad idea because your skin absorbs the stickiness of the trichomes and damages the CBD content in them.
Step 2 — Prepare the Bed (Paper)
The “bed” of the pre-roll is the paper, which you should prepare next.
Prepare the paper by putting the sticky part of the paper up (facing you). An optional step is to add a filter or a crutch to the roll, and if you do, it should not be too loose or too tight but allow proper airflow.
Rolling papers for CBD flower are available in different materials and sizes — some made of hemp, wood, pulp, and rice. CBD rolling papers are mostly made of hemp and used for CBD flowers.
Hemp rolling papers are thick and durable, so the chances of them breaking are lower compared to traditional joint rolling paper. One of the main perks of hemp rolling papers is that they are environmentally friendly.
Step 3 — Fill the Paper
Once you have your flower and paper ready, it’s time to fill the paper.
This step is important because you want to distribute the hemp flower mixture evenly and create a nice line that can be rolled and smoked with no interruptions. If you decide to add a filter, place it at one of the ends of the paper.
Step 4 — Roll it Up
Now, we’re at the “hard” part that scares beginners the most. But, if you follow the steps below, you’ll have absolutely no issue in rolling your first CBD pre-roll.
- Use your fingers to shape the joint by holding the paper between your index finger and your thumb (or other fingers)
- Pinch the paper around the filter, or if you don’t use a filter, pinch the side of the tip and gently roll to the desired shape.
- With your other hand, fold the front edge of the paper, as tightly as possible, into a roll starting at the tip.
- Seal the glue by licking it or watering it.
- Use the pen to gently squeeze the ground material at the open end.
- If some of the paper sticks out, trim it back with a pair of scissors.
Step 5 — Enjoy Your Pre-Roll
If your pre-roll turns out oddly shaped or it’s too packed to burn, don’t worry about it, you’ll get it right next time.
Sit back and enjoy some CBD!
CBD Pre-Rolls vs. CBD Cigarettes
CBD pre-rolls get mixed up with CBD cigarettes, but they are different. The main difference between CBD pre-rolls and cigarettes is in their hemp flower content. While pre-rolls typically come as a single strain mixture that’s rich in CBD, hemp cigarettes are a mix of two or more different strains. They come with a Certificate of Analysis, which verifies their quality.
CBD cigarettes don’t contain any tobacco, but they come at various levels of quality. Some cigarettes don’t have a high concentration of CBD because they are made of hemp biomass and trim. Our hemp cigarettes are a mix of two high-quality strains and are made using 100% organic buds rich in cannabinoids and terpenes.
Do CBD Pre-Rolls Have Any Effects?
Yes, CBD pre-rolls have many effects, including potent relaxing benefits. If the CBD pre-roll has some added delta 8 THC, it causes similar effects to a delta 9 THC pre-roll, but to a milder extent.
Smoking a CBD pre-roll comes with little to no side effects. While it may cause dry mouth and cough from the smoke, you shouldn’t feel too anxious. But, expect the effects to be much stronger and more noticeable than with capsules, tinctures, or edibles.
Depending on the strain, you might feel sleepy or have more energy throughout the day. Sativa strains typically invigorate, while indica soothe. You will likely feel the effects within 1 to 2 minutes after inhalation, and they may last up to an hour and a half.
Tips on Smoking a CBD Pre-Roll
But first, how much of a CBD pre-roll should you smoke?
This depends on how much CBD you want to consume. The average pre-roll contains from 100 mg to 200 mg CBD. For example, the Mr. Hemp Flower Lifter Plus Pre-roll contains 190 mg of CBD, which is plenty, and that might not be your daily target.
Smoking is not the best for the lungs, but it does provide a more efficient method of consumption compared to ingesting gummies or capsules orally. The direct flame does burn some of the terpenes and cannabinoids, but efficient vaporization takes place.
If you are a beginner, a single puff might be enough for you, while seasoned users may get to half a joint to satisfy their daily needs (around 80 mg of CBD). So, you can break down the pre-roll into several smoking sessions.
Puff, Then Inhale
As you light the little tip of rolling paper, puff at the pre-roll to help the flame start burning the flower nicely. Once the flame is inside the CBD flower, take a lungful of high potency CBD flower.
You’ll absorb the CBD in your lungs within the first few seconds after inhalation, so any attempt at holding the smoke in the lungs for a better effect is obsolete and can be harmful. Instead, inhale to fully fill your lungs with the pre-roll smoke and exhale after a couple of seconds.
Final Thoughts — How to Roll a CBD Pre-Roll
Rolling a CBD pre-roll includes several steps, and each of them makes a difference in the final outcome. You can buy freshly rolled CBD pre-rolls at Mr. Hemp Flower, but nothing compares to rolling your own at home. Learning how to roll is an art and science, and it’s important to remember that the pre-rolls will improve with practice.
Light up the little folded tip of the pre-roll and start puffing it slowly until the paper burns and the flower catches up. Then, take a deep inhale and push it into the lungs.
This depends on how much CBD or THC you need in a day. The average Mr. Hemp Flower pre-roll contains up to 150 mg of CBD, so you can smoke it fully, divide it in half, or enjoy a third of it.
Yes, CBD pre-rolls have a smooth flavor, are pleasant to smoke, and provide calming effects.
This depends on the strain, but you’ll typically feel less stressed and in a better mood.