Nowadays, you can immediately enjoy cannabis without having to prepare joints with pre-rolls. It is a common suggestion to cannabis newcomers to start with pre-rolls as they do not require the selection of rolling paper and leaf and nimble hands to prepare. Safe, discreet, and can easily be disposed of responsibly after use, pre-rolls are practical and convenient.      West Coast Supply’s pre-rolls consist of the choicest blend of high-quality flower, oil, and kief for smooth, consistent, and slow-burning. The flowers have been hand-selected for potency, flavor, and essence. As with our other products, our pre-rolls passed strict processing and rigorous quality assessment for your maximum enjoyment.


A pre-roll is, simply, a pre-rolled joint, typically with a crutch.

Joints are cheap, discreet, disposable, and easily shared among friends. They require neither the financial investment of a bong nor the time commitment of an edible. But unless you’ve got nimble fingers or hours to spend practicing, it can be tough to learn how to twist one up.

Enter the pre-roll.

Before legal, regulated markets, consumers themselves were the ones rolling joints. But as weed shops emerged, demand grew for ready-made smokeable. By now, pre-rolls are everywhere, serving as go-to gifts and common suggestions to cannabis newcomers.

There’s just one thing: A lot of people think they’re junk.


How are pre-rolls made?

The rolling paper can hide what’s inside, making it easier for producers to get away with using sub-par cannabis or trim. Even if a pre-roll does include high-quality cannabis, consumers still can’t judge what’s inside so stores may see little advantage in stocking high-quality pre-rolls.


Many cannabis consumers steer clear of pre-rolled joints because they often contain low-quality cannabis. They’re most often made with trim—the leaves that are cut away from buds after harvesting.

This trim contains some trichomes but not as many as buds. Trim has much more plant matter than trichomes compared to buds, and when smoked, this plant matter makes trim harsh.

Producers often make pre-rolls out of trim or sell trim to extractors for making concentrates, to get as much money out of their product as possible.


Another source for pre-rolls is shaken. As nugs are shifted around in jars at dispensaries, small bits of the flower fall off, which budtenders can collect for use in pre-rolls.


Full nugs can also be ground down and used in pre-rolls, fetching a much higher price. Nug-sourced pre-rolls are harder to find, as most pre-rolls are created to use up all products from producers and dispensaries.

Filling pre-rolls

Using shake, trim, or ground down nugs, the filling material is usually loaded into pre-rolled paper cones by the tens or even hundreds. A machine shakes the joints to help settle the mixture and remove air pockets.

Once joints are filled, an employee gently tamps down the contents of each one to make sure it’s not too tight or too loose, which can cause it to burn poorly. With a twist of the tip, the pre-roll is ready to go.