Top 5 CBD Flower Pre Rolls
High quality hemp pre rolls is a hot topic in 2020 with new bands entering the market every week.
At CBD Incubator, we get approached by hemp brands all the time asking us to smoke and review their pre rolls.
Though most brands come out with a similar strain-offering, the quality, effects and taste of the pre rolls can vary greatly from one brand to another.
One thing to lookout for when buying CBD Pre rolls vs regular hemp flower is that the flower in pre rolls often come from outdoor farms and is trimmed and rolled by machines. When buying the buds on the other hand, you usually get hand-trimmed, indoor flower.
Not that outdoor or machine trimmed hemp buds are a terrible thing, but some lower quality joints can be of such poor standard that it ruins the entire smoking experience.
This is our list of the top 5 CBD flower pre-rolls of 2020
What Are Hemp Pre Rolls
Pre rolled hemp joints are basically CBD cigarettes but instead of looking like your average Marlboro they look more like a perfectly rolled cone (see below).
They are filled with hemp flower that is rich in CBD, CBG or CBN. Unlike cannabis, hemp contains less than (or equal to) 0.3% THC, making is a non-psychoactive herb. Meaning, CBD pre rolls won’t get you high.
How does it feel to smoke CBD?
For people new to smoking hemp flower, it can be an interesting experience. Although hemp flower isn’t psychoactive, it can still give you a slight “head buzz” followed by a relaxing feeling in the body.
The sensation is best described as a “body high” where the body gets a warm mellow feeling. You essentially feel nice and relaxed.
The smell and taste of hemp is very similar to cannabis due to their shared terpene profiles. In fact, they are so similar that many cannabis smokers report feeling a pseudo or placebo-high when smoking CBD flower.
The benefits of CBD pre rolls
Smoking hemp comes with a great deal of benefits compared to smoking other herbs. Different strains have different effects on your energy and mood but they all show similar benefits on:
How much do CBD joints cost?
There is a large span of prices between the different pre rolls available on the market. Some important things to consider before making a purchase are:
What is the size of the pre roll?
0.5g, 0.75g and 1.0g joints are the most common pre roll sizes. Most people find the .5g joints (aka dog walkers) too small to reach the desired effects but they are generally cheaper than bigger joints.
Full gram joints however, are too big for many people. The effects are so relaxing that smoking an entire 1g in one sitting will put you to sleep.
Indoor vs Outdoor Flower
Be prepared to pay a little more for indoor grown pre rolls than outdoor.
Indoor vs outdoor is not necessarily the best way to measure quality. Some of the best pre rolls on this list were grown outdoors.
Best Hemp Flower Brands of 2020
In this CBD pre rolls review we have looked at a number of factors:
- CBD %
- Overall presentation
Green Unicorn Farms
Green Unicorn Farms is a usual suspect on CBD Incubator. Their dedication to premium hemp flower shines through in every strain in their lineup.
A Green Unicorn is a rare breed. A unique and stand-out strain that is hard to find and magical to smoke.
1. Special Sauce
Special Sauce by GUF has the highest CBD percentage on this list, clocking in just shy of 24%.
The flavor profile is earthy and well rounded and the high CBD content along with the blend of flavors makes it an excellent choice for nighttime smoking.
Smoke it after a long and hectic day when the brain and body needs to find back to it’s center.
They smoke to perfection. The .75g cones are neatly packed and the paper is flavorless and thin allowing you to taste the flower.
This is a connoisseur’s pre roll — Ideal for people with some experience in the cannabis or hemp game.
A playful and aromatic strain that lingers on your tastebuds creating a supremely flavorful experience. It’s a sweet and interesting blend of citrusy fruits with a hint of diesel and hoppy spice.
Elektra is uplifting and energetic making it a perfect strain for daytime activity or social gatherings.
Elektra is a conversation starter… It’s the type of strain you bring to a party and anyone who smells it becomes your friend.
CBD American Shaman
Just like the native medicine men that inspired their name, CBD American Shaman is deeply committed to easing suffering through natural healing.
At the time of this article American Shaman only offers one pre rolled cbd hemp joint on their website but they do have more variety in their physical locations.
3. Cherry Wine
Cherry Wine is a fruity and sweet strain with a rich and well-rounded terpene profile. The aromas are full of cherry while the taste is more of a citric yet smooth flavor.
The effect is very relaxing while not putting you to sleep. The best way to liken it would be to a glass of wine in the evening.
Like everything that American Shaman does, the flower is grown on their private farm and is made for whole body and mind healing.
A definite top 5 strain in 2020!
Pure Relief has a small collection of smokable hemp flower so when they claimed to be “the best in the industry”, we had to put them to the test.
We tried 4 of their strains (Hawaiian Haze, Lemon Fuel OG, Banana Punch and Melonade) and were most impressed with…
4. Banana Punch
Banana Punch is an exotic and unique strain with a distinct and sweet smell of freshly baked banana muffins.
Pure Relief is on the more expensive side of hemp pre rolls priced at $12.99/pre roll. They are 1.0 gram joints that are shipped in mylar bags containing a sealed protective plastic cone.
Banana Punch is a daytime strain that you can happily smoke on a coffee break without feeling like you need to lay down afterwards. In fact, it goes well with social gatherings to put you in a mingling mood.
Drop of Sunshine
A Los Angeles based, Kentucky farmed CBD company.
Their dedication is to both the hemp that they grow as well as to the people that they grow it for. They aim to be a Drop of Sunshine in your life.
5. Stormy Daniels
Their massive 1.5 gram pre rolls sell for the low price of $8 per pre roll. After trying all of their strains, we can definitely say that their version of the popular strain Stormy Daniels is a real winner.
A large single joint like this can easily become too much. Stormy Daniels however, is a social and uplifting strain that helps you relax socially and can easily make you extra talkative.
We find that the 1.5g pre rolls are great for bringing to social gatherings where more people will want to partake in the smoking session.
For people who are unfamiliar with the strain; the name Stormy Daniels will surely spark conversation and debate.
How To Get CBD Pre Rolls
Since the legalization of industrial hemp in 2018, getting your hands on hemp pre rolls has gotten much easier than it once was.
We suggest that you look at your local state laws to make sure that you are legally allowed to carry and smoke CBD flower in your state.
Also, please keep in mind that hemp smells and looks just like cannabis so your local law enforcement could easily confuse the two and proceed with legal action.
There are a couple of hemp flower brands in California that offer quick and easy shipping of pre rolls within the state and nationwide. The best high CBD pre rolls in California according to us is Green Unicorn Farms (see review above).
In California (at the time this article was written) it is illegal for cannabis dispensaries to sell hemp derived CBD products in their shops, both recreationally and medically. So if you live in California, you are best off looking for pre rolls online or in a smoke shop near you.
The legal aspects of hemp flower in Texas are complicated… They have divided hemp flower from other hemp products (such as oils, gummies and topicals).
In June 2019, Texas signed a bill that made the growth, production, sale, and use of hemp products (such as CBD) legal.
However, smokable hemp products were singled out as exceptions essentially prohibiting hemp flower and pre rolls in the state.
There are a number of great hemp farms in Colorado that ship to the whole country. There are no legal restrictions on the consumption of hemp in Colorado so enjoy it openly and without stigma.
Unlike California, Illinois offers hemp derived CBD products in both medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries across the state.
As with most states where cannabis is recreationally legal, it can be easier to find hemp online since there is bigger in-store demand for cannabis flower than it is for hemp.
Florida has a great market for CBD flower pre rolls. Although there are very few hemp farms in the state, there is a growing demand for high quality flower.
Most of the good pre rolls in Florida comes from North Carolina, Colorado and California.
How To Smoke CBD Pre Rolls
The beauty of CBD flower pre rolls is that there is no fidgeting to start smoking. It’s the perfect place for a beginner to get started.
Unlike loose hemp buds, pre rolls come ready to light and enjoy without the need to pack a bowl or roll a joint.
You can usually find them as singles, 5-packs or even in multi-strain bundles.
Does CBD Show Up On a Drug Test?
The jury is still out regarding the drug test situation…
Depending on the sensitivity of the drug test and how much you have smoked, it may or may not flag positive on a drug test. Read more about hemp flower and drug testing here.