pre rolls

I’ve got a slight obsession with prerolls. Sometimes the situation calls for a standard garden variety fattie. Other times you want to rock the preroll with kief action to take the edge off and make sure it’s off.

To determine California’s best prerolls is a tall order but I was up to the challenge. Luckily, we live in California where there’s a cornucopia of quality cannabis and marijuana delivery services available.

Back in the day they were called joints or J’s. They were often made with shake and/or leftover cannabis also known as ‘ditch weed’. Prerolls are one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis flower.

Today’s pre rolls are rolled nice and tight with grade A or grade B buds from award-winning growers. For example, Sovereign out of Mendocino has won multiple Cannabis Cup awards over the last decade for strains like Phish OG and 2019’s Best Sativa, Mother’s Milk weighing in at 31% THC. And they’re not using shake, A or B buds along with popcorn nugs.

 A popular trend is doctoring prerolls with extracts. There are entire Instagram feeds dedicated to artists decorating their joints with sauce. Extraction companies see those photos and then start to innovate. More extract manufacturers are creating pens or dab applicators filled with cannabis extract. An artist can almost use it like a paintbrush to create cool patterns around their preroll. Other cannabis lovers like to sprinkle some kief in their preroll to super charge it and deliver a potent high.

The best prerolls are not only getting higher quality flower, but some producers are putting their A and B buds from award winning strains that would otherwise be reserved for selling in jars. Preroll manufacturers like Heshies have thought about every part of the product and gave it an upgrade. The tips are better, the rolling paper is better (and sometimes unbleached hemp), and the machinery available to rolls high quality J’s en masse without sacrificing quality are better. That was one of the things missing before, the market didn’t have many options to scale up well-rolled joints.

And for people who only want a few puffs, we’re starting to see more personal sized prerolls on the market that are like half joints.


Here’s a list of California’s best prerolls from 2020:

Sovereign Milk & Muffins 1g $12 –  Two of our favorite strains from Sovereign were Mother’s Milk (31% THC; 2019 High Times Cannabis Cup Best Sativa) and Blueberry Muffins (2019 High Times Cannabis Cup #2 Best Indica). They combined two great tastes together into an instant classic on par with chocolate and peanut butter, or Cagney & Lacey. For $12 this is about as good as it gets.

LitHouse Dark Dosi $12/2-pk Sovereign won the Best Sativa award last year and 2nd place for best Indica, but LitHouse took 3rd place with Dark Dosi. They also had a strong showing with Lava Cake. Dark Dosi is a sexy beast of a strain showing off LitHouse’s excellence in cultivation. Notice the 2 x half gram prerolls in the package instead of a single one gram.

Heshies Medellin Selfies $29 12-pk Heshies was one of the producers who saw the need for single serving prerolls. Their ever-popular ‘selfies’ are a big hit around the bay area. Heshies sources quality flower and focuses on producing prerolls only.

African Queen Terpene Infused 1g $12 Not to brag or anything, but we were the first delivery company in California to carry these. And we can’t keep them on the shelf. African Queen is a strain born from cross-breeding 3 landrace strains from Africa. Durban Poison is one of the strains, the grower won’t tell us the others.  This is the same grower who cultivates Doug’s Varin. As if 1 gram of primo bud wasn’t enough, he went and added some extra terpene goodness for effect and flavor.

Lowell Herb Co. Key Lime Pie 1g $9 – In a word, delicious. Key Lime Pie might not be a strain cannabis enthusiasts seek out, but once you light one up and try it out you’ll see why this preoll is so popular. It’s easy like Sunday morning.

Fig Farms Purple Fig 1g $12 – Fig Farms is another award winning cultivator that knows how to deliver flower people like. In 2018, they took home top prize in the High Times Cannabis Cup for the Indica category with Purple Fig. Like others on this list, they roll theirs with high grade flower, not shake.

Alien Labs Sherbacio $35/5-pk – Alien Labs‘ Sherbacio is a cross between Sunset Sherbert x Gelato 41. If I had to pick a favorite strain from 2019, Sherbacio would be it. Take all the things you love about Gelato 41 and add some bright citrus notes. Available in 5-packs.

Be sure to check out our marijuana delivery service at Flowsent. We serve Oakland, CA and nearby areas. It’s never too late to try some of California’s best prerolls! For those who are regulars or are new to prerolls and may have to consider taking a drug test, don’t worry we got you covered. Our fool-proof list on how to pass a drug test can help you when it’s time.

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