An Old Dog Learns To Enjoy Some New Joints
Lowell Farms' Lively Hybrid Pre-Roll Pack proves the joint is a classically intimate way to consume cannabis.
Throughout my extensive, decades-long experience consuming cannabis, my devices of choice regarding any weed intake have always met two crucial criteria: ease of use, and efficiency. Simply put, I want to get as high as possible with the resources at my disposal, while also reducing the number of steps it takes to go from a sober mental state to being stoned.
Because of this inherent desire to get the most bang for my buck, I’ve almost exclusively used pipes and bongs when smoking herb. Joints, on the other hand, simply required too many steps for my liking. I’ve always seen the joint as extravagant, a luxury consumption method for the canna-consumer with extra cash and a surplus of grass. As an often broke youth with a penchant for weed, I would save every crumb and sliver of my hard-earned eighth of (typically) nameless bud, and would then smoke it down in what I saw as the most efficient way possible at the time: a glass hand pipe. When I would actually roll up a joint, my intention was usually to get rid of any schwag weed I had fairly quickly. I'd roll a joint if I was feeling particularly flush with kush and wanted to impress my smoking circle.
Fast forward to 2018. In California, a legal recreational adult-use market is emerging, spurring innovation across nearly all product sectors and the pre-rolled joint, better known as the “pre-roll,” abounds. And much the same as with wines both good and bad—from Thunderbird to Petrus Pomeral—so too can pre-rolls range in quality. Many are ambiguously labeled, leaving one unsure about what’s inside. Be it dry trim shake? A single strain? A mystery mix of bottom bag popcorn nugs. Or trim and shake that might as well be mids? Other pre-rolls could be accurately labeled as artisanal, and are crafted for the cannabis connoisseur. I digress.
The happy medium between the former and the latter is where you’ll find the Lowell Farms Lively Hybrid pre-rolls.