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Quick and Simple Ways to Light Your Pre-Roll

Pre-rolls have emerged on the hemp market to make our lives much, much easier. So many of us love nothing more than smoking our favorite hemp flower products out of paper, but at the same time, few will argue that the process of rolling our own is something of a pain. Even if you have those rolling skills down, the time it takes makes for a tedious hobby, and one that’s particularly difficult to do when we’re away from home.

Now, we have pre-rolls, which mean that we don’t need to do anything but take one out of the package, light it up and inhale. While this does allow for an almost effortless smoking session, there’s still one important process we need to follow, which is lighting it. And, you may be surprised by how many people fail to light their pre-roll correctly, which is why these tips below can really come in handy.

Tip #1: Prevent Canoeing

The most common issue that people run into when lighting their pre-roll is “canoeing.” This means that one side of the pre-roll burns faster than the other, and so you end up missing out on some quality puffs. What causes canoeing is lighting one side more thoroughly than the other, so the two sides of the pre-roll are burning at different rates. Fortunately, it’s easy to prevent.

The next time you go to light the end of your pre-roll, gently twist the pre-roll back and forth in your fingers while holding the flame against it. This makes sure that the flame makes even contact with the entire end so that you get an even burn.

Tip #2: Start Inhaling Immediately

Another common complaint that people run into is that their flame keeps going out while they’re smoking. This is usually caused by failing to light the pre-roll enough. What you want to do is inhale as soon as the flame touches the pre-roll, and take several quick, shallow puffs until you get a nice pull of smoke.

Tip #3: Hold the Flame Against it Longer Than You Think You Need to

Just like the above, you’ll need to hold the flame against your pre-roll’s end longer than you think you need to in order to ensure that it’s thoroughly lit. Just because the pre-roll starts to burn doesn’t mean that it’s lit enough for the combustion to sustain itself. We can’t tell you exactly how long to light your pre-roll, but with some practice, you’ll develop an instinct for it.

Tip #4: Avoid Using a Match

Finally, we strongly recommend against using a match to light your pre-roll unless you’re in serious pinch. While a match can certainly do a good enough job, the problem is that the sulfur in a match can ruin the taste of your flower by getting mixed in with the terpenes. What this means is that you won’t be able to enjoy the unique flavor profile of your strain to its fullest potential. The most common way to light a pre-roll is using a traditional lighter, and those can be purchased at any convenience store.

Follow These Tips for the Ultimate Smoke

The nature of pre-rolls makes them a bit more finicky during the lighting process than, say, a cigarette, but with practice you’ll be able to enjoy a slow and even burn that allows you to really savor each and every puff of smoke. Make a point to follow these tips closely to get as much out of each pre-roll as possible.


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