2021 Best Pre Rolls Ranked
Nov 15 2021 - by Montrose

2021 Best Pre Rolls in Pickering

2021 Best Pre Rolls in Pickering

Not all pre-rolls are created equally. With dispensaries opening up everywhere since 2018, it can be difficult to know where to look. At Montrose Cannabis, we ranked the top 10 best pre-rolled joints in Pickering! 

This ranking is a mix of staff picks, sales, and supplier analysis.

Top 10 Pre Rolls in Pickering

  1. Carmel – Animal Face
  2. BLKMKT – MacFlurry
  3. Good Supply – Jean Guy
  4. Carmel – Dim Mac
  5. BLK MKT – Black Cherry Punch
  6. Minntz – The Soap
  7. Back Forty – Wedding Pie
  8. Tantalus Labs – Pacific OG
  9. Tantalus Labs – Slurry Crasher
  10. Kolab Project – Live Terpene Stick


The truth about pre rolls:

It can be tricky because when it comes to pre-rolls, you really can’t see what you’re buying. Pre rolls have often been condemned as filled with low-quality products and, while this is not consistently true , it is important to be selective. Lots also come down to personal preference, but it’s good to keep certain things in mind. Focus on dispensaries that are transparent about where their cannabis is being grown. Domestic is usually best, with Ontario having the highest number of growing facilities in Canada.

How are pre-rolls made?

Pre rolls are either made of ‘shake’ or trim, which is basically the leftovers from dried flower trimmings. This is normally the more affordable option. While most people believe that shake is just lower quality, that isn’t necessarily true. Shake is essentially marijuana that has been cut up into smaller pieces, ideal for rolling joints. The other option is, ground-up whole buds, which offer higher potency and flavour. This is typically the more expensive option.

What else is important about pre-rolls?

It’s important that pre rolls are packed tightly enough in order to burn evenly. It cannot be too dry or too moist. Too dry causes a harsh experience, while too moist leads to mould and bacteria. The ideal moisture factor is between 10-12%. 

The rest comes down to personal preference with your strain of choice, Indica, Sativa, or hybrid. Most pre rolls are sold individually or in packs ranging from 3-10. You can choose from 0.35g to a gram (cannot exceed a gram by law in Canada) , catering to your tolerance.

Reading a pre-roll label:

At Montrose Cannabis in Pickering, we really value transparency! It is helpful to know how to read a  pre roll label. Look at the strain type. Sativa is known for its ‘head high’ which increases creativity and focus. Indica is known for its ‘body high’ which helps with sleep and relaxation. Hybrid strains offer a balance between the two. The THC and CBD content will be listed in mg/g on the package. You can calculate the THC percentage (if not already listed) by dividing the THC content by grams. There are 1000mg/g. For example, a 0.5g  pre roll with a THC content of 75mg/g would be calculated as 75/500 = 0.15 x100 = 15%.THC is primarily responsible for the psychoactive and intoxicating effects of marijuana.CBD has no intoxicating effects, it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system encouraging the release of our own natural endocannabinoids. For example, selecting a product with similar levels of THC and CBD may help curb unwanted effects of anxiety or paranoia. 

Here are the top places to buy in Pickering:

Well…there’s only one option for where to get the best pre-rolls in Pickering!

Montrose, located at 1755 Pickering Parkway. Their website highlights staff picks and new arrivals, which is a great way to find recommendations and new things to try! They are transparent about their suppliers, offering you the ability to be responsible about what you’re purchasing.

Most people already have a preferred method of consumption but, the nice thing about pre-rolls is that they take away the hassle of rolling joints yourself. When you’re responsible about where you purchase, they are a simple and easily stored way to enjoy cannabis!


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