So you’ve been smoking for a minute, and now you want to take your high to the next level? Say hello to one of your best options yet: joints infused with cannabis extracts.    

Infusing joints is an excellent way for cannabis flower consumers to still enjoy the ritual of rolling and smoking joints while also enjoying enhanced THC potency. Plus, if you don’t want to roll your own, you can just buy infused pre-rolls from the dispensary.    

Let’s talk about why people love infused pre-rolls, and more specifically, the best concentrates to smoke in them. 

6 jars with red, green, and purple caps, contain infused cannabis pre-rolls made from sativa, hybrid and indica strains of weed.

Pre-rolls vs infused pre-rolls

Pre-rolls are joints that are already packed and ready to go right out of the package. You can purchase them at any weed dispensary. They are excellent for one-time smokes. If you’re here, you probably already know that.  

Infused pre-rolls are joints that have added cannabis extracts to those aforementioned pre-rolls to create a totally different product. They are highly regarded for increasing the potency of your smoking experience. They are also great for leaving you with longer-lasting highs than joints of flower alone.    

If you choose to roll your own infused joints, you’ll be faced with the decision of which cannabis concentrates to buy and how to use them. The steps include:

  • Buying the right flower 
  • Buying the right concentrates  
  • Laying out your flower in the joint 
  • Adding concentrates to the joint 
  • Rolling your joint 
  • Adding more concentrates (optional) 


A person rolls up a joint made from ground cannabis flower.

Why do people use infused pre-rolls? 

The reasons people love infused pre-rolls, and concentrates in general, come down to three things: potency, flavor, and creativity.   


The cannabis plant has many different compounds. The cannabinoids are most responsible for its potency, and the reason we get high. Cannabis concentrates/extracts are the highest percentage of cannabinoids and terpenes since they come from trichomes.  

Therefore, adding concentrates to flower in any product will get you much higher than consuming flower alone. Of course, this is relative to the quality of all the products used in the process.  

Terpene content 

The higher the terps, the more flavors you’ll be able to truly taste that all these weed strains can provide. Flower tends to have 2-5% terpenes, while concentrates are anywhere between 12-40%, depending on which type you use.   

So adding it to your joints will just make for a tasty complement to some already potent flower. Especially if you use a live rosin product


With there being so many different types of cannabis concentrates, there are a lot of options when it comes to the types of infused pre-rolls that companies can make. Also the ones you can roll at home.  

Each day there’s a human out there trying to figure out how to make the single most potent, and most diverse flavor profile possible.   

An amber-hued glob of cannabis extract sits side by side with a cannabis flower leaf on a black surface.

The best concentrates for infused pre-rolls 

As a consumer, the decision on concentrates will come down to your past experiences with different ones, and how you expect them to influence the cannabis strain you’re using.   

Start with the decision around purchasing live resin or live rosin, and the consistency of them you like most. 

Live resin vs live rosin 

Live resin is made through a solvent-based extraction that produces sauce, diamonds, waxes, and various other consistencies of processed hash oils.    

Live resin is tasty and potent. It tends to have a higher terpene percentage, due to the terpene sauce that comes along with it. Terp sauce is the terpene-rich liquid consistency of extracts known for a bold flavor. Jams are similar but from live rosin.   

Diamonds are an example of a live resin product that ends up in infused joints. Diamonds are THCA crystals that form atop the terp sauce during the aforementioned process. THCA is the precursor to THC, the molecule in cannabis responsible for its psychoactive effects.   

Because of this, live resin diamonds are a great tool for boosting potency for consumers with a higher tolerance. Diamonds themselves are odorless and flavorless. You can dab and/or vaporize live resin diamonds. You can also top flower with them.   

Live resin diamonds are scooped out of a glass jar with a glass dabbing tool.

Live rosin is created through solventless extraction. It is usually in the form of jams and badders. They usually appear with a golden clarity type of look to them, as opposed to live resin that is usually a bit darker of a yellow color.   

Live rosin has a fuller chemical profile than live resin. It is the most natural reflection of the plant's terpenes and cannabinoids since no solvent was ever part of its creation. This result creates a more natural consumption experience.   

What are the best concentrates for potency and flavor? 

As always, product choice is all about consumer presence. But here are some guidelines that can help you decide.

The best concentrate for potency in infused pre-rolls 

If you have some really good flower and only want to up your THC consumption, then buy live resin diamonds. Diamonds are pure THC, so they add an extra kick that won’t be tasted in flavor, but will definitely be felt in potency. 

A golden glob of live rosin badder sits in a black STIIIZY jar.

The best concentrate for flavor in infused pre-rolls 

If you are wanting to add a tasty complement to your flower, buy some cured live resin or live rosin. The choice between the two will come down to your feelings on solvents being used in the creative process. 

Overall, you will get a high amount of terpenes from both concentrates, but live rosin is seen as superior since the extract is never mixed with butane, ethanol, etc., thus guaranteeing you never taste any flavor distortion. Solventless products are considered to be of the utmost quality. 

In the end, there are many different types of infused pre-rolls and cannabis extracts you can purchase for added potency and flavor to your consumption experience. You can’t really go wrong with any of them, as long as you buy your diamonds, jams, badders, and other concentrates for a top-tier producer and processor.  


At STIIIZY, we only use premium cannabis flower for all of our cannabis extracts and infused pre-rolls. We also offer our proprietary weed vape pods and weed pen battery.