The landscape of cannabis pre-rolls has undergone a profound evolution, progressing from humble hand-rolled creations to a realm of cutting-edge technological advancements. There’s a tangible shift in the air, suggesting that traditional pre-rolls may no longer suffice. The surge in demand for infused pre-rolls showcases a consumer craving for a richer, more multifaceted cannabis experience.
Pre-Rolls: Market Research
Market data solidifies this shift, removing any doubt. A comprehensive study conducted by cannabis data authority, Headset, delved into the dynamics of the pre-roll market in the U.S. and Canada. Shockingly, consumers spent a staggering $725 million on pre-rolls between January and June 2022 alone. During this period, pre-rolls secured a substantial 24.1 percent of the Canadian market and 12.6 percent in the United States, indicating remarkable growth since June 2021.
The Next Craze: Infused Pre-Rolls
The real intrigue lies in the fact that infused pre-rolls have been the driving force behind this market expansion. For example, research shows that In infused pre-rolls now make up over 40% of sales in the state of Michigan, and 9 of the top 10 best selling pre-roll products are infused. In the US alone, these elevated joints were accounting for a remarkable 41.5 percent of overall pre-roll sales in the first half of 2022. Meanwhile, in Canada, the growth rate of infused pre-rolls was meteoric, skyrocketing from a meager 0.1 percent in 2021 to an impressive 11.2 percent in the same period.
BDSA, another influential market research entity, echoed similar findings. Their research indicates that infused pre-rolls are on an astronomical ascent, with their share in total pre-roll sales ballooning from 39 percent in Q1 2021 to 57 percent by January 2023. It’s evident that consumers are swiftly gravitating toward these infused variants.
As consumer preferences evolve, the call for specialized automation in production is growing louder. Consequently, the industry’s demand for equipment tailored to craft sophisticated, high-quality infused pre-rolls has never been stronger.
The Era of Precision Automation
In various industries, from food packaging to cosmetics and apparel, technology is the linchpin that keeps pace with escalating demand. In the world of cannabis, automation bridges the gap between traditional craftsmanship and modern efficiency. It’s not merely about embracing the latest technological trends; it’s a deliberate strategy to enhance product quality, ensure consistency, and optimize production.
Automation also serves as a safeguard against human error, vital in an industry where stringent quality standards apply. For cannabis businesses, this advantage has far-reaching benefits, reducing the need for manual intervention and freeing up human resources for strategic roles, thereby fostering growth and innovation.
Delving deeper into the technological marvels of the cannabis industry, one aspect shines brightly: infusion automation for pre-rolls. The surging demand for infused pre-rolls requires machinery capable of crafting these intricate products with unparalleled precision.
Understanding the need for this equipment is just the beginning; finding machinery that can deliver is the next step. Beyond efficient production of pre-rolls, the focus is on creating unforgettable experiences that tantalize the consumer’s discerning palate and heighten the sensory journey.
The pursuit of perfection calls for equipment that not only keeps pace but sets new industry standards.
Leading the Charge: PICC Pre-Rolls
Based in Washington State, PICC Platforms has mastered the technology and technique behind the pre-roll, resulting in perfectly infused pre-rolls. The distinctive feature of the PICC platform is how the joints are filled with flower and oil. With meticulous precision, compressed air layers the bud in bursts, ensuring a perfect density as the bud stacks up in the joint.
These joints contain a concentrated core, expertly drilled with mechanical precision. This concentrated core, brimming with shatter, crumble, batter, or live resin, guarantees an impeccably smooth draw. No clogging or canoeing to worry about. Not to mention, PICC pre-rolls consistently relight evenly and smoothly, even if you can’t finish them in one go.
Introducing Our Wick’ed Pre-Rolls
Here at Passion Flower, we’re thrilled to announce the restocking of our Wick’ed Pre-Rolls with three exciting new strains: Lilac Sunset flower with Lilac Sunset live resin, Fruity Pebbles OG with Sour Tangie live resin + CBG, and 9 Lb. Hammer with Blueberry Muffin live resin + CBN. The buzz surrounding this restock is palpable, so if you’re interested, we recommend grabbing these Wick’ed joints at your local dispensary before they vanish once again.
Embracing the Next Phase of Pre-Rolls
The cannabis industry has always been a canvas of perpetual innovation, adapting and evolving to meet the shifting desires of consumers. As pre-roll infusion automation emerges as the next monumental frontier, the industry readies itself for transformative progress.