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Loudpack Pure OG pre-roll joint. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Thrift Spliff: Loudpack Farms Brings Back the Single Joint

It’s tough to find even a single joint under $20 these days, but Loudpack’s primo pre-rolls deliver kind bud on a budget.

You may have noticed that the $5 joints you’re used to finding on dispensary bargain bins seem to have gone extinct overnight. In fact, they literally did go extinct overnight.

When a new set of California cannabis regulations kicked in on July 1, testing and childproofing requirements all but drove pre-rolled joints off the shelves. What few jays remained were the extremely expensive $30 and $40 joints rolled in kief concentrate.

Affordable joints are beginning to roll back onto dispensary shelves, but often at a price even higher than $20 for a single doobie. Fortunately, Monterey County’s Loudpack Farms is coming through with several varieties of single, pre-rolled joints whose price is still nice in the $12 to $15 range before taxes.

These are full-gram joints, in a wide assortment of strains that offers your pick of Blue Dream, Purple Haze, Sour Patch, and Boss OG, depending on what’s in stock at your dispensary or delivery service of choice.

SF Evergreen smoked out on a Loudpack Pure OG pre-roll, an Indica strain with 11.6-percent THC. We found just a few puffs established a clean and manageable high conducive to socializing, housework, or the successful completion of errands.

The Pure OG is not a brain-blasting, late-night Pink Floyd kind of strain, but a more modest potency that won’t bring on drowsiness. If you want to smoke out while hosting a party or entertaining, this Loudpack varietal would be a smart choice.

There’s little risk for anxiety or paranoia with this Indica, so seek it out if you sometimes struggle with unpleasant head-trip side effects.

A couple hits will get you adequately high, and the whole gram need not be consumed in one sitting. This jimmy’s craftsmanship is solid enough that it can be extinguished several times and still hold its original form nicely.

These single joints come cone-shaped, with a filter that draws easily even after several wet-lipped sessions. They come in the traditional little black plastic tube for carrying-case use and reuse.

Loudpack single pre-rolls are the kind of joint we took for granted before affordable jays became an endangered species. They’re a low-cost investment to ensure you’re smoking through a weekend, big event, or an everyday desire to get high.

Potency: A modest, 12-percent THC delivers a fine daytime buzz that allows for productivity and keeping one’s shit together.

Smell: The strong, notable skunky scent is discernible even when the joint is still in its plastic tube container.

Taste: A pure, not-smokey, sherbet-style flavor that’s powerful enough that you will almost certainly cough after inhaling.

Appearance: This beautifully constructed full-gram, cone-shaped hooter has a sturdy crutch with the nice touch of a Loudpack logo printed on it.

Medical Application: Getting good and stoned in a way that won’t hamper physical activity, ability to communicate, or chasing your creative pursuits.

Effect: Provides a happy high, but more importantly, it’s a nice, cheap, pre-roll option for when you’re not rolling in cash.

4/5

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