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Pre-Roll Packaging

Updated: Jul 29, 2020

Pre-Rolled cannabis cigarettes, commonly referred to as pre-rolls or joints, are one of the most popular items in dispensaries. Pre-rolls allow a consumer the ability to test out different strains without having to commit to buying a larger amount. It is also a great choice for those who may not be the best at rolling their own joints or new to cannabis.

But what is the best way to package your pre-rolls to ensure that they are protected from damage from the time of rolling, transport to the dispensary, and ultimately to the consumer? Here are a few effective options:


This option is typically a standard sturdy tube that is designed to carry pre-rolls. The most common size fits a single joint, however, larger tubes are available to hold multiples. The sturdiness of the tube prevents damage as well as provides a child-resistant opening mechanism. They are perfect to quickly grab and take with you when on-the-go. Typically made of plastic, these containers are also available in 100% reclaimed ocean plastic and hemp plastic for more eco-friendly options. Labels are easily applied so that you can showcase your brand and secondary packaging is a great option for additional space to provide product/company information, compliance labels, and any warnings that may be required.

Pre-Roll Boxes

Pre-roll boxes are specifically designed to hold 4 or more joints that are kept in place by a specialty insert. These boxes are great economical options as they are made by using a standardized outer shell and can be sized to fit any number of pre-rolls. Print embellishments and custom inserts still allow for some customization so that your unique brand and product can stand out.

Flip Top Boxes

These boxes are special in that the top of the box is attached and can it can easily be flipped open for easy access to the pre-rolls inside. Designed to be taken with you and shared, these boxes also protect the product from being damaged while in pockets and bags. Added foil and varnish print embellishments make this classic packaging seem like a brand new style.

Hard Cases

Hard cases provide the ultimate level of protection. Gold Leaf Print & Packaging partner with CRATIV packaging to provide their hard cases as primary packaging that is reusable, crushproof, child-resistant, and water-resistant. This option can be fitted with custom inserts so that joints stay in place within the container. Labels or printed sleeves can be applied so that your brand and product are front and center.

Sliding Box

A sliding box is a container that holds multiple joints and can be sized to fit one gram or half gram pre-rolls. A standout feature of the sliding box is its slim design and ability to have custom embellishments on both the exterior and interior packaging.

With the popularity of pre-rolls continually growing, having packaging that is unique, beautifully designed, and functional is important. The options mentioned in this list can be fully customized with print embellishments with your style in mind.

Our expertise could always be used to design a custom package style. Having a custom-designed package can be an invaluable asset when it comes to your brand. It can increase brand recognition and help you stand above the competition. Custom packaging can be a unique share, an added window, or how the package is opened. Custom designs can sometimes mean more production costs, but most often this investment is returned through sales.

A little overwhelmed by the options? We are here to help. Reach out to us and our team of experienced account executives are happy to help you find the best solution for you. Email us today at or visit our website to learn more.



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