A pre rolled cannabis joint on an ashtray

Joints are preferred by many cannabis fans. But rolled joints and pre rolls are fragile and need careful handling to remain smokable. This can be an important issue when you want to save a join for later and especially when you’re traveling.

Just how long a joint is good for? This depends on how you treat it. We’ve compiled the following tips that may help you keep your pre rolled cones and joints safe no matter what kind of travel you are planning.

Tip #1 – Use the Right Joint Container

Picking the right container is your best defense for protecting fragile pre rolls. The best containers block light and are waterproof and odor-proof. Use the minimum size needed to contain your stash to reduce the amount of trapped air inside the container, which will help keep your joints fresher for longer. Investing in proper storage containers will, in part, determine how long a joint is good for.

Tip #2 - Individual Attention

Wrap each joint, cone, CBD cigarette, etc, individually. This can reduce the risk of damage from rubbing together. It will create a bulkier package but your cones and joints will travel better. 

Tip #3 – Use a Dedicated Pocket

Put your joints in a pocket that is not used for anything else. Don’t put the container where it may be crushed, or with other things, and always keep it in the same compartment. Don’t select a pocket because it is convenient.

Backpacks in the back of a truck

Tip #4 – Temperature and Moisture Control

High temperatures can impact the quality of your joints, so this is an important thing to consider when determining how long a joint is good for. Note that low temperatures are not generally a problem. Still, it’s not a good idea to subject quality cannabis to rapid fluctuations in temperature, so let your weed travel in a temperature-controlled area if possible. 

Use a waterproof container. This will also help to block odor. 

Tip #5 - Discretion Is Key

Make sure your bags or luggage do not attract attention with bright colors, accents, or bulging pockets. This is important for many reasons, whether you are traveling in marijuana-legal areas or not.

So, believe it or not–discretion is key. Why? The less noticeable your items remain, the more likely they’ll remain unsearched and available for your consumption, in turn directly impacting how long a joint is good for.

Plus, it demonstrates sensitivity and respect for diverse opinions, and it can help to keep you out of random entanglements that could hurt your travel plans.

Filled cone and cannabis buds

Tip #6 – Check Laws on Your Travel Route

One of the most important tips for traveling with pre rolls is understanding the legal environment in areas you plan to visit. As of January 2022, the following states have made recreational marijuana legal for adults. 

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Vermont
  • Washington

If you plan to travel in or through states not on this list, do some research. Check the state's website for updates on marijuana laws. After all, it won’t matter how long a joint is good for if it is confiscated by the police

Tip #7 – Avoid Temptation

A traveling joint container should be discreet, secure, and easy to access, but not too easy to access. 

Depending on the length of your trip, there may be times you are tempted to get into your joint stash. Every situation is different, but think twice about doing this while traveling. States have different rules concerning cannabis possession and use while traveling. Keep things simple and safe and just don’t do it. 

The Cones Factory Tubes Can Help

The strength of the rolling paper is a big factor in determining how long a joint is good for, especially while traveling. Joints made from pre rolled joint tubes may be stronger since the paper is never stretched, stressed, or moistened, which happens while manually rolling joints. And filling dozens of tubes with a knockbox is fast and easy.

Our natural hemp, rice paper, and custom flower petal cones burn clean and evenly. They come in different sizes, are 100% all-natural, and you can purchase them for personal use or order them in bulk. Brand them with your farm, dispensary, or company logo.

The life of a pre roll depends on the buyer, but it’s nice to know your joint advertising lasts up to the moment the joint is consumed. Until then it could be seen by dozens of people, making branded cones, blunt wraps, and pre rolled joint papers and containers an effective way to promote your products and services. Contact us today to learn more about how long a joint is good for and for information about our custom packaging!