Meet Drew Martin and his Botanically Powered Pre-rolls
Drew Martin is an herbalist, award-winning mixologist, and self-proclaimed wanderer. He launched his eponymous line of botanically blended pre-rolls in 2020 with a goal of creating new ways for people to experience cannabis.
Drew Martin is an herbalist, award-winning mixologist, and self-proclaimed wanderer. He launched his eponymous line of botanically blended pre-rolls in 2020 with a goal of creating new ways for people to experience cannabis. Here's an interview with the founder, Drew Martin himself!
__Q: What is a botanically blended pre-roll? __
A: The concept is pretty simple! We take sun grown sativa-hybrid flower and blend it with organically grown herbs and botanicals. It’s like a spliff but made with tasty flowers instead of tobacco.
Q: What do they taste like?
A: As a mixologist, taste is incredibly important to me. I started by looking for cannabis flower with a bright and citrusy terpene profile as a base. Then I built on that with complementary herbs and botanicals that I selected for the unique flavors they contribute. I love the magic that happens when the terpenes from the different herbs and cannabis mingle and combine with each other. I really think of each of my different blends as cocktails!
With the Rose Petal & Peppermint blend for example, you’ll taste this really lovely perfume from the rose petals intertwined with the cannabis and then you’ll notice a cooling effect from the peppermint.
Q: How will I feel?
A: These are social spliffs! I wanted to make something you could share with friends while still being present. A joint that elevates your mood without totally taking over. The sativa hybrid cannabis is uplifting without being too heady. The botanicals keep the potency between 8% and 10% THC, about half of most joints on the shelf, so you can keep smoking for longer. To me, smoking one of these pre-rolls feels more like sipping on a glass of wine instead of taking a shot.
Q: Where did the inspiration to blend cannabis and botanicals come from?
Since childhood I've always loved exploring new places. Prior to moving to Los Angeles I spent ten years living nomadically. During my travels I developed a passion for learning about different cultures' use of plants and herbs. I found this to be a powerful way to create authentic connections. This ultimately led me to pursue formal training in western herbalism. One thing I have learned is that smoking herbs, from cannabis to botanicals, has been present in some form in every culture and society in human history.
MEET THE BLENDS
Rose Petal and Peppermint: Cooling and sweet, like dawn on a summer day.
Lavender and Passionflower: Floral and woody, like a breath of fresh mountain air.
Ginger Root, Lemon Balm, and Damiana: Spicy and fresh, like the mist after a tropical rain.
Chamomile, Yerba Santa, and Calendula: Mellow and grassy, like a sweet spring bloom.
Can’t make a decision? If you want to try all four, check out The Collection box which includes one pre-roll of each blend. That way you can switch blends to meet your mood!
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