AssurPack informs about new cannabis automation of cylindrical pre rolls.

Rolling Out Automation in Cannabis

July 1, 2024

Like many others, the cannabis industry is experiencing a significant shift towards automation. This trend is particularly evident in the production of pre-rolls, where automated solutions are transforming the landscape. As the demand for cannabis products grows, companies seek efficient ways to scale their operations while maintaining high quality and consistency. Automation offers a viable solution to meet these needs.

Benefits of Automation in Pre Roll Production

Increased Efficiency and Consistency

Automated pre roll machines significantly enhance the efficiency and consistency of production. These machines can produce a higher volume of pre rolls compared to manual methods, which is crucial for meeting the growing market demand. According to a report from Green Market Report, automated pre roll machines can produce up to 100 joints per minute, a stark contrast to the manual method, where producers make far fewer​​. Along with volume, these machines can produce different kinds of pre rolls including cigarette-style, cylindrical, and straight edge pre rolls. This increase in production capability allows companies to scale up their operations without compromising quality. 

Cost Reduction

One of the primary advantages of automation is cost reduction. Companies can lower their operational costs by reducing the reliance on manual labor. Automated systems also minimize the risk of human error, leading to fewer product defects and waste. This efficiency translates to significant cost savings over time, making automation a financially sound investment that pays itself off in dividends.

Better Meet Pre Roll Demand

According to a report by Headset, pre-roll sales have shown significant growth, outperforming the national average in several key markets. This surge in popularity can be attributed to the convenience and variety that pre-rolls offer consumers. As more cannabis users seek ready-to-use products, the industry is poised to see a continued rise in pre-roll demand. Companies that invest in automated production and innovative packaging solutions will be well-positioned to capitalize on this growing trend, ensuring they meet consumer preferences efficiently and effectively.

Technological Advancements Driving Automation

Innovative Machinery

The rise of sophisticated machinery is at the heart of the automation trend in the cannabis industry. Automation Companies offer advanced pre roll machinery that help cannabis brands increase profitability and streamline their processes​​. These machines are designed to handle various stages of the production process, from grinding and filling to twisting and sealing, ensuring a seamless and efficient workflow.

Integration with Packaging Solutions

Automation is not limited to the production of pre rolls. It extends to packaging solutions as well. The integration of automated packaging systems ensures that the final product is not only produced efficiently but also packaged in a manner that meets industry standards. AssurPack’s innovative packaging solutions, like the AssurSeal® M85, offer custom designs that cater to the needs of cannabis brands looking to enhance their product presentation and functionality​​.

Expansion to Other Product Categories

While pre rolls are currently at the forefront of automation in the cannabis industry, other product categories are also beginning to embrace this trend. Edibles, concentrates, and tinctures are among the products that can benefit from automated production and packaging processes. As technology advances, we can expect to see a broader application of automation across the entire spectrum of cannabis products.


Pre roll automation is transforming the cannabis industry and cannabis packaging by increasing efficiency, consistency, and cost savings. Companies adopting automation and innovative packaging solutions will meet rising demand and boost profitability. AssurPack® actively works with automation companies to develop solutions around packaging for pre roll, concentrate, and edibles packaging. 
For more information on how AssurPack® can help your cannabis brand leverage automation, contact the AssurPack® team to see how we can prepare you for the future.