Blunt: All You Need to Know About Cannabis Blunts

Cannabis culture is rich in numerous terms and slang words that describe various products and ways of consuming marijuana. This explains why consumers often come across cannabis terms and are not sure about their meaning.

Today we will present and describe the term blunt, and help you learn a thing or two about it.

What Is Blunt?

A blunt is ground cannabis rolled up in tobacco leaves. Since blunt is made of marijuana and cigar leaves, it has brown colour and its flavour is a mixture of tobacco and specific cannabis strain scent. Since tobacco leaves have nicotine, a toxic substance, some cannabis lovers avoid consuming blunts.

Blunt is made of marijuana and cigar leaves.

Blunts look like joints, so many people often can’t differentiate one from another, and often use these terms as synonyms by mistake.

Blunt looks like a joint, it has brown colour and its flavour and scent are a mixture of tobacco and cannabis.

The joint isn’t the only term that gets mixed up with blunt. A spliff, one more cannabis-related term, can also confuse cannabis smokers, so these terms are sometimes used interchangeably although they don’t refer to the same thing.

Today we’re gonna solve this confusion, so let’s find out how these three terms differ one from another.

Blunt vs Joint vs Spliff

First of all, let’s just say that a blunt, a joint and a spliff are there different ways of consuming cannabis.

The joint, probably one of the most popular terms among weed consumers, refers to ground cannabis rolled with rolling papers (usually white, but they can be other colours, too).

The spliff is ground cannabis mixed with tobacco and rolled in rolling papers. The spliff can have different ratios of cannabis and tobacco, depending on the consumer’s preference. 

The blunt is made of ground cannabis only, rolled in tobacco leaves that are thicker than plain joint rolling papers. 

Also, the blunt is usually bigger and burns much slower than the spliff and joint. Consumers usually put one or two grams of weed in a blunt. The exact amount of weed depends both on the consumers’ preferences and whether a person is a weed newbie or experienced cannabis user.

The blunt is usually made with one or two grams of weed.

Another big difference between these terms, besides the content, size and the type of rolling wraps, is the presence/absence of a filter.

Blunts are made without a filter..

Consumers don’t use filters/clutches in blunts while joints and spliffs are made with some kind of filter.

How and When Did Blunt Get its Name?

A blunt got its name from Phillies Blunt, an American cigar brand from Philadelphia. Since their cigars were used for making cannabis blunts, the slang “blunt” was used for cannabis rolled in tobacco paper.

There are also a few more synonyms for cannabis blunt: “L”, “LP”, “Dutch” or “Swisher” and they all come from the various brands of cigars such as El Producto, Duch Masters or Swisher Sweets, whose tobacco leaves are used for rolling blunts.

Blunt got its name from an American cigar brand whose cigars were used for making the blunt.

The exact time when the first cannabis blunt was rolled up remains unknown, but it is believed that it was first used in the 19th century on the islands of the Caribbean Sea, where tobacco leaves were used for rolling cannabis.

During the 80s and 90s, blunt became widely popular in the U.S, especially in the New York area, where leaves from famous cigar brands were used for making cannabis blunts.

How to Roll a Blunt?

Blunts can be rolled with machines or by hand. Small rolling machines are often the choice of people who find machine-rolling an easier solution to hand-rolling, because they are not sure how to roll a blunt by hand.

On the other hand, there are people who enjoy crafting their own blunt and prefer to roll it by hand.

When it comes to rolling, there are two common ways to roll a blunt: using cigar leaves or using bought blunt wraps. 

Blunts can be rolled using cigar leaves or blunt wraps.

In the first case, you can take a cigar or cigarillo, take away the tobacco from it and replace it with ground marijuana.

In the second case, when you have blunt wraps, rolling a blunt is similar to rolling a joint. But in this case, you will use blunt wraps instead of rolling papers. 

To master your skill of making a perfect hand-made blunt, check out our comprehensive guide on how to roll a blunt

At last, if you are not interested in rolling blunt yourself, you can always look for pre-rolled blunts that can be bought in the market. They come with different amounts of cannabis inside, sizes and marijuana strain options.

References

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Disclamer

1. Please consume responsibly.
2. When canning any food at home (e.g. cannabutter or canna-oil) you should be very careful since there can be a risk of the appearance of toxin that can lead to botulism, a very serious illness. This happens when food is canned, processed, stored or handled. Bacteria that cause botulism can very quickly grow in cannabis edibles that are made at home. Bacteria can cause botulism poisoning which is a very serious illness that affects the body’s nerves and produces serious health consequences.

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