What You Need to Know About Smoking Blunts

If you are an avid pot smoker, you have likely encountered blunts at some point in your user history. Maybe someone offered you one, or maybe someone talked about smoking one. If you have never smoked a blunt before, you should be aware of what to expect.

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Portrait of an attractive business man with a cigar in black bac

Read on to learn more about smoking blunts so you know what the experience entails.

What is a Blunt?

A blunt can be one of two things:

  • Marijuana rolled in tobacco leaves
  • Marijuana rolled in cigar paper which is made of tobacco leaf

The name blunt is derived from an American cigar brand called Phillies. Phillies manufactured a blunt cigar that was wider than a cigarillo but thinner than a Corona. It was designed to smoke more quickly than its full-sized counterparts.

It was also machine-rolled rather than hand-rolled, so it was more affordable than other cigars.

Cannabis lovers quickly adopted blunts because they provided a discreet way to smoke weed.

What is the Difference Between a Blunt and a Spliff?

Blunts and spliffs both offer a tobacco/weed mix. Some cannabis users confuse them, but they are not the same.

Spliffs are cannabis and tobacco rolled into a joint. Regular joint paper is used. Weed smokers may smoke spliffs to get the nicotine kick mixed with the pot mellow. Or they may think that the tobacco smoke will hide the smell of pot.

Blunts are weed rolled into cigar paper. Like spliffs, they will combine the effects of pot and tobacco. However, the joint is filled with weed, so the effects are much more potent.

What Do I Need to Know About Smoking Blunts?

The first thing you need to know about smoking blunts is how to roll them. The first step is selecting the right blunt wrap.

There are several blunt wraps on the market. Zig Zag is one of the most popular blunt wrap manufacturers.

You may also purchase a prefilled cigar or cigarillo. Empty the contents and fill the paper with weed. Popular cigarillo brands include White Owl, Phillies, Dutch Masters, Backwoods, and Swisher Sweets.

Next, you must roll the weed. The process is as follows:

  1. Grind the weed: Use your fingers or a grinder to break the weed apart. Eliminate stems and seeds. The better the weed is ground, the smoother the smoking experience will be.
  2. Break open the blunt: If you are using a pre-rolled cigar or cigarillo, you must break it open by cutting it lengthwise with a razor blade. You can also use your hands, but you risk breaking the paper.
  3. Discard the tobacco.
  4. Moisten the paper: Use saliva or water to moisten the paper and make it more pliable. Avoid soaking the paper.
  5. Place the weed inside the paper: Hold the paper in your non-dominant hand. Use your thumb and forefinger to open it into a U-shaped trough. Use your dominant hand to place weed along the length of the paper interior. Leave room on either side to form the wrap.
  6. Roll the weed: Rock the wrapping paper back and forth while tamping down to even out the cannabis. This process will help the weed form a cylindrical shape of uniform thickness. Once you have your cylinder, bring one side of the wrap over the cannabis and tuck it underneath the opposite side of the wrap so it encases the cannabis.
  7. Seal the Blunt: Moisten the inside edge of the wrapper and place it firmly against the outside of the blunt to create a seal. Gently run your lighter along the seam to help the paper stick and create a smooth surface. This step also locks the seam and prevents the blunt from falling apart.
  8. Light up and Inhale: Light one end of the blunt with a lighter or hemp wick. Inhale from the other end.
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Pros and Cons of Smoking Blunts

Pros of Smoking Blunts

  • They are highly potent: Blunts are wide papers so you can put plenty of weed inside. They provide a potent dose.
  • They are easier to roll: Rolling blunts is a complicated process, but once you get it down, you will find it’s easier than rolling joints due to the paper texture. The tobacco leaf paper is stronger so it’s less likely to break when rolling. Cigar papers are also already in a cylindrical shape so they will wrap around joints easily.
  • Good for tobacco smokers: If you enjoy smoking tobacco, blunts are an ideal choice. They offer a tobacco kick that counters the sleepy effects of marijuana. The tobacco also offers a distinct flavor and aroma that many smokers enjoy.
  • Slower Burn: Blunts burn slower than joints. They last longer so you get more bang for your buck when smoking blunts.
  • Social Aspect: Blunts are huge so they are perfect for sharing. They are ideal for bonding with other cannabis enthusiasts.

Cons of Smoking Blunts:

  • Health Risks: Smoking blunts means smoking tobacco. Tobacco is linked to various health risks including heart disease and cancer.
  • Potential for Addiction: Tobacco is an addictive substance. You can get hooked, even if you limit your use to smoking blunts.
  • Difficult to Inhale: If you are not used to smoking tobacco, you may find the blunt smoke to be harsh on your lungs.
  • Odor: While some smokers enjoy the aroma and flavor of tobacco and weed, others may not find it pleasing.
  • Learning Curve: Smoking blunts requires some experience before you get used to how it works.
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Try Our Stiizy 40s Blunt Multipack

If you are curious about smoking blunts, you can get started with our Stiizy 40’s Minim Blunt Multi-Pack. The blunts are packed into individual glass vials to maintain freshness. Each joint is rolled with tobacco-free kief-dusted hemp wraps and secured with glass tips that provide the ultimate burn every time. They are available in watermelon and acai flavors.

And blunts aren’t all we sell. We offer a vast product line including flower, pre-rolls, accessories, concentrates, oils, capsules, and so much more. We provide weed delivery, online ordering, and in-person service.

Contact us to learn more about what we offer.

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