Blunt (cannabis cigar)

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A lit blunt.

Blunt is an American English slang term for cannabis rolled with the tobacco-leaf "wrapper" from an inexpensive cigar called a blunt. Blunts take their name from Phillies Blunt brand cigars, although any commonly available inexpensive cigar or cigarillo is likely to be used, due to suitability and availability. Another common term for a blunt is an "El-P" or "L", [1] a reference to the El Producto brand.[2] Another commonly used nickname is "Dutches" when referring to Dutch Masters. Swisher Sweets and White Owl cigars/cigarillos are also popular with those who smoke blunts.

In the tobacco industry, a blunt is defined as a cigar which is wider than a cigarillo and not quite as wide as a Corona. A cigarillo that has been split and re-rolled with marijuana is called a blunt in cannabis culture.

Due to the tobacco content in the wrapper leaf, blunts carry with them the risks of tobacco use, including addiction and cancer.[3] In addition to using cheap cigars and cigarillos to smoke cannabis, cigar wraps or "blunt wraps" are also used. These products are legal because they are mostly used in rolling one's own cigars.

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  1. ^ "Erowid Cannabis Vault". Erowid. 1993-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Erowid Cannabis Vault". Erowid. 1993-11-10. 
  3. ^ Australian Government Department of Health: National Cannabis Strategy Consultation Paper, page 4. "Cannabis has been described as a 'Trojan Horse' for nicotine addiction, given the usual method of mixing cannabis with tobacco when preparing marijuana for administration."