Cigars 101

“Blunt” cigar defined

Q. What exactly is a “blunt” cigar?
– Vinnie M. in Florida
A. A “Blunt” in the traditional sense is essentially a Corona-size cigar, which is rolled to around 5″ x 42 on average. The ever-popular Phillies Blunts are actually 415/16″ x 41. But the kind of “blunt” I believe you’re referring to is a “cigar” rolled with marijuana.

A “blunt” is made by taking something like a Phillies Blunt (any machine-made convenience store cigar will do), unrolling or splitting it open, removing the tobacco, replacing it with marijuana, and rolling it up again in the wrapper leaf which is often a “homogenized wrapper” made from bits of tobacco leaf and rolled into big sheets like paper bolts. (Note that I do not write from personal experience. ;^)

Today, the term “Blunt” is generally associated with the Hip-Hop subculture. There are also some tobacco shops and websites that sell “blunt” papers for rolling your own cigars, or blunts, depending on your “weed” of choice.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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