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BLUNT: what is it and how is it done?

The art of rolling has always been a fascinating element for cannabis sativa consumers, a true ritual that has the ability to relax and comfort, like all rituals. One of the first actions of those who approach cannabis or light cannabis, unless they are heading directly towards a herb vaporizer, is to roll a weed joint.

In addition to rolling with classic papers, it is possible to use other materials to make a joint, for example tobacco papers or more simply the wrapper of a carefully emptied cigar. In this article we will find out what a blunt is and whether it is worth introducing it into our routine for consuming cannabis sativa. Here's what we'll see:

  • Blunt: origins
  • What is blunt?
  • How do you make a blunt?
  • What are the effects of blunt
  • Blunt Vs joint
  • Blunt Vs Vaporizer
  • Other ways to take cannabis

Blunt: origins

Cannabis sativa is an ancient plant, used for recreational, religious, healing, artisanal or pre-industrial purposes (think of hemp grown for the production of fibre, rope and paper) by various populations since as far back as 500 BC. C.

Its versatility and beneficial properties meant that it quickly spread from continent to continent and has maintained its popularity intact to this day, despite controversy, prejudice and adversity.

Presumably, cannabis was consumed through handcrafted pipes , for example hookahs made from coconut and bamboo cane.

The next step, at least starting from 1574, the moment in which tobacco was habitually introduced among crops, but presumably even earlier albeit unofficially, was to roll cannabis in tobacco papers , i.e. processed tobacco leaves, before in a crude way, then more and more refined.

The first evidence comes from 1800 , it would seem that the first to use tobacco for rolling were the inhabitants of the islands of the Caribbean Sea: specifically the inhabitants of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

Some theories maintain that the habit of rolling in tobacco paper was born in these islands, because there was a great abundance of cannabis sativa but a certain shortage of rolling paper.

At the time, in fact, it was probably difficult for this region to get supplies of basic necessities, let alone paper to roll a joint...

There are also those who claim that the strong smell of tobacco contained in its leaves hid or at least helped to camouflage the smell of cannabis . So to smoke anywhere without legal worries, they would start rolling tobacco papers.

Still others argue that smoking cannabis sativa in tobacco papers was a more potent experience . In any case, this practice caught on very quickly and was equally quickly exported throughout the world.

Some time later and probably not by chance, the American tobacco industry put a new product on the market: a cigar with a rounded tip, much thinner than the classic cigar .

Rolled in a thick, well-crafted tobacco leaf, which is also much cheaper than regular cigars, these cigars contained tobacco but had the same shape as the blunt born among the crops.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s the White Owl Blunts tobacco company began mass producing this type of thin, round cigar. There are those who claim that the name Blunt comes from the name of the company that made it become a trend all over the world.

Anyone at that point had the opportunity to buy a cigar and smoke it, or buy it, empty it and fill it with cannabis. This is what slowly happened in the New York underground market. Quickly the weed blunt habit spread across the world along with the legal cigar.

After all, what was better than emptying dad's cigar to fill it with ganja?

BLUNT What is blunt?

As you will have understood by now, the blunt is nothing more than a joint, usually made of pure grass and not mixed with tobacco, rolled with specially made tobacco papers.

Specifically, tobacco leaves are first dried and then ground and combined with a cellulose pulp and water. The result is a kind of malleable paste, which is subsequently flattened, dried and cut into different sizes to obtain small, medium or large tobacco papers.

On the market it is possible to find rolling tobacco papers or blunts already rolled and ready to be filled.

Since 2000 onwards the blunt trend has literally become all the rage, so at the moment it is possible to find blunts of all types.

In some cases, flavorings are added to the tobacco papers, from fruit to chocolate, from pistachio to biscuit, from pizza to prawns, the varieties are many just like for the " All Flavors Plus One Jellies" from the sweet trolley on Harry's train Potter.

In other cases, for example, tobacco papers are soaked in particular mixtures such as whiskey and honey, vodka and pink pepper, milk and biscuits, craft beer, fruit juice, particular herbal teas and so on.

Fortunately, in addition to experimenting with aroma and taste, there are those who have thought of producing hemp-based blunts , so as to avoid all the side effects of tobacco and nicotine.

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How do you make a blunt?

First you need to get everything you need:

  • 1 gram or a gram and a half of organic and organic cannabis or cannabis light
  • tobacco papers or hemp papers, or a wrapper of tobacco or hemp papers ready to be filled. Alternatively a cigar to be emptied carefully.
  • a small bowl of water

Here's how to prepare a blunt step by step:

  • First prepare your weed. Unlike you would for a weed joint or preparing cannabis for a vape session, you don't have to grind the buds too finely . Tobacco papers are quite thick and will burn less quickly with too much refined herb inside.

If you don't want to ruin your blunt , absolutely avoid adding tobacco to the mix . Tobacco papers already contain enough flavoring, as well as enough nicotine.

  • If you are not using tobacco or hemp papers, but a cigar, the first thing to do will be to cut it vertically in the center so as to easily empty it of tobacco and have your tobacco paper available.
  • Dip your fingers in the bowl of water and pat your tobacco paper. Moisten it with a little water will help it work better.
  • Place the chopped cannabis or light cannabis on the paper considering that you will not have a filter like in the classic weed joint . Then distribute it over the entire surface of the map.
  • Start rolling as you would a grass joint . When it seems to you that the blunt has taken on the right shape (practically the rounded one of the cigar), fold the part of tobacco paper closest to you inside it and close the blunt , just like you would when rolling a weed joint.
  • Dry the blunt by blowing on it and then “toast” it by heating it at a safe distance with a lighter. Make sure all the moisture evaporates.
  • The blunt is ready . Of course, if you have a pre-rolled one, all you have to do is stick the herb in and press gently with the help of a long, thin wand.

What are the effects of blunt

Here are some very important things to know before thinking about taking cannabis with tobacco papers :

  • A blunt contains much more weed than a regular joint. If you think about it, cigars and related tobacco papers are much larger. Smoking one blunt is equivalent to smoking about six regular joints . To more seasoned consumers it may seem like a good thing, but it's better to take it slow, especially if you're not used to hiring grass joints one after the other.
  • Cigars and tobacco papers are highly toxic. Even if there is no tobacco in the joint blend, there is a very high concentration of nitrosamines and nicotine in the papers . Furthermore, with tobacco papers the combustion is not complete and therefore there is a greater release of toxins in the smoke.
  • For those who are used to a classic normal joint, the blunt could be too strong and also not very pleasant to smoke.
  • Consuming cannabis with a blunt rolled with tobacco will increase or create a tobacco addiction.

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The weed joint made with regular papers and a tobacco mixture will have the problem of harmful substances released by tobacco and nicotine . A pure grass joint will have the problem of burning . Neither joint, unless you purchase flavored papers, will alter the flavor of your joint.

A blunt rolled with tobacco papers will have the problem of combustion and harmful substances released by the tobacco even if you don't put it in the mix. For those who appreciate particular aromas, however, the blunt can enhance the flavor of cannabis due to its characteristic aromatic profile but also thanks to the various "aromatic baths" that are given to the tobacco papers.

Between blunts and joints, the least harmful is undoubtedly the pure weed joint . From an aromatic point of view it really depends on taste, because the flavor of the blunt is particular and strong: there are those who love it but also those who hate it and prefer to stick to the natural aromas of cannabis.

A good solution could be to prepare alternative weed joints or blunts, call them what you want, using hemp papers , which can also be found in a flavored version, instead of tobacco papers and light cannabis in the mix, instead of rolling tobacco.

Blunt Vs Vaporizer

The best blunt we can choose is the one made of hemp, however even this will not avoid the combustion process, which, as we know, can be very harmful to our body.

In this sense the vaporizer wins the battle without too much difficulty, not only because it allows us to completely avoid combustion , but also because if we are fans of aromas (one of the main reasons why we might want to choose a blunt) we could, by regulating the temperature of the vaporizer , savor in detail the entire terpene profile of the cannabis or cannabis light variety we have chosen.

As we know, each variety of cannabis has a complex terpene profile, composed of two or more terpenes, which when savored individually, by varying the temperature, will give you an unrepeatable and natural sensory experience.

Other ways to take cannabis

The healthiest way to inhale cannabis or cannabis light is, as we have seen, undoubtedly the vaporizer . However, there are also other ways to consume cannabis.

There are bongs , which are water or ice pipes , which allow you to inhale a good quantity of active ingredients while doing a little less damage from the point of view of combustion, or hookahs , ancient but still effective instruments. Even a simple pipe can easily be used to consume cannabis or cannabis light.

The most important thing is to finely shred the weed buds or hashish (which is always best mixed with light cannabis, an excellent alternative to tobacco ) before use.


However, if inhalation is not for you, there are other alternatives for consuming cannabis or cannabis light: herbal teas, decoctions and edibles.

With weed (better than hashish) you can make various culinary preparations, from cakes to biscuits, from ice cream to chocolates, from savory pies to egg pasta.

Furthermore, always with the tops of your favorite herb, you can make excellent relaxing herbal teas or decoctions with a greater concentration of active ingredient.

The only precaution to be taken when making things to eat with cannabis sativa is to make sure of the origin of the substance.

The effect of the active ingredient is much faster and above all the substance enters the circulation quickly. It is better to avoid products whose origin we do not know or products grown with chemical additives.

If you want to experiment in the kitchen, try our light cannabis , grown in Italy in a natural way, without the use of chemical fertilizers and heavy metals.

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