The original blunt cigar, named for its broad, rounded tip, was developed in the 1800s as a tidier alternative to traditional cigars. While most cigars at the time were wrapped in numerous tobacco ‘leaves,’ the blunt was encased with only one leaf – what’s now known as a blunt wrap. Today’s blunt wrap, or cigar wrapper, is made up of two leaves: an inner leaf of thin paper, typically derived from rice or wood pulp, and an outer, thicker leaf made of tobacco.
Originally, blunts referred to a type of streamlined cigar, but in the 1970’s the blunt wrap took on another purpose: to sheathe marijuana. Traditional rolling papers are thin and flavorless, but blunt wraps make for a more substantial – and more flavorful – smoking experience, adding a sweet thickness to the marijuana itself. And the stigma endures: in today’s cannabis culture, a blunt still refers to marijuana encased in a cigar wrap – a blunt wrap.
Today, blunt wraps are available across the United States and around the world, and are manufactured in hundreds of flavors. Typically blunt wraps are available in convenience stores, gas stations, and liquor stores in the form of pre-rolled cigars or cigarillos, like Swisher Sweets. Blunt wraps can also be purchased as unrolled leaves – peruse online retailers like Rolling Supreme, Xtreme Connection, and Everyone Does It for a wealth of options.
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