What are blunts?

Originally Published: April 4, 1997 - Last Updated / Reviewed On: January 8, 2010
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Dear Alice,

What are blunts?

Dear Reader,

What's in a name? Quite a bit, apparently. Blunts, which were so named after the Phillies Blunt cigar brand, refer to cigars that have had the tobacco removed from them and replaced with marijuana. Sometimes, blunts may include crack or PCP in addition to marijuana.

Blunts allow individuals to smoke pot (and possibly additional drugs) discreetly because they look like cigars (what they smell like is a different story). Still, keep in mind that not all blunts are created equally. Six regular joints of pot may be contained in one blunt, so if you decide to smoke a blunt, you may end up smoking quite a lot more marijuana than you would otherwise. The responses in the Go Ask Alice! alcohol and other drugs archives include a lot of information about marijuana, so check them out!

Here's hoping that this blunt response answered your question. And remember — sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Alice