“Ain’t nothin’ sweet but the Swishers!” rapped Lil’ Wayne over the 2011 track, “I’m On One.” Swisher Sweets are one of the most popular cigars for rolling blunts, but there’s a catch: Swisher doesn’t make blunt wraps, per se. Instead, tokers must slice open a Swisher Sweet cigar to remove the tobacco inside before stuffing it with weed.
Blunts are “weed cigars” made by rolling up cannabis flower with cigar wraps. They’ve been around for a long time, but they became incredibly popular in the ‘90s after rappers like Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre made them marijuana mainstays in their lyrics.
Swisher Sweets come in a variety of flavors, but the original vibes best with most strains. It tastes like a normal cigar dipped in sugar, which is especially dope as you approach the end of the sesh and the bitter weed tar starts gunking up the blunt.
Hemp wraps are still relatively new, but since they don’t contain nicotine or THC, you can buy them pretty much anywhere (read: gas stations). And in case you’re wondering, yes, they roll into blunts just as easily as tobacco wraps.
Besides the above mentioned reasons, blunts taste fuckin’ delicious, too. And they burn slowly, meaning your sesh will last longer than it would with a classic pre-roll.
The ultimate display of one’s blunt-rolling prowess is the legendary Backwoods blunt. Like Swisher Sweets and Dutch Masters, Backwoods doesn’t supply empty blunt wraps. You’ll have to peel the wrap off the cigar, but these papers are much trickier to work with than Swishers. That’s because Backwoods cigars are rolled with actual (and brittle) tobacco leaves, not smooth tobacco paper fashioned from pulp.
Smoking a cigar in public is one of the most baller ways to let everyone know you’re a boss. Blunts confer that same smokey authority, but if you’re gonna flaunt your badassery, might as well go whole-hog and twist that sucker with a wrap made of 24-karat gold.
Even with all the new high-tech ways to smoke weed, blunts will always remain one of the most OG methods for getting lit.