If you smoke cannabis, you already know that you have lots of different choices when it comes to how to enjoy your favorite strain. Even when it comes to rolling, the opportunities are endless, with joints, spliffs, blunts, or even getting extra creative with something like a cross joint.
Before you light up the next time and sit down to relax with friends (or even just solo), check out what makes blunts a unique part of smoking culture, along with how Zig-Zag Cigar Cones can make your smoke session more enjoyable.
The Origins of the Blunt
When and where did people start smoking blunts?
In the 90s, smokers on the east coast began to remove tobacco filler from cigars and re-roll cannabis inside the tobacco wrapper. This new way of smoking was a great way to incorporate the buzz of tobacco in a smoke session while also creating a slow-burning blunt that could be shared with friends.
But where did the term “blunt” actually come from? It’s actually derived from a brand of cigars called Phillies Blunt Cigars – however, many other cigar brands were used to create and popularize blunts, including White Owl and Dutch Masters.
Blunts Go Mainstream
The DIY method of emptying out tobacco from cigars was brought into popular culture by rappers like Snoop Dogg and Redman (who even came out with the popular song "How to roll a Blunt,"), which led to smokers around the country to look for easier ways to roll blunts. As this trend continued, ready-to-roll wraps were released, making it easy for smokers to roll a blunt without having to deal with the hassle of taking apart a cigar.
Enter Zig-Zag Cigar Cones Wraps
First, a little terminology: what’s the difference between cigar cones and cigar wraps? Both Zig-Zig Cones and Zig-Zag Cigar Cones make it easy for you to roll your cannabis, however, only Cone Wraps contain nicotine, and you may also hear people referring to our Cone Wraps as Blunt Cones.
It’s been many years since we came out with our Original Wraps, so we’ve had a lot of time to develop the perfect blunt wrap for all kinds of different smokers. Everyone on our team has a preference for how they like to smoke, so our current lineup offers lots of options – we think you'll find something to love no matter what type of smoker you are.
In addition to our regular Cone Wraps, you’ll find Rillo Size (based on the size of cigarillos) and Natural Leaf Wraps, which allow you to pack more product in a blunt and feature the natural vein-like imperfections of whole tobacco leaves.
Even if you really enjoy the ritual of rolling your own blunts or joints, adding Zig-Zag cones or wraps to your stash box can make it easy to roll something you’ll enjoy even when you’re short on time.
How do you Use Zig Zag Cigar Cones?
Rolling a joint is an art that can take years to perfect, especially if you’re doing it completely by hand. And some of us (even the fine folks at Zig-Zag), still can’t seem to get the hang of it even after lots of trial and error.
There’s no shame in taking shortcuts, and the Zig-Zag Pre-Rolled Blunt Cones offer a quick and easy way to create a hassle-free joint.
Just fill the cone wrap with your favorite ground herb, pack the joint evenly, then you're ready to smoke. Since the tricky part is already done for you, you can spend more time kicking back and relaxing.
Included tools to make life easier
In each pack of Zig-Zag Cigar Cones, you’ll find a useful tool that will make it easy for you to pack cannabis easily into your one wrap. Also included is a resealable foil pouch that will keep all your blunt cones fresh, allowing you to enjoy them at your own pace by keeping your last wrap as fresh as the first.
What Makes Zig-Zag Cigar Cones Different?
There’s just something about smoking a blunt that feels cool, and Zig-Zag Cigar Cones allow you enjoy your herb with the aesthetics and buzz of a blunt – minus the hassle.
If you're looking for even more of a cigar look and feel, you can check out Zig-Zag Natural Leaf wraps. These wraps are made from natural whole-leaf tobacco and feature a vein-like grain pattern for a look and feel that’s finely unrefined.
1. Rich Flavors
Zig-Zag Cone Wraps come in a variety of flavors – allowing you to experiment with fruity flavors like Pineapple, grape, Blueberry, or Dragonberry. Since our wraps are made from tobacco, all of them have a cigar-like taste and aroma.
If you're looking for an even wider range of flavors, Zig-Zag Original Cigar Wraps come in flavors like Cherry, Orange, Peach, Pineapple, Mango, Apple, Strawberry, Blueberry, Vanilla, Melon, and more.
To learn more about all our wrap options, read about Types of Tobacco Wraps and How to Choose Them.
2. Integrated Unbleached Tip
There are lots of ways to make a filter for your joints or blunts – you can even use pasta! But if you’re looking to skip this step, we’ve got you covered with a built-in filter that’s designed to give you a smooth smoking experience all the way to the very end.
3. An Added Buzz
Since Zig-Zag Cigar Cones are made from tobacco, they’ll give you a great nicotine buzz. If nicotine isn’t your thing, we’ve still got you covered; our Zig-Zag Hemp Wraps and the previously mentioned Zig-Zag Cones are tobacco-free alternatives come various creative flavors like Blue Dream, OG Purp, Clementine, Limoncello, Shortcake, and Natural.
4. Large Capacity
Zig-Zag Cigar Cones are 110mm long, measuring 13.5mm at the opening and 6mm at the mouthpiece. This large capacity lends itself well to get-togethers, or even just long sessions on your own. If you want something even bigger, check out our Natural Leaf Wraps, which measure 65mm wide.
Regardless of what type of Zig-Zag you choose for your session, you’ll be able to roll impressively big joints or blunts that taste great.
5. Slow Burn
The large capacity of our wraps combined with their design makes for a slow-burning, drawn-out smoking experience. Using a Zig-Zag Cone Wrap during your session will give you ample time to truly enjoy whatever strain you're smoking so that you can unwind and savor your smoking ritual.
To put it bluntly (sorry), we think Zig-Zag Cigar Cones Cone Wraps are a great choice if you’re looking to make a fantastic blunt, giving you the maximum amount of pleasure with the minimum amount of effort.
If you're interested in Zig-Zag Natural Leaf Wraps, read our 10 Reasons to Choose Natural Leaf Wraps. Until next time, keep rolling!