A January 2014 article entitled “Phillip Morris Introduces Marlboro Marijuana Cigarettes” was posted on the website Abril Uno (“April First”), and received a high amount of social media sharing. This official sounding post reads, “Phillip Morris, the world s biggest cigarette producer, announced today that they will join the marijuana legalization bandwagon and start producing marijuana cigarettes. Marketed under the brand Marlboro M , the cigarettes will be made available for sale through marijuana licensed outlets in the state of Colorado, and the state of Washington when it becomes commercially legal there later this year.”

The disclaimer for that website, however, clearly describing itself as “a satire, parody and spoof web publication&#8230 All articles contained herein are fiction (“fake”), untrue, and for entertainment only.”

Many readers sharing the article were apparently unaware of its satirical origins.

With the popularity of the fake article above, some readers have also shared a story posted by FictioNews entitled, “Marlboro Making Medical Marijuana” which contains the image above. That article dates to April 20, 2011, and is also a work of fiction.

Note that we no longer link to viral satirical or bogus stories such as this, for this reason.

Speculation Philip Morris USA Statements

After the November 2012 elections, in which Colorado and Washington legalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, CBS News asked Philip Morris USA about the possibility of a marijuana based Marlboro cigarette. Spokesman Bill Phelps, while noting that they don’t comment or speculate “on future business” stated that “tobacco companies are in the business of manufacturing and marketing tobacco products.”

In January 2014, there had been no change in strategy announced by any big tobacco companies, as speculation continued regarding pot related products.

Fake Photos

The Marlboro marijuana photos in circulation have been in existence long before Washington and Colorado voted to legalize marijuana. Back in 2009, this forum discussed “Marlboro Greens” which were rumored to exist in Amsterdam at the time. That turned out to be false. Another popular photo (above) was created as part of a photo editing contest. That photo, however, is often circulated with the Worth1000 logo cropped out, leading some readers to believe it is a real product.

Other photos have depicted “Marlboro Blend No. 420&#8243 or “Marlboro Greens.” These have typically been created as a concept or as a joke.

Video Rebuttal

We posted a short video rebuttal to this rumor, which you can watch below.

Bottom Line

There are no Marlboro marijuana cigarettes. Rumors suggesting such a product have stemmed from satire, speculation, and fake photos.

Difference between marlboro lights and regular

Marlboro (cigarette) – wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
the Lights have less tar and nicotine than Reds. These readings are determined by “smoking machines” which analyze the chemical signatures and composition of the tobacco smoke they “inhale.” However, these numbers can be slightly misleading a cigarette smoking machine will only draw in smoke a certain way, while methods of actual cigarette smoking vary substantially from user to user.A close examination of a Marlboro Light cigarette will reveal tiny pin hole sized perforations on the outer rim of the filter, which are absent from the filters of Marlboro Red cigarettes. These perforations are sometimes called ” filter vents,” and they allow more air to pass through the filter and into the lungs, substantially decreasing the amount of actual smoke being inhaled by the cigarettes with this type of “light” filter are tested, the increased air to smoke ratio causes lower readings of tar and nicotine. Of course, because of the position of these filter vents, a smokers lips, unlike a machine, will often cover these perforations while “taking a drag,” causing more smoke to enter the from the chemical and engineering differences between Marlboro Reds and Marlboro Lights, there are a few aesthetic variations between the two varieties. Marlboro Lights are wrapped with white filter paper and encircled by a thin golden band, with black “Marlboro” lettering on the cigarette paper. Marlboro Reds, on the other hand, are wrapped with a standard two tone speckled yellow filter paper, which is an homage to the early days of cigarette production when filters were made of packaging of the two varieties of Marlboro is noticeably different, as well. While a box or soft pack of Marlboro Lights is white, with a gold chevron design, Marlboro Reds are white with a red chevron design, hence the reason they are referred to as “Reds.”More reference links / cigarette