Unknown; the word zol in the sense of ‘marijuana cigarette’ was recorded in Mexico in the 1950s (see article by H. Braddy in American Speech Vol.30 No.2, May 1955, p.88), but it is not known what the relationship is between that word and this.
1988S.A. Botha inFrontline Oct.–Nov. 10Our pockets bulged with the..packs of BB tobacco, and strips of newspaper in which we rolled our zolle. Not even the dumbest novice in prison leaves his tobacco lying around untended.
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