If you’re looking to mix cannabis with something extra in your spliff (aka your joint, blunt or marijuana cigarette), there’s a multitude of ways to roll.
Pairing tobacco with your weed doesn’t do any favours for your lungs. Adding to the slew of adverse health effects, tobacco and its compounds mitigate the protective effects of THC and CBD. Opting for a non-tobacco filler means a healthier way to enjoy your high.
Here, we’re turning to herbal fillers for their cool health properties and medicinal benefits. They’re gentle on the lungs and can provide a more soothing smoke. Adding herbal fillers to your spliff will also help stretch the longevity of your stash.
This sensual wild shrub grows in Mexico, Central America and the West Indies. It is known for its relaxing yet mildly euphoric high. Used traditionally as an aphrodisiac, this herb pairs well with a tantric night in. Light it up.
This lovely herb has a soft lemon-like aroma, and does wonders for calming the senses. Chamomile tea has been used by the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians to treat wounds and promote healing. To this day, it is still a potent herb for reducing anxiety and settling digestion. Chamomile’s relaxing nature pairs naturally well with cannabis.
This beautiful herb is perhaps the soulmate to cannabis. Lavender has been used for ages to relax and calm the mind. Similar to certain varieties of cannabis, it contains the terpene linalool, which is known for relieving anxiety and inducing calm. Lavender has also been shown to reduce the itchy feeling in your throat when smoking or vaporizing cannabis.
This aromatic leaf isn’t just for mojitos. One of the easiest herbs to grow, mint contains phytonutrients and compounds that help soothe digestion. With hundreds of varieties (over 500!), mint has a cooling effect and a distinct flavour to pair with cannabis.
Whether you’re cleansing your aura or your physical home, sage is an enlightening herb to pair with cannabis. Slightly bitter and savoury in flavour, the sage plant has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that may also improve brain health.
Where to find herbal fillers? Check out your local health food stores and bulk botanical shops for culinary-grade dried herbs.
You can also source these online through herbal apothecaries, or grow them yourself at home!