Top 10 Tobacco Alternatives To Include In Your Joint

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Top 10 Tobacco Alternatives To Include In Your Joint

There are a lot of health risks associated with tobacco, so why include something harmful in your joint when you have loads of other options? Let's go through our top ten!

It’s very common in certain parts of the world to mix tobacco in with joints. Whether to keep a consistent burn or simply for flavour-enhancement, there are many reasons people have for combining tobacco and weed. Some cigarette smokers actually do this to help combat their nicotine addiction. When they get a craving, they will mix in a little bit of tobacco with the cannabis to get the oral fixation of the drag, with the effects of the cannabis.

But if you’re not a tobacco smoker, there is no reason to start adding tobacco in with your joints now. We already know the health risks this brings, especially when the tobacco is unfiltered. However, if you have been using tobacco in your joints, here are a few alternatives we recommend trying out. All of these will be significantly healthier and taste better than tobacco too!


This is one of the oldest medicinal herbs used in human civilisations. Sage will add so much more to your joints than what tobacco does. Besides tasting and smelling great, sage induces relaxing effects. It’ll help you with digestive problems, loss of appetite, and general stomach discomfort. It’s best smoked in small quantities, so don’t go overboard. Experiment and assess what quantity works best for you.

Top 10 Tobacco Alternatives To Include In Your Joint


Cannabis and hops are both from the same plant family of Cannabaceae. As such, it’s no surprise that they blend nicely inside a joint. They both contain myrcene, a terpene responsible for the relaxing and sedative effects of both plants. With this mix, go easy on the hops, adding in only small amounts. This blend is best enjoyed in a vaporizer for its organoleptic effects.


Chamomile doesn’t just taste wonderful when mixed with hot water, it’s also a great addition to your joint. When smoking it, you’ll receive the same relaxing effects that you’d obtain from the hot beverage. It’s a smokable tea! And most importantly, the smoke will be smooth and tasty.


Even though most of these options are singular herbs, we still found Real Leaf tobacco substitutes to be a worthy addition to this list. This is a company that sells 100% organic and natural herbal blends to add to your joint. Their blend contains raspberry leaves, marshmallow root, and mulleins. This will give the joint an earthy yet sweet taste that will pair beautifully with your cannabis. Although this may well be the most enjoyable addition to the joint, it’ll also be the most expensive. It’s priced at around €12 for 30 grams, which is more expensive than rolling tobacco in some countries.


This is a very famous South African herb. Known for its aphrodisiac effects, damiana is a perfect mix to your joint if you’re toking with your significant other. It is also said to taste similar to weed, taking nothing away from the cannabis smoking experience. Because of this, it’ll also be a great option to smoke by itself. It’s smooth and tasty, so for all you cigarette smokers out there, try rolling up a few damiana cigarettes instead of tobacco and see how it goes. It might change your life.


Contrary to popular belief, mint isn’t one specific plant. Mint is actually a group of around 20 plants, including peppermint and spearmint. You should be very familiar with its taste. It’s in everything; from toothpaste to tea, mint has done it all, including being added to cigarettes. And if menthols are so popular, it’s no surprise that mint would also go well with your joint. We just don’t recommend you include it as your only extra herb. Mix it with something more besides weed. The menthol flavour is very strong and can overpower your delicious cannabis terpenes.

Top 10 Tobacco Alternatives To Include In Your Joint


Eucalyptus leaves are very popular due to their expectorant, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. So much so, that they’re very commonly used in steam baths. It helps open up your lungs and break up congestion. The leaves are also used in teas to treat sore throats. When you smoke them, the taste will be strong and spicy. It won’t be for everyone, but it might be for you.


This is commonly used to make a type of tea, but yerba mate will also go beautifully with your weed. It won’t add much in terms of a high—just flavour. What it will do is help your joint burn slower. This is one of the main reasons why people include tobacco in their joints. If you’re included in this camp, try yerba mate. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.


Just like damiana, marshmallow leaf if a great herb to smoke by itself. It tastes wonderful and you don’t have to worry about how much of it to use. Include as much as you want with your weed. Its flavour is not overpowering, so you’ll still be tasting your cannabis strain of choice.


And finally, we could not go without including cannabis itself on our list. This won’t be an option for everyone, only growers or those friends of growers with access to cannabis leaves on the regular. They key here, though, is to use sugar leaves and not the large fan leaves. Sugar leaves will have less of a harsh smoke and taste of chlorophyll. Plus, they contain more trichomes than fan leaves, contributing to the high.

And that’s it from us. We hope that today was the last day you rolled a spliff with tobacco, and that you might have just found a new favourite herb mix for your joints.