If you have mixed your cigarettes with cannabis and smoked a spliff in your backyard, then you have already successfully blended your weed with another herb – tobacco. Still, there’re so many more variations than just this combination.
Blending herbs with weed can enhance your experience and provide more delightful flavors and aromas due to the natural terpenes. Many herbs can be an excellent substitute for tobacco in a spliff and be enjoyable to consume. Herbs can produce varying effects of their own, and some can enhance the effects of cannabis. There’s no one way to blend herbs with weed but pairing them based on terpenes is a common method that will provide a flavorful and delightful experience. You can smoke the herbal blend by rolling them up in a joint, using a bowl or a bong, or even a vape. You can use herbs in any desired ratio or equal amounts of each in the mix and smoke.
Lavender is known for its calming and soothing effects, and mixing it with cannabis can provide you with a more relaxing experience. Linalool – the terpene in lavender has the potential to assist with stress, and it’s best to be paired with Indica strains of cannabis. More importantly, Linalool is a terpene both cannabis and lavender have in common. And what’s best about this blend is that it tastes incredible, so it’s worth giving a try if you haven’t done so yet!
Eucalyptus is known for its spicy, menthol-like flavor. Eucalyptus is another herb you can mix with cannabis for a more enhanced experience. Eucalyptol, the terpene in eucalyptus, has a fresh mint-like smell and a spicy, cooling, and refreshing taste that can level up your smoking experience and make it more reinvigorating.
Passionflower, a climbing vine with mesmerizing white and purple flowers that your eye can’t miss once you encounter them, is another excellent ingredient to use in your herbal cannabis blend. Passionflower has a grassy smell and earthy taste, with hints of sweet flavor.
Native American tribes have long used passionflower to treat various conditions and improve health and wellness.
Rosemary and cannabis share the same terpene – beta-caryophyllene (BCP) known for its spicy and peppery taste, giving cannabis its earthy flavor. It’s common in many herbs, including black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and basil. The terpene interacts with the CB2 endocannabinoid receptors found in the body. So when smoked with cannabis, Rosemary adds a fresh and somewhat neutral aroma to the mix.
Leaves of white sage promote feelings of relaxation and calmness. Sage is a great choice to mix with Indica-dominant cannabis strains. Native American tribes used sage in purification ceremonies.
Damiana Leaf, known for its minty and spicy taste and smell combined with cannabis, will provide a smooth and pleasing smoke. Its effects are calming, relaxing, and mood-enhancing, so when paired with cannabis, it can help release tension, especially when mixed with Indica strains.
Mints are great to use when you are looking for a refreshing taste and calming experience. It will add a fresh taste to your smoke and help clear the proverbial cobwebs away and calm your nerves. In addition, the menthol in mint will fortify your smoke with a robust minty, cooling taste and flavor. So, if you are looking for a subtly sweet and cooling flavor with a refreshing aroma, mint is a great choice to blend with cannabis for the delightful and relaxing smoke.
CBD flower is a hemp-derivative, and unlike marijuana, it features only trace amounts of psychoactive THC. CBD flower tastes very much like weed, so it’s unlikely that mixing these two will alter the flavor or aroma of your smoke. CBD and THC are both cannabis derivatives. Per the famous Entourage Effect, when we consume more than one cannabinoid, they work together better as a group, delivering better results. However, this doesn’t mean a more potent high, but CBD in your blend can help reduce unwanted side effects of THC like mental discomfort and paranoia and help you have a more balanced and pleasing experience.
How to Blend Herbs with Cannabis
Now that you’ve chosen the herbs to blend with cannabis, you may get too thrilled to start rolling your next joint, but if you are working with fresh herbs, you will need to dry them before you smoke them. You can’t mix fresh herbs with cannabis as they should be dry enough to burn (but not too powdery).
The most common method of drying herbs is leaving them in a dark, dry area, but you can use an oven at a specific temperature to dry herbs of your choice. However, make sure not to dry out the herbs too much because when too dry, their leaves will burn too quickly and may also leave an unpleasant taste in your mouth.
Storing dried herbs will also go a long way, and you can keep them in the dark, airtight containers – dried herbs can quickly spoil when exposed to air and direct sunlight. Use glass containers as plastic ones may leach chemicals into your dried herbs. Keep them away from sunlight to keep them fresh for longer.
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If you’ve been experimenting with Delta 8 THC, you may already have consumed it while drinking. But with The Hemp Doctor’s tinctures, you could blend your Delta 8 into a delicious cocktail — combining two fantastic flavors into one potent drink.
If Delta 8 isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry! You can replace the Delta 8 in these recipes with any one of our tinctures. So give it a try today!
Delta 8 THC Infused Gin & Tonic
Making Delta 8 THC cocktails at home is easy and fun. You can use Delta 8 THC tinctures to make your favorite beverage with the desired dose of the compound. If you are a big fan of classic Gin & Tonic, you might love it even more with your new favorite cannabinoid. The two-ingredient cocktail is simple to make, and adding Delta 8 THC won’t make things any more complicated.
The drink requires just three ingredients – Gin, Tonic, and tincture, and optional are slices of lime or lemon.
- 2 ounces gin – that’s nearly a quarter of a glass or a cup
- 3 to 6 ounces tonic water – Some like the ratio of tonic to be equal to gin, but it ranges between 1-3 parts of tonic
- Delta 8 tincture
- 1-3 Lime or lemon wedges
Use a highball glass, a standard glass, or even a wine glass to prepare delta 8 THC infused Gin & Tonic. Place large ice cubes in the glass, pour the gin followed by tonic, and garnish with lime or lemon wedges. On the final step, add the droplets of the delta THC oil into the drink, and enjoy your first delta 8 THC infused Gin & Tonic!
Delta 8 THC Moscow Mule
Even if you haven’t traveled to Russia, you have likely heard of or even tried the Moscow Mule named for its capital. Although many believe the drink belongs to Russia, it was born here in Los Angeles. The Moscow Mule doesn’t come from Moscow, but it got the name because of the main ingredient: vodka. Russians are famous for their vodka – it’s one of the symbols of Russian pride.
A Moscow Mule can be refreshing on a sunny day or whenever you want to enjoy its sweet, spicy, and robust taste. It’s a great cocktail, but when you make it with an extra ingredient – Delta 8 THC, it can be an unparalleled experience. The Moscow Mule is traditionally comprised of three ingredients: vodka, lime, and ginger beer. So if you don’t have ginger beer, get some.
- Ice cubes
- ¼ cup Vodka
- ¾ ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice
- Delta 8 THC tincture
- 1/3 cup of ginger beer
- Lime wedge
Use a cocktail shaker to combine the lime juice, Delta 8 THC tincture, and Vodka. Add the ice cubes to the mix and shake well. The Moscow Mule is usually served in a copper glass, but if you don’t have any, use a highball glass and fill it with ice cubes. Pour the mix of lime juice, Delta 8 THC tincture, and vodka into the cup. Add ginger beer, garnish the drink with a lime wedge, and enjoy!
Delta 8 THC Mezcal Margarita
Although many make margaritas with tequila or vodka, Mezcal – which comes in so many favors that it won’t leave anyone’s taste buds disappointed, is a new twist on an old classic alcoholic beverage. It makes the most refreshing and tasteful margaritas. Mezcal is another popular Mexican spirit after tequila that many Americans enjoy and use for homemade cocktails, including Mezcal Margarita. Like tequila, Mezcal is made from agave plants and is an agave-based liquor ranging between 38-55% alcohol by volume (usually higher than tequila).
- 1-ounce Mezcal
- 1-ounce of Orange Liquor like Cointreau or Triple Sec.
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 3/4-ounce agave syrup
- One pinch of sea salt
- 15 mg CBD tincture or oil
Making Delta 8 THC mezcal margarita is a no-brainer, so you won’t have to spend too much time making it.
- Fill a shaker with ice, and mix the Mezcal with orange liquor, lime juice, Delta 8 THC tincture, and agave syrup. Shake well.
- Fill a shallow dish with salt. Rub a slice of lime around the edge of a lowball glass and then dip it into the salt.
- Put an ice cube in the glass, and pure the mixture into it, garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy!
Choosing Delta 8 THC Products for Your Drinks
Delta 8 THC drinks are simple to make but finding a high-quality Delta 8 THC can be challenging. The increased demand for the hemp-derived compound has already resulted in an increased number of commercial and retail products. However, hemp-derived products are relatively unregulated. Many of these products are low in quality and don’t provide consumers with expected results. Moreover, hemp, during its growing season, removes harmful elements from the soil. As a result, hemp can bring unwanted ingredients into your Delta 8 THC products and homemade drinks when it grows in contaminated land.
Ensure your products are derived from a healthy plant grown in the U.S. under strict farming regulations, but even that isn’t enough to confirm a product’s safety. As a rule, always look for the third-party lab test results on a company’s website that assures the quality of your Delta 8 THC products – that’s the best and the only way to ensure you are getting a safe product. Moreover, shop from a reputable brand and look for online reviews and online presence to see if it’s trustworthy and offers safe and effective products.
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At The Hemp Doctor, you can find the highest quality hemp-derived Delta 8 in our organic, gluten-free, kosher-friendly products. So visit our store and make your Delta 8 THC drinks using the top-grade Delta 8 products on the market!