420, our favorite time of the year to enjoy weed with friends old and new, and invite the spontaneity, silliness, and delight that comes from when you smoke a joint together in the middle of the day. If you’re looking to partake in the 420 festivities, and want to make sure your celebrations don’t derail your Wednesday responsibilities, we suggest rolling a 50/50 herbal spliff (50% botanicals and 50% cannabis) to set the perfect height of your high.
As professional spliff rollers, we’ve got you covered on how to perfect the art of the mild high using botanicals and outlined a step-by-step guide to creating your perfect preroll.
How To Roll a Botanically Blended Spliff
What you’ll need: A grinder, rolling papers, an elongated stick (chopsticks are great), matches or a lighter, weed, and botanicals of your choice (we recommend these of course).
Step 1: Take pinches of your weed and pinches of your herbal blend and place them in the grinder. Grind until the weed and herbals are well ground. You may need to use the stick to get any remaining flower out of the teeth of your grinder.
Step 2: Fold the paper in half horizontally (think hotdog bun) to create a crease line. This will help your herbs stay in place. Prepare your paper by having the lick strip (that glossy piece of the paper) facing you and pointed up. Place the herb mixture in one pinch at a time until it’s about ¾ of the way filled. Fold the paper in half along the same crease so that you’ve enclosed the flower mixture. Gently begin rolling it, working the herbs into that crease. Your goal here is to shape the flower into a compressed ‘flower log’ within the paper.
Step 3: Once the desired shape is formed, roll up the spliff starting from the bottom and rolling up. Lick along the lick strip (not too wet) and roll your spliff all the way up. The wet lick strip will seal it to itself.
Step 4: Using your elongated stick (or chopstick) tap in the flowers from the top to press it down.
Step 5: Now twist and close the top
Light up and smoke!
Why Smoke Botanical Blends with Weed?
The terpenes in different herbs provide an added effect, allowing you to customize your high. For example, the linalool found in lavender (found in our Airplane Mode Blend) invites calm, cool, and collectedness. If your interest is peaked, here are some herbs against stressful times to help get you started.
The second is that it makes your weed stash last longer. Feel like you’re constantly running out of weed when you JUST contacted your dealer last week? We get it. Mixing your spliff with some herbs will help your stash survive longer than that plant you promised to keep alive (RIP poor fiddle leaf fig).
And lastly, when you have midday work that needs to get done, sometimes you just can’t get *too* high. Maybe you’ve got a meeting, or have 20 chores to complete. You want the benefits of cannabis without flying out the roof. That’s when microdosing cannabis will keep you grounded, yet productive.