8 Low-Cost, High-Quality Organic Tobacco Alternatives for Your Joint

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Nicole Richter Nicole Richter / Updated on February 9, 2017

Tobacco is the substance that most people use when rolling a cannabis joint, but it isn’t for everyone. While it will help the weed burn easier and at a more constant pace, the taste and the smell tend to put some people off.

If you love rolling a spliff or a joint and are looking for some great alternatives to tobacco then here are the 7 best Tobacco Alternatives for your joint:

Top Tobacco Alternatives

1) Sage

Sage Tobacco Replacment for Joint

Sage is one of the best and oldest medical herbs in the world. Used often in Indian culture as part of their medicine. This natural herb has amazing healing powers and is often used for digestive problems, including loss of appetite, gas, stomach pains, diarrhea, bloating and heartburn. Due to its smell and anti-irritation effect, it is also used as a tobacco alternative. The best to get is white sage, which is known to be both relaxing and euphoric.

Real Leaf Herb

Even though most of the tobacco alternatives on this list are natural, we had to add REAL LEAF simply because of their organic herb blend. Unlike other Tobacco alternatives, RealLeaf blend contains raspberry leaves, marshmallow root and mulleins which give this blend a sweet yet earthy-soft taste. The combination of the blend provides a well-balanced flavor that is perfect for cannabis smokers looking to extract the most out of the marijuana plant. Furthermore the Mulleins within the blend are perfect for soothing inflamed or infected lungs.

3) Damiana
Damiana Tobacco Alternative for Rolling a Joint

This South American herb is well known for its aphrodisiac like qualities as well as its ability to induce a mild euphoric high. It has small, yellow-brown aromatic leaves and is often used as a remedy for headaches.

4) Rubus Idaeus
Rubus Idaeus Tobacco Alternative for Rolling a Joint

Rubus Ideaus is a red-fruited species of Rubus and is tend to be found in Europe and Northern Asia. The leaves are often used in herbal teas and given during pregnancy. This leaf has a significant bitter-sweet taste and is an excellent alternative due to its stickiness and level of thickness.

5) Mint
Mint Tobacco alternative for rolling a joint

Mint, also known as mentha, is actually a genus or group of around 15-20 plant species, including peppermint and spearmint. Mint oil is often used in toothpaste, gum, candy and beauty products while the leaves are used either fresh or dried for teas and food. The leaves are also an excellent tobacco alternative. It is advised to use mint with other leaves as it has a very dominant taste.

6) Eucalyptus Leaves
Eucalyptus Tobacco Alternative for Rolling a Joint

Originating from Australia, Eucalyptus leaves contain excellent substances that have expectorant, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. One of these substances is a called eucalyptol, also known as cineole. Eucalyptus leaves are commonly used in herbal teas as their effect helps sore throats and breaks up congestion. When smoking Eucalyptus expect a strong spicy taste.

7) Calendula Leaves
Calendula Leaves Tobacco Alterative for rolling a Joint

The Calendula flower is used to prevent muscle spasms, start menstrual periods, and reduce fever. It is also used for treating sore throat and mouth, menstrual cramps, cancer, and stomach and duodenal ulcers.

8) Cannabis Leaves
Medical Marijuana Exams cannabis oil

If you are growing your own cannabis then there is nothing better than the leaves from the Cannabis flower. These leaves tend to dry out and fall off the flower but they are a great tobacco alternative


  1. Edmond McHenry

    I have tried Damiana out of the above, and it is great. It is extremely relaxing and very slow releasing. I just do not use it too often, because I like to avoid tobacco. But it is good. Very good in fact.

  2. Sharpe

    I am wondering what should I choose :)))

  3. Ann Hensley

    Cannabis leaves are simple alternative to tobacco.

  4. Irene Hargett

    I have used the method consisting of cannabis leaves to get rid of tobacco. For me, this is the best option! It worked like a dream

  5. Maria Molina

    Wow SAGE is so nice. Thankful to the writer. Gonna continue its usage as it keeps my body relaxed and fresh

  6. Josh Craig

    Who would want to mix weed with Tobacco. What a waste of weed. Simply send it to me

  7. Rick R

    Who would want to mix tobacco. I think only Europeans do that!

  8. Sandy

    Who would want to mix, might as well just puff a blunt.

  9. George G

    These tobacco alternatives are great. Tried Sage in the past, but I didn’t like it

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