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4 Smokable Plants You Can Grow That Aren’t Marijuana

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Wondering if there are any alternatives for marijuana? There are a variety of plants that can be smoked for pleasure like marijuana. However, they are not addictive and are non-hallucinogenic. Maybe this is why they’re not as popular as other smoking options. They are also legal and totally safe to use. Smoking herbs Australia-wide is pretty common and if you are looking for some, we have compiled a list of seven smokable plants that you can smoke and grow in your home.


As a lung tonic, mullein has a long history of use. When you’re unwell and down with a sore throat, it can actually help you stop coughing. Its smoke is quite mild and light, almost like smoking air, and it has absolutely no flavour. This biennial plant has flower stalks that can grow up to six feet tall and two feet wide at the base. This fuzzy-leaved plant, which some people consider a garden weed, is very simple to grow from seeds sown straight in the garden in the spring. It prefers a sunny position with well-drained soil that isn’t overly fertile. When it is established, it can tolerate dry conditions but benefits from a little irrigation as a seedling.


Skullcap offers minor soothing effects when smoked, according to its herbal properties. The herb gives off moderate smoke and tastes rather neutral when taken. When it comes to the type of plant, Skullcap is a spreading perennial that can reach a height of about 30 centimetres, and also forms a lovely groundcover in the garden. Looking to grow this plant at home? Plant seeds indoors in the spring, then once the weather has warmed up, plant the seedlings in a sunny or partially shaded area with good soil. During dry spells, skullcaps require weekly irrigation. Every autumn, cut the withered foliage to the ground.


Coltsfoot has expectorant properties that aid in clearing mucus from the lungs. This plant produces a mild, flavourless smoke, but if used in large concentrations in smoking blends, it might aggravate coughing. Under ideal growing conditions, this plant can grow 15 to 30 centimetres tall. Coltsfoot ground cover spreads by subterranean rhizomes to produce large colonies. Although ‘fresh’ seed and potted plants are both readily available online, it is rare for dried coltsfoot seed to grow. This plant prefers a site in full sun or moderate shade, as well as rich, wet soil.


To induce vivid dreams, several ancient cultures smoked mugwort. While you’re awake, it also has a very slight psychoactive impact. As compared to other herbs, the flavour of this herb is pleasant and just a little bit sweet. This plant is a spreading perennial that can reach a height of 2 feet. It can be started from a potted plant or by transplanting a clump from an established patch. Once established, mugwort grows well with little maintenance, but take care because it can spread quickly, especially in damp areas.

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