Cannabis and Lavender, the Perfect Pair

Liz Filmer
01 Mar 2024

Recently there has been a trend where some cannabis users have lauded the effects of smoking weed and Lavender together. The reason? is to relax and find calm against everyday stresses. It is also said to help fall asleep, but what is the reasoning behind this? 

Cannabis and lavender are connected by terpenes. The terpene  Linalool is found in both cannabis and lavender and is more predominant in Indian cannabis varieties. It is also present in more than 200 plant species.  

Linalool has proven properties against microbes and bacteria. It may also help to reduce cortisol levels, which is one of the hormones responsible for stress

As well as helping to enhance the relaxing effect. The flavour of your cannabis is also said to be improved. Lavender is easy to integrate into a joint or spliff and burns similarly to cannabis, maybe a little slower.

Another similarity between the two plants is in the drying and curing process. It is advisable to let the lavender dry after cutting the flower and then keep it stored for a few weeks in a dark and dry environment Just like cannabis, when you cut the stem and it makes a “crack” sound, it is time to smoke.

Is smoking lavender healthy though? Well, as we know any combustion is bad for the respiratory system. If you are worried about the health effects of smoking ur recommendation is always the same as always: vaporize. 

Lavender has been used in a therapeutic role for thousands of years, including in aromatherapy and the use of essential oils in general

The properties of linalool to reduce anxiety and improve the body's immunity are under investigation.  At the same time, its properties against Alzheimer's are also being studied as Lavender has been shown to reduce the inflammation of the proteins in the brain responsible, to a large extent, for this cognitive deterioration.

If you don't fancy smoking Lavender but like the sound of Linalool, Zkittlez and Do-Si-Dos are two great strains that you can try.

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Liz Filmer