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TikToker Shares Her Legal Alternatives To Smoking Weed

Jess Hardiman

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TikToker Shares Her Legal Alternatives To Smoking Weed

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@melanatedmomma

A TikTok user has shared a number of natural products that she believes can be smoked as an alternative to weed, including rose petals and chamomile. Watch below:

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TikToker Kemi (@melanatedmomma) shared a short video talking her followers through a number of options to try smoking instead of weed, all of which she says are 'completely legal'.

She also claims they are good for 'relaxation', 'anxiety reducing' and 'sleep', among other health benefits.

Kemi, who is a spiritual advisor and astrologer, says in the clip: "Alternatives to weed that are completely legal.

"Lavender to fall asleep, rose petals if you're sad, blue lotus for dreams and calming yourself down.

"Damiana for psychic ability, also great for anxiety."

Credit: TikTok/@melanatedmomma
Credit: TikTok/@melanatedmomma

Holding out a jar of kava, a type of shrub sometimes used as a herbal remedy, she continues: "This one's close to a psychedelic.

"Chamomile for sleep. Blend and smoke."

In the caption, Kemi explains that kava and damiana - another shrub - tend to prove strongest for her.

She adds: "Add a little CBD and you're vibing."

Since being posted last year, her video has racked up more than 1 million views and 13,000 comments.

Credit: TikTok/@melanatedmomma
Credit: TikTok/@melanatedmomma

It's worth noting that the video doesn't include any science to back up the claims, and Kemi doesn't appear to have a scientific background, meaning these are simply her own 'alternatives' and LADbible can't recommend smoking any of the products listed above.

According to Healthline, while blue lotus flower is legal, it isn't actually approved for human consumption in the United States.

It says of the psychoactive plant: "It's been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years as a natural aphrodisiac, sleep aid, and anxiety reliever. However, due to its psychoactive properties, many people wonder if it's legal and safe to use."

Matt Springer, a researcher who frequently experiments with smoke at the University of California San Francisco, has also previously warned of smoking any 'dried plant material'.

Speaking to Vice in 2016, he said: "I think it is reasonable to expect that smoke from any burned dried plant material will impair vascular function, regardless of what other physiological effects might result from the specific plant."

Springer - who at the time had done research on the effects of cannabis and tobacco smoke, but not looked into herbal cigarettes - added: "I can't say for sure, but I would be surprised if they didn't share the effects of tobacco and marijuana smoke."

In another article at damiana, Healthline also says that you should always 'talk to your doctor before adding any supplements to your diet'.

Topics: World News, News, weed, TikTok

Jess Hardiman
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