Roll Your Own Magazine, Vol. 7, #1, Winter 2006-2007
"there are other things than tobacco that people smoke
that are perfectly legal"
Please keep in mind that there are other things than tobacco that people smoke that are perfectly legal. So in reality, though herbal blends at the time we had the store (2002-2003) were pretty harsh, we sold quite a few - mostly to actors from the Shakespear Festival whose roles required smoking but no tobacco was allowed and of course for the surprising number of folks who like to smoke but not tobacco for ceremonial purposes.
"these herbal blends are sensational and amazingly smooth"
Thankfully, there are now NEW herbal blends that are quite smokeable. In fact, one company, International Oddities, contacted us a few months ago and after we understood that their rather edgy site was in fact legal herbs and not something one would expect out of "High Times", we asked them to send us some samples. I have to say, not being a fan of herbal smoking mixtures previously, that even though the names of their products are a bit out there, these herbal blends are sensational and amazingly smooth. They can be mixed together much like tobacco to get the "custom" taste and even more to the point, we found that some of the herbal blends mixed extremely well (in small amounts) with good tobacco, to give an atmospheric quality that no tobacco by itself can produce. This is an especially nice experience for those who like the outdoors, as many of the herbs blend quite well with the aroma of natural flora.
We have always received a lot of mail about herbal blends and finally we are able to recommend a source of herbal products you won't have to choke to get down. They provide (mostly wholesale) accessories as well including tubes, papers, rollers, and even injectors. They should start selling scales as well, as I repeat, these herbal mixtures are going to be really interesting compliments to tobacco for some, and very small but accurately measured quantities of these herbs mixed with tobacco very likely may become quite popular. Click the banner below to visit their site.
Again retailers would be wise to carry herbal blends as they are extremely sought after in many locations, especially now that they are so tastefully made. We'll cover International Oddities more in the future. The tobacco shop business is changing and these kinds of products really can increase the customer base, much like scales and blunts (tobacco wraps) have already.
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