The world of cannabis has its own set of rules and norms; once you step into it, you’ll realize there’s a lot to learn and explore. Some of it may be very surprising, like cannabis etiquette, for instance!
Don’t be alarmed; it’s not as sophisticated as it sounds. Here’s what you need to know before the next time you’re smoking pipes with your friends.
Contribute In Some Way
As a guest, you’re not expected to bring weed, but if you have your own stash that you’d like to share—bring it! If you’re not bringing weed, you should still try to contribute in some way. Some people maintain joint jars; you could drop a few bucks in that.
Or alternatively, you could bring something else other than your great company. For instance, you could take care of the drinks or bring candy; those are great during a smoking hangout!
Decline The Joint If You’re Sick
If you feel like you’re coming down with something, say no to sharing. During a smoke sesh, you’ll be sharing more than just the joint, vape pen, or bong—you’ll be sharing your germs too.
But if you’re feeling up to it, you can still come to the hangout and have a great time with friends. You could help out with the music and maybe even teach the newbies how to roll the perfect joint!
Speaking of rolling joints, as a general rule, if you roll the joint, you’re the one who gets to light it, and therefore, you also get the first hit. Of course, this doesn’t apply if you’re sick, in which case you could simply pass the joint to someone else and let them light it up.
Another scenario in which you don’t have this privilege is if you’re hosting. Based on weed etiquette, guests always get to go first, even if you roll.
Don’t Hog the Joint/Pipe
Whether you’re smoking from a water pipe, bong, or joint, it’s no fun for anyone if you don’t pass it on. Taking multiple puffs each turn and keeping everyone else waiting is the worst thing you could do.
So, don’t hog the joint; just puff, puff, and pass. Also, make sure you pass it to the left—don’t ask why—and always ash it before you pass it!
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