Etiquette can be defined as “the customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group.” Believe it or not, there’s etiquette for cannabis consumption throughout the community and industry. While most cannabis consumers and professionals are pretty laid-back people, there are some do’s and don’ts in regards to cannabis etiquette. Here are some things that you should be aware of and do your best to adhere to.
Puff Puff Pass
While some may say always pass the dutchie to the left, most consumers aren’t worried about which way you pass it as long as it stays in rotation and you don’t sit on the grass. When you’re sitting in the circle, remember it’s always polite to puff, puff, pass.
Never Peer Pressure
Not everybody enjoys cannabis, and some people have had bad experiences with cannabis or just don’t like the effects that it produces. For this reason, you should never peer pressure (or trick) anyone into consuming cannabis.
It’s OK To Say No
Sometimes you have to learn how to say no yourself. While cannabis is a very safe plant, it is always good to know your limits. It is vital for all cannabis consumers to learn how to accept ‘no’ for an answer when others are ready to tap out. When you reach your limit, remember it doesn’t matter what other people think – if you’re good, you’re good!
If You Got, Pitch
It should be common knowledge, but many people are not aware that if you have some dank and people are about to sesh, it’s a golden rule that you need to contribute to the pile. In other words, if your sack isn’t dry, throw in on the high.
A Helping Hand
A friend with weed is a friend indeed. While many of us consumers would love to keep everyone around the globe stacked with a constant stash of green, this isn’t possible. However, if you’re blazing without worry and your friend is without weed, you should step up and do a good deed – share the love!
There Is A Time And Place For Everything
When it comes to cannabis consumption, there’s a time and place for it. It is essential to always pay attention to your surroundings and the vibe of others. Note your environment and only consume cannabis in settings where it’s appropriate. Remember there are many ways to reap the benefits of this plant and just because you might not be able to light up a fatty, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy some edibles and have a good time!
No Spiking The Punch
A few other things to keep in mind. Never give someone cannabis-infused food or beverages without letting them know that it contains THC. While some people may welcome a good intoxicating body high, for others, it may not be quite a welcoming experience.
For the most part, cannabis etiquette is simple. Live, love, laugh and have common sense as well as courtesy for others.