Over time, a code of weed etiquette has emerged. This code forms an unspoken set of rules to keep order amongst the smoking circle. The following have become practically universal among smokers.
1. No Peer Pressure
If someone doesn’t want to smoke they shouldn’t have to. Also, if someone has smoked some but doesn’t want another hit them you shouldn’t pressure them into it. Live and let live. Plus, the less they smoke, the more you get to smoke.
2. Try to Contribute
We all have times where we can bring bud to the circle, but you should still try to contribute. A bag of chips and a two liter is a great way to say thanks and it only costs 3 or 4 dollars. With that said, if you offer to smoke with someone you shouldn’t expect anything in return. Just remember all the times you were helped by friends when the well ran dry.
3. Pass it to the Left
Keeping a proper rotation is important. Always rotating to the left makes it easy. So, just pass it to the left.
4. Roller’s Rights
Whoever rolls the joint/blunt gets to spark it. Same goes with bowl – whoever packs the bowl get to spark it. From there, please review number 3.
5. Respect the Space
House rules always rein supreme. If you are smoking at someone’s house please be respectful. This also goes for hotels, parks, or any other place you light up. If you aren’t being considerate then you’re giving all pot smokers a bad reputation.
6. Don’t get Down with the Sickness
If you’re sick do not bring it into the smoke circle. For real! Let the group know and you can smoke a personal pipe that won’t get passed around.
A green hit is when you smoke a pipe and light green herb as opposed to lighting into a pile of ash and carbon. The first greens is discussed in number 4; however, if you hit a pipe lightly from the rim of the bowl you can leave additional green hits for others. This is always a polite gesture and proper weed etiquette.
8. No Cigarettes in the Circle
You would be hard pressed to find anyone who would honestly claim that cigarettes are good for you, but that’s neither here nor there. If you do smoke step outside or away if possible. If everyone in the circle is a smoker it’s okay, but I still think you would be happier having that cigarette outside.
9. Two Puffs and a Pass
When smoking a joint or blunt you should only hit it twice before passing. Bowls and bongs are typically one hit then pass it. Of course, if the circle agrees to do it different that’s no problem. Just refer to number 1o.
10. The Rules were Made to be Broken
Weed etiquette isn’t really rules at all – they’re initial guidelines. They are helpful if you are entering a smoke circle where you don’t really know everyone. Often smoke circles are close friends in which case they may do things totally different.
Just be chill – that’s pretty much all you have to do to fit into a smoke circle.