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You can start new friendships and maintain existing friendships with your marijuana habits, but you have to be respectful when doing so. For those new to marijuana, if you are smoking weed in a group, there are some mandatory rules to consider. We have put together some steps you should follow to successfully engage in proper weed etiquette.
Steps for Proper Weed Etiquette
Bring Your Own Marijuana Stash
Marijuana can be quite expensive, depending on your choice. It is important to bring your own stash of weed when going to your group session. Even if the other people in the group brought their own weed, it is the polite thing to do if you have your own. This is especially true if you are the one that brought up the idea of a smoking session.
Remove the Stems and Seeds
Make sure you get rid of the stems and seeds from your marijuana. You don't have to keep the seeds, especially, if you are not a marijuana grower. One of the reasons to get rid of the stems and seeds is that the weed will taste much better when you are smoking your joint. And in addition, it is proper weed etiquette.
Rolling Your Joint
Before you even get into the smoking session make sure you know how to roll a joint. If you have not mastered joint rolling yet let someone roll the joint for you. Make sure that the person who rolls the weed is the one who sparks it. If you rolled the joint on your own, then you should light up.
The First Hit
Be sure that all the guests get the first hit before you do. This is common courtesy. Let's say that you are the person hosting the smoking session. Make sure that you welcome your guests with the first hit.
Torching the Bowl
You don't always need a green hit or first hit to enjoy the smoking session. However, rather you should consider torching a bowl. But, make sure not to burn the entire surface of your marijuana bowl. Common weed etiquette dictates that you light a small corner of the bowl. This allows the next person to enjoy that green hit as well.
Puff and Pass
Be sure to puff the glass pipe, if you are using one and pass it along around the circle during the marijuana smoking session. For example, if you are smoking a blunt or joint, don't take more than two hits prior to passing it around to the person who should get it next. The proper weed etiquette is to puff twice and pass.
Final Thoughts on Proper Weed Etiquette
To maintain proper weed etiquette, you should also pas the bowl on the left hand side instead of the right hand side. You should not hog up the weed while others are waiting. Be sure to clear out the chamber of the bowl. Never blow the smoke into someone's face and never pass along a cashed bowl without notifying the next person.
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