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8 Things NOT To Do When Smoking Weed With Your Friends

By Sushi, Sep 25, 2016 | Updated: Sep 27, 2016 | | |
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  1. Sushi
    We all love to get together with our friends and pass around the cannabis, right? It promotes bonding, stimulates conversation, and it just makes everything better – food, music, movies, you name it.

    But just like any other social activity, there’s etiquette to be observed; unspoken rules that must be followed so that everyone can enjoy the smoking session to the fullest. These are bound to vary from group to group and place to place, but I’ve put together what I think are the most universal cannabis “no-nos.”

    Here is what NOT to do when getting high with your friends:

    1. Stealing Lighters

    If I had a nickel for every time my lighter went missing during a smoking session, I’d have shit load of nickels.

    I get it. You’re stoned, zoned out, not paying attention, and there’s several different lighters being passed around… it’s easy to pocket someone else’s. (I’ve probably done it myself.) But it’s a definite buzz kill when you go to light up later on, and find that your trusty flame has disappeared.

    So be aware, and make sure that lighter in your pocket is your own.

    2. Torching The Bowl

    When sharing a bowl with your friends, don’t hold your lighter over it until the whole thing is ablaze. It burns up the weed too fast, and the next person in line is gonna taste nothing but burnt herb. Just a touch of flame is all you need to get one edge burning. Save some green for the next guy – it’s common courtesy.

    3. Never Throwing In

    Let’s face it: nobody likes a mooch. We all know that guy who always wants to come over and smoke, even though he’s never got any weed of his own. Not cool. So whenever you get your hands on some good cannabis, remember your friends who smoked you up when you had none. Call ’em up, and return the favor.

    4. Slobbering On The Joint

    Don’t you hate it when you’re smoking with your friends, someone passes you the joint, and the end is all soaked in spit? It’s hard to hit because the tip keeps sealing closed. Not mention it’s just gross. Don’t drool on the joint. Just don’t.

    This goes for pipes and other smoking accessories, too. No one wants someone else’s slobber on their glassware.

    5. Holding The Joint Too Long

    You know that guy who gets so caught up in the story that he’s telling that he forgets to pass the joint? And by the time he realizes it, the damn thing has gone out. So annoying!

    But I have a confession to make: I am that guy. I’m sorry. I know it sucks, and I’m working on it. Really, I am. Don’t be like me. When it’s your turn, shut up and hit it. Pass it on, then you can finish your story. Okay?

    6. Taking Too Many Hits

    This is similar to holding the joint too long, only it’s less about being absent-minded and more about being a selfish, weed hogging jerk. You know the rule: “Puff, puff, pass.” Two puffs. Count ’em! Don’t try to sneak in a dozen hits every time it’s your turn. We see what you’re doing, and it’s not cool.

    7. Smoking In Public

    Just because cannabis is being decriminalized across the country, doesn’t mean you can get high whenever, wherever you want. Alcohol is legal, too. Getting drunk in the parking lot… not so much. Same goes with smoking and driving – don’t do it. Come on, we’re not in high school anymore. Smoke responsibly. Smoke at home.

    8. DIY Pipes & Screens

    And speaking of high school, remember making your own pipe out of a Pepsi can? Or a bong from a 2 liter bottle? Cutting a screen out of an old, rusty window screen? Yeah… it turns out that’s not such a good idea.

    Aluminum, plastic, and other DIY materials can release toxic chemicals when exposed to high heat. So, you end up inhaling a lot more than just cannabis – and possibly doing real harm to your throat and lungs. So, unless you happen to be a professional glass blower, don’t make your own pipes. It’s just not worth it. Save up for a real piece. And in the meantime, go get some papers, and roll it up!

    What did I miss? What are your weed smoking pet peeves? Tell us about it in the comments below!

    Author: Ben Neal
    Source: http://weedreader.com/8-things-not-to-do-when-smoking-weed-with-your-friends/

Comments

  1. detoxin momma
    Getting my lighter stolen is one of my biggest pet peeves.Not too long ago, I was convinced the same chic was always doing this on purpose, so i started dotting all my lighters with a black marker on bottom so i could catch her in the act.

    after a few times of saying," nuh uh, see this black dot, its mine!"...she stopped taking them.

    slobbering up a joint is nasty, if I get handed a wet one, i say ," I'm good ", and just step back to be skipped.

    getting handed a joint or blunt someone else rolled up, and getting a taste of a seed is something i can't stand, thats a terrible taste, and its major pot smoking foul, come on, put a little more effort into cleaning that weed if youre going to smoke some regular weed.

    Biggest pet peeve, a person with a cold sore in the smoking circle!!

    I'm good, lol...
  2. softspoken
    My pet peeve is when someone invites you to blaze, but they pack these little pathetic-ass bowls and you've gotta hold the show together with your own bud... I know this girl, don't really smoke with her anymore, but she'd a sways say something like "it only takes a little to get high", yeah I guess but then she's always down to smoke my fat bowls right after... Weed is something I'm just not stingy with, so it kills me when others are...

    also kinda like the bogarts or hogs, there's the circle migrators, who take a hit and then somehow end up on the other side and get another hit before it makes it rounds, wtf is with that? Anyhow, don't really smoke with strangers or random people anymore (that was high school) now I just smoke with good friends and they know what they're doing...

    P.S.I have a pet theory about lighter theft, which, unfortunately, I am sometimes guilty of (I know, I'm working on it...). I've noticed that most of the time ciggarette smokers end up being the culprit, probably because we're used to lighting our smoke and then pocketing the lighter again, at least that's what it's like for me, I've never done it on purpose of course, just a force of habit I suppose. But yes, very irritating, I hate whenever mine are stolen. :(
    Side note: if you have a lighter case or even just wrap tape or twine around it I noticed they tend to get stolen less, perhaps because they are easily identifiable or because the texture makes them more noticeable to whoever is holding it...
  3. AKA_freckles
    I carve my initials and the date in all my lighters. Problem solved!
  4. Smeg
    Stealing other people's cannabis.

    This theft feels, to me, to be the worst of all misdemeanors in cannabis circles. I've caught two people doing this in the past. I also realise that I'm digressing from the OP, but thought it worth a mention.

    "Give it back." was my response on both occasions. I must admit that I was (on both occasions) tempted to just ignore it due to knowingly risking the continued existence of an atmosphere of good humoured group companionship, but felt resigned to speak up.

    Both times the perpetrators quietly did as asked, and left, yet there was a sort of collective stain left on the remaining psyche of what had previously been a happy bunch.
  5. aemetha
    Seems like this one might be a cannabis felony! :eek:

    I'm surprised sparking up in a room with non-smokers didn't make the list. Cannabis users might see it as a bonus to get a bit hot boxed, but it's just common courtesy to let those who choose to abstain do so without being subjected to second hand smoke.
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