Pot Etiquette: How To Navigate The Ever-Changing World Of Weed

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When I was in college, I would call up my pot dealer from a pay phone and ask him for “one chicken leg,” which was the secret phrase for a joint (that sadly didn’t come close to the size of a chicken leg). Never would I outright ask for weed. That would have been a gauche no-no and strictly against the cannabis code at the time.

Many old-school tokers will recall the mantra “puff-puff-pass,” which curtly explains how to share a joint when smoking in a group. In other words, don’t take your time; puff twice and hand it along.

Cannabis culture has changed dramatically over the years as the weed-etiquette rulebook continues to be written and rewritten.

Most cannabis consumers not fortunate enough to live in states with legal pot programs have developed the skills to buy, ask for, share and find cannabis, and to get by in the weedy underbelly of illegal pot.

But now that cannabis is recreationally and medically legal in many states, a slew of new questions and dilemmas about proper pot behavior have cropped up. Is it okay to give weed as a wedding gift? Is it copacetic to vape in church? Can I offer my friend’s grandma an edible to help her glaucoma?

These and more concerns come to mind, so I reached out to some experts, including weed aficionados, ganjapreneurs, writers, and imbibers to ask them how to put one’s chillest foot forward in this brave new world of growing cannabis acceptance. Here is what I discovered.

Is It Cool To Talk Openly About Pot?

“Many people are looking to come out of the ‘canna closet,’” explains Jonathan Teeters, general manager of the CBD division at Azuca, a cannabis and CBD edibles company.

Teeters recommends sussing out common …

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Author: Jessica Delfino / High Times

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