Fact: Stoners like to gather in circles and get high. Let’s explore ten classic rules that often go unspoken.
1. BYOF (BRING YOUR OWN FLOWER)
Contribute. Every time. It’s as easy as that if you want to be invited back.
2. PASS LEFT
Always pass left. Even when you are camping, hot-boxing a car, or at the top of a mountain. If it’s not possible to pass left, you need to invite more people to this party.
3. NO BULLYING
Some people can smoke copious amounts of weed and still function. Bless you Snoop Dogg! Others take two hits and they are contemplating an ER visit. It’s proper etiquette to let those who need to bow out do so gracefully.
Never pass ash. When the bong is empty, or you’re at the end of the joint, don’t pass it on. It’s your turn to re-load or re-roll.
5. DON’T PASS A BUG
If you are sick, smoke on your own and let people know. Nobody wants to get the flu from smoking a joint.
6. NO SPIT
Keep your saliva to yourself. Nothing ruins a perfectly rolled blunt faster than a wet end. Keep is classy. Keep it dry.
7. NO LIFE STORIES
Whether your smoking buddies are strangers or best friends, the smoke circle is not the time to tell your life story or pitch a business idea. Keep it light and don’t use up all the oxygen in the room.
8. NO PARKING
Don’t forget others are waiting for their turn. Take one hit and pass it. It is generally frowned upon to sit and smoke alone while everyone watches
9. LOSE THE PHONE
It’s hard to connect with people while staring at a screen. The whole experience is lost if you don’t engage. Ditch the electronics and enjoy yourself.
10. BE GRATEFUL
Be sure to thank the host, especially if you smoked all their weed and ate all their Oreos. Stoner friends thrive when their is proper balance. Always return the favor.
-Thanks for reading. Are there any smoke circle rules that I missed? Let me know in comments.