As fans and connoisseurs of Washington state’s legal, recreational marijuana, we’re a pretty easy going bunch. Nobody likes being hassled, and most of the folks who filter in through Belltown’s favorite marijuana dispensary are a pretty “go-with-the-flow” bunch. We’re also all members of society, and legal weed society, much like any other society, has some rules, guidelines, or etiquette that it’s important to follow so as not to harsh the mellow air around those of us who partake in the Seattle pot scene. These are three pot faux pas to avoid:
- Don’t steal lighters! Lighters aren’t cheap. Yeah, it can be a little funny to hide a lighter from someone who’s just finished off a bowl of [ ] or [ ], but nobody likes a lighter thief. When you’re done smoking, return the tools to their rightful owners.
- Respect No Smoking Signs! The legal marijuana laws in Washington state are pretty fantastic, but one thing that isn’t okay is smoking in public, at a bar, in a concert venue or a movie theater. Likewise, you should never smoke at someone’s house unless you’ve received specific permission to do so. Common courtesy goes a long way.
- No camping! We’re not talking about driving up to the Cascades, pitching a tent and napping in a hammock, no this about when the pipe or joint comes to you in the circle. Puff, puff, pass is a good rule of thumb, and a great way to avoid getting caught up in a story or joke while the joint is burning down to a nub before anyone else can take a hit.