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Here’s some “stoner superstitions” from Leafly. I’ve never heard of the “white lighter” one:

Smoking cannabis with one carries extremely negative vibes. The bad juju can lead to broken bongs, getting busted, or even having your grow ruined by weather. Avoid using a white lighter to smoke cannabis at all costs or suffer certain catastrophe.

When I was in high school, people said that some color lighter meant you were gay. I don’t remember which color (maybe red?). Anyway, this just seems like fleeting rumor, not a real superstition. But we shall see whether people are still talking about it in a few years.

Also, the idea that you should punch people who cough on a hit is stupid. Aside from being mean and needlessly violent, coughing is a good thing; it gets you higher. No one should be punished for that.


Always save some green

Here’s the stoner rule of the day: always save some green!

That means that, if you take the first hit off a bowl or bong, you should only hit it from one side, that way you get a bit of the green unburnt weed on top, but there’s still more green unburnt weed on top, on the other side of the hitter. This way the next person in the circle will get some greens as well. Even if you are the only person smoking, you’ll enjoy it more if you get a couple hits with greens rather than just one.

Of course this can’t continue forever. Depending on the size of the bowl, you should get at least two, maybe three or even four green hits. (If you’ve got a Cheech & Chong-sized bowl, you’ll get like a dozen).

Also don’t expect new smokers to follow this. A lot of people like to show off how much they know, but new people won’t know or understand what this means. Let them get the hang of smoking a bong first, then hassle them about this.

For the record, I don’t know of any scientific evidence that smoking “the green” gets you higher than smoking “the black”.

Smoking weed with your dealer

Here’s an interesting one:


Rather than meeting up at a gas station parking lot or behind someone’s garage, proper “stoner” etiquette would dictate that any source who does come through with a requested amount be treated in a certain manner, such as having a secure location for delivery and having their client spend a few minutes to “smoke out” or share their newly purchased merchandise. Acknowledging someone who will go out of their way to make a delivery, putting their freedom at risk, deserves a certain amount of respect.



That’s from the rather excellent Ladybug blog, which I adore. I agree with all of it, though I’d like the point out that there’s a difference between the “friend hooking you up” and the “drug dealer selling you weed”. If it’s your friend, you should absolutely share your weed with him — of course if he’s your friend, you were probably going to do that anyway.

Professional drug dealers usually don’t smoke their own stash and/or are too busy to smoke with you. A lot of them simply don’t smoke with their clients, just like a therapist won’t hang out with her patients.

The Ladybug’s other points are well-received and appropriate.