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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”.

Times not to be stoned

Here’s a list of times you shouldn’t be stoned, which is always good to keep in mind. Number Five is the most important one IMHO


5. When you’re the only person smoking weed at a party

You thought it would be cool with the host to spark up your J upon walking in the front door. But now you’re being asked to leave, having offended everyone in the party – and now getting the attention of the off-duty cop who just showed up. Yikes!


Yikes… I’ve been that dude, sorry to say.

Puff, Puff, Pass

Should you always follow the “puff, puff, pass” rule? I say it’s not a rule so much as a guideline, and I endorse the views presented here in Dear Stoner.

The basic rule: No more than two hits (a small third hit is acceptable the first go-round if you pretend to be intrigued by the taste) if you’re in a circle of people you don’t know. The joint is a privilege for everyone, and you should share accordingly. If you’re with one or two friends, four or five hits is usually fine, but nobody likes the storyteller who thinks his tale about almost getting in a fight last Friday means he can smoke half the blunt while he’s telling it. Some people like to hear the sound of their own voices when there’s pot in their hands; try not to be that person.