Cannabis smoking might be an art form in its own right. We’ll look at some ideas for doing so without coughing or feeling uncomfortable in this post. Did you know that THC-infused cannabis is available? Let’s have a conversation about proper smoking etiquette!
The essence of smoking marijuana is straightforward to grasp. You roll a joint, light it, take two deep drags, and pass it on to the next person. Isn’t it?
Making a mistake with marijuana may have some terrible outcomes. In certain milder instances, it might just be an undesirable experience.
However, this isn’t essential! We’ll teach you how to smoke cannabis correctly. This stoner’s guide should serve as a quick reminder of the dos and don’ts of recreational marijuana so that you and your smoking buddies can make each experience count. After that, we’ve got some key information on avoiding critical choking while smoking.
How to Properly Smoke Weed: Follow the Weed Rules
In order to ensure a pleasant experience for all at your next social gathering, keep these marijuana etiquette guidelines in mind.
Bring Your Own Weed
If you get an invite to a weed party, remember to bring something for the pot luck. Depending on what’s your jam, either contribute your own stash or make some edibles.
If You Grow Your Own, Share It With Everyone
If you want to share your weed with others, show some respect and grow it yourself. Not only will this give you a chance to learn new things, but it will also test both your gardening skills and trimming/curing abilities.
Roll, if You’ve Mastered the Art
If you know how to roll a joint and want to help, make sure your joints are good enough. There’s no point in wasting time and weed if you’re not good at it. Let those who are better at it do the job.
Demand Good Paper
In the end, why would you want to use subpar materials when rolling your own joint? The quality of the paper is crucial to the overall experience. If you want the best results, only use the best tools available.
Know Your Roller’s Rights
You’re the one who gets to fire the first spark if you take the time and effort to make a perfect joint. Since time immemorial, these have been smoking standards that everyone has followed. It would be an offense to break them.
Puff, Puff, Pass
“Puff, puff, pass”–the title of this rule should explain it all. You get two hits off the joint before passing it to the next person. Don’t be greedy and hog all the weed; remember to share!
Keep Your Saliva Where It Belongs
You’re also swapping spit while smoking a joint. Try your best to be considerate and keep saliva to a bare minimum, even if it’s not the end of the world. Not only is excessive moisture counterproductive to the filter’s efficiency, but it’s also unsanitary.
Start Rolling a New Joint Before It Finishes
If you want the party to continue throughout the night, take heed. When you see that joint becoming smaller, it’s time to roll a new one.
Avoid Spilling Ash
To make things simpler for yourself, don’t allow ash to fall on the ground. To contain the ash without making a mess, keep an ashtray or at least a trash can handy.
Pass It in the Proper Way
When you’re sharing a joint with someone, make sure the filter is pointing towards them. It’ll be easier for them to grab that way. Otherwise, you might accidentally hand it to them lit-end first.
Stick to the Original Rotation
Continue in a clockwise direction if you’ve already finished that. The rotation’s rhythm must not be disturbed. One of them is making a poor first impression.
Don’t Exhale Onto Other People’s Faces
This is extremely thoughtless. In the presence of others, it’s not advisable to exhale. Directly towards someone may result in you gaining a few enemies in one breath by blowing straight at them.
Don’t Pass the Roach
Don’t put a roach with only one or two grams of THC through the filter if it’s almost burned through. You could want to stop and start again at another location.
No Peer Pressure
Accept any puff offer that is made to you. Be the person who tries to push others into doing things, not yourself.
Respect the Space
When smoking marijuana in someone else’s house, obey the house rules. Additionally, try to avoid people who don’t enjoy being around marijuana smoke. In a nutshell: be considerate of their space.
Don’t Get Down With the Sickness
Save your sick self for another party- sharing is not caring in terms of germs. When it comes to germs, passing a joint around at a marijuana event might quickly result in everyone becoming ill, so if you’re feeling under the weather, stay home and do us all a favor.
Don’t Be a Buzzkill
Stay positive if you want the group to have a good time – nobody wants a Debbie Downer around. Additionally, divisive topics like politics or religion are best left out of the conversation to maintain harmony within the group.
Drop Some Knowledge
If you’re an expert on marijuana strains and products, share your knowledge with others! smokers will always be interested in hearing about new information. Just explain it to them in a way that doesn’t make you seem like a know-it-all.
Why Does Weed Make You Cough?
Smoke inhalation can be dangerous, but coughing is a natural and necessary response to protect our lungs.
Even though cannabis has health advantages, it is still a narcotic. As a result of this reaction, your throat may swell and become irritated. If you’re having an extended or severe cough when you smoke, seek medical attention immediately.
If you find that you’re still coughing during your smoking sessions, here are a few ways to help mitigate the problem.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
If your throat is dry while you smoke, it’s likely due to a lack of hydration. Before and during your smoking session, drink numerous glasses of water or other beverages, such as juice.
Get High-Quality Weed
If a particular type of weed gives you and your friends’ violent coughing fits, it’s likely due to its poor cultivation or curing process. To play it safe, ditch this batch and get some higher-quality cannabis instead of treating the plant with chemicals or exposing it to excess moisture.
Avoid Stems or Seeds
This weed is terrible and you’ll regret it if you buy it. Not only are seeds and stems lousy for smoking, but you’ll also get ripped off by paying for weed that won’t even get you high. If you come across a stash full of seeds and stems, just say no.
Use Quality Paper
Some rolling papers on the market are made from natural hemp fibres- go for those unbleached ones. But, avoid using cigarette paper or any other type not meant for joints, as it’ll probably be harsh on your lungs.
Grind It Well
If you want a less smoky, smoother marijuana smoking experience (and who doesn’t?), you’ll need a decent grinder. This will also spare you from respiratory fits, which are the goal of everyone seeking to enhance their cannabis smoking experience.
Roll Like a Pro
A poorly rolled joint might cause you to cough even if the material inside is of excellent quality. To produce a smooth, uniform burn, make sure your joint is packed adequately but not too firmly. Also, consider burning off any remaining paper after rolling to reduce the amount you breathe in.
Don’t Mix It With Tobacco
If you want your smoking sessions to be healthier, ditch the tobacco. Tobacco is a chemical that can damage your lungs and make you cough more frequently.
Don’t Inhale During Ignition
The first spark will be a smoky one, and after you start breathing in, it rapidly travels to your lungs. After the initial puff, no one wants to spend several minutes hacking.
Take Smaller Hits
Take modest hits if you’re in a large group setting. It’s not only the more polite option, but it also prevents you from inhaling too much and coughing out your lungs.
Don’t Hold the Smoke
Your body does not interpret this as an extension of your lungs, thus holding the smoke will not make you feel any higher. This is your body’s way of telling you that you’re lacking in oxygen. This pointless approach should be abandoned.
Try Vaping or Edibles for a While
If you’re looking for a reason why you’re coughing more than usual, it might have to do with your chosen method of consumption. Try staying away from smoking and turning to vaping or edibles instead.
Weed Smoking Tips
These suggestions may seem obvious, but as a seasoned smoker, you may already be aware of them. However, if you’re a beginner, much of this might be new information. But regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, these dos and don’ts are always worth thinking about—and we all need a little reminder now and again!