We may have smoked more weed this year than ever before, but a large part of marijuana culture has been affected by the pandemic. While cannabis continues to be used to relieve the pain of social distancing and lockdown, the weed shared experience – smoking with friends at home or at a party – currently has no place in our daily lives.
Sharing marijuana is the most efficient method of sharing treble, usually by splitting a joint or passing through bongs and pipes. While there is no way to replace this for the duration of the pandemic, there are ways to navigate around the problem while staying safe. Here are some suggestions for you and your friends:
Virtual smoking sessions
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This is kind of predictable. If you’ve had Zoom Christmas and work parties, why not have Zoom smoking parties too, because why not? In my opinion, the more rules there are in Zoom meetings, the better because everyone can be on the same frequency. Make it clear to all attendees that this is a smoking session where people can smoke or vape whatever they want, but where weed consumption is mandatory.
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Sharing food is a pretty safe way to get together. Something thoughtful would be to prepare a batch and then share it with a friend, drop it off in its place, and eat it socially distant. Or, hell, just sharing a batch you made so that they could enjoy it on their own is just as cool. See also: Would you like to stay COVID-free? Don’t smoke weed with others
Different joints, same load
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If you want to get closer to feeling like you’re on the same high, you and some friends can try smoking the same strain and set some safety limits. There are many things you can do, whether it be to schedule a zoom or call and talk about your high together, or to smoke apart and then meet up when your smoking is over. You can go for a walk or meet with masks in an outdoor place. Aside from being safe, the weirdness of it all is sure to give your high a benefit, which is at least unforgettable.