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How to Politely Smoke Weed

Emily Post became famous for her newspaper column and books on etiquette. In fact, she was the main authority on manners in the 20th century. Lizzie Post is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and is now co-president of the Emily Post Institute. She is therefore an expert in etiquette, and is also a rather well-known cannabis user. Now that eleven states have legalized recreational weed, it was time for her to publish a guide to marijuana manners. That book is called Higher Etiquette.

As a longtime cannabis consumer, and being an expert in etiquette, people would always joke about me writing a book about cannabis.

Eventually, I got an email from a woman who was an agent connected to a friend of mine, and she had a publisher who wanted to do a book on weed etiquette. She said, “I don’t think this is right for your brand,” but I raised my hand and said, “Right here!” I was off to Colorado to research and write the book.

The fun thing is that the etiquette in the cannabis community existed for years and years. This is nothing the Emily Post Institute is declaring or making prescriptions about. This is exploring and celebrating a culture that’s finally able to talk about their courtesies legally and openly and without shame.

Read about the basic rules of cannabis etiquette and how it has changed with legalization in an interview with Post at Vox. -via Metafilter

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