Smoking is always best as a social activity. Sharing dank herb with your friends and family is a great way bring each other closer, so don’t screw it up! Even the chillest of smokers can get annoyed if you don’t follow basic etiquette while partaking. Here’s a few tips to make sure your invitation to the smoke circle isn’t revoked.
You can’t smoke without herb, so the Bringer of Herb should be treated as royalty. After everything is rolled/packed, the supplier should be given the first hit. If multiple people have brought herb (as they should if possible), then whoever puts theirs in at the beginning of rotation gets to go first, regardless of order. If someone besides the supplier has contributed their pipe/rolled a j, then that person should get the first hit, followed by the supplier.
If you’re smoking from a hand pipe or bong, you’ll want to make sure that every person in the crew gets a fresh green hit. Most people point their lighter directly into the bowl, burning away most of the fresh herb in the first hit. To preserve the green, place your lighter near the edge of a bowl with the flame pointing away from the bowl, then inhale to pull the flame into a corner of the bowl. The flame should travel directly down the corner, leaving the rest of the herb untouched.