The High Holidays: How to Toke Safely on the Road • High Times
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016

It’s the time of the year when we look forward to vacations, holidays and taking some well-deserved time off. Packing up and hitting the road to visit family and friends or to escape to a grand beach or mountain getaway can provide you with the enjoyment and mental charge necessary to maintain a healthy and meaningful life.

Unfortunately for the 420-friendly lifestyle, living life on the road can provide some serious obstacles.

The last thing someone who’s trying to relax and smoke a bowl needs is the hotel manager banging on your hotel door because of the smell in the hallway. Fortunately, there are quite a few things that a toker on the road can do to make his or her life a bit easier. Here are a few tried and true techniques for a successful ganja getaway.

The first line of defense is an old one, but it definitely helps—dampen a towel, roll it like a big, fat joint and lay it at the foot of the door to prevent smoke-filled air from traveling out into the hallway. If there’s a fan in the bathroom, turn it on to hopefully draw air away from the exit. Keep the air from entering public space. Take note of the airflow in the room. Is the air slipping out into the hallway, and if so, does turning the air conditioning on/off change that? Maybe simply opening a window will draw air out the window instead of out the door. Make sure the room’s smoke alarm doesn’t go off by taking one of the complimentary shower caps provided by the hotel and cover the smoke detector in the room. Just remember to remove it when the room has cleared up for safety’s sake.