One thing you get into is how cannabis etiquette has changed depending on its legal status. Etiquette around recreational pot use was a lot different when it was something that could put you in jail for a long time. I’m curious to hear more about what you learned there. When you take something that’s scarce, that’s prohibited, there’s a lot of fear and a lot of worry if you get caught with it.
That means all the etiquette is about making sure people feel safe and comfortable around its usage. Even if it’s, “Hey, I don’t feel comfortable because I know people who look like me are more likely to get arrested for this.” Or, “I don’t even want to talk about this over the phone. Just say you want to come hang out; I’ll know what you mean.” That’s the etiquette of old, and they find certain spaces in the etiquette of the new, but they are different when legalization is out there. I’ve been amazed at how people shush the conversation here in Vermont, where we’re legalized but we don’t have a retail market yet. You do say, though, in this book, that cannabis users should practice a certain amount of discretion. I found that interesting because obviously, a book like this does a lot of work to normalize cannabis. Where does that line fall for you between discretion and normalization from an etiquette perspective? Smoke is not a comfortable thing for everyone to sit in or be around.
It certainly was something we were much more courteous about than we used to be with cigarette smoke, so I’d venture that you really want to pay attention to where your smoke is drifting. I personally think that, just like how many people drink around kids, and expose kids to what proper consumption is, I’d want people to do that with smoking as well. You don’t pop down with your joint on the beach three feet away from the family having a picnic. Glass pipes are displayed for sale by Pyramids Smoke Shop during the Kush Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, on July 5, 2014. Kevin Sullivan/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images. Or let’s say you go to a dinner party, and how many people have been in that awkward position where there’s only two people left in the living room while everyone else has quietly vacated to the back porch? The two people in the living room haven’t been invited to do that, and aren’t aware enough to say, “Can I just come out and talk to you while you do this?” Or as a hostess, to say, “Hey, they’re going outside, but I’m going to stay inside with you.” Those are the comfort levels that etiquette looks out for. How does my behavior impact your behavior, and how can I try to limit the negativity of that impact? This isn’t an outsider’s guide to marijuana, and instead, it focuses on things like how to be a good host, or how to welcome someone to cannabis. You talk about how important the idea of “sharing” is to the cannabis community, and I’m curious to know why that quality, in particular, stood out to you. I think what’s really awesome about that is that I’ve yet to meet a cannabis consumer that didn’t want to welcome people to the community. When there’s something that benefits our lives and brings us joy, we tend to want to share it, because not only will we have more people to enjoy it with, it might also benefit them. Someone I’m really close to has started using CBD, and it’s changed his life. To me, welcoming people in is so innate, and part of the fabric of this culture. We’re on the path to cannabis being legal across the country, but there are so many weird exceptions. In Las Vegas, you can buy marijuana but you can’t smoke it on the strip. I tend to think of etiquette as traditions that have been set in stone for a long while. But with the industry so in flux, do you expect us to have new cannabis norms 10 or 20 years from now? I think the classic courtesies will still be apparent, but I do think things will change. You might not feel the need to ask at your Airbnb if you’re allowed to consume it anymore. I had my Airbnb in Colorado, and it was listed as a smoking-friendly apartment, and I wasn’t sure if it was just for cigarettes. When I met the couple in person, they said, “Were you the girl who asked if it was okay to smoke pot? We don’t even think about that anymore.” I was coming from a state where it wasn’t like that, but that’s where things might head. I think a lot of things will get absorbed, but a lot of traditions will remain.
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