15 Rules to Blunt Smoking Etiquette

WSJ Team January 6, 2011 8

There are crucial rules that a person should abide by to respect the blunt smoking experience.

The Notorious B.I.G. Smoking a Blunt

1. The person who rolls the blunt should be the one who lights it. This is simply out of respect considering it takes a few minutes to roll.

2. Pass left. This comes from a Rastafari tradition where Rastafarians would pass their marijuana left in times of peace and right in times of disturbance and war.

3. If a blunt comes to you that you did not plan to smoke, ask if you can smoke, if the person says yes do not exceed more than 2 puffs a time.

4. Normally people take 2 hits of the blunt and pass it; commonly referred to as “puff puff pass”. However, if there is a good amount of product in the blunt or you want to chief simply ask everyone. When there are only 2 people on a blunt or multiple blunts in rotation it is ok to take multiple hits.

5. If the blunt starts to “run” or “canoe”, don’t just keep smoking it. Fix it!

6. Be wary of ash. Nobody likes ash falling on them so keep your blunt clean and ash it frequently.

7. Try to avoid excessive moisture and keep the blunt nice and dry.

8. Never put down the blunt until it is done.

9. Do not allow the blunt to go out. This could result from letting it rest without taking a hit.

10. Ask everyone smoking if they want the roach before disposing of it. Some like to chief on the roach or have other plans in mind for its disposal.

11. If you are being “smoked up”, which means someone is offering you a smoke without asking for money in return, it is only right to smoke that person up in the future. After all marijuana does cost money.

12. It is impolite to leave immediately after being smoked up.

13. It is ok to smoke people up on a blunt just out of compassion, being stingy was never a huge part of marijuana culture.

14. Always return the lighter back to its owner.

15. Lastly, maintain a calm and chill atmosphere. You want to enjoy this experience with those sharing it with you

Cheers and happy smoking,

The Weed Street Journal Team


  1. 花蓮民宿 January 20, 2011 at 2:11 PM - Reply

    Your style is so unique compared to many other people. Thank you for publishing when you have the opportunity,Guess I will just make this bookmarked?1$

  2. sgt_klonky June 1, 2012 at 7:32 AM - Reply

    i agree, your stye is smooth.
    have u herd of a proper “bong etiquette” alot of the “rules” i have found are just from forums and alot of them just contradict each other.

    those who respect the weed respect the rules

  3. vctr December 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM - Reply

    Loving the list ….. always ash before you pass and its “smoke out”…not smoke up..lol!
    at least where i’m from


  4. kush king April 17, 2013 at 11:44 PM - Reply

    tell that to my homeys

  5. Kira East December 23, 2013 at 5:22 PM - Reply

    #16 the blunt is not a microphone. Shut up, smoke and quit talkin!

  6. alex v March 18, 2014 at 5:31 PM - Reply

    Thank You, like a ritual. Our history, anthropological history, our human history through evolution we all had similar vibrations. Rituals that tried to find those similar vibrations of peace we wondered from. The ritual for some might have gotten to mixed with dogma to not see how ancient is the ritual of smoking the bhang flower. Smoking it in a community environment in peace with your amigos puts it on such a different level. Thank you for the guidelines.

  7. J October 27, 2015 at 1:37 AM - Reply

    Your forgot to mention the wetting or lipping the blunt.
    Keep that blunt dry and keep it moving .
    No bogarting the blunt

  8. Josh September 17, 2016 at 9:42 AM - Reply

    I think “no grabbing” should be included. It’s sort of rude if someone’s always so eager that they’re trying to prematurely reach and grab for it.

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