Lucky Vermonters! Lizzie Post Can Freshen Up Your (Legal!) Cannabis Etiquette

Lucky Vermonters!

Lizzie Post Can Freshen Up Your (Legal!) Cannabis Etiquette

Along with having inherited the family etiquette company, this queen of courtesy also loves to eat cannabis.

Talking about cannabis is a natural extension of etiquette, according to Lizzie Post, the great-great granddaughter of Emily Post, and co-director of the Emily Post Institute for etiquette. As more states legalize, she dishes wisdom on cannabis best practices.

Always speaking in bright language, Post doesn’t see a difference between talking about the etiquette of sharing a meal or sharing cannabis. “It makes a lot of sense,” she says, “for to talk about something that is such an inherently social activity with an eye for etiquette. ”

As the reigning expert on being nice to people, Post also displays a real love for the green.  Talking with her about cannabis is a enjoyable experience. She’s as nice and polite as you’d expect, while describing getting baked with her friend over some quality Jack Herer sativa. “This was one of the most beautiful highs,” she says. Far from causing guilt or shame for getting high, speaking with Post makes you feel downright fancy for toking up.

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She enjoys joints since “they’re classic. ” Post states, “I really like rolling joints, I love smoking joints, I really like sharing joints. I believe there’s a part of me that idolized ‘70s hippy stone culture once I was a teen and so to me, the joint is the expression of that. ”

“There’s something nice about the familiarity of it. Whereas not everybody knows how to hit a bowl or do it well. Even though most people grew up in a culture where smoking cigarettes is demonized, it’s still a comfortable activity. It’s easy for people to associate with and understand. ”

She does feel guilty sometimes, but for the smoking part of smoking a joint. “I do get angry that it’s a combustion method. You’re not fooling yourself, Lizzie,” she says.

Another Post who wouldn’t approve of combustion is the original Emily Post. Having said that, based on Lizzie, the OG Post “wouldn’t have had a problem” with the true cannabis, because she was an anti-prohibition activist. ”

That innovative trait passed to Emily Post’s granddaughter, Elizabeth Post, also. She covered cannabis etiquette in the “Party Preparations” section of her 1982 Complete Book of Entertaining. Her stance was mild: “If the hostess approves of the clinic and is untroubled by the fact that it is illegal, of course she has no problem. But if she doesn’t accept and is concerned about people breaking the law in her house, she should say so ardently. ” Subsequently, the passage concludes, she should “get some lively games underway to distract them. ”

So thoughtful! “Lively games” are great for high friends.

Lizzie Post strongly believes in the “celebratory” facet of cannabis, comparing it to alcohol for others. “For me personally, it’s joints. ” She will bring joints of her favourite strains (in addition to Jack Herer, she’s partial to 9 Pound Hammer) as party favors to events like weddings in legal states.

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Teaching weed etiquette, Post has enjoyed cannabis culture in states like Oregon, California, and Colorado. She recalls getting high and running throughout the California redwoods with a buddy. “You’re hiking with a few of your best friends, you have cannabis before your hike, so everything feels great. You get an excellent, energetic weed in you and it enriches everything you’re experiencing. So, if I really like the woods, I really like the woods that much more .  You’re in the woods and you actually feel the woods. ”

Post calls the fast expanding business of legal marijuana “absolutely fascinating. ” She states, “The stoner image of a teenager or surfer or somebody who says ‘bro’ a lot is still there and it exists for a reason, but it’s not the only one. Emily Post isn’t your normal stoner image but it’s becoming that–a diverse culture celebrating cannabis–and that’s what I love. ”

Emily Post isn’t your normal stoner image but it’s becoming that–a diverse culture celebrating cannabis–and that’s what I love. ”

As recreational marijuana culture evolves, so too do the methods of ingestion. Post cites these as casually as breakfast foods.

I was curious about the etiquette of using vape pens. “Mobile devices really do change the ‘take care of yourself’ facet of cannabis,” she says. If you’re borrowing someone’s pencil, Post suggests asking how to use it so you don’t accidentally burn half the concentrate.

Even though vaping is more discreet and less smelly than combustion, Post recommends always checking with your host. She provides language like “is it alright to vape in here? Or, is it alright if I take it outside? ”

“As we’re getting used to cannabis being legalized, it’s a really wonderful consideration because we as a society are still not used to inhaling and exhaling things indoors and in front of people how we had been in the 40s,” she says.

As for other kinds of consumption, I asked what her greatest cannabis pet peeves are. She doesn’t miss a beat before she states “Any time somebody holds a joint that has a crutch or filter and they hold it over the crutch or filter so that they ’re holding the real weed. You’re pinching the joint and cannabis has resin in it, which builds up when you smoke . So when you pinch the end of the joint nearest the filter, you’re gumming up and obstructing the airflow. At the most crucial point of the joint. ”

Her pet peeve is slobber. “If you’ve got a pretty wet whistle, let’s say to be polite, you need to make sure you’re not getting it around, especially a joint, since that could impact its smoke-ability. ” Also, it’s “really thoughtful” to burn the end of a glass mouthpiece before passing, to sterilize it.

Of course, even though it’s her job and in her genes to be good at etiquette, Post doesn’t view it as her task to offer unsolicited corrections. “Even as an etiquette expert, you’re not meant to go around correcting, fixing or alerting everybody to every little thing about them that could be better. ”

Lizzie Post’s own state of Vermont voted to legalize and which goes into effect July 1, 2018 (Editor’s note: Hooray, congrats!) . Lizzie is excited to use the Emily Post Institute to help the cause when she can. One polite pot smoker at one time.

Released at Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:50:10 +0000

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