Emily Post's granddaughter has written a book about weed etiquette

Emily Post's granddaughter has written a book about weed etiquette

Emily Post is a famous expert on etiquette and social norms. She literally wrote the book on etiquette in polite society in 1922, and ever since then, her name and brand have served as the public standards for how to act and behave in society (at least the Western version of it). And now, her great-great-grandaughter Lizzie Post, who still works with her ancestor’s brand, has written a book specifically on cannabis etiquette. Higher Etiquette is claiming to set the bar on stoner society, breaking down such finer points of pot as how to offer it as a host or accept it as a guest, how you should behave during a dispensary visit (we’ve got tips for that, too), or how to avoid “lawn-mowed bowls” (whatever that is — are people in social situations burning the entire top of a bowl when they take one hit?).

As you can probably tell, we’re a little skeptical, because etiquette can sometimes aim to be a little exclusive (when cannabis, we believe, should be as inclusive as possible). But you can definitely make the case that following etiquette can make people more comfortable and thus more inclusive, and Post (the great-great-granddaughter) says basically that in this quick Vox Interview. She also does talk about making sure to set a tone of “sharing” as part of the community, and we’re definitely behind that sentiment as well.

Still, we’ll have to see for ourselves just how solid the advice in the book is, and so we can say one true thing about Lizzie Post: She is pretty good at selling etiquette books. You can find her book on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble, and maybe, if we can find a copy, read about it in a review we’ll write on these pages in the future.

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