SESHIQUETTE: Social Distancing Edition

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Seshing” has always been a way for the cannabis community to connect and feel welcomed in hard times. Unfortunately, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has made it very difficult to Sesh together for the foreseeable future. Medical professionals have asked that we spend less time together and not share cannabis with one another for at least a few weeks. That’s alright, we’ve got you covered. As many of us will be spending more time at home alone in the coming weeks to help flatten the curve of COVID-19, here are some great tips.

Don’t get us wrong, nothing can replace a good Sesh with friends. But you might be surprised with some of the great benefits to consuming alone. In this article we outline specific “Sesh Etiquettes” to stay healthy and happy during a period of social distancing.

Solo SESHIQUETTE Rules

Sesh etiquette takes on a whole new meaning when you’re consuming solo. Here are a few best practices to follow during a time of social distancing to enhance your cannabis experience and to help stop the spread of disease.

1. Clean your Pieces

There is nothing like an infectious disease to remind us all of the importance of cleanliness. Regularly use rubbing alcohol, coarse salt and warm water (or a pre-made cannabis glass cleaner like orange chronic) to rinse your bongs, pipes, rigs, bubblers, etc. Keeping your glass clean can help prevent unnecessary damage to your respiratory system. If you’ve shared your bong or pipe with friends in the past, this is a good time to sanitize them for your personal use.

2. Distance Physically but Stay in Touch

Social distancing may mean staying away from each other physically but that doesn’t mean we can’t connect emotionally. Set up a video chat (Facetime, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.) with your usual consumption crew and sesh together from home. Staying in touch with friends during a period of physical isolation is important. Check in on your friends and co-workers that you would usually sesh with to make sure they are doing okay.

3. Order Cannabis Online

In order to reduce human contact, consider purchasing your cannabis online for the next few weeks. Most provinces have online retailers that will ship cannabis straight to your door within days. Some provinces, like Ontario, have even introduced same-day and next-day delivery for more immediate needs.

4. Stock Up on Food (and Snacks)

Food is essential for life and snacks are essential for a good sesh. Make sure you have enough food and munchies to last you as long as you plan on social distancing for but no hoarding. Dried, canned and frozen goods are especially useful to have on hand as their expiry dates are much further in the future than products like fresh produce and meats. On the plus side, most salty and sugary snacks stay consumable for long periods of time.

5. Get outside

Social distancing doesn’t mean that you have to stay inside all day (unless you’ve been instructed to self-isolate). Go on a walk or a hike outdoors that is in a sparsely populated area. Consuming cannabis in the great outdoors is a fantastic way to keep your spirits high during a social distancing period. If you’re living with an individual or several people that do not consume cannabis, going on a walk may be essential for your sesh. Pro tip: Using a “smoke buddy” or other personal air filter is an effective way to mask the smell of cannabis if for some reason you are unable to leave the house.

Benefits of a Solo Sesh

Social distancing doesn’t have to be all bad. There are many benefits to consuming cannabis alone.

1. Flatten the Curve

By social distancing and avoiding the sesh circle for a few weeks, you can help flatten the curve of the spread of COVID-19 helping to save lives.

2. Many SESHIQUETTE Rules Don’t Apply

When you’re smoking (or consuming) by yourself, you’re the boss, you make your own rules. You can juice the joint, you can forget which way the “rotation” was going, you don’t have to worry about accidentally pocketing somebody else’s lighter. There’s nobody there to judge. Nobody else’s experience that you need to worry about or cater to. On the flip side, you don’t have to worry about any of your fellow cannabis enthusiasts violating the sesh etiquette rules against you. Nobody will be handing you a gross wet blunt. Nobody will bogart the joint while telling a long story. Nobody will accidentally ash on your clothes or furniture. Sometimes smoking by yourself is just simpler.

3. Don’t Have to Share your Snacks

There’s no one to steal your favourite BBQ chips or sour gummy candies. Your hard-earned munchies are all yours to enjoy. Additionally, you don’t have to remember who’s drink is who’s. There will be no accidental spit swapping when you’re seshing alone.

4. Don’t Need to Explain Your Cough

Some of us cannabis enthusiasts have had an increase of concerned and disapproving looks while out in public lately. After smoking cannabis you may have a “smoker’s cough”. There will be no explanation necessary when seshing alone.

5. You Choose the Music and Entertainment

When consuming cannabis by yourself, you have full control over the music selection. The right playlist can make or break a sesh. Being alone allows you to set the vibe. After the session is complete, you’re also free to choose the entertainment. Put on that obscure four-hour long podcast that only you find fascinating, scroll through endless YouTube videos of how to roll a cross-joint, or watch that re-run of the episode you’ve already seen 6 times. Who cares! It’s all up to you.

6. Pants Are Optional

One of the main benefits of social distancing is your attire. You can wear whatever you want. We all know that a sesh just hits different when you’re lounged out in sweatpants and an oversized hoodie. Get comfortable!

7. No Joint (or Blunt) Judging

Roll your joint or blunt how YOU want. Roll it as a big or as small as you’d like. There’s no need to worry if it doesn’t look good. Use as much saliva as necessary. Do what makes you happy, there’s nobody around to judge.

8. More Cannabis for You

When it’s just you, there’s nobody to mooch off your stash. Some friends contribute to the sesh, but others take much more than they give. If you frequently find yourself supplying the sesh circle, social distancing will allow you to save some money and cannabis.

We hope that you enjoyed our SESHIQUETTE rules and tips for social distancing. Stay safe, happy and healthy. Have some rules or benefits to add to the list? Send a note to our the Supreme Digital Team at digital@supreme.ca.

This article is part of our SESHIQUETTE series, where we outline the basic rules of conduct that many members of the cannabis community follow when enjoying a session with their friends. You can read the original sesh etiquette commandments here.

Disclaimer: The World Health Organization (WHO) has pronounced COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) as a pandemic. We recommend that you refer to this link for official information and updates from the Canadian government: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/being-prepared.html

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