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Pass The Joint Politely: Marijuana Etiquette From Emily Post's Great-Great Granddaughter

Author Lizzie Post, the great-great granddaughter of famous etiquette writer Emily Post, has penned her own book on proper pot behaviors.
Author Lizzie Post writes about how to be a thoughtful and responsible weed consumer in her new book about marijuana etiquette. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Lizzie Post (@LizzieAPost), the great-great granddaughter of famed etiquette author Emily Post, has penned her own book on polite behavior … of marijuana consumption.

Recreational marijuana is now legal in 10 states and Washington, D.C. — so it was only a matter of time before a book was published about engaging in proper pot etiquette.

Should you tip your “bud” tender? What should you do if you break a bong at a party? And why is 420 a synonym for cannabis? Lizzie Post answers these questions and more in her new book, “Higher Etiquette: A Guide to the World of Cannabis, from Dispensaries to Dinner Parties.

She tells Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson that she hopes her book helps “destigmatize” marijuana use and shows people that “there are many different reasons to engage with cannabis.”

Author Lizzie Post’s Weed Tips

Gifting weed

“I like making the distinction between something that’s really a gift to be enjoyed for the host or hostess versus something that is brought as a contribution to the entire evening. Now, just like most hosting gifts,

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