Penelope Potter

Penelope is something of an expert in etiquette. And pot. And potiquette.

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This Week’s Music: Billie Eilish, Panic! At The Disco And FKA Twigs

This week there's new songs from Billie Eilish, FKA Twigs and Panic! At The Disco.

Dogs Of Instagram: Basenji

The Basenji is bred for hunting. At full stride, the Basenji resembles the beauty of a racehorse.

Should Holiday Office Parties Include Marijuana Bars Now?

Cannabars at company outings can change the vibe, one catering service says, and bring people together in a new way.

5 Things We Usually Get Wrong About Sex

There are tons of myths and generalizations surrounding sex, perpetuating beliefs both outdated and not based on science.

How Introverts Can Use Cannabis To Cope With Social Anxiety

For those who experience social anxiety, smoking beforehand allows them to actually  enjoy themselves, instead of allowing their anxieties to keep them on high-alert.

Meme Of The Week: ‘Ok Boomer’ Is The Internet’s New Way Of Dragging Older People

'Ok Boomer' has become this week's most popular phrase and meme.

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Potiquette: Is It Okay To Smoke Marijuana While My Kids Nap?

Dear Ms. Pot,I’m a mother of two kids, and I’m home alone with them all day. ALL DAY. From 6 am Cheerios to 6 pm mac-n-cheese, with laundry and playgrounds and Spongebob in between. (Do you know...

Does Weed Go Well With The Holidays?

Dear Ms. Pot.I recently went home from college for the Jewish holidays and my parents made me go to temple.  I felt 14 again. I had no choice but to make the time at temple more... interesting...

Potiquette: I Love Smoking Weed, But My Wife Does Not

Dear Ms. Pot,Okay, I’m guessing you’ve heard this one before, but I’d still like your opinion on this common dilemma: I like to smoke pot and my wife doesn’t. I, like, really like to smoke pot: seven...

Is It A Good Idea To Work Out While High On Marijuana?

Dear Ms. Pot,I heard that some former NFL star is opening a new gym in San Francisco (of course) that’s geared toward marijuana and working out while stoned. Sounds awesome. The problem is, I live in Milwaukee. Smoking...

Potiquette: Can I Show Up To A Work Party High ?

Dear Ms. Pot,Next weekend, my office is having a pool party. First, I just have to say: office + pool parties = bad combo. (Do I really need to see my manager in his bathing suit? Or—shudder—Bob...

Potiquette: The Back To School Edition

Dear Ms. Pot,I’m a philosophy professor at a school in the middle of cow country. There are two bars dominated by underage students, one Chinese restaurant, and a nice little inn where you can get a decent glass...