The winter is the perfect season for getting sick. Here are some tips that can help you stay healthy as you smoke with friends.
January is one of the coldest months of the year. Aside from all the bad stuff that entails, this also means that it’s one of the months when most of us get sick. Cold season is definitely not the best time to split a joint with friends.
Although escaping a cold during this time of the year takes a lot of hard work, there’s no need for you to stay indoors and avoid contact with other people until spring. You could even continue to share weed with friends provided you are careful. Here are 4 ways to prevent spreading diseases when sharing cannabis:
Passing a joint around between people is basically a game of spin the bottle. You’ll share tons of saliva with them and open yourself up to all of their germs. Try edibles and other forms of consuming cannabis. If you want to make your experience more communal, prepare the edibles together or eat them at the same time. If you’re planning on using suppositories or other methods of consumption, well, just talk it out with your friends. I’m sure you’ll figure something out.
Wipe down pipes and bongs
If you can’t let go of your trusty pipe or bong during the winter, consider putting yourself out there and wiping down the instrument whenever it’s your turn. You might get weird looks and your friends might never let you forget this moment but hey, you’ll be reducing your odds of getting sick. It’s important to acknowledge that, although this method reduces the odds of spreading germs, you might still miss some. There’s no way of completely preventing the spread of a cold.
Use an attachment
Nowadays there are bong and pipe attachments that look good, don’t diminish from your high, and might even make you look cool if you play it the right way. Westword recommends these mouthpieces, which are safe and more efficient than wiping a pipe or bong with a baby wipe, ensuring that no bacteria comes in contact with your mouth.
Don’t smoke with sick people
Duh. The easiest way to prevent getting sick is to smoke with people that are not sick. If a friend is sick, politely decline when they offer you a hit from their blunt or bong. If an acquaintance offers you a joint, make up some excuse and say that you’re not interested. This same advice can also be applied to yourself. If you’re sick, don’t try to be tough and cover it up. Also, don’t participate in these kinds of activities.