Cannabis education: Use common sense. Know the law. Lock up your weed. All things in moderation. Respect others. Don’t drive stoned.
We need to be responsible with our new found freedom. Don’t abuse it. Honor it. If you act like an adult, and use just a little common sense, cannabis will be legal throughout the United States, in no time. The outcome of this great experiment is now on our shoulders.
(Thanks to NORML.org for some of the above text)
Know Your State Laws Before You Smoke: Find out what the laws are in your state, or if you’re traveling to a different state. Don’t just assume that what applies in California, applies in Alabama. You would be wrong… jail time wrong. So, first things first. Find out what’s legal and what’s not.
“It’s great knowing the money I spend on herb is NOT going to a drug cartel. And in stark contrast to the ‘illegal old days,’ the legal weed I buy today is being taxed and is creating Arizona jobs. What’s not to love about that?” stated an Arizona resident.
Lock Up Your Weed: You wouldn’t leave your prescription drugs laying around or open bottles of liquor out for the kids to find, would you? Or if you’re a gun owner, you would never leave a gun just sitting out in the open, right? The same goes for cannabis. Stash it away when not in use. Better yet, get a small safe and lock it up, out of the reach of all kids. This is what me mean by being Weedsponsible!
Everything In Moderation: Here is some excellent advice from the The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML):
“Resist abuse. Most marijuana use is essentially harmless; some is not. The use of marijuana, to the extent it impairs health, personal development or achievement, is abuse and should be resisted.
Respect The Rights of Others: Being a responsible cannabis user means you do not violate the rights of others, you observe accepted standards of courtesy and public property, and respect the preferences of those who wish to avoid cannabis entirely. Regardless of the legal status of cannabis, responsible users should adhere to emerging tobacco smoking protocols in public and private places. In other words, your love of how weed smells, may not be shared by others around you.
Want to keep it a little more low key? Using one of the new portable Vape Pens, reduces the smell of weed substantially (but not completely). Please respect your neighbors!
Don’t Toke and Drive: The responsible pot smoker does not operate a motor vehicle or other dangerous machinery while impaired by cannabis, nor (like other responsible citizens) while impaired by any other substance or condition, including alcohol, some medicines, and fatigue. Remember: The road is no place to be toasted!