As we enter the dawn of a new "post-prohibition" era, the stigma surrounding cannabis use is fading, and the conversation about what it means to get high is changing. When it comes to being a respectful, thoughtful, and responsible consumer of pot, there is a lot you need to know. In Higher Etiquette, Lizzie Post--great-great granddaughter of Emily Post and co-president of America's most respected etiquette brand--explores and celebrates the wide world of legalized weed. Combining cannabis culture's long-established norms with the Emily Post Institute's tried-and-true principles, this book covers the social issues surrounding pot today, such as:
• How to bring it to a dinner party or give it as a gift • Why eating it is different from inhaling it • How to respectfully use it as a guest • Why different strains affect you in different ways • How to be behave at a dispensary • How to tackle pot faux pas such as "canoed" joints and "lawn-mowed" bowls
This handy guide also provides a primer on the diverse array of cannabis products and methods of use, illuminating the many convenient and accessible options available to everyone from experienced users to newbies and the canna-curious. Informative, charming, and stylishly illustrated, this buzzworthy book will make the ultimate lit addition to your stash.
About the Author
LIZZIE POST is co-president of The Emily Post Institute (EPI) and has worked as an etiquette author and spokesperson for the past 12 years. She has authored six Emily Post titles and cohosts the Awesome Etiquette podcast, a weekly Q&A show now in its fifth year. Lizzie is a popular source for the media on the subject of etiquette.
“Helpful and inquisitive . . . This is a friendly book, the one to give to your cousin who is about to visit her first dispensary . . . or your aunt who wants to learn about CBD oil. . . . If this book’s prose had a tail, it would always be wagging.”—The New York Times
"This pot primer is at once authoritative and approachable, filled with answers to the sorts of questions that might make a newbie feel like a nerd. For those whose stoner schooling stopped at puff, puff, pass, there is now a literal guidebook. And it’s good."—Quartzy
"Those new to the cannabis scene, or those curious about it, would do well to check out Post’s work, directed as it is to a more enjoyable and stress-free experience for all involved."—Publishers Weekly
“This is the coolest book on cannabis culture to date. Lizzie Post nailed it with Higher Etiquette!”—Tom Marshall, Phish songwriter
“You might not think you need a book on the etiquette of weed, but trust me: you do. With her signature charm, wit, and insight, Lizzie Post illuminates the newest frontier of etiquette and grace. Whether you partake or not, this book is nothing short of delightful.”—Kelly Williams Brown, author of Adulting and Gracious
“Higher Etiquette is incredibly detailed and well thought-out in its description of cannabis social mores and practices, lending the proper credence to a subject that has for too long been hidden or simply thought of as a joke. Cannabis is every bit as important to society as wine or beer and even more complex in terms of its interaction with society and etiquette.”—Ry Prichard, cannabis specialist and co-host of Bong Appétit
“With its wonderful advice on entertaining with cannabis, Higher Etiquette is a gift. Bravo to Ms. Post for bringing such class and style, as always, to this issue.”—Cat Cora, award-winning chef, author, restaurateur, and first female inductee into the Culinary Hall of Fame
“This book is the definitive guide to understanding the etiquette and traditions of cannabis. Lizzie Post provides a fun perspective while respecting the plant and the community that surrounds it.”—Will Hyde, cannabis expert at Leafly