Guys, Washingtonians are smoking pot at parties, and the Washington Post is on it:

A new challenge is figuring out how we’re all supposed to navigate dinners, cocktail parties, barbecues and cross-generational family get-togethers as more people liken puffing on a joint to sipping a glass of wine, while others still consider it a malodorous habit that’s best done not at all, or at least far from our house.

First of all, don’t light a joint at your cross-generational family get-togethers unless your great-aunt does first. Second: For people with jobs and houses—-even people older than 30!—-smoking weed isn’t a particularly new phenomenon. I myself have witnessed adults smoking pot multiple times, so the Post is definitely onto something here.

Nevertheless, writer Kyle Spencer endeavors to create a Washington pot code of etiquette. As Reason‘s Mike Riggs points out, this is a particularly affluent white Washington problem, since plenty of pot-using Americans are probably more concerned about doing jail time than not getting an eighth as a hostess gift. Nevertheless, Spencer’s rules are essentially:

  • Bring enough to share.
  • Be discreet.
  • Smoke in your host’s backyard.
  • Don’t invite people with security clearances to weed parties.

And of course, just be chill, dude.

Pot photo by Shutterstock.