The Music Lover’s Guide to Smoking Weed (A Playlist and Handbook)
There are so many amazing songs that mention weed, but I’ll bet you’ve never considered their hidden wisdom.
We’ve uncovered the subtle insight from some of cannabis’s tributes from many genres and eras.
This isn’t just a sick playlist, but it’s also an insightful and wise guide to smoking weed.
“I got five on it, partner let’s go half on a sack.” – I Got 5 On It by Luniz
This classic weed smoking song by Luniz released in 1995 is still just as relevant now as it was then.
It’s great stoner etiquette to offer to go in on some cannabis with someone, especially when you’re smoking as a group.
Showing that you contribute shows that you respect the sesh, and have respect for all of the people who are a part of it.
You don’t need a guide to smoking weed to tell you that.
“Let me get to the point, let’s roll another joint / And turn the radio loud, I’m too alone to be proud / And you don’t know how it feels, you don’t know how it feels to be me.” – You Don’t Know How It Feels by Tom Petty
In this song, Tom Petty seems to understand some of the greatest benefits of good weed and good music, and probably could’ve written his own guide to smoking weed.
Cannabis has the power to transcend people’s differences and can be a smooth buffer between cultures and experiences.
If you think that someone doesn’t understand how it feels to be you, or maybe you don’t understand what it’s like to be them, it may be time to roll up another joint.
“We are the new Americana / High on legal marijuana.”
There was a time where cannabis was considered something that people looked down upon, and the stigma against it was heavy.
While the stigma isn’t completely gone, so much has changed about our perspective on cannabis.
In Halsey’s song, she declares that in our new society, we’re all smoking legal weed, and it’s great!
Nothing to be afraid of, people.
“Excuse me while I kiss the sky.” – Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix
In this iconic Jimi Hendrix song, Jimi excuses himself to do something amazing.
He’s showing that he’s able to be in the moment and be fully open to the experience of smoking.
And that’s something that we can all improve on, no matter how good we are at it.
There’s no shortage of experiences that you can gain by smoking, and by keeping an open mind for incredible opportunities and experiences.
The song, about the popular cannabis strain Purple Haze, is just as fun to smoke to as it is to just listen to.
“Get your lighters, roll that sticky, let’s get higher / Got that Blueberry Yum Yum and it’s that fire.” – Blueberry Yum Yum by Ludacris
Ludacris knows what he likes, and you should too.
This isn’t just a straight banger of a song, but it’s also acknowledging how important it is to know what kind of strain you want.
And specifically, setting an intention for what kind of experience you want to have.
This song may as well be its own guide to smoking weed as it chronicles Ludacris’s journey to getting his lighter, rolling up his favorite strain, and getting higher.
“I smoke two joints in the morning / I smoke two joints at night / I smoke two joints in the afternoon / It makes me feel alright.” – Two Joints by Sublime
This catchy and rhythmic wisdom performed by Sublime, and originally written and performed by The Toyes, proves that there’s no “right time” to get high.
The Toyes song that was popularized by Sublime’s cover also features an important lyric, “Hard work good and hard work fine, but first take care of head.”
This line is so important in reminding you to practice self-care when you can, especially when you’re a hard worker.
“All I wanna do is get high by the beach.” – High By the Beach by Lana Del Rey
Lana keeps it simple and says what we’re all thinking in this song.
People used to think that smoking weed was all about getting locked into your couch and eating everything in your fridge while watching dumb movies.
While there is a time and place for that experience, you still can explore the world when you’re feeling motivated and high. But don’t forget your designated driver!