Should You Smoke Weed Alone?

It’s a question that is asked by new and experienced smokers alike – should you smoke weed alone?

This is a perfectly valid concern. Some people worry that they won’t enjoy it as much by themselves, or in the case of new smokers they can be worried about safety (What if I freak out?), and for seasoned smokers there can be questions about whether or not smoking alone is a sign of addiction the way drinking alone can be with alcohol.

So let’s take a look at each of these concerns one at a time.

Is it less fun to smoke weed alone?

That really depends on your personality. Some people actually prefer to smoke weed alone as they can become overwhelmed by company, and they enjoy the relaxing, quiet time they can have on their own. At the same time, some people smoke weed alone and find themselves wishing they were around other people. This really has more to do with who you are as a person.

Is it safe to smoke weed alone?

In a word, yes. Or at least almost certainly. Sure, some people are more susceptible to paranoia or anxiety, and they may find that smoking weed alone exacerbates this problem as there is no one around to “talk them down”. On the other hand, there are people who get anxious when they smoke weed around other people, and they actually have less anxiety when they do it alone. So again, it’s kind of dependent upon your personality.

Does it mean you’re addicted if you smoke alone?

There is almost no evidence that marijuana is physically addictive, but it certainly can be habit-forming. Of course, anything can be habit-forming for good or bad – watching TV, drinking tea, working out, eating, or smoking weed. It all depends on the impact it has on your life. If you find yourself smoking constantly (alone or with people) and the effect or expense is becoming detrimental to your happiness, it’s time to take a look at your relationship with marijuana.

So should you smoke weed alone? It depends on you and the effect that it has on you. If you enjoy smoking weed alone and it’s not impacting your life negatively, go ahead and solo-toke.


When marijuana edibles hit Canadian cannabis dispensary shelves later this year, you can expect them to be taxed based on how strong they are. Canada's recently released federal 2020 budget proposes to tax marijuana edibles based on the amount of THC they contain. THC is one of the active ingredients in cannabis and the one most associated with producing the plant's signature high.

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