Today we are introducing a new category that envelops some of the activities that are characteristic of normal smoking circles. This is “Potetiquette”.
“The utmost lacking feature of the smoking community is a written and understood set of guidelines to adhere to while participating in any circle. We compile these tips, tricks, techniques, rules, regulations, specifications, and guidelines into a category known as: Potetiquette, which is as the name implies: ‘Pot’ – ‘Etiquette’. This category is meant to attempt to unify these instructions, so that every Stoner may start with a pre-conception of the underlying ideals in order to be able to augment them accordingly to their liking.”
As the title shows, this article will be pertaining to the action of cornering a bowl (sorry to let down anyone who thought this would be about steering during driving). Cornering is the process of applying flame to a smoking apparatus in such a manner as to not ‘torch’ the whole of cannabis in the bowl. This action allows one to avoid wasting any precious herb while still preserving the bowl for everyone in a large circle. One of the worst features of smoking with others is that if they are unaware of this standard, then they will proceed to apply flame to the whole mound, which inevitably leaves the rest of the group with the charred remains of what used to be a glistening gathering of ganja gagged into a grotesque grave of greed. This reason explicitly underscores why we must introduce the activity of cornering to the multitudes.
Above is an animated image showing this process known as cornering. Notice that the stoner takes utmost caution in diligently going around the bowl in order to display that equal distribution of ‘greens’. Below is a picture exemplifying this process of cutting up a bowl into different sections in which the bowl is gradually degraded to smaller and smaller sections containing high yielding amounts of fresh cannabis. To follow this process, simply take your lighter, spark it, slowly apply the tip of the flame at a 90 degree angle or perpendicular to your pipe, then allow your inhale to pull enough heat to ignite a portion of the weed, stop using the lighter, take the rest of your hit and pass quickly as to carry on a cherry. The point of this is to use lower amounts of butane in lighting bowls, increase the amount of hits in a rotation, and to save the taste of the weed itself (as burnt materials are not nearly as tasty as fresh ganja).
To exemplify this process the above picture shows the process of cornering over a period of time through the much effective art of Microsoft Paint. To prove this point more thoroughly though, (last picture) I took a fine instrument and dug out the top layer of the bowl that had already been cornered. Notice the green still existent at the bottom of the bowl, unaffected by the administration of the flame.
Cornering is a process that every circle should adapt, the benefits are blatantly obvious and who wants to waste their weed? Not I.