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As state mandated social distancing restrictions begin to ease up, new hurdles in half-normal live are beginning to show.
In Victoria overnight, golf was legalised, as well as having up to ten people in an outdoor space and up to 5 people in someone’s home.
These same privileges look to be returned to NSW residents by Friday this week, they have been in place in Queensland since last weekend.
However, with the gathering of friends and families comes bizarre social challenges.
Namely, not embracing or even touching your loved ones is a responsible but heartbreaking measure to maintain in phase 2 of lockdown, even during social gatherings.
Although as cruel as the air-hugs and socially distant living rooms may seem, a recent report has found the most challenging hurdle for social events is not taking a hit on that dutchie when it’s blazing up.
That’s according to the top-line findings of a recent research paper published in the journal Tormented Humans during Coronavirus (THC), a subsidiary of the CSIRO.
“Etiquette around casual marijuana use has been quite universal since the 1970s” says lead researcher Professor Willie Snoop.
“That is, burning one down and passing it to the left”
“However, this is no longer an acceptable form of social blazing.”
Professor Snoop goes onto explain that while sharing a sloppy Gatorade Sax is well and truly out of the question, this is not viewed as the most challenging restriction, mainly because people stop sharing bongs at 16.
“Cannabis cigarettes appear to be much harder to resist, especially when you smell that kush after a few beers on an Autumn afternoon at a mates house” he says.
“But you mustn’t share”
“Everyone has to roll their own, out of their own chop bowls. With their own papers”
“In an ideal world. Everyone brings their own weed too”
“Amirite fellas? ahaha”