Demystify the stoner science of choosing where to sesh

choosing where to sesh

Stoners always know a spot—it’s a meme and it’s the truth. Weed smokers are experts in choosing how to sesh. That friend who enjoys lighting up every day seems to have a mental map of every sick location in town with a view. Why is that? Well, that’s because pot smokers have developed a unique skill after years of simultaneously hiding consumption and making the most of a sesh.

Breaking down the process, there are some stoner-approved steps to finding the perfect spot.

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The number one goal when looking for a spot to smoke or vape herb with friends is privacy. Smoking weed in public is banned in most public parks and lots of legal locales, making privacy essential. Few people hope that a stranger stumbles over while passing a joint in a park. Also, many have been puffing since prohibition, which means secrecy was a must. Because of this, many cannabis consumers have explored the corners and often overlooked spots.

Think unassuming door to the rooftop, secluded bench, or obscure alley complete with gorgeous murals. However, since these spaces are often hidden in the shadows, it’s important to not look too shady because that draws its own attention. Seeking these spots comes naturally to those who want some privacy, like people about to giggle as they pass a blunt around a few times.


Those spots listed above (rooftops, park benches, and alleys) all have something in common: there’s cool stuff to look at. Consuming cannabis may heighten the experience, so looking at anything will probably be more fun after a puff, but it’s even better with a good view.

It’s ideal to have a stunning lake, nighttime cityscape, or a methodically sprayed mural to look on in the thoughtful lulls that often accompany the belly laughs of a weed circle. Because of this, lots of cannabis lovers also end up lovers of nature–and they also know a spot.

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Lastly, safety is of the utmost importance. Smoking a joint in a wooded area can be a fire hazard if the cherry and ash aren’t properly handled. Also, lighting up downwind from a playground is a big no-no. Safety considerations must be taken before a spot becomes “the spot”—and they often help keep the place private.

Choosing where to sesh is an art form, and many stoners have it down to a science. Respect the three S’s: Solitude, Scenery, and Safety to find the Spot in any town.

Cara Wietstock is Senior Content Producer of and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. You can find her living in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.