A commonly misused word. Many people mistake being stoned for taking sissy hits of poor quality herb
(usually mooched off someone else) and acting like an intolerable idiot
. Frequently, this type of person (referred to as a poser) will annoyingly attempt to exaggerate the stereotypical psychoactive effects of the drug. The poser
frequently pretends to be dazed or confused, purposely talks with a slur, laughs at things that aren’t funny, makes inane statements, and most offensive of all shamelessly exclaims something to the order of “Dude, I’m sooooo stooooned! I’m soooo cooool! Wooo hooo party!” The poser usually has no regard for accepted rules of smoking etiquette, and generally gives a bad reputation to those who appreciate smoking.
One who knows what it’s all about (referred to as a badass) enjoys being stoned for more introspective reasons. The badass
feels an increased understanding of his or her surroundings, gains insight into human nature, and has a heightened appreciation for fine music, art, aesthetics and ideas. Although the badass is more than happy to savor this state of mind alone, he or she also enjoys partaking in interesting conversation about the aforementioned insights with other likeminded individuals. The badass observes accepted rules of proper smoking etiquette, including his or her right to exclude posers from a session. Contrary to popular belief, this type of person can be successful, well educated, and can hold esteemed jobs or positions in the community.