Something I’ve noticed during quarantine is people have taken up new hobbies such as crafting or cooking. Another “not so common” common trend is smoking—specifically Marijuana. People have either found novel ways to smoke, new pieces to use, and even mixing it with lavender. Yes…lavender. This article will discuss the various trends relating to marijuana use on TikTok.
How are people able to post about Marijuana on an app like TikTok?
Great question. TikTok has strict guidelines as to what can and can not be posted to their app. You can find the TikTok Guidelines here.
People can post about marijuana use on the app due to specific hashtags that wouldn’t get flagged. I’ll get into those in a bit. But listed below are some of the most popular trends relating to marijuana use:
There are popular accounts on TikTok that review marijuana products because it is their job. One of the most popular accounts is run by @lindse_y, where she reviews the quality of Marijuana from big companies. One of her more popular videos is her reviewing Jay-Z’s company named Monogram.
A zoot outfit is an outfit you wear to smoke outside. Usually, these videos are meant to be humorous as we watch people layer up on sweats or wearing stuff that you wouldn’t want to be seen in. An example would be an oversized sweatshirt, with sweatpants, possibly followed by accessories such as hats and socks. Every video I saw was unique to the individual.
Posting your “sesh” group
This is when someone posts the friend group they smoke with and the role they play. For example: “The supplier”, “The Roller”, “The one with the munchies”, I think you get the point…
The number of “hits” you take
It was a popular trend I found when searching through hashtags. This trend is meant to show the progression of how under the influence you get after taking a certain amount of “hits.” The goal is also to show how red one’s eyes can get.
Tips & Tricks
These types of videos can be found on various topics throughout the app. Usually, these videos give tips to new smokers and people who have more experience. These tips include ways to be more under the influence, lower tolerance, and even using Marijuana in recipes.
Last but not least…stories based on true events
Some of my favorite videos on TikTok are based on true events. These videos tell “horror” stories about being caught smoking for the first time or things that have happened to them while under the influence. I noticed that these videos relating specifically to this topic are funny and harmless.
Going back to how people can post about Marijuana, hashtags such as #ouidtok, #ouid, #420, #stonertok, and things of the sort are used not to violate guidelines of getting the video removed. If you try to search “weed,” very little information will come up. If you were to type in “marijuana,” no results will come up, followed by a message stating that the phrase I typed could be associated with behavior that violates their community guidelines.
I believe these trends are harmless and are meant to bring a community of people together. When doing my research, I found that people making the content do it for the people in their community and not necessarily to persuade people to partake in using Marijuana.
Disclaimer: I do NOT condone underage use of a substance like Marijuana. This article is meant to be lighthearted and bring to various light trends regarding Marijuana on TikTok.