Reader: Out-of-Staters Should Stop Waving Their Cannabis C*ck Around

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A recent Ask a Stoner column concerned classes for pot newbies.

Among the responses we received was one from a dispensary employee who's had a lot of experience with people with varying levels of marijuana knowledge.

Most irritating, though, are folks, many of them visitors, who think they know more about cannabis than they actually do.

Here's the memorable post.

Dee Rahquin writes:

I have been working at a dispensary for a few months now.

I thought i had a solid understanding of cannabis culture, but i have learned a ridiculous amount since landing the job.

The absolute most annoying people i have to deal with are people from other states who have come to try legal cannabis and think they know EVERYTHING about weed and can't admit that they don't know the difference between indica and sativa.

It's fine if you don't know much about cannabis. That's my job. To teach you. But don't walk in waving your cannabis-cock around then get upset when you realize how small it really is. 

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