ˈse-shən| Noun

A session, also referred to as a smoke session or “sesh” for short, is a communal act of smoking cannabis that typically involves two or more persons. There are many social norms to a “smoke session” including joint or bong rotation, not “bogarting,” offering to “throw in,” and other basic actions. One of the most iconic sessions in cannabis history is when people all over the world gather on April 20, or 4/20 Day, to participate in the act of smoking cannabis.


“At 4:20 p.m. The Waldos gathered for a smoke session.”


“I prefer to enjoy joints in a sesh with my friends.”

What Does Session Mean?

When you hear someone talk about a sesh, a smoke session, or a weed session, they’re referring to consuming together with at least one other person. For many people, sessions are among the most enjoyable aspects of consuming cannabis, since it involves community. A sesh is a great way to bond and have fun with friends and serves as a way to get to know new people better. Either way, a smoke session is a social practice, so be sure to practice good etiquette:


  • Puff, puff, pass—don’t hog it.
  • Pass to the left.
  • Be gracious and accept the weed that others offer in a spirit of community.
  • Offer to pitch in for the cost of the weed, or if you have weed with you, add it to the sesh.