This article was originally published on The Fresh Toast and appears here with permission.

You’ve heard fabulous stories about the second-hand high. A friend of a friend got blitzed at a music festival by just sitting next to a joint-toking hippie. Or your neighbor went to a house party and felt dizzy from all the smoke. Or your co-worker blamed his lethargy on the dude down the hall in his apartment building. Can you get high from second-marijuana smoke?

Is it really possible to feel the intoxicating effects of cannabis by just inhaling second-hand fumes? Nearly every story you hear, however, is, um, highly embellished. Yes, it is possible. But it is even more likely that it’s the placebo effect in action.

What You Need To Know

If your intent is to actually get intoxicated from second-hand smoke, it’s possible. Hotboxing, according to Urban Dictionary is the practice of smoking marijuana in an enclosed space (e.g. a car or …

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