With many states legalizing cannabis for adult recreational use, streamers may be wondering if they can smoke weed on Twitch. There are a few things to consider before lighting one up on stream. We look at some of the Twitch Community Guidelines below to answer the question: can you smoke weed on Twitch?
Can you smoke weed on Twitch?
Yes, you can smoke weed on Twitch as long as it’s legal in the state that you’re streaming. Technically, Twitch prohibits physically harmful behavior, which includes the illegal use of drugs. That means you will need to abide by your state laws.
For example, recreational marijuana is legal in New Jersey, so anyone 21 years and older can purchase it. You may smoke in private places, but your landlord may prohibit cannabis usage on the property. Laws about driving while impaired also apply to being under the influence of cannabis.
From the Twitch Community Guidelines:
Activity that may endanger your life, lead to your physical harm, or encourage others to engage in physically harmful behavior is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to […] illegal use of drugs, illegal or dangerous consumption of alcohol, and dangerous or distracted driving.
Furthermore, Twitch’s Community Guidelines state that you must respect all applicable local, national, and international laws while using Twitch services. Any content that features, encourages, offers, or solicits illegal activity is prohibited.
Streamers who violate Twitch’s community guidelines can expect to be suspended from using the service, either temporarily or permanently, depending on the severity of the violation.
There are some things to consider before smoking weed on Twitch. First, you can flag your channel as intended for mature audiences only. Doing so prevents underage users from accessing your stream. If you’re in a state that only allows medicinal marijuana, you might want to think twice about smoking onstream.