Weedless, I took a sip of wine, hoping she would assume I was “cool,” and began typing. This was her second night videochatting on Seshroulette.com—a new site for marijuana users to smoke together on camera, randomly.
If the authorities do decide to come knocking, the site doesn’t make it terribly easy for them to follow the smoke.
As that site grew in popularity, Dan saw an opportunity to create a place where smokers could meet and smoke in a safe environment—one free of the voyeurs and masturbators that plagued Chatroulette in its early iterations.
According to site rules, all users must be 18 or older and users may smoke only legally issued medicinal marijuana.
Still, even if the authorities do decide to come knocking, the site doesn’t make it terribly easy for them to follow the smoke: The site only tracks users at the city level to see where they are coming from, leaving them otherwise anonymous.
Asked if she was worried about the legality of smoking weed on live video, Amanda, my chatting partner, didn’t see any problem."Nah, no one will find out about it and, like, make a big deal out of it,” she said.
It got 1,200 pageviews the first night and has racked up more than 100,000 visitors to date, “which is big for a site with such a small-scale demographic.”When I first tried it out, there were just three potential partners for me to chat with. With a recently launched Facebook application and a frequently updated Tumblog that’s listed in Tumblr’s official directory, Dan’s busy.