I'm kind of outside myself, observing, instead of in it and in my head. And afterward, I feel like I'm more open to talking about something that happened or something that I liked.Alcohol for me is definitely a depressive experience.Like any normal person, they create friendships and relationships.However, dating someone who smokes cannabis is not the same as dating someone who doesn’t.They have open minds and can talk for hours about anything.Smokers are also more enjoyable to be around than those who don’t smoke.We both attribute the amount of weed we smoke — we light up almost every day — to the fact that our jobs are so highly technical. If you're a functional pothead, you don't have to think twice about it." – Emily, 28, web designer, San Francisco, CAThe Post-Alcohol Smoker"My boyfriend is pretty much the only person I smoke with..home, at night, or on weekends during the day.
When you date a stoner, they’re going to act a little different at times than they would sober.
They’re still the same person, just high and probably more relaxed.
This can be a good thing, smoking pot does relieve stress. Some say that smoking weed makes your relationship stronger because you’re more calm, cool and collected. Because of this, they can carry on a pretty good conversation.
Doing this will save you from short term frustrations and long term unhappiness. When you are dating someone who begins to spend excessive time and money on marijuana, you may be left responsible for picking up the slack. According to a study done by in 2012, over 1.5 million Americans under the age of 26 were found to be addicted to marijuana. A majority of marijuana users are also “politically active and energized” according to Ed Gogek, and their “allegiance to the drug” consumes their social calendar and Facebook newsfeed. If you are dating a frequent user it is likely that they will rarely be satisfied with the simple pleasures in life unless they are high. Perhaps the scariest part of dating a marijuana user is the fear of what may come next.
There is no way of knowing whether your friend will become a full blown addict. A relationship is more likely to collapse when an individual expresses a greater interest towards a substance than towards their partner. Smoking marijuana has been linked with decreased sperm counts and chances for fertility, which could complicate a couple’s attempt to have a child. Even activists will admit to the excessive amount of time and energy they spend at social gatherings and meetings where they aspire to make noise and fight the battle for legalization. This may lead to a major disconnect between the two of you. Just because you begin dating someone who’s habit seems harmless, there is no way of knowing what it could evolve into, whether it be addiction, mental illness, depression, or in some cases the exploitation of other harmful drugs. There are highs and lows involved in any relationship, however it is important to realize that with a stoner, the literal highs will be high, but the lows may be extremely low.