So you’ve recently started to date someone new, and things are going pretty well…and with the growing recreational as well as medicinal use of cannabis all throughout the country, there’s a pretty big chance that a non-smoker could end up dating a cannabis enthusiast such as yourself. I’d consider them lucky - dating a stoner isn’t really all that different from other kinds of relationships anyways - in fact it’s probably even more FUN!
Now if the person you’re dating isn’t into pot... there could be an elephant in the room…. And the elephant in the room is telling you that might be high time to open up about your pot-smoking habits. Coming out of the green closet is crucial to building the foundations of an honest and strong relationship down the line.
Marijuana can easily fit into any kind of relationship, provided that both parties are accepting and non-judgemental. If your relationship is getting intimate, hiding your marijuana use can dampen things, especially if your partner finds out that you’ve been keeping it from him/her.
These kinds of discussions can go in either one of two directions: up in smoke, or all good and flowery. To avoid things from going up in smoke, check out our relationship advice on how to talk to your partner about your marijuana use:
Getting stoned together is the perfect opportunity to show your partner that pot isn’t like booze: you won’t get violent, black out, and can still remain in control while enjoying heightened sensations together. But if your partner is hesitant, don’t pressure them and wait for another time.
There are studies that show how helpful marijuana can be for couples. In fact, there has been a study showing that couples who use cannabis reduce the risk for domestic violence as compared to couples who don’t. The study analyzed more than 600 couples over the span of a 9 year marriage. The researchers found that when couples who partook of marijuana with greater frequency, the less likely the incidence of intimate partner violence or IPV.
When used responsibly, marijuana can help foster a strong, healthy and intimate relationship. Couples can also bond over marijuana smoking sessions as it can make for a mutually beneficial and fun hobby for both to enjoy. If your partner refuses to partake of cannabis, there should be nothing wrong with doing it for your own enjoyment.
Have you ever encountered dating someone who didn’t enjoy cannabis as much as you did? What was it like?