Pros and cons of dating a pothead
Traditional dating methods allow you to become familiar with a person in real-world settings.This is especially possible when you interact in groups or out in public.
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But if it does become an addiction, it will dictate and often interfere with daily life due to the dependency. See one woman’s story: I Smoked Marijuana for Love 4. You may experience feelings of decreased self-esteem and self-worth when you feel obligated to “accept” his or her addiction/lifestyle despite your own disapproval. Furthermore, even if fertility is not compromised, do you really want to expose your children to a mind altering drug? Relationships take work, and being friends with a stoner may not last when your partner’s motivation is decreased by his or her pot habit. Check out this story of a teen whose marijuana habit led him down a path towards heroin abuse. As with any other drug, there are withdrawal symptoms that accompany marijuana such as irritability, anger, aggression, and sometimes depressed mood.
See this fact sheet from Health Canada to learn about the many other risks involved with the use of marijuana, even for medical purposes. Your boyfriend or girlfriend will make less effort and less desire to make you the priority.
It may seem like an old fashioned thought, but the one you date should be a suitable mate.
Consider the type of person you want to marry before getting involved with a stoner. The stoner lifestyle may not seem to interfere with your relationship until it begins to put a strain on your finances. Despite the claims of many who say marijuana is not addictive, marijuana dependency exists.