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Marijuana Use: Dating Deal Breaker?

America’s public policy debate on pot rages on. Currently, 13 states have moved to decriminalize marijuana for medicinal use, 1 while several more states and cities have begun reducing penalties for possession and personal use. 2 The federal government has held firm to its position that marijuana is a serious drug deserving serious criminal treatment – even going as far as conducting raids on various medicinal marijuana retailers in California.

Studies tell us that about 10 million Americans are regular marijuana smokers, 3 which makes it more than a little likely that your active dating life will present you with these questions:

• Are you willing to date someone who is a regular marijuana user?

• If so, how much is too much? Are you fine with the weekend toker? The “I only smoke if offered” casual user?

• What is it about marijuana use that makes it a deal breaker for you? Is it the stereotype that pot smokers are lazy? Is it the illegality? Do you believe that it is a gateway drug?

• What if the marijuana is for medicinal purposes? Is that okay?

• If you are a marijuana smoker, when do you share these details in a new relationship?

Let’s Hear What You Think! Enter Your Comments Below.





1. NORML –
2. NBC 9 News –
3. Patriot Ledger
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5. Seattle Times –
6. Healthmoon –