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It can be tricky meeting someone who doesn’t share your opinion about cannabis. Here’s how to navigate the situation
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February 14, 2020 • • 5th March 2020 • • Read for 2 minutes Photo by ASIFE / iStock / Getty Images Plus
We’re all different people, which is what makes dating so fun and complicated. While surrounding yourself with people who share similar beliefs is great and affirming, it is also important to spend time with someone who shares your views on important things, but also provides other opinions and arguments that you may be blind to are.
One aspect that can be challenging for any relationship is differing views on important lifestyle choices. Marijuana is one of those hot button topics, especially if you or the person you’re meeting with has a strong opinion on the subject.
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Here are some things to do if you enjoy smoking weed and the person you’re meeting with doesn’t:
Respect their opinions
While it would be great if you could smoke a joint together and have a delicious and fun meal, if the person you’re dating doesn’t want to smoke, you can’t force them. You may want to clarify your point of view and list the reasons why you enjoy it, but at the end of the day they will do what they want to do. You will get more points for respecting their space and decisions than if you try to prove you are right.
At the same time, it is equally important to assert yourself and not hide who you are because the person you are meeting with will think differently. This advice isn’t limited to just marijuana as it is important to hold on to your individuality when starting a new relationship. Find a middle ground and moments when you can enjoy your habit without disrupting your partner’s daily life.
Compromise can come in a number of ways, either by consuming on days when you are apart, trying non-intoxicating loads, or on special occasions indulging in pampering and letting your partner understand why you are doing so. If smoke is the problem, there are plenty of other less invasive options to choose from. The most important part here is communication.
TheFreshToast.com, a US lifestyle website that provides lifestyle content and medical marijuana information for The GrowthOp through its partnership with 600,000 doctors through Skipta.
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