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How to Solve Marijuana-Related Relationship Problems

Don’t let a stoner significant other be a bad influence on you.

by Roni Stetter

by Roni Stetter

Couples who blaze together, stay together, but using the plant can have its romantic pitfalls as well.

Regardless of how much you hate the “stoner” stereotypes pushed by popular society for so long, its undeiable that some of them are based in truth. Some are even confirmed by science!

For anyone who’s experiencing issues because you and your significant other both smoke a lot, try these solutions to right your relationship.

Weight Gain


Beating the munchies alone is tough, but it can be even more difficult when both you and your partner encourage pigging out. While it’s true that stoners have statistically lower BMI than their non-toking counterparts, there is always potential to overdo those fast food trips or relaxing, indulgent nights at home. If you stay in with Netflix, a pizza, and a pint of ice cream a little too often, you’ll see what I mean! Cleaning off larger-than-life meals is much easier with a partner.

One solution? Cook together, putting time into preparing healthy meals before you toke up. Or, you could always become workout partners, keeping each other dedicated on the daily. Just make sure to tackle the problem head-on, without insulting or making jabs at your chubby lover.

Money Management


How do you and your significant other split finances? For those who aren’t married, this can be a tricky question to answer. Many couples don’t think about financial planning until things start getting “serious,” which is abstract and subjective. Depending on how much weed, concentrates, or edibles you buy throughout the week, balancing the checkbook can lead to disagreements and even arguments.

If one person in the relationship goes to the dispensary more often to pick up for the both of you, make sure to talk with your partner early on about money expectations. They may want to do you a favor once in awhile, but you should be on the same page as to how purchases are split. Same goes for munchies and meal budgeting!

Sexual Performance


Most cannabis users will tell you that the herb heightens the lovemaking experience and increases male stamina, but did you know that too much THC can actually hinder your private parts? Studies and anecdotes have concluded that high doses of THC can actually reduce sensation in the genitals, making it harder to achieve orgasm, especially for men.

If performance issues happen to you or your partner, it’s vital to experiment with different strains, different dosages, and delivery methods to figure out what makes you both feel your best. Keeping a sex journal may sound weird, but tracking your consumption and satisfaction with each variant can lead you to some amazing discoveries that could save you in the bedroom.



Not every stoner is lazy. However, many factors can influence one’s sense of motivation and responsibility, especially if you add a good amount of THC into the mix. It can be frustrating to find your partner getting on the boss’s bad side at work, forgetting important dates and events, or shirking responsibilities around the house, all the while staying higher than Wiz Khalifa.

Rather than making accusations or picking a fight about the issue, sit down and have an honest talk with your partner over a bowl or joint. Who knows? Perhaps the weed isn’t the issue at all, and they’re down in the dumps about something they’ve been keeping secret. They will most likely appreciate your willingness to hear them out. And if they don’t? Well, there are plenty more buds in the jar to choose from.


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Roni Stetter

Roni is a long-time cannabis advocate who has been involved in the community since her days with California's 2010 legalization campaign. A former high school athlete who successfully treated her sports injuries with medical marijuana, she now promotes the health movement on her own blog. When not writing or researching on the web, you can find her at a drum and bass show, hanging out with her dog and cat, or otherwise living the simple San Diego beach life. See what else Roni is up to on her website



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