9 pros and cons of dating a pothead

It’s safe to assume that the majority of people have smoked a joint, hit a bong, or even turned a soda/beer can into a makeshift pipe at one point in their life. It’s not even Kevin Bacon Six Degrees of Separation with pot, it’s more like one degree of separation, you know?

Speaking of baking bacon, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why dating or just simply going out with a pothead is a great idea.

A decade ago he smoked his way into becoming an NFL punch line; now 20 NFL teams play in states where some form of marijuana is legal—and that number will grow.

A pothead reputation, Williams has found, is not such a bad thing By Greg Bishop he joint moves from smoker to smoker, puff-puff-passing its way to Ricky Williams. The 39-year-old Williams is deep into a conversation about astrology—the positions of stars and the movements of planets, how the assumptions we’re born with interact with the lives we’re born into.

You’ll need to remind yourself of those reasons when the going gets tough.

Before we start this section, I have to tell you that most of the people that contact me are at the very first stage of quitting.

Sure, your date may completely miss the plot, or overreact to certain jokes or dramatized scenes.

He takes the handoff, inhales deeply and blows out a plume of smoke so thick that it temporarily shields him from the sun. This is a typical Ricky conversation, deep and cosmic, tangential to everyone there but him. He strolls, largely unnoticed, past stalls peddling 24-karat-gold rolling papers and a display case filled with glass Cheech and Chong bongs.

It’s March, and Williams is in Barcelona at something called Spannabis—part trade show, part research conference and 100% festival of copious cannabis consumption. T-shirts read RARE DANKNESS and DIE HIGH and NICE PEOPLE TAKE DRUGS. “I’m a Gemini,” he says, “and if we’re getting it right, we’re saying This marks Williams’s latest experience, after involvements (some but not all of them ongoing) in sports broadcasting, photography, fatherhood, coaching, yoga, Ayurveda and other holistic medicines, Tai Chi, massage therapy, , herbology, psychology and global exploration. Past the pipes shaped like elephants and skulls and the Super Mario Bros.

He reads headlines that say Go where you’re celebrated, Williams told himself six months before Barcelona.

So he chose to leave his wife, Kristin, and their three children in Austin in order to feed his impulses, as he so often does.