How to Sustain a Relationship If Your Partner Doesn’t Smoke Cannabis

Relationship Advice for Couples with Different Takes on Weed

They say that opposites attract, but how do you navigate the challenges that come with a relationship where one partner doesn’t share in a significant part of your life?

While not always easy, it is completely possible to maintain a long-lasting healthy relationship when one partner is a stoner and the other is, well, not so much.

Here are some ways you can sustain a relationship between a cannabis lover and a non-stoner.

Respect Their Opinion


One of the worst things you can do in a relationship is to try to change your partner or constantly argue about who’s right and who’s wrong. At the end of the day, whether or not you smoke cannabis is a personal choice that should be respected.

Don’t Change Yourself


On the other hand, it’s also important that you stay true to yourself and not change who you are for your partner, as it can lead to resentment down the road. If your partner disagrees with your cannabis use or vise versa, calmly explain to them your reasons why you enjoy cannabis and all the benefits it has on your life.

Be Considerate

via GIPHYIf your partner strongly despises cannabis or simply doesn’t appreciate the smell, it’s important to be considerate of their feelings and practice proper weed etiquette. This means not smoking in front of them or going outside to light one up. It could also mean switching to edibles or vaping if the smell of smoke becomes too bothersome for them to bear.



The #1 tip for sustaining a relationship with differing cannabis opinions is to keep the lines of communication open. Don’t be afraid to open up to your partner about how you are feeling. Whether their concerns about your weed habits could be expressed in a better way, or you feel you aren’t being fully understood, communicating your feelings will help prevent nasty arguments down the road and allow you to see where the other is coming from.

Be Willing to Compromise


While we did say earlier on not to change who you are, a little compromise never hurt anyone.

Talk to your partner to find out what exactly it is that bothers them about your cannabis use. Maybe they feel that you’re not as present when you’re high and that it’s affecting the relationship. Regardless, it’s important to hear them out and try to find a compromise, like not smoking every day or simply cutting back a bit. Because when both partners are happy, the relationship will thrive.

As you can see, with a bit of work, patience, and lots of communication, it’s totally possible to make things work with a partner that doesn’t share your love of the green

Have you ever been in a relationship with someone that didn’t enjoy cannabis? How did you handle things?