Article by Genna Buck Metro, Hamilton Spectator
With dispensaries popping up on every corner and a popular pro-legalization prime minister, some Canadians have a case of reefer madness.
But for couples learning their drug-use preferences are incompatible, the result can be reefer sadness instead.
Take Amanda and Jeff,* a couple in their 30s from Belleville, Ont.
For the last few months Amanda, who suffers chronic pain due to a serious car accident years ago, has been using medical marijuana from a dispensary to help her sleep.
It works great. But she didn’t anticipate the problems it would create.
Her partner, Jeff, has always smoked recreationally, but once the drug was around the house he became a “pothead” who uses up more than half of her allowance and gets agitated if it runs out, Amanda said.
She’s tried to hide it, but that never works for long because he has a “nose like a bloodhound when it comes to marijuana.”