High romance: Cannabis may reshape dating scene

For Steven Bisson, an ideal date night consists of a quiet night at home, a bag of Doritos and some cannabis to set the mood.

Bisson, a 50-year-old medical marijuana user in Toronto, said his partner had little exposure to cannabis when they first met two years ago. His romantic interest seemed keen to experiment, but initially harboured hesitations about dabbling in drugs.

It was an issue that had doomed several of Bisson’s past relationships. He said he had broken up with partners, and been dumped himself, over what he perceived to be a lack of tolerance regarding his cannabis use — a quality he deems essential in a potential mate.

“I’m going to smoke regardless,” he said. “If my partner has a problem with it, then that won’t be my partner.”

In his current relationship, however, Bisson said sparking up with his significant other on weekends brought them closer together — in more

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