So now, tuned-in stoners and users of medical pot are turning on to dating websites that cater exclusively to tokers or, at the very least, the “cannabis friendly” to avoid experiencing what they describe as all-too-frequent shock and rejection on the dating circuit.
“She lives near me but we wouldn’t know about our shared medical marijuana use if we hadn’t connected on the site because no one discusses pot smoking in my circles,” he said.
Larry's go-to website, with nearly 23,000 members, was the brainchild of 28-year-old California entrepreneur and self-described stoner Ryan Moxon of Marin County. West Coast but also includes international smokers and has ballooned since voters in Washington state and Colorado opted to legalize recreational marijuana use in 2012.
With weed becoming legal in more and more US states, it's no surprise that people are looking to cash in on the blazing boom, from scientists working on a breathalyser test for weed to Bob Marley's family launching the first global marijuana brand. If you've ever had to quickly exit a promising relationship with a non-stoner, you'll get why this is necessary.
, a smartphone app that's basically Tinder for stoners.
“There’s a stereotype that pot smokers are lazy, isolated and lonely. “They’re the life of the party, they’re often professionals and ambitious business people, and they make good partners.” Lozano and Moxon are hoping their sites will become ad magnets for the burgeoning number of legal marijuana dispensaries and related products.