That has worked out well for a Vietnam War veteran from Michigan who works in the automotive industry and smokes to deal with the pain caused by chemotherapy treatment for hepatitis C.
Larry, who asked to be identified only by his given name because of the legal issues surrounding marijuana use, says he is “very much enjoying” dating a woman he met on the dating website 420
"I used to joke that's it's not like the 'weed women' are falling out of the sky.
There is still a stigma to the cannabis culture," he said.
His new love interest smokes less but “she’s totally cool with that,” said the man, who asked that he be identified only by his given name, Corey, because marijuana use is illegal in his state.
Although it’s important to Corey that a date shares or is tolerant of his pot use, he believes would-be partners also have the personality he relates to.“Smokers come from all walks of life but they tend to chill back,” he says.
Legal pot sales alone are expected to reach billion by 2018, according to The Arc View Group, a marijuana industry investment company in San Francisco.
Both sites already have drawn interest from potential investors, they say.
About three years ago he dreamed up the idea for the site while yearning for the girl of his dreams: one who smokes pot. Voters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia will vote in November on the issue, and the New York Times in July called for the repeal of the federal ban on marijuana for those over the age of 21.“It’s suddenly much cooler to come out as a toker,” Moxon said of his site, which he says eliminates awkwardness about smoking.
A newer website launched several months ago “aims to connect those with a passion for cannabis,” said Miguel Lozano of Los Angeles, founder of My420with some 6,200 members.
Favorability toward pot is a big reason cannabis stocks have been on fire. Such strong support would be expected to put pressure on Congress to consider rescheduling cannabis such that it's no longer wholly illegal. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he'd be rescinding the Cole memo, which was a loose set of rules that legalizing states agreed to follow in order to keep the federal government off their backs.
Image source: Getty Images.plenty of risk remains for marijuana stock investors. Sessions' one-page memo announcing the move suggested that the Cole memo overstepped its bounds. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he'd be rescinding the Cole memo, which was a loose set of rules that legalizing states agreed to follow in order to keep the federal government off their backs.