Debunking the Top Stereotypes in Cannabis Culture

Debunking the Best Stereotypes in Cannabis Culture

Cannabis civilization has come a long way since the old days of Cheech & Chong, and that, members of the community are prepared to lose the myriad stereotypes that have been heaped cannabis consumers over the years.

As times change, so do mindsets, and there are loads of stoner stereotypes that finally will need to go instinct. In honor of this green growth, I’ve compiled a record of pesky stoner stereotypes that should die out right this second.

We’ve all heard the BS argument that cannabis makes people lazy, unmotivated bumps on a log. We’re not all hopeless failures just because we like to get high before seeing films. It’s time for this stereotype to disappear for good.

We are living in a time where pretty much everybody you know is using cannabis, and most of us are productive members of society. There’s nothing worse than the “Oh, you’re among thooooose,” judgements (usually from non-consumers) when you say you enjoy a great little joint every now and then.

Enough with the nonsense of believing using cannabis means that people are unemployed and living with their parents until “things work out. ” The last job I worked had a plethora of cannabis fans –of all ages–much like the job that you work. If you think that all we do is wake up, get high, and wait for mom to bring the pizza rolls downstairs into the basement, then you are sadly mistaken, and it’s time to stop being ridiculous.

You see it in all manner of entertainment media: the stoner is constantly portrayed as a couch-potato that does nothing but light up and play Destiny. That simply isn’t true–lots love to get high and get busy.

Whether you go for a run, hit up a hike, or find zen in a yoga class, the thought that everybody who smokes cannabis is in home sinking into a La-Z-Boy is no more valid. Truth be told, it never was.

We Know Where to Find All the Drugs

No, I don’t. I only smoke cannabis and I get it in the legal dispensary down the street. If you prefer shrooms or acid, or whatever else you may be asking from your stoner friend, find it somewhere else. It’s frankly insulting for someone to think you, as a cannabis user, are the overall drug plug. It shows that you have cannabis set in a drug box, when, in fact, it should be set in a medicine box.

Everyone’s a Tie-Dye Hemp Hoodie Wearing Hippie

We may all have a bit of modern-day hippie in us, but the notion that we dress like The Dude at all times is unfounded. Some of the biggest stoners are head honchos at successful businesses, sitting in their desks in their own $3,000 suits, counting down the hours until they could twist one up.

Putting us into the “dirty hippie” box like is detrimental to the culture and growth of society in general. This frequent stereotype prevents us from moving forward in a positive light.

We Talk Like Raymundo From Rocket Power

Oh my god, the skater/surfer-dude dialect that people assume we all talk is SO annoying. We don’t say “duuuude” or “brahhhh” every other word, so please, as a people, let’s concept of die out.

I have a friend named Josh who constantly stares me in the eyes when we’re trying to figure out when I’m high. It’so annoying, and to presume someone’s always high just because they’re a cannabis user is disrespectful.

Don’t disrespect us like this.

We Only Listen to Reggae

When’s the last time you heard anyone reunite and vibe out to reggae? I’ve been to multiple stoner events, and every moment, the music is Bob Marley or any other random Jamaican.

While some of us do indeed love reggae, to assume that we’re just blasting it as our #1 preferred genre of music is dumb. Let this, together with all the other stereotypes with this list, die out immediately.

Enough is enough.

Released at Wed, 02 Jan 2019 21:23:01 +0000

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