Source – https://www.leafly.com/news/lifestyle/cannabis-couples-who-changed-the-game
I should start by noting that I’ve been part of a cannabis couple for more than ten years. I met my wife Elise McDonough while we were both working at High Times magazine. She’s now Leafly’s NorCal Product Specialist, author of the recently published Bong Appetit cookbook, and a sought-after expert on the cannabis industry.
I wrote a pot book too, and I co-host a podcast called Great Moments in Weed History w/ Abdullah and Bean.
We both work from home and we both love cannabis, so there’s occasionally a pinner to pair with morning coffee, and we almost always put up the “gone smoking” sign for a bit at 4:20. Getting lifted fuels our most fun, and fruitful, brainstorming sessions. Sharing a sesh also enhances everything from cooking a meal together to doing the dishes.
To the best of my knowledge, there’s never been a scientific study of couples where both halves get high, to determine if their relationships are more honest, engaging, egalitarian, supportive, and amusing, but I do strongly suspect that’s the case. You know what they say: Couples that blaze together, stay together.
Well, not always, of course. Several of the cannabis couples on our list of game changers have since split. And a mutual interest in smoking weed certainly doesn’t guarantee a harmonious relationship. But I’ve most definitely met a lot of cannabis couples in my time, and I do feel they’re specially attuned to each other in a unique way.
So go find that special someone and light one up in honor of these nine incredible cannabis couples who’ve truly changed the game!
Dennis Peron and Jonathan West
A weed dealer off and on since returning from his tour in Vietnam, Dennis Peron tirelessly and fearlessly advocated for medical cannabis as a compassionate response to the AIDS crisis that devastated San Francisco’s gay community in the 1980s—including by breaking the law to supply AIDS patients with cannabis directly.
On January 27, 1990, ten SFPD officers wielding sledgehammers performed a no-knock raid on the home he shared with his long-term partner, Jonathan West, who was gravely ill with AIDS. After the raid recovered only four ounces of cannabis, one of the officers put his boot on West’s neck and taunted him with anti-gay slurs. Then they hauled Peron off to booking, leaving his bedridden partner alone and terrified.
West survived just long enough to testify at the ensuing trial. Frail and in obvious physical agony, his story moved the judge to throw out the case and admonish the arresting officers.