The increased availability of pot means your romantic partner is just as likely to have a joint after work as they are a glass of wine. Some use it as a way of managing anxiety and believe it has a positive effect on their lives.
"But just as with alcohol," says Dr. J. Wesley Boyd of Harvard, "some who use marijuana do so in a compulsive way that places major portions of their life in jeopardy and produces real, significant negative consequences in their lives — be in strained family relationships, compromised job performance or something else."
What is your experience with pot affecting the rest of your life, particularly your personal relationships? If your partner is a functional user of marijuana, does it help or hinder your relationship? If you get high fairly regularly, does it affect your love life?
Dr. J. Wesley Boyd M.D., on faculty in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; staff psychiatrist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA); Author of "Almost Addicted: Is My (or My Loved One's) Drug Use a Problem?"