The word stoner comes with all sorts of stereotypes. All you have to do is think of movies like “Pineapple Express” and any by Cheech and Chong and you’ll start thinking of generalizations of what people who smoke weed are like. The world’s perspective on marijuana has been changing quickly in the past couple of years, so the time is ripe for these ten stoner stereotypes start fading away.
1. Stoner’s are annoying
They mess up your carpet when they spill the bong water. They’re always looking for a makeshift ashtray for the joint they just lit up. They eat your food because they’ve got the munchies. Then they cough a lung up right in front of you like it’s normal behavior. People can vape their weed now, so less coughing and even less clean up is involved. Plus you can make your annoying stoner friend order Pizza Hut online for you.
2. They’re burnouts, dropouts, and losers
Krishna Andavolu makes journalistic videos about weed for Vice TV. Doug Benson is a comedian who makes podcasts with guests getting high. Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, Martha Stewart, Woody Harrelson, Stephen King, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Barack Obama are just to name a few who’ve inhaled.
3. Stay up all night playing video games and sleep all day
Well, when you take a look at the new PlayStation VR playing videos games while high sounds like a great idea, but with so many devices on the market for gamers you just don’t need to be at your desktop computer all night long anymore.
4. Wear tie dye
Tie-dye tees are beautiful and all, but stoner types like to wear other styles, okay? Like the Yeezy Clothing line by Kanye West.
5. Have long hair
Long hair is not just for stoners. In the story Samson and Delilah, Samson never cut his hair and this was the secret of his strength. In fact, some theories suggest long hair is an extension of our nerves and it acts like antennae transmitting information to our brain!
6. Are lazy
Well, when you read about amazing athletes like Ross Rebagliati, a Canadian professional snowboarder and Olympic Gold Medal Winner who’s known to hit the pipe before he competes then you start to wonder. Let’s not forget Michael Phelps the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals. He lost his commercial deal with Subway because pictures went viral on Facebook of him smoking pot.
7. Are paranoid
Marijuana is legal in so many places now you just don’t need to get paranoid no more. Plus there’s a wealth of information on how to alleviate your paranoia when you get high.
8. Want to get high all the time
Medical marijuana users want to receive the benefits of CBDs and there is no THC in these kinds of products.
9. Have shady drug dealer friends
Most people just want some weed and know someone who can get it for them. Usually, a weed dealer is more knowledgeable than anyone else on the block. They are a nice person and fun to be around and just aren’t slim shady at all.
10. Don’t remember s***
I think you forgot #2. Go reread that one.
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