Rate my reaction to burn rides. Am I getting upset about the marijuana equivalent of an alcoholic drink with dinner? Also: How to talk to my boyfriend about it.
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helped me out a lot, and I still have some concerns.
I may not use the right terms, because, well, I don't know them.
My boyfriend likes to go on burn rides, which I am 100% Not Ok with. I'm worried that he's going to hit somebody's kid. Or get pulled over.
I've only been high once, and I wouldn't have been comfortable driving.
I'd be fine driving after having a beer, someone else might not be. I don't know if the amount of pot he smokes gets him "one beer in" or "6 beers in". He's told me that it's not fair to compare alcohol and pot, since people react differently and the chemicals do different things in your body. All I know is the one time I got hotboxed, I was in no shape to be driving around.
Boyfriend facts: 25 years old. About 230 lbs, 5'11"-ish. Been smoking for 10 years. Used to smoke 6 times a day, now it's down to 2-3 times a week if that.
Girlfriend facts (that's me!): 27, 160 lbs, 5'3". Raised in a Reefer Madness/Alcohol will KILL YOU kind of house, accidentally got hotboxed once.
I am deathly worried that he's going to crash into someone/something when he goes on burn rides.
If he's out in nature, wandering around with his buddies in the woods, etc., I don't care. We all have the things that help us relax and unwind.
If pot were legal where we live, I would still have a problem because he's potentially endangering the lives of other people. And his own.
I don't want to tell him what to do. I definitely don't want to make him choose. I am fine with him smoking weed...just not while operating heavy machinery. If he only smokes 1 bowl of sativa, and drives around on a rural back road...am I over-reacting?
Is the the pot equivalent of getting mad because of someone driving after having a drink with dinner? How can I bring this up with him so it doesn't look like I'm trying to run his life?