If you are reading this article, chances are, you are a Cannabis user, looking for a roommate that is going to be okay with the fact that you use it. If you key in “420-friendly” roommates in Craigslist’s search engine, you will find thousands of listings with that phrase attached to them. With more people smoking weed now more than ever, finding the perfect”420-friendly” roommate won’t be too much of a challenge. That said, living with a stranger just because both of you use marijuana is more complex than it seems.
People are surprisingly good at hiding their true nature, and if you have ever shared any living space, you can attest to this. If you are a first-time renter, a “bad roommate”, will ruin your mood every time they are around, especially if they abuse Cannabis.
Below are some pointers to follow if, in your quest to find the perfect “420-friendly” roommate.
Ask Your Friends
This is the first place to start. Although living with a friend can be tricky at times, you may find out you two are pretty compatible as “420-friendly” roommates. If none of your friends needs a roommate, their co-workers may be in search of one and they may fall under your specifications. The goal is to find a trustworthy roommate and asking your friends and family for recommendations is a good starting point.
Look for A Responsible Person
As a Cannabis user, you want a roommate who will have the same vibe as yours. Even though they use Cannabis, it does not affect their lives. Using marijuana-based products should not prevent them from building their careers and succeeding in life. Find a roommate who is responsible enough not to be controlled by hash. People who smoke a lot of weed more than often are not concerned about paying the bills or reality for that matter.
Are they going to roll their joints in every corner of the house or use prerolls? Are they going to puff all day till the house is full of fumes? Do they party more than just occasionally? Thoroughly vetting the person will give you these answers.
Always Run a Background Check
Regardless of whether you are looking for a “420-friendly roommate or not, running a background check is essential. You need to know who you are going to live with. Scrutiny of the person’s past will bring into light their real character. You can start with their social media and advance from there. Sites that allow you to search people free of charge are numerous.
Do a people search to reveal some personal information, such as previous arrests and incarcerations. All you need is to enter is their first name and last name. You never know what you will find and the search results are bound to shock you at the same time prevent you from harboring a fugitive!
What Form of Cannabis Do They Use?
Do they use CBD based products from the hemp flower or the everyday pure marijuana smoked in glass tubes or tinctures? Of the different strains, which do they prefer, Indica or Sativa? The form of Cannabis people use has the potential to become a deal-breaker when you are looking for a “420-friendly” roommate. CBD is becoming a major hit in the United States, and people are turning to it because of its numerous benefits. If you don’t like the feeling of getting high on marijuana and prefer a pack of CBD prerolls and cigarettes, you will want a roommate that falls along those lines.
Carefully go through all the applications you get from potential “420-friendly” roommates. If you are a student, the type of roommate you have will reflect in your sanity and grades. Conduct thorough interviews to find someone who meets your expectations!