My male friends and I agree that women in our age cohort (between 39-50) are generally opposed to pot smoking, and have usually opposed it even when they were younger. My brother, my friends, even me--we've all dealt with a significant other opposed to pot smoking. I've even worked with women and known women who I was not involved with who vehemently opposed and demonized the evil weed. So I'm wondering, is this just my perception that women seem to oppose the herb? When I was much younger, everyone I knew male and female smoked weed on a regular basis. After age 30, that became fewer and further between, and I began to conceal my own habits for employment purposes. Since I was 30, the past 17 years, I haven't met very many women in my age cohort that toke up. In fact, I haven't met any. Recently attending a major convention attended by people all over the country, I received information to confirm this viewpoint. One day while eating lunch with nine people (seven females and two males), all of the women vehemently condemned pot smoking. Myself and the other two dudes reminisced about college daze and bong rips in the dorm room, gravity bongs and whatnot. Later in the conversation, the females applauded the effectiveness of Zoloft, Effexor, and Wellbutrin, among others--all dangerous SSRI antidepressant drugs. My question at the table was how is pot smoking any different (perhaps more safer) than the whole idea behind taking an SSRI for the rest of your life? The reason people take SSRIs is so they can feel better--well enough to get out of bed and get along with their day. That's basically the same reason I smoke pot every day. It helps me cope with the mundane, the phoniness, and the shit I cannot change. One woman said "pot is addictive." I countered that SSRIs are usually long term drugs, where people have reported taking them since the early 1990s and have no plans to ever stop taking them. How is that different than addiction? Many of the women then bemoaned their ex-husbands' pot smoking (and all of their ex-husbands are gainfully employed in professional careers like these women are), and the conversation degenerated into this war between the sexes thing. So question reiterated: do women generally oppose pot smoking, especially women in their 40s? Or is that just my perception based on the women I've been around?