An individual who smokes or consumes marijuana habitually and ritualistically. Stoner and Pothead are often conflated in everyday discourse, but the two words are actually very different in meaning.

Pothead is a derogatory term used to describe one who is essentially addicted to, and obsessed with, marijuana. This dependence manifests in their appearance, thought processes, behaviors, and speech.

A Stoner, however, is one who defies the "prototypical" wastrel image proposed by mainstream society. These individuals enjoy cannabis on a daily basis, but are clandestine about its use, maintaining this sense of secrecy because of the stigma attached by the hegemonic majority.

These individuals cherish the time and money spent enjoying their holy herb, and will partake in its use with a complete stranger, recognizing a certain, universal connection between Stoners. A relaxation of mind and spirit seems to typify the Stoner; consequently, they unanimously hold an appreciation for ethereal and abstract ideologies. They are generally warm-hearted, introspective, and viscerally imaginative.

One primary misconception is that the Stoner is unintelligent and lazy. While this characterization might be appropriate for a Pothead, Stoners are a stark contrast. There is no doubt that they are predominantly Type B personalities, but such qualities that supposedly suggest “laziness” are merely a testament to their innate ability. The ease with which the Stoner skates through school, classes, and the cognitive tasks of everyday life, despite continuous intoxication, suggests a very high intelligence. In fact, many Stoners can be classified as gifted underachievers: that is, students who perform very well on standardized testing (ie; SATs, ACTs, GREs) but fail to perform to their potential in the academic arena.

Despite their noncompetitive natures and tranquil demeanors, Stoners care deeply about a handful of personal, core values. They will not openly express their innermost beliefs readily, but when they do, their code of ethics is almost always virtuous. They are nonconformists of thought and idea, and as so, choose creative outlets for their renderings. They may not adhere to the hegemonic script of society, but eventually they will find success, and find happiness, unlike “the mass of men.”
Stoner 1: Dude, wanna skip French class and light up?

Stoner 2: Sure man. I mean, I got like a 91 on the last test, so I can just chill till midterms.

Stoner 1: Sick man, we'll take the backroads and listen to Biggie.

Stoner 2: WORD
by Chilleazy February 25, 2009
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Slang for somebody who smokes cannabis, often. Most people would talk them down as if they are better, though they often consume poisons such as alcohol and caffeine. Stoners are generally a friendly minority, peaceful, and harmless. The arrogant people bitching about them smoking marijuana, they are usually bigger problems then the people they denounce.
Darn, those stoners are lucky they got high before seeing Lord Of The Rings.
by A.E. December 29, 2003
Someone who smokes a lot of weed. You can't really classify a stoner by how much weed they smoke, but rather their mindset about smoking. A stoner would much rather spend a Friday night getting high rather than goin out. They also smoke weed every availible opportunity.
I am a stoner.
by 9 May 19, 2004
Someone who enjoys somking ganja on a regular basis. Stoners aren't scummy people. Anyone who looks down on stoner needs to go to hell. They're peaceful and have more of an appreciation for music and relaxing than most of the population. They also tend to be broke...a lot...
He's a Stona' ked, Yeah Ked...
by Rifffffff May 13, 2004
someone who smokes marijuana, but doesnt go around and tell everybody and is all like look at me im cool. they dont talk about it, and they dont push it on other people. if you dont want to do it, thats cool. if you do, come over to my place tonite.
look at that guy, hes such a stoner!
by sam October 14, 2004
a verry peaceful person who smokes weed often. and is often talked down on by retarded ass people who drink,smoke fags,pop diet pills and cheat their lives away by thinking that their athletic skills and good looks are actually going to mean a goddamn after they find out that life actually gets hard and that their parents money wont buy them happiness
wow....that stoner actually has a good job,makes more money than i do and doesnt really have to work hard...other than me who thought that my football skills would get me a job and im stuck working the drive through at taco bell at 28
by a stoner March 15, 2004
A stoner is someone who likes the smoke from the sacred herb.
Stoners of the world unite.
by DeRez September 09, 2004
a person who enjoys the high that marijuana, canabis, or hash. Stoners are normally happyer, less violent people who have a better appreciation for life. Some people seem to blame them for the down fall of society, ironically those are the people causeing the down fall because of beliefs that money is more important then joy or life.
marijuana causes a happy fealing meaning stoners are happy and not violent people. Some one need to get george bush stoned.
by n333m August 30, 2004
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