Junior Pothead (Class 3)
Pothead (Class 2)
If an individula graduates from their time as a J.P. with a desire to continue smoking, they become a Pothead (obvious due to the fact that the next progression from Junior anything is anything). A Pothead has the understnading of pot and what it means to them in the most basic of terms. Looking back, I can pinpoint the exact night I went from JP to Pothead. Instead of weighing the pros and cons, I just did, and it was glorious. The first sings of class change relate to an individual's desire to smoke. The act of smoking becomes more frequent, several weekends a month, or once a week. Gradually, the time between smoke sessions will shorten, prompting the pothead to purchase their own piece. With that decision, or more to the effect of around the time of that decision, a pothead will make their first private purchase of marijuana. This act may be accomplished through a friend, or they may know a dealer, but the fact is, they've invested money to partake in the culture.The most telling characteristic of a Pothead is their excitability. They also can be overly adamant about smoking in general, making specific plans to smoke, like date, time and place; and inviting almost anyone to join them.
Stoner (Class 1)
At some point, that excitement wears off as an individual begins to shift from Pothead to Stoner (Side Note: I do not believe that the terms are inter-changeable based upon my experiences and definitions). The time of excitement has passed for the Stoner, replaced with a passive expectation that smoking will happen when it happens. The further education that occurred while an individual held the distinction of Pothead has come to fruition. Not only does a Stoner understand their capabilities and limits in regards to pot, they've gained a good understanding if not appreciation for the marijuana culture. A Stoner may own more than one piece, and more than likely has a few different types. They also have a dedicated dealer or an extensive network of people who can help them acquire bud. Even Stoners are still learning new things, but their view cannot evolve when it comes to the act of smoking; It is going to happen, nothing to get excited about, nothing to fret over, it is just going to happen. Actions are what really tell someone an individual is a Stoner. While high, a Stoner generally does not 'geek' or 'cheese' (the act of getting overly excited over nothing, or laughing uncontrollably at an ordinary occurrence). Instead, a Stoner inhabits a place marked by an intense calm and a feeling of content. A nice place to be if I do say so myself.