With recreational marijuana legalized in nine states and medical marijuana legal in more states than not, the subject of whether or not to use it as a parent or how to talk about it with your children may have come up. As a parent, you want to be informed – because who wants to sound like they don’t have a clue in front of their teenager? But you want to be informed correctly so you can prepare your teen.
We have the information that you need to discuss this sensitive topic with your child. Read on.
Of course! Unless you want your children getting their information from their school, friends, or worse, the internet, then you should definitely talk to your children about cannabis. How and at what age is completely up to you, though you and they should learn about all of the new laws.
Laws vary from state to state, but it is possible for a physician to recommend to a parent that their child or teenager use medical marijuana. In some states, the parent must obtain the recommendation on behalf of a child and control the administration of the cannabis. In other states, a parent must obtain the recommendation of two physicians for medical marijuana for a child. If a physician has recommended cannabis for your child, one of the most efficient ways of administering the dose is via a desktop vaporizer, which can be inhaled from a bag or it can be used in a small room, imparting the cannabis into the air.
Study after study has proven that alcohol is about as twice as harmful as cannabis to the cannabis users. To others around the user, alcohol was five times more harmful than cannabis.
Here is where things get confusing. There are many different kinds of strains of marijuana and they have a lot of nicknames. There are three main forms of cannabis:
Dabs – these can also be called wax or shatter or butter. This is either concentrated THC or CBD and is typically consumed using a dab rig or a nail or a wax pen vaporizer or vaporizer mod.
Dry Herb – dried marijuana flowers. This is generally broken apart or ground using a special grinder and put into a vaporizer, a bowl, a bong, a pipe, or rolled in a joint and then smoked.
Edibles – this is food infused with marijuana. It can also be cannabis-infused drinks.
Cannabis has been used therapeutically for millennia. It has shown promise as a pain reliever, antidepressant, anxiolytic, anti-inflammatory, and in the treatment of epilepsy. Talking to your children about the different uses of marijuana can be a useful gateway to talking about health issues, politics, American history, and much more.
If they don’t learn about it from you, they’re likely going to learn about it through experimentation or from their peers. If you have cannabis experience and you have a child in a legal state, talk to them about it like you would talk to them about using tobacco or alcohol. Then they can make an informed choice when they are of age.