Talking To Kids About Marijuana
Since stoners range in age from young adults to seniors, it’s important to remember that a lot of us are at very different points in our lives. There’s a lot of smokers that have younger children or plan on having kids in the future. With a lot of anti-cannabis propaganda still floating around, it’s difficult to talk to kids about cannabis. However, it’s absolutely necessary. If you have kids, they should know about the medicine that you’re taking.
Explaining cannabis a child is easy. It’s simply a medicine. Parents don’t hide the fact that they’re taking anti-depressants from their children so why would cannabis be any different? Cannabis is something that helps you and your children should be aware of that fact. They might need to use cannabis some day themselves, or perhaps they don’t need to but want to. It’s better to explain cannabis early to them, before the anti-marijuana crusaders brainwash your poor kid.
Children also can use cannabis to their benefit if needed. More research continues to surface and more people are listening to the facts. If your child has a seizure disorder or is diagnosed with cancer, cannabis can assist the child in leading a much more normal life. Young children that are put on medicines used to treat cancer and other illnesses suffer greatly from the effects of medicines from the pharmacies. Anti-seizure medicines greatly effect the behaviors of young children, turning them in to little zombies, adding to the fact that the medicines don’t always work.
Kids are not stupid. They are people and they deserve to know everything that we do, providing that they are old enough to understand. It’s something that needs to be worked up to, over the course of a child growing up. When they’re old enough to understand cannabis fully, they can make the choice to indulge or not and at least they’ll have an educated opinion on the matter, rather than a brainwashed opinion. It’s important to begin to educate children while they’re young. The media is a powerful weapon and seeing how much it effects our lives should be all the reason to speak with your kids about marijuaana.