What do you think about parents smoking pot?
Does it make a difference if they are actively taking care of their children?
There has been a great deal of news coverage about the legalization of marijuana. Today, I will be talking about pot and parenting. Ever since November of 2012 when American citizens in states and cities voted on the legalization of pot for adults, there has been a cause for concern and confusion. Legalizing something like marijuana is not as easy as 1-2-3.
Grand Rapids, Michigan has answered the concerns and confusion by decriminalizing pot. Even though one may be able to possess a certain amount of pot, what about using it? What if your kids are in the home? What if your child is a toddler?
According to the Huffington Post, there is a group called "Marijuana Moms" that partake in order to relax or cope with chronic pain. The members even have dinner parties with food that is laced with pot. One member, a 53-year-old mother of two is reported to have said that “the group’s joint mission is to show that smoking marijuana makes them better parents and better wives.” She stated:
We’ve all come up against people who say marijuana is for dirty druggies, but we are proof you can be good parents and productive members of society and use it.” Shuman said, according to the Daily Mail. “I like to think we are bringing some glamor and exclusivity to marijuana use.”
The YouTube video that the Huffington Post shared with the article showed one mom reading one of the several books she had about pot to her child.
The legalization of pot is going to continue to be confusing for the next few years. That is why it is so important for anyone charged with a pot related crime to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
What do you think? Do you think that by smoking pot one can become better parent, wife, husband, citizen? Or, do you think its nonsense?