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buddhavista
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Cannabis (pot) and children - now that its legal in CO/WA


Now that Cannabis is legal in CO/WA, it raises an interesting conundrum for parents who consume and what it means for their children.

I don't have kids (thank you flying spaghetti monster) but most of my friends do, and most of them smoke pot.

They seem to have taken different strategies with regards to cannabis consumption and their children.

I have one pot head father friend who hides it from his child. His kid is 6, and not all that bright so its unlikely he figures it out soon. His family also elects not to smoke cigarretes (the mother smokes) or consume alcohol around the child. I like their consistency, but suspect its going to cause problems when the kid figures all of this out.

I have another friend who is a father and smokes daily. His strategy is slightly different, he consumes it in the presence of the child (age 3) but he doesn't make a big deal about it, and doesn't get wasted. He will wander away from the child when he smokes, to avoid 2nd hand smoke, but not hide the fact he is smoking. His reasoning is the kid is going to figure it out sooner rather later, and its best to honest about his consumption habit.

I have a 3rd friend that tells his kid he is smoking a cigar, but its actually a joint.

So what would the OT do? Assuming you live in CO or WA. If you would hide it from your child, do you drink in front of them? What type of example do you think it sets for them?







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Cosmo
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Sounds like you have a bunch of friends who need to grow up.





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TH03
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it's just like drinking around your kids IMO. if they see you, just remind them it's for older people





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OldSouth
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Sounds like you have a bunch of friends who need to grow up.






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GEAUX H TOWN
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You have a solid group of friends





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Tiger in NY
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it's just like drinking around your kids IMO. if they see you, just remind them it's for older people


This. I would not smoke around my kids though.






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buddhavista
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Sounds like you have a bunch of friends who need to grow up.


75%+ I know will consume cannabis, even if its just a casual thing. All are 30+. Almost all are professionals. I don't see why they need to grow up. They have jobs, they provide, the follow the law. Its not like they are sitting on their couch getting their kid stoned and playing xbox.
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it's just like drinking around your kids IMO. if they see you, just remind them it's for older people


that would be my take, but wanted to see what the OT thinks.






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WikiTiger
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I see it as no different than alcohol or cigarettes.

If people let their kids see them do that, why not pot?

People will make arguments based on cultural attitudes that are based on the legal status of marijuana, but those arguments will not be based on logic or consistency.






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Fap-n-Nap
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If you smoke pot around your little kids you are a fricked up piece of shite. And I generally don't have a problem with the ganja.





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Cosmo
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Its not like they are sitting on their couch getting their kid stoned and playing xbox.


well they are sitting around somewhere getting stoned.






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WikiTiger
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If you smoke pot around your little kids you are a fricked up piece of shite.


Why?






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Y.A. Tittle
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They have jobs, they provide, the follow the law. Its not like they are sitting on their couch getting their kid stoned and playing xbox.


Sounds like they breed dumb kids, though.

Correlation?






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TH03
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If you smoke pot around your little kids you are a fricked up piece of shite.


lol why? no adverse second hand effects. better than getting drunk and beating your spouse in front of your kids






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Tiger in NY
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If you smoke pot around your little kids you are a fricked up piece of shit


And what about the guy that has a scotch after work while his kids are there? I see absolutely no difference other than what our dumbass society has taught us about pot.






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buddhavista
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Sounds like they breed dumb kids, though.

just that one kid. The rest of them seem relatively bright.

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well they are sitting around somewhere getting stoned.

actually we mostly stand when we smoke.






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deNYEd
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I see absolutely no difference other than what our dumbass society has taught us about pot.

This. Its the old brainwashed generation you will have a hard time reasoning with.






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Y.A. Tittle
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just that one kid. The rest of them seem relatively bright.


I don't know. The cigar kid seemed possibly a bit slow on the uptake.






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fightin tigers
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Posted by WikiTiger quote: If you smoke pot around your little kids you are a fricked up piece of shite. Why?


Agree, no worse than any other vice. This is assuming the vice is legal though. Also assuming the surrounding kids aren't getting residuals off the vice.






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TigerLicks
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Go ahead and legalize everything, no more excuses around your kids for anything. Then you can snort and inject in front of them too legally. Darwinism. We need less populus anyway.





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