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By Devon Scoble February 16, Tell anyone—anyone! Yet, for all the open conversations around stock prices and medical potential, it can still feel like a confession to admit to using and enjoying cannabis. Approaching the cannabis conversation with kids can feel even more daunting. Even rational adults have such wide-ranging reactions, so who can guess how kids will react if you tell them you use it?
This is especially important if you think you might consume weed in front of them—the same way you might drink a beer while the kids play in the backyard. When in doubt, consider how you would answer their questions about alcohol.
Curious kids might even like to be taught the reasons why cannabis was originally banned and why the government has changed its policy. But from a recreational perspective, many of the lessons we preach about alcohol are transferable, particularly that it is a substance for grown-ups best enjoyed in moderation.
Mom of three Tabitha Fritz is adamant that parents should neither hide nor glamorize their consumption—a refrain echoed by parenting coaches and cannabis experts. For Fritz, a side effect of her frank approach to cannabis is that when her thenyear-old son was offered a t, he turned it down. Ideally, parents should understand the differences to accurately explain the benefits and side effects to their. The Facebook group SheCann is an excellent community resource, websites like Hempster and Leafly offer up-to-date cannabis education, and the CSSDP Toolkit provides evidence-based strategies for initiating cannabis talks with teens.
If you are consuming edibles or cannabis-infused foods, be sure to store them in a locked container companies like Stashlogix make cannabis-specific lockboxes, and you can find fridge-safe, lockable medication containers online. Personally, I make sure my six-year-old son is familiar with the look of every edible I make. He knows that they are grown-up treats that will make kids and dogs sick and that he must tell me immediately if he ever finds my lockbox open.
For parents who are already consuming, legalization is less about changing reality than tweaking how we talk about it. Still, a few of the tidbits I absorbed as remain true: Cannabis and tomato plants thrive in similar conditions and, frankly, they taste great paired. Devon Scoble is the content director at Hempstera cannabis education website, and at Natural Carea prescription cannabis service for seniors.
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