Legalization makes the conversation more complicated…and you still need to have it.
Kids whose parents talk to them about the dangers and consequences of drug use are more likely to choose not to use.
Start the Conversation and Keep it Going
Just like alcohol, marijuana is illegal for kids to consume or use- in any way- until the age of 21. Whether or not you use, your kids look to you as a source of knowledge. Children, from birth through early adulthood, watch and often mimic parent actions- both for better and for worse. So start the conversation and keep it going.
Take control! Talk to your kids about your use and your household expectations. The conversation you have with a 6 year old will look different from the conversations you have when your child is in high school. Start the conversation early to build open and honest communication with your kids.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people who use marijuana before the age of 18 arefour to seven times more likely to develop dependence than adults.
Lock It Up
Whatever form your marijuana is in (flower, edible, beverage, dab, hash, etc.) lock it up! By locking your stash up you are decreasing a risk factor for your child (availability). Help keep marijuana out of the hands of minors by safely storing your marijuana safely.