This article was posted on Today.com this morning. Pot smoking moms tired of being judged by wine drinkers? It is a great article and makes lots of excellent points.
I will leave it to you to read the article and won’t spend time going through all of the data and opinions.
I drink wine.
I have smoked pot; although not as an adult.
Alcohol and marijuana are both used to self medicate.
Both are used to “take the edge off”
Some people cannot drink. Some people do not want to drink.
I get it.
My only problem with parents who smoke pot is this.. ( and..honestly, I’m not judging.. I’m just saying….)
Marijuana is illegal. It shouldn’t be, but it is.
Engaging in illegal activity of any sort is irresponsible.
I drink alcohol. I do not drive after drinking. That would be illegal. That would be irresponsible. That would be a poor example for my children.
It is so hard to raise children. It is hard to teach them right from wrong. To respect authority even if they don’t agree with it. To make good decisions. As an adult, we are capable of living in grey areas. Children don’t get the grey. The know right and wrong. If your child knows you smoke marijuana (which they do… or they will….no matter how well you hide it), I think it’s hard for them to reconcile their parent breaking the rules. And if it’s okay to break that rule, and by “rule” , I mean “law”… then what other
rules laws are okay to break?
Do I get to choose the
ruleslaws that I want to obey? If I don’t agree with a rulelaw because it’s stupid, then do I not have to follow it?
I think it sends such a mixed message… specifically in the homes where it is hidden from the kids. If you aren’t ashamed to smoke and do so openly and discuss it with your children, they probably have a better grasp of the “grey”.. However, if you are hiding in the garage that is always locked and secret… the appearance is that you are doing something super extra double doggy wrong.
Again.. by no means am I anti-marijuana. I honestly believe it should be legal, regulated, and taxed. But it’s not.
What are your thoughts? I would LOVE to hear them (and please don’t yell at me and be ugly… I’m honestly not judging…I just think it’s a hard situation)
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