Parents & Kids Smoke Weed Together for the First Time
Recreational marijuana use is quickly becoming widely accepted and embraced across the US and Canada, however it is still viewed negatively and as a harmful drug to those who have a more traditional way of thinking. Depending on the type of household you grew up in, your parents may have taught you that weed is a gateway drug and to always say no when offered some like mine did.
Then again, you may have grown up in an environment where weed is totally cool and a staple of life (and in that case, I'm extremely jealous). Since the legal status of marijuana still varies depending on where you live, it's difficult to find reliable statistics about showing how many people light up with their parents. But according to a 2015 cannabis consumer report (reliable, right?), an estimated 1 in 10 parents smokes marijuana and plenty of potheads admit to smoking with their kids once they're of a certain age. It happens quite often.
Sometimes your parent feels obligated to take on the role of the mature adult, but when you're high, your filter is lowered. It would be great to be in the same mental state as your parent(s) and have a deep conversation with nothing being off limits. Who says family game night can't be enjoyed with a joint, or a movie night featuring munchies?
Although getting baked with your parents can be strange sometimes, it can also be rather enjoyable. There's a feeling of camaraderie that arises from family toking. There's a sense of being seen as an adult and being treated as such.
At the end of the day, they're still parents. Of course, one thing never changes no matter how grown up you are: We're always going to be our parents' kids. No matter how much marijuana might help us develop more mature views of our parents, at the end of the end it's ultimately impossible to escape the parent-child relationship. Condoning mild drug use might indicate that our parents accept us as being old enough to make our own decisions, but of course they can still be critical of the decisions we make.
Check out these parents and kids smoking weed together for the first time! You can view the clip below. Have you ever smoked weed with your parents before? And if not - is it something you would consider? Let us know by leaving a comment!