In Canada, marijuana is about to be legalized. Just in time for my teenager’s 18th birthday.
I know that it’s just a coincidence, but forever this will be known as the generation that legalized pot in my country. Some people I know think that legalization will usher in a new wave of brain dead stoners and may damage young minds. It may.
Others feel that legalization may spike pot use for a while, but most people will land on their feet. Again, we will see.
What everyone does agree on is that pot effects everyone differently. I think it is reasonable to be cautious and to be educated. The info-graphic below can help us all with information about marijuana and it’s effects.
If you have a teenager, I suggest you talk with them about it. How we as parents approach our kids can make the is the most significant rule we could ever have. I know it sounds simple… and it is so, so hard but with teenagers, your relationship with your teenager should be the only rule you need.
What do you wish your parents had talked to you about when you were a teenager?
And maybe more importantly…
HOW do you wish your parents had talked to you when you were a teenager?
Keep it Real
Photo by Ian Sorenson