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Parents Smoking Weed More Often Than Teens

CDC Says Mom & Dad Use Cannabis More Often Than Teens

An interesting statistic proves that parents smoking weed more often than people realize.  According to the CDC for the year of 2014, 7.4% of teens surveyed consumed marijuana during the prior month.

Compare that to a whopping 12.7% of 26-34-year-olds and 8% of 35-44-year-olds.

It’s now more common for parents to smoke weed than it is for our teenage kids to be using cannabis.

Here's how responsible parents use cannabis. This statistic might surprise you. The CDC says parents are more likely to use marijuana than teens. See the statistics showing parents smoke weed.

Parents can use cannabis responsibly.

I wrote an article for VICE about responsible cannabis use.  Read it on TONIC.  Warning – it’s irreverent, contains foul language, and is all about recreational cannabis use.

Go read my article about Parents Smoking Weed on VICE:
A Guide To Staying High as a New Parent

There was a point in my life when I chastised recreational cannabis use. But after becoming a patient, I had difficulty reconciling that a substance can be used as both medicine and otherwise.

But after reading much research and using the plant daily for nearly a year and a half, I can’t ignore that cannabis is a lot safer than alcohol or nicotine.

If alcohol and nicotine are legal and socially accepted, why is cannabis still outlawed?  This plant could be life-saving for many and widespread legalization is the only way to get it to everyone.

Sure, there are risks. But there are risks associated with consuming any substance.  Nutmeg is deadly and grapefruit juice can cause fatal medication interactions.

Cannabis addiction is a legitimate concern and needs to be addressed seriously like we do with alcohol and nicotine addiction.

The good news is that the rates for cannabis addiction are about the same as the rates for alcohol.  Plus, withdrawal from cannabis, although unpleasant, is not dangerous or intolerable as withdrawal from alcohol or drugs.

I still discourage illegal use. You never know what you’re getting in that bag, and breaking the law can result in serious repercussions.

Please consume cannabis moderately and in a legal & safe environment.

Go read my article about Parents Smoking Weed on VICE:  

A Guide To Staying High as a New Parent

Here's how responsible parents use cannabis. This statistic might surprise you. The CDC says parents are more likely to use marijuana than teens. See the statistics showing parents smoke weed.

 


Written by Jessie Gill

Jessie Gill, RN is a cannabis nurse with a background in holistic health and hospice. After suffering a spinal injury, she reluctantly became a medical marijuana patient then quickly transitioned into an advocate. Her site, MarijuanaMommy.com combines science with personal insight to educate about medical marijuana. She’s been featured on Viceland and bylines include GoodHousekeeping, Cosmopolitan, MSN, and more.

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