Smoking weed with your parents is a precarious situation. You may find it liberating, freeing, mature. Or, you may find puff puff passing between parentals awkward, intimidating, even juvenile. If you’re going to get high with your parents, here are the Do’s and Don’ts of smoking weed with them.
DON’T SMOKE WEED WITH YOUR PARENTS IN HIGH SCHOOL
There’s no rush to get high with mom and dad. Unless one parent has a serious illness and smoking marijuana is bonding time between you both, hold off until adulthood. One rule of thumb is waiting until you’re twenty-one.
If you can drink an alcoholic beverage with your makers, you can smoke pot with them. Provided they’re into that sort of thing. Also, offering your parents weed, especially as a kid or adolescent, is definitely not the play.
Why make their parenting harder by not only alerting them you smoke but also waving it in their faces? As an adult, you’re on your own and can make your own decisions. If you smoke weed, that’s your choice. Mom and dad can choose to partake or leave you to your devices. As a youngster though, unless mom and dad approach you, hold off.
DO WAIT FOR YOUR PARENTS TO INVITE YOU TO SMOKE
Speaking of approach, no matter the age, let your parents come to you asking you if you want to smoke. Not only will this stave away unnecessary conversations about your weed smoking habits, you won’t be forcing your lifestyle onto an unwanted party.
A different story indeed if you know your parents smoke pot. Then, you’re in the clear to stuff their holiday stockings with the finest greenery. Also, if you find yourself smoking pot with mom and dad as an adult, and your parents were “anti” weed when you were growing up, be sure to recoup any lost dollars from confiscated ganj during those years.
DON’T PIT YOUR COOL SMOKING PARENT AGAINST THE PARENT WHO DOESN’T SMOKE
If one of your parents is anti, don’t blow up his/her spot! Respect the parent/offspring dynamic and never reveal the smoking habits of one parent to another, especially if the habit is secret and is not something the parent asked you to reveal. However, if a parent has an unhealthy secret habit that’s affecting the family dynamic, revealing it to other family members is obviously important to do.
DO BUY YOUR PARENTS WEED WHEN THEY ASK FOR IT
Nothing breeds goodwill more than greenery. If mom or dad asks you to pick up an edible, do it! Plus, now they can’t say you don’t do anything for them. However, be wary of parents who frequently hit you up for weed and reciprocate with nothing in return.
Sure, they made you, but if they’re not making dinner or providing delicious snacks, consider cutting off the supply to their high. Your time and marijuana smoking sessions are valuable and are not to be wasted on those who take advantage of your generosity. Even if those moochers are your parents.