Did your parents smoke weed when you were a kid? Am I alone in this? I have to laugh about it, because it never occurred to me until recently.
I am in my mid 30s, and have two children of my own. I smoke weed almost every day, but I keep it secret from the kids. I only smoke outside, so that I don’t expose them to secondhand pot smoke and damage their little lungs. It made me wonder about my own parents, and if they smoked marijuana when I was young, the same way I do now! One day my kids will be grown up, and smoking cannabis somewhere, and will have the same question about me. Last weekend I stopped by to help my dad with some yard work, because he is getting pretty old. I asked him point blank if he and mom smoked cannabis when I was a kid. Dad laughed and then said “son, we still smoke cannabis, and have for your entire life.” Like me, dad always smoked marijuana outside so the smoke wouldn’t affect me. We did the yard work together, then went inside where dad took out a big glass jar filled with cannabis. There must have been six ounces worth of marjuana in there! He hand rolled the fattest joint I have ever seen, and then we sat together drinking cold beer and smoking cannabis for the rest of the afternoon. One day I hope that I can smoke cannabis with my kids, but that won’t happen for many years to come.