Growing up as a kid, my parents would NEVER mention the word marijuana, pot, weed…or anything of the like. Wow, how times have changed.
I think you’ll be shocked at some of the data that researchers have discovered about cannabis users.
Yahoo News and Marist Polls surveyed 1,122 adult in the U.S. and found that 54% of pot smokers are parents.
Another 30% are parents with minor children.
But, MORE surprising than that…47% of parents have actually smoked in front of their children, shared it with them or both.
Additionally 6 out of 10 parents have admitted to their kids openly that they smoke pot.
Maybe it’s because of the legalize pot movement sweeping the country. Keep in mind that weed is now legal in 26 states and the District of Columbia.
Celebrities have always been known to “fire up”. But, actors Kate Hudson, Morgan Freeman, Megan Fox and Madonna are just a few of the actors that have admitted openly to smoking. However, they have NOT said that they’ve shared a joint with their kids.
Melissa Etheridge recently admitted that she smokes marijuana with her 20-year-old daughter, Bailey, and 18-year-old son, Beckett. Etheridge tells Yahoo that she thinks of it simply as a bonding mechanism. Maybe they can sit around the campfire and sing kumbaya too!
Etheridge says, “I have smoked with my older two. It was funny at first, and then they realized it’s a very natural, end-of-the-day [activity], and it brings you much closer. I’d much rather have a smoke with my grown kids than a drink — oh, God, no.” Nevermind that alcohol is legal in every state…and pot isn’t.
Another expert cannibisiology, Snoop Dogg even bragged to The Hollywood Reporter in a 2012 interview, that his (then) teenage son learned “from the master” when it comes to smoking weed. He goes on to say, “A lot of (expletive) don’t have a relationship with their kids, and that’s when they get on drugs and have suicidal thoughts and drive drunk. [sidebar: marijuan IS a drug] Me and my son is mellow. I’m his father, so I wanna show him the proper way, because he looks up to me.” Great example pops.
The living legend, Sir Paul McCartney, who spent a lot of his life smoking pot, recently quit. His reasoning, Paul said, “I don’t do it anymore. The truth is, I really don’t want to set an example for my kids and grandkids. It’s now a parent thing,” he said.
The survey also noted that more than half (52% to be exact) of Americans have tried pot at some time in their life…but, only 22% continue to use it.