Just be chill about it

I grew up in a legitimately pot-friendly household and I wish everyone did.

My parents had both been hippies until I came along.

They rarely got high at home in front of me, however they made no secret of being active smokers whenever I wasn’t currently around. This gave myself and others a certain perspective of cannabis that most other people did not receive. To myself and others getting high seemed quite normal, it was only something that adults did in private, & was not entirely a big deal. Once I got to go to private school all my educators & advisors told myself and others that cannabis was actually just evil, & would lead to criminal behavior. I had seen firsthand that there is nothing inherently dangerous about cannabis, it just made my parents giggle a lot. So when all these grown adults in positions of authority told myself and others cannabis would ruin my damn life, not only did I not guess them, however it made myself and others distrust them completely. When my educators told myself and others cannabis was evil, I knew them to be total liars… or something even worse, which is condemning it without having tried it even once. Anyone who has tried smoking cannabis cannot say that it is harmful or dangerous. I tried smoking cannabis myself a few times while in school, although I didn’t love it. Later on, when I was in university, I finally sampled some much higher quality cannabis, I liked it a lot more! Now that I have my own family life, & run my own household, I do much as my parents did & treat cannabis the very same way I treat alcohol – it’s just not a legitimately big deal.

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