Majority of Marijuana Users Are Parents…No Kidding!!
OMG! Wait, the majority of pot smokers are parents?! Not too long ago it was taboo for adults to even mention marijuana, much less that they use it. Fast forward to 2017 and the majority of marijuana users aren’t just adults, they’re also parents. Yahoo News surveyed 1,122 adults in America and found that 54 percent of cannabis users are parents, while 30 percent are parents with children under the age of 18. But that’s not even the most surprising part of the new study. Nearly half of pot-using parents have consumed it in front of their children, shared it with their children or both. Meanwhile, 60 percent of pot-using parents have told their children honestly that they use cannabis. While these statistics may be startling, it’s likely that just as many parents are getting stoned these days as they were a decade ago but because of the drug’s de-stigmatization in recent years, more of them are owning up to it. After all, cannabis is now legal in some form in 26 states as well as the District of Columbia and shows no sign of stopping.
A slew of celebrity parents also candidly confessed their love for cannabis; Kate Hudson, Morgan Freeman, Megan Fox and Madonna are just a few but very few admit to sharing their stash with their kids. Melissa Etheridge recently admitted that she smokes marijuana with her 20-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son. Etheridge told Yahoo that she thinks of it simply as a bonding mechanism. But not all stars believe that pot and parenting go hand in hand. Even Paul McCartney, who spent a good portion of his life smoking weed, recently called it quits. “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 explained. But before you spark up a joint outside of your next PTA meeting, keep this in mind: The Yahoo News survey found that 52 percent of Americans have tried marijuana in their life and only 22 percent use it currently. So, while you shouldn’t assume the parent sitting next to you lights up a joint before going to bed every night but there is a pretty fair chance they do. Lol!
Will the Use of Marijuana Continue to Be More Generally Accepted?
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
Yes. It is inevitable as it continues to become legal. Also, the medicinal uses of cannabis are now being accepted as treatment for many health issues.
This card represents a man of strong opinion and control issues around money and power. Since it is always about money when viewpoints change, I feel the financial bottom line of making money off cannabis will put it to the forefront by becoming more available and socially acceptable.
Queen of Wands:
This card represents a woman with a loving and generous way. I believe it will always come down to being a personal choice…either you love using it or you don’t. Judgments will always be there.
Seven of Swords:
This card represents running away from a commitment or refusing to take a stand. I feel this card shows long overdue legal decisions to let one make their own choices on using marijuana or not as in alcohol.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com