“In the showdown between parents who smoke and parents who don’t – some analysts have made the case that using pot provides parents with different experiences that can ultimately help in the role of parenthood. Still, if parents are smoking, vaping, or chowing down on edible marijuana, it probably shouldn’t come as much of a surprise when their kids start to do it too. Research has shown smoking pot at a young age can negatively impact brain development and experts recommend parents who use marijuana should be conscious of modeling appropriate behaviors and having open conversations with their children about the impact of drugs.
According to our survey, nearly 3 in 4 parents would rather their children use marijuana recreationally than alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), over 15 million American adults have an alcohol use disorder (AUD), and an estimated 88,000 die annually from alcohol-related causes.”