(Even if you don't read the whole thing, read the last paragraph).

I see a lot of posts on here about how frustrating it is to live with parents who won't let them smoke, but I've never experienced that. And I know I'm super lucky. Let me tell you how chill my parents are.

When I turned 21 (already moved out and on my own), my dad gave me his bowl, hitter, and hitterbox from when he was in high school. Then he pulled out a little bit of weed he'd been keeping in his freezer. I was kinda like "Uh... is that even smokeable?" He said he didn't know, but we tried it anyway. It ended up giving us both huge headaches and no high, but I still appreciated the moment my dad tried to have with me. Don't worry, I pull out a big 'ol j and shared it with him.

Then, not even a year later, my mom helped me move out to Colorado, and we met up with an old high school friend of hers who was also living out there. He was cooking us dinner then pulled out his hitter and was like, "mind if I smoke?" I said, "as long as you share." My mom just kinda looked at me for a second, surprised because that was the first time she found out I smoked, then looked at the guy and was like "Me too." So we all toked up and enjoyed a very delicious meal.

It's pretty nice having such chill parents. But then again, I didn't start smoking until I was 18 or 19, and was pretty much moved out on my own. I was mostly done growing up and they both smoked at my age. My brother, on the other hand, doesn't get it so easy since after he started smoking, he also started doing coke and some other shit, dropped out of high school, and still lives at home. They get on his case a lot. Neither of them have smoked with him because they don't want to encourage him. They want him to get his shit together and improve his life.

So remember, your parents aren't stopping you from smoking because they want to be assholes and ruin your life. They're doing it because they want to make sure you get the best possible life ever and think smoking is going to prevent that from happening. They're not assholes, they just love you.

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Mon, 10/03/2011 - 5:40pm


Sun, 10/02/2011 - 1:51pm
highdiesel Says:
Mon, 10/03/2011 - 3:08pm
Mon, 10/03/2011 - 5:24pm
Mon, 10/03/2011 - 5:36pm
Gizmodo Says:

i completely agree. i hate how my parents think smoking is as bad as worshiping satan, but i know that they only think that because the want me to believe that i shouldnt do it so that i dont get arrested and fuck up the rest of my life. they made me be a lot more cautious about smoking so i do thank them

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 8:19pm
AmberNoel Says:

well its not always like that... some parents out there are like "weed is a drug and drugs are BAD!!" the movie "reefer madness" is a very funny movie to watch if you havent seen it, but the funniest part is knowing that in 1936, when the movie was made, this was thought to be the way weed really made people... this was a movie made to scare people out of smoking pot, and a lot of people still think this way about weed to this day... well maybe not to the extent that this was made, but still youll get the idea...

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 9:41pm

Seriously, why don't they make "Meth Madness" and really show people a bad drug? haha

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 6:41pm
AmberNoel Says:

haha... cuz they already have "the faces of meth" and doing a movie in addition to showing before and after pictures would be too informative and i guess show people how to do the drug...

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 5:39pm
Mr.Music Says:

I only read the last paragraph.
Guess it was best after all because I knew this shit already.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 6:31pm
CandiKush Says:

My parents are the same way, i'v never had to hide my weed.
In fact...I am currently so fucked up the butt by this shit me and my mom just rolled and smoked:P

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 6:39pm
Mon, 10/03/2011 - 6:53pm
vJDubbsv Says:
Mon, 10/03/2011 - 8:22pm
ConOnDaCob Says:
Mon, 10/03/2011 - 6:54pm
MaximumD Says:

Upvoted cause nothing is more annoying than whiny bitch kids who complain all the time that "nobody understands their drug habit".

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 8:11pm
AmberNoel Says:

i am a mother, and i love my daughter very much... we happen to live in a weed friendly state and im sure by the time shes old enough to want to experiment with weed it will be legal, but even then, i dont have a problem with her trying whatever it is she feels like she needs to to see where it will lead her and what she likes in life... im not a fan of prepy ass cheerleaders, but if she comes up to me and says "momma, i wanna try out for cheer leading" im going to let her... im not going to sit back and let my child go wild... im not one of those parents who dont even raise their children (cuz believe me there are tons of those out there) but im not going to hold her back from mostly harmless choices she feels like she wants to make... im going to tell her from my personal experience the pro's and con's about stuff and let her make up her mind... remember when our parents didnt do this, they just forbid something?... it made us wanna do it more and we did, and we made our own mistakes and learned from them... i have tried just about everything out there, and if the worst thing my daughter wants to do in the future is try a joint... im lucky

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 8:44pm
MissHarley Says:

I also agree with this post. My parents never expected me NOT to try smoking weed, or drinking, but because they were so understanding, I didn't end up smoking, drinking, or having sex until I was 18, and even older for the sex part. My parents were very tolerant and liberal, encouraged me to try wine with dinner, which I did here and there but abstained from completely once I turned 16-18. I think the openness and being able to relate to your kids is what shapes them into being well-adjusted. I'm not perfect, but my parents' understanding pov allowed me to be a very open-minded, rational, logical individual. I really do appreciate that. My dad still isn't down with the idea of smoking weed. He comes from a generation (much older than my mom) that frowns upon that type of behavior. My mom, however, knows everything I do. I'm honest with her. I tell her when I get way stoned and have hilarious experiences. I've asked her to smoke with me, but she's afraid. Ah, well. Maybe someday :)

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 9:15pm
peenackle Says:
Mon, 10/03/2011 - 11:43pm

its the same for me. however i did things a little earlier :/ but my parents have always been incredibly understanding, especially my mom. i totally agree with you on the openess and being able to relate. i can go to my mom for EVERYTHING. i ask my mom to smoke with me all the time, she takes pain pills and has for as long as i can remember, it's a no for right now...for now!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 8:58pm
adhduveges Says:
Tue, 10/04/2011 - 12:39am

Good shit man. I've smoked with my dad like 5 to 10 times, and every time was awesome. I chill with him when I come back home from school. My mom on the other hand...well, you know.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 12:56am
Tue, 10/04/2011 - 4:50am
Nexox Says:

I feel the same way. Except my dad is the one who smokes with me. And my mom is real chill bout me smoking weed. And now that I'm thinking about it, I think it'd be tottaly awesome if they both smoked.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 10:57am
MaximumD Says:

Honestly I wouldn't be cool with my children (if I ever have them) smoking until they hit about 16, and it would be conditional on them keeping up their grades in school. It's been suggested by research that smoking weed at too young an age can stunt mental and emotional development, and some of the people I've met in my life tend to support this. It's not that I'm an asshole, it's that I want the best for my kids (if I ever have them) and I don't think they need to be getting high at 13 years old.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 4:04pm

Everyone in my family and my best friends family smokes.
Except her grandparents. Mine do though lol

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 11:18pm