i've recently entered uncharted waters with my parents. my healthy and trustworthy relationship i thought would allow me to talk to my dad about weed. so i had the 'talk' last summer. a little over a week ago shit hit the fan. they came down on me like the germans in poland. now i must tell you i smoke a lot of weed. i also am a junior at tech who make the deans list every semester. my parents sat down with me and told me weed was destroying my life. their argument: my dad was a stoner in high school (haha high school) and he told me weed almost destroyed his life. they applied that logic to me saying how it "made me edgy, made me inpatient, made me difficult to be around and was killing myself and my family."

this was a severe blow to me as i am a loving kid who intends no harm to anyone at any time. i explained all the positive sides of weed like, it relaxes me after a long day of work, relives stress, fixes hangovers, makes unenjoyable events enjoyable, allows me to think deeper about things, sparks my imagination, helps me relate to others, and how i just enjoyed getting and being high.

i thought my dad would understand.

he told me how all he wanted to do in high school was get high and how he couldn't wait for the next sesh. now i must agree with this first as i cannot wait to get high next, but weed has NEVER taken over my life in a negative way. in fact, i actually use at as motivation to prove to all the weed pessimists that it does nothing but great things for the mind and body. i wanted to show the world that we can live in peace and harmony if everyone just accepted who we are as individuals, stoners or not.

so here i am, about to head back to school tomorrow. only thing is that the uneducated population of this world and the closed minded have influenced my parents in such a way that it has driven them to almost pull me out of school just because i love to toke up when appropriate. i thought my dad would understand and i thought my parents would listen to my logical and 'un-edgy' arguments. he didn't.

i love my father as he has given me everything and taught me to be the man i am today. i trust him beyond reason and will follow high to the edge of the universe.

it is now that i understand why he believes what he does about weed. the timing was wrong for him. if he grew up in today's society, with sound guidance and the truth he would be on my side. but he is not. he grew up in a time when the grass was 'not so green.' he grew up when right wing politicians slandered weed to the grave.


now i know where you are coming from dad, and i only hope that one day, when your mind has escaped it's governmental fog, you will sit down with your son, your legacy here on earth, and smoke a fatty with me.

i know this is longer that it should be and i apologize for that. but my lesson is this.

one day, when you have kids of your own, do not deprive them of knowledge that you have gained, lessons you have learned and experiences you have had. be honest. be truthful. and most importantly, live in peace in harmony with those around you whether they are family or friends, strangers or aquiantances, and maybe... just maybe, the world will finally live in peace.

so as i will be unfairly be subjected to random drug tests to decide whether or not my parent will pay for my education, I ASK ALL OF YOU... to smoke in peace and harmony and pass on the wisdom you have gained to future generations so this will not happen to a single human being ever again.

danny... out


Wed, 01/13/2010 - 12:44am
uhm...what Says:

i couldn't even read it all. waaaayyy to long bro

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 1:14am
goodvibz Says:

no worries brother... i get that way when i'm high too

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 1:16am
dc89 Says:

Well said. Next time I toke up will be in your honor. And for those people who cant read it all, dont. As simple as that.

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 1:29am
emdawgg420 Says:

Dude my mom grew up in the 60's/70's so you'd think she'd be a stoner, right?? WRONG! Soon as she found out I smoked weed she's been up my ass till I was 17 or so. I've talked to her about it since then and she doesn't mind me (or my 2 older brothers) tokin as long as its not in the house or in front of my little brother and she's said how she thinks it should be legalized and stuff... yet whenever something happens or we get in an argument or something she'll say how me and my brothers are "drug addicts" and how we're gonna ruin our lives.. shits ridiculous. I hate when people use the term "do weed". Like I'm "doing weed" right now.. its something you SMOKE.

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 4:16am
erikaaa206 Says:

make your dad watch the movie "the union" its on google video. literally will shut up anyone whos against weed. people that are against it only know the sterotypes, and false facts from the media so fucking stupid. tobacco is the number one killer in america, and weed kills hmm a whopping ZERO PEOPLE A YEAR.

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 5:14am
jordinio0 Says:

Gooood movie.

- "There's no business like grow business" -

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 5:34pm

good shit man. your parents sound like mine.

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 7:47pm
RBlazin Says:

heyyyy mannnnn shit happens. buy yourself a drug test and look up ways to pass and find out whichever works and use it. i recommend visine. good luck

Thu, 01/14/2010 - 11:05am
Namaste Says:

I hope I misunderstood this. You didn't just recommend Visine to pass a drug test.. did you?

Mon, 11/21/2011 - 11:43pm

**visine so he doesn't get caught by his family again. haha I was thinking the same way too <3

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 11:12pm
Thu, 01/14/2010 - 12:20am

Dude i completely am connecting with you my parents are totally like this they fucking hate that i smoke and have tried to sit me down and talk about quiting, but everytime i use the same arguments as you that it helps me rela, chill, and i dont abuse it like use it before work or school or times of importance. And evenn talk about how its really not that bad for you, but no, they just get pissed like urs no matter what, its some bs, but my theory is fuck it dont give in one day when your successful and a smoker, the satisfiication of showing them will be all worth it.

Thu, 01/14/2010 - 12:20am

i would deffinitely smoke with my kids but not until they turned 16. itd be the same if they were having sex before then too. no weed or sex til 16.

Thu, 01/14/2010 - 4:04am
jordinio0 Says:

Wait, you're gonna have sex with your kids once they're sixteen?...That's cool I guess...

- "There's no business like grow business" -

Thu, 01/14/2010 - 2:20am
zack924 Says:

Eloquently put. My children will know that weed is not the problem the person who smokes irresponsibly is the problem. Fight the good fight man.

Thu, 01/14/2010 - 3:59am
jehree Says:
Thu, 01/14/2010 - 10:48am

wow that sucks; way to persuaude me not to have the talk with my parents. im a 4.0 student and get fives on my AP tests (that wont make much sense to some people) and i smoke! though i dont smoke on school nights if i have homework cause i just get really unmotivated. its pretty legit, but i always figured that i could use that like hey i may smoke a lot of weed but im still doing excellent so leave me alone! now im thinking that may not be such a good defense if i ever was found out.

Thu, 01/14/2010 - 4:16pm
dc89 Says:

It all depends on how your parents are. For instance, are they cool with you smoking cigarettes or drinking booze?if so you might be ok. Before I was 21 my mom knew I drank but she was ok as long as she knew where I was and I didnt get in trouble. She hates the fact that I smoke but she knows that its my decision and as long as I dont do it in the house shes fine.

Thu, 01/14/2010 - 7:38pm

smoking cigarettes they know about but are like not happy about it? i asked my mom once and she said she would be more mad about me smoking weed than drinking? which does not make sense to me but she says its because when you buy alcohol you know what your getting and you know its legit but when you buy weed you dont know if its legit??

Fri, 01/15/2010 - 2:09am
dc89 Says:

Shes living in the past when sometimes you could get bud that was laced with other shit without you knowing. As long as you have the right dealer these days its a non issue.

Thu, 01/14/2010 - 1:20pm
Shink420 Says:

damn man, you mustve been high when you wrote this :)

Thu, 01/14/2010 - 1:58pm

dude, my parents were like that until i got outta high school, now me and my girl toke up with my dad, its the shit

Thu, 01/14/2010 - 4:44pm

Sorry man I'm way to high to read that but I up voted you anyways

Thu, 01/14/2010 - 8:32pm
ganjaworld Says:

that was absolutely amazing. i could have never said it better myself.
for a while when my mom first found out i was smoking weed she was very against it to and matter of fact she would drug test me every month and every month i would fail for marijuana.
i would be grounded time after time for about a year but there was no way she could stop it.
eventually she got addicted to some pain killers she got from the doctor and when she didn't have that she would turn to heroin but she ended up getting clean for me but now she understands how weed is such a better supplement to help me with my pain, moods, and thoughts then what half of any doctor could give you.
Now after going through her own problems and seeing what the world is really like she understands.
sometimes you really have to experience a part of something before you can judge it.
Now i am not suggesting any of your parents go out their and try it but then can turn the other cheek unless it is truly ruining any part of your life.

Fri, 01/15/2010 - 5:03pm
dc89 Says:

Weed is also a good way to get off of hard drugs like heroin. You and your mom should toke up!

Thu, 01/14/2010 - 8:34pm
moodyfloyd Says:
Thu, 01/14/2010 - 10:08pm

I've considered talking to my parents about it too. I really want too. I'm only a junior in high school and do well in school. I am proactive in my studies and my sports. I am helpful around the house with chores, and do a lot of things without even being asked. I feel as if I am a good son, but unfortunately I told myself I wouldn't tell them I smoke until I graduate from high school (unless I get caught first). I'm sick of sneaking around and having to be paranoid if my eyes look red, or if I smell like smoke. It just sucks to have to wait so long.

Anyways, I hope the best for you. If you wish to continually smoke, I would recommend that you purchase a drug test yourself and test out different forms of detox to see what works for you. Best of luck to you, I hope your parents will loosen their views on this wonderful plant.

Thu, 01/14/2010 - 10:15pm
injin Says:

not only has weed gotten better from the time period of parents, but thc, the primary cannabinol found in marijuana wasn't even discovered until the mid 60s. not to say we know everything about the chemicals in cannabis now, but compared to when our parents were toking we know substantially more. think about it, we know have the technology and knowledge to eduacate ourselves and determine if smoking fits our lifestyle. our parents didn't have that; they just smoked it without any knowledge of what they were consuming which indefinitely leads to abuse of the substance and consequent fear of it in the future. we're lucky to be smoking in the day and age of today where the buds better and we know what we're doing :)

Fri, 01/22/2010 - 1:29pm
zofro Says:

story of my life dude. my parents have been drug testing me for 5 months and im not allowed to get my license if im not clean. but i eventually just said fuck it! they cant control my life.

Wed, 02/03/2010 - 1:09pm

my mom caught me when I was 17 with an eighth and threatened to send me to rehab. She was serious.

Wed, 03/24/2010 - 4:38pm
pennylane Says:

That was really well put.
I can't relate as my parents and I have never had a problem with my smoking habits, (4 out of their 6 children toke). But I wish you the best though.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 8:49pm

Hey bro if your parents are the ones doing the drug tests, and they dont watch you while you piss. Head shops and websites carry synthetic urine which you just pour it in the test. And it comes up registered as clean pee! =] Hope this helps man. It should has saved quite a few people I know.

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 9:37pm
fuckjames Says: