How to tell your parents you smoke Cannabis.
The best offense is a good defense in this case. In telling them, you are basically starting an argument that you cannot win if you're uninformed. Therefore it is time you brush up on general Cannabis information, some good sites for related information include:
If you heed the information at your disposal you will appear to your parents to be smart enough to initially have researched Cannabis before use. However, do not use information from biased sites when informing your parents. The sites above, while some are Cannabis oriented, are honest and informative, the sites that say things such as: "Cannabis cures cancer!", "Cannabis has absolutely no side effects" or "Cannabis improves your life", however, are completely biased and are crackpot theories! There has not been enough serious research to know whether or not Cannabis has a proactive effect on humans etc.! Be informed!!!
Telling your parents!
Okay, to many, such a thing is daunting, unimaginable and stupid but by hiding your Cannabis use, you are simply perpetuating the myth that Cannabis use is something we should be ashamed of. Honesty is the best thing in such a situation and you will be relieved and happy after you have told them.
When your parents are most relaxed, ask them if you can talk to them for a minute, if they say no don't push it because that means they won't receive what you are saying as well. They could be irritated after work, they could be tired after a long day, either way leave it until they're ready to talk.
Now, when it is a good time, your approach should not be the "Militant Cannabis advocate". Something like this won't do anyone any good:
"Mom, Dad, I smoke weed all the fucking time and if you don't agree with me you're wrong! You're just a by-product of 1960's Government propaganda and you don't know anything! Read a fucking book because then you might understand pot a lot better, assholes!!!"
If you do this you deserve to get slapped hard, cut off and kicked out! A good approach however, is something a long the lines of:
"Mom, Dad, I just wanted to let you know that I smoke Cannabis. I'm telling you because it isn't something I'm ashamed of and I don't think I should feel the need to hide it from you as I have been doing."
This is a good start and where the conversation goes from here is based on your parents reaction. Keep calm and collected throughout the entire process though, because if it escalates to any kind of yelling on your part you're going to screw everything up. Regardless of how much they yell at you, all your responses will be calm, collected and informed!
Also, it should be mentioned that if you don't have a job, you don't go to school or you have terrible grades and you're still at home you should work on some of that first. It will be good seeing all A's and B's on your report card, showing your parents how it doesn't affect your education whatsoever.
(But on a personal note, if you aren't trying to get a job or have shitty grades or dropped out of school, you shouldn't even be smoking, asshole. Work harder and stop perpetuating another myth that Cannabis users are moochers, idiots and lazy as hell!)
Hopefully it is well received by your parents, offer them unbiased books on Cannabis and Cannabis use even if they said they were cool with it. Just don't think this is a green light to have all your friends over to smoke weed, that's an asshole move. If your parents don't take it well and threaten to cut you off and do other things to you if you don't stop smoking, chances are you're under 18 and shouldn't even be on this site! If you are under 18 you have no right to be smoking anything in your parents house or at your friends house, you shouldn't need to tell them as you shouldn't be doing it in the first place!
Cannabis use isn't something to be ashamed of and no one should be ashamed of anything they do, so take the leap and tell the people you're most afraid to tell.
I hope I've been of some help to you and if you have any questions or think there is something I should add don't hesitate to contact me and let me know. Good luck!
-Lonely Planet Boy