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How to help my dad accept my marijuana use?

Discussion in 'Apprentice Marijuana Consumption' started by novaboot, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. So, I've been smoking for about a year now, and I was recently caught by my father. He over reacted (in my opinion) and told me how it was going to ruin my life, make me a terrible person, etc. I think this is due to the fact that he hadn't used marijuana, and he doesn't understand how much it helps me. I was hospitalized for extreme bipolar depression and anxiety a while ago, and after I got out of the hospital, I discovered weed, and since then I haven't had one panic attack and minimal mood swings. He doesn't understand that this is why I smoke, and when I try to explain to him he won't listen. How should I get him to understand that marijuana is a part of me now, and it has changed my life in a very positive way?

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  2. if it's hard for him to do a conversation face to face, consider writing him a note. it'll give you an opportunity to sit down and think of all the points you want to be sure to get across to him and you can type it up, edit it, and really ensure you're getting the message across to him that you want him to understand. my mother recently confronted me asking if I smoked and I felt that lying is pointless because similar to you, I've found benefits from using it that have helped me rather than harmed me or jeopardized my life thus far. some people, regardless of connection to you or age will refuse to listen. unfortunately f that's how your father is choosing to act, there is little you can do to change it.

    so essentially from my point of view i would write a letter and leave it in a place you know he'd find it. give him time and a few days and if he doesn't say anything, at that point say "I'd like to talk about the letter I wrote you and see where you're coming from in this situation" and make it as open as possible. good luck!!
  3. Thanks man, this seems like a pretty good idea. I'm definitely gonna try it out.

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  4. does your dad drink or smoke cigarettes?
  5. How old are you? I understand where you're coming from, I see it all the time. People who don't accept marijuana usually just don't understand it, and they don't understand the actual benefits of it. It sounds to me like your dad is just looking out for you... He loves you and doesn't want to see you go down the wrong path. If I were you I would first try and give it some time. Maybe have a talk with him, and explain to him how smoking weed really isn't a bad or harmful thing, and that it really does help you. I'm sure if you could help him to understand what it does for you and that marijuana actually is really beneficial, then maybe he will learn to accept it. I mean it sounds to me like he cares about you and loves you, so in the end he should accept you no matter what you do.
  6. I think he is looking out for you aswell. The illegal aspects of weed can hinder a lot of future development in your life if you get caught by the law and get a criminal record. I think writing him a nice note outlining why you use it and how it helps you feel comfortable. Tell him that you wont use it or bring it into his house if he doesn't allow you to consume it in a safe environment, ie; your room. Outline the good aspects of marijuana that will hopefully convince him. Obtain a copy of grannystormcrow's list and find some articles that relate to you or your condition and how marijuana when used medically helps you live a happy life.

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