Hey Young Stoners, At what age should I give my teenager the talk about drugs. Not the talk that I'm supposed to give: You know the government sponsered one that goes like this" Drugs are bad, bad, bad, and you should just say no to drugs and alcohol." Rather the one that tells the whole truth about marijuana. My kid asked me last night why is weed illegal. The only reason that she could come up with herself was that it "kills brain cells." (yes, I know better) I've done enough research personally to mount a very educated answer, but it sounds like I'm giving permission to do it when I hear it comming out of my mouth. She is a HS junior at a heavily drug tested Cathloic school and at the very LEAST she MUST abstain for that reason ALONE. (No I'm not going to home school her, she's too advanced beyond me) I want to wait till college, but I fear that it'll be too late. How should I put the conversation that must make these two points: 1)MJ is relatively begnin when compared to other drugs ESPECIALLY alcohol. 2) You cannot smoke it. Period. YET! What do you think? Remember, her smoking weed now is NOT an option. NO WAY. She's got eight miles of hair and they test regularly.