Okay so I am 18 and Iv'e been smoking pretty often since I was 14 but I never smoked daily until I was 16 and I still do. My parents have caught me a few times before but not many for how much I smoke. The first time I was caught I was 16 and they grounded. By the 3rd time they found weed I was 17 and I got in no trouble but they weren't happy with me. Just within the last few months my mom found out that I smoked pretty often (she still thinks its only a few times a week). She didn't like it but didn't freak out about it. We have talked about weed multiple times and I have told her that I smoke and enjoy doing so. Just yesterday she smelled weed in my basement and thought I was smoking down there. It was only weed sitting in a bag that stunk up my basement, I wasn't smoking down there (I only smoke outside). Anyway she told me that she was surprised I had it in the basement and that I need to get rid of it. That next morning (today) she saw my bong down there and wasn't happy and told me to take the stuff out. I think she is somewhat scared of pot because she never smoked and only hears what the main stream media has said about it since the 80's. I was hoping to find some good facts about pot and how it isn't anything like the news talks about it being. I was hoping you guys would be able to point me in the direction of some good research papers or studies done on pot. Also If anyone had some advice on how I should deal with this situation it would really be appreciated.