What should I tell my mom?

Discussion in 'General' started by zach568, Nov 11, 2014.

  1.      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.

    hide your shit better..
    smoke outside and don't keep bongs in your house..
    it's pretty simple dude lol..
  3. Sorry I should have been more specific. I understand the obvious of being better at hiding it. But I was more so asking for advice about talking to my mom in hopes she would be more accepting of it. Like maybe things others have said to there parents that had made a difference. I know I can keep on hiding it but I hate going around my parents back and smoking weed. I would feel a lot better with myself if they weren't so against me doing it. I understand that some people will always oppose it and they always will no matter what they hear. But I figure its worth a try.
  4. You can try and talk to her...But you will fail to convince her and the conversation will quickly spiral down and out of your favor.
    I've been goin' around my parents back for years, matter of fact I'm certain they know I smoke...But I'll never admit it.  Doin' Johnnie Cochran proud. :cool:
  5. It sounds to me like she's open to learning more about it. From some of the outlandish parental responses that I've read here over the years, your mom had a relatively chill reaction.

    Get your act together, get your story together, and maintain a rational conversation at all times.

    All the fuel you need can be found here, compiled by the absolutely legendary Granny. Have a gander:

  6. Netflix has good documentaries on pot.

    she probably just fears for cops coming in and busting you. Then shed be in trouble. Hide paraphernalia at friends house if that's a possibility.

    mason jar is a good way to cover the smell.
  7. Hit her?

  8. ^the only solution that makes sense
  9. #9 Messiah Decoy, Nov 11, 2014
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  10. I'm a weed smoking parent. When my kids were your age, I actually told them they were too young especially for daily use. I was Afraid it might really mess with schooling. So I said 18 was ok- which was the age I started (60's) but that I wouldn't smoke with the till they were 21

    As far as your mom. She needs someone her age to let her know the truth and to chill her out. She may learn understand weed, but will never let you keep your shit at home if it's not legal in your state and would totally freak if she knew how much you smoked. Even now, I keep it to once or twice a week. I like to know the difference between straight and high.
  11. You can start with these from my List!
    When Your Kid Smokes Pot       (news – 2008)
    Teen Pot Smoking Won't Lead to Other Drugs as Adults        (news - 2010)
    Twin study fails to prove 'gateway' hypothesis       (letter - 2003)
    No 'Smoking' Gun: Research Indicates Teen Marijuana Use Does Not Predict Drug, Alcohol Abuse    (news - 2006)    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/12/061204123422.htm
    Study of 4000 indicates marijuana discourages use of hard drugs.      (news – 2008)
    Merck Manual - Marijuana (Cannabis)           (excerpt - 2008)
    Deaths from Marijuana v. 17 FDA-Approved Drugs (Jan. 1, 1997 to June 30, 2005)      (report - 2009)         http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=145
    Popular intoxicants: what lessons can be learned from the last 40 years of alcohol and cannabis regulation?       (abst – 2011)       http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21926420
    Tobacco-Related Health Costs: $800; Booze-Related Health Costs: $165; Pot-Related Health Costs: $20 – Any Questions?               (news – 2009)   
    [SIZE=10pt]Pot-smoking students better at school than 'marginalized' tobacco-smoking peers(news – 2014)     http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/pot-smoking-students-better-at-school-than-marginalized-tobacco-smoking-peers-1.1745098#ixzz2x6Iq4iMr[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10pt]Surveys yet to link medical marijuana and teen drug abuse               (news - 2014) http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/surveys-yet-to-show-link-between-medical-marijuana-and-teen-drug-abuse/2172563[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10pt]Harvard: Marijuana Doesn't Cause Schizophrenia            (news – 2013) http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/12/10/harvard-marijuana-doesnt-cause-schizophrenia/63148.html[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10pt]Send me an email! (my addy is at the bottom of my sig)[/SIZE]. I'll send you back a a few PDFs with a huge amount of links to studies and articles!
  12. I'm all for doing this but I also see from your moms prospective it's just kind of disrespectful to leave a bong sitting out our a bag of weed out. Like if she had company over or whatever it could be embarrassing for her.

    Anyway she sounds pretty cool about it so by all means talk about it but still I wouldn't leave a bong out at either my parents houses just out of respect. Obviously if she starts leaving a bong lying around then it's all good.
  13. If your mother is like mine then argue that she should want you to smoke in the house where it's safe instead of outside where all the pigs and hard drugs are...but then again my mom was the one that brought that up so yours might not go for that
  14. I think your mom already knows everything about weed that you do and probably more.  To her you're still a child she cooks and cleans for.  Respect her preferences until you get your own castle.
  15. Thanks for everyone's opinions and all the websites storm. I don't ever keep my bong or weed out but I had set my bong next to the box I hide it in to do something and forgot to put it away and walked away. But anyway I appreciate all the comments and advice, thanks it helped a lot.

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