“ When I was a kid…” doesn’t really work when talking with your kids about cannabis today. It’s a whole new ballgame. Cannabis — legal or otherwise — is a hot topic.
Parents who provide their kids with balanced information about the effects associated with cannabis (often called pot) can help them make informed decisions. It’s more important than ever for parents to address this issue early and often - to help prevent underage use and protect their kids’ health and development. It’s important to understand that expressing curiosity does not always result in experimentation. It’s natural for youth to feel curious and have questions about cannabis use.
We want to help families navigate together through the new cannabis landscape – one that includes the legalization and regulation of cannabis for non-medical or recreational use. We also hope to spark a discussion on cannabis products that will become legal in fall 2019; including edibles such as cannabis-infused foods or beverages and concentrates such as hashish or hash oil, waxes or shatter.
You’ll learn how to set the stage to have an open dialogue with your pre-teen or teen. Your kids are likely asking you some tough questions and challenging you on the topic of cannabis. We’ve worked with top experts in health and parenting to help you talk with your teen.
Believe it or not, you are one of the most powerful influences in your child’s life. More than friends. More than TV. More than celebrities.