Talking to Your Children About Cannabis

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Pointers for a Smooth Cannabis Dialogue The Do’s when talking to your children about cannabis. Cannabis is only one of many substances to talk about Having the cannabis talk can be a natural pathway to talk about other substances that are harmful to a developing mind. Children’s Hospital Colorado published a guide to help parents talk to their children about cannabis. However, despite its waxing popularity and relative safety, cannabis still poses a biological threat to the developing brain. This conversation is best had between children and their parents, given that there is still little accurate, age-appropriate cannabis education happening in schools or anti-drug programs.

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The relationship between cannabis and society is evolving and with it comes incredible opportunities for medicine and an overall better quality of life. Children born in the last decade have the chance to be the first generation raised entirely in the post-cannabis prohibition era. This is an exciting time, where individuals will have the chance to be liberated from the decades of fear, shame, and clandestine activities that once were commonplace prior to legalization. However, despite its waxing popularity and relative safety, cannabis still poses a biological threat to the developing brain. An honest conversation about cannabis and solid safety practices could be the difference between accidental ingestion and a healthy respect for the plant. This conversation is best had between children and their parents, given that there is still little accurate, age-appropriate cannabis education happening in schools or anti-drug programs. Even if you have no personal opinion about cannabis, or...

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