It was once believed that parents who smoked marijuana were unfit to raise their children. But now that the herb has been legalized all over the country for medicinal and recreational purposes, the narrative is changing.
Many advocates argue that pot consumption in front of children is no different than kicking back a few cocktails, while others continue to apply the age-old stereotype to this debate. Somewhere in the middle of the issue is a progressive group of moms and dads who believe marijuana actually makes them better parents. But does it?
Although the majority of Americans is nowhere near ready to embrace the concept of parents using marijuana in front of their kids, it stands to reason that this is happening more frequently these days, now that cannabis is treated like alcohol in a growing number of states.