For many parents, using cannabis may be the last taboo. Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is becoming increasingly popular with adults all around the world — but for parents who use it, there is often a stigma attached to their decision.
Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries and recent studies have shown that it can provide relief from pain, anxiety and insomnia. Cannabis can also be used recreationally to enhance social activities or simply enjoy its effects in a relaxed setting.
However, the use of cannabis by parents remains largely undiscussed and even highly discouraged in some circles. Despite changing public opinion on cannabis and its potential health benefits, many are still reluctant to openly discuss their own experience with the substance.
This may be due to the fact that many parents worry about setting a poor example for their children or opening themselves up for criticism from other members in their community. Cannabis is still illegal federally and is heavily regulated on a state-by-state basis, creating even more confusion around its use.
Ultimately, parents who choose to use cannabis should feel comfortable discussing it openly and honestly with their family and friends — regardless of how they feel about it. Cannabis does not have to remain the last taboo if parents are open and honest about their decision to use it. With continued education and awareness, hopefully, cannabis will soon become just another option among many healthy options available to families today.